Azure Eternity, the benefit of waxing is that, over time, the hairs begin to grow back less quickly, the hairs are finer, and come out more easily. Shaving seems to stimulate hair growth, and the hairs themselves become sturdier. Waxing also lasts rather longer than shaving. I only need to have my legs done every 2 months and each time is easier than the last.
Caveats: It’s expensive, no doubt about that. But I find the expense ($32 for full leg and I never do bikini wax) a more than fair exchange from the cost of razors, the pain of razor scrapes, the annoyance of extra time spent shaving every few days, and the dreaded itchy stubble.
Yep, it hurts but it hurts less every time. The first few times I had my armpits done… Oy! Have your waxing done in the evening, to allow for overnight healing.
For those with more sensitive skin, a rash of red bumps (where the hairs were ripped out) can appear on your skin. This happens to me and so I try to schedule waxing appointments 2-3 days in advance of any “important” activities. Again, I have mine done in the evening, so the “rash” goes away overnight.
The permanancy of hair loss takes time and you have to be consistant with your appointments. If you have not been shaving for long, then you probably won’t have too much trouble. I’d been shaving for years before I tried waxing and I wish I’d started waxing much sooner.
Finally, according to the woman who does my waxing, women should avoid having any waxing or electrolysis done from about 3 days before the end of their menstrual cycle to about the 2nd day of bleeding. Looser skins cells lead to entire bits of skin coming off, not just hair, and your skin is apparently more sensitive then. shrug