Waxing vs Shaving

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My friend went to this gorgeous nail salon (Nail Files salon @Rada Makati) that offers waxing as well. She decided to get her arms waxed and its her first time to have an arm hair removal and my first to witness how its done. So I documented every step:

Step 1 Answering this questionnaire will know if you are a candidate for waxing

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Step 2 Pre-Base lotion should be put before the waxing session starts

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Step3 Testing the temperature of the hot wax on your skin.

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Step 4 If the hot temperature is bearable then lets start

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Step 5 Using a disposable waxing paper cloth to remove the wax

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Step 6 Putting a cleanser to remove post-wax residue from skin

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The result? ……

Before and After

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SO which is better? WAXING or SHAVING

I noticed that hot wax didn’t leave any red marks on her sensitive skin. Having a fair skin redness is easily can be seen. This is my first time to witness arm waxing and I can say that it is a success:-)

That’s one of the biggest questions as far as unwanted hair removal is concerned. Unwanted hair growth is a constant point of worry and concern for many and there is always a debate of what is the right way to get rid of it. Here is a list of pros and cons of waxing and shaving, two of the most common methods adopted by women for hair removal:

Waxing vs Shaving

Waxing

Shaving

Pros
  • It removes hair from the root which results in hair-free skin for weeks
  • It leaves the skin feeling soft even if you touch it against the hair growth side
  • It is more long lasting than shaving
  • It will eventually reduce hair growth
  • It is a pain-free and quick way to get rid of unwanted hair
  • You can do it yourself at home or anywhere, without any assistance
  • It is cheap as razors are not expensive
  • Shaving comes in handy during a beauty emergency when you don’t have time to go to a salon
Cons
  • It is a painful procedure and waxing time and again may make the skin loose
  • If you have sensitive skin, waxing can cause redness and boils
  • If the hair is too fine, then waxing does not help. It works best on full grown hair
  • It is quite hard for you to DIY waxing and so go to a salon

 

  • It can irritate the skin and leave it feeling dry and itchy
  • It is a very temporary solution and depending on one’s hair growth, you will have to shave very frequently
  • It can result in a lot of undergrowth, where the hair grows inside the skin and leaves a black mark on the outside
  • Shaving may result in thicker and darker-looking hair growth
  • You can feel the hard hair growth if you touch against the hair growth side
Things to keep in mind
  • Make sure the salon uses disposable waxing strips
  • The wax should be hot but not too hot that it burns your skin

 

  • Moisturize the skin after shaving
  • Do not go out in extreme heat immediately as it may further irritate the skin
  • If using a disposable razor, do not use it more than once or twice
  • Use only your own razor

Author: Barbie Lee

Taking the confusion out of makeup and how to apply makeup for everyday life. I will try and answer the common issues – How to wear makeup, Makeup tutorial, make up help, beauty, how to put makeup, and others.

Taking the confusion out of makeup and how to apply makeup for everyday life. I will try and answer the common issues - How to wear makeup, Makeup tutorial, make up help, beauty, how to put makeup, and others.

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