There are two questions that most people consider in their battle with undesirable hair growth on their bodies: should they wax or shave.
There is no end to the arguments in sight, both sides having their own reasons and their own very strongly voiced opinions in favor of one or the other. Both ways of removing hair are completely common but they get the job done differently. Plus, the results of these procedures can be distinguished from each other.
Waxing removes hair from the areas on the body by the root. Warm wax is spread across the skin with unwanted hair on it and after the wax hardens (with the hair attached to it) the strip is pulled from the skin in a quick motion. When you wax you remove not only the outer appearance of the hair but also the root attached to it. Removing the hair follicle fully will result in a very smooth look, which will stay smooth for much longer than the results of shaving would.
To shave, on the other hand, is a procedure that only influences the surface of the skin and doesn’t reach as deep as the hair root. The hair is cut with the means of the razor. Modern razors will give you the appearance of a smoother skin despite the fact that the hair is just under the skin cover. Therefore, shaving is a procedure that should be done more repeatedly than waxing, but it doesn’t involve any pain, which cannot be said about waxing. Though, due to many advantages of waxing over shaving the pain people receive is often endured as a payment!
Shaving the pubic area requires an extremely sensitive shaving gel with a protective layer to help guard your skin against irritation. Although we sell a specially constructed ladies shaver, most women are likely to use whatever they have at their immediate disposal to get the job done. But if that is the case, we strongly advise the use of Coochy Cream.
Cooch "Rash Free Shave Creme is specially formulated to protect skin and provide a smooth moisturizing shave to any part of the body. Designed for all skin types including sensitive skin. Appropriate for use on legs, underarms, pubic area, face and body." We have sold Coochy Creme for so many years, that I can't remember a time when it wasn't a popular product in the store and online.
One of the many reasons why people choose to wax instead of to shave is that one battles ingrown hair while the other can cause it. Ingrown hair is hair that keeps on growing under the surface of the skin, due to the fact that the blunted end of the hair is not always able to penetrate the surface of the skin and, as a result, continues growing underneath. This can create infections and is very difficult to combat and get rid of. The hair must penetrate the surface of the skin for it to be removed completely and this process is not always very pleasant.
Due to the fact that waxing removes the hair entirely, ingrown hairs happen much less often in people who choose this way of removing hair. Since the hair has to grow completely anew the shape of it is not affected by any manmade objects, so it penetrates the skin naturally. Having repeatedly waxed your hair, you also ensure that your hair grows weaker and softer, as the new root grows weaker with each new instance of waxing.
When people shave they can hurt themselves by creating cuts. But even when you are extra careful you cannot guarantee the safety of your skin. Shaved skin can acquire rushes and unpleasant itching and stinging sensations due to the fact that when shaving you do not only remove hair but also the very top layer of skin cells.
Having any cuts in the pubic region is dangerous. Cuts allow bateria and viruses to more easily enter the blood stream. It is one of the main reasons that you should not shave before having sexual relations.
Skin irritations are common when shaving, however you hardly ever come across them when waxing.
What process of removing hair to choose is generally your personal preference based on your own priorities and experiences. When waxing it is recommended to enlist the help of a professional rather than doing it yourself.
Almost like the chicken and the egg. Which do you choose: To wax or to shave?