If there’s one word we can think of that can potentially strike fear into the hearts of men, it’s “waxing”. While we can understand why, we believe that knowledge is power and we here at TRU Salon + Spa would like to shed some light on this service and help you understand why it is the ultimate hair removal method.
. With waxing, the hair is pulled out directly from the root. Because of this, your skin will remain smooth until the new hair shaft reaches the skin surface. This process usually takes three to four weeks, which is also the average time that goes by between waxing appointments. When you shave, on the other hand, the razor is only cutting the hair shaft on the skin's surface. This leaves behind a blunt edge that quickly regrows in the form of stubble.
. Waxing will strip off the outermost layer of skin, which means that your skin’s surface will also feel smoother. While it does act as a gentle exfoliator, we recommend that you exfoliate a couple of days before your appointment to prepare the skin for the treatment. (Never exfoliate on the same day as your appointment since this could make your skin too sensitive.) A couple of days after appointment, you can exfoliate again, as this is one of the best ways to keep ingrown hairs away.
. Shaving can lead to chronic skin inflammation from the friction of the razor against the skin. This can also cause skin discoloration because skin reacts to inflammation by becoming thicker, and the pigment-making cells in the skin become more active. This common disadvantage of shaving can be greatly relieved with waxing since the skin will be less exposed to repeated friction.
. It is important to use the correct waxing technique to avoid ingrown hairs. The pull has to be quick and the skin has to be held tightly while performing the procedure. We recommend you see a professional for this, as they have extensive tools, knowledge, and experience at their disposal to help you avoid unnecessary discomfort and ingrown hairs.
Ready to make smooth, hair-free skin a part of your self care routine? Make an appointment today at TRU Salon + Spa. Our professional technicians will help you maintain smooth skin all year round. Give us a call at one of our two locations: