Waxing vs. Shaving: What’s the Difference?

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Women and men alike are crazy about their hair. Whether it be body hair, facial hair, or hair that grows on the top of our heads, it is apart of our daily maintenance routine. For women, you probably try and remain hairless when it comes to the body, and men, you probably put your best efforts into maintaining your facial hair. Or, you may even try and get rid of body hair too. Whatever your hair goals are from the scalp down, Beaute Therapies is here to help. We offer waxing services that are bound to make you love the hairless skin you’re in. Whether you enjoy shaving parts of your body and wax others or swear by waxing alone, our technicians are here to help you achieve your hair goals. Maybe you aren’t quite sure what option is best for you. In that case, let us help.


The Foundation of Waxing vs. Shaving

The main difference between the two and what they do all comes down to the way the hair is removed. Shaving removes the hair from the skin without pulling at the skin. It’s a very surface-level hair removal technique, which is what makes it more temporary. Waxing is a more aggressive hair removal method that involves yanking the hair out of the root. This deeper pull makes the hair grow back much slower.



One of the main differences between waxing and shaving is the time factor. Shaving usually needs to be done every other day, with some people even feeling the need to shave every day. Waxing, on the other hand, can last for weeks. After each week’s post-waxing appointment, you will notice more and more hair growing back; however, the hair won’t be long enough or noticeable enough to get it waxed right away. Waxing is a better choice for those who do not want to deal with the task of shaving all the time. If you don’t mind shaving frequently, then shaving is a good option. Some people will even shave regularly but opt to get waxing done for vacations and other long trips.



Another difference worth considering is the pain factor. Shaving is relatively painless unless you accidentally cut yourself or suffer from razor burn, but even still, the razor burn is more irritating than painful. Waxing, on the other hand, involves a little bit of pain as the wax and cloths are pulling the hair from the root. Some areas may be less painful, while others may be more painful depending on the sensitivity of what body part you are waxing. If you can deal with a little bit of pain for the sake of being hairless for weeks, then waxing is an excellent idea for you. However, if you can’t deal with a little bit of pain, then shaving or a mixture of shaving and waxing may be better.



The cost of shaving is usually a one-time fee every few months for a new razor, razor blades, and shaving cream. Some people may also decide to invest in products that combat razor bumps. This isn’t too expensive, but most people try and buy decent razors to avoid skin irritation. Waxing is a little bit more complicated. If you are planning on doing a full body wax, then it will be more expensive than shaving. But if you are only getting certain areas done, then waxing is relatively cheap. Small areas like the face or the underarms are especially common areas that are easy and affordable to get done!


Get In Touch With Us Today!

Waxing or shaving, and choosing what to wax or shave can be shard choice. Deciding which is better for you may take some serious thinking; however, you don’t need to pick one over the other. Here at Beaute Therapies in West Palm Beach, Florida, our technicians can wax 1 area of the body or the entire body. The choice is yours. Whether a complete wax is for you or a mix of shaving and waxing suits your needs, we are more than happy to help you on your hair removal journey. To learn more about waxing and our other services, give us a call today at (561) 653-3399.