Waxing: advantages and disadvantages
Bridget Jones once said that the job of being a woman is worse than being a farmer. We do believe that this statement could be related to waxing procedure. People realize that beauty is pain but still try to avoid the second part. When it comes to waxing, a little pain is inevitable. Still, you can pick the most painless method. So let us see what type of waxing is the best one for you.
What are the benefits of waxing method?
First of all, waxing allows us to remove hair from various areas of the body, both small and large. It does not discriminate any skin type and works good both for fine and coarse hair. Furthermore, the wax itself does not cause any side effects. If you want to remove hair for an extended period – waxing will be perfect for you. It removes hair from its roots allowing you to enjoy smooth skin for a couple of weeks or even a little bit longer. It can be easily done in a Salon or even at home.
What are the disadvantages of waxing?
The first thing to mention is a pain. Its intensity varies from person to person but still you can not escape it. Some people can notice red rushes after the procedure. Though these rushes do not look good, they will disappear after a short period. There is also a risk of ingrown hair. You can remove hair that is longer than one centimeter, and you will have to repeat this painful procedure in about six weeks.
Types of waxing procedures
Different types of waxing techniques available today give you a chance to choose the method that will work for you best. There are two main types of waxing: cold and hot. The speaking names of these methods explain the difference between them: temperature of the wax.
Cold waxing means that the semi-solid form of wax was applied to the strip that has to be pressed on the skin in the direction of hair growth. The pulling out has to be carried out in the opposite direction.
Hot waxing means that you have to apply melted wax directly on the skin. A strip has to be pressed over it. Over a few minutes, the temperature of the wax will reduce which means it will harden with the skin. Pulling on the strip and pulling it out is the same to cold waxing method. The strip is to be pulled in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
Advantages and disadvantages of each type
Types of waxing techniques available today give you a chance to choose the method that will work for you best.
The benefits of cold waxing are the following:
- It is a much cleaner method than hot waxing is.
- It is less painful than hot waxing.
- The waxing strips are of different shapes and sizes. That is why you can use them on various parts of your body.
- It is quite easy to perform.
The disadvantages of cold waxing are the following:
- To get the best result the procedure has to be repeated several times.
- It can cause a skin irritation.
- The possibility of future ingrown hair follicles is the problem too.
The benefits of hot waxing are the following:
- This method is more efficient than cold waxing is.
- It gives a result right after the first application.
- You don’t have to repeat the procedure to remove all hair.
Disadvantages of the hot waxing are the following:
- It is quite painful.
- It is a messy process.
- It is hard to use in the small skin areas such as lips and eyebrows.
Side effects of waxing
Both cold and hot waxing can lead to some side effects. Knowing about them will help you to understand if waxing suits you.
First of all, waxing can cause some allergy symptoms. You can see some red spots on your skin after the waxing procedure. Sometimes your skin can change its color and look red and sore. The waxing can darken your pores and skin as well. Sometimes it can even cause an infection.
If you want to minimize risks of waxing, try to avoid DIY methods. Go and see a profession who can carry out waxing better than you will do it at home. Remember that Salons use aseptic instruments and hire the best professionals.