Shaving is probably the most popular hair removal process there is. It’s fast, easy, and mostly affordable. But in exchange for the convenience that shaving brings are the ugly after effects and results. Shaving requires the use of a razor blade and/or an electric shaver (if you have one) to do the actual hair removal. In addition, you will also need some good shaving cream to moisturize and lubricate the area before gliding the shaver unto your skin. Sounds efficient? Well, not really.
The process of shaving only removes the hair that is even to the skin. This means that it does not actually remove hair down to its follicle, but rather cuts the hair to make it look like it’s been cleaned. Additionally, hair grows faster after shaving as compared to other hair removal processes such as waxing and plucking because of the follicle. Shaving has also been proven efficient when you do it on areas which you can actually reach and see. Other than that, it would end up uneven and rough on the surface. It’s tedious, expensive, and leaves a stubbly surface. It also creates coarser hair leaving the skin more susceptible to unsightly and sometimes painful ingrown hair.
Another thing that makes shaving a no-no for hair removal is the safety of its use. It involves the use of proper shaving techniques, angles, and great hand control.
When you’re not careful when shaving, you can get cuts and abrasions, and for some, skin irritation. Cuts are common in people who are using new razor blades – the sharper it is, the more careful you have to be. It is also the same case when you use blunt razor blades in shaving. When the blade is not sharp enough to remove hair, the tendency is that you have to repeat the process over and over again until you get satisfying results. It can cause scratches and abrasions and could lead to razor bumps and burns, especially when you don’t use cream and gels or when the area is not well lubricated.
Hair removal has become an essential part of one’s grooming routine with the growing trend of achieving a cleaner and better physical appearance. From beach bums who want to flaunt their sexy bikinis to regular people who just want to look their best. Today, the hair removal process is not just about shaving anymore, with the popularity of safer, more efficient hair removal processes such as sugar waxing, now made available in the market.
So, when it comes to getting unwanted hair removed, I’d suggest you go for the sugar waxing method. Although it requires more time to be done, the quality of the service is not compromised. It’s safer, more efficient, and definitely eco-friendly!