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Your hair is said to be your crowning glory. Long, short, curly, straight, buzz cut, the hair on your head makes a statement about you. The same cannot be said about the hair on your body, and so the routine ceremony of hair-removal is performed.
Waxing and threading are the most common forms of hair removal, and both are popular with men and women. They are very convenient, cost-effective, longer-lasting and quick methods of removing unwanted and unsightly body hair. As hair is removed directly from the roots, you needn’t worry about hair growth for at least 3-6 weeks.
Waxing can be used for removing hair from virtually any part of the body. It is most commonly used for removing hair on the arms, legs, underarms and bikini line. Other parts of body where waxing is frequently used for hair-removal are face, including upper lips, lower lips, eyebrows and chin, and the chest and back. The only areas where waxing should not be used are eyelashes and inside the nose and ears. Threading, because it is a longer process, it is often used on smaller areas such as eyebrows and other facial hair. Also unlike waxing, it can be used inside the nose and ears.
Waxing and threading removes hair from the root, so it takes a longer time for hair to grow again- anywhere from 3-6 weeks, depending on the individual speed of hair growth. This means your hair free, smooth skin lasts much longer. You can go for that holiday on the beach and bask in the glory of your enviably smooth and glowing skin without having to worry about body hair showing up in the meantime.
In contrast to other methods of hair removal like hair-removing creams and shaving, they do not cause cuts, pigmentation, or bad smelling skin. No harsh chemicals are present, so the skin is saved from their damaging effect.
The hair that grows after waxing or threading is of a finer and softer variety, not rough and harsh as after shaving. And the really good thing is - waxing does not cause ugly stubble as seen in just a day after shaving.
Waxing leaves the skin soft, smooth and rejuvenated because it also removes a layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin, and thus, indirectly serves the function of exfoliating the skin as well.
After repeated sessions of waxing or threading, you will notice a much sparser hair growth, and hair growth may even stop eventually. In contrast, shaving stimulates hair growth, because it removes hair at the surface only, not at the root.
Some people due to certain medication or skin conditions cannot have waxing or other forms of hair removal. For them threading is a great alternative. It is an excellent form of hair removal without any harm to the skin.
Do not expose yourself to direct sunlight in the 24 hours before waxing and especially within the 48 hours after it. Avoid wearing tight clothing. Also, avoid hot baths, use of fragrant creams and lotions, and especially body scrubs for the next 24 hours. Some people may get redness, bumps or skin irritation after waxing, but it usually subsides within a few hours. If you are using Vitamin A creams or tablets like Differin, Retin A or Isoretinoin, it is strongly recommended that you do not wax, because these medications make the skin more prone to tearing when you peel off the wax. Do not wax on irritated, broken, chapped skin or on moles.
To drive the point home, if you want to enjoy the sensation, attention and admiration that a silky smooth, hairless and glowing skin inevitably attracts, waxing or threading would be the way to achieve it- easily, instantly and for longer.
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