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What is the shaving effect?

Waxing Updated October 26, 2020

What is the shaving effect, and how does it affect my waxing results?

Inconsistent Waxing
If you are new to waxing and have previously shaved, epilated or used hair removal creams – it will take up to 4–6 regular waxes for your hair growth cycle to be in sync. This is because hairs all over your body are going through cycles of growth, resting and shedding. This can be from shaving, hair removal methods, or from snapped hairs from dry skin and clothing friction.
With inconsistent waxing, hairs in the growing phase are long enough to wax. However, hair in the dormant phase will remain close to or under the surface for up to 6 months. This is why you will notice some hairs ‘growing’ after a few days that feel like stubble.
It is important to remember the shaving effect after your first waxing appointments. If you experience prickliness, this doesn’t mean that your Beauty Therapist did a poor job! Consistency is key – having a regular waxing routine will remove all hair in the growing phase, giving you longer lasting results.
The Shaving Effect with Inconsistent Waxing
Consistent Waxing
With a regular waxing routine hairs will be removed during the growing phase, giving smooth results for longer. What more could you want!
You will maintain great results from consistent waxes, and hair will grow back finer and sparser. This is because the wax removes the hair from the root, causing the hair follicle to weaken each time. These finer hairs mean there is no itchiness or prickliness as your hair is regrowing. Waxing gently exfoliates your skin, and while it will never take the place of regular exfoliation, it can help to brighten the surface of your skin and enhance smoothness.
The Shaving Effect with Consistent Waxing

Booking regular appointments after your wax ill help keep you in a routine, and regulate your hair growth cycle! Book online now.

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