What is the Shaving Effect?
If you are new to waxing, or are coming in for a wax after regular shaving, it may take a few appointments for your hair growth cycle to be in sync. This is because the hairs all over our body are constantly going through cycles of growth, rest and shedding.
After you’ve shaved, the hairs in the growing phase will grow out long enough to be waxed, however the hairs which were in the resting stage when you shaved will stay the same, close to the surface of the skin. The wax will only remove those growing hairs, and the resting hairs will begin to shed naturally. This can make it seem like your wax didn’t last long, but consistency is key! Getting regular waxes will ensure all your hairs are in the growing phase when they are removed, giving you longer lasting results!
The benefits of regular waxing
Not only will you maintain your great results from having regular waxes, your hair will grow back progressively 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 also mean there is no itchiness or prickliness as your hair is regrowing. Waxing also 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.