How Shaving Affects Your Wax Results
The Hair Growth Cycle
After you shave, hairs cut in the growing phase will grow out long enough to be waxed,
hairs cut in the resting phases will stay short, close to the skin. These hairs naturally shed out of the skin
New to waxing or waxing after shaving
After your first wax, hairs in the growing phase are pulled out. Hairs in the resting phase will remain in the skin and will begin to shed after a few days.
This is called The Shaving Effect.
Regular Waxes Every 4-6 Weeks
It can take up to 4-6 regular waxes for there to be no resting hairs left in the skin, with regular waxing hairs in the growing phase will be pulled out before ever reaching the resting phases of the hair cycle, resulting in smoother skin for longer periods of time.