Waxing or waxing is a popular method of hair removal that offers longer-lasting results compared to shaving. This method involves applying warm or cold wax to the skin to remove unwanted hair. The wax sticks to both the hair and a little to the skin. Once applied, the wax is quickly peeled away from the skin along with the hairs attached to it, removing the hair at the root. The process is described in more detail below:


Before the Waxing the skin should be clean and dry. It is recommended to exfoliate the skin beforehand to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs. The hairs should be a minimum length of about 1/4 inch (about 6 mm) for the wax to capture them effectively.


  • Warm wax : This wax is heated until it becomes liquid and then applied to the skin in a thin layer in the direction of hair growth. A strip of cloth or paper is placed over the wax and pressed firmly to ensure that the wax adheres to the hair and the strip.
  • Cold Wax : Cold wax strips come with wax already applied and simply need to be warmed between your hands to soften the wax before use. The strips are then placed on the skin and pressed firmly.


After applying the wax or wax strip, it is removed with a quick movement directed against the direction of hair growth. This process removes the hair including the roots from the follicles.


After waxing, the skin may be red and irritated. Cooling lotions or gels, especially those with Aloe vera, can help soothe the skin. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight, hot baths or sauna visits for a few days after waxing to avoid increasing skin irritation.


  • Long-lasting results : Because the hair is removed at the root, it typically takes three to six weeks for the hair to grow back.
  • Finer and Softer Regrowth : Unlike shaving, where hair grows back with a blunt tip, after waxing, the new hairs grow back with a fine tip, making them appear softer.
  • Exfoliation : Waxing not only removes hair but also dead skin cells, resulting in smoother skin.


  • Pain : Many people find waxing painful, especially in sensitive areas.
  • Skin irritation : Redness, small pimples or ingrown hairs may occur.
  • Cost and time : Professional waxing can be expensive and requires regular visits to the salon, although there are also DIY at-home kits available.

Waxing is an effective hair removal method for almost all areas of the body, including legs, arms, bikini line, face and back. It's important to stick to proper technique and exercise caution if you have sensitive skin.

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