Historically, women have been eliminating body hair for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the modern world today woman have been using a myriad of techniques to remove unwanted body hair. One of the most popular of these techniques is body waxing.
This waxing process was started in ancient Greece when the women used a resin or wax like material in this way to remove unwanted hair from their pubic areas. This is evidenced by looking at ancient Greek statues of women with no body hair.
The art of waxing body hair is a semi-permeate way to remove hair from the body. A wax is placed on the hair and bonds to each hair strand. When the wax is removed, it brings the unwanted hair with it. This can be done either by cloth strips or a thick hot wax that hardens and is itself removed with the bonded hair.
Waxing can be done on any area of the body where there is hair. The hair on legs, underarms and bikini areas are very popular areas to remove with wax, as are the delicate areas around the eyes or mouth.
There are several benefits of using waxing as a tool to remove hair. First of all, it lasts longer than other techniques. While shaving removes hair for only a few days, waxing can last several weeks, up to eight weeks in some cases. Waxing also leaves the area completely smooth because it removes the root with the full hair follicle. This causes the hair to grow back lighter, softer and with less volume after each waxing. Another benefit to waxing is the fact that large areas of hair can be removed at a time.
Delicate areas such as eyebrows and around the mouth are also better served by waxing than other hair removal techniques. Waxing is an accurate and safe way to remove hair from these areas and also causes the hair to grow back thin and light. Specifically, waxing around the eyes can be used as a tool to give a new look to the face with a clean and fresh appearance.
First of all shaving takes time, every day. Most women need to shave every day or every other day to keep areas like their legs or bikini areas smooth. Even after shaving, visible stubble may remain, as the roots cannot be removed with shaving. Another drawback of shaving is that the hair grows back thicker and coarser with rough stubble. The opposite is true with waxing, which grows back lighter and thinner after each waxing treatment.
A more obvious reason that waxing is usually preferred over shaving is the skin irritations shaving can cause. Unsightly razor burns, bumps, ingrown hairs, and abrasions are all some of the side effects of using a razor to remove hair. Not only are razor burns and cuts are a nuisance but they also expose your body to possible infections.
Although there are home treatments for waxing the best choice for any waxing is to use a professional esthetician. From a safety standpoint, it is important to use a professional for hair removal from the sensitive bikini areas. Self-inflicted grooming injuries to the pubic areas has increased in the last 8 years according to a study by the University of California, San Francisco. In 2010 alone there was a reported 2,500 cases of DIY grooming injuries to the pubic area reported in ER. Out of these injuries 83% were inflicted by razors. (JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News 2013)
Your bikini area is a sensitive area that is best left to professionals. A professional knows the best techniques to offer you a safe and effective waxing treatment. They work with all types of skin and have different types of waxes and products for different levels of skin sensitivity.
Shaving or any other ways of DIY hair removal also is limited to the areas you can see and reach. When removing hair from the bikini area there are many areas that get missed with shaving that do not with waxing. A professional not only can offer you full coverage waxing, they also know the best products and newest forms of depilation. For example, if you do not want full removal in your bikini area, they can work with you to attain a style that you desire.
Waxing is not only the safe choice, but it is the smooth choice for the best hairless appearance. For a new fresh appearance call Attitude Salon to schedule your body waxing today: (540) 946-6888