Depilatory Cream VS Waxing: Who Wins?
We’ve talked about many hair removal methods before. From shaving, sugaring to waxing, they’re basically the same: they help eliminate unwanted hair growth. Some methods may be a little too time-consuming, expensive or even painful — yikes! — but this doesn’t mean they’re not effective. But if you’re someone who’s still looking for more effective ways on how to reduce the growth of your hair, then you’re in for a treat! In this post, we’ll be discussing the differences between using a wax versus using a depilatory cream.
When it comes to the effectiveness of the two hair removal methods, which one wins best than the other? Read on:
WHEN YOU USE A DEPILATORY CREAM…
The cream works by dissolving the hair. The use of depilatory cream is that you smear it in thick layers over your desired area, leave it for a couple of minutes and then wipe it off. The depilatory creams tend to remove the hair only at (or slightly below) skin level only. But if you’re looking to “strip away” coarser hair, the creams aren’t as effective. Sometimes, they give off an offensive odor, too, due to the chemicals it contains.
As for the pain factor, depilatory creams usually have a tiny bit of tingling sensation. However, these are considered painless. If you experience any sort of burning sensation, though, stop what you’re doing and wash the creams off. It’s either you’ve left the product too long on your skin, or you’re just simply too sensitive. Depilatory creams usually costs around $4 to $14, and hair regrowth can be seen within one to three days only.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO WAX…
In waxing, you choose to remove hair from the root, making it a little bit more of a painful option. This method works by applying the wax to the skin, sticking to the hair and then being stripped off by pulling the hairs out. This is a very quick and easy method of hair removal, and can be used to larger areas of your body such as the legs. But because the wax involves sticking to the hair, you will need an extra amount of time to grow out your hair in between waxes. That’s not a big deal, though, since hair growth takes longer than usual when you wax.
Between using a depilatory cream or a wax, make sure that you’re taking into consideration the type of hair shaft you have since it will play a big part in your hair removal method.