by Elonah B. July 05, 2018

Shaving vs. Waxing Your Legs: Experts Weigh In

Truth be told, there's nothing more scary than having a total stranger rip off strands of your hair… and in the most private, personal areas. Luckily, if you're still attempting to schedule a salon visit, we’ve got you covered on some helpful infos. Anxious about whether you should just shave or wax your legs? Here are some expert tips for you:

1. Effectiveness of the method.

While both options are just mere temporary hair removal methods, waxing outweighs shaving due to its longer-lasting effects and silky smooth finish. One negative to shaving is that although it can temporarily remove hair, regrowth is as quick as 2 or 3 days max. Some women shave regularly as part of their morning routine due to how quick hair regrows right after shaving. Waxing, on the other hand, lasts from three to six weeks.

2. Shaving costs less, but waxing lasts longer.

When you're trying to do away with expensive stuff, you'll definitely choose to just shave your legs. All you'll have to invest in are shaving creams, gels and some disposable razors which can cost more or less than $15. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend for, so if you're looking at longer-lasting effects, then you'll probably choose to wax. Tight on your budget? You can miss waxing your legs and opt to wax your armpits, bikini area or facial hairs instead.

3. The speed of the method used.

Got invited to an impromptu beach trip? Shaving your legs can be the best bet. It can take you a minute or two to just fully shave your legs, and you're good to go for the day! The next day? You're going to want to shave your legs again if you're staying at the beach for a day or two. As with waxing, although you may need a little more time to wax your legs, the results are undeniably more amazing given how long they stay smooth for. If you’ve got your own wax kit at home, it’s even better than scheduling a spa appointment due to time constraints.

4. Side effects of both are minimal.

Tremendous pain is often associated with waxing.. but not anymore! With new generational wax beans and kits that are formulated for less-ouch and better hair removal results, many already prefer the waxing method. Of course, shaving can be a convenient option. But if you're looking for a more effective hair removal method, waxing wins this time around.

Elonah B.
Elonah B.

Elonah is a creative type from the Philippines, writing all sorts of stuff from fashion tips, beauty how-to's to lifestyle bits. If not writing, she loves to take photos, style people and drink coffee on the side.

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