WAXING vs SHAVING: myths and truth.
: shaving will make your hair grow thicker and stronger.
When shaving, the blade cuts a sharp edge, this is often at the hairs thickest point of the shaft, not only does this create a 'thick feeling' it also appears darker. In terms of hair growth, your body, facial and scalp hair is continuously growing, shaving only trims the hair and in no way prohibits or stimulates its growth. One should note though, when waxing your arms or legs continuously, the actual direction of the follicle changes from the pulling in the opposite direction to the natural grain of the hair. This can result in a fluffier, than normal regrowth – however – not darker or thicker because of it.
: shaving is a great way to exfoliate.
Exfoliation and hair removal are two different things and should be kept separate for best results. Razor is scratching skin, but not removing dead cells.
: waxing my facial hair will stretch the skin, causing wrinkles.
We can understand this concern however; a technician will hold your skin as taught as possible when removing the wax strip so there is very little amount of skin movement. However, using a hard film wax with no-strip method will avoid this. We in Italwax believe that using strip wax on face is too traumatic and during our education seminar always recommend to use hot film wax ONLY on face, for example 🌸 Pink Pearl Synthetic hypoallergenic hard film wax🌸 .
: waxing is always painful.
The honest truth is that pulling hair out from the root is going to be painful whether you are waxing, plucking, epilating, sugaring or threading. There are several ways to reduce the pain during waxing procedure:
- Try to avoid 3 days prior to menstruation, we are known to be more sensitive
- Be regular, repeat waxing every 3-4 weeks, depending on your hair growth - Use only hard film wax in sensitive areas of bikini, armpits and face.