- Hair must be very long before it can be waxed
True to some extent. People also depilate the smallest eyebrow hairs, so it doesn’t have to be very long. This would essentially make people with less hair growth unsuitable for waxing, which is not true. Although the hair must be slightly longer than the stubble to allow the wax to stick, it does not need to be “long”.
- Waxing removes ingrown hair
Ingrown hairs are those that grow under the skin and occur regardless of the hair removal method that you are using. The key to releasing these trapped hairs is to exfoliate regularly and preferably before a waxing or shaving session. Laser Hair Reduction is another great way to remove ingrown hair.
- Waxing damages the skin
No it is not true! While waxing on the face can cause wrinkles, waxing on the body does not cause long-term damage. The skin on the face is more sensitive and the use of wax on the face can make it lose over time and wrinkle. Body waxing, on the other hand, can only cause mild side effects such as redness and bumps that usually subside in a few hours. In effect, it exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells. If you’re still worried about waxing, you can try a safer and relatively less painful method called sugaring!
- Waxing removes the tan
Tanning is caused when, during sun exposure, excess melanin is secreted and deposited on the outermost layer. When waxing, the tan lightens to a certain extent.
Now we know what waxing does or doesn’t do and that’s why we love it:
Removes the tan to some extent
Hair removal lasts up to 2-3 weeks
Hair is softer
Most of the time someone else does it for you
Now that you have all the busted myths and established facts, choose the one that suits you best. Go ahead and make your choice to get smooth, silky and fuzz-free skin!