Waxing is a tried and true method for hair removal. While people can and do wax themselves at home sometimes, most go see a professional for waxing. Still, there are some untrue myths floating around about the process and its effects. Check them out (and learn the truth) below.
Myth: Waxing causes wrinkles.
This one almost seems to make sense at first. Waxing does require the practitioner to pull on your skin, which seems like it may eventually cause your skin to loosen and develop wrinkles. However, the problem with this myth is that the effects of the momentary pulling on your skin are highly exaggerated. The pulling part of the waxing session only takes a second — or maybe even less — each time you get waxed. This is not enough pulling to have any noticeable effects on how fast your wrinkles form.
Myth: Waxing only works on long, grown-out hair.
Some people never get their hair waxed because they assume they'll need to grow it out for weeks or months beforehand. However, this is not necessary. Really short hair can't be waxed very effectively, but you only need a few days' worth of growth prior to a wax. If you shave, wait a week and then get waxed, and that is more than enough. You don't have to be shaggy or unsightly first.
Myth: Waxing causes the hair to grow back thicker.
It simply doesn't. For the record, shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker, either. What people may notice is that when the new hair is really short and is just starting to grow, you perceive it as being thicker. In this stage, the hairs are short, and they tend to bristle if you run your hands over them. If you were to let the hair grow out a little more, though, you would realize that it's the same thickness as the hair you waxed away.
Myth: Waxing lasts for months.
Waxing is a much longer-lasting hair removal solution than shaving. However, the effects do not last for months. The typical person gets about one to two months of smoothness after a waxing session. When you start to be bothered by the hair again, you can schedule another appointment.
Hopefully, this article has shed some light on the finer aspects of waxing. If you see a professional practitioner, you should have a relatively comfortable experience and emerge with a lot less hair. For more information, contact a local company, like Allure Lash and Beauty.