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The Bikini Diary - Waxing vs. Shaving

Updated: Oct 12, 2018

If you’ve been wondering about waxing your lady garden, you’ve come to the right place. The following information is specific to waxing the bikini area on women, and not the boxer region on men. However, don’t be discouraged guys! The Elegant I offers an array of other services available to mens esthetic needs. Please contact me directly for more information.

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Here you will find the top 5 reasons why The Elegant I chooses waxing over shaving.

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When you wax any area of your body, you’re not only going to be removing your unwanted hair, you’re also going to be removing all the built up dead skin cells that like to just chill on the surface of the skin. By removing the dead skin, you’re aiding in providing yourself the gift of smooth, glowing skin. 


We’ve all taken a razor to our body parts at some point and within days, the dreaded stubble arrives. (Hashtag UGH!). However, with waxing, we are removing the hair from the root, thus causing it to take 2-3 weeks to truly begin to grow back (results vary person to person). With waxing, because we are pulling the hair from the root, this also thins the hair out making it softer and finer. If we are lucky, we can detach the hairs from the blood supply (the hairs food source), which I will discuss the benefits to that down below.


Raise your hand if you like razor bumps and ingrown hairs…….. (cue crickets chirping).

A lot of people, myself included, have been prone to irritation and ingrown hairs when a razor or depilatory creams have been used to target hair removal. However, when you wax, these issues rarely occur when they are done by a licensed professional. I have dedicated 8+ years of my almost 10 year career as an esthetician to waxing. I’VE SEEN AND TREATED IT ALL GIRLS. Trust me when I say, I will be your best friend in the waxing world. (And the real world too, see bio for why)


Razors are down right dirty. They tend to harbor so  much bacteria from water, steam, germs, dead skin, and not ever being able to rinse them out 100%. Razors are never 100% evenly sharpened and can often leave microscopic lacerations on the skin, causing little windows for bacteria to creep in, make themselves comfy, and show up in the form of ingrowns and razor bumps. Alongside all that nasty stuff, the microscopic lacerations also cause premature aging to our skin. But don’t fret, this is why again, waxing is queen. The Elegant I uses a paraben free hard wax that works superbly on even short hair. It is perfect for maximum skin care, respecting sensitive skin and sensitive areas.


The key to flawless skin and hair loss with waxing is consistency. Staying on a 3-4 week schedule for maintaining your waxing will come with huge rewards. I mentioned above about detaching the hair from the blood supply. Below all of our hairs are tiny capillaries that feed our hairs to keep them growing and strong. Thats all fine and dandy for the hair on or head, but for our unwanted body hair, not so much. Again, waxing thins and softens the hair and the more you wax, the less hair you will have. YES thats right! WAXING DOESNT CAUSE MORE HAIR TO GROW. After enough waxes at 4 weeks apart, most people will see that they can then begin coming every 6 weeks, or longer, simply because the hair growth has slowed way down. You will even come to notice bald patches where we have waxed consistently, and that is the greatest discovery of all. 

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