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Waxing vs. Shaving: Which One Should You Choose?

Now that summer time has officially started, it’s also that time of the year to hit the beach! But are you sure you look stunning in that bikini? How about those unwanted hair? Let me walk you through the unending war of whether to shave or to wax your bikini area.


Waxing basically means removing the hair from its roots, and though it may hurt a bit, it decreases the rate by which the hair grows back. If you do consider waxing your bikini line, here are some of the pros and cons.

Advantages of Waxing

Attempting to wax your bikini line on your own is a bit difficult, especially when trying to make your legs look even, so planning an appointment with your local waxing clinic is the best way to go. Also, having a “hair-free” bikini line from waxing can last for at least a month, given that the hair was pulled completely down to its roots. There is likely the appearance of any “shadow” because you are dealing with the roots itself and not the hair alone.

Disadvantages of Waxing

Because our bikini line can cover up a large area, it would take a professional an hour if he or she does it and more than hour if you try to do it yourself. Buying a kit can cost you around $75-$100, and it is not something all of us can afford. Likewise, if you plan on doing it yourself, you would need a lot of materials like heaters to prevent it from cooling down easily, applicators to apply the wax with, strips to pull the hair out, etc.


Shaving on the other hand means removing the hairs that are visible. It is an easier alternative to waxing, and it is also more preferred by most people.

Advantages of Shaving

It is perfect for people with a tight budget because you only need three things: water, your razor, and your shaving cream. Finding the right razor and shaving cream will only cost you a little more than a dollar. Most shaving creams in the market are suited even for sensitive skin, that’s why it is a safe method even for beginners.  Just make sure to cut off any excess hairs first to avoid wearing out your blade.

Disadvantage of Shaving

The only disadvantage about shaving your bikini area is that it only lasts you a day before the “shadows” start appearing.

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