March 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm #162176
Hi gals (and boys, but this is a question about women’s hair growth rate, sorry)
I was wondering how many times a month do you wax? I started waxing last year hoping that I was going to be able to wear more skirts and dresses, but that has not been the case at all. I wax on day 1 and by day 6 I have several long hairs that make it impossible to show your legs because they are visible (they seem even more visible because they are so far apart). Still, you can touch it and it’s fine.
However, by day 9 or 10 my legs are covered in little spots and growing hairs that can’t be touched because it feels like a cactus. This is specially worst on the bottom on my legs (near the ankles). And I can’t wax again because those hairs are not really poking enough to be removed and there are many more black spots than don’t even surface the skin.
So I basically pay to have smooth legs for 5 days and then 25 days of hiding them and making my boyfriend not touch them. Do you have any tricks to avoid this situation? Or is that the norm and I just have to live with that reality? Thanks for your help!April 8, 2012 at 2:25 am #163901
I understand what you are talking about. The thing with waxing is that it totally depends on how much hair growth you have and what kind of growth it is. It works really well for medium hair growth that is not too thick. When I first started waxing (15 years ago) I used to go once a month. But my growth was extremely thick and I had lots of hair.
Also, it is true that when the hair starts growing out, it grows slowly and takes a long time to come back to “full” growth. It’s not ideal to wax hair that has not fully grown back because then it tends to break hair and also some very small hairs will not get removed at all. So all in all, this is a tricky choice of hair removal. W/ regards to the cactus effect, those are small hairs that grow slowly and have a tough time coming out of the skin. It makes the skin very poky and itchy. Also, you will get ingrown hairs as well where the skin covers the hair follicle and the hair grows under the skin.
So try a couple of things:
1. Keep your skin exfoliated – this will help dead skin removal and will allow the ingrown hairs to come out.
2. After waxing – use an astringent or some kind of dettol or savlon. This will prevent infection of hair follicles, ingrown hair and blackheads in hair follicles.
3. When you see the hair start to grown back, spend 10 mins a day just tweezing the obvious ones.
This is not the perfect solution – you basically can delay covering yourself up for a week more. The thing
with waxing is that over a few years, it will decrease your entire hair growth and you will have to wax much less often. I have been doing it for 15 years and now there are large patches where hair just does not come back at all. My growth has decreased almost 40 percent and for my mom who has been doing it even longer it has decreased 90 %. She waxes once in 6-7 months!
Waxing is not ideal for people who want smooth legs all the time. You can also try a combination of waxing and shaving. Waxing is a long term investment, it will show the best results after a few years by decreased the number of hair entirely. I hope this advice helps!April 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm #167949
chemical depilatory?July 14, 2012 at 12:55 am #181153
ive been sugaring (which is a lot like waxing) since i was 12 and used to have the same problem but the thing about waxing/sugaring is that its an investment! after years of waxing you would only need to wax every 6 months and only have 15 min sessions i sugar/wax about every month and the best thing to do is after you wax is to exfoliate your legs, but your hair grows at a certain rate and frankly there’s not a lot you can do about that, just keep waxing as needed and it will be worth it ;D
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