The debate over whether waxing or shaving is a better method of hair removal has been going on for, well, as for as long as shaving and waxing have been around! Most people are either die-hard shavers or die-hard waxers, but is one really better than the other? In today’s blog, waxing and shaving are going head-to-head once and for all to determine which method of hair removal is truly better.

If you found this page because you already believe that waxing is one of the best forms of hair removal and are looking for a waxing place in Colleyville, stop by Fiore Waxing, your source for natural waxing and hair removal services in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Otherwise, if you need some convincing, keep reading to learn more about these two hair removal methods!

Hair Removal Effectiveness

Shaving and waxing are both effective means of hair removal. Waxing is incredibly ideal for long-lasting, no maintenance hair removal because you can spend 15 minutes at the waxing salon and experience zero hair and zero stubble for three to six weeks. On the other hand, in order for waxing to be effective, you will need to grow your hair out to about a quarter of an inch so that the wax has something to grab on to. While you can remain maintenance-free for longer periods of time with waxing, you will not be able to remain consistently hair-free.

Winner: Waxing if you want long-lasting, deep hair removal. Shaving if you want to be consistently hair-free with zero downtime.


Cost

When it comes to cost, waxing will likely be a higher lifetime cost than shaving. Even though the results of a wax last up to four weeks and you will usually experience stubble the day after shaving, the monthly cost of shaving cream and a razor is often less than having your legs, underarms, bikini area, and any other place you would normally remove hair waxed. However, we do try to keep our prices down at Fiore Waxing, so at the end of the day, it’s not a huge difference!

Winner: Shaving


Convenience

If you live close by to our waxing salon in Colleyville, Texas, then waxing is by far the most convenient method of hair removal for men and women. Let’s get real; rather than having to hunch over in the shower to shave your legs, straining your neck to shave your armpits, or contorting your body into uncomfortable positions to shave your bikini region, you can let our waxing technicians do all the hard work for you!

Winner: Waxing


Pain Factor

This one is easy. Unless you are susceptible to razor burn or frequently nick yourself, shaving is by far the most pain-free method of hair removal. Waxing rips hair out by the root, which depending on your pain tolerance can be anywhere between a ‘5’ and an ‘11’ on a scale of 1-10. However, there are a few tips and tricks to make a waxing sesh less painful, including taking an over-the-counter pain reliever 30 minutes before your appointment. Of course, as they say, “No pain, no gain.” For many, a painful waxing session is worth weeks of not having to shave.

Winner: Shaving


Smoothness

Shaving only trims the hair at the surface, whereas waxing removes the entire hair follicle. With shaving, you may be baby-soft for an evening, but the stubble will be back by the next morning. However, with waxing, you are likely to not see any hair regrowth for three to six weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. And while improper waxing aftercare can lead to ingrown hairs, especially in the pubic region, anything is better than red razor bumps on your bikini line. We also use all-natural wax at Fiore Waxing, reducing the chance of irritation and bumps!

Winner: Waxing


Time Commitment

Have you ever decided you were going to shave in the shower, finished one leg and thought, “I don’t want to do this anymore!” We’ve all been there. Shaving is a major time commitment. One survey estimated that the average woman will spend 72 days (1,728 hours) of her life shaving. In comparison, let’s say you spend thirty minutes at your favorite waxing salons once a month from the time you are 20 to the time you are 65. That adds up to about 6 hours a year, and 270 hours in a lifetime — just a little over 11 days.

Winner: Waxing


The Overall Winner: Waxing!

We might be a little biased, but we love the convenience of waxing and not having to worry about your body hair for a couple of weeks — and we think you will too. Sure, it might be a bigger investment, but those looking for soft, silky legs and underarms know that it is worth the few extra bucks every month. Whether you’re a regular waxer or just need some maintenance before your summer vacation, our natural waxing salon in Colleyville is the perfect place to go!