There are many options available in the market to remove unwanted hair from the body. Such as waxing, with a razor, shaving cream or hair removal cream. The question that always arises in the minds of some people is, does shaving and waxing increase hair growth or make them harder and rougher than before? So let’s know whether it is myths about waxing or fact.

Sugar waxing is the most effective way to get rid of unwanted hair. Image : Shutterstock

Dr Rinki Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Dermato-Surgeon, The Aesthetic Clinic shared a video on her Insta page. In which she is talking about the myths related to shaving and waxing.

Does shaving and waxing increase hair growth? (Myths about waxing)

According to Dr Kapoor, shaving and waxing do not increase hair growth. This is just a myth. Hair growth is actually a genetic matter. By shaving and waxing, the hair cannot grow thick and fast. Nor does shaving cause hair follicles to grow. Basically, the hair follicles are deep inside the skin and shaving does not affect them in any way. Shaving can speed up hair growth. Therefore, the use of waxing is considered a better option.

Waxing is a better option for long term

1. Makes skin soft

Waxing can help maintain skin suppleness, especially cold waxing. Cold wax has the properties of soothing as well as retaining the moisture of the skin. In such a situation, it would not be wrong to say that waxing can help in keeping the skin soft.

paseena apke kuchh body parts ko dark kar deta hai
Some parts of the body look darker than other parts due to sweating. Image : Shutterstock

2. Keeps skin glowing

Along with getting rid of unwanted hair, the benefits of wax can also be seen for glowing skin. Basically, dead skin can be easily removed through waxing. Apart from this, it is also helpful in reducing skin tan. This process can help in maintaining the glow of the skin.

3. Slow down hair growth

Although there are many options available in the market like razors, shaving cream and hair removal cream to remove unwanted hair, but not all of them can be considered as beneficial as waxing. All these options may remove the unwanted hair, but there the hair starts coming out again at the same speed.

At the same time, this is not the case with waxing at all. Its specialty is that it can remove hair from the root as well as reduce its growth. It is believed that hair starts to fall only after about 2 to 8 weeks of waxing.

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Bikini wax can be beneficial for you. Image Shutterstock.

4. Eliminate short hairs from the root

In the process of waxing, the hair is removed from the root. Especially when using hot waxing. Hot waxing can remove even the smallest of hairs from the root, as compared to cold waxing.

If your hair is growing more rapidly, or is very hard or there is any problem after waxing and shaving, then be sure to consult a dermatologist at once.

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