Monday, August 10, 2009

Waxing or Shaving

I probably have put way too much thought into this imaginary debate in my head. I wax my legs, bikini, eyebrows, and lips (and once long ago underarms too). I am a fan of the waxing for many reasons, but I find that I have been questioning whether I should switch back to using the razor on my legs. I made the switch for my underarms over a year ago and now, the question is: should I switch from waxing to shaving my legs?

So let me have this mental debate on my blog:

Right off the bat, waxing is hassle free. It cuts back on your beautification process in the morning. The less I have to do in the morning, the better. And then, you don't have to wax again for another 4-6 weeks. And although the hair does grow back it doesn't feel stubbly or prickly at all. It grows back softer and has a long lasting, silky smooth feeling. Gotta love that! You also avoid the razor burns, cuts and nicks. Oh and another thing, hair growth diminishes over long time wax use.

So why should I change? Good question:

I think the most sucky thing about waxing is having long hair during the most inopportune times. For example, you are at about 3-4 weeks since your last wax. Your hair is growing in, enough so that you avoid wearing shorts and skirts, but not enough to schedule the next appointment. So while in that "in between" phase, your friends ask you to go to the beach, or even worse you go out with your friends wearing jeans, meet a hot guy at a bar, and well you can fill in the blanks on that one. The other annoying thing is finding the time for the wax appointments that are congruent with your wax lady. It's like scheduling your pap smear, you need to do it a month in advance or all the slots get filled.

And on a side note, I'm not sure which side "cost" should land on. I never did a cost comparison analysis, but it seems waxing would be more costly. Anyone that shaves want to weigh in on their cost?

So while the negative surely don't outweigh all the benefits to waxing, it does make me wonder why I don't just shave sometimes!


Kristina said...

HAHA, I've been having this mental debate in my head too. Just the opposite though. I've waxed for a big vacation coming up, but not regularly. Since its summertime, I've been debating whether or not to just wax FT or not.
I cant find the time for a manicure or pedicure so I dont know where I'd find the time for waxing, so I just havent done it. I apologize to Dave for hairy legs...he says he doesnt care about that stuff! Wait...what?? (i think to myself.) So, I'm stuck still with this debate too!

denise said...

hum...let's see. I've waxed all the way up until I joined the army. I preferred waxing it was simple in and out. Granted I never paid (my mom does skin care). Once I joined I had to learn to shave. I hate shaving!!! The hair comes back soo coarse! I feel like a chia pet some days. I never experienced ingrown hairs until I started shaving. I blame you Mr. Razor!! Okay no seriously. Have you thought about laser hair removal? Right now that is the question running around in my head now.

sol said...

I would love to do laser hair removal...
have any money laying around you'd like to spare? :)


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