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Waxing: Overview

What Is Waxing?

Waxing is one of the oldest and popular methods to remove hair. Waxing can be used for any area of the body except the bikini area, etc. You can wax small or large areas with waxing. In waxing, a wax solution or sugar solution is used to remove hair from a large area. It is a painful method for some people, but it is a popular method as it removes hair from the hair shaft itself. Waxing can be performed with cold or hot wax. First the wax is spread on the skin from where hair is to be removed. After that, a strip of cloth is spread on the wax and as the wax dries, the cloth is pulled in the opposite direction of hair growth. The cloth pulls the hair from its shaft along with the wax. At the time of application of hot wax, you must be careful about the wax temperature. Many people feel pain when the cloth gets pulled along with the hair.

Waxing pulls the hair from its shaft and hair may take up to three weeks to regrow depending on your body tendency. As repetitive waxing may damage the hair follicle permanently, you may observe less hair growth after few sessions of waxing. With home kits available, waxing can be now done at home easily.

Article created on: June 21, 2006


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