To Wax or Not to Wax Your Legs, That is Not a Question.

by Salon and Spa Tips August 20 2015

It seems like a no-brainer. To show off smooth legs in your latest finds of summer shorts, the easiest way is to just shave is what you might think.  Yes, shaving has been a beauty regimen deeply ingrained in our culture, especially when shaving kits are made easy for home use. But the benefits and results you get from waxing out-way shaving any day!

Does shaving really achieve the results most women want?

You might already know the answer. For the most part yes but shaving exposes you to larger risks for poorer outcomes. There is a good chance that you can get nicks and cuts, which could affect the overall aesthetics of your legs, basically defeating the reason for shaving. And above all, remember the uncomfortable feeling of the bumps of your legs caused by ingrown hairs that just never seem to go away?

Waxing is an inexpensive alternative.

If you really want to get safe and excellent treatment to remove the hair on your legs , our estheticians here at Studio M are efficient and more than qualified to give you a quality leg waxing service. Compared to expensive solutions that are supposedly “permanent” like laser hair removal, waxing takes a little longer to achieve that permanent effect, but at a much less expensive price. Over time, as with all waxing, the hair growth will slow down, the hair grows back less coarse, less thick and much smoother.


How to trim hairs before leg waxing?

For leg waxing, it is best that you hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. This is long enough for easy removal, and it is short enough not to be that painful. If the hair is too short, it will not pull out from the root of the hair and ‘break’ causing that stubble feeling. It is much better to come in with the hair too long than too short! We can always trim it a bit if we need to.

How to moisturize your legs to prevent pain?

Applying a toner over the area will allow the pores to tighten, creating a firmer hold on the hairs. This can make the removal process less painful because it prevents skin dragging. Exfoliating the legs a few days before your waxing appointment is also beneficial.

What happens after leg waxing?

After waxing, it is highly likely that there will still be a few hairs left. Tweezing these hairs out is the best at home care option. DO NOT shave your legs in between waxing appointments. This will cause all of the hair to grow back just the same as before started and defeating the purpose of  waxing and wanting those results of  slower growth, softer and less dense hair. If you want to maintain soft and silky legs after waxing, you can do so by regularly exfoliating your legs. You can use bath salts or loofahs to help get rid of dead skin cells.

Would you give waxing a try now? Call us if you have questions! We would love to help you keep your legs smooth and glowing.