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Why You Might Want to Shave Instead of Wax

Why You Might Want to Shave Instead of Wax

In the world of hair removal, you're either a waxer or a shaver. 

Waxing involves pulling the hair from the follicle through repetitive ripping of wax strips. Shaving, on the other hand, only removes hair from the skin's surface via a blade repeatedly drawn across the skin.

If you're undecided over which hair removal method to choose, here's why shaving might be your best option.


You've Got Sensitive Skin

If you wax with sensitive skin, you may end up with a body full of nicks, rashes, redness, and ingrown hairs. Try shaving instead.

Shaving can also cause skin irritation like razor burn when done incorrectly. Provided that you exfoliate beforehand, prep with a hydrating shave cream, and use a high-quality razor, you shouldn't experience any unpleasant side effects from shaving your underarms, bikini line, or legs. The only side effect you should experience is smoother skin. 


You Have a Low Pain Tolerance

Since waxing removes hair at the root, people generally report more pain with waxing than shaving. So, if you're not good with pain, you may want to consider making shaving your primary hair removal method.

You may experience increased sensitivity to waxing if you're taking antibiotics, hormone replacement therapy, birth control, Accutane, or retinol-based creams.

The only time shaving can be painful is when you haven't prepped skin properly. For example, shaving without shaving cream can trigger razor burn, bumps, and ingrowns.


You're a Busy Babe

Waxing is relatively time consuming.

Whether you're going for a Brazilian wax, leg wax, or upper lip wax, you'll need to grow your hair to least a quarter of an inch long before a waxing appointment. In addition, dermatologists recommend avoiding drinking caffeine or alcohol and wearing self-tanning products or lotions. Then there's the aftercare to bear in mind. Waxing can leave skin feeling sore and inflamed, which means you probably won't feel up to much for the hours that follow.

If you're a busy babe, this just isn't practical.

That's why shaving might be your best mode of going hairless. Unlike with waxing, you don't have to wait for hair growth in order to shave. You can do it anytime that works for you. Alongside this, shaving (when done properly) shouldn't leave your skin feeling uncomfortable, which means you can eliminate all your body hair and continue getting on with your day. Pain-free!


You Don't Like Feeling Fuzzy

Like we just mentioned, waxing calls for hair to be a certain length in order for it to be effective. If your hair isn't long enough, it won't be possible to wax it off. 

So, if you're the kind of person who likes feeling fuzz-free, waxing probably isn't your best choice. 

With shaving, you get to decide when and where you shave. You can do it every day if you like. The benefit of shaving over waxing is that it works every time, regardless of hair length. You can always expect smooth skin post-shave.


You're On a Budget

Waxing appointments don't come cheap. You can expect to pay anywhere from $30-$40 for a bikini wax and $45-$100 for a full leg wax. While regrowth isn't as fast as that from shaving, with most people seeing regrowth in around 3-4 weeks, it's still a large sum of money to put aside each month simply to stay hair-free.

That's why shaving is a much more viable option if you're looking to stretch your budget. You can still achieve smooth skin, without giving up a weeks' worth of your salary for a full body wax.

Truly's Life Shaver Starter Razor is a steal at $20. Made with double blades and a pink, flex grip handle for adaptability, this smooth-inducing starter razor gives you that feeling of a fresh shave on silky sheets. Every. single. time.

Lasting up to several shaves, this razor can remove unwanted hair in all your regions: face, armpits, bikini area, and legs. Wherever there's hair, this baby will leave you bare.


It's Your First Time

If you are new to hair removal, you're probably wondering which method to start with. We'd have to say shaving.

Shaving is an easy and painless method of hair removal that's ideal for beginners. Whether you're removing facial hair, bikini hair, or leg hair, shaving is suitable for all skin types and very easy to do.


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Silky Smooth Shave Set 

Smoothing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, these three skincare products help deliver the silky smooth skin of your dreams! The bundle includes our Moon Rocks Exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells and stubborn ingrowns, our Coco Cloud Shave Butter for a close, irritation-free shave, and our Unicorn Fruit Body Butter to hydrate and moisturize your skin. The trio will leave you feeling like a glowing goddess! 

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Ultimate Cooka Treatment

Our Cooka Oil and Cooka Concentrate work in tandem to hydrate, soothe, and smooth your bikini area sans sensitivity, razor burn, or ingrowns. It also includes our huge and fluffy Truly bath towel for patting dry post-shave.

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Of course, we're not here to give waxing a bad rap. In fact, there are multiple benefits of waxing. For starters, it delivers long-lasting results -- much longer than shaving. It also provides exfoliating benefits to get rid of dead skin and dirt. And of course, treating yourself to a waxing session is always going to be a form of wellness. And we self-care lovers can't deprive you of that!

With that said, shaving also has a lot of benefits. It's much more affordable, far less painful, and perfect for sensitive skin types. And, provided you have some of our recommended shaving essentials above, a means to achieving a silky, soft to the touch bod.



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