Hands down, waxing wins on this one. When your skin is waxed, not only are you removing the hair, but the dead cells in the area are also exfoliated, so your skin is doubly soft to the touch. The kinds of waxes which we use at YT Body also contain moisturising lotions which only adds to that smooth feel. So it’s goodbye hairy & dry skin, hello smooth and soft. Your significant other is going to love you for it!
Every one of your mates is going to chirp up that waxing hurts like hell. Sure, it can be uncomfortable and in more sensitive areas it might feel like childbirth (we assume), but you get used to it and learn how to deal with it. Shaving is generally less painful, but razor burn is no fun, and the first time you nick one of the boys shaving in the shower will be the last time you want to! And honestly, if your mum, your girlfriend and your sister can deal with it, so can you.
The Long Game
If your long-term goal is to be smooth, whether it’s for the look, the feel or literally any reason you want (it’s seriously none of our business), then waxing is your best bet. When you wax an area repeatedly, the hair growth in that area reduces overtime. The hair follicles get damaged and the hair that grows is less healthy and comparatively thinner since its roots have been weakened. While it’s not true that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker, it definitely doesn’t discourage future growth like waxing does.
Because waxing removes the hair buy its roots, for most guys it’s going to keep you smooth and svelte for up to three weeks. Depending on your hair type, you might enjoy smooth skin for as many as six weeks when you wax instead of shave. How long are you going to stay smooth from shaving? It’s an easy experiment with a razor and an easily concealed test patch on your leg or chest. Have a go and we’ll wait…