Waxing Vs Shaving: Why More Black Women Are Opting For The Waxing Experience

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I am a 13-year licensed aesthetician in the state of Kentucky. And, I am the 11 year CEO and founder of Exquisite Lengths Beauty And Brow Bar.

The Rise of Waxing Among Black Women: Breaking Down the Taboos

For seven years, I have dedicated the majority of my skin care career to waxing men and women of all ethnic backgrounds, but in the last few years, more Black women have started to venture into the waxing world when it comes to hair removal.

Waxing for Black women is becoming not only the thing to do, but it’s becoming a healthier thing to do.  

9 out of 10 Black women suffer from hyperpigmentation, better known as, “dark spots.”

Waxing for Healthier Skin: An Aesthetician’s Perspective

As an aesthetician, or skin care specialist, my job is to educate you about the importance of which products to use on your skin, how to decrease your stress and increase your self-esteem–an extremely important role.  

And, more specifically to this article, my job is to decrease or completely remove your dark spots.  And guess how one can get that done?  WITH WAXING!!  

Believe it or not, waxing isn’t all that bad at all. In fact, waxing is more beneficial to the skin than shaving. 

Don’t believe me? Watch this . . .

The Benefits of Waxing Over Shaving (Waxing Vs Shaving): Why Waxing Is a Game-Changer

Did you know that you are more prone to cutting your skin during a shaving session than you are while cutting a piece of food with a knife? 

How is that you ask? It’s simple! You can’t see what you’re doing!! 

And because you can’t properly see yourself, with or without a mirror,  you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of opening the skin more.

Risks of Shaving and Ingrown Hairs: The Downside of Traditional Hair Removal Methods

When shaving the hair, only the top piece is being cut; similar to a blade of grass. And when the hair starts to grow back, it has a higher chance of growing underneath the skin, causing Barbé folliculitis, better known as an, “ingrown hair” which results in a hair bump. Not only are these bumps painful, but, they can also cause deep tissue scars as well as dark spots. 

During a waxing session, the entire hair follicle is removed from its root. 

This causes the hair to start its hair growth cycle from the very beginning. 

Waxing for Thinner and Lighter Hair Growth: Debunking Common Myths

Unlike shaving, waxing allows your hair to grow back thinner and lighter; not thicker and darker. 

Proper At-Home Care for Post-Waxing: How to Maintain Smooth Skin

With proper at home care and the correct education, having little to no dark spots after your waxing session is what you will get.

Choosing the Right Aesthetician for Waxing: Tips and Considerations

To start your waxing journey, reach out to your local aesthetician. 

And don’t forget to do research about the specialist of your choice. There are right and wrong ways to wax.

Until next time . . .



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Author: Tiffany

Tiffany is a licensed esthetician and the Founder of SpaSho.

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