Salut copains! (Not french, just studying it). In today's post, I'm going to be discussing whether it's better to use facial wax strips or a razor. I can't really say for hair removal cream, laser removal or any other methods because I haven't tried any of those options for my face. But I have used facial strips and a razor so I will be saying which I think is the best option to use (in my personal opinion).
Shaving is a good option when using it for facial hair in terms of getting a 'quick fix'. It's quick and not painful as long as you don't cut yourself. A good shaving cream/oil is recommended when getting rid of facial hairs plus using a razor is not expensive. You can get 5 razors for a pound in Poundland but the only problem is that the hair does grow back quickly which is why people say once you start shaving, you have to continue to shave regularly. But it's also annoying cause you may not get rid of all the hair completely unlike getting a wax.
Now... When I first started to use a wax strips. They were actually not bad. Once I got over the fear of pulling the wax strip off from my face, the pain was short lived. It's not THAT bad but God only knows what waxing over places in your body is like. But anyway, when I first waxed - no hair grew for a while, roughly 2 weeks and a bit I think. So I thought, YAAAY! No shaving forever when it comes to my face. Plus I only paid 90p for the wax strips, from Primark. (Red flag number one). The second time I waxed, it wasn't as good as the first time. For some reason, even though I did everything correctly, there was some wax left on my chin and ya, some bumps after. But what really was the second red flag was when I used it on my upper lip. NEVER AGAIN. 1. I got some bad spots on both sides of my mouth and 2. that caused hyperpigmentation for me. And of course the ideas of three strikes and you're out, led me to trying it for a third. I tried it one last time but this time, instead of any pimples or what not, all the hair wasn't off. Some hair was still on, some came off which just led me to going back to my original friend - my razor. *epic sigh*
To be honest. They're not perfect methods. I don't think anything is. You're always going to have a negative when it comes to removing any form of hair on your body. That's life so it is what it is. But I have to say I shouldn't really complain :) , you pay for a 90p wax, then you get a 90p wax. I'm pretty 100% that if I had bought something more expensive, then yeah, I might have gotten a wax that lasted for ages. Maybe I would have gotten something a lot more better if I had gone to a professional. But until I start making that kind of money, I am more than happy to stick with my razor for now until I can seek a better alternative. My overall judgement: obviously stick what works for you, but for me, #teamrazor. (At least for facial hairs, anywhere else is for another post!)
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