When it comes to hair removal, the permanent methods will always be the most effective. However, these not only take time, but are also quite costly. This leaves us with the temporary hair removal methods, but how do you choose between them? OROGOLD takes you through the main advantages and disadvantages that come with shaving, waxing and epilating, so that you can make an informed decision on the best method of hair removal for your body.

Woman shaving her legs

Shaving is often the quickest and most convenient method of hair removal, and the fact that it is pain-free is the reason why it is the preferred method for many women. In addition to being quick and painless, shaving also removes the dead skin cells that build up on the surface of your skin, giving you even smoother skin. However, the main downside to shaving is that the hair can grow back extremely quickly, usually coarser and darker, in just a few days, meaning that many women have to shave a few times a week in order to remain fuzz-free. Shaving also comes with the risk of nicks and cuts, especially if you are shaving in a hurry, which is why OROGOLD always recommends that you take your time when shaving and pay close attention to where the blade is going.

Woman waxing her legs.

Unlike shaving, waxing is more of a semi-permanent hair removal method, as it pulls the hair out directly from its root. This means that it takes about four to six weeks for hair to grow back, and, when it does, it is usually much finer and silkier than before. Since there is no risk of any cuts, waxing is also the most hygienic form of hair removal. However, the main reason why many women are put off waxing is due to the pain – although it subsides over time, and it is possible to get used to it with regular sessions, it never completely disappears. Since you also need to target smaller areas at a time with waxing, it takes much longer than shaving, especially if you have thicker hair. Waxing pulls the hair out from the root, meaning that it needs to be long enough in order for it to be removed, so you usually also have to wait for a full growth before your next waxing session, which can often be quite inconvenient during bikini season!

Woman epilating her legs.

An electric epilator works in a similar way to tweezers, except that they have a series of tiny tweezers that rotate and pluck the hairs out directly from the follicle. Like waxing, the hairs are removed from the roots, so it takes around four to six weeks for the hair to noticeably grow back. Although epilators may be quite costly, the investment is usually worth it, as they are durable and easy to use at home, saving you money on any professional hair removal treatments. However, like waxing, epilating can be painful, and you may need to run the epilator over the same area of skin a few times before all of the hair is pulled out. Epilating can also dry out the skin, so it is essential to keep it extra moisturized if you regularly epilate.

Each of the hair removal methods come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Rather than there being one method that is superior to the others, it all depends on personal preference. However, OROGOLD does recommend that you try a hair removal method that is different from your standard routine, especially if there is one that you are curious about, as it may make your life much simpler this summer.