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Out of interest do you do this yourself? I have to wax as shaving causes me to get abcesses but it is costing me a bloody fortune as well being a pain having to wait for hairs to be a certain length before doing it again.
Only a week max for me but have course dark hair, friends who are fairer may get 3-4 weeks. I can't wax myself as hairs won't budge with home kits and have given upon salon as a weekly wax too expensive so have gone back to shaving.
Yes, I'm a DIY waxer Jemster. I've been waxing for years off and on (less in winter TBH - lazy really- but I don't find shaving effective either )
IMO if the hairs come out with the little 'hair bulb' part then it's the same as I'd get at a salon. I know I'm not snapping the hairs off, they are out. I do exfoliate, dry, powder , wax in the 'right' direction.
I let the hairs grow longer sometimes (when I can cover up) then hopefully they are at the same growth phase . Still get maybe 2 weeks, no more.
Hair grows through in different stages. The first time that you wax will take out a group of hairs which won't grow back for 3-4 weeks but it's the second group of hairs that you're noticing 2 weeks in. This is often a result of shaving for years. I epilate which pulls hair out at the root as well & I get about 2 weeks before I have to do it again. To be honest it takes seconds now, I've been doing it so long that they grow back through sparse & thin. Persevere & it will get better, it's still better than stubble & shaving every 4 days!
I second what ljc82 said - it lasts much longer if you leave it a bit longer between waxes. I just left it 3 weeks because we re going on hol and there was hair nearly straight away, normally i have two weeks hair-free and another with just stubble before it gets serious. I usually try to leave it five weeks as six is horrific!