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Professional waxing - worth it?

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Ditsyprint40 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:57:00

I've started waxing my legs instead of shaving, have done 2 cycles, but my legs still look pretty rubbish (missed patches and hairs growing through at different rates). I'm put off going to have it done professionally just because of the time/convinience factor, but would I be getting a much better result?

chocoshopoholic Sun 06-Nov-16 11:06:04

I get a much better result from a professional wax than when doing my own. I have got better myself overtime too.

I usually get a professional every 6 months or so, and so them twice myself in the interim.

Ditsyprint40 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:09:42

That's a good plan choco

botemp Sun 06-Nov-16 11:16:37

Yep, far less painful too. Though depending on how much they charge at some point professional laser/IPL becomes a better investment. I need to go every 4-6 weeks if waxing (I only do it in summer, epilate in winter instead) where laser would be every 6-8 weeks (shaving in between grim) at 2-3x the cost of waxing but I'd only need to go about 6-8 times and hopefully be hair free after that.

Ditsyprint40 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:59:03

Does epilating get any less painful? 😳

botemp Sun 06-Nov-16 14:35:59

Yes and no. If you come to it from waxing it's usually growing in different cycles so you're just catching less hairs at a time (I do it once a week or so) so I find it very manageable as it's not a full body attack, even do the bikini area which I never thought I'd do. Meanwhile armpits are a no go area, it's not worth the pain (hot waxing them is brilliant though).

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