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How Long Do You Stay Smooth After Waxing?

OK, this one goes out to all of you who wax various parts of your body: how long does your skin stay smooth after a session? I ask because I get about three days of baby-butt skin before the body-hair gods descend upon me — and I'm not even hirsute in the first place. Sigh. Laser hair removal is looking better and better these days . . .

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biarose biarose 7 years
I hate shaving, but I prefer it, because I can have silky smooth legs every day!
babysoftpink babysoftpink 7 years
I see hair roots 2 days after Brazilian wax but only certain tiny bit of hair grow out (say 5% of the entire area), the rest is still very smooth. During summer time, sweating encourages faster hair growth. It's better during winter time.
untitled1 untitled1 8 years
A few days. My hair grows really fast.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
A day at the most. But I wax my eyebrows and they NEVER stay as nice as they are right after a wax. I must have the fastest growing eyebrows in the world so I usually reserve the wax for a special occasion, and try and comb them into shape the rest of the time.
dakmo dakmo 8 years
@romaniagrl - Your hair grows in cycles, constantly falling out and growing again. So what you see on the outside isn't all the hair in that area...just the hair that has been growing the longest. There are other follicles that have hair growing that might not be able to see yet... So if you get the area lasered 3 - 4 times based on this growth cycle, you will become hair free. If you only do it once, or don't pay attention to the growth cycles, you will have hair regrowth. Hope that makes more sense. : ) Also, most reputable places will allow you to come back for "touchups" if you find that there are a few spots with regrowth...
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
It depends on when I get my bikini waxed. If I let it grow in properly and keep waxing regularly, then I am smooth for about 2 weeks before I get growth. If I wax when I have different sizes of growth though, it may be less.
fishbulb fishbulb 8 years
i honestly think it depends on who is waxing you. i've had waxers who were not very good and it ripped the hair at the skin, not the root. i only had less than a week before regrowth, but other times- i lasted almost two weeks.
ceej ceej 8 years
Electrolysis is the same, you have to hit the hair whilst it's growing. I'm not sure at which stage you need to laser but it might be the same. Google histology and it might give you the answers.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
I don't get the hair cycle thing. :?
rgrl rgrl 8 years
I tried laser and it lightened the hair, but did not get rid of it entirely. Six months or so later, it is pretty much back to what it was before. If you can have the treatments a couple of times a year to keep it up, it's a good method, but very expensive and for gals with lots of dark hair, like me, you still need to shave a little to be entirely smooth.
dakmo dakmo 8 years
Laser hair removal was some of the best money I ever spent! It is permanent, but you need to get it done by a doctor or medical spa that really knows what they are doing. There are specific times of the hair cycles that you need to hit and if you don't, then you get regrowth.
mek123 mek123 8 years
I would love it if waxing lasted more than a week. At least I'm not alone.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Bella I recommend checking to see if there is "the urban wax studio" where you live. I can't rave about them enough.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Mine usually lasts a couple of weeks at least.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Hmm, I think I need to find a new waxer, then. I even said, "Is it normal for my hair to start growing back in within three or four days?" and she said it shouldn't. Laser hair removal is permanent for the most part (I haven't done it) but I know some people do get some regrowth.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
almost two weeks
nancita nancita 8 years
Oh what a dream two weeks would be...or even one week.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
Only a few days :( booooo Is laser hair removal permanent?
skigurl skigurl 8 years
about 1.5-2 weeks at least (for my bikini)
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