Would You Rather Wax Or Shave?

Living in this humid country only means one thing; exposing as much as skin as possible.

No, not in a sexual way but more towards the need to feel any breeze that could possibly cool down the skin. I'm talking shorts, skirts, dresses, and anything sleeveless you can get your hands on.

Having to expose that much skin could only mean the need to be hairless (for all of you out there that are born hairless, we don't need your smirks!) almost every single time. Don't get me started on the taboo of women having hair on their arms, legs, underarms and private areas.

If you are the kind of person who wants to remove all your body hair then by all means, go ahead. But let's not judge those who prefer it au naturel.

I've always been a shaver. Loyal to my razor for about 5 years now. It never was an issue for me, I was not be prone to nicks and cuts as I was very careful.

The appeal of waxing did not entice me enough to go and grit my teeth through the pain and suffering that comes with it.

But I put on my big girl panties and did it anyway and boy was it an experience to remember.

Here's the difference between shaving and waxing: 

2 of 2Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse


What is it: Removing hair using hot wax. Wax paper is placed on the hot wax and pulled in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Pros: Because hair is removed from the follicles which means regrowth time is much later, around 3-4 weeks. Can be done at home if you are well aware of what you are doing.

Cons: If you are someone with a lower pain threshold, the pain is out of this world. If you are lazy or unsure of what you’re doing, you will need to visit the waxing/ hair removal centres and book an appointment.

Affordability: This is a little on the pricey side. Hair removal can range from RM80-RM250. Depending on the parts of the body that you wish to wax.

Warning: Waxing should not be done before getting your period, as you are more sensitive at that time, it will hurt more! Also, you might hit the lady who waxes you out of instinct.

Places recommended to wax: Legs, arms, pits, brows, lips, private area and just about anywhere that you have hair.


2 of 2Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse