Out of all the hair removal methods- shaving, hair removal creams, and waxing- waxing lasts longer than the others. Waxing does not merely remove hair from the surface, it pulls them out from the follicle. And hence, it takes hair a lot longer to grow back and appear on your skin surface. Depending on your hair growth, a good waxing session can last you around 4-6 weeks. This is, however, not the exact number. You might see baby hair popping up in a couple of weeks.

So if you’re wondering how long does waxing last?  

Does hair grow out differently in different body parts? 

Absolutely, yes! Not only does hair grow out differently, but your growth cycle is also different for different body parts. Hair grows out much faster in your bikini line and pubic area than it does on your face. The density of hair decreases and also becomes sparser with time on your face and arms. But it takes more time and waxing sessions to see a change in the volume of hair in your legs and nether regions.

 Let us break down a timeline of how long waxing can last for different parts of the body. 



How Long Does Brazilian Waxing Last? 

A bikini or Brazilian wax can last you for a solid 4 weeks. This obviously depends on your hair growth. But on an average bikini and Brazilian lasts a few weeks to a month. 

How Long Does Leg Waxing Last?

Leg waxing will last you a good 4 to 6 weeks. There would be sparse and thin hair growth here and there after the first couple of weeks of waxing. 

How Long Does Underarm Waxing Last?

Once you’ve waxed your armpits you’re set for the next three weeks. 

How Long Does Face Waxing Last?

The hair on your face grows faster than elsewhere, hence you need to wax your face about every 2-3 weeks.  

What affects the growth of your hair post-waxing?

Hormonal levels, age, and gender play major roles in determining hair growth. Increased levels of estrogen and testosterone in the body increase hair growth and volume. Younger men and women tend to grow more hair on their body parts than people who are older. This is what we mean when we say hair growth post-waxing is subjective and depends from person to person

Your Hair Growth Stages

To understand how waxing affects your hair growth and how long a wax can last, you need to understand the hair growth cycle. Your hair grows out in three stages. 

First, is the growth stage, where your hair grows out actively. 

Second, it moves to the transitional stage. Here the hair follicle detaches itself from the hair, and it is during this stage that hair is likely to fall out.

And finally, the dormant stage. At this stage the hair stops growing, there is no growth past this stage. When you wax on a regular basis, your brain receives the message that there is no necessity to grow hair in the area that you wax regularly.

How thick or thin your hair will grow after waxing and how fast it will grow out depends on your hormone levels, age and gender. Your diet, lifestyle, and genetics also affect your post-waxing hair growth. So, it totally depends on you how often you want to wax yourself.

Will my hair grow back thicker after waxing?

No! Your hair does not grow back thicker after waxing.

This is quite the myth. In fact, your hair doesn’t grow back thicker no matter what kind of hair removal method you use. Your hair growth has nothing to do with the tools you use to remove them. On the contrary, waxing does reduce the volume of hair. If you wax at regular intervals, once every month, you will notice your hair getting sparser. It won’t make your hair quality thicker or thinner, but it can affect the volume.

Is there any impact on hair growth in waxing at home vs a salon? 

No! You can expect the same results in waxing and hair growth regardless of where you wax. As long as you use good quality wax and know the right waxing techniques, you can remove all your hair at home effectively. 

And no! Getting waxed at a salon does not mean that your hair will take longer to grow out. There’s no such magic happening at the salon that can’t be recreated at home.

The Tress Wellness waxing kit comes with superior-quality hard wax beads, warmers, pre and post-waxing care, and spatulas. Now you can get salon-like waxing at home!

There you go! Now you know everything about post-waxing hair growth and how long your waxing can last. Everything from hormones, age, gender, diet and lifestyle can affect the volume of hair growth and how long your waxing will last. You just need to time and schedule your waxing sessions according to your body and lifestyle needs. We hope this was helpful. Happy waxing!

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