Pros & Cons of Waxing

Learn the pros and cons of waxing from Completely Bare owner (and former Real Housewife of New York City) Cindy Barshop in this Howcast video.

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Confused about all the options available to remove body hair? Completely Bare owner (and former Real Housewife of New York) Cindy Barshop walks you through all the available hair removal techniques -- waxing, sugaring, electrolysis, laser treatments -- and gives you the pros and cons of each method in these videos.

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So waxing pros and cons: There's a lot to know about waxing but first of all the biggest thing about waxing, a con I would say, is that you have to wait for the hair to grow back again a certain length; the other thing about waxing is people ask if it hurts. Yeah, it hurts; if you're pulling hair out of your body it hurts, but there are things we can do. The pro part is that your skin is so smooth afterwards and also it's not expensive and you could do it at home or at a spa. One of the cons with waxing is that you have to let the hair grow out. To extend the time between waxings, usually it's about 4 weeks but if you want to extend it there's something out there that makes the hair grow back slower and the product there is called Capslow which slows hair growth up to 55 percent. Completely Bare has a product called Don't Grow There which utilizes 3 plant extracts that are also a hair retardant. The other thing you could do in between waxing, or when you're gonna get waxed, is you wanna make sure that it doesn't hurt as much so you could use Lidocaine there but Completely Bare also has a cooling spray and a numbing spray. Just little tricks to take away some of the pain when it comes to wax. Good Luck.

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  • Cindy Barshop- Completely Bare

    As the founder of completely bare hi-tech spas, Cindy is the go-to authority on matters of lasers, waxing, skincare, and other non-invasive beauty treatments. Cindy is also well known for her completely bare product line, which launched in 7,500 CVS doors this July. Cindy has been recognized by all the top national beauty magazines including Vogue, InStyle, Allure, and Cosmopolitan and makes regular appearances on top tier TV shows including Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America, and ABC News.