Waxing vs. Shaving: Hair Removal 101

When it comes to hair removal, we have several options laid out in front of us; laser hair removal, depilatory creams, plucking, and more. The two most well-known hair removal methods are waxing and shaving. While both options are affordable and get the job done, waxing and shaving are entirely different from each other. In this article, we’re comparing the two and coming to a verdict.


The shaving method is fairly easy. You buy a razor, slather shaving cream on the area, and very gently shave in the direction of your hair growth. This is the hair removal method that people choose when they only have a few minutes to spare. It takes a few minutes, depending on how much hair you’re removing, and is quick enough that it can be done in the shower. However, with its convenience are the cons. Shaving is high maintenance, because the hair grows back as stubble within a day or two. This means you’d have to shave frequently in order to be hair-free. That in itself brings another set of problems: shaving can cause your skin to be darker, due to the friction from the razor.


Waxing is another popular hair removal method that rivals shaving because of how accessible it is; you can do it on your own or hire a professional to do it for you. With this method, hair is removed from the roots, so it takes longer to grow back. On average, you’d only need to get waxed once every two weeks. Waxing ensures that the hair in that area is completely gone, so your skin feels smoother and far more even.

The Verdict

If you need a quick fix, shaving is the method to choose. It’s fast and it’s very straightforward. But if you’re factoring in all of the pros and cons, waxing is the way to go. Shaving is a short-term solution because it only removes a portion of the hair, so stubble forms quickly after shaving. Waxing is better because it’s affordable, low maintenance. On top of all that, it’s now easier to access waxing services because of GoodWork!

GoodWork is excited to announce its partnership with Lay Bare, the industry leader of hair removal services in the Philippines. You don’t have to leave your home to get access to quality services. Just open your GoodWork app and let us do all the work. Book a waxing service with GoodWork today!

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