In the process of hair removal, waxing entirely differs from shaving. Shaving trims the hair on the surface, while waxing pulls hair entirely from its root.
Waxing uses tools including paper strips or cloth and a soft or hard wax. The wax could be a DIY mixture or a processed product. Shaving simply uses razors, popularly known as shaving sticks.
Both hair removal process have side effects. Side effects of waxing includes irritation, redness, pain, sun sensitivity, allergic reactions, scarring. Shaving has side effects like itching, cuts, razor burn, ingrown hairs.
In order to wax, the hair must not be above a certain length. It should be at about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long to enable the wax work effectively. After waxing, it takes about 3 to 4 weeks. While shaving, your hair can be at any length but its results last for 3 to 7 days.
Shaving is less painful unless there is a cut and any skin type is able to shave including sensitive skins. Waxing causes pain especially when it is your first time and most skin types but not all can be waxed.