Myths vs Truths

    Your top hair removal questions answered: myth vs. truth

    Let’s face it. Removing hair from our bodies seems like a never-ending chore, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled a list of some common myths and truths about hair removal so you can get the facts straight and choose a product that works for you. 

    MYTH: Shaving is the most efficient hair removal method.

    TRUTH: Shaving is one of the most popular hair removal methods in Canada. While generally considered a convenient method, razors may lead to unwanted cuts and nicks and result in hair regrowth after as little as one or two days. In comparison, waxing and depilatory products like Veet can help provide you with longer-lasting smoothness of up to 28 days. 


    MYTH: Waxing is more expensive than shaving.

    TRUTH: Sure, if you’re booking an appointment at the salon every 4 weeks, waxing will be more expensive than shaving. With shaving every couple days, you’ll need to buy razor tips more often. Enter Veet wax strips. You’ll still be able to get smooth skin that lasts up to 4-weeks, without the added expense of going to the salon or the frequency of shaving.


    MYTH: People with sensitive skin cannot use wax strips.

    TRUTH: Total myth. Veet even has products like Easy-GelTM Wax Strips that have been dermatologically tested and designed so people with sensitive skin can enjoy the benefits of waxing. . Just like you would do with any new beauty product, we advise you to test it out on a small patch of skin to check your sensitivity and read all of the instructions before use. If a reaction occurs, stop using the product immediately and contact a healthcare professional. Also, please get in touch with our support team:


    MYTH: Hair takes the same time to grow back whether I use hair removal creams or a razor.

    TRUTH: Hair removal creams like our Silky FreshTM Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin act closer to the root so hair takes longer to appear compared to using a razor. Boost your confidence with long-lasting, touchably smooth skin.  


    MYTH: You should wait at least a month before waxing again.

    TRUTH: Veet Wax Strips use an advanced Easy-Gel™ technology designed to remove hair as short as 1.5mm (1/16th inch), which is equivalent to about a grain of sand! This means that you don’t have to wait for hair to grow long before waxing again. While our products can last up to four weeks, stick to a routine that works best for you.


    MYTH: You can’t wax your bikini area.

    TRUTH: Prepping for a beach vacation? Spending your time at the pool? Your bikini zone is a sensitive area. For longer lasting results than shaving, choose a Veet hair removal solution like Easy-Gel™ Precision Wax Strips or Silky Fresh Hair Removal Cream Bikini & Underarm Kit which have been specifically designed for removing hair on your bikini zone. While it might be tempting to shave for convenience, it’s best to avoid this. Shaving can cause ingrown hairs and your skin can dry out, plus you risk nicks and cuts. Be sure to read all the instructions and test the product on a small patch of skin to test your sensitivity before following-through.


    MYTH: At home waxing won’t give me the same results as salon waxing.

    TRUTH: Not only is waxing at home convenient and more affordable, you are in control of the experience from start to finish. While estheticians may have more experience waxing and can reach all those hard-to-see places (looking at you, bikini line), there’s no reason why you can’t become an at-home waxing expert with a little bit of practice! Our wax strips are ready to use which means no warming or rubbing required. They are also designed to be easy to use – even for the ultimate beginner!

    MYTH: I shouldn’t remove hair during my period.

    TRUTH: Girl. You can do anything during your period! Women’s bodies can be more sensitive during their periods, so keep this in mind when you’re waxing if it hurts a little more than normal. You can also choose to use a hair removal cream instead if you’re looking for smooth and long-lasting results without the potential extra pain.

    So there you have it. What hair removal method(s) you choose are totally up to you but our tips can help you decide. We recommend you choose a product that makes you feel confident so you can spend less time on upkeep and more time doing things that matter most to you.