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How long does it take for the hair to grow back?

How long does it take for the hair to grow back?

By Depilève

Waxing is often surrounded by myths. That you can’t wax while pregnant or on your period, or that it isn’t really effective. It has even been said that it doesn’t actually remove the hair from the root!

And although we will soon resolve these and other myths, today we want to talk about one of the most common questions our customers have: How long will it take before the hair grows back?

Obviously, this is a question that those of us who wax have asked more than once, since our goal is for it to take as long as possible for the hair to grow back. But of course, we need to bear in mind that each person has different characteristics, so the hair growth cycle varies from one person to another. And in some cases, the differences can be considerable.

  • Hormonal rhythm: just as hormones are different between men and women, their rhythm also differs depending on the person’s age. Your hair is not the same when you are a teenager - in full hormonal development - as when you are an adult or an older person (when the hair is sometimes non-existent in some areas of the body). Androgens are the hormones that most affect hair growth, whether you are male or female.
  • Physical traits, genes and ethnicity: hair is one of the many things that we inherit, for better or for worse. In addition, the colour of our skin and hair also affects how our hair reacts in one way or another to hair removal. We can’t do anything about it, it's just something we have to accept!
  • Medication: medicines for treating temporary or long-term symptoms often affect the growth of body hair, both positively and negatively. That is, there are some medicines that cause hair growth in areas where there was no hair before or that cause the hair to grow faster and stronger. On the contrary, they can cause the hair to be weaker or grow slower. In any case, it is an effect caused by medication. Once the treatment has finished, hair growth will return to its usual rate.

These are the main causes for the lengths of time to vary from person to person, although waxing generally keeps skin free of hair for around four weeks. In any case, contact our Customer Service team with any questions you might have.

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