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The Science of Winter Hair Growth: Why It's Actually an Ideal Time for Waxing

Winter is coming (that was for my GoT fans out there!!), and while you may be tempted to hibernate (or draw your sword and fight), it's also a great season to think about your beauty routine. Contrary to what you might expect, winter is the ideal time for waxing, especially when it comes to achieving smoother, longer-lasting results. In this blog post, we'll delve into the science behind winter hair growth and why it makes this season the perfect time for waxing.

Before we dive into the science, let's understand how hair grows. Hair goes through three main phases: the anagen (growth) phase, the catagen (transitional) phase, and the telogen (resting) phase. The anagen phase is when the hair is actively growing and connected to the hair follicle.

Temperature (not necessarily the season) plays a significant role in hair growth. Cold weather, like that of winter, affects the body's blood flow. In response to the cold, the body prioritizes sending blood to vital organs, reducing circulation to the extremities, including the hair follicles. This reduced blood flow can slow down hair growth.

Fun Fact: even if you've been waxing for years your hair growth cycle can unexpectedly change

Now that we've established how temperature can impact hair growth, let's explore why winter is the perfect season for waxing:

Slower Hair Growth: During winter, the hair spends a longer time in the resting phase (telogen) and a shorter time in the growth phase (anagen). This means that the hair is not actively growing as fast as it does in warmer months. As a result, waxed areas stay smoother for a more extended period.

Other factors like hormones and genetics play a part in this too so if your hair growth is still the same during cooler months you aren't alone

Thinner Hair: Winter waxing also contributes to thinner hair regrowth. Waxing weakens hair follicles over time, causing the regrown hair to be finer. Starting a waxing routine in winter means you'll notice finer, less noticeable hair by the time summer arrives.

Reduced Sun Exposure: Waxing during the winter months provides the added benefit of reduced sun exposure. Exposing freshly waxed skin to the sun can lead to sensitivity and potential sunburn. By waxing in winter, you can protect your skin and maintain its health.

Preparation for Summer: If you want to have smooth, hair-free skin when summer arrives, starting your waxing routine in winter is a strategic move. You'll have a head start on reducing hair thickness and achieving optimal results for the beach season.

The science of winter hair growth reveals why this season is the perfect time for waxing. Slower hair growth, thinner regrowth, reduced sun exposure, and the opportunity to prepare for summer are all compelling reasons to embrace waxing during the colder months. So, as the snow falls and the temperatures drop, consider booking a waxing session to enjoy the long-lasting, smooth results that winter can offer. It's not just about staying warm; it's about feeling confident and beautiful in your skin all year round.

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