5 Truths About Bikini Waxes

There are Definite Benefits

When it comes to hair removal, you have to weigh your options.

As far as getting your money's worth, shaving is the cheapest, but you can see stubble in the next day or two. Electrolysis or laser hair removal is permanent, but it also requires several treatments and is quite expensive. At the minimum, laser hair removal for the bikini line would cost more than $1,500.

A bikini wax at a salon will usually run from $25 to $60. After a wax, it will probably be two weeks before you see growth. Waxing rips the hair out at the root and may damage the follicle itself [source: emedicine]. Why is that a plus? Hair can grow back finer and more sparsely.