Waxing is a traditional and effective method of getting rid of unwanted hair growth. The hairs are removed from the root and thus usually give a longer and more lasting result than shaving. If you previously shaved, several waxings may be needed before you get a sustainable result. In general, the hairs become thinner and sparser. Avoid heat such as exercise, sauna, swimming pool and sunbathing for the first 24 hours after your waxing.