Whether waxing or shaving is your regular habit, it's true that each produces waste. Plastic and parrafins used in most waxes are not biodegradable and harmful to the environment, and using single-use or even multi-use disposable razors need to be replaced often. In fact, the EPA estimates that 2 billion razors are thrown away annually—many of which end up in our oceans.
Any article I’d ever read about laser hair removal has ended on a high note, always mentioning how cost-effective it is, and friends who’ve had the procedure said it wasn't perfect but shaved significant amounts of time off their grooming routines, especially in the summer. When I realized I was spending nearly $800 annually on hair removal alone, and regularly contributing to the global plastic waste problem, what did I have to lose? The plastic packaging razors come in is bulky and non recyclable. By choosing laser, you're avoiding a plastic-intense monthly routine.
I’d had enough awful Brazilians to understand that you don’t cut corners when it comes to hair removal and that you get what you pay for, so I went to Spruce & Bond, a salon based in New York that specializes in hair removal, eyelash extensions, and brow maintenance. I do suggest finding a similar salon or service wherever you live if you want to go down this route—this is not a time to cut corners.