Waxing provides semi-permanent hair removal. Typically new hair will not grow back in the waxed area for approximately two to eight weeks. Waxing is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is long-lasting versus other hair removal methods like shaving or depilatories, because the hair is removed at the root rather than the surface. Further, after repeated waxing, hair regrowth is generally softer.