What are the side-effects of waxing?

Silver Tears asks: Can waxing cause hormonal imbalance?

Hi Silver Tears –



Okay, let me start off with what THIS dog thinks about waxing.  The idea of someone dripping hot wax onto me so that they can rip off a swath of my fur all at once is…  hmmm… the word “unpleasant” comes to mind.  Most particularly, “unpleasant” for the person who tries to do it.  You see, I would be experiencing a sudden flash of searing pain, and my only thought would be a great desire for THEM to feel even more pain, and that I have a wonderful set of teeth just tailor-made to achieve that!  Teeth that would go so nicely into their legs, their behinds, and the hands that are trying to rip off even more of my fur!!  grrrrrrrrooOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLCH!


However, onto your question…


I’ve looked at a number of websites, and don’t see anything about waxing having any effect on hormones.  What some do say is that doing a lot of waxing will increase the thickness of hair growth in that area over time.  I don’t know if that’s true or not – I’m seeing sites that say it increases thickness, some say it decreases thickness, and some that say it can go either way.


So I’m sorry I don’t have a clear answer for you on that, Silver Tears.  The only thing I know for sure is that, whether they’re silver or not, anyone who tries to wax me is going to shed enough tears to fill my water bowl!!




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