Unwanted hair can be a source of insecurity, especially for women of all ages. It can also be a source of body odor especially for body hair located in the armpit and other areas where the apocrine glands are located. The good news is that there are many different hair removal methods today which are readily available. In fact, you can have unwanted hair removed permanently if you like for a low cost. In this article we look at the different types of choices available for both men and women; so, here are some of the best hair removal methods that you can try.
Shaving is the easiest and probably the cheapest method of removing body hair. Whether it’s from your armpits, legs, or pubic area, it’s relatively easy and you only need to have a razor. In fact, you don’t even need to have any cream. These days, there are different types of razors available in the market. However, there is a chance that you might cut your skin and even have the tendency to regrow the follicles inward or thicker, therefore is becoming a less favorite option compared to other alternatives on the market.
Plucking is considered a painful and slow method of removing body hair. However, it is a good option especially if you are merely reshaping your eyebrows. For other parts of the body, plucking seems painful and impractical considering that it can also cause scarring and is better for small areas of the body, so it will be unpractical for armpits, legs and arms, and rather too painful for the private parts.
Hair removal creams
Another option that you can use is depilatory creams. Though you can purchase these creams without any prescription, you need to read the label if you plan on using them. For instance, you shouldn’t be using hair removal cream in your face and pubic area. These creams make use of chemicals that dissolve the shaft. Also, make sure that you don’t leave it in contact with your skin for too long. It can burn your skin or cause an allergic reaction. If you are unsure whether or not you are allergic to the hair removal cream, be sure that you test the product in a small portion of your arm first and wait for any signs of an allergic reaction.
Waxing is an established and very popular way of removing hair especially found in the back, legs, and bikini area. However, it is not a permanent solution, plus can be messy and painful. Also, it may still leave some follicles behind which still need to be tended to if you want a perfect finish. If you opt to have your unwanted body hair waxed, it is a good idea that you do it carefully seen wax that is too hot can potentially injure your skin.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a long-term solution and an almost truly permanent hair removal method. It takes a couple of sessions in order to complete everything. However, it can also be rather expensive. However, the good news is that it can get rid of unwanted hair for good. If you opt to have laser treatment, you will need to find the best clinic in your area, don’t choose the cheapest option straight away, instead phone around and enquire on services beforehand. Read reviews of the company and if you know anybody who has used them before even better.
Intense pulse light is a modern dermatologic wonder. Unlike laser treatment, it makes use of multiple wavelengths that target hairs in your skin. The pigment of the skin then absorbs the light which heats up the follicle. This is a good method of permanent hair removal that can be done at a low cost using at home IPL machines. There are cheap and expensive machines out there, but in general, you get what you pay for.
Epilators are also becoming popular when it comes to removing hair from arms, legs, and armpits, etc. Epilators function as multiple tweezers that remove in a fast and efficient way though is not a permanent solution. The only other problem with epilators is that you may not be able to get rid of facial hair or in your pubic area using this device. Instead, it is used for larger bodily areas as mentioned earlier.
Electrolysis is a modern method of removing unwanted hair. It makes use of an electric current in order to get rid of the follicle. The two primary ways are galvanic and thermolytic electrolysis. For both cases, you will need to have a professional to handle the situation.
Ash is a self-confessed hair expert and blogger. He loves styling his son’s hair and will sometimes even cut and style his wife’s hair (when she’s feeling brave).