Most popular hair removal techniques

There are many different methods of hair removal nowadays. They all work differently on different parts of the body.

Shaving

The most common and convenient way to remove unwanted hair is shaving. You can shave almost everywhere but I would advise not to use on the face as it’ll cause irritation and make the skin rough. I have read many times that shaving does not make hair thicker but I disagree. Shaving underarms in particular saves time and money. You don’t have to wait for the hair to grow to a certain length and you can do it as often as you like.

With many supermarkets’ own brand products now, it is also the cheapest option. You can buy a pack of disposable razors for just over £1. Remember to change razor blades often to ensure a smooth and neat finish. 

Hair removal cream

Another easy technique to get rid of hair is through hair removal cream. They smell funny and you have to wait a few minutes before washing it off. Another thing I find is that it doesn’t remove all the hair in the same area; some areas need the cream to be on longer and it’s not good to leave it on longer than the recommended time. It’s cheap, just over £3, but isn’t as effective as other forms of hair removal. 

Epilating

Epilating is not for people with a low pain threshold as it hurts a lot but once you get used to it, it isn’t so bad. You can do your arms, legs, bikini line and underarms. Be warned that although doing the bikini line lasts a very long time, it will hurt. Doing the underarms is awkward and will bleed in most cases but I noticed hairs grow back finer. A good brand of epilator will cost over £50 but if used regularly, is well worth the money in the long term. 

Waxing

Waxing seems to be the most preferred method of hair removal. When waxing, the wax removes all dead skin cells from the surface and leaves a clean and smooth finish. In most cases hair will take an average of 1-3 weeks before growing back and the hairs do grow back finer.

Waxing underarms on average cost £5 but including full arms expect to pay between £10-15. However if you buy a pot of wax, this will cost between £8-12 and can be used many times on most places of the body.

With all forms of hair removal I do recommend exfoliating everyday as this will prevent ingrown hairs and ease removal. Also never use a moisturiser after any form of hair removal as this will clog up the pores and leave skin feeling red and bumpy. Try to wear loose cotton clothing as this will let the skin breathe.

1 Response

  1. leila November 21, 2008 / 7:30 am

    I like threading you can do it whenever you like it can eve grab the most tiniest of hairs. It’s great for shaping the eyebrows as well.

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