Hair removal is one of the things that irritates women the most, but we all can say that we feel 10 times better when we have hairless arms, legs and pits! There are many ways you can remove you body hair and today, I'm going to provide you girls with a guide to body hair removal for women.
Shaving involves the use of a razor-blade which cuts the hair on the skin's surface, It's very effective for arms and legs and you can use it basically anywhere that you want to.
The pros of shaving are that its quick, easy and painless but the biggest con is the regrowth of hair in a few days.
I personally don't prefer shaving because I get rashes on my skin after, among other problems.
This is one of the most popular methods used for 'spot' hair removal and involves pulling out of individual hairs, one at a time. It's usually used on eye brows and the chin area.
The pros involve a good control for shaping and the con is that its painful, causes redness and you have to re-tweeze again in a few days.
I personally tweeze my uni-brow and feel that its an effective way.
Waxing involves uprooting hair from below the skin's surface using bee wax. It can be used on any part of the body, from eye-brows to pubic hair.
The biggest pro of waxing is that it lasts for 2-6 weeks but this method has several cons such as sore skin, redness, pain and ingrown hairs.
I personally use waxing to remove my body hairs and am a big fan of it, mainly because I don't have to worry about body hair removal for the next 3-5 weeks. The pain does subside after you get waxed regularly.
- Deplatory Creams
These creams weaken the hair at the skin's surface and all you have to do is to apply them for 5-10 minutes and wipe it off,and your unwanted hair are just gone. These hair removal creams are effective, but are like shaving in a way.
The pros involve it being painless, quick and cheap and the cons involve it being messy, high on harmful chemicals, bad smell, etc.
I have had a very bad experience with hair removal creams and would advise you not to opt for them.
- BleachingBleaching isn't a way to remove hair, but is a way to mask unwanted hair by making them lighter. This method can be used on arms and upper lips and is painless, but does involve the use of chemicals.
The pro of this technique is that it lasts 2-6 weeks.I regularly do bleach the hair on my face, like those on my upper lips and this is a good way to conceal them.
- SugaringSugaring is similar to waxing but the paste is made by using sugar, lemon and water and mixing them together. It has the same pros and cons as waxing does.
- Electrolysis This involves the use of a needle-like probe which is a conductor for electric current to pass through into the hair follicle to make it inactive. This technique is best for a small area.
The pro is that it is a permanent solution and the biggest con is the intensity of pain involved.