Hair Removal Options and Methods
Whether it is shaving legs or underarms, struggling with dark hair above the lip or on the chin, or dense hair growth on the arms, finding an effective and efficient way get rid of unwanted body hair is a recurring theme. I would love to find an easy way to achieve a smooth bikini line or a hairless upper lip, but it isn’t that simple.Here are the available options, each with its own pros and cons. Depending on your budget, available time, and the area you want to have hair-free, you can choose what will work best for you.
How about Waxing?Waxing is an excellent and inexpensive way to deal with most hair removal. Waxing leaves the area smoother than shaving does because it pulls the hair out from below the top layer of skin. You can wax at home, and beauty supply stores sell all the equipment you will need.
This is the easiest and most convenient way to go about removing hair from large areas.For smaller areas like the upper lip, a wax that is melted in the microwave and applied with a small spatula offers the most control.
How it works?In hot waxing, a thin layer of heated wax is applied to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the wax as it cools. The wax is then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, taking the hair with it.
Cold waxes work similarly. Strips are pre-coated with wax or a sugar-based substance and pressed onto the skin in the direction of the hair growth and pulled off in the opposite direction.
Shaving is fine, but we all know the problems associated with it. Shaving is the method most of us use for our legs and bikini line, but the hair grows back too fast and the stubble or redness it can cause on the thigh and crotch is obnoxious. There are ways to deal with the redness, like using a hair conditioner or non-irritating shave gel to shave with, and applying a non-fragranced moisturizer afterward or a solution containing stabilized acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin).
This is a great options for preventing red bumps because aspirin has potent anti-inflammatory properties even when applied to the surface of skin.
You can also try this simple remedy at home: take one or two aspirins and dissolve them in about ¼ cup water and then apply the solution with a cotton ball to the area you just shaved! This works on any part of the body. You will be impressed by the results.
TweezingTweezing is not only a painful option, it is extremely time-consuming. It works almost the same way waxing does—pulling the hair out from the root. Some women worry that tweezing will increase growth or make the texture of the hair heavier, but if plucking altered hair growth, we would all have bushy eyebrows!Actually, tweezing hair can eventually shut down the hair follicle by causing repeated shock and injury, although this can take a long time.