Hair Removal - Choose From Nine Methods

By: Mike Jones

Use this overview to re-examine your current hair removal method to ensure you are using the best possible method FOR YOU!

#1: Depilatories

Depilatories as a hair removal method are quick and inexpensive. However, they can be harsh on the skin and messy. Results: About 2 weeks.

#2: Electrolysis

In most cases this hair removal method is permanent. It can be painful. Also it could be expensive depending on the size of the area to be treated. It is important to get professional treatment to avoid skin damage. Results: Permanent.

#3: Hair Inhibitors

They are easy to use with any existing hair removal method (excluding depilatories). They reduce and even stop hair growth. Results: After 3 to 6 months, significant reduction in hair growth, in some cases, permanent.

#4: Laser Treatment

Now with CoolGlide technology, all skin types can be treated.

In most cases this hair removal method is permanent. There might be mild discomfort. It can be expensive depending on the size of the area to be treated. It is important to get professional treatment to avoid skin damage. Results: Permanent.

#5: Shaving

This is a quick and inexpensive method of hair removal. It has to be repeated frequently however. Extra care must be given to the skin. Results: From 1 to 3 days.

#6: Sugaring

Sugaring hair removal is inexpensive and generally kind to the skin as sugaring pastes are natural. It can be painful. Results: 3 to 6 weeks.

#7: Threading

This hair removal method is used mainly for eyebrows and facial hair. A person skilled in threading should perform the method. Results: Up to 3 weeks.

#8: Tweezers

Tweezers are good for isolated hairs and some facial areas. It is an inexpensive method of hair removal although good quality tweezers are needed. Results: From 3 to 8 weeks.

#9: Waxing

Waxing hair removal is quick and inexpensive. Some waxes can affect the skin. It may be painful depending on a person's toleration level. Results: From 3 to 6 weeks.

Conclusion:


It must be stated that no hair removal method is ideal. Everyone is different when it comes to pain toleration, hair growth rate, hair texture, hair color and skin sensitivity. A method that works fine for one may not suit someone else.

However, by examining this list you can select the method that is least painful, most economical, and convenient for you as an individual.

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