Hair Removal Options You Should Know About


Written by Carol Snider in Hair Care
Viewed by 98 readers since 05-07-2009

Beauty is a big part in the lives of women. One of the most troublesome beauty issues that women complain about is excess body hair. You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment any longer. Fortunately, there are many hair removal options one can utilize to remove unsightly body hair. The first step to removing body hair is finding a method that works for you. Some methods are temporary while others are permanent. Some last longer than others, and some are easier than others. Let’s take a look at some of your choices, their pros and their cons.

Shaving is probably the method you are the most familiar with as it’s the most common. Most women shave on a weekly basis, but some women need to do it daily. This can be a very time consuming process if you need to do it often. Shaving can cause small cuts to the skin which are both painful and unattractive. The biggest advantage of shaving is that it works well on underarms, bikini areas, and legs. However, if you are a woman with facial hair, this is your worst option. As your facial hair grows back after shaving, it appears thicker and darker than normal, making the facial hair more prominent.

Waxing is another hair removal option. Waxing is highly effective for facial hair, as the hair does not grow back with the coarse appearance it would after shaving it. Waxing can be done at home or at a salon. If you choose to have your bikini area or eyebrows waxed, it is highly recommended to visit a salon for the procedure. Legs and face are easily done in the comfort of your own home. The biggest advantages of waxing are the long term results. You can often go for weeks before the hair makes another appearance. Waxing is a great method of hair removal, but it also has a couple disadvantages. Your hair needs to be quite long before it’s waxed. You may have to deal with a little more stubble than you normally would while you wait for it to be long enough to wax. In addition, waxing is very painful and can cause temporary redness and swelling of the skin. Waxing is also not a good option for underarm areas.

Hair removal creams are effective, but is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Like waxing, hair removal creams offer a longer lasting effect than shaving. Hair removal creams are not recommended for facial or bikini hair removal. You should perform an allergy test before using any hair removal cream as these have been known to cause severe allergic reactions in some people.

Your last hair removal option is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a costly procedure, which is a reason why many women choose not to undergo it. The effects can last anywhere from one year to a lifetime. Laser hair removal is very safe when performed by a professional, although the price can be off-putting. It’s effective on any part of the body. It’s important to weigh the costs of wax, hair removal creams, shaving cream, and razors versus the cost of a laser procedure. What price are you willing to pay to take care of your excess hair problems for good? Whatever your budget is, know that you don’t have to suffer from excess body hair. There is always an option to suit you.


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