All You Wanted To Know About Hair Removal Methods
Unwanted hair is a pain to deal with. It looks bad, feels bad and is a big blow to your confidence levels. It was last week when a cute guy at work asked me if I wanted to join him and his friends to a pool party immediately after work. What I could have given to sit by the pool drinking nice cocktails in his arms, and much more…. I nearly shot myself for not shaving my legs that week. Well, with technology by our side, hair removal is getting easier and cheaper. I have learned my lesson and I have done my homework. I’m going to give you a crash course in the different types of hair removal methods available in the market today. Brace yourself for a ‘hair-raising’ enlightenment, pun intended.
Temporary Hair Removal:
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the razor. There are many types of razors available in the market. I suggest that if you are going to shave regularly, invest in an electric shaver. If you decide to go with a conventional razor, go for the ones which have moisturizing tips and cushions. Conventional razor tips: Use a sharp blade, if possible. Soak area in warm water to soften the hair, apply gel or foam and let it sit for a couple of minutes, go slowly, and apply a moisturizer or a dry skin lotion on areas you’ve shaved. Don’t dry shave, rinse your blade after every stroke, and never share a razor. I strongly recommend that you trim off any excess hair before you attempt to shave your pubic area. Go slow, sit with your legs apart, and if it is your first time you may want to shave a bit and come back to do more later. If you are like me, get an electric shaver and a good brand like Remington or Braun. I use it only in the shower. Make sure that your electric razor is made to be used in there. Don’t electrocute yourself! Personally, I recommend a razor that can be used along with foam, gel or cream.
Simply put, depilatory creams contain chemicals that dissolve the hair on the applied area which is washed off after appropriate time. I have heard many women complain of allergies, so I suggest that you test a cream on a small patch before going all out on a larger area. There are various products out there, some of the good ones are creams from Veet, Revitol and Nair. I have also seen these creams come in form of sprays which are a much less hassle than shaving, or other time consuming methods. I have been told that results may last for about a week and they are not too expensive, ranging from $10 to $30.
My body shivers when I think of tweezing. We all know what it is and we all dread a nasty tweezer. If you can ignore the pain, tweezing is one of the best, most effective and cheapest way to remove hair from delicate places, especially around facial areas. Tweezers can cost between $5 and $25 and results last long as the hair is pulled out from the roots. Ouch!
Waxing pulls hair out from its roots. I could tell you that it is cheap and is a tried and tested method of hair removal over the years. But you and I both know that it is messy, sticky and surely not the least painful. Waxing also causes irritation and should not be used on sensitive skin, rashes or moles. While we are taking about messy and sticky, sugaring is another method in which a paste is applied over the skin and a strip of cloth is pressed on to it. This is pulled away which removes the hair from its roots. Similar to waxing, except for the paste. It is inexpensive with kits costing between $10 and $30, but consistency is hard to maintain. I suggest that sugaring is a no-no for all of you out there who do not have the patience to do it exactly right to get consistency.