Check out information on various hair removal methods & techniques and their pros & cons.
Hair Removal Information
For decades now, women have been removing unwanted body hair, using
different techniques. Not only does it add to the woman's beauty but it
is better for her personal hygiene as well. Today getting rid of
unwanted hair has become easier than ever. There are a number of easy
techniques that you can use at home or you can visit a beauty parlor for
professional treatment. Given below in some information about the
different techniques that are available today.
- Shaving: Shaving is a popular technique as it can be done
at short notice and gives you instant results without much effort.
Most women still continue to shave inspite of alternate techniques
being available. This method is quick and cheap, though the hair
grows back rapidly and when the hair grows back it is very coarse.
You should soften the hair by washing the area with warm soapy
water. Use light gentle strokes in the direction of the hair growth,
to remove the hair. After you finish moisturize the skin. There are
different kinds of razors, electrical, disposable, with twin blades
and moisturizing strips. Choose one that suits you the best.
- Hair Removal Creams: These creams are manufactured in
such a way that they dissolve the hair. These creams have an
ingredient called keratolytic that will damage the skin if it is
left on for a long time. Use a patch test the first time you are
using a cream. But there is no doubt that they make the skin hair
free, smooth and soft.
- Waxing: Though this method is a little painful, it is
good to remove hair from the arms, legs and bikini line. Hair
re-growth after waxing is slow and may take as much as two months.
It is best to do a patch test for waxing as well. For best results
one should continue waxing on a regular basis. Hair is removed from
its root and when it re-grows it is finer. The problem with waxing
is that the hair has to grow a little for waxing to be efficient. It
helps to dust a little talcum powder on the area before waxing.
- Sugaring: This technique is similar to waxing. Here the
removal solution is warmed and then applied on the area required
with the help of a palette knife. The solution is applied in the
direction of the hair growth. Then a cotton strip is used to cover
the solution and torn away in the opposite direction and thus the
hair is removed. Hair re-growth takes about six to eight weeks and
it is fine.
- Electrolysis: This is a salon treatment and is expensive,
but last longer and could be permanent as well. This requires a
series of sittings if the results are to be good. A fine needle
passes a very low electrical current into the hair follicle. After a
session there will be slight swelling, redness and scarring which
will take a few days to disappear.
- Laser treatment: This is another salon-based treatment
that is expensive too. You need a few sessions for good results.
Black activating lotion is applied over the area, to enable the hair
follicle to absorb the laser energy. In this technique the best
results are got from people with thick body hair.