Hair removal is a very personal choice, some people’s preference is to remove everything whereas others opt to remove nothing, and then there are plenty of people who fall somewhere in between. If you do choose to remove any hair, it can be overwhelming to know how to do so, with so many options out there, which one should you use?
Here is a lowdown on just some of the hair removal techniques to help you decide which will work best for you:
Waxing is a popular choice for hair removal, particularly for smaller areas such as the bikini line or underarms. Hair removing wax is both easy to use and effective, making it a go-to option for many. Waxing removes hair from the root, meaning regrowth is less frequent and the hair grows back thinner, perfect if you are willing to be consistent with your waxing routine. As well as this, you also remove the risk of getting razor bumps or ingrown hairs, a common occurrence with shaving.
With various waxing methods available from hot wax to strips, it is worth experimenting with a couple of options before deciding what to stick with. If you are apprehensive about trying waxing, it could be worth going for a professional wax to begin with.
Another very common choice of hair removal is shaving. Popular due to being inexpensive and speedy, shaving can be done in the shower very easily. Whilst it may be more convenient than waxing, unfortunately, the results of shaving are shorter-lived. Hair is simply shaved rather than removed from the root, so it will grow back much quicker.
Shaving is a good option if you are looking for something quick, however, make sure to change your razor head consistently, exfoliate frequently and shave in the direction that hair is growing to help reduce your chances of ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, uses the energy from a laser to damage hair follicles, therefore causing a delay or complete prevention of hair growth. This is a method of hair removal that is notoriously popular with celebrities, unsurprising due to its expensive price tag. Whilst laser can be done at home, due to its technical nature it is arguably more popular in salons conducted by professionals.
Despite its success, laser hair removal isn’t for everyone; it is most effective on darker hair as there is more pigment that can be targeted by the laser. Laser is also not guaranteed to last forever, with some people experiencing hair regrowth even after many laser sessions. This, combined with the expensive cost of laser, means it should be carefully considered.
It is worth noting that many people find the best success in mixing and matching these techniques dependent on the body part.
Be sure to do effective research before trying any hair removal technique and make sure to follow any care instructions necessary for different products.