If you choose to remove some or all of your body hair, chances are you know a couple of hair removal solutions. We’re here to give you more! Did you know that women aren’t the only ones concerned about hair removal? More and more men are starting to wax and shave, which proves that it is a trend that isn’t going to die very soon. We’ve given some grooming tips for men and today we’re going to take a look at 10 of the most popular hair removal solutions. Read on and pick something that you think would fit you and your lifestyle!
Shaving is the most handy hair removal solution! Grab a razor and start shaving away. Just make sure you don’t cut yourself. The downside to shaving is that it only lasts a couple of days before the hairs start appearing. It is believed that shaving will cause your hair to become thicker, but it’s a myth. It only seems that way at the beginning. ince the hair reaches maturity, it’s the same as it would be, had it not been shaved.
You can find cold strips of wax in stores and pharmacies. It’s the type you heat between your palms and apply on your skin. They’re good if you want to wax a small part of your body. However, if you want to do your legs, then you should be prepared to invest in a couple of packs, depending on your hair, of course.
For those who don’t like to shave and can’t stand the pain caused by waxing, a hair removal cream is the perfect solution. Slather some on until you cover up all the hair, wait 10 minutes and then wash it all off. You’ll feel a bit of tingling, but it’s much better than getting razor bumps and cuts!
Hot waxing is the most popular hair removal solution. It’s fast (when done by professionals) and efficient. If you have never attempted hot waxing on your own, beware! Things can get pretty messy and painful. Watch a couple of Youtube videos of it at least! Or you can save some money and have it done professionally.
Tweezing works best on small areas, such as eyebrows and underarm. If you’re doing it on your own, then you need a lot of patience and eyes that work well! We don’t recommend you do it on your legs, but if you have time to waste, then by all means, go ahead and do it! Buy a good pair of tweezers and good luck!
If you haven’t heard of threading by now, then you must do a Google search on threading. It originated in the Middle East and is now one of the most popular hair removal solutions for eyebrows. It is made with two pieces of string held in such way that it would catch the hair and lift it up out of its follicle. It takes a lot of time to learn the technique, but you could try it at home, just for fun!
Mechanical epilators are very efficient. They pluck even the small hairs that wax doesn’t, but their biggest con is the fact that it takes a long time to get good results. If you want to do a whole leg well, it could take up to an hour, depending on the amount of hair. This is not only time consuming, but also quite boring. Do you use a mechanical epilator?
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal solution that is approved by the FDA. It involves the insertion of a tiny needle into the hair follicle, shocking it with electricity and killing it. It’s quite slow, because you need to do it with every hair and you can’t do it on your own, but if you want safe and effective, electrolysis is the way to go.
Laser or IPL is another permanent hair removal solution that is quite popular these days. We still don’t know if it is safe, because the technique itself is quite new. Also, the skin can be burned by the laser and it can also cause skin discoloration. If you want to choose laser hair removal, choose an establish salon.
Sugaring is the best hair removal technique available and more women should know of it. It’s a paste that you use the same way as you would wax. The great thing about it is that the sugar only sticks to the hair and not the skin. It’s not hot, so it isn’t bothersome and it is very easy to clean up, as opposed to wax. Come on, give it a try!
Which of these popular hair removal solutions have you tried? What is your favorite? Care to share any hair removal story with us and our readers? Leave us a line in the comment section below.