Want to get rid of unwanted hair? Here’s how to choose the best hair removal method.
We have all struggled to find a hair removal method that works best for us. With so many options available in the market, you are bound to get confused. To simplify things for you, I‘ve broken down the different types of hair removal methods based on their benefits.
To help you find the one that works for your exact needs, here’s a list of top hair removal methods and how they stack up against one another:
Shaving, perhaps, is one of the most popular hair-removal methods. It is one of the quickest and easy hair removal methods that you can try at the comfort of your home.
How does it work: Shaving works by cutting the hair off close to the skin with the help of a sharp blade. This method removes the tip of the hair shaft that pokes out of the skin, but the hair grows back.
Pros: If you are looking for a painless, quick, and easy hair removal method, shaving is perfect for you. It is also cost-effective, and you don’t have to worry about salon appointments.
Cons: Shaving makes the hair follicle change its growth direction, leaving it trapped under your skin. This leads to ingrown hairs. Shaving can also irritate your skin or cause other skin problems, such as razor burn, bumps, nicks, cuts, or skin infections.
How long do the results last: Hair grows back quickly after shaving. The results last between one to three days.
Waxing is another popular hair removal method. It is a temporary yet long-lasting hair removal option.
How does it work: Waxing works by removing the hair from the root. Hot or cold wax is applied to the skin. Once it cools down and hardens, it is pulled off, along with the hair.
Pros: It is a relatively quick procedure. Therefore, even larger areas like the legs can be waxed in a short amount of time. With waxing, you don’t have to worry about stubbly regrowth that feels itchy and uncomfortable.
Cons: This hair removal method is painful. Another disadvantage is that you have to wait between appointments as waxing requires at least a quarter-inch of hair growth to adhere to.
How long do the results last: Since the hair is removed from the root, the results last longer. You can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin for up to four weeks.
- Depilatory creams
These creams can effectively remove unwanted hair in a short span of time.
How do they work: Depilatory creams work by dissolving the hair. These creams typically remove hair at, or slightly below, skin level.
Pros: These creams are one of the least painful hair removal options. Unlike shaving, there is no risk of cuts or nicks. These creams can remove hair in large areas or hard-to-reach places.
Cons: Since these creams contain strong chemicals, they can cause damage to your skin. These creams are not suitable for all areas. You should avoid using these on sensitive areas such as the nose, brows, and ears.
How long do the results last: The results aren’t long-lasting. You can expect regrowth in around two to three days.
- Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is perfect for you if you want permanent/long-lasting results. I highly recommend laser hair removal as it is a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair.
How does it work: In this method, the laser penetrates the skin to target the hair shaft and inhibit hair growth. It works by destroying the hair follicle.
Pros: It is a safe and long-lasting hair removal method as the hair follicle is destroyed without causing any damage to the dermis. You will notice a significant reduction in overall hair growth. Additionally, the treatment is virtually painless.
Cons: The procedure requires multiple visits to the dermatologist. Laser hair removal generally takes around six to twelve sessions for optimal results.
How long do the results last: Even though laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, the results aren’t permanent. You need touch ups every six to twelve months to maintain the results.
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