The effects of having unwanted or unsightly facial or body hair can result in far reaching emotional and/or social problems. Find here several options for getting rid of unwanted hair.
The effects of having unwanted or unsightly facial or body hair can result in far reaching emotional and/or social problems.
There are various ways that you can use to remove unwanted hair from any part of your body.
Below are the most popular options for removing hair from your body
Hair Removal Options – 10 Options You Have For Removing Hair From Your Body
1. Shaving Hair Removal
One of the most popular hair removal options you have is to shave. You can either decide to shave with a manual razor or an electric shaver. This is a form of temporary hair removal and will last a few days before the hair starts to grow back
2. Depilatory Creams Or Lotions Hair Removal
Depilatories are creams or lotions which dissolve hair through the use of chemicals. You simply apply the cream or lotion to the area you want to remove the hair and the hair dissolves away.
3. Tweezing Hair Removal
This you have to performed manually and consists of you pulling individual hairs out by the root. Tweezing is regarded as one of the permanent hair removal methods as it takes much longer for the hair to grow back. The only problem is that you can only use this method over a small area of the skin…. For example if you want to get rid of upper lip hairs
4. Waxing Hair Removal
This is where you apply a layer of either hot or cold wax to the skin and then quickly pull off the wax with strips of cloth. This is also a permanent hair removal method and can last in some cases up to a few months before a repeat treatment is needed
5. Sugaring Hair Removal
The sugaring method of hair removal is quite similar to waxing, but uses a “sugary”, sticky substance instead of wax. The sugaring is made from a thick sugary substance similar to caramel. This is spread on the skin in the direction of the hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the caramel. A cloth or paper strip is patted onto the caramel and then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling the hairs out of the follicles. The advantage of this method over traditional waxing is the clean up. The sugar substance is water-soluble and can be removed easier than wax by rinsing with water.
6. Threading Hair Removal
This is a method of removing hair by using a twisted thread which catches hairs as it is rolled back and forth over the skin. The idea is that the thread pulls up the hair from the root. Quite popular with removing hair from the eyebrows
7. Rotary Epilators Hair Removal
Epilators are also a good way to remove hair permanently from the root. You can use a rotary epilator which grab your hairs from the root and pull them out. Rotary epilators are often electric or battery-powered and are more efficient than tweezers because they remove many hairs at a time.
8. Electrolysis Hair Removal
This is regarded as the most “permanent” of all the hair removal methods when executed properly. A hair-thin metal probe is inserted into the hair follicle without puncturing the skin. Then an electric pulse is sent through the probe to the follicle, which in effect kills the follicle so that it can no longer produce hair.
9. Laser Hair Removal –
In laser hair removal or reduction, a specific wavelength of light is transferred from a hand-held wand into the skin. The dark pigment in the hair attracts the laser light. This causes damage to the hair follicle so that new hair growth is diminished or non-existent. There is no damage to the surrounding skin. Dark hair seems to have the higher success rate in removal. Lighter hair does not have as much pigment to attract the light.
10. Prescription Medication Hair Removal
There are also various methods of restricting hair growth through the use of prescription medications. These methods need to be discussed with a physician and most require a doctor’s prescription. There are a variety of oral medications as well as topical medications which can be used with varying degrees of success in eliminating unwanted hair.