A hairy girls guide to hair removal | Beauty

Hair Removal

If you are comfortable with your body hair that’s fantastic for you. Being noticeably hairier than my peers growing up, for me it is something I am still quite uncomfortable with. I guess that’s quite normal for someone who’s been bleaching her upper lip at the age of 9!

As we all know there are many ways to say goodbye to unwanted body hair, but each method varies in how long the results lasts, these also differ from person to person. Some methods get rid of hair for a few days, while others can remove it for weeks. It is all a matter of balancing your budget and time constraints with how much you want the offending hairs to disappear.


Sugaring Instead of Waxing or Shaving Body Hair

Sugaring treatments are like waxing treatments. However, sugaring should keep hair from growing back for at least six weeks. Waxing treatments can work for that long, but they also sometimes only work for about two weeks. As for shaving, new growth after doing that can be visible after as little as two or if you are me, by the next day.

Obviously, shaving is the easiest and most comfortable, I am guilty of growing out my legs for a wax and then giving up and shaving instead. If you choose to shave hair away, you can expect to be doing so all the time. Waxing and sugaring are equally painful, but you can reduce the discomfort by having the treatment done professionally.

Electrolysis and Laser Treatments for Hair Removal

Aside from waxing and sugaring treatments, clinics also offer other hair removal treatments. Among them are the use of laser hair removing devices and electrolysis machines. Both techniques involve discomfort, and have to be repeated over and over again for the best results.

I hear that Laser treatment is more comfortable than electrolysis, and that is can be more versatile. An electrolysis treatment is better suited to treating a small area of the body, while lasers can be used almost anywhere. Having had electrolysis in the past, I would say it is effective, but uncomfortable. As the treatment, targets follicle by follicle, it is limited to small areas, and can be less effective on coarse hair. Laser treatment is much more effective to remove hair from a larger area.

Using Epilators for Hair Removal Spot Treatments

Epilators are small hand-held devices that can pull out several hairs at a time. You can grab yourself an Epilator from Boots, I can recommend the Braun Silk range, as I use the Epil 7 myself. While more time consuming and painful than shaving, I find it does offer a longer lasting result and although I know it doesn’t make a difference, the hair does appear to grow back finer.

 Aftercare Treatments to Help Keep Body Hair Away

Regardless of which technique or combination of techniques you decide to use, aftercare can help you maximise the results. Make sure you moisturise after you de-fuzz yourself. Depilatory formulas are specially designed to get rid of existing hairs after repeated use. They can also work to keep hair that is already gone from growing back as quickly.

As you can see, the world of hair removal is not limited to shaving and waxing at all. There are many treatments that are available to you. You can try several different hair removal techniques until you find out which method is the one for you.

Have you got a hair removal tip, trick or story?

 

Love Lilla xx
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