I’m sure we all find hair removal so annoying and tasking!
Like the struggle to constantly have those smooth legs, underarms and bikini area is real!
We all have different preferences when it comes to hair removal and you can choose which method will suit you best from cost, pain and how much time it will actually take you to do it. Here are some methods of hair removal that you can choose from:
I’m sure you’re familiar with this method. It is the most common and probably the cheapest. You may prefer it because it’s quick and painless (as long as you don’t cut yourself in the process).
Make sure to use shaving cream or oil and sharp blades to minimize razor burns and skin irritation. Unfortunately for this method, hair grows back very quickly as it is cut only from the skin level.
2. Depilatory creams.
They work by dissolving the hair. You typically smear it on the desired area, and leave it on for a few minutes before wiping or washing off. Depilatories typically remove hair at, or slightly below, skin level.
You may not find this as the most effective when it comes to coarser hair. They also don’t have the best smell because of the chemicals used in the product. A plus for this is that they are painless and it works really fast. You may also want to test it out on your skin before any use, and make sure to not leave it on for too long to avoid a burning sensation.
You may opt for this if you’re looking for something that will last a bit longer than shaving.
This might be the most painful method of hair removal, and is a bit pricier than the first two, but you may prefer this as the hair is pulled from the root, therefore giving you smoothness for a longer time (three to six weeks).
This hair-removal method works by applying wax to the skin, which sticks to hairs. The wax is then quickly ripped off (sometimes with a cloth strip, sometimes without), pulling the hairs out with it.
4. Laser hair.
It is a long-term option that involves destroying the roots with light. This option can be permanent, but usually just reduces the amount of hair and makes it finer and lighter. It works best on those with darker hair and lighter skin, though, as the laser detects pigment. It takes around six to 12 sessions for optimal results.
The pain associated with laser hair-removal is often compared to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. How much this hurts will depend on your pain threshold.
You can have this done at Avané Clinic at Yaya Centre, though you have to be prepared to cough out a chunkload of money.
It works by destroying the root of each hair at the follicle with an electric current and can work for any hair type. It takes much longer because of this. There is a stinging sensation for each follicle that may or may not be painful, again depending on your threshold.
If you follow through with all of the sessions required, results can be permanent. However, it is not always 100 percent permanent for everyone.
If your pocket allows, you can have this done at Sheleena’s Exclusive Beauty Stores at ‘The Oval’ in Westlands.