Everything You Need To Know About Hair Removal

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With hair removal being a process that we have to endure on a regular basis for almost our whole lives, it is important for you to have the right knowledge about the various options available. As there are multiple options on the market, you need to experiment to find out which method is best for you and your body. As you may know, shaving is fast and painless, but you have to do it all the time. Waxing can hurt like hell, but it lasts longer. 

We have noticed that what works the best for most women is a combination of different methods for different body areas. Thus we researched the pros and cons from various experts to break it all down for you. 

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Bleaching

Bleaching doesn’t really get rid of hair but instead colors it lighter to blend with your skin. It is a popular choice for lightening facial hair and can also be used on your arms. It can be used almost anywhere on the body but its best avoided on the bikini line, broken skin and blemishes. 

How to use

Bleaching usually involves mixing a cream with a powder. This mix needs to coat every strand of hair from root to tip for hair to be lightened uniformly. Avoid bleaching after a hot bath as your pores will be open and you skin will be more sensitive. 

How long does it last

You can expect the effects to last for around a fortnight but this can depend on your hair growth cycle and how quickly your hair grows.

Depilatory creams

Depilatory creams are the least painful and can be used to remove hair in large areas

How to use

Cover the entire area with the cream ensuring that every strand is covered and wait for a certain amount of time. Once the time is up, you need to take a spatula and scrape the unwanted hair away.

How long does it last

Depilatory creams remove hair from just below the skin’s surface thus you can expect regrowth in two to three days. It gives you silky smooth skin quickly and painlessly but the effects are not as long-lasting as other methods.

Epilators

Epilation works by plucking individual hairs from the root by a device with fast moving tweezers, and thus it is a painful process. It’s best for hair removal in areas like underarms and legs.

How to use

Epilators can be used dry or wet. It is recommended to use one which can be used in the shower as warm water helps loosen hair follicles to ease the process. It is advisable to exfoliate your skin before epilating. 

How long does it last

As epilation removes hair from the root, its effects usually last for three to four weeks. 

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Shaving

Cheap, fast and painless, shaving is the busy-girl’s fuss-free hair removal solution. Even though it can be used all over the body, it is not advisable for those who have thick, coarse hair that grows back quickly. Shaving also causes ingrown hairs around the bikini line. 

How to use

Use a shaving cream or mild shower gel and lather the area to be shaved and run a razor over skin. 

How long does it last

Shaving doesn’t last long so you can expect regrowth in one to three days.

Waxing

Waxing is comparatively painful to other hair removal methods but has a long-lasting effect because of which it is a favorite for women around the world. You can wax all over the body and it is particularly advisable for the bikini area. Times closer to your period will be most painful for waxing so you can plan your appointments accordingly.

How to use

You should leave waxing to the experts. 

How long does it last

Waxing has a great window period that usually exists between the four to six-week mark. 

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