Hair Removal – Which option is best?

Hair removal is something many of us struggle with. Many of us wonder which form is best. For those of us who are still consistently struggling to remove unwanted body hair, there are many removal options to choose from. It’s important to know the pros and cons and choose a method that will work best for you.

air removal at Mini Spa VTOption 1: Shaving

This popular method involves a razor removing hair at the skin’s surface.

Pros: Quick and inexpensive

Cons: Short lasting, razor burn, cuts and nicks, potential for ingrown hairs

 

Option 2: Depilatory Creams

Hair removal creams use chemicals to weaken hair, which can then be wiped away.

Pros: Can be done at home, longer lasting (removes hair slightly below surface of skin)

Cons: Chemicals can irritate skin, potential for ingrown hairs

 

Option 3: Waxing

Professional waxing involves applying warm wax to an area and removing in a direction

opposite of hair growth, pulling it out at the root.

Pros: Long lasting (approx. 3 weeks), doesn’t leave any trace of stubble

Cons: May be painful but becomes more tolerable over time, time-consuming, potential for

ingrown hairs

 

Option 4: Laser Hair Removal

Lasers zap hair shaft and therefore inhibit hair growth.

Pros: May permanently remove hair

Cons: May be painful, high cost

 

When choosing either waxing or Laser be sure to research experienced technicians in your area, who know what they are doing and can answer any and all concerns or questions you may have. Word of mouth is huge when it comes to finding a technician. Ask your friends for recommendations and referrals. For at home hair removal options be sure to find the products that are the best for your skin needs. Be sure to do a patch test on a small area before moving on to large body parts or more sensitive areas.

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