We all have our comfort zones when it comes to hair removal methods. Some prefer waxing, some prefer using a cream and some resort to shaving. Then there are others who seek more permanent means such as laser hair removal or even electrolysis. But which method shaves that stubborn body hair in the most optimal way?
Waxing is probably the road most taken in the world of hair removing. It manages to remove the hair right off the skin and pulls at the root of the hair. It is this quality that makes it long lasting for a temporary hair removal method. Even though it is a painful measure, it leaves the skin smooth. In fact, after the first few times, the pain level goes down tremendously and the rate of hair growth decreases as well. In the case of waxing, pain truly is gain!
Hair Removing Creams
This is the option adopted by teenagers whose mothers never got accustomed to waxing. While it is completely painless and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth, the time taken to finish applying, drying and removing the cream exceeds the amount of patience in any one person. Furthermore, hair removal creams may leave rashes on the skin depending on how it reacts to this foreign lotion’s application. Another major drawback of such creams is that the hair that grows back is coarser and thicker, reducing its quality in the long run.
This method is rarely performed on larger body parts like the arms or legs. Usually tweezing takes place around the eyebrows or the upper lip, which are narrower and sensitive areas. The pain levels involved in the process of tweezing are incredibly high as they usually target the face. Depending on the person performing it, tweezing can be a slow or fast process. While it does a good job of shaping up ones eyebrows, it can be a rather painful process as each individual strand is tugged at with full force.
Shaving is fast, painless and simple to execute. It may not be the preferred method of hair removal for the skin, but it is definitely the best alternative for those who do not have the time to sit down and spend time on ridding their bodies of unwanted hair. That being said, shaving makes the rate of hair growth increase, as it does not get the hair at its roots. Another point to notes is the damage done to the skin, either in the form of rashes, or cuts made during the process of shaving. For all its perks, hair removal through shaving is a path to be treaded with caution.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is slowly proving to be a more advanced method to waxing, as it destroys the roots of body hair and has the potential to remove hair permanently. In fact, its technological edge gives it a high chance of removing hair on a permanent basis. It is definitely a time consuming and costly method that requires weeks of commitment on the part of the customer. It is possible for laser hair removal to takes up to 6-8 sessions with a gap of 10 weeks each. That being said, this method has proved relatively painless in comparison to other permanent hair removal solutions like electrolysis.
Finally, this last method in comparison has been officially categorized as a “permanent” hair removal treatment, in that it guarantees complete hair removal. Of course, it is not advised to do this at home, hence a hefty charge must be encountered depending on the physician visited and the number of sessions required. While the amount of pain caused by electrolysis has been rumored to have reduced to a mere tingling sensation, have a needle pull out your hair bit by bit can be more than just a sensation for some.