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What is the Best Hair Removal Method?

Looking for the best hair removal method?

People who have hair growing in unwanted places often wonder about the best hair removal method in existence.

The following are the 7 most popular methods that everyone should know about.

1. Shaving

This is the most popular method of ridding the body of hair. A razor is used to cut hair. A shaving cream may be used to make this easy, as well as to reduce irritation. It can be used on the legs, pubic area, arms as well as the face.

After shaving some areas, ingrown hair may result. Razors are inexpensive, so this option is both affordable and accessible. The hair must be shaved regularly because it usually grows back after a few days.

2. Waxing

Molten wax is spread over the hair and left to cool. Once it has solidified, the strip of wax is pulled off, removing hair follicles in the process. This procedure removes hair follicles from the root. If not done correctly, some hair follicles may remain after the procedure.

Waxing can be messy and painful. If some hair follicles are not removed, the procedure cannot be repeated; other methods may have to be considered. The results can last several weeks. If you cannot afford to go to a salon, you can do hot waxing at home. Since follicles are extracted from the root, poor hygiene may lead to an infection. The procedure is commonly used for removal of hair in the bikini area.

3. Tweezing

Tweezing is also known as plucking. As the name suggests, hair follicles are simply plucked from their root using tweezers. One hair strand is removed at a time. This comes with the “ouch factor” or sharp pain. Once plucked, the hair will not grow for at least six weeks. While it may be a tedious process, it is quite effective.

Unfortunately, some people dig tweezers too deep into the skin, and this can cause an infection, or lead to scarring. Tweezing is commonly used to remove hair follicles from the eyebrows. Frequent plucking can also lead to permanent results. Plucking is an affordable option because you only need to buy quality tweezers that costs a few dollars.

4. Threading

Like tweezing and waxing, threading removes the whole follicle. A piece of thread is used to uproot the hair. It’s very sanitary and results last up to 6 weeks, but can also be permanent after several procedures. Unfortunately, very few people know how to carry out the procedure. Hair may break, if threading is not done properly. Some pain may be experienced during extraction. The method is used to remove hair from the chin, upper lip and brow. It’s also very affordable.

5. Electrolysis

This is an FDA approved technique that offers 100% hair removal. An electric current is passed through the root hair using a sharp needle, and this destroys it. The method is effective but bent follicles can make things a little bit harder. A single session may cost around $45, and some people may need several to achieve the desired results. One drawback is that skin discoloration may occur.

6. Chemical Hair Removal

A chemical is used to break down the structure of hair down to its root. After 10 minutes, the hair can be wiped off using a warm towel. The results only last 2 to 5 days. The chemicals may irritate the skin and a strong odor is left as the hair follicles decompose. It can be used to remove hair in large areas like the legs and arms.

7. Laser Hair Removal

A small laser device is used to destroy hair follicles by attacking the dark pigment. Results can last up to two weeks. Laser hair removal takes very little time and it can work on both short and long hair. It can be used to remove hair in the legs, face, arms or anywhere else. It is a little bit more expensive than the other procedures. It’s also not suitable for everyone.