Who doesn’t dream of soft, clear skin as the sunny day’s approaches? Only, to get there, you have to go through the hair removal box! Wax, razor, depilatory cream or laser, there are many more or less easy and painful methods to remove unpleasant hair.
The different hair removal methods
Being shaved up close requires precision and the mastery of certain techniques. Here are all the methods to find the weapon you need to hunt for hair.
All about waxing
Formulated with resin and beeswax, wax is an effective method although a little painful. It can be used hot or cold waxing, with or without bands, depending on preference. The advantage of this method is the hair regrowth time which is quite long (approximately 3 weeks) due to the fact that the bulb is removed during depilation. Fairly easy to handle with practice, the wax can be bought in supermarkets or we can make it ourselves at home with a recipe based on sugar, water and lemon called oriental wax. Regarding prices, count between 3 and 30 euros depending on where you buy it or if you do it in institutes.
The razor, fast and painless
Simple to use, quick and easy to transport, the razor allows you to wax all areas of the body (legs, bikini line, armpits) in no time and to troubleshoot in certain situations. To be used with a little shower gel or shaving cream, it is painless as long as you do not cut yourself with the blade. Note that the most sensitive skin can be irritated with this method. Even if it remains very practical, the regrowth of the hair is done quickly since the root of the latter is shaved and not torn off. Depending on the type of skin, the razor can cause ingrown hairs to appear and harder, darker hair to grow back. Price side, the razor is economical, count about ten euros.
The ultra-precise electric epilator
A method of hair removal that is developing more and more today, the electric epilator is practical and quick to use. It ensures a net result and a fairly long hair regrowth (3 weeks) of the depilated areas even the most sensitive such as the bikini line thanks to new suitable accessories. Quite painful at the start of use, the pain subsides over time. Some brands are not lacking in innovations to reduce this pain, especially by using cold or electric epilators underwater. Price level can range from 40 to 90 euros depending on the brand and type of model you choose. However, the investment quickly pays off.
Depilatory cream, ideal for sensitive skin
Depilatory cream remains an effective means of removing hair with simple and quick use. Apply on the skin for the exposure time indicated on the instructions and then remove with a spatula or a glove, anyone can do it in five minutes! Painless, some people with sensitive skin may still feel some overheating if the cream is applied for too long. Safe for the epidermis, it is preferable to use it especially in case of troubleshooting because in the long term, it may irritate the skin. Hair regrowth remains fast and can lead to the appearance of harder, darker hairs. Counted between 3 to 15 euros depending on the brands and areas. Note also that a tube ends quite quickly in general.
Pulsed light for almost permanent hair removal
To use at home as in institute, this method promises clear skin and for a long time. The pulsed light will indeed heat the hair in order to destroy it entirely. Almost permanent and safe hair removal therefore, it is still not recommended to use it on pregnant women, children, people with diabetes or blood disease, people taking photosensitizing drugs and dark or dark skin. However, this method comes at a price: count between 60 and 200 euros per session (depending on the area to be waxed) knowing that several are needed before obtaining a final result.
The laser, to say goodbye to hair!
On the same basis as pulsed light, the laser will burn the hair to permanently destroy it right down to the root for a long-lasting effect. Professional technique, the result depends on the age, the area to be treated and the hair of the person. The disadvantage of this technique is the time to obtain an optimal result; for 6 to 8 sessions, count between 12 to 14 months. We are talking about an unpleasant sensation and no pain during the sessions, even if each person perceives the pain in their own way. Safe, it is contraindicated for people such as pregnant women, those with skin pathologies, taking photosensitizing drugs or for tanned skin. The price of a session can vary between 50 and 100 euros depending on the area.
Everything about hair removal with thermolysis
This hair removal technique practiced by a doctor consists of sticking a needle into the skin which will diffuse an electric current in order to destroy the hair. The treated areas are areas with low hair density like the face in general. Thermolysis is often used to supplement laser sessions. Painless thanks to an anesthetic cream applied before each session, the duration of the sessions can extend over several months depending on the person’s hairiness. An effective method, it is particularly not recommended for pregnant women, people undergoing acne treatment, wearing a pacemaker, undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy and for people with skin problems.
Threading, the oldest method
The ancestral technique used in particular in India, it is fast, ecological and economical. To do in the institute or at home, it is enough to take a wire which one twists in order to be able to wedge the hair between the two ends so that it can be torn up to its root. Usually used for parts of the face, it is possible to wax on other areas of the body such as the legs for the more tedious. Painless, it may happen that the thread pinches the skin from time to time.