There are various different methods available for getting rid of that unwanted body and facial hair. What method you decide depends on your time, money and how long you would like to take in between having to remove the hair again. Here’s a quick breakdown of your options and a bit about what you can expect with each method of hair removal.
This is the most straightforward answer and is by far the cheapest, quickest, and relatively painless, barring nicks and cuts from a miss shave. While easy to get ready and can be done almost anywhere it doesn’t provide the longest term solution for hair removal. Since you do not remove the hair and only trim it to or just slightly above the skin. Other method outright remove the hair a provide a longer time between seeing the hair grow back. Stubble is a common problem with shaving that is either seen as an embarrassment or reminder that you need to shave your hair again. Shaving is commonly done on leg, arm, and facial hair. While it is possible to be done on more sensitive areas caution should be applied as it is common to shave and cause ingrown hair. This is painful and there is not much that can be done to stop this from happening.
Tweezing / Epilating
This method is much more long term than shaving but is painful. The costs vary since it can be cheaper with a set of tweezers or much more expensive with a full mechanical epilator. This is a more long term solution to your hair removal problems as you pull the hair directly out at the root which means it won’t grow back for a long time. You can extend this process even longer by using a hair growth inhibitor that targets the empty follicle so it stops more hair from continuing to grow. This process is a good option if you only have a few hairs you want to remove as it is quick and easy to do. Other times which would be good to pluck or epilate include when you're reshaping your eyebrows or pulling out a few stray hairs. Make sure that you have the proper epilator that is for hair reshaping and not for large body areas.
Similar to tweezing and using an epilator, waxing and sugaring remove the hair from the root. So it’s a longer term solution. This process is a little painful but it’s more rapid than epilating and tweezing. With these methods you can can do it from home or by a professional in a salon. Hot waxing can be messy and painful and may leave some hairs behind because they can break off. Ensure that you don’t overheat the wax as you may burn yourself. Like with any personal maintenance routine you need to ensure you have everything properly setup and that you take the time to ensure that waxing, in this case, is done properly. Many women use this hair removal method in the bikini area and to remove hair on the upper lip.
This method is quite effective but expensive. It must be done by a professional salon and is done by a professional who places a tiny needle with an electric current in the hair follicle. There are two forms of electrolysis. The first type chemically destroy the hair and the second uses heat to destroy the hair. Either method works to remove the hair but make sure that the person removing your hair is knowledgeable and professional.
This is by far the longest lasting but requires several treatments and a large chunk of time. You will be looking at around 4-6 weeks of time to ensure the hair is removed and is only effective on dark hair. The laser pulses to destroy the hair bulb. The treatment is expensive and can be painful, it can however be used on many parts of the body to remove the hair.