Hair removal can be a painful experience. If you're using old equipment for shaving, the process can get tedious and take a great deal of time. On the other hand, waxing is expensive and uncomfortable. So, where does that leave you?
Fortunately for you, there’s a new wave of hair-removal products out there that are changing the way we get rid of unwanted hairs. Whether you’re looking to temporarily or permanently remove hair on your body or your face, there’s an ideal method for you.
Below are some of the best hair removal methods you can try at your local salon or at home.
Best Hair Removal Products
Plucking is one of the most effective hair removal methods out there. Although it can make your eyes water sometimes, it's painless compared to laser hair removal - which we're going to talk about in a minute. While surprisingly effective, the discomfort of plucking decreases with time. But be careful how you use it. Many women report they wouldn't want to try it on anything other than their eyebrow hairs.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams are our favorite method to get rid of pubic hairs, or ready them into shape. If you're skeptical about these creams - don't. they really work, but we recommend you follow the directions on the package before using it, especially if you're planning on using it in the vaginal area. The downside of hair removal creams is that many of them recommend you perform a skin test to ensure they don't disagree with your body. Bottom line: you're not supposed to leave it on past a certain time and there are regions of the body that should be avoided at all cost.
Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal by laser works by carrying the light of a laser into the pigment in the hair. This heat emitted from the light targets the hair follicle as well as the hair bulb. Unlike other hair removal methods, it takes 8 -12 treatments to get definitive results. Because your hair follicles are all at varying stages of growth, you have to be consistent with your appointments. Nonetheless, laser hair removal gets to the root of the problem and is an effective long-term solution for hair individuals.
Good Old Fashioned Shaving
When in doubt, don't venture out. There's nothing wrong with the good old fashioned razor shaving. If you're cautious enough not to hurt yourself and you're using a quality razor, you'll probably be pain free. If your dusty old razor has hurt you in the past, learn from your shaving mistakes, get a new one. We recommend you educate yourself with simple shaving hacks.
Waxing + Numbing Spray
The stigmatization behind how painful waxing can be is real! Waxing is probably one of the most painful hair removal methods in the history of hair removal. What if we told you there was a product that may help to relieve the excruciating pain of waxing? Numbing spray.
This wonderful spray works to take the sting out of waxing by briefly numbing the affected area. This is an excellent alternative for women who like the appearance of waxed skin, but are looking to avoid the discomfort that comes with it.
If you're looking for another alternative to waxing, you might find that threading is the perfect option for you. According to Cosmopolitan getting your eyebrows threaded includes, "Bearable pain. Depending on the therapist/your tolerance/the time of the month threading feels like tweezing multiple hairs at once." If that level of pain doesn't scare you away, it may be time to get yourself a good old threading session.
Threading involves drawing a cotton thread along undesired hair in a twisting motion, catching hair in a tiny lasso, and heaving it up and out of the follicle. It is an effective hair removal method because it is precise and natural. The best part? Threading can be done on areas like the brows, upper lip, and even the sides of the face.
Sugaring hair removal works by applying an adhesive, gel-like paste to remove undesired hair. The paste - usually lemon-based, or sugar is safe, natural, and uses zero synthetic additives.
If you're an experienced waxer looking for another effective method, we recommend you try sugaring. You never know, it might be a better, less painful method you haven't thought of.
We like to believe that beauty and pain don't need to be interchangeable, so seek out different hair removal methods - you might be missing out!