We understand just how annoying unwanted hair growth can be, whether it’s on your brows, legs, belly or even facial hair (and yes! Some women do get facial hair) one thing for sure, dealing with unwanted hair is an embarrassing ordeal. What causes unwanted hair growth you may ask? Well, women have both male and female hormones but the amount of male hormones is normally low. If the male hormones are too high, excess hair growth can occur and this extra hair tends to be darker and coarse. The medical term for unwanted hair is hirsutism but fear not ladies; we have you covered with seven hair removal options that you can try out.
This is the most common hair removal method. The myth that shaving hair causes it to grow back much thicker is just that a myth! Shaving will give the hair a blunt tip which might feel stubby as it grows out and appear thicker but this is not the case. This is the most inexpensive hair removal method but can cause ingrown hairs. To avoid this, make sure you are shaving in the direction of the hair growth.
Considered an old method of hair removal, Waxing removes hair from the root which means it’s a better alternative to shaving as the results can last between 3-6 weeks depending on an individual’s hair growth. Most people find the process extremely painful and you may get red for a while. It is best to wax at a salon or spa where the temperature of the wax is controlled to avoid chances of burning your skin.
Tweezing is not a good option for large areas because it takes a lot of time and is equally painful however, for small areas such as your brows, tweezing is a great option for those who prefer more natural-looking eyebrows. Use a decent pair of tweezers to pull the hair out from the root.
This method is less messy than traditional waxing and is based from all natural ingredients. Sugaring has been practiced for centuries in Northern Africa and the Middle East. A gel made from sugar, lemon and honey mixed and brought to a boil is used to pull hair out from the roots and is by far one of the gentlest techniques as it does not stick to the skin and you can easily do it yourself from the comfort of your home.
If you want to give shaving a break and try another method that leaves your skin feeling smoother. The formula has chemicals that melt each hair follicle at the base until your hair becomes easy and painless to wipe away. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the package.
Laser Hair Removal
If you are looking for a more permanent solution, try laser hair removal. The best candidates for laser hair removal are those with dark hair and lighter skin so it’s best to get consultation done before hand to see if this will work for you. The process involves a laser beam being passed through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. It can be quite pricey and takes about 6-8 sessions on average for 80% improvement in permanent hair reduction but we think the end results are well worth the price.