How to remove unwanted hair for women is a common problem. Women may try a range of hair removal products from razor blades to electrolysis and everything in between. Some of the products used for permanent hair removal can be painful, have an obnoxious odor or are quite messy. The right one to use is a matter of personal preference. It is best to try several different ones until you find one that suits you.
The traditional razor blades are easy to use, are inexpensive, not time consuming and they can be used to remove hair anywhere on your body. The one drawback is that the hair will grow back and so you will be required to use it frequently.
If you are using an electric razor you may have to get used to it if you have never used one before. If purchasing one for the first time, buy one with a thirty-day guarantee so that you can get your money back if you do not like using it or if it does not work well. These, too, you can use on hair anywhere on your body, but they do not shave quite as close as razor blades.
On the plus side, you do not have to use soap or water with them and they do not give you “nicks”. On the down side, they can be irritating when used under the arms. When manufactured as a method of hair removal for men, electric razors are heavier and cost a bit more, but they perform better than those made for women. Therefore, women should buy the men’s model of an electric razor to get better performance.
Depilatories are a chemical compound that remove hair with active ingredients such as calcium thioglycolate or potassium thioglycolate. These organic compounds break down the hair to below the skin surface enough to simply wipe the hair off. These depilatories are not expensive and they are a fast and pain free method to remove unwanted hair.
However, they have a strong chemical odor and can be a bit messy to use. The effects can last anywhere from two to five days before regrowth starts to appear. Because some people can get irritated skin from the use of a depilatory, it would be advisable to test it on a small area of skin first to see your reaction. Depilatories are usually marketed towards women but, being gender neutral, they are definitely used as a hair removal for men also.
This is a semi-permanent method of hair removal. Most any area of the body, such as eyebrows and face, arms, legs, feet, abdomen and bikini area can be waxed. The wax is spread thinly and a paper or cloth strip is pressed on it and then ripped off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth. The hair is removed from the root, along with the wax.
This method is called strip waxing. Hard waxing is when the wax is thickly applied, allowed to harden and then removed. Hard waxing benefits people with sensitive skin. Women may use various types of waxing for the pubic area. American waxing removes hair outside of the swimsuit style worn. French waxing leaves only a small strip in front. Brazilian waxing removes all hair from the pelvic area. Home wax kits are available for waxing at home rather than going to a professional salon, which can be expensive. However, the results will likely be better in a salon.
An epilator is a mechanical method that pulls the hairs out from the root by using an electrical device with lots of tiny tweezers. Epilators should only be used on the forearms and legs. Because the hairs are removed from beneath the skin, the effect lasts longer than other methods like shaving or depilatories and you may not have to use the device again for three weeks.
This method of permanent hair removal, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, has been used for more than a hundred and thirty years. A fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a short wave radio frequently permanently destroys the hair follicle.
This method can be especially useful for hair removal for women’s chin and face. This method is also used as a hair removal for men. This is an expensive and time-consuming method because it must be done by a licensed practitioner and may have to be done several times before the hair is permanently removed. Risk of infection from the needles if they are not sterile or poor technique by the practitioner may result in scarring. So, if using this method it would be a good idea to check references or check with your medical doctor for a referral before beginning this treatment.
With laser treatments, the hair follicles are destroyed by heat. This is also an expensive and time-consuming method of permanent hair removal that must be done by a licensed practitioner. Scars or discoloration are a possibility also. This method became popular in the 1990′s but the Food and Drug Administration did not approve it for use until 1997. The hair removal might not become permanent until after numerous sessions, which depends on the type of hair and the amount of hair.
So, it is easy to see how to remove unwanted hair for women. Besides the different methods and devices, there is a great variety of hair removal products to choose from, both professional and do-it-yourself. They all work well, depending upon the outcome expected and the woman’s personal choice.