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Unwanted Hair? Let’s Get Rid of That!

Updated on September 30, 2019
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Unwanted Hair? Let’s Get Rid of That!

Although it’s becoming a trend that women are slowly embracing their body hair, there are still plenty of ladies out there who still want to be hair-free, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

According to Mintel, a London-based market research firm, around 77 percent of women aged 18 to 24 chose to remove their underarm hair back in 2016. Mintel also reported that about 70 percent of all adults in the UK opted to be hair-free in 2018.

The Daily Mail shared similar findings in 2016 when they reported that 85 percent of young women ages 18 to 24 decided to rid themselves of leg hair.

So, if you’re looking to get rid of unwanted body hair—whether it’s the soft fuzz that assists in maintaining body hair, or the coarse dark hair that helps protect the sensitive areas like your underarms and head—here are a range of options for you to try.


1. Shaving

One of the traditional ways to remove body hair has many benefits. Shaving is affordable, easy-to-do, chemical-free, and mostly pain-free. You only need a razor to get started. However, as shaving doesn’t remove hair at the roots, you can expect it to grow back within two days.

It is recommended that you clean your skin before shaving, which prevents lurking bacteria from clinging to your skin and sinking deeper.


2. Waxing

This method takes care of unwanted body hair from the root as you apply melted wax onto your skin and allow it to cool before ripping it away. When it goes, so too does your hair.

Unfortunately, waxing does have risks involved ranging from inflammation to scarring. So, if you are not sure how to do it yourself, go to a professional waxing salon instead. As such, waxing can be pricier than our first and next option.


3. Tweezing

Tweezing is a tried and tested method for removing unwanted hair by the roots. Since you can only pull one hair at a time, this method can be time-consuming. To save time, you can limit your use of tweezers on smaller patches of body hair, such as the eyebrows or your armpits.


4. Threading

Threading involves using a thin piece of looped thread pulled taut over hairy surfaces to capture and pull out unwanted body hair by the roots. It’s just as time-consuming as using tweezers, and it is much harder to do if you are not a professional with training. For safe and regret-proof results, head over to a salon that specializes in this technique.


5. Laser Hair Removal

You can achieve a more permanent solution to removing unwanted body hair with the help of modern technology. Also known as intense pulse light therapy, lasers shoot a specific light wavelength that is absorbed by the hair follicles and kills them via heat. This method is a more expensive option and is recommended only if the previously suggested options are not to your liking.

Whether you wish to get rid of body hair to keep your skin smooth and fuzz-free is entirely up to you. And, while many other options exist outside of these examples, remember that you can do absolutely nothing, too. After all, going all-natural defies the unrealistic societal expectations about how women should look like.

© 2019 Fredda Branyon

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      14 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Well explained in simple terms. Thanks.

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