ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Is The Best Hair Removal Method?

Updated on August 29, 2012

There are lots of methods of well known hair removal, but only some of them can save you from excess of hair for a long time or forever. Every woman or man should choose the hair removal method that is more suitable for her/him, based on the following criteria: cost and duration of the procedure, skin type and area of hair removal.

Below we provide a short overview of some of well known methods of hair removal in order to reconsider your present hair removal method to make sure you are using the best possible method for you!

1. Depilatories

Depilatories as a hair removal method are quick and cheap. Though, they can be harsh on the skin and messy.

Effect: About 2 weeks.

2. Electrolysis

Each hair follicle is treated individually with special needles, penetrating to the root hair, and transferring to it a weak current. This destroys the hair, reducing its capacity to grow again.
Although this method of hair removal can take a long time (some people require many hours of procedure, the other - regular procedure for several months), electrolysis provides stable results and is considered the most reliable method of hair removal.
The negative aspects of the procedure include pain and its high cost.

Effect: Permanent.

3. Hair Inhibitors

Hair Inhibitors are easy to use with any existing hair removal method (excluding depilatories). This method inhibits unwanted body hair from growing back safely and effectively.They reduce and even stop hair growth.

Results: After 3 to 6 months, considerable diminution in hair growth, in some cases, permanent.

4. Laser Treatment

The method is considered not only one of the most reliable, but also the fastest among the methods of long-term hair removal. Short beams of light intensity affect the hair follicles, causing them to stop the growth of new hair.
At a single session of laser therapy thousands of hairs are exposed to, so for complete removal of unwanted hair in one area would take three to six sessions. This method is less painful and does not take much time. For example, the impact on the upper lip usually takes about a minute, and his chin is smooth in less than five.
However, laser hair removal can not be considered a universal method of hair removal. After all, it is this - the most expensive way of the above. A single session can cost up to $ 500, and the number of necessary treatments often reaches six. It can be expensive depending on the size of the area to be treated. There might be mild discomfort. It is significant to get professional treatment to avoid skin damage.

Effect: Permanent.

5. Shaving

This is one of the quickest and inexpensive methods of hair removal. Using this method you can remove easy the hair anywhere on your body (for the most parts painless, comparing to other methods like waxing, plucking, epilating or threading, except the cases you can cut yourself). Just apply some shaving foam or gel and start shaving. But it has to be repeated constantly though and the skin needs special care after.

Effect: From 1 to 3 days.

6. Sugaring

People usually prefer sugaring to waxing because they can do it themselves – and the cost is therefore significantly less and normally kind to the skin as sugaring paste is natural, however it can be painful. The effects of sugaring lasts more.

Effect: 3 to 6 weeks.

7. Threading

This hair removal method is better to use mainly for facial hair. A person skilled in threading should perform the method: a cotton thread is pulled all along not needed hair in a twisting motion, to trap hair in a mini lasso, and lifts hair right out of the follicle. It is an inexpensive method of hair removal and much quicker than next described method.

Effect: Up to 3 weeks.

8. Tweezers

If unwanted hair is not much, plucking can become an ideal and cheap method. It can be done by a professional in a beauty salon or even by you at home. But plucking is a painful and time-consuming method of hair removal; therefore you can use it only on limited areas only where you have just a few hairs need to be removed. Everything you need is a quality metallic instrument, known as tweezers or plucker, a mirror and plenty of light, preferably daylight.

The best time for plucking hair - after a bath or shower, when pores are open, and the hair is easiest to move away from the skin.

Always do plucking in the direction of hair growth. This helps to reduce the associated pain and achieve a better result. Stretch the skin and pull it in the direction of hair growth.
The skin after the process of plucking part may become red; in this case you can apply ice or a soothing balm to minimize the pain.

Effect: From 3 to 8 weeks.


The popularity of this procedure is due to its relative cheapness and the fact that you can do it without leaving home. In stores you can find hundreds of sets for home hair removal wax from different manufacturers and at different prices. They are easy to use and when doing this method of depilation regularly, you can achieve results similar to professional from beauty salons.

The idea behind hair wax removal is simple and it removes a large quantity of hair at once. Waxing method of hair removal removes hair from the root, so it takes some more time for hair to grow again, it is almost the same as previous method.

Effect: From 3 to 6 weeks.

In fact, bleach can not be named method of hair removal, but rather a mean to make it less visible.

Let us state that no one method is great, though, which is why you need to choose one suited to your own particular wants and needs. Every person is different when it comes to pain toleration, hair growth rate, hair texture and skin sensitivity. A method that works fine for one may not suit someone else.

Though, by reading and analyzing this list you can decide on the method that is least painful, most inexpensive, and suitable for you as an individual.

We can recommend: Hair inhibitors. They can add to the effectiveness of all the methods mentioned above (with the exception of depilatories). By considerably reducing hair growth hair removal sessions become less frequent. For more details click here.

Kalo Post Epilating Lotion


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)