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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.

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