Ways to Remove Unwanted Body Hair
Self Concious about Unwanted Hair
I would consider myself to be an attractive woman. I have pretty nice features, blond hair, blue eyes. I take care of myself by going to the gym and maintaining good hygiene. I have never had any problems getting dates. I do, however, have one huge flaw that I am extremely self conscious about. I have embarrassing unwanted facial hair.
Luckily for me, since I am a blond, my hair is light and not as noticeable. It is very noticeable up close though, and I've always had a few stubborn long coarse ones that are very very noticeable. I was disgusted with myself, so I needed to find out the best way to solve this problem.
Methods of Hair Removal
Tweezing - This is the method that I have used the most in order to manage my unwanted facial hair. The problem with tweezing is that the hairs come back darker and coarser. It also makes your body decide that it has to produce more hairs. I tried only tweezing the dark, coarse ones, but the blond coarse ones were always still there, taunting me. I didn't want to tweeze them because I didn't want to make things worse.
Shaving - I've always heard never to shave your face, because it makes the hairs grow back faster and thicker. I have never used this method on my face, but I do use it for my legs and armpits. I think it is a good method for these areas, even though I do get razor burns around my bikini line.
Depilatory - This is the fancy way of saying "hair removal cream". These creams are usually fairly expensive, and they also smell quite bad. This method of hair removal annoys me, because I do not like waiting for 15-20 minutes with this nasty cream on my body. I also have found that the cream does not remove all of the hairs. When the hair is thicker it takes longer than the recommended time, and sometimes doesn't even work at all.
Waxing - This is the method in which the hair on your body is ripped off with hot wax and strips of paper. The plus side of this method is that the hair doesn't grow back coarser than it usually would. It also takes a longer time for the hairs to grow back, as they are pulled out at the root.
Laser Hair Removal - This is sometimes advertised as a permanent method of hair removal, but in actuality it is a method of hair reduction, not permanent removal. On the plus side, it does reduce hair growth by up to 90%, which in most cases really does help the problem. The major downside of this method is that it only works on very particular hair and skin types. It only works if your skin is light and your hair is dark. The darker your skin is, the less likely this treatment method is to work. The contrast is also true, the lighter your hair is, the less likely it is to work as well. Since my hair is super light, this method was not likely to work on me. In addition, this method is pretty painful. However, if you have light skin and dark hair, this would be a very good method for you to remove unwanted body hair.
Electrolysis - This is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal. It works on all hair and skin types. As this is the method that I have chosen to remove my unwanted hair, I will write a full hub on the pros and cons of this method as I have experienced it.
Which Method is Best?
The different methods of hair removal all serve their purposes. Some are cheap and easy, some are expensive, painful, and time consuming. The method you chose depends on a few questions. How much money are you willing to spend on it? Are you looking for a permanent solution, or will you be satisfied with a temporary solution? What is your skin type? How much pain are you willing to endure?
In the end, you must decide which method is the best for your situation.