It can seem like a hit or a miss for some of us trying to get a good shave. If you love a relatively hairless body, you might perform some means of hair removal on your legs, armpits and bikini area at least once a week. Of course, one of the cheapest and the easiest ways to go about it is shaving. However, there are numerous other ways for removing unwanted body hair at the surface or at the root. While some women may stick to just one type of hair removal technique, others might use a combination of techniques to get a smoother finish. Either way, learning different techniques can ensure you choose the right hair removal technique.
Here are effective hair removal and shaving techniques that can help you get a smoother skin:
Exfoliation lifts the hairs for a better shave. It also helps in getting rid of dead skin cells as they won’t gunk up the razor and hinder a close shave. You can also use portable sonic face cleansing brushes that exfoliate legs to get a good scrub before using the razor. Beauticians also suggest to exfoliate skin at least three times a week to prevent ingrown hair after performing waxing or other hair removal techniques.
- Depilatory creams
These creams chemically dissolve body hair at the surface of the skin. Apply the cream and let it set for a couple of minutes. Use a soft, clean wash cloth to gently rub off the hair and cream residue. Rinse the skin properly to apply a moisturizer. This type of hair removal technique is good for smaller areas and can slow down hair growth from few days or weeks. When applying depilatory creams, ensure that you skin is clean and dry. Avoid putting any other moisturizing cream right after removing the depilatory cream to avoid skin reactions.
Waxing can be done professionally at a salon or at home using a waxing kit. Waxing involves applying cold or hot wax on the skin in the same direction of the skin growth. Let the wax set for a few minutes. Use a fabric strip, apply it across the skin, quickly removing the strip against the direction of the hair growth and pulling it out from the root. Waxing works well with legs, bikini line, underarms, and upper lips. Beauticians suggest waxing every six weeks to maintain smoothness.
Sugaring is an ancient middle-eastern practice that uses an all-natural paste or gel, which is made from sugar, water, honey, salt, essential oils, and lemon juice. Sugaring is a hair removal technique that removes hair from the follicle and are comparatively less painful than waxing.
- Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal uses an intense pulsated light device which removes hair permanently with regular treatment. It uses single laser beam, targeting melanin in the hair follicles, preventing hair growth.
- Coil hair removal
A form of tweezing, these are little gadgets that look like ear cleaning buds. That uproot the hair from the follicle.
- Hair removal creams
Treat dark armpits with natural ingredients. Cucumber and potato slices can naturally lighten the area of armpits that have been darkened due shaving or using hair removal creams.