Excessive body hair is a nightmare for every modern woman. Having excessive body hair can be a painful experience. It can also lower self-esteem and confidence. It is almost the same for men. Being too hairy can affect social interaction especially since people will always be talking about the hairy growth and not about other valuable things such as character.
If you have excessive body hair, you do not have to worry. Many methods and products are available in the market today. And these do provide good results. In fact, these products are a separate industry of their own. This is a clear-cut indication of how much people want to be hair free. Because of the large number of products available in the market, it is important for consumers to take proper decisions while buying these products.
Here are some of the common hair removal methods and products:
Hair removal creams and lotions
Creams and lotions are the most popular way to get rid of unwanted body hair. They are cheap and can be easily purchased. They're also easy to use. All that you have to do is apply a layer of the cream or lotion on the area with unwanted hair, wait for some time and then wash it off. The chemicals present in these products dissolve the hair strands and remove them. Hair removal sprays are also available these days. The main disadvantage with hair removal creams and lotions is that they contain harmful chemicals which can cause allergic reactions. You should always do a patch test before using this products.
Threading and waxing
Threading and waxing are cheap way of removing unwanted hair. However, they are time-consuming and painful as well. Threading cannot be used to remove hair on larger areas. It also doesn't work effectively if the hairs are too thick.
Shaving is another easy method to remove unwanted hair. Special shaving razors are available for women. These are designed for shaving legs and arms.
Shaving is cost-effective but it is not permanent. The hairs will grow back within just a few days. It also needs to be done carefully as there is a risk of cuts, rashes and irritation.
Epilatories remove the hair from the root mechanically. They are effective for removing a few hair strands but cannot be used on larger skin surfaces.
Electrolysis is becoming very popular these days. The method involves the application of electricity to the hair roots to remove the hairs. It is painful and time-consuming but provides very good results. It also provides permanent results.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is an advanced and effective hair removal technique. As the name suggests, it involves the use of laser to destroy the hair follicles and prevent hair growth in the future. It provided more or less permanent results. Laser hair removal technique is very effective but it is not suitable for everybody. And it is not light on the budget either.
By A. K. Nath