8 Hair Removal Methods ...


8 Hair Removal Methods ...
8 Hair Removal Methods ...

If there’s one good thing about winter, it’s that we can let ourselves relax and stop worrying about hairy legs. After all, who’s going to see them? But then comes summer, with shorts, bikinis, sleeveless tops, and those hairy areas just have to be dealt with. So what method to use? Here are 8 hair removal methods to choose from...

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Certainly the easiest, quickest and cheapest method. Obviously it doesn’t last long, but razors are cheap enough (just don’t buy really cheap ones, and it’s best to shave in the shower). Or get yourself an electric shaver.



Now, I must admit that having my legs waxed by someone else is torture for me. It’s much less painful if I do it myself. Are beauty therapists sadists? It’s a good method though for summer and holidays – just make sure that you allow enough time for any redness to settle down. Don’t have your legs waxed the day before a big event!



This is a very old technique similar to waxing. As the name suggests, sugaring is done with a paste made of sugar and lemon juice. You can buy commercial products or make your own (pretty cheap). I found the technique easy to master – you can use cotton strips or just pull the paste off.


Plucking (or Tweezing)

Unless you’re very patient, this is only good for very small areas. If you’re worried about getting a good shape for your eyebrows, use a stencil or draw the shape you want with an eyebrow pencil and work around it. Contrary to popular belief, you can pluck hairs from moles and it will not cause them to turn cancerous.



The most permanent option of all, and therefore the most expensive. It works best on people with lighter skins and darker hair. Each area will need a number of sessions. It is important to note that, contrary to what many believe, laser removal is not permanent, although it will reduce the amount and thickness of hair by a very high percentage. Also, avoid home lasers.

6. Creams

I was never very fond of creams, owing to the smell and mess. Maybe they’ve improved since I’ve last tried them? If you want to try one, do remember to buy a product intended for the area you want to defuzz, and to do a patch test beforehand.



This ancient Indian technique uses a simple length of cotton thread to remove facial hair and tidy up eyebrows. I tried it once, and would recommend it depending on your pain threshold. It made my eyes water so much that I could not stop sneezing …



I’ve not tried this method, so I can’t speak from experience. Epilators pull out the hair, rather than cut them, as in shaving. It’s recommended that the first time you use it is after waxing, as it will be less painful. After that you will be dealing with regrowth, which is finer.

So which method of hair removal do you prefer? Are you brave enough to cope with pain, or do you refuse to suffer for beauty? Do you even sport the natural look? Let me know!

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i cant stand to wax my legs, they're very sensitive so i shave, but for facial hair i love threading, it doesn't hurt at all

I epilate and I flipping LOVE it!! Wouldn't do anything else (until I can afford one of those Phillips Lumea Home Laser thingymajiggies!). It basically pulls out the hair and electricutes the root. Yes, it hurts like hell but, let's face it, I'll be ready for childbirth!!

i thread and pluck my eyebrows and upper lip epilate my under arms and shave my legs epilators are very painful the first few times, but theresults are definitely worth it especially if u shave and it grows back coarse and leaves a disgusting green tinge on your skin!!

I am personally a fan of natural look but my legs make me emberassed if don't take care of them. So I preffer waxing. Its painful but one has to pay for the effect.

i never shave my legs unless i'm planning on showing my legs, but i still love this article!

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