There are many ways to remove unwanted hair. Here are some of the methods that can be used in the privacy of your own home.
Hair Removal creams or depilatories are products that dissolve the hair with chemicals. Since this is one of easiest, least expensive and painless methods of hair removal, it is a popular choice for women and men alike. The down side of using depilatories are that the hair grows back in a few days, skin irritation can occur and these products can have an unpleasant odor.
This method uses electricity to permanently destroy the hair follicle. In the past electrolysis treatments were performed by professionals in offices and salons and could be rather expensive. Multiple sessions are usually required for permanent hair removal. Now there are products that can be used at home to accomplish similar results. The latest products do not require as much skill and experience since they use tweezers to apply the electricity, rather than the needle used by professionals.
Waxing, like electrolysis, can be performed by a professional or in the privacy of your home. A layer of wax is applied to the skin and then removed quickly using a piece of cloth. Although there is usually pain involved, the unwanted hair is gone for four to eight weeks. After repeated waxings, hair growth will slow or even stop.
Hair Growth Inhibitors
Medications that can be taken orally or used on the skin fall into this category. Although some of these products have side effects, they can be very effective in lessening or permanently stopping hair growth. Some inhibitors require a doctors prescription, but over the counter medications are also available.
Shaving and Plucking
The two most common methods of hair removal are shaving with a razor and plucking with tweezers. Shaving is a quick and inexpensive way to get rid of unwanted hair. The cons of shaving are that the hair grows back quickly and cuts and irritation can occur. The use of moisturizing shaving creams and using the razor with care can reduce these problems.
Plucking individual hairs with a tweezer is a common way to remove a few stray hairs or to shape eyebrows. In some sensitive areas, plucking can be painful, but this is a very cheap and easy method of hair removal.
So you can see that there are many options for hair removal without going to the time and expense of visiting a salon or spa.