This time we will discuss how to remove body hair for females. When summertime is coming, we want to look the best we can, right? Removing unwanted hair is a major thing that almost every woman does before jumping into her bathing suits.
Today you have many options regarding body hair removal. Some techniques are quick, not painful but short-lasting when others bring more permanent results.
If you are one of the women who want to look the best in the summertime, check different methods that I prepared for you. Not every method is appropriate, so get to know which is the best for you to have.
Body hair removal methods
Now we will focus on different kinds of techniques and their features that you can use for removing unwanted body hair.
Depilation removes the hair up to the skin level when epilation eliminates it from the hair follicle. There is no method that would remove it forever but you can stop its growth for many years with sophisticated approaches.
What are the two main methods of depilation?
These are the 2 main approaches of depilation that women all over the world use for removing hair of their bodies.
Depilation is performed mechanically and chemically. The simplest and the cheapest way of mechanical depilation is with the razor blade. With a razor blade, we can get rid of hair quickly and without pain in the shower or with the help of the cream.
The hair grows back quickly and can be thinner and stronger after shaving. Even the electric razor blade won’t remove it entirely. We can use a tweezer to remove specific ones (eyebrows). The procedure is a little painful but the hair won’t grow back for some time.
A chemical depilation
The chemical depilation is also available. You have different depilation creams, which melt keratin, but don’t get to the follicle. This is why the hair grows back and can be even thinner, stronger and darker after long time depilation.
Although waxing and depilation may be the same for you, the truth is that waxing is an epilation. With waxing, you remove them from the follicle, under the skin. It is performed mostly on the legs, arms, the back, abdomen, face and on the intimate parts (Brazilian wax).
How do you wax at home?
You can wax with or without the strips. If we are using strips, warm the wax and put it on the skin. Then you put the strip on the waxed skin and pull it fast in the opposite direction of the growing hair.
How long are you hair free after waxing?
They can grow weakened, softer and lighter just in 2-6 weeks. After that, you must repeat the process. Redness of the skin can be the result of waxing, so it is necessary to apply a moisturizing cream after. It is the same procedure without using stripes when we put wax directly on the skin.
This type of waxing is named after Brazilian women and their underwear and bathing suits. They wear them on the beach and carnivals, where smooth skin is a must. The intimate Brazilian waxing is used to eliminate the hair on the whole bikini area.
It can be done with both waxing techniques (stipe and no stripe) and special gentle wax.
What are the benefits of Brazilian waxing?
What are the advantages of this method? With it, you will have:
- Skin softness
- Reduced hair growth
With the properly performed method, you can avoid:
- Ingrown hair
- Stronger growing hair
Laser hair removal
The modern method is laser hair removal with IPL technology. It is the most permanent way to get rid of the hair.
How does IPL work?
The IPL uses an intense pulsed light that transforms into heat which penetrates the skin and destroys the hair. The heat reacts on the melanin. This technique is ok to have if you have darker hair (they have more melanin).
The follicle will get less food and oxygen due to IPL and will die. Don’t use its device in summer because your skin will get darker, and it won’t be able to recognize if it is a darker hair or skin.
How many IPL treatments does it take to see results?
You can get 90% of hair removal after 8 treatments. You should have 6 weeks pause until the next treatment. You will have to shave on the day of the treatment. This way the device will notice the hair thickness. IPL can be performed on the whole body.
What should I avoid before an IPL?
It is important that you don’t sunbathe or use the solarium one month before the IPL treatment. Also don’t use tweezer, wax, epilators or shave the hair you are about to remove with this sophisticated method. I don’t recommend that you dye them or use photosensitivity medicines one month before the treatment.
This is the most efficient way to eliminate body hair. Ultrasound waves have a more powerful frequency from the normal sound, which we can hear. The ultrasound removes even the fine, light and thin hairs comparing to the IPL method. It can be used in all seasons and on harder accessible places as eyebrows, nose, chin, armpits, and the bikini line.
How does ultrasound hair removal work?
The technology is easy to use in different parts of pigmentation and even on the tattoo. So how the technology works? The ultrasonic head transforms the energy through the hair to its root, where it turns to heat. It absorbs the heat up to 70 °C, which destroys the root or the hair vessel that gives food to the hair.
Threading is an old Oriental method, with which you can get rid of the most sensitive facial hairs. This option is appropriate for getting rid of the eyebrow hair, the ones on the chin, and upon the upper lip.
How to do threading?
In threading, you use antiseptic thread that forms a loop. You or the therapist pulls the hair through the loop and it is removed. The results will last for 4 weeks approx. With it, you can also remove the facial puff if you have one.
Which hair removal method to choose?
Now that you know all the methods to remove body hair, you can decide which one you will use. The right one depends on the hair area, hair color, sensitivity for pain, etc. Read carefully how each method works and for which body area it is appropriate.
If you will buy yourself an IPL device for home usage read instructions carefully. You should know that laser and IPL devices use ultrasound waves and heat, so be careful where you use it (avoid eyes!).
If you can’t handle too much pain then a razor blade or depilation is appropriate for you. But if you want to have smoother skin for a longer time then you should try sophisticated devices for hair removal.
Today it is easy to eliminate hair permanently at home. There are devices that use light and are appropriate for home-usage. Make a choice and decide which way will you use for soft skin without unwanted hair.