Which depilatory method are you?
Hair, hair, hair, some here, some there, and …. frustration is everywhere. There are many depilatory methods available, some are expensive while others are non effective, with so many choices, how do you know what really works? Are you really receiving the best bargain for your buck? Waxing, bleaching or creams, shaving, electrolysis, laser, and buffing are common treatments used in achieving a hairless, smooth body.
Unfortunately, many individuals fail to realize that skin type, tone, and elasticity could compromise the overall result, leaving you feeling disappointed, red, and bumpy with in-grown hairs.
Wax on, and … rip!
Waxing works great, but like many services, it requires maintenance and depending on hair regrowth, (2 to 4 weeks), may be costly. Wax comes in two forms Hot or Cold, depending on how coarse your hair is, your therapist may best determine the type, when in doubt, always seek professional advice. You can wax almost any part of your body, (female or male); unlike shaving, waxing causes body hair to grow in finer and damaging hair follicles to become more sparse, which it can be a win-win situation for many of you and me. There are some concerns involving this treatment, when using hot wax, it may be too hot which could harm and/or burn you. What if you develop an allergy to the ingredients of the wax? Not fun! Always use caution when choosing a new type of treatment, and be sure to perform a patch tests prior any service.
Bleaching, is it safe???
Well, if you ask me, my opinion is NO! Please note, this is merely my opinion and I stand by it, lololol. I have tried this method and developed a rash, only to find out that bleach has many harmful ingredients and is invasive. If, while bleaching your upper lip the cream spreads too close to the lip line, it could possibly damage the skin pigmentation, and over time you could possibly lose that natural color of your lips. Do you really want to get it tattooed on? Nah, I’ll pass.
Shaving seems easy, but there a many factors involved like time, hydration, blade quality, and clumsiness, which may cause skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and cuts. This method is fast, cheap, and convenient method of hair removal; however, hair regrowth is thicker and faster than waxing (1 to 3 days). Shaving everyday is not pleasant, but many of us do it, all in the name of beauty!
In my opinion, this is TORTURE! How do you like needles? Eeeeeekkkkssss ….. pain level you ask? A 12 of course! And that number is above the maximum number, with 10 being the most painful and 1 painless. Thanks but no thanks, I’ll keep my money and my natural hair! I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who have tried this courageous treatment, please, let us hear from your painful adventure, was it successful? Did it hurt? Are you happy or displeased with your results? I’ve seen the results first hand, a needle going in and out from the hair follicle, ooouuuch! Can we say painful? Not to mention the scabbing the day after on the treated areas are horrid, end result? Lots of pain, many scabs (try not pick at them, because if you do, you’ll potentially scar), session after session, and …. hair, hair, hair, perhaps finer than before, but …. I’ll stick to waxing, thanks! I don’t feel this depilatory method is beneficial, on the contrary, it’s an experience that should be left alone, maybe just for educational purposes in “what not to do for unwanted hair”.
To laser or not to laser? This technique is effective when performed by a high-end machine, yes, I’ve tried this treatment as well; however, the machine was mediocre, and the results? Hmmm …. not impressive, I would rate the pain level a 6, one being painless and ten very painful. At times laser therapy has reverse effects, making the treated areas more hairy than before, do you really want to come out hairier than before? Negative! No! Either spend valuable time and money in researching a good doctor who uses the top of the line equipment, or just ….. wax, shave, or buff!
Do you buff? Does someone you know buff? Hey, how much easier could it get? While massaging your skin, (which improves and stimulates circulation), your hair disappears! Leaving your skin radiantly smooth. I’m honestly tired of unsightly razor nicks and bumps, with my busy schedule finding the time for a leg wax is not always possible. Today I’m sharing this beauty secret with you, and I hope to attract more readers with this awesome little secret 🙂 If you choose to try it, can you leave a feedback? I want to hear your experience, hey … knowledge is power, and sharing is caring!
Thank you for reading, feel free to leave comments about your favorite depilatory method. Please don’t forget to ….. ”Pass the Blog“!
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