7 methods to do hair removal at home

7 methods to do hair removal at home

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Shaving is one of the most common beauty rituals among women (and currently also among many men).

To shave we can go to some hairdressers that also offer hair removal services or a specialized beauty salon. In these places we will do a perfect hair removal, the problem is that it can involve a significant outlay of money (especially if you have to repeat it periodically) and you have to reserve time to go and do it.

The good news is that there are currently many options to perform hair removal at home, comfortably, for less money, with a professional result and using the technique that suits your needs.

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Below we show you 7 methods to do hair removal at home, from the best known to the most innovative.

1 Blade

1 Blade

One of the most well-known methods of waxing at home is using hair removal blades. This method has advantages and disadvantages.

The main advantage is that it is fast (it can be done for example under the shower) and cheap (you will only have to pay the price of the blades and you can use them several times before discarding them).

The main drawback is that the hair is not pulled out but cut, so that after two or three days it will grow back. If passing the blade is your usual method of hair removal, your hair will become stronger, harder and more abundant.

This method is recommended to use it as something exceptional, to get out of a hurry or when we are in a hurry. On the market there are multid blades designed for women’s body hair.

2 Depilatory creams

Depilatory creams are another simple option to perform hair removal in the comfort of our home. The method consists of applying the cream in the areas from which you want to remove the hair, wait a few minutes and remove. Like the blades, it is a simple and easy method to use, but it does not pull the hair from the root but cuts it, therefore it has the same drawbacks as these. In addition, depilatory creams have chemical ingredients in their composition and give off a strong smell. If you do not like the artificial this is not your method.

3 Depilatory strips

3 Depilatory strips

Another method of hair removal that does pull hair out at the root are depilatory strips. This is a cold hair removal using plastic strips impregnated with wax and other components that extract the hair. The drawbacks are that many strips are needed to complete the hair removal, which takes a long time to do and that they represent an average investment.

4 Hot wax

There are homemade hair removal devices that heat and mix depilatory wax. These devices can be single-use or reusable over and over again. After heating the wax we will apply it with a spatula on the skin, we will put on top a strip of fabric and pull. Once you have the device, this method is much cheaper than others we have listed since the cost of solid wax is very low. The main drawback is that it can be a cumbersome method.

5 IPL Hair Removal Appliances

5 IPL Hair Removal Appliances

IPL stands for “intense pulsed light.” This technique inhibits the growth of hair on both the body and face. It is a technology that was used in hairdressers and professional beauty salons and has now been applied to smaller appliances that can be used comfortably at home.

To use it we have to select in the device the color of the skin, by means of a sensor, and also between the five positions of light energy. The operation consists of passing the device through the areas that you want to treat. It is a painless procedure and you begin to see the results (less hair growth and thinner hairs) after about four sessions. To be effective we must do the treatment once every two weeks, after having shaved the skin. After treatment it is recommended not to be exposed to the sun.

6 Hair removal with sugar

This method is similar to the application of hot wax, but with the advantage that it is a natural, homemade method, which is carried out with ingredients and utensils that we have at home and that do not need to be bought, and that it is a method free of toxics and respectful of the environment.

Here is the recipe to make it in your home. Need:

  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A few drops of lemon

Mix the ingredients into a paste and heat it for one to two minutes in the microwave. If you want, you can heat it in a water bath and see the temperature and the binding of the paste. When the mixture acquires a golden coloration it will be ready. Remove it from heat, let it cool for about 15 minutes. With clean skin apply with a spatula the mixture (which will be warm). You can remove it by pulling it with your fingers, no strips are needed.

7 Clothes peg

7 Clothes peg

The hair clip is a good option for waxing at home, especially the small areas of the face, armpits and groin. Depending on how much hair you have, how long it takes. The first hairs you remove will hurt a little but then your skin will get used to it and will no longer hurt. The good thing about hair removal with tweezing is that you remove the hair from the root and it takes several weeks to grow back.

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