Unwanted body hair is a nuisance because they’re gross and unsightly. Getting rid of them is another daunting task because it takes time and requires a good load of money. Women, particularly, find it very hard to keep with their hair removal duties because they usually have more hair to deal with. And if the hair is dark and coarse then that calls for a lot more struggle.
Thankfully, there are several ways to get rid of unwanted body hair. From simple shaving to more permanent hair removal treatment in Abu Dhabi and elsewhere, we’ve listed your 5 best options below!
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Shaving is the easiest and most inexpensive way of getting rid of unwanted hair from large areas of the body. It works great for the legs, arms, back, chest and the bikini line. You simply need to cover the desired area with a shaving gel and then glide the raiser over the skin to get rid of the unwanted hair.
This method, however, requires regular upkeep. Hair removed through shaving, grow back quicker and thicker. They are also very blunt and prickly, which may not feel good to the touch. You’ll need frequent shaving to keep the skin smooth and hair-free.
Waxing is an affordable technique of getting rid of unwanted hair for longer periods. It pulls out hair from the roots, thus the skin remains hair-free for up to three weeks. No matter how thick the hair are, if they’re longer than an eighth of an inch, they’ll come off easily with wax.
Waxing, however, is a painful method. If you’re doing it at home, then it’s going to be quite messy as well because some hair may not come off and the wax can stick hard to them. It can also cause temporary burns and skin irritation. You should opt for getting it done professionally to minimize these risks.
3. Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams are another cheap and temporary solution of getting rid of unwanted body hair. They are easily available in stores and can be conveniently used at home. You simply need to apply the cream on the skin, wait for a couple of minutes and then glide a spatula over the skin to see all hair removed.
While hair removal creams are affordable and effective, they require regular upkeep because hair begins to grow back within a week. These creams also don’t work on hair that is thick and coarse, and may even cause skin irritation. You might need more than one application to get rid of all hair in a desired area.
If you want to make your hair less noticeable then bleaching can prove great. It lightens the color of hair to match that of your skin, making your hair less obvious. It can particularly prove effective if you have dark, coarse and long hair on your body which looks ugly. The effects of the treatment usually lasts up to two weeks, after which you can re-bleach your hair.
Bleaching, however, doesn’t really get rid of unwanted hair, but merely makes them less noticeable. Some people may even develop allergic reactions to the bleach, such as itching, swelling and rash. You should first do a patch test to see how a bleach works for you.
1. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the most effective of all hair removal treatments because it efficiently gets rid of all hair for once and all. It is a cosmetic procedure which involves beaming concentrated laser light into hair follicles and killing each of them. The hair in the follicle then eventually falls off. This treatment is almost permanent because you wouldn’t have to worry about your unwanted hair for several years.
A laser hair removal treatment requires multiple sessions before all hair follicles can be permanently killed. Usually, you’ll need 3 to 4 sessions at a dermatologist’s clinic—or more, depending on the density of your hair. If you have a light skin tone with dark hair, then the number of treatments may even be lesser.
While laser may seem expensive in the long run, it is actually cost-saving because you’ll save a lot of money on waxing, shaving and creams by opting for this procedure.