Hair Removal Areas – What Works Best Where?
Hair removal areas vary considerably. what works well on some parts of the body may cause acute discomfort or skin reaction in another. It is good to know which method is recommended for each body area. this article provides a handy checklist for easy consultation.
Before getting into which method works best where it is important to mention two hair removal methods which are considered permanent but which can also be quite expensive.
Electrolysis treats each individual hair and therefore can be a slow, painstaking process. Large areas such as the chest or back on a man, or arms and legs on a woman can be quite expensive.
Laser hair removal is widely popular and it is generally less expensive than electrolysis as a number of hair follicles are treated at one time. Results however can vary considerably and it is wise to get a test done first to see if you are a good candidate.
With that out of the way, let's now consider the range of less expensive methods and their recommended hair removal areas. Included are body areas men sometimes want hair free.
Waxing or Sugaring
Hot and cold waxes are available or sugaring solutions for those who prefer a natural product. Sugaring is generally easier to clean up as the pastes are water soluble.
These two methods are good for:
Eyebrows, Upper Lip and Chin, Back of Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Tummy, Hands, Underarms, Pubic Area or Bikini Line, Legs, Feet, Toes
This is probably the most popular and least expensive way to remove hair. These days a wide variety of razors are available for men and women. Some contain strips with aloe vera or other skin comforting solutions.
Note: while shaving is an option for male facial hair, most women would say a definite NO to shaving female facial hair. Shaving can result in stubble which of course many women would find quite unacceptable.
Upper Lip, Moustache or Beard, Chin, Back of Neck, Underarms, Genital Areas, Legs
Depilatory creams basically melt the hair through the application of strong chemicals. while there are some depilatories on the market which claim to be especially formulated for female facial hair, caution should be used. It is best to try the product out on a small area first to make sure there is no adverse reaction.
Tweezing and Threading
Plucking hair out by the root is good for stray hairs or for the odd hair that can sometimes grow in a sensitive area such as the nipple. Threading is widely available now in beauty salons having originated from the Indian subcontinent.
In Summary: As with any hair removal method, experimentation is often needed until you find the best method or particular brand or product that suits your hair texture, skin condition, sensitivity, etc. using this checklist, see which method you prefer for the various hair removal areas.