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Which Is The Best Hair Removal Method For You?

Posted on: by Zinhlezonke Zikalala
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When it comes to being fuzz-free, the struggle is real!

Hate bleeding cuts and pokey stubble? Got sensitive skin? Or you’re just ridiculously lazy? Then you are one of us!

We know all about the sudden growth of hairs on your legs, under your arms and on your bikini line. We also know you don’t want them. That’s why we’ve broken down the top hair removal options so you can choose what’s best for you.

1. Shaving

Ah shaving – the classic way to remove body hair. It’s painless, quick and easy. But let’s admit it – it’s not really the best method. Besides the fact that hair grows back again fast and pretty furiously, it’s not the safest: you can unintentionally harm yourself with the blade if you’re not focused or are in a rush.

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2. Waxing

Well, this is a bit better. Pay attention to “a bit”. Waxing is quick, but it can be painful, especially in the beginning. The bonus? You’ll be smiling in the long run, as it lasts six to eight weeks. Just remember this: you can expect redness and occasional bleeding if you have sensitive skin.

3. Epilation

No… it’s not new. It’s basically a series of tweezer heads on a spinning wheel. You turn on the device and roll it up and down your skin, letting the tweezers grip and snatch out hair from the root; yup, we know it sounds painful – that’s because it is. But it lasts longer than shaving, which just lops off hair at the surface level, leaving a blunt tip.

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4. Depilation

Depilation is similar to epilation – it neatly removes hair at the surface, but without the pain associated with epilation. Chemical irritation is a potential side effect of depilatories when the product is improperly rubbed onto skin instead of just spread across the hair. Oh and the smell is one you might want to get a mask for… #JustSaying

5. IPL

Intense pulsed light helps keep relentless hair growth at bay. IPL targets and kills the hair follicle, meaning hair will never grow back again. Like, ever. However, the process may take eight to 12 sessions because our hair grows in three cycles. Patience is a virtue. And you know what they say about good things.

Looking for more on hair removal? Here’s what you need to know about laser therapy, plus what you should do if you damage your skin while shaving.

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