The summer is dawning on us, and as great as that is it also means making sure your body is ready for it. As a disclaimer if you like having hair that’s totally cool, but that’s not my thing. I’ve tried nearly every way to get rid of hair and I’m going to give you the lowdown on what works, and where. As a heads up, I ha dark, coarse hair which means a lot of hair removal doesn’t last too long on me. As much as I would like to say I am a hairless haven naturally, that just isn’t the case.
The obvious starting point for everyone is shaving, it’s the easiest way to remove hair especially if you are a beginner, it also completely pain free. it’s great for all over hair removal, however shaving has to be done regularly, it also makes the hair more coarse as it cuts it blunt. It can also cause ingrown hairs. But must hair removal can.
The next thing I tried was hair removal cream, it goes slightly deeper then shaving, but doesn’t take the root out, it lasts probably 2-3 days, my issue with creams is that it doesn’t always get the hair out, it smells pretty awful and can really irritate the skin.
Threading, this is my favourite method for eyebrows, instead of plucking out the hair strand by strand, you can get loads out. It’s also really good for shaping the eyebrow, I didn’t find this painful, but some people do, the first couple of times might be a bit sore but your skin does get used to it. The results last about a week and if you can learn to do it yourself you’re going to save a ton of money. I youtubed it to do it myself, and I recommend you doing the same if you’re interested.
I’ve also tried waxing, which is probably the most painful as it gets the hair right from the root but also removes a layer of the skin, so it can be quite painful. I’ve waxed my legs and upper lip. The results can last for about two weeks or more, and the hair grows back finer which means over time it becomes slightly less painful, and obviously your skin looks a lot smoother. I only really use this for my upper lip now, I don’t find it too painful here, and again I youtubed this to be able to do this myself.
The newest type of hair removal I’ve tried is epilating, which is basically a machine with tweezers that plucks out lots of hairs at the same time. Again like waxing, it lasts for a long time, taking the hair from the root. It sounds really loud and horrifying, but it really isn’t that bad. This is a bit of a game changer for me, I used this on my armpits and legs and there are no little black dots on the skin like when you shave, which makes the armpits look SO FREAKIN’ GOOD. the pain isn’t too bad, not as bad as waxing, slightly more painful then threading, but again, with tweezing the more you do it, the more your skin gets used to it. I have tried this for the bikini line, and it hurts. A lot. I have bought a numbing cream called EMLA, which is supposed to be amazing for epilating, so I’m going to give it another go with this cream and see if it improves the situation.
I hope this post was helpful for some of you, if you have any recommendations yourself, or want me to try something else just let me know. I really recommend getting an epilator I think this is probably the best for its money, it’s not really painful and can be used for lots of places. Thanks for reading!