Hair Removal : What are the best choices for hair removal?

You’re all dressed up and ready for that highly-anticipated night out. You thought you looked the part from head-to-toe; seeing as you went to the trouble of splurging on a gorgeous black dress. But the excitement quickly fades when you notice that some prickly little hairs have appeared on your legs. You could try booking a trip to the beauty salon but the odds of getting an appointment this late are slim. Your only option is to find a quick and easy solution at home. Figuring out which hair removal method to go for can be a little confusing, let's take a look at some of the best ways to address the issue.

Shaving

Shaving is a one option when removing hair in a hurry. Using a razor, hairs can be cut quite close to the skin in a smooth glide. This method is suitable for most parts of the body, other than the facial area. But regrowth, is relatively quick compared to other methods such as waxing.  It’s commonly advised to use a shaving gel or foam before using a razor, to ease the blade’s movement across the hair, and avoid nicking the skin. When you shave hair you’re cutting off the soft tip so that it appears coarser when you touch it. For this reason, regrowth after shaving can sometimes appear thicker, and feel less smooth than with other methods.

Waxing

You can use wax strips to remove hair from the body quickly. Certain methods like Veet® Easy Grip™ Ready-to-Use Wax Strips come pre-applied with wax which means that you don't need to spend time unnecessarily with a mixing bowl. The strips are especially effective on hard-to-reach areas. Waxing has longer-lasting effects when compared to shaving, with results lasting up to four weeks. Make sure to let your hair grow at least a 5 mm before you wax so that the strips will be able to grab individual hairs more effortlessly.

To use a wax strip, warm it up wax by rubbing it between hands, then simply peel away the adhesive cover and firmly rub the strip onto the skin. Pull the strip off in one swift motion to remove hair. Many Veet® products have soothing after-care ingredients like Aloe Vera to help reduce any redness that may appear, moisturize and soothe the skin. The beauty of Ready-to-Use wax strips is that they are mess-free and easy to dispose of once you’re finished waxing. Veet® Easy Grip™ Ready-to-Use Wax Strips comes with 4 Perfect Finish Wipes to remove any excess wax easily.

 Depilatory Cream 

Depilatory creams are a virtually pain-free way to remove unwanted hair. And they work well in a hurry, the cream breaks down the keratin structure of the hair. Sensitive versions of depilatory creams are effective for areas where skin might be more prone to irritation, such as the face. Veet® Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin is enriched with Aloe Vera which is known for its soothing properties. Another upside to depilatory creams are that they can also keep regrowth at bay longer than shaving. If you are looking for even more longterm results, you may want to consider waxing.                            

Depilatory creams are also easy on the wallet when compared to the cost of repeated salon trips. Browse the Veet® Depilatory Cream Product Page. To use the cream at home, apply it evenly to the area of unwanted hair and wait the duration stated on the product care instruction. Wipe the cream off with a towel and rinse skin with water before patting dry. Finally, you can re-apply cream to any areas that may have been missed the first time around.

Whichever method you opt for, hair removal is not something to fear. Read the Beginner’s Guide to Hair Removal for more information. Shaving is helpful if you're hard- pressed for time as unruly hair disappears with a simple glide of the razor. Cold strip waxing is an effective way to keep hair at bay for much longer. Another option would be depilatory cream which is practically pain-free, since they last longer than razors, they are a more budget-friendly method of hair elimination. Now that you've been briefed on some of the best ways to remove hair, you'll soon be ready to find the one that gets you out the door in the least amount of time possible.