Hair Removal at Home
Everyone has body hair, and the choice to remove it belongs to the individual. For those who choose to remove body hair, it becomes clear that unwanted hair can be a costly and sometimes embarrassing experience. But it doesn’t have to be, especially if you are open to the idea of doing your own hair removal in the comfort and privacy of your own home! In fact, it can be much cheaper than having it done at a salon, and you can avoid spending the rest of the day walking around in public with a bright red forehead where you have had your eyebrows shaped, or sticky with residue from a leg waxing treatment!
Waxing is a great at-home technique which can easily help give you a salon finish and professional results. It can be very easy, especially if you buy pre-waxed strips – you just warm the strips by rubbing them in your hands, apply it to the area you wish to remove the hair, and then pull it off. Veet® Easy-Gel™ Wax Strips come with a special Easy-Gel™ tab that’s designed to help you achieve smooth results for up to 28 days of smoothness. Although waxing can sometimes be a little painful, the results are longer lasting because the hair is completely removed from the root.
Many women use this hair removal method in the bikini area, legs, underarms and to remove hair on the face up to 28 days. If you are looking to recreate a true pampering experience, you might want to treat yourself to a warm waxing kit such as our Veet® Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax Jar with argan oil. Just like in a salon, this is done by heating the wax to a caramel-like consistency, which is then applied to the skin, and pulled away using special woven strips, leaving smooth salon-results for up to 28 days.
This is a common quick fix for easy hair removal but be warned, hairs will often begin to grow back quicker than other methods as they only cut the hair off at the skin’s surface – after a day, you might be back to square one! Also, if you aren’t careful shaving can leave you with cuts and nicks on your skin or even ingrown hairs which appear as unsightly red bumps. These are especially common in the pubic region. It is also a good idea to apply some type of moisturizer to the skin before shaving to help the razor glide.
Plucking is a very precise technique by which you remove one hair at a time by plucking them out with a pair of tweezers. It can be very time consuming, but it is a great method for reshaping eyebrows or pulling out the odd few hairs that can appear on your face. It’s also great to use after some of the other methods, such as waxing or depilation, to remove any stray or unreached hairs. However, the hair shaft must be long enough to grasp with the tweezers.
This is a great method for people with a low pain threshold. The cream is applied over the skin and works by dissolving the hairs to a jelly-like substance which can then be wiped off in as little as 3 minutes later. Regrowth after depilatory creams takes less time and appears less course than regrowth after shaving. This is because shaving simply cuts the hair, leaving a jagged finish, whereas creams dissolve the hair to the skin’s surface, leaving a smoother finish and less obvious regrowth.
With all these different options there’s no reason not to save time and money and try hair removal at home. Besides, it doesn’t hurt to try!
As always, be sure to use Veet® products as directed. When trying out a new product, it’s important to test it out on a small patch of skin before moving to a bigger area.