We all love the luxury of a salon visit when it comes to hair removal; however, these visits can add up! Sometimes we need a less expensive, time-consuming option. Not to mention that having a stranger wax your body can be a little awkward.
This leads us to search for at-home hair removal options that don’t involve shaving. Yes, shaving has its benefits like its quick and pain-free. However, there are also some drawbacks. Shaving is time-consuming, can make hair grow back thicker, and can even cause unpleasant side effects like cuts and razor burns. But just because you aren’t going to the salon, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your beauty regime.
A lot of the beauty treatments offered at salons, like waxing and laser hair removal, can quickly be done at home. By indulging yourself in these treatments, you can save money without having to compromise on quality. There are also countless alternatives to shaving on offer, so even if you find one of the alternative treatments isn’t right for you, there is bound to be another that meets all your needs! To find out more about this, keep reading.
1. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal involves killing the hair follicle itself, so eventually, the hair doesn’t grow back at all. Home laser hair removal is the same principle but on a slightly smaller scale. As with other laser hair removal processes, it takes a few sessions of ‘zapping’ to stop the hair growing back completely.
How many sessions it takes depends on the intensity of your device. Generally, it takes between 4 and 8 sessions to remove the hair follicle altogether. Most home laser hair removal devices are best to be used on smaller areas of skin, such as the underarms, legs, and bikini line. They might harm sensitive areas of skin like the upper lip, so unless the product states otherwise, stay away from these areas.
You can find home laser hair removal products online or in department stores.
This hair removal method originated in Iran, China, Central Asia, and India. It has recently made waves in the Western beauty scene due to its precision and ability to pick up both single hairs and rows of hairs from the follicle level. It is mainly used for eyebrows and hair on the upper lip.
Although threading might look painful and scary from afar, it is a lot more simple than it seems. Threading involves simply doubling up a thread and rolling it over any unwanted hair, which then pulls it out. It is done in salons, but can quickly be done at home – all you need is a trip to the craft store! It is also good to watch over a few video tutorials and use a zooming mirror to ensure precision.
The good thing about wax strips is that you have lots of options. Beauty brands sell wax strips of all shapes and sizes depending on what you want to wax, and also have products for people who have sensitive skin. You can also make your own customized wax with a few household essentials. Although there are lots of online recipes, usually, the only things you need are sugar, lemon juice, and hot water.
While waxing can be painful, it is useful since it pulls out the hair from its follicle. You should probably be wary of waxing sensitive areas like the bikini line and armpit right away. Practice on your arms and legs first. Moreover, you should always follow the advice of your wax strip’s packaging and watch/read plenty of tutorials first. Practice on less sensitive areas like your legs.
These are all great alternatives to costly visits to the salon. Do your research on the best products available and enjoy hair removal in the comfort of your own home!