Hair removal, also referred to as depilation or vilification, is the intentional removal of unwanted body hair by means of scissors, tweezers, or other mechanical devices. The term “hair removal” itself is somewhat ambiguous because it can describe any number of techniques for removing unwanted facial and body hair. The main categories of hair removal are electrolysis (which involves the use of electricity to remove unwanted hair), waxing, sugaring, depilatory creams, and lasers.
Waxing. Waxing has been practiced since ancient times, probably in Egypt. Today, waxing is still a popular procedure for removing hair from the upper lip, eyebrows, chest, arms, legs, or buttocks. Most people opt for waxing done by a professional, though the process can be done at home using the wax-making equipment that is available at your local beauty supply store. In order to do this, a thin layer of wax, usually made of beeswax, is placed on the hair follicle. After a few minutes, the wax melts away and a piece of skin is exposed. This process usually leaves a scar, so if you choose this method, be prepared to have it left on you for up to six weeks.
Depilatory creams. Dermatologists often recommend this method for sensitive skin, but it does not require an expert to complete the job. A cream containing a solution of acetone, hydrogen peroxide, and aluminum chloride is applied to the affected area and left on for a few minutes. Afterward, the area is washed and then dried.
Laser Hair Removal. This method uses light energy to destroy hair follicles. The laser’s heat kills the hair roots, and with time the hair falls out. This method can take several treatments, but it usually leaves only a scar that is not noticeable until several weeks have passed.
SUGARING. Sugaring involves plucking the hair out of the hair follicle using a pomade-like substance. You could pluck them yourself, but there are many different products that you can use in order to get the effect you want.
Chemical Hair Removal. This method uses chemicals, usually sodium hydroxide, to break down the hair roots and cause the hair to fall out. It can be done on the back, the chest, the arms, the buttocks, or the buttocks.
Depilatory Creams. Although some people are allergic to some products, most depilatory creams can be used on anyone, even those with sensitive skin.
Depilatory Creams, like depilatory lotions, is available in most pharmacies, grocery stores, and drugstores. In addition, there are kits available that you can use at home. for a very small amount of money. These kits are also useful if you have sensitive skin or if you’re pregnant.