Quick hair removal with the razor
This is the favorite hair removal mode of American women who do not put the tip of their foot out of the shower without having spent a daily razor on their gametes! But it is also the preferred hair removal method of French women in 72% of cases (source Braun). What for? Because it is the fastest, most immediate, and cheapest way to eliminate unwanted people.
How does it work? When you are blonde, have soft hair, thin hair, or after 60 years, when the hair cycle slows down, this method has only advantages. On the other hand, this method is only recommended for troubleshooting when you are young and (or) brown with average to strong hair and incredibly thick hair.
What for? Because the hair grows back as hard and dry as a man’s beard, you have to repeat the operation every other day if you do not want to have itchy legs. Not to mention the risks of cutting if you are in a hurry or if you have dry skin.
Easy hair removal with depilatory products
Milk, creams, and depilatory foams come in third place among French women’s favorite hair removal techniques, with 24% of followers. There is no risk of cutting, and when you are cozy, this method is much more bearable than waxing and less aggressive for the venous system in case of fragile blood capillaries (spider veins) and varicose veins.
How does it work? Depilatory products contain sulfur derivatives, such as thioglycolic acid, which dissolve keratin from the hair. Regrowth is not as fast as with a razor: from four to eight days, depending on the person.
For what type of hair? All body areas, including arms, except the eyebrows (too close to the eyes) and on the genital-mucous membranes.
However, three precautions to take before using this category of potentially irritating products: make a test touch, especially the first time, 24 hours before first use, and do not exceed (or reduce) the break time recommended on the instructions for use. And perform a scrub a week later to avoid ingrown hairs under the skin during regrowth.
Sustainable hair removal with wax
Waxing makes it possible to pull out the full hair without getting rid of the bulb. It offers at least three weeks of tranquility before the hair grows back. It is, therefore, the technique best suited to brown women and all those who have normal to significant hairiness and are especially vigorous. It can be performed on all-body areas, although some are more sensitive than others.
How does it work? Unless you are very skilled or experienced in exercise, we prefer waxes of “cold” use to eliminate any burning risk. Pre-impregnated strips, beeswax or sugar, are therefore easy to use. Provided you adopt the fitting gesture:
- Settle in the light of day to see clearly, slightly cool the strips in the palms to soften them slightly, and loosen the sheets without tearing them.
- Apply them to the skin by exerting several pressures (from top to bottom for the legs) to capture the hair effortlessly.
- Remove them from a dry movement in the opposite direction of implantation.
Please note… This operation is always performed on dry skin. If necessary, pass a little talc beforehand. And if you do not yet have the help, cut the strips in half: shorter, they are much easier to handle.
Ultra-long hair removal with pulsed light
Epilators that use pulsed light, marketed in large beauty appliance stores, do not destroy the hair, but they “sleep” the bulbs that make them. Their activity is reduced to the maximum and requires only two or three annual hair removal sessions afterward. Indeed, the starting budget is substantial, from 300 to 500 euros on average, but it is a purchase that can be made with a friend or someone from his family, but then, what tranquility!
How does it work? The light is as if “attracted” by the color (melanin) of the hair that it heats and weakens. This is why the method does not work on blond and white, and even red hairs that are practically devoid of this pigment and that it is not recommended on matte and tanned skin (risk of burns). Usually, the affected areas are “flashed” after shaving them – this is important for efficiency – three to six times to two weeks apart. Then two to three touch-ups are enough in the year. Avoid mucous membranes, areola of the breasts, moles, and, of course, on a wound or damaged skin.
Do not confuse pulsed light and depilatory laser. The latter is carried out under medical supervision and uses a more potent and more concentrated light source.