There are many differences between humans and other mammals. However, one characteristic we do share with our ‘furry cousins’ is hair. Although its vibrancy, density, and distribution varies from person to person (and animal to animal), the fact remains that at some point in our lives, most will start developing body hair.
Some embrace their coats, some don’t. Most people sooner or later will ponder over what to do with their hair. Here we will be looking at how Hair types, density, distribution, and vibrancy differs across the body, why it occurs, and what to do if you want rid of excess hair.
What is hair made of and how does it initially appear?
People’s skin is covered by follicles which produce protein filaments: hair. Regardless of their sex, from an early age most people are coated in vellus hair which is fine and light in colour. Androgenic hair, generally referred to as body hair, normally develops during puberty and is the result of vellus hair transforming into terminal hair (thicker, darker hair).
This being said, the amount of Androgens (hormones) someone has can dictate how much Terminal hair is produced. This is why men tend to sport more body hair than women. Human hair, irrelevant of where on the body it is, adheres to a growth cycle, consisting of three stages: anagen (growth stage), catagen (transitional stage) and telogen (growth ceases and hair falls out).
Major Hair Types:
The duration of the three stages, along with the number and size of hair follicles you possess in a certain area of the body, determine the hair texture and the manner (density and vibrancy) in which hair grows in particular areas. So basically, this is what determines whether you’re going to have thick Curly hair or a more easy going thin and straight texture.
In regards to head hair, the anagen phase lasts around two to seven years. This time period changes from person to person and can be affected by various factors such as genetics, hormones, and even stress. The anagen phase tends to be far longer in head hair than body hair, which is why (thankfully!) the hair on our bodies is usually a lot shorter than the hair on our heads.
The anagen phase for body hair normally last around 30 - 45 days, a considerably shorter period of time than head hair. The reason the Anagen phase alters in various parts of the body is mainly due to hair having different functions, thus hair being specific to certain part of the body. Eyebrows, for example, keep sweat from entering the eye and therefore need to be a certain length and density.
How to get rid of excess hair
Now that we’ve gone through the science, let’s see how unwanted hair can be removed if needed. Different hair removal techniques can be effective for various types of body hair.
Legs are sometimes the first body-parts to consider when thinking about hair removal, especially when the sun comes out. As this can be quite a large area to tackle, Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream can be a good solution here. The cream can be applied easily in the shower and works in as little as five minutes. It leaves skin feeling smooth for up to twice as long as shaving, meaning less time spend getting rid of those unwanted hairs and more time to start digging through those sun-dresses. Always be sure to read the instruction before applying cream.
Hair growth along the bikini line can be frustrating, particularly during those hot summer months. Not everyone wants hair sprouting out when they’re looking glamorous on the beach. An effortless way is the Veet Hair Removal Cream that will let you say a painless goodbye to unwanted hair. The cream is designed with a special formula that dissolves hair below the surface of your skin. Veet Hair Removal Cream not only gets rid of unwanted hair but also aids the hair to regrow in a smoother manner. Remember to follow instructions for best results while applying all the above hair removal methods.
Armpit hair has recently been a heated topic of fashion-debate. Not only has the age old question as to whether to remove it or not been in the spotlight, but new styles and colours have even been deliberated too. One way to get your armpits smooth and stubble-free is the Veet Hair Removal Cream. Known to be convenient and time-saving, the cream effortlessly removes your underarm hair. It just takes 10 minutes for each armpit, and you get to be hair-free for a longer time. Follow the instructions to keep your armpits healthy and beautiful.
The right hair-removal method for you may vary when it comes to different areas of body-hair. Luckily there are more options available to you every day. When in doubt, always remember to check the Veet packaging to learn which products will be safe for which zone. No need for monthly salon trips to ‘Hairway to Heaven’, Veet gives you salon-wax like results from the comfort of your own home.