What are Depilatory Creams and how do they Work?

Most of us associate hair removal with pain, a lot of tensing up and some teeth clenching. So it seems too good to be true when you are offered a way to remove hair quickly and without pain, and from home. Depilatory creams are the answer.

Depilatory creams remove the hair by breaking down its keratin structure. These are the proteins in the hair. The hair is first thinned and then dissolved into a jelly-like consistency, and it can be broken off and wiped away. The cream contains many alkaline chemicals, but it is completely safe for the skin. Every person’s skin type is different, so it is important to buy the right depilatory cream. Be sure to test a small area of the skin and check for an adverse reaction after 24 hours.

Using depilatory creams has more advantages than opting for shaving, such as:

Stubble Free for Longer

Depilatory creams, as explained above, dissolve the hair just below the skin’s surface. Shaving, on the other hand, slices through the hair just on the skin’s surface. Thus, creams keep you stubble free for longer. 

Softer, Finer Hairs

Shaving cuts the hair at the skin’s surface, so the hair that grows back has a rough, square edge that feels prickly to the touch. But depilatory creams dissolve the hair, resulting in a softer regrowth with tapered ends. Regular use makes the hair grow back sparser and finer than before. It will not be fine as with waxing, but it is definitely finer than the result of shaving.

Quick and Pain Free

The best and most obvious benefit of using depilatory creams is that the product is painless to use. The process is easy as well – you can use the cream in the shower, or when you have a few minutes to spare before going to bed. It requires no effort or precision, and there is no chance of injury, which is always present when you use blades.

So if being stubble free and with a gentler hair growth matters to you, you might consider switching from shaving to using a depilatory cream to experience a world of painless hair removal.