Many women would do anything to have a head of thick, glossy hair. And they would do anything to ensure that there is no hair on the rest of their bodies! But some women have very scanty hair on their bodies, while others spout thick, visible hair that needs to be removed regularly.
We outline why this happens and the hair removal solutions that can get to the root of the problem.
A Common Cosmetic Concern
Many women have thick hair so if you do too, it is not a cause for concern. Your ethnicity and hereditary also play a role in the thickness, density and colour of your hair. Even such factors as hormonal levels, skin type and age may lead to differences in male and female body hair, even between two different individuals.
A Short-Term Solution
If you hate the sight of hair on your body, you can try a hair removal solution that works for your lifestyle and skin type. There are some quick solutions like shaving and using depilatory creams that can offer good results. You can do both quite easily as part of your regular grooming routine, and even while taking a shower. However, thicker body hair requires a solution like depilatory creams – shaving directly cuts across the hair, making it brittle and rough-edged. The regrowth is coarse to the touch. Meanwhile, depilatory creams dissolve the hair at the skin’s surface and make it easier to remove. The regrown hair has a smoother, finer tip, so it does not feel coarse to the touch.
Getting to the Root
Though shaving is convenient, it does not stop the hair from growing back in just a couple of days. This is not ideal. A longer term solution is waxing, which is as effective on thick hair as it is on finer body hair. Plus, it keeps body hair away for up to four weeks. But, it is a more painful measure, especially if not done correctly, because it pulls hair out from the roots. Fortunately, you can choose to make the experience as pain-free as possible. Choose a hot wax, such as Veet Spa Wax, to begin. The hot wax opens up the skin’s pores, making removal less painful than with cold wax methods. Exfoliate the skin beforehand and sprinkle talc on it before you begin, so that the wax may get a firm grip on the hair. It is also very important to hold the skin taut while you pull away the wax, making sure to work against the direction of hair growth.
If you are sure that you want to bid a permanent adieu to thick body hair, it is time to invest in a long term hair removal method. You should consider using the Intense Light Pulse treatment, which works by emitting a broad spectrum of light on the skin. The light is attracted to the pigment in your hair, which kills the hair cells right at the follicle. And though it sounds expensive, the good news is that at-home IPL devices are quite affordable and can be used in the privacy of your home. Veet InfiniSilk Pro can be easily used at your convenience. It features a precision cartridge for tackling more precise areas on the face, elbows, behind the knees and ankles. If you’d like to make waxing and shaving a thing of the past, then the IPL hair removal system is for you. Since it is dependent on hair pigment, its results are less effective on darker skin or scanty hair.
Many people’s beauty regimes comprise methods to remove unwanted body hair. But areas of thicker hair growth on the body can be challenging to tackle. The good news is that there are enough and more solutions for this common problem.