There are places that you just do not want to have hair - your bikini
line, under your arms, your lips and other facial areas and legs.
Hot waxing is very popular. Beauticians use
hot wax to remove unwanted hairs. The wax is placed on the area with a thick blunt knife
and left for a few moments to harden, and then pulled off (along with the hairs). This
process is relatively quick and lasts for up to a few weeks or a month depending on how
quickly your hair grows.
Problems can be that it is painful in
sensitive areas and some people are prone to ingrown hairs.
You can wax at home and there are products
available at our pharmacy for this purpose. You need some patience and time to get the
correct technique going. Always test the wax on your hand first as hot wax may burn you.
If you dont get all the hairs out in one go, let the skin cool for a minute before
This is a relatively messy technique yet
some believe it is less painful than waxing and cleaner. Probably best to see a qualified
sugaring therapist. This technique has been used since Cleopatras day.
This is quick, cheap, done at home and is
very commonly used by a lot of women. There can be problems however with cuts, ingrown
hairs. Always use sharp razors. Apparently it is a myth that shaving makes the hairs grow
back thicker and stronger. The hair will grow back exactly as it always has - shaving or
Laser Hair Removal
This is relatively new on the hair removal
scene. It involves light energy being beamed from a laser. The melanin absorbs the light
energy in the hair follicles and is destroyed. The follicle stops producing hairs. But
before you all rush out and try this technique - the hair goes through three phases -
growing, intermediate and resting.
The melanin is only present during the
growing phase. Therefore not all the follicles can be treated at the same time. Only the
visible hairs can be destroyed at any one time.
This technique is best on people with white
skin and black hairs. The more colour you have in your skin, the more pain and reaction
you can expect to have. See someone qualified to give you a run down on this new