Hot summers mean less clothing, and fewer clothes means more shaving! One of the most annoying and time-consuming tasks, hair removal, has become a necessity in our society. Shaving is not the only option to removing hair, but how do you know which method is best for you?
Introducing the pull-fast-and-hard method: waxing! Waxing is one of the best ways to remove a large amount of hair quickly. However, if you do not know what you are doing, it can end in disaster. I tried once with hot wax, made a huge mess, and was too chicken to finish. To properly wax, there needs to be a thick layer of hair, otherwise you will be damaging the skin. It is best to go to a salon to get this done, especially in those extra tender spots. If you are bold enough to do it at home, be careful and try not to burn yourself!
If you don’t have as much hair to remove and a little more time on your hands, try threading. I always get my eyebrows threaded because it lasts long, and my eyebrows are usually sculpted just right! There is a bit of a pinch since threading is a lot like plucking. The hairs are pulled out of the skin by twisting a string. It's a little painful, but threading is one of the most sterile options.
Of course there are hair removal lotions as well. One of the most popular brands is Nair. Nair only takes a few minutes to use, and there is no pain involved. I have used one of Nair’s products before, and although it removed all hair very quickly, I did not like how my skin felt afterwards. However, it is cheap, fast, and easy to use.
One growing trend is laser hair removal. I have never had the procedure done, but it is supposed to have the feeling of a rubber band popping on the skin. Laser hair removal is supposed to last the longest out of any other hair removal process. Laser hair removal can be expensive and cause you to have redness or bumps afterwards.
But if all of these methods are too fancy, then there is always the true and faithful razor. A one-blade razor, shaving cream, and some hot water will always get the hair off. It may not be the most artistic, fun, or quickest way to remove the hair, but the hair will be gone!
When in doubt, try them all! The hair has to come off one way or another, so try one and see what you think. Or, be like me and use multiple methods to get the work done. Whatever you choose, just make sure to leave those grizzly bear legs at home!
Olivia Lewis| Image: Source
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