Depilation or hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair. The methods used to remove the hair are variable, but shaving is the most common method in the world.

Hair typically grows all over the human body. Hair can become more visible during and after puberty phase. Men are more in common to have thicker and more visible body hair than women. Both men and women have visible hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, pubic region, arms, and legs; men also have thicker hair on their face, belly, back, and chest.

Many products on the market have proven their effectiveness. Many other products exaggerate the results of their ease to be used.

Temporary methods of hair removal from the skin to the roots last from a couple of days to weeks and can be achieved in many ways such as shaving, using creams, waxing, sugaring, tweezing,…ex

Methods of hair removal

Methods of hair removal

1 Shaving

Shaving is the process of removing your unwanted hair by a sharp razor to cut the hair off at the skin’s surface. This method can be used on virtually any body part. It is often used for men who like the feel of a close shave. It can be an easy way to get rid of unwanted hair, but it lasts for a short time as it doesn’t pull the hair from its roots.

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2 Waxing

Waxing is an old method of hair removal that includes putting a warm wax on the area which has unwanted hair, try then using a cloth or paper strip to pull the hair out. It works well for those with dark or thick hair. In this method, unlike shaving, you can keep the unwanted hair away for a few weeks, but it could be painful.

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3 Sugaring

Sugaring is a form of hair removal that’s similar to waxing: hair gets removed from its roots. Sugaring includes placing warm sugar or honey paste on your skin; then you can remove the sugar by using a cotton strip. Sugaring paste is also usually made from natural ingredients such as sugar, honey, and lemon.

Note: Sugaring mixture is usually made of natural ingredients. This means less risk of skin irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin.

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4 Applying Creams

These kinds of creams are chemical-based creams that remove the unwanted hair with less pain than the other methods of hair removal. It works on destroying the hair structure itself by applying the depilatory cream on an area that has the unwanted hair. Then, it gets removed after 5-10 minutes, apparently with a curved tool. It lasts for a longer time than shaving but won’t last for a few weeks such as waxing and sugaring.

Note: make sure not to leave it on your skin for too long as it could damage your skin!

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5 Permanent hair removal

Electrology has been used in the United States for a very long time. This technique permanently destroys the germ cells that cause hair growth by inserting a fine probe in the hair follicle and the application of a current adjusted to each hair type and treatment area.

Laser hair removal technology became widespread in the US and many other countries from the nineties onwards. This method of hair removal sometimes takes several sessions to be permanent. The determined number of sessions depends on the amount and type of the hair that is going to be removed. This method also results from the destruction of the hair follicle.

Laser equipments

Laser equipment

These are the most common methods of hair removal. I hope you enjoyed reading about them. Don’t forget that each way has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, shaving isn’t painful but doesn’t pull the unwanted hair from its roots. Waxing and sugaring are painful but take the hair entirely and the unwanted hair won’t grow back for a longer time than shaving. I hope you got some benefits from this article.