Getting To The Roots Of An Unwanted Body Hair Problem - Taislany Gomes

Getting To The Roots Of An Unwanted Body Hair Problem

Post by Taislany Gomes • April 30, 2019 • Other

Women can have as much hair or not as they want, and for many women, they don’t mind at all what some might call “unwanted hair” on their body. But for those women who don’t want it, finding the best way to manage it can be a huge hassle. Here, we’re going to look at all the most common approaches, how they work, and which might be the best depending on the particulars of your unwanted body hair problem.

The old fashioned

Naturally, the most common method to get rid of unwanted hair, and the first one you probably tried, is getting out the trusty razor. Most of us have already done it at least once since it’s easily the simplest and quickest route to get rid of hair. Convenient as it is, however, it’s very short-lived, with regrowth beginning immediately after. Another issue is ingrown hairs, which are painful but can be fought by exfoliating every day and making sure your skin is wet with warm water before shaving. Don’t skip shaving gels if you don’t want to end up with ingrown hairs. If you have sensitive skin, you might need to take a few extra steps, such as showering, exfoliating, and lathering with gel before shave, and drying and moisturizing after you’re done, as well.

About plucking time

Some of you might be wincing just thinking about the last time you tried plucking or threading. Plucking is simply using instruments like tweezers to pull hairs out at the roots, while threading is catching those hairs between a carefully positioned rubber can take them out. It can be a very effective way of shaping certain areas of hair, such as your eyebrows, but when it comes to effectively removing the hair, there are few slower methods to go about it. Not to mention, it’s hardly a pleasant method. More of an aesthetic crafting technique than an effective hair removal strategy, overall.

No need to wax lyrical about it

If you thought plucking was painful, now it’s time to remember the life-changing experience that was your first wax. If you’ve never been through it before, you’re missing out on quite the ache. However, waxing can be extremely effective. It doesn’t take all that long to do and you can just as easily do it at home if you’re not willing to go for the professional treatment. It also lasts much longer than simply shaving since it plucks the hair out at the root, slowing growth significantly. Just make sure that you do your research. Not only can you make it less painful, but it’s important to know the strength of the wax and how often you should do it on different areas of the body. For instance, you don’t want to wax your face too much, as sensitive as the skin can be there.


What about lasers?

Laser removal is considered by some to be the end-all and be-all of hair removal treatments. Besides the kind of laser removal, you can get in a clinic, there are home IPL hair removers you can just as easily set up in your own home. Electrolysis is the older form of laser hair removal but is widely avoided nowadays as it’s associated with scarring and discoloration of the skin. More modern devices are much safer, but take a while to work, as hair usually takes a week to fall out and you need a few rounds of treatment to make sure all hairs are effectively targeted. However, while the effects last much longer, it is very pricey compared to most other methods.

The medicinal route

Did you know that there are medications you can take to help with unwanted body hair? When it comes to treating excessive facial hair in women, creams like Vaniqa contain substances that can slow down the growth of hair, specifically by blocking the production of a protein in the body that causes hair growth. These creams are applied topically and get to work straight away. Naturally, like all medications, you should talk to your doctor before using them as they may not be suitable for you if you’re taking certain other medicines, are pregnant, or have certain allergies. What’s more, while slowing growth down, you may still need to find a way to remove the hairs first.

The natural route

Are there natural ways of slowing hair growth, as well? Your mileage may vary. The hair growth rate is defined in part by the hormone balance in the body, usually high levels of testosterone. There are a few steps you can to address these high testosterone levels, such as eating fewer refined carbohydrates, taking vitamin B6 supplements (or eating B6 rich foods), and by managing your weight which can sometimes effectively fight the problem. However, if you’re looking for real long-term techniques to try and combat excessive hair growth, then talking to your doctor and diagnosing a root cause is more likely to help you find which methods are going to work.

The where and how matter

When it comes to the more physical means of removing hair (such as shaving, plucking, waxing, and laser treatments) then where you do it should factor into what methods you use to do it. For instance, you don’t want to wax or laser your face too often, as the skin there is extra sensitive. A good hair removal guide can help you better see which methods work where and which don’t. You still have some options, so you can choose the method you prefer, but they are helpful for giving you tips on the best ways to shave, wax, or laser different areas of the body to manage unwanted hair growth without too many unexpected problems.

Hopefully, the guide above helps you get a better idea of which products and methods can help not just in the short-term, but which can help you conquer unwanted hair for much longer, if that’s what you’re looking for. Hopefully, you find the approach that works just right for you.


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