Hair Removal Vol.5: My choices

I have to say, I do not like hair, unless it’s on my head, or on my eyebrows.  I know no one does, but since I am a Mediterranean girl, and not a blonde hairless Scandinavian, I’ve become pretty much the expert on hair removal!

–          Arms, armpits:  I always use my epilator for these.  I‘ve gotten used to it, so no pain for me. Leaves my skin nice and smooth for a good amount of time.

–          Belly:  I only do this sometimes in the summer.  I either wax or epilate.  Both are just as fast for me.

–          Bikini area:  I wax the area once a month.  I used to visit a salon for this, but after watching the procedure so many times, I decided to do it myself.  Is was time consuming at the beginning, now I’m a Brazilian wax pro!

–          Legs:  I usually shave, using a Gilette Mens Razor.  It’s a vibrating one, but the vibration serves for nothing but to scare the shit out of me when I accidentally push the “on” button on the handle.  If I have more time on my hands I will also epilate, but it does cause ingrown hair on my skin.

–          Face: I tweeze or shave my own eyebrows.  I find shaving very fast, easy, and precise.  I can also experiment with different shapes, knowing that it will grow back fast.  I thread my upper lip & I bleach the fine hair around the chin area and on the cheeks.

 

So ladies!  How do you deal with your hairy parts?  Any advice or tips?  Please share your hair removal experiences and stories!!!

Hair Removal Vol.3: Shaving

Pros

–          Fast.

–          Easy.

–          Cheap.

–          Causes the least amount of ingrown hair (excluding laser hair removal).

 

Cons

–          You can cut yourself if you’re not careful.  No problem with the right razor though.

–          Razor burns, again fixed with the right razor.

–          Needs to be repeated every 2-3 days maximum if you want smooth legs.

 

 

 

Tips

–          Remember that shaving also includes methods other than razors, such as epilating creams, mousses, sprays etc.  These also cut the hairs at their base, not removing it.  They tend to have an awful smell, and be a bit pricey, but they won’t give you any cuts etc! Please do an allergy test first.

–          The BEST razors are razors for MEN.  Trust me.  They are sturdy and last long so are a good value for money.   They are fast, really comfortable and rarely cause cuts of the skin or razor burns.  Ditch your pink girlie ones and go for the men section ladies.  You won’t be disappointed!

–          If you run out of shaving cream, the next best thing is your hair conditioner!!!  It softens the hair, conditions the skin, and makes the razor glide on smoothly.

Hair Removal Vol.2: Epilating

Pros

–          Same smooth results as waxing.

–          Equally long lasting.

–          Inexpensive (I’ve had my epilator for over six years now, it has saved me a ton of money! It’s a one from Braun, my mother has a Remington one but I prefer mine.)

–          Not messy.

–          Doesn’t touch the skin, so won’t strip off your tan.

 

Cons

–          The mere sound of it scares the heck out of people.

–          Painful, but I got used to it with time.

–          If you have a problem with ingrown hair, this will definitely aggravate it.

–          Time consuming if you want to get every little hair, and most of us do.

 

 

 

Tips

 

–          If ingrown hair are a problem for you, then regular exfoliating and moisturizing of the skin will reduce them.

–         Some epilators come with little massage heads or ice packs attached to them to reduce the pain.

–         Others can be used in the shower but I wouldn’t recommend them, as being in the shower doesn’t let you be thorough and remove every little hair.

Hair Removal Vol.1: Waxing

Pros

–          Leaves skin silky smooth.

–          Lasts up to 4 weeks (which is an urban myth for most women, I give it 2 weeks tops, but it’s still long enough compared to other methods).

–          Exfoliates by removing dead cells.

 

Cons

–          The hairs need to be quite long to be successfully removed.  This means that you are stuck with hairy body parts in between waxes.  Not the best thing if you have a boyfriend.

–          Can strip off your tan faster.

–          Ingrown hair.

–          Messy if done at home, expensive if done at a salon.

–           Painful.

 

 

Tips

–          Powder the skin beforehand with baby powder, it makes everything so much easier.

–          Use sugar wax, it’s the easiest to handle.

–          Use the cloth strips, not the paper ones.  They grab hairs a lot better.

–          Be patient!!!  Frustration is your worst enemy when handling hot wax!  Practice makes perfect.

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