If you hate shaving – and the irritating small bumps that often appear after shaving – then you are definitely not alone. Fortunately, there are alternatives to shaving that are more convenient while also providing amazing results. One of the most commonly selected forms of hair removal is waxing. Are you using hot wax to remove body hair? Or, have you considered turning to waxing?
The disadvantages of waxing
Waxing is of one of the most common ways to remove unwanted hair. It's easy to do and costs less when compared to other methods such as electrolysis. However, there are a few problems with this method of hair removal.
- It's painful. The skin in certain places of your body, such as the armpits, is extremely sensitive. There is no way around experiencing some brutal pain when waxing.
- You occasionally get patches of blood on the parts of your body you are getting waxed. This can be incredibly disturbing - after all, bleeding is usually not a good sign!
- When done incorrectly, waxing can irritate, discolor, burn, and infect your skin. This is why you should avoid mustering up the courage to wax yourself. Even when you get it done by a professional, you run into certain risks.
- You have to keep getting waxes... forever! This translates into more pain every time you get waxed.
- When waxing doesn't work the way it is supposed to, you run the risk of getting ingrown hairs. These eventually lead to whiteheads, which are filled with pus and may pop or leave marks until they fall off.
- You pretty much have to be under house arrest for at least a day after getting waxed. During this period, your skin is extremely sensitive and could become prone or vulnerable to infection.
Even hearing the word 'waxing' brings shudders to most people. While the hair does take longer to regrow, the actual process of removing it is more of a torture technique than a 21st century self-care procedure.
Waxing can damage your skin, specifically fine tissue cells. Another issue is that waxing is actually less effective. When you choose waxing hair removal, you are opting for a method that involves putting hot wax onto your skin. The hot wax can not only burn and bruise your skin, but the heat also results in swelling of your tissues, which in turn makes hair removal more difficult. Aside from the heat, pain, and irritation, waxing also removes hair in the opposite direction of hair growth. As a result, the process typically results in 15-35% hair breakage that is left behind. All of that pain and there is still hair there? Fortunately, there is a better alternative that can lead to permanent hair removal.
Creams, sprays and gels as an alternative
As a kinder and gentler effective alternative to waxing, there are hair removal creams that can be used along with hair inhibiting sprays and gels. Hair removal cream separates the hair follicle from the hair matrix, removing hair wherever a thin layer has been applied. After about 5-10 minutes, you wipe it off and instantly the hair is removed, leaving a new layer of baby soft skin. When the hair is removed, the process can be followed up with a hair inhibitor. The all natural ingredients help moisturize the exfoliated skin, slowing and stopping the hair growth process. The best part of all, the hair is removed below the skin level, meaning you will keep hair removed for longer than shaving or waxing.
Choosing the best hair removal method
There are some major cons to using waxing as a way to remove hair from places you don't want it. When it comes to removing hair in places you would rather not have it, the safest choice that is still very effective is using a specially-designed cream or gel. You can get that pesky hair removed in minutes and can avoid Medieval torture-like techniques that cause unnecessary suffering to men and women around the world.