Today I'm going to be talking about hair removal. It's not pretty, but hey, we all have to do it!
As a ginger lady, I've been blessed with light-coloured body hair. This mean I can get away without shaving/waxing a lot longer than some of my darker-haired friends. Unfortunately, unlike my mother (who is blessed with completely hairless legs), now that the summer seems to finally be coming, I can't avoid it completely. So here's my guide to how to get rid of the fuzz and the different ways you can do it.
Shaving - I tend to shave my legs and for some reason prefer men's razors. I just find they give a better, smoother finish! Unfortunately shaving doesn't last very long, so it's an every other day event during summer.
Threading - Perfect for smaller areas like brows, chins, upper lips etc. this involves the hairs being pulled out with cotton thread. This gives similar results to waxing as the hairs are actually pulled out, but is also a bit painful!
Waxing - One of the best longer term hair removal options in my opinion, waxing uses hot wax to pull hairs out at the roots, meaning you stay hair free for about 2-3 weeks. You can wax any area, but I mainly go for the bikini line as it lasts so much longer than shaving. I'm not going to lie, it hurts. I'm too much of a wuss to get my legs waxed, and only ever wax your armpits if your pain threshold is bigger than Arnie's muscles.
Epilating - Epliators look a little like electric shavers, but pull groups of hairs out. I've never tried it myself, but expect similar results to waxing and also from what I've heard from friends, a world of pain. Not one for the faint hearted.
Laser hair removal - The most permanent solution of the lot, laser hair removal uses a laser to target areas of unwanted hair. Over the course of several treatments, hair regrowth is reduced. It's not cheap, and although it's meant to be relatively painless, I'm not sure I'd want to put a laser near my lady bits. It's definitely something I'd consider my my legs if money was no object. If laser hair removal interests you, then Sk:n Clinic have a 30% discount on their site at the moment for bikini and underarm treatments.
How are you planning to de-fuzz for the summer?
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