27/04/2013

Hair removal - getting rid of the fuzz

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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  1. I always get my eyebrows threaded but I find its getting really expensive to have done!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. me too - it does seem to be quite expensive though! x

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  2. I enjoyed reading this post - I have very dark hair so I have to shave my legs and underarms regularly. I think I am going to look into Laser treatment but as you say it is very expensive.

    I have never waxed in my life the thought frightens me lol, it's good old razor - I find men's razors better too, or I have a niffty electric one buy Gillette which isn't too bad especially if you are in a hurry.

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    1. I love a man's razor :) Much better than women's ones x

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  3. I've just started getting my eyebrows threaded and I love it! The woman told me that I have thick hairs so the waxing doesn't pick them all up, since I've started threading I've seen a huge improvement although its definitely more painful!


    I'd love to get laser treatment though if i could afford it.
    xxx
    www.maisy-meow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ooh that's interesting, I never thought of that with waxing! x

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  4. I am definitely going to get Laser hair removal done- it may be expensive but it would be such an investment! The only limitations of it is that you're not meant to expose legs to the sun/tan and you have to wait 6 weeks between each treatment. I would 100% get it though! Razors just take so much time for my legs x

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    1. I'd love to hear how you get on if you get laser hair removal done x

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  5. I'm too much of a wuss to do anything but use a razor - I tend to use conditioner instead of shaving foam because it leaves your skin really smooth :) I'd get laser hair removal done if I could afford it just to save time xx

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  6. I prefer mens' razors too! I do have to add in that electrolysis is missing in this list; it's permanent and great for smaller areas!

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    1. ooh yes - good point! I've never tried electrolysis x

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  7. I get Electrolysis on my face and although it's a lot of effort and money I'm really happy with the results.

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    1. I'm glad to hear to works - if you go for the more expensive treatments you definitely want to see results! x

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  8. I love my epilator! I use it on my underarms and everything, it's not that bad :)

    Jesss xo

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  9. I use an epilator everywhere. Under my arms, my upper lip, legs, bikini line etc. You name it, I've epilated. It does hurt pretty badly at first but it's the type of pain you will eventually get used to, I promise. It gives amazing results and keeps hair from growing back as fast!!

    -Erica xx
    www.ericawears.com | Bloglovin

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  10. Great post! I'm such a wuss, I'm a shaver all the way.. I tried epilating once and it actually made me cry. I don't think its worth it unless you have a very expensive super duper spectacular epilator to get the job done as quick as pos.. I can't live without my Intuition razor with the lovely cream outer to the blades, very near impossible to have any accidents with too, which when you're as clumsy as I am, is very important!
    Carrie
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