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Comparisons of Hair Removal Methods

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Table: Summary of Hair Removal Methods

Convenience | Permanence | Comfort
Prickly and rapid regrowth. Removal of tan. Leaves skin dry and prone to nicks and cuts.
Depilatory Creams
Quick regrowth. Damaging effect to skin caused by chemical nature of product. Can cause burning sensation.
Longer treatment time. Significant level of pain. Not completely natural ingredients.
Cold Gels
Longer treatment time. Cold gels result in increased risk of ingrown hair and higher discomfort level. Not easily spreadable.
bodEze® with innovative hair removal strips
Longer treatment time. Some level of discomfort.

Shaving is perceived to be quick, painless and easy and is the most common form of hair removal. However the vast majority of women who remove hair from their arms, face and bikini line use other methods for these areas. Besides the risk of unsightly nicks and cuts, shaving tends to cut off the natural taper to the hair and is prone to leaving the skin with hair that curls back and razor bumps. While convenience and painlessness are often stated as the advantages of this method, shaving only cuts the hair at the surface of the skin and so a significant amount of new hair is typically seen within days. Shaving tends to shave off a fine layer of the skin too, and in summer, often results in shaving off the very tan that the person may be trying to develop.

Tweezing involves plucking the hair out from the root, using a mechanical tweezer. Along the same lines, Plucking, uses a loop of string to 'pluck' the hair out from the root, These methods are still commonly employed for facial hair and/or eyebrows. While effective they are tedious and generally suited only to small areas of the body e.g. eyebrows.

Electrolysis and Laser treatment are modern treatments that promise permanent hair removal. Electrolysis works by passing a current through the hair follicle to the root, so as to kill it. The laser treatment achieves the same end result using a laser beam. The disadvantages of these treatments are that they are expensive in comparison to the other methods, are time consuming and generally requires more than one sitting to deal with hair that might have been below the surface of the skin when the first treatment was performed.

Depilatories are a relatively popular form of hair removal and work by dissolving the Keratone of the hair follicle. While the painlessness of the process is probably its biggest feature, it must be remembered that this treatment only removes the hair at the level of the skin, and close adherence to the time to leave the product is required. Leaving the product on longer than the stated time can cause severe burns to the skin.

Waxing involves applying a thin layer of warm beeswax or some other resinous product over the area to be treated and then pulling off the layer of wax once it has cooled and hardened. This method removes the hair from the root but traditional waxes adhere equally to the skin and the hair to be removed. Therefore, when it is pulled off, there is a significant amount of pain as the skin and hair are both pulled in the process. Also, after the treatment, many waxes need to be cleaned off the skin with harsh solvents such as turpentine.

Sugaring is a process that probably developed in and around Egypt. It involves the making of a sticky, taffy like paste from natural ingredients such as sugar, lemon and water. The substance is warmed slightly and then spread thinly and evenly on the skin in the direction of hair growth. A cotton or muslin strip is then pressed down on the substance. The strip is then quickly pulled off in the opposite direction to the hair growth. Sugaring has seen a resurgence in recent times primarily due to the fact that:

  • it is a natural formulation, free from any harsh additives;
  • it removes hair from the roots, with up to 6 weeks before significant re growth of hair is noticed;
  • after the hair removal, the cleaning up only requires warm water and so is gentle on the skin;
  • the product adheres strongly to the hair but not to the skin. Therefore, when it is pulled off, there is significantly less discomfort as compared to some forms of waxing.

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