Waxing and Laser Hair Removal

10:57:00 AM

One of the things Mom didn't tell you when she was stumbling through the spiel on how great it is to become a woman was that you'd spend a significant portion of your life removing hair from the places where it naturally grows.

The rule of fashion seems to be that whatever is least convenient and most unnatural is the most fashionable, which explains why women can't go to the beach or the pool without feeling uncomfortable in show-it-all bathing suits, and suffering from the combination of shaved legs and an application of stinging sunscreen.

Hair Removal for Your Bikini Line Requires Special Attention
The bikini area is composed of the coarsest hair on the body and the most sensitive skin, so fashion insists that it be placed on public view, and it must be utterly smooth.
Some lucky souls are either so blond or so tough-skinned that keeping the bikini-line hair-free isn't a big deal, but most women have a terrible time.
Shaving, the most commonly used hair-removal method, is quick, but often creates a new problem in the form of razor burn or bumps.
Waxing lasts longer because it yanks the hair out from the root, but it's very painful, and unless you get do a highly professional job of it, you'll end up with skin irritation. Ingrown hairs are a problem with both methods, contributing to skin irritation.
Chemical hair removal by using products like Nair or Neat works for some people, but can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation, especially if you are trying to remove facial hair.
After all, hair and skin are both composed of collagen, and an acid that breaks down hair is going to affect skin as well.
Chemical depilatories last about as long as shaving, because they don't really take much hair off below the skin, no matter what the ads say.

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3 comments

  1. With prices for laser hair removal coming into the more affordable range, I think laser hair removal might be even better than waxing. Plus, check out this video to see why you might want to avoid bikini waxing:

    WAXING - WHOO!

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  2. I never thought nair is this good. But this looks kind of expensive though. Liked it.

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