One of the main aspects of grooming is unwanted hair removal. All women and now – a – days several men too consider removing unwanted hair a vital part of their overall appearance. There are so many hair removal options that sometimes, deciding what procedure of hair removal to opt for and which is best, can get quite confusing. Every hair removal method has its disadvantages as well as advantages. Women and even men look for comfort first. Men and women also look for cost – effective hair removal techniques. There are quite a number of methods to remove hair that women and even men can choose from. These are depilatory creams, waxing, epilators, electrolysis, shaving and even laser treatments. Another factor which differentiates hair removal techniques is gender. Hair growing on men is thicker and coarser than women. Hence, hair removal options for men and women differ.
Not only are there several hair removal techniques, but there are also some advantages and disadvantages that men and women must be aware of. Certain hair removal procedures are expensive while others are cheap. Some techniques get rid of unwanted body hair temporarily; on the other hand some techniques are permanent. In recent years, one hair removal technique that has become quite famous is hair removal creams.
Hair removal creams Advantages:
Creams to remove body hair are affordable and easily available in almost all drugstores.
Using hair removal creams to get rid of unwanted body hair is non – messy and more importantly absolutely pain – free too. Other hair removal techniques, such as waxing, are very painful.
The hair gets removed from just below the surface when hair removal creams are used. This means that hair takes longer to grow again as compared to other temporary hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, etc.
Hair removal cream is very easy to use. You can use it on your own. Over a small patch of hair at a time, spread the hair removal cream. Take a washcloth soaked in warm water and after waiting for a few minutes, wipe off the cream – covered area.
Usage of hair removal creams also helps to effectively exfoliate your skin.
Hair removal creams Disadvantages:
There are certain chemicals contained in hair removal creams, which break down the protein structure of the hair. Using hair removal creams can cause allergic reactions and skin irritations to develop for those individuals who have ultra sensitive skin.
Using hair removal creams can sometimes become quite a cumbersome task as different hair removal products need to be purchased for different skin areas. For instance, some hair removal creams are made to remove facial hair while others remove hair from the back.
Another disadvantage of hair removal creams is that they may prove to be ineffective in the case of those individuals who have coarse hair.
With regular usage, in time hair removal creams are known to darken the skin. This phenomenon occurs as a result of certain components, such as variants of thioglycolate (calcium, sodium) that are present in hair removal creams. These thioglycolate variants (calcium, sodium) are acidic in nature. Certain creams give the skin that temporary whitening effect. This is nothing but bleach which is present in these creams. In time, these bleaching agents could also have adverse effects on the skin, such as development of skin rashes.
Vaniqa is a topical, semi permanent hair removal option. This particular hair removal cream is only available with a prescription. This cream interacts with a certain chemical in the hair. Applying this cream slows down the growth of body hair.