Female body does not look good with hair on body and face. However, they grow remarkably in some females. Know all the available hair removal treatment. Homemade remedies for facial hair and hair on other parts of the body are given.
Women get concerned if they have unwanted excessive dark or dense hair growth (known as hirsutism) on their face or any other part of the body including facial hair and pubic and bikini hair. Both the men and women have the same number of hairs, but the men’s hair are denser and darker due to the presence of male hormone testosterone in their body.
Facial hair removal for women is actually very common, so don’t think that you are alone in this. It depends on how light or thick the hair is and if it is in small clumps or spread all over more evenly as to which hair removing method you decide to take. First, lets take a look at the face hair removal options then we’ll discuss each in more detail.
Waxing is the easiest and most convenient way for removing hair and can be done at home with ease. Waxing pulls the hair out from below the top layer of skin and leaves your skin smooth. In waxing, a thin layer of melted wax is applied to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. The wax is then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, taking the hair with it.
In the sugar form of waxing, sugar is used instead of wax to get rid of the hair from face and body. Sugaring is easier to apply and easier to cleanup the mess.
This is another quick temporary solution but also has a couple of downsides. The first being is that it is only successful if the hair is really thin and short. If the hair has any length and/or thickness to it then the light can catch it making your ‘cover up’ job pretty obvious. Another negative factor is that if your facial hair grows quickly then you will be forever battling it with the beach.
Depilatories use calcium hydroxide and sodium or calcium thioglycolate which dissolve hair. But it involves severe irritation and/or burns to the skin and eyes for some people. Therefore, depilatories should never be used for eyebrows and on broken skin. First test the depilatory on your arm to check for allergic reactions. Hair comes back in a few days after application because depilatories remove the hair on the surface.
This is a technique which has come from the Middle East and Asia and is becoming much more popular now in the Western end of the world. It’s most popular for the eyebrows but is now a growing trend for face hair removal too.
This process consists of using a pure cotton thread which is held between the fingers and is then twisted across rows of hairs to pull them from the root. When getting it done by a professional it can be done very fast indeed as the hairs are pulled out in groups rather than individually.
It gives a lovely soft, clear (and hairless) finish as this method is very precise when done properly. You can get this done in beauty clinics and in some large department stores in the cosmetic/beauty sections.
Trimming, Plucking & Shaving:
These tend to be the quickest and easiest options for face hair removal, however they do come with a downside. First of all these options are effective for any colour facial hair and of any width. However, the downside is that these three methods risk promoting more hair growth. When the hair does grow in it grows in thicker and darker, not straight away but over a period of time. Please note, if the hair is on a mole, then trimming is the only safe method of hair removal in this scenario.
Electrolysis use electric current to remove hair. Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method because this technique destroys the hair follicle. The technique, however, needs repeats and thus costly.
There are two types of electrolysis devices are in use: the needle epilator and the tweezers epilator. The major risks of using electrolysis include electrical shock, infection from a non-sterile needle and scarring caused by improper technique. Home electrolysis kits are also available. But because these use very low voltage, they are not very effective.
Laser Hair Removal:
A great option but more expensive and you may need more than one session to sort out the problem. This is a more permanent solution because it destroys the part of the follicle that produces the hair. But be careful. Some lasers are not compatible with dark skins and could cause discoloration.