At home hair removal is a popular option for those who may feel intimidated by clinics and salons. An added bonus is the convenience of treating unwanted hair whenever time is available and in the privacy of your own home.
There's no shortage of hair removal products and treatments that can be done at home. Instead of spending a small fortune, only to see ineffective results, check out the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
|Hair Removal Method||Cost||Pain||Duration||Possible Skin Injury||Other|
|Shaving||Minimal||Minimal||Quick||Nicks & cuts||Hard to reach some areas|
|Plucking||Minimal||Somewhat||Tedious||Swollen follicles & infection||Hard to reach some areas|
|Epilating||Minimal||Somewhat||Tedious||Swollen follicles & infection||Hard to reach some areas|
|Hair Removal Creams||Minimal||Minimal||Quick||Irritation & allergic reaction||Harsh Chemicals|
|Waxing||Minimal||Extreme Pain||Medium||Swollen follicles & tender skin||Hard to reach some areas|
|Electrolysis||High||Extreme Pain||Tedious||Swollen follicles & burns||Hard to reach some areas|
|Laser Hair Removal||High||High||Tedious||Stinging, blisters, burns||Most devices can't be used on the face|
Before selecting a home hair removal method, make sure to talk to a doctor, dermatologist and an experienced clinician who can assess your hair and skin type and give professional advice. It's good to get an outside opinion to avoid unnecessary injury and expense.
At home hair removal is the best way to gain the freedom and convenience of ridding yourself of unwanted body and facial hair. Get some expert advice first then decide on a method that will hopefully be effective for you and will work within your budget.