One of the best ways to tackle the problem is to do it at home instead of going to salon which can be time consuming and also requires more money.
There are newer methods of hair removal that are being discovered and it’s becoming more convenient and less painful than the ways in earlier days. The newer methods also are becoming more long lasting which lets you reduce the time spent on getting rid of hair.
Ways to get rid of unwanted hair
Going out and getting hair removed might be convenient but it takes a lot of time. Doing it at home is much more convenient given the tools that are available in the market.
Laser hair removal is one of the best ways to remove hair at home. It is permanent and suited for dark hair and light skin.
You can check more in our article on features and comparison of hair laser products.
Waxing has come a long way from earlier days when sticky wax was used. Nowadays the wax sticks only to hair which can be pressed by a cloth and yanked opposite to the hair growth direction.
This still is painful and hair again comes back. The hair also grows thicker by waxing. In the long run however the growth will reduce if you do it regularly.
Tweezing and threading
Tweezing and threading consume very long time. These are safest method of hair removal and best suited for eyebrows.
Bleaching colors your hair closer to the skin color. This is an option if hair is dark and not dense like in the face, neck or arms. Facial bleach should be used with care as they contain chemicals which can react with your skin.
Shaving is commonly used for legs and bikini line. The skin can become red so use a shaving gel for better results.
Shaving does not increase the growth rate of hair and this depends on hormones. Shaving should never be done on dry hair.
Epilator removes hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs at once and pulling them out. These are better than shaving or tweezers.
You can check more at our article Choosing the best epilator
Electrolysis can remove facial hair though this is tedious and can be expensive. This can take up to 25 sessions which can be of 10 minutes.
You can also see Electrolysis for hair removal for all skin types and hair types.
Home electrolysis kits are available nowadays.
Types of hair to be commonly removed
There may be growth of facial hormone in women due to some hormonal disturbances. The best ways to remove them are all of the ones listed above except shaving.
Tweeding and threading are best for eyebrows as not much hair is involved here.
Shaving is a good option here. It is important to have hair free armpits to wear sleeveless dresses and avoid sweating.
Legs and bikini line
Shaving is a good option here. Bikini wax can also be used.
You can also see Brazilian and bikini laser hair removal
Except shaving all other ways can be used.
Review of top Hair removal at home products
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
It has been cleared by FDA for home use. This uses the diode technology that the professional instruments also use to remove hair.
The treatments are supposed to be done after every 2 weeks. This removes hair up to 70% in first two treatments in the first month. And after three months of treatment the hair follicles stop growing and the appliance needs to be used only for touch ups.You can easily use it on underarm, bikini, face, arms, and legs.
This is however suitable only for light to medium skin tones. The dark tones can absorb light faster and hence can damage skin.
The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X works on naturally light brown to black body hair. The lighter hair colors such as white, blond, red, or gray will not absorb enough of the laser’s energy to disable the hair follicle.
The appliance may not be used on genitals as the skin there is sensitive.
The product gives excellent results and are generally recommended by people.
Silk’n Flash & go hair removal handheld device
Silk’n Flash&Go is a laser based appliance for removing undesired hair. This is similar to Tria Laser 4X and the same skin tones and treatment procedures are applicable here also.
Silk’n Flash&Go is cheaper than Tria and comes with a cartridge. A cartridge typically lasts for 1000 pulses.
Silk’n Flash & Go is tested to achieve 50% hair reduction after three months of treatment done every 2 weeks.
It has one of the largest treatment areas on a cartridge (4 centimeters). This lets you cover more areas of your body faster. It can work on entire face, neck, hands, armpits, chest, abdomen, legs, bikini, back and bottoms.