One of the most annoying things for women is facial hair. It may make them feel unattractive and cause a lot of stress and lack of confidence as a result. The reasons why females have chin hair are numerous. In some cases, it is due to problems such as poly-cystic ovaries which promote hair growth. In other cases, it could be genetic disposition or increase in testosterone. Whatever the reason for chin hair, it is one of the biggest beauty taboos. So, chin hair removal is necessary in these cases.
These days there are many solutions to remove chin hair. Some are more expensive than others, and some are more long lasting than others. One needs to choose what seems to be the best option, based on costs and their particular needs. Let's look into some of the popular options available for solving this problem.
Laser Treatments and Electrolysis Treatment
In this type of treatment, a laser beam is focused on the area of hair growth, thus destroying the follicles under the skin responsible for hair growth. Usually this is done over six to eight sessions, so as to ensure that the follicles are properly disabled and hair growth is stopped. Usually after this treatment is done, hair growth is significantly reduced or even stopped altogether. This is a long term solution to the chin hair problem. On the flip side, this is also a costly operation. Also it is important that the practitioner is an experienced one, so as to avoid burning sensations or hyper-pigmentation of the skin. In some cases this treatment can also be a bit painful.
An alternative method is the Electrolysis treatment. In this type of treatment, a small filament is inserted into the follicle of the hair. Then a small amount of electricity is passed into this filament, which burns the hair by a combination of heat and chemical actions. This is also a method of permanent hair removal. On the flip side, this treatment takes a long time as each follicle needs to be taken care of individually. Apart from being rather time consuming this is also highly expensive.
Waxing, Hair Removal Creams and Other Temporary Methods
One of the most economical and popular methods of removing chin hair is the waxing method. Basically, warm wax is applied on the area, and fabric strips are stuck on top of that. Then these strips are pulled out, pulling the hair with them. This method is a temporary method of hair removal and usually the hair will grow back in a period of 2-6 weeks, depending on each individual. Also, this process can cause temporary rashes, though there usually is no permanent damage to the skin.
Depilatory creams or hair removal creams are also available. The cream can be applied on the chin, and left for some time before washing it away. These creams contain chemicals which can dissolve keratin in the hair structure and thus remove the hairs. Again, this is a temporary method of hair removal and the hair will usually grow back within a few days. But this is a cheap, effective method that can be done in one's home. But if one has sensitive skin, then these chemicals might cause a reaction and one has to be careful about it.
These days there are also quite a few gadgets which are available for removing Chin Hair. These are generally referred to as Coil Hair removers which allow one to grab a hair out of the root.
Threading is another method of chin hair removal. Basically, a practitioner manipulates a set of cotton thread onto the chin, makes a series of knots and pulls out the hair by its root. It is a pretty ancient and natural method of hair removal. This is also a temporary hair removal method and the hair will grow back in two to six weeks time. Though this is a quick, cheap and safe hair removal procedure, finding competent practitioners could be difficult. Also, this is a procedure that one cannot do at home.
With the increase in popularity in natural therapy, natural remedies for chin hair removal are also becoming popular. One of the popular homemade natural remedies is a mixture consisting of sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice. This mixture is then applied on the face and left for some time. The granular mixture acts as an exfoliating agent, thus removing the hair, while the lemon juice also acts as a natural anti-septic agent.
By using one of the above methods of chin hair removal, one can achieve permanent or temporary solutions to the problem of such unwanted hair. The key is to choose a method that seems to be most suitable for one's skin, while bearing in mind all the pros and cons involved.