Let’s face it: body hair is a pain! While shaving is still the standard method of getting rid of unwanted body hair, it’s a big enough deal that women, and even men, have long been looking for better alternatives. And the things we’ll do to get rid of hair can get ridiculous- raise your hand if you’ve ever poured dripping, scalding hot wax on your nether regions before painfully ripping your hair with it.
Fortunately, there are more and more options available to use in this modern age for dealing with this issue. In this article, I’ll teach you a few of the better ways how to remove hair permanently at home- hair removal creams, home electrolysis, and home laser hair removal.
Wait, Hair Removal Creams Are Permanent Now?
I’m sure a lot of you have tried depilatory creams before. If your experience was anything like mine, it involved a heavy chemical stink and an uncomfortable burning sensation. Fun, right? And to add insult to injury, the hair just comes back in like it always did.
Thankfully, there are now creams on the market, like Revitol, that offer a much more gentle experience, without so much stink and burning, as well as giving you the possibility of hair-free skin for life.
Using a cream like this to permanently remove hair at home is a nice option because it’s very convenient, requiring little more on your part than rubbing some cream on your legs, waiting, and then washing it off, along with your hair. It’s a little messy, though, and there still is some amount of stink, though nothing like the older depilatories like Nair.
The big disadvantage to using these and expecting permanent results is that the level of permanence is simply not consistent.
Some peoples’ hair will go away forever after using these products for a while, but for others it will just keep coming back in indefinitely. For this reason, I recommend looking elsewhere if you’re looking for a truly permanent fix.
Well, How About Home Electrolysis, Then?
Now, the great thing about electrolysis is that when applied correctly, it will result in permanent hair reduction! That has got to be the best thing about it, but there are some things you need to be aware of going in.
The first thing to realize is that electrolysis requires putting a needle into each and every hair follicle you want treated. This is incredibly tedious, even if you have the steadiness of a surgeon! And because it’s so difficult, many companies that sell home electrolysis kits require you to get a freaking professional license to use it!!
(Maybe I’m just looking at it wrong, but this seems to almost defeat the purpose of the whole “home” part; to me, this implies I can use it in my home without any kind of special training!)
There are some products out there now that try to solve the problem in various ways. For example, the Vector Electrolysis System uses tweezers instead of a needle. Still, you’re looking at a tedious and potentially painful job ahead of you, plucking at each individual hair with electrified tweezers.
I actually refer to electrolysis as the “Mom” way to get rid of hair permanently. I say this because my mom got it, and while it worked for her, it seems like a frankly outdated and antiquated technique that is probably best left in the past, when our moms used it.
Home Laser Hair Removal – The New Shave?
When I first heard about the new laser systems they were coming out with for home use, I was very skeptical. For most of my life, laser treatments were something only rich people could afford, an attractive perk far outside the reach of most of us plebians. I figured the gadgets they were selling were overpriced gimmicks that didn’t actually work.
The thing is, though, they do work! The technology is actually incredibly similar to what you’d find if you made an expensive appointment at your local clinic. Basically, a laser shines on your skin and the light travels down the hair follicle into the root, where it progressively damages it to the point where it stops growing.
Now, home laser treatments are not an instant method of permanent hair reduction. In fact, like professional treatments, it may take months of repeated treatments to get the results you’re after. You can’t go into this thinking it won’t take any time or effort on your part.
BUT… this is still the easiest way to get the permanently smooth skin you’re after!
Unlike the tedious individual follicle poking of electrolysis, the laser treatments just require you to shine the laser on your skin, one small patch at a time.
There are a number of these products on the market, like the Silk’n SensEpil, or my favorite, The Tria. When used properly, home laser treatments will consistently render the hair of the user smooth and hairless… FOREVER!!
So, there you have it folks- your three options currently available to remove hair permanently at home. Hair removal creams are alright for some people, home electrolysis is great for surgeons, your mother, and people with a painful overabundance of free time, and home laser treatments are awesome for anybody.
If any new methods of permanent hair reduction appear on the market, I’ll be sure to review them for the site! If you know of any, be sure to leave a comment below!