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Removing unwanted body hair is a time-consuming task. Most of the hair removal methods can only last the result for a short period. Here is the ultimate guide of hair removal to compare which methods are costly, painful and longer-lasting.

woman epilating leg,beauty treatment

(1) Plucking/ Epilating

Plucking and epilating means using a tweezer or an epilator to grab the root of unwanted hair and remove it. The result can last for up to 6 weeks. Although plucking is painful and time-consuming to remove the unwanted one by one, it is ideal for some precise areas like your eyebrows. The costs of a tweezer and an epilator are relatively inexpensive. But frequent plucking or epilating can damage the hair follicle.

Closeup side view of an unrecognizable woman shaving her legs in bathroom. She's using blue razor and shaving foam.

(2) Shaving

Shaving is the most popular hair removal method as it is cheap, quick and convenient to use. Razor can be applied to many areas like arms, legs, underarms, even bikini areas. You are better to pick a razor with moisturizing bars or shaving with using a shave gel to avoid your skin drying out. Hairs are softer and easier to shave while you are in a warm shower. Shaving can only last for a few days.

Woman's hands shaving her legs with depilatory cream

(3) Depilatory Cream/ Waxing

Using depilatory cream to remove unwanted hair is the least painful. This hair removal method works best in large areas. Just apply a thick layer of depilatory cream to cover the unwanted hair and follow the instructions to wait for a moment. Then, using a plastic tool to scrape away the hair and rinse with water. It can last for around 3 days. However, waxing is the most painful method when you are ripping the strip quickly. Waxing can be applied to more sensitive body areas such as the face. It can last up to 6 months.   

Young Woman Receiving Laser Epilation Treatment On Cheek In Beauty Spa

(4) Laser

The hair removal methods above are temporary. Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent method to reduce hair growth drastically. It is the costliest beauty investment. And, you take time to complete all treatments to get the long-lasting result. Generally, you need to wait 6 weeks between treatments.


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