Sunday, 28 April 2013

Summer's on its way so lets talk about...Hair Removal!

With there being so many people beauty blogging now I don't think anyone talks about hair removal enough and the different methods. And with summer coming up we will all be whipping out our preferred hair removing choice!

For me being the awkward teenager that I am when it came to me exploring the many methods of hair removal I didn't go to my mum for advice and she didn't talk to me about it either. I was pretty damn sure I could figure it all out myself. So where did I turn? The internet of course. I used hair removal creams at first and still do, they won't be a suitable method for everyone but it works for me, someone who has fair hair and hardly ever wears anything but jeans. Hair removal is a boring task but one that has to be done! Hair removal creams might be your cup of tea though so that's why I'm here to talk about the different methods! I'm not going to talk about all the methods available just a few :)

Shaving
Shaving is probably the most common method of hair removal with both men and women using it. I don't turn to this method too often to be honest, weird I know. I must be one of the many people who an mainly get by just by using hair removal creams! There is of course a downside to shaving and that is cuts. If you haven't cut yourself when shaving before then you are one lucky person!

Epilators
This method just screams pain to me! This involves using a epilator that removes the whole hair from where ever it is. It grabs it and rips it from your body. I have never tried this method and don't plan to! This method is longer lasting than shaving though as the whole hair is being removed.

Waxing
This is another method that I haven't tried but I feel like I might want despite it supposedly being painful, it would be a quick short pain though which I can deal with. This is a semi-permanent method and hair can grow back after 2-6 weeks but some people do see regrowth within a week or so says the internet! Waxing can become pricey if you are getting it done at a salon but now a days there are lots of cheap home kits available.

Finally laser hair removal. Not a cheap option at all and this method involves having multiple treatments but its virtually painless and it is the most long lasting method, it can last months rather than days or weeks. This seems like the most effective, painless and long lasting method but you'd definitely have to weigh up the cost. Sk:n Clinic have currently got 30% off Bikini and Underarm last hair removal course if you are looking to try it.

Would you ever consider having laser hair removal done?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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22 comments

  1. Epilating can definitely be incredibly painful, especially when you first start! The more you do it though, the more comfortable it feels. xxx

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    1. I suppose its one of those things that some people will be able to cope with and others can't xx

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  2. waxing doesnt hurt at all! and its super cheap :)xox try it!

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    1. I'm planning to :) Will be good for when I go into hospital to have my op as it keep hair away for longer, hair removal isn't going to be a big priority when I have my op aha xx

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  3. I've epilated and waxed for years and didn't find either of them painful (except epilating underarms where it just rips off the skin rather than removing the hair!) but have now gone back to shaving as I was sick of the unfriendly hairs from waxing/epilating! I'd love to get laser removal, but I've been thinking of buying one of the home lasers rather than paying loads to have it done at a clinic. x

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    1. You must have a good pain tolerance! I've seen loads of those home laser kits around, they do look quite good, and price wise obviously you'd be saving yourself money! If money was no object though I think I'd definitely have laser hair removal xx

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  4. *ingrown hairs, stupid predictive text on my phone! x

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  5. I am hoping this Inhibitif stuff I am using works xx

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  6. I lost my waxing virginity last year and I hated it haha. I definitely prefer shaving. The only problem with that is the hairs grow back pretty fast. The price we have to pay to look good, huh?!

    Louise x

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    1. Tell me about it! Hair removal can get expensive! x

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  7. waxing hurts a lottt, especially if you have longer hairs! i would think twice before going through with it. Great post btw!

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    Kamila xx

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    1. My hair is quite fair and fine so I think i might be ok :) x
      Thanks!

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  8. I used to epilate my legs all the time, but found it so annoying that hair would grow back soo quickly. If I'm going through that pain I want my hair to be gone for more than a week, same with waxing. (although your hair doesn't have to be too long for epilating, where with waxing it does, and I can't deal with having hairy legs haha).

    I stick with shaving now but would LOVE to have laser hair removal. I know it's expensive but to go through the procedures and then knowing you won't have hair growing back again. I'd LOVE that and definitely something I would consider when I have more money rolling in the bank.
    Xx

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    1. Agreed, if something is going to be really painful you'd want long lasting results!
      I think laser hair removal is something that a lot of people would love to invest in, if money wasn't a problem I'd be lining up for it! xx

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  9. I started having my legs waxed when my illness decided it would make it hard for me to bend so I couldn't shave my legs anymore, the first time I had them done I could feel 'stubble' a couple of days afterwards but once you have been having them done regularly the hair takes longer to grow back :) It does hurt a little bit but that also gets less and less as you get used to it :) Great post, lots of love xxxxxx

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    1. I'm dreading when I have my op, won't be able to bend to remove leg hair, think I'll definitely start waxing in the run up to my op so it takes longer to grow back! xx

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  10. Oooh I hate the creams! I wax/shave/epilate (which is really bad to mix, as shaving screws up any progress you've made with waxing and epilating)
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    xoxo

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    1. I've seen that lots of people do, for me they are great as I have fine fair hair :) Aha very true! x

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  11. i shave... i hate creams they give me hair ingrowns :( but i always cut myself when i shave... waxing dont work for me too.

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    1. Aw that sucks :( I'm always so scared of cutting myself when I shave, probably why i started using hair removal creams, glad they work for me :) x

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