Let’s take a step back from hairstyles and talk about the other hair growing out of your body.
Some of it’s fine – no big deal. Some of it however, leaves us feeling less than enthused about the dude looking back at us in the mirror.
Unwanted hair removal for men continues to rise in demand and is not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.
Men turning to hair removal all want the same three things:
1. To get rid of their unwanted hair with less pain (if you’ve never tried it, some methods are pretty damn painful)
2. Removing hair without spending an arm and a leg, (yup, cheesy-ass pun intended)
3. Diminish hair regrowth after the hair removal’s been carried out
Now, there are several processes for hair removal and each comes with its advantages, side-effects and associated costs.
For decades, electrolysis and shaving had been the normal practice for removing hair, with the downsides including pain and time consumption.
Here’s what options you have open to you these days…
- Tweezing (if you’re shaving above the orbital bone, you need to start tweezing NOW)
- Epilators (mechanical and electrical)
- Chemical Depilatories
Dwindling Amounts Of hair:
- Waxing and Sugaring (tends to reduce hair growth with time)
- Electrolysis (Hair Electrology), Laser Hair Removal
Depending on the specialist involved and the type of treatment you’re after, the price fluctuates.
Here’s a general costs guideline associated with the most popular types of hair removal:
1. Shaving: Professional shaves go for about $10-$30.
2. Waxing: now more popular than sugaring will run you about $35-$85 for a home-use kit and around $40-$200 for professional waxing in salons depending on how much of the body is to be done.
3. Laser: generally running several thousand dollars after repeated treatments and varied according to how much of the body is to be treated.
Overview and further information on the various types of hair removal: Shaving is and may always be the quickest and most painless form of short term or temporary hair removal.
Epilators are good if you have delicate skin. They are compact in size, portable and easy to use.
Put bluntly an epilator pulls the hair out from the root and like any of the other methods has its advantages and disadvantages.
Waxing, although temporary is the other effective way for hair removal and can easily be done in the privacy of your own home.
It does have many cautions though so if your not familiar with waxing make sure to consult with a dermatologist first. For best results with waxing let the hair grow out for 2-3 weeks.
General waxing tips and guidelines:
1. Wash skin to remove any lotion and natural skin oils.
2. Let your body dry completely.
3. Test over a small area first to ensure your skin doesn’t have any adverse effects.
4. Do not over heat the wax or it may burn.
5. Pain reducing gels can be used to avoid the pain.
6. The wax should be applied in the direction of hair growth.
7. Pull the wax backward from the direction of hair growth rather than pulling upward or out.
8. Wipe the skin with a moist towel to remove excess wax.
9. Use a good sunscreen lotion to avoid exposure to direct sunlight after waxing.
Laser hair removal is another way to get rid of unwanted hair permanently.
These lasers destroy the pigment of the hair follicle preventing it from regrowth. It can be used to remove hair from a small area of a person’s upper lip to full body back hair for men.
Blisters or reddening of skin, dark spots and bumps on skin are to be expected after a laser removal treatment, but will heal quickly with almost no cause for concern.
The major downside to laser is the associated costs. Repeated visits will be needed for complete coverage. Consult a laser hair removal salon in your area for further details.
For further information to hair removal consult a dermatologist in your area or stop in and visit one of the hair removal salons, I’m sure they’ll be glad to give you more information considering your a potential client.