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Getting rid of body hair is the desire of most women (and a growing number of men too). Putting on a spaghetti strap blouse, a skirt or shorts without worrying about visible hair is a dream that can be achieved through several types of hair removal available.

In order to eliminate hair from areas such as the armpits, upper lip and legs, there are several methods that can remove the hair superficially or eliminate it from the “root”.

The choice of which is better and more convenient varies from person to person, according to skin type, routine and sensitivity.

But with so many options, the first step in choosing the type of hair removal It is best to understand how each of the available alternatives works.

7 most common types of hair removal

And that is precisely what we will see in this article. That's why we chose the 7 most used types of hair removal and we will talk about each of them below. Check out!


That type of hair removal It is one of the most sought after because it pulls the hair from its roots. The wax used can be hot or cold.

Hot wax dilates the pores and is recommended for more sensitive areas, where the hair is thicker. Cold wax is recommended for areas with more resistant hair, such as arms and legs.

Waxing is highly sought after as it is one of the traditional hair removal methods with good lasting results, lasting 20 to 30 days.

The most unpleasant part of waxing is certainly the pain . That is one type of hair removal very painful and aggressive to the skin, which can cause irritation, ingrown hairs, burns (if performed with very hot wax) and even sagging in thinner areas, such as the face, for example.

Hair removal with tweezers

The tweezers are one of the types of hair removal which also removes the hair from its root. This method consists of removing strand by strand, therefore, it is a good alternative for smaller areas such as the eyebrows and chin region or finishing and finishing other methods.

When removing very short hairs, tweezers can cause trauma and irritation to the area. You also have to be careful not to break the thread when pulling. Ultimately, it is a type of hair removal more time-consuming and painful, as it removes thread by thread.

Razor Hair Removal

This is the type of hair removal which saves in emergency cases, as it is practical and quick, in addition to being very economical.

A razor hair removal It is painless because it only cuts the hair at its base, not pulling out the root. This means that the hair will become visible again in a few days.

A disadvantage of this hair removal method is that it is the biggest cause of ingrown hairs, irritation and blemishes, as the friction with the skin is quite large and constant. Hair removal with a razor should never be done on dry skin and the movement should follow the direction of hair growth.

It is worth remembering that you must change the blade constantly, at most every 3 uses, as the metal oxidizes and can cause allergies.

Hair removal with depilatory cream

Depilatory cream is a type of hair removal that works through a chemical action that “melts” the hair shaft, causing it to break.

This is a painless removal of hair, however, it can cause allergies and irritation in more sensitive skin. Furthermore, creams generally have a very unpleasant odor, as they contain sulfur in their formulation.

Threading hair removal

Finally, threading is an ancient technique that consists of pulling out the hair, from the root, through the movement of two intertwined lines that, through friction, pull out the hairs. It must be performed by professionals, as it is a technique that requires a lot of training.

That type of hair removal It also hurts a lot and is more recommended for small areas, such as eyebrows and upper lip. An advantage is that it avoids the risk of irritation, ingrown hairs or allergies.

Laser waxing

Between the types of hair removal , what has become popular with everyone looking for smooth skin is laser hair removal. But this preference is not for nothing: Laser hair removal is very efficient, has few contraindications and the results are long-lasting.

Laser hair removal can practically permanently eliminate hair. This is thanks to its action, which uses focused beams of light that are transformed into thermal energy.

Furthermore, this energy, when absorbed by the hair's melanin, causes its germinal centers to be destroyed, preventing its growth.

The laser action is directed, a mechanism called Selective Photothermolysis. This means that only the “target” is reached, preserving other neighboring structures.

Currently, there are different technologies that use lasers to destroy hair: Diode Laser . What differs between them is the wavelength of the laser used.

Pulsed Light Hair Removal

Often confused with laser hair removal, Intense Pulsed Light (also known as photoepilation) also works by emitting points of light that generate a thermal effect in the region.

But, unlike laser hair removal, this method does not work with just one wavelength, which means that the energy is not focused solely on the target.

This way, other structures in the region will also absorb the energy. This means that more sessions are needed to achieve lasting results in eliminating hair.

Ultimately, regardless of the method chosen, it is important to carry out the procedure carefully and, in some cases, as in laser hair removal , only properly trained professionals should carry it out.

In this case, the choice of hair removal equipment used to carry out the treatment is also very important.

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