It’s not a pretty topic, but it deserves discussion. We all have it, some more than others. Aging doesn’t help. Sprigs pop out in places you never expected…neck, breasts, toes! Sorry, but it’s true.
Nowadays there are as many ways to remove hair as there are places to grow it. Shaving, waxing, lasers, depilatory creams, sugaring, electrolysis, threading…
I’ve tried five of the above and can speak a bit to those. Depilatory creams like Nair and Neet were the 80’s thing for me. This commercial was kind of a big deal.
They always burned and smelled completely toxic, though. Perhaps they’ve been improved, but I haven’t tried any recently. Have you? What was your experience?
Shaving has been the most enduring method for me, as I assume it is for most of us.
The problems with shaving for me are thus: rashes, ingrown hairs, coarse hair regrowth and nicks. So, I’m always hunting for better methods.
Years ago I had my armpits lasered.
It was relatively painless and lasted a looong time. Even now, about 10 years later, I still only get a few hairs growing there and need a bi-weekly swipe at most. Laser is expensive though, and it only works on darker hair. So it wouldn’t work for me for facial hair, and I don’t know if I have the patience to do a large area like my legs. It takes a bunch of visits. As I’m writing this though it doesn’t seem like a bad option for my bikini line. I think I could handle that.
Waxing has been my go to in recent years for bikini and legs, but man, it hurts like a mofo.
The benefits are that it lasts about 3 weeks or so and the hair grows back finer than before.
My teenage daughter told me her friends were getting sugared and she wanted to try that. This was after I took her to ONE session of waxing. She was not happy with that. At all.
So we both got sugared and it is pretty amazing. It hurts much less than waxing and is done in the direction of the hair growth so it produces less ingrown hairs. The negatives are that it’s pretty expensive and not that many places do it yet. I’ve gone here several times and my daughter goes regularly.
What are your thoughts? What have you tried or would you be willing to try?