Home hair removal can be a great way to achieve silky smooth skin in time for an event or holiday. However, you need to make sure you do it properly, otherwise your efforts could be wasted. If you don’t do it right, you might find you don’t get rid of all of your hair, or you’re unhappy with an uneven result. This guide should help you get a good result every time:
Grow Your Hair a Good Length
Make sure your hair is a good length for home hair removal. It’ll depend on the method you’ve chosen, and all will have different instructions. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your hair is about a quarter of an inch long. This will ensure even removal all over the chosen area. If some of your hairs and short and others are long, you won’t get a perfect result.
Choose the Right Method for You
There’s a method to suit everybody. It all depends on your budget, pain threshold, and time you have. Here are a few you can consider:
- Waxing – great for a slightly longer, smoother result. Can be a little uncomfortable, and some people struggle to do it themselves.
- Laser hair removal – laser hair removal at home is possible these days. You’ll need to keep it up, but you can achieve a permanent result.
- Shaving – shaving is simple and pain free but doesn’t last very long.
- Hair removal cream – can offer a good result but can be hit or miss if you have coarse hair.
Read Instructions Very Carefully
I could give you some rough instructions, but all products differ. You need to make sure you read the instructions that come with your chosen method very carefully. If you don’t have many instructions to go by, there are lots of tutorials and tips online. You’ll get the best result, if you avoid putting anything on your skin for 24 hours before treatment, as creams and things can affect the result.
Get Yourself Comfortable
Some hair removal methods can be uncomfortable, so get yourself comfortable before you begin. Make sure you’re ready and focused so you can complete the job in the shortest amount of time!
Take Suitable Aftercare Advice
It isn’t just about making sure you’re prepared and following instructions, you need to follow suitable aftercare advice too. If you follow the aftercare advice properly, you’ll get the best possible result. Usually, this will involve avoiding sunbeds, creams, and any other heat treatments to avoid irritating the area. Don’t take hot baths, and even avoid touching the area too much to minimise discomfort.
If you follow this advice, you should be able to effectively remove your unwanted hair yourself at home. The key is to make sure you re-read the instructions a few times to ensure you know what you’re doing. Don’t think that you know best and change things up; you never know what might happen!
Which method will you choose? Leave a comment below!