Some women are self-conscious about their thick body hair and some are not. For those who are not confident, it is alright to want to remove it. It is your body so you should do whatever your heart and mind sets you to. We compiled a list of methods beyond shaving, so you should be able to find a procedure that suits you best:

  1. Laser (intense pulsed light)

IPL laser machines will be your ticket to long-term hair reduction. However, it is important to note your own skin and hair colour because for IPL to work successfully, there are certain criteria to be met. The laser is a ray of light-wave that interrupts and stops the reproductive cycle, ultimately loosening the hair roots. In order for the laser to work, it targets melanin in the hair, which means the darker it is, the treatment will be more effective. It is recommended to do more research before doing this method, as the results are long-term.

  1. Cream

Instructions are usually long, tedious and often ignored. Don’t make a mistake because the key here is to read the labels, especially if you have sensitive skin. Take note of the recommended timings, because there is a risk of chemical burns due to its high alkaline levels. This method can make hair at the skin level disappear and there is less chance that ingrown hairs will develop. It can be useful as the cream can be applied to areas that are harder-to-reach.

  1. Waxing

Stray away from this method if you have a low pain threshold or inflamed skin disorders – it will sting and it weakens hair growth. Most people usually go for this as it has long-lasting effects – a span of four to six weeks. However, this procedure is best done by a professional, especially if you are clumsy and there will be high risk of injury while handling hot wax.

  1. Threading

It is amazing how dependable you become with the typically Southeast-Asian ladies and their trusty threads. Threading your hairs is gentler than tweezing them out, thus it is less likely to damage skin as it is gentler. However, it is only feasible for small areas of the skin, and the most popular area are the eyebrows or upper lip mustache.

  1. Bleaching

While the hair removal creams’ instructions vary from product to product, for bleach it is highly recommended that it shouldn’t be left on the skin longer than 10 minutes and kept away from broken skin and blemishes because of its concentrated chemical properties. However, it is great for facial hair such as sideburns and upper lip, and it can also be used to lighten arm hair. Don’t just brush the bleach carelessly as you use it, because every strand of hair needs to be coated fully from root to tip for it to work.

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