Arm Hair Removal

It is usual to have unwanted arm hair or armpit hair, but sometimes it is so thick and dark that it makes you feel uncomfortable and perhaps even hide your hairy arms with long sleeves so nobody will notice it.

If you want to get rid of body hair in that area, keep reading to find out the best hair removal methods for your arms.

Unless you are a man with thick hair in your arms, we strongly recommend that you don’t shave that area because it can cause the hair to grow coarser and darker, and you have the risk of suffering cuts and irritation.

Arm Hair Removal Methods

Epilation

This method uses an epilator, an electronic device that pulls the hair from the root. It looks like a razor and works like waxing, with the difference that it has a mechanical system that plucks the hair. To remove arm hair, position the epilator at a 90-degree angle to your skin and slowly move the device in the hair growth direction. Epilators have different speed settings. Start with the lowest one if you are a beginner and increase the speed until you reach one you can tolerate. Always clean the epilator after each use.

Pros

  • It provides long-lasting results.
  • You can do it at home.
  • The hair will take a long time to grow back.
  • It can remove even the shortest hair.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • It leaves the skin smooth.

Cons

  • Since the hair is pulled from the root, you will feel pain and discomfort.
  • You may experience redness and irritation after the treatment.

Depilatory Cream

This method is painless. It involves using a depilatory cream or hair removal cream that contains effective chemicals that break the bonds of keratin to weaken the hair on your arms and make it easier to remove. You apply the cream over the area of undesired hair, wait a few minutes, and rinse with water. These creams are formulated with ingredients that keep your skin smooth after hair removal.

Also, see our articles on Nair and Veet Depilatory creams.

Pros

  • It is painless
  • You can do it at home.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Your skin will be smooth after using it.

Cons

  • You can develop an allergic reaction.
  • The hair is not pulled from the root so that it will grow fast.
  • You can experience side effects like redness and irritation.
  • Never leave the cream on for longer than indicated in the instructions; otherwise, you can suffer a skin burn.

Sugaring

This is an ancient hair removal method that consists of applying a sticky paste made of sugar, lemon, and water over the area of undesired hair. It is similar to waxing, but it is more gentle since it doesn’t stick to the skin cells. Sugaring can be performed at home, but you need some experience and knowledge to get the mixture’s right consistency; otherwise, it could end in a disaster. It is better to go to a qualified place with estheticians who know how to apply the mixture.

Pros

  • The procedure is faster than waxing.
  • It is gentle on the skin, and since the mixture is hypoallergenic and organic, there is no risk of allergic reactions.

Cons

  • Your hair needs to have at least a quarter-inch in length to get this procedure.
  • Although it isn’t as painful as waxing, you will still feel discomfort.

Waxing

You can either use cold wax strips or hot wax to remove hair from your arms. If you are thinking about doing it at home, use cold wax since it is less messy, and you have less chance of suffering side effects like skin burns, but hot wax is more effective in removing hair. Hot wax involves applying warm wax over undesired hair areas and pulling it with a paper strip. It is better to get it done by a professional.

Pros

  • It can remove short and fine hair.
  • The hair will take longer to grow.
  • Once the hair grows again, it will be finer.
  • It doesn’t only remove hair but also dead skin cells.

Cons

  • You will experience pain.
  • There is a risk of side effects like kitchens, redness, and irritation.
  • If the wax is too hot, it can burn your skin, which is why you must go to a qualified place.
  • This procedure isn’t fast.
  • You have to avoid direct sun exposure after waxing.

IPL Hair Removal Or Laser Hair Removal

This is a permanent arm hair removal method. The IPL system uses energy from light waves and targets the melanin in our hair. Once the energy hits the dark pigment, it is converted into heat, damaging the hair and preventing hair regrowth. There are several IPL devices that you can buy, but we strongly suggest you go to a qualified place because the IPL needs to be adjusted depending on your hair color and thickness. Going to a professional ensures that you will have the desired results.

IPL Hair Removal is generally cheaper than Laser Hair Removal, especially when having it done at a beauty salon. IPL is also better for larger body hair areas, whereas Laser Hair Removal can be better for smaller local areas such as underarm hair. Laser arm hair removal can be successful for some women.

Pros

  • Once you finish the treatment, you won’t need to worry about getting rid of your body hair anymore.
  • The process isn’t painful and won’t damage your skin.

Cons

  • It is expensive
  • You will require a certain number of sessions before the hair stops growing.
  • It doesn’t work for light hair.

Electrolysis

This is another permanent arm hair removal method and is also known as electrology. A fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle and uses heat energy to destroy the hair root to prevent regrowth. To get this treatment done, you need to go to a qualified place.

Pros

  • It is permanent, and you won’t need maintenance sessions.
  • Suitable for all skin types and hair colors

Cons

  • It can be expensive
  • You will need a lot of sessions to finish the treatment.
  • Less chance of ingrown hair

Final Thoughts

It is time to show off your arms with pride and eliminate that undesired hair with these easy ad effective methods. Just choose a permanent or temporary arm hair removal method, your skin type, and pain level tolerance to find the best treatment that will provide you the desired results.

 

Eyebrow Hair Removal

Getting rid of unwanted hair in your brows is a key to show up a precise and perfect brow shape that will help to stand out your eyes and complements your favorite facial features. There are several ways to remove eyebrow hair and the right one for you depends on your skin type and if you want a natural or defined look. Here’s a guide for you to know all about eyebrow hair removal.

Eyebrow Waxing

This is the most popular procedure. To get this procedure done you need to go to a salon with specialists who have extensive knowledge on how to achieve the best brow shape according to your facial features. Trying to wax your brows at home can end in a disaster and damage your brow shape permanently.

This procedure is performed by applying warm wax over the areas with undesired hair and removing it with paper strips. It pulls the hair from the root which provides a long-lasting result and hair will grow finer. This hair removal method is ideal for those who want a defined brow shape.

Benefits

  • It is the faster eyebrow hair removal method
  • The hair will take longer to grow
  • It can remove even the tiniest hair
  • No risk of ingrown hairs
  • Professional result

Considerations

  • It is not suitable for people with sensitive skin
  • You can develop an allergic reaction
  • Your skin will experience some redness after the procedure
  • If the wax is too hot it can burn your skin
  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun
  • Go to a qualified place otherwise, you can suffer undesired side effects and end up with a bad brow shape

Eyebrow Threading

Threading originated in Iran, India, and central Asia. This method involves using a thread that is held between the specialist’s hands and grabs the hair to pull it from the root. Unlike waxing, threading gives you full control over which hairs are removed and results in a more natural shape. It doesn’t pull the skin like waxing which makes it suitable for sensitive skin and doesn’t involve the use of heat or chemicals.

Benefits

  • It is a gentle eyebrow hair removal option
  • There is no risk of allergic reactions
  • Reduce the risk of irritation and redness
  • Provides a precise and more natural look
  • Long-lasting results
  • Removes even the shortest hair
  • Works on all skin types

Considerations

  • It tends to be more painful than waxing
  • The pores will be open after the procedure so avoid touching the area
  • Avoid direct sun exposure after the treatment
  • If you go to an unqualified place where proper hygiene rules aren’t followed you have the risk of suffering an infection
  • Avoid applying makeup for the next 24 hours
  • You may experience some redness
  • The specialist can nick or cut the skin while threading

Eyebrow Plucking

This is one of the few procedures that you can perform at home. It involves using tweezers to pluck individual hairs until you reach the desired brow shape. To successfully pluck your brow hairs, grab them from the base and pull the hair in the direction it grows. Pluck the brow hairs after going into the shower because the hair follicles will be open.

Benefits

  • It is the most affordable option
  • You can perform it at home
  • Control over the hairs that you will pluck
  • It doesn’t involve the use of chemicals and if you know how to use the tweezers it won’t harm your skin

Considerations

  • When it comes to eyebrow plucking, less is more. Avoid overplucking your eyebrows or you could end up with an undesired brow shape
  • Avoid using old pairs of tweezers
  • Apply aloe vera after plucking to prevent any redness
  • If you let your brows grow to much it will take a long time to reach the desired shape
  • Don’t use a magnifying mirror to avoid overplucking your brows
  • Avoid pinching your skin while plucking your eyebrows to avoid doing any harm to your skin
  • Outline the desired shape of your brow with a brow pencil and only pluck the hairs out of that line

Electric Trimmers

It feels like shaving your brows but a precise and fine trimmer that is specially designed for small areas like eyebrows or to get rid of peach fuzz. You can easily perform this at home. The best electric trimmers have a micro-blade technology that is able to remove the shortest hair.

Benefits

  • The procedure is fast and painless
  • It doesn’t irritate your skin
  • Easy to use and most electric trimmers are portable meaning that you can get rid of unwanted hair anywhere and anytime

Considerations

  • It doesn’t pull the hair from the roots so it will grow faster than with other hair removal methods
  • Not suitable for people with very thick hair

Electrolysis

Aka electrology, is a method to remove individual brow hairs. It works by destroying the growth center of the hair with heat or chemical energy. This is a treatment that needs to be performed at a professional place and you will need several sessions in order to get rid of undesired hair. It is a permanent hair removal method.

Benefits

  • You won’t need maintenance sessions
  • It is safe and doesn’t damage the skin
  • Provides a precise result
  • The technician has plenty of control over which hairs are going to be removed
  • No more need for other eyebrow hair removal methods

Considerations

  • May require several sessions to finish the treatment!
  • It is more expensive than other options
  • May cause pain and discomfort
  • If you go to an unqualified place you may end up with skin discoloration

Final Thoughts

Having the perfect brow shape isn’t hard if you know which hair removal method is best for your skin type and preferences. Before making a choice, consider the type of shape you want (natural or defined), your pain level tolerance and your budget. If you decide to get your eyebrows done, then you should visit a qualified salon to ensure you get the best results.

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Best Home Alternatives to Bikini Waxing

 

Say the words ‘bikini waxing’, and many of your girlfriends will have a terrified look on their faces! Let’s be honest: Do you enjoy waxing hair on your body, or would you like alternatives to bikini wax? Do you find that using wax is messy, painful, and painful?

Do you have a hairy bikini line and are looking at bikini waxing alternatives?

Or perhaps ingrown hair on your bikini line?

Bikini Waxing is the method most people think about when getting rid of bikini line hair but is waxing the least expensive, most efficient, and most convenient procedure?

The problem with using wax is that it can really hurt. Time to find a waxing alternative?

Using wax is a fairly easy procedure involving heating wax and then spreading it on your skin. Once the wax cools down and hardens, you remove the strip, and your hair comes off together with the wax.

Please read on to discover seven alternatives to bikini waxing.

Home Laser Hair Removal

The TOMMY TIMMY SMOOTHER SKIN (LASER) uses laser technology that emits rapid light pulses. The pulse works under the skin’s surface to target hairs at the root to inhibit their hair growth.

You may be worried about the cost of at-home laser hair removal. However, the truth is that the cost of removing hair at home is limited to buying the equipment.

The Tommy Timmy Smoother Skin, laser technology, is one of the most efficient ways of inhibiting hair growth on any part of your body, the bikini line, and pubic hair removal included.

It’s gentle on your skin, which makes it almost painless compared to bikini waxing. Dermatologists across the world recommend laser hair removal for people with sensitive skin.

The best part about the Tommy Timmy Hair Removal Kit is that the cost is under $100, and you can use it multiple times across many body parts (face, bikini line, underarms, legs, and more).

It also doesn’t require any batteries or charging, making it very affordable to maintain.

How long does hair removal last?

Because it inhibits hair growth from under the skin, this technology enables silky-smooth skin for up to 8-12 weeks. Because hair grows in stages, you’ll need to use it 4-8 times to make sure you catch the hair in all phases of growth.

Using Epilators (e.g., Epilady)

Epilating is a good alternative to a bikini wax. It will last 4-6 weeks and can be less painful.

With a good epilator (The best epilators are the Braun epilator, Emjoi Epilator, or Philips epilator), you can remove hairs that are up to 5 times shorter than the ones you can remove by waxing. These hand-held devices are mostly waterproof, so you can epilate as your skin enjoys the soothing warmth of shower or bathwater.

You can generally use an epilator on your face and can even be used by men!

Epilating gives you between 4-6 weeks of a hairless bikini line compared to a shorter amount of time if you are bikini waxing.

Shaving

Shaving can be a great alternative to waxing your bikini line if it is done correctly.

The oldest home alternative to waxing is shaving. Shaving is a great alternative if you can do it correctly. You can use a pair of scissors to trim the longer hair to about a millimeter long and then use a sharp razor for the remaining hair removal.

You are recommended to apply a shaving gel beforehand for a better shaving experience and then apply a light moisturizer or aloe vera gel afterward. The hair will grow back quicker than when you use laser hair removal technology at home, but it is cheaper.

Many people experience the negative issue of bumps and ingrown hairs, followed by terrible itching.

Clippers

These energy-efficient devices are commonly used in hospitals for patient preoperative hair removal around the private parts. That means that you can trust them for your at-home hair removal. They remove hair faster than razors, are waterproof so you can use yours in the shower, and are easy to clean and disinfect.

Depilatory Creams

Depilatory creams dissolve the hair around your lady parts or on your face. There is also a special depilatory cream for men. After you have applied the depilatory crease, you can wipe the area clean painlessly and safely. This should get rid of unwanted hair.

These creams mostly work within 10-20 minutes. This method’s downside is that some creams may cause peculiar skin irritation, particularly if you mess with the specified procedure.

For most people, they aren’t particularly effective, and the smell is off-putting. But if you are one of the lucky ones, it is an affordable, albeit temporary, solution to your bikini line hair.

Body Sugaring

Arabs have used this method in North Africa and the Middle East for centuries. In these areas where sugaring has been used, it has been with an impressive degree of success. It works in more or less the same way as waxing (removing hair from the root), but it is less painful, cheaper, and arguably more efficient than using wax.

A body sugaring recipe to make the sugar solution is a cup of boiled water, a cup of lemon juice, and 1-2 cups of sugar. These are all of the ingredients that you will need.

You then boil the solution on medium heat for 5 minutes, cool it, and be ready for use.

Many prefer to have body sugaring done at a spa, especially if it for the full body or the first time.

Probe Home Electrolysis

This method involves destroying hair follicles using an electrical current. The electrolysis machine has a thin hair-width-sized probe, which you use to penetrate the skin. However, before you choose this method, it is wise to consult a professional and read lots of online customer reviews. Some of the devices in the market today can easily destroy your skin if not used properly.

Hair electrolysis is not such a popular home treatment as the safety problems associated with it.

Conclusion:

We like the Tommy Timmy Smoother Skin laser hair removal the best. It’s affordable, safe, and after 4-8 sessions, permanent. At the link above, you can also find a full review.

Unlike using wax, it is not painful and does not involve a wax strip to remove your body hair or pubic hair.