It might not be the most glamorous of tasks, but hair removal can still be a big part of our beauty routines. With lots of myths around what you should and shouldn’t do, we’re giving you the low-down on everything you really need to know about shaving, waxing and even at home laser hair removal.
The Different Types of Hair Removal
If you choose to get rid of your body hair, then there are a ton of hair removal options to choose from. We’re breaking down the pros and cons of each of them so you can decide what works for you and find the best products.
Shaving is probably the most common form of hair removal. Most of us are likely to have picked up a razor at some point.
- Affordability. Shaving is relatively cheap, with the cost of razors and shave cream being the only necessity
- Easiness. This is one of the quickest and easiest forms of hair removal, and pretty much everyone can manage it.
- Painlessness. If you are careful not to nick or cut your skin as you go, you shouldn’t feel a thing.
- Longevity. Shaving only removes hair at skin level, so it will grow back pretty quickly; usually in just a couple of days.
- Ingrown Hairs or Razor Bumps. These are especially likely if your blade gets a little blunt or you don’t use a good shave cream.
Tips for the Best Shave
We’ve already shared all our favourite products for getting that perfect shave everytime, but there are some basics you should always follow:
- Exfoliate well. Keep scrubbing everytime you jump in the shower to help prevent ingrown hairs.
- Shave with an oil or cream. It will help prevent nicks and cuts, as well as razor burn.
- Keep your blades sharp. Replace your blades about every 5-10 shaves to get a closer shave and help prevent things like shaving rash.
- Store your razor in the dry. It is more hygienic if the blades can get fully dry between each use and will help blades stay sharper too so remember to take your razor out of the shower after each use.