Are you tired of feeling that prickly stubble on your legs, or the wildly overflowing hair obscuring your bikini line, or perhaps your suffering from a case of bushy eyebrows? Fear not, you’re not the only one. Fortunately, there are several ways to discard with unwanted hair, and we’ll go over a few of the more popular ones here.

Hair removal by shaving

Most people have been acquainted with the good old manual razor. It is a stable in most bathrooms around the world, and works wonders for both men and women, being one of the easiest and quickest ways to remove hair.

Benefits
This kind of hair removal is quick and painless. It is easy and does not require any particular preparation. You can do it yourself at home in the bathroom, and the skin feels nice soft and smooth right after. At the same time it is the cheapest option we have listed.

Disadvantages
The hairs show up rather quickly again, and when growing out, they can feel course and sting a bit. There is a slight risk of irritation, ingrown hairs and red bumps – especially around the bikini line. Therefore, it is important that you remember to use a shaving cream that moisturizes the skin and reduces irritation.

Epilator

An epilator is a machine that tears out the hairs at the root. In this way it works according to the same principles as waxing but with an epilator it is easy to do it yourself.

Benefits
You can do it at home in the living room, just when it suits you. The hairs are slower to grow out again than compared to using a razor, and with time there will also be fewer hairs. Once you’ve invested in an epilator, you don’t need anything else to get started.

Disadvantages
It is very painful at first, but most people agree that it will becomes more tolerable over time. Some people find that the hairs are snapping instead of being pulled out, so you may end up having to run over the same places several times to achieve a good result.

Wax (Brazilian)

This method uses lubricated hot wax on the area you need to have removed the hair from, then a strip is attached, before being yanked off. Like a strip of tape it will pull out the hairs by the root,  which means that this kind of hair removal is also very painful.

Benefits
Since the hair is removed at its root, it takes longer for the hairs to grow out than by shaving for an example. Wax can be used all over the body and even on the face. It is also rather quick.

Disadvantages
It is very painful. As in very painful. If you choose to try it in a clinic, it can also cost a lot of money as it has to be maintained regularly.

We hope you are now wiser on the subject of hair removal, and we wish you all a pleasant summer!

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