There are many women (and men) who depilate their pubic area. Women shave their vagina & venus mound or only depilate their bikini line. Men shave their scrotum or the full pubic area. Unfortunately, many people go wrong with the depilation of the pubic area. Sometimes there are incisions or ignored pubic hairs … And often the result is not really smooth and the pubic hair grows back in no time.
To depilate your legs, armpits and bikini line, there are several options, one more painful and more durable than the other. We go over the pros and cons of different hair removal methods (shaving, epilating, waxing, laser treatment), supplemented with a few tips.
The hairs are removed, but only the part of the hair that protrudes above the skin surface. The hair root stays in place so that the hair simply continues to grow. Shaving can be done with a lady shave on electricity, or just with a razor blade and shaving foam.
- Quick and easy method
- Painless, unless of course, you cause cuts
- Large surfaces are no problem
- You can easily do it yourself
- Shaving remains the most popular hair removal method
- Because the hair root is not removed, the hair grows through. The effect of shaving is therefore short-lived and one day later you can feel stubble again.
- The hair end is stiff and pricks. The blunt ends can cause irritations.
- The real risk of ingrown hairs
- Strongly advised against in the face, unless you want to cause a mustache.
- Choose a razor blade with different blades next to each other, and with a movable head. This makes it easier to shave your armpits and around your ankles.
- There are razor blades with a moisturizing strip so that your skin dries out less quickly.
The principle of working with an epilating cream is similar to shaving. The cream will remove the hair from the skin surface. The hair root stays in place and the hair grows further. The hairs are broken down by the chemical components of the epilation cream and can then be removed with a special spatula or even simply by rinsing under the shower, depending on the type of epilation cream.
- A painless method
- Slower ingrown hairs than when shaving
- The stubble puncture less than when shaving because they are less dull.
- Easy to apply yourself
- No long-lasting effect
- Many creams cause an unpleasant odor.
- You have to keep an eye on the time. If you leave the cream too long, you can get a seriously irritated skin.
- Not to be used near body openings due to the chemical components.
First, try an invisible piece of skin to see if you are causing an allergic reaction. If there is nothing to see a day later, you can get started with it.
When epilating, the entire hair, including the hair root, is removed. This can be done with an epilady, an electrical device with small clips that rotate and, during turning, take hold of the hair and pull it out. But you can also get started with tweezers too, for example, update your eyebrows.
- The hair stays away for a long time, often sometimes up to a few weeks.
- When the hairs return, they are less stiff and less visible.
- Some hairs do not return after frequent withdrawal.
- With a pair of tweezers, you can work very fine and update hair with hair.
- It can be a very painful method, especially for beginners.
- Sometimes redness occurs, especially in sensitive skin types.
- If you work with tweezers, you have to be careful that you only take the hair and not the skin.
- Be especially full after the first painful times. It is worth it. Start off the pain in the beginning and after a few epilation, you will notice that you feel less and less of it and that you get faster and faster.
- Epilate after showering. The skin of the legs is then smooth and warm. The pores are wider open. This makes it easier to pull out the hairs.
- To avoid ingrown hairs, it is a good idea to use a scrub remover two days after hair removal.
- This can also be applied to the other hair removal methods that give chance to ingrown hairs.
Washing and resin method
In the method with warm, lukewarm or cold wax or resin, the whole hair is removed as in the previous method. In the store, you can buy comics with wax that you can apply to your skin. With resin, you first have to rub the entire zone and then apply the strips yourself to remove the resin together with the hairs.
- See epilation
- For many women painful
- Harder to do yourself with often a hassle as a result
- The hairs must have a certain length before this method actually works.
- Ingrown hairs can occur if one does not work correctly.
- A beautician does wonders.
The latest trend is the “permanent” removal of body hair by means of a laser. Because of the laser, the hair roots with hairs in growth phase are destroyed and they do not come back.
- Hair usually does not return.
- An expensive procedure, especially when many repeat treatments are needed
- The result is seldom really definitive. Due to stress or hormonal changes, new hairs can start to grow again and a repeat treatment is required.
- This method requires the professional knowledge of a professional, preferably a real dermatologist
- Less suitable for those who have a dark skin type and also for those who have light body hair.