Shave, Wax, Cream or Laser? Which Hair Removal Routine is Best?
With so many ways to remove hair from your body, sometimes it’s hard to know which method to use. So here’s a very speedy run down of the pros and cons of hair removal methods.
Pros: it’s quick and easy; leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
Cons: regrowth is stubbly and can be fast, depending on how fast your hair grows; threat of ingrown hairs.
Pros: long lasting as it pulls (rips) the hair out from the root; silky smooth feeling lasts at least as long as a holiday.
Cons: can be very painful; can end in disaster if not left to professionals - so can be expensive; have to let the hair re-grow in order to be long enough to wax again.
Hair Removal Cream:
Pros: quick and easy to do; dissolves hair to just below the surface of skin, so can last a little longer than shaving.
Cons: can be very messy, and the creams leave behind a bit of a tell-tale chemical smell…so no good if you want to hide your hair removal habits from your other half.
Laser Hair Removal:
Pros: hair growth reduces by 10% each session; the results can last forever. Read about my experience of laser hair removal here.
Cons: it’s expensive; one course of treatments takes months; the treatment can be very uncomfortable.
Jen is the writer behind the London-based beauty blog, A Beauty Junkie in London. The blog was started back in 2009 and is exactly what it says - all about a beauty junkie who can't get enough of all things girly...and lives and works in London. Jen is equally as enthusiastic about many other things in life - including macaroni cheese, her two house rabbits, finding the perfect striped top or pair of ankle boots...and other slightly less shallow pursuits. Jen can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @beautyjunkieldn where she mainly shares insightful tweets or photos about lipgloss or what she had for lunch.