Learning the Ins and Outs of Effective Hair Removal: Shaving
As the temperature rises, the number of layers your wear decreases. Besides wanting to protect your skin and get a sunless, golden tan, hair removal is major concern. Hot pants, bikinis and the like make removing unsightly hair a top priority. With so many methods to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick which one is the best for you. That’s why I’ve compiled a handy hair removal guide, complete with all the information you need to know about the top five options out there – from how long each method lasts, to the best body parts to use them on and the level of pain you can expect.
The first method on my list is one is one that no doubt everyone of us is familiar with, and is probably the most common.
Pros: Shaving is convenient and fast. It only takes a couple of extra minutes in the shower to shave your legs or underarms, and you can shave as frequently as you like, since hair doesn’t need to be a certain length for this method to be effective. There is no technique you have to master, and it is also economical – a package of razors and a bottle of shaving cream won’t be more than $10.
Cons: The major drawback of shaving is that it doesn’t last long, so frequent maintenance is necessary. They say it’s a myth that hair grows back thicker, and it actually just appears that way since it all grows back at once. I don’t know if I entirely believe that. I’ve found that it looks like there’s more hair, which is a negative.
- Good for: Legs and underarms
- Lasts: Up to a few days
- Pain: None, unless you accidentally cut yourself or experience some unfortunate razor burn
- Try: Gillette Venus Embrace Razor and Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Cream