4 Best Alternatives to Hair Waxing

Although hair waxing can be a great solution for some, it’s not right for everyone. Luckily there are many options when it comes to hair removal. If waxing is not the best hair removal solution for you, one of the options listed below might be a good alternative to waxing your body hair.

1. Shaving

Shaving is a process that you can easily do at home. The added benefit of shaving is that is it inexpensive. All you will need is a disposable razor and some shaving cream. Unfortunately, there may be some obstacles if you decide to shave. One of the negative aspects of shaving is that your skin can become irritated. Also, shaving often allows ingrown hairs to form. As far as the ingrown hairs are concerned, you can rub on alcohol-based products that are specifically made to loosen ingrown hairs. Certain areas of your body will experience more irritation than others. These areas are the chest for men and the bikini area.

2. Depilatory Creams

All this hair removal method requires is that you spread the cream over your skin and leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes. You then rinse the cream off of your body–along with the hair. This method is not for everyone, as some people have sensitive skin. If your skin doesn’t tolerate this cream it may become irritated and in a worst-case scenario, may burn your skin. The best way to test if this method is right for you is to do a patch test. If your skin has a reaction to it, you should try a different hair removal method.

3. Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the way to go if you want your hair removed permanently; it involves removing hair with the light energy from a laser. This option will work best on you if you have dark hair and light skin, but it can still work on those with light hair or dark skin. As long as you choose an experienced laser technician, your chance of scarring is low and any temporary skin changes will resolve themselves quickly.

4. Threading

Getting your eyebrows waxed can leave them in a well-shaped arch, but threading your eyebrows will define them in a way that is not possible with brow waxing. Threading is an Eastern technique where the threader will take a piece of cotton to your eyebrows and twist it in a way so that it will remove individual hairs on your eyebrows. Because threading targets the individual hairs on your face, it offers your eyebrows a more defined shape. Threading can also be used on other areas on the face such as the upper lip and sideburns. Keep in mind that threading is more painful than waxing.

There are many alternatives to waxing out there and the best one for you is simply based on your personal preference. You should consider whether the method fits within your price range and what pain levels you are prepared to tolerate.

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