The four most popular methods that almost everyone knows
Shaving is the most common and easiest way to remove unwanted body hair. The skin is freed from hair using a razor (wet shave and electric shave), safety razor or similar. Although this method is quick and easy, skin irritation and ingrown hairs can occur.
Waxing is another popular method to remove hair. Wax is applied to the skin and removed using strips of fabric. This method can cause pain, but it is very effective and lasts for several weeks. There is cold or warm wax - both are well suited for removing the hair. Warm wax is more suitable for sensitive skin areas than cold wax, as the heat opens the pores and the hair can be removed more easily. Cold wax, on the other hand, is more practical and faster because it does not need to be heated beforehand.
Sugaring is a natural hair removal method that involves applying a sugar paste to the skin and scraping it off with hair and dead skin cells. This method is less painful than waxing and may cause less skin irritation.
Epilation is a method in which hair is pulled out using electrical devices. This removes the roots of the hair, so the result lasts longer than shaving or waxing. This method can be painful and requires a little more time and patience.
Two other good methods for permanent hair removal
• Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a permanent method that uses a laser beam to destroy hair follicles. However, this method is very expensive and requires multiple sessions to achieve a lasting result. Depending on the part of the body, the condition of the skin, the density of the hair and personal sensitivity to pain, permanent laser hair removal is more or less painful.
• IPL hair removal
IPL hair removal is similar to laser hair removal but uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to destroy the hair follicles. This method is less painful than laser hair removal and may also require multiple sessions.
Depilatory cream - most people know it, hardly anyone uses it
Enthaarungscremes are an easy and inexpensive way to remove hair by applying a cream to the skin that simply chemically dissolves the hair. This method is completely painless, but it can cause skin irritation. The depilatory cream even lasts a little longer than when shaving, for example, because the cream dissolves the hair through the ingredients. However, what is a bit unpleasant is the cream's pungent smell, since most of the ingredients are based on sulfur, which attacks the protein keratin and weakens its stability.
In conclusion, there are many different methods to remove unwanted hair. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right method depends on individual preferences and needs.