The vast majority of women, and even men, are committed to removing unwanted hair, but many hesitate to go the route of permanent hair removal with a laser procedure. For those who opt to take the less permanent, more affordable approach, there are several options. If you want a more temporary hair removal option, there’s always shaving, but that can leave you with razor burn, unsightly bumps, redness and ultimately ingrown hairs. There is also always the option of having professional waxing done at a spa or salon. The downside with this is usually the cost associated with the waxing procedure. So, for those wishing to avoid the razor and the laser, at-home waxing products often become the most economical alternative.
At-home waxing kits are increasing in popularity and there are many different products to choose from on the market today. To experience any success with this approach, you’ll need to decide what type of wax kit you think will work best for you. There are the traditional hot wax kits, but these products can be time consuming even if money saving. If you are waxing a large area of the body, you may need to reheat the wax several times in order to complete your waxing project.
There are also cold wax kits. These kits come with the strips already prepared. So rather than applying the hot wax and placing a strip over the top of the wax, the strip is placed directly on the area you are waxing without any other steps. Cold wax is ideal for facial waxing, underarm waxing and bikini areas.
At-home waxing is cheaper than going to the salon, but it is important to find the product that works best for you and your skin. This may take a little trial and error on your part. It is also important to note that you need to pay particular attention to the directions on the waxing kit you choose. If you stray from the directions it is likely that the procedure may be more painful than necessary or may lead to broken skin, bruising and redness or swelling.
There are several at-home waxing products on the market and the prices can vary widely. In order to choose the best one for you, you need to decide the areas that you want to wax. Some kits do a better job on some areas than others. Regardless of the kit you choose, most people experience short term, often inconsistent results when they decide to handle hair removal on their own. Plus, while at-home waxing and shaving may save you money now, over the long haul, the repeated purchase of waxing products will prove quite comparable to that of a laser hair removal series at a professional hair removal clinic. To best assess your options, it can help to schedule a free consultation with a hair removal specialist. He or she can give you the information and feedback you need on results and costs to help you determine if shaving, waxing, or laser treatments are truly your best bet.