Everyone has unwanted body hair. The only question is: how do you get rid of it? Through trial and error, most of us land on a favorite option, be it shaving, waxing or taking the plunge and getting laser hair removal. But which one of these methods is the best?
Pros: Disposable razors have come a long way in recent years, allowing you to get an incredibly close, comfortable shave all with a relatively low risk of irritation. Perhaps best of all, however, shaving is cheap and simple.
Cons: While it is convenient, shaving isn't without its risks. Yes, razors are safer now than ever before, but they can still cause painful nicks and unsightly irritation. Also, since shaving only slices the hair off at the surface of the skin, it doesn't take long for the hair to show back up, forcing you to shave every day to keep up appearances.
Pros: Like shaving, waxing is an incredibly versatile and easy option. And if you're brave enough to try it in the comfort of your own home, then it's very convenient, although most experts are quick to warn against the DIY approach. Still, waxing is a great way to remove large swaths of hair at once, and because the hair is pulled out at the root, you can remain hair-free for weeks after a single treatment.
Cons: Having strips of hair yanked from your body can be incredibly painful for some people, and it can also leave the skin irritated, oversensitive, and lead to ingrown hairs. Moreover, hair tends to grow back thicker and darker after waxing. While this is annoying in and of itself, it's especially problematic when you consider that you have to let your hair grow out between sessions in order for the waxing to be effective.
Pros: Without question, the best part of laser hair removal is that it's permanent, or at the very least it's semi-permanent. Oftentimes, people find that they need a touch-up treatment every few years, but it's a small price to pay to be hairless the rest of the time. As far as the treatment itself, laser hair removal is remarkably quick and simple, with a procedure only lasting 20 to 30 minutes.
Cons: Unfortunately, semi-permanent hairlessness comes with a hefty price tag. Most people need between three and six treatments for the hair removal to take hold, so it can costs hundreds of dollars. Also, because most lasers work off of contrasting the hair from the skin, it's not as effective for people with certain skin/hair color combinations, and it's not great at tackling peach fuzz.
So which option is the best? The short answer is: Whatever works for you. All hair removal methods have advantages and drawbacks, so it all comes down to what you find to be the most convenient and effective.
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