Hair is almost always a hot issue among women, especially after the start of puberty when hair seems to pop up in unexpected places for purposes that are yet to be explained to the modern woman. This is most likely why there is still a lot of circulating facts and fallacies when it comes to hair studies, especially on the subject of hair removal.
Related to this, there are loads of questions being thrown around such as ‘will hair removal cream make my hair thicker?’and ‘how hot should my bath be before I do hair removal at home?’
Below are some of these questions and answers that will finally lay them to rest, once and for all:
Is shaving really the best method out there?
Shaving has always been popular. In fact, it still is. You can see sultry Hollywood muses in bubble baths and a razor in one hand like it’s just the norm. Every day we see our dads lathering on that shaving cream and scraping it off to come out squeaky clean with no stubble in sight.
However, the thing with razors is, it becomes a chore if you have to do it on a relatively large area such as your legs. That’s because, after a day or two, unsightly stubble begins to grow back, and has the tendency to poke through your tights like tiny daggers out for a kill.
They make a grim aftermath, which could have been avoided with a hair removal cream. So, will hair removal cream make hair thicker? No. But shaving will.
Will hair grow back at the same rate and pace with depilatory creams as with shaving?
It is already established that hair regrowth with shaving is at around one to two days. With hair removal creams, it takes about five days, or double that of regular shaving. This puts hair removal creams at a great advantage above shaving, since you do not have to do it as often.
Are hair removal creams safe for the bikini area?
For as long as you are using a formulation that is specifically made for pubic hair, or is made for sensitive skin, then absolutely yes. Just as with a blade, try not to take it too close to your most sensitive parts as this may cause irritation and may hurt you.
Also, make sure to test the product on your upper bikini area first for a couple of hours before using the product on your actual pubic area.
When is the best time to exfoliate skin around hair removal sessions?
Exfoliation is done to increase the smoothness of the skin. If you want to add this to your regimen, you can do exfoliation at around 24 hours before using depilatory creams. When exfoliating, use gentle products and apply them in a gentle manner that won’t break your skin. A break in the skin barrier may allow the cream to seep through and cause irritation.
Will hair removal cream make hair thicker?
Hair removal creams actually do not affect the thickness of the hair at all. In fact, when your hair grows back out, you may notice that it is somewhat similar to when it first grew in—very fine and tapered at the tip while gently widening at the base.
This is because the components of the cream break down the hairs to just below the skin’s surface so that it does not square off the hair at the base, as shaving does. Instead, it melts off the base so that when it grows out, it has a more natural tapered tip.
Can it be used on sensitive skin?
Many hair removal creams nowadays are made with skin-loving ingredients that pamper your skin and protect it from the harsh chemicals that the product may contain.
In fact, there are certain varieties of hair removal cream that specifically cater to sensitive skin types, and these are generally safer to use for sensitive skin or on skin in sensitive areas such as the pubic region. As with all hair removal creams, it is best to first test it on a small area of your skin before using.
Will it be difficult to maintain hair-free skin with a depilatory cream?
Depilatory creams are actually regarded as one of the most convenient ways to remove unwanted bodily or facial hair. All it takes is just one application of the cream, leave it on for a prescribed number of minutes, and then wipe it off along with the unwanted hair.
This is a lot simpler than messy hot wax procedures if done by yourself, and it definitely does not require the skill needed to effectively wield a razor-sharp blade on your skin.