Getting rid of unwanted hair can be done by shaving, waxing, using hair removal creams or epliators, or undergoing laser hair removal. Each of these uses a different method of removal to eliminate hair from the body. As a result, each method has its own pros and cons.
The waxing method is inexpensive and allows hair to be removed by the root. This means the waxed area of the body remains hair-free for longer. Waxing has been known to give rise to infection, acne and allergies. In some rare cases, waxing causes a darkening effect of the underarm skin.
Shaving is one of the most common and easiest ways to remove hair. However, shaving can cause in-grown hairs and requires a person to shave once or more a week. An alternative to shaving is using an epilator. The epilation method is safer than shaving because it causes less damage to the skin. This method is also usually less expensive in the long run. The biggest drawback to epilators is that they are unable to remove small hairs.
Hair removal creams are a pain-free way to remove unwanted hair. The success of hair removal creams varies, and they do not remove hair from the root. This means that hair removal cream has to be used as frequently as shaving. Also, the chemicals in the hair removal cream can cause skin irritation.