By Sherazade Khan
Whether it’s for personal hygiene, beach bumming, or getting naughty under the covers, we girls have a myriad of reasons for grooming ourselves ‘down there’. If you want to explore options on how best to take care of your nether regions, look no further. Today, we give you the ‘lowdown’ on different hair removal methods, which you can either do yourself or get it done by a professional.
Hair Removal Cream
This is by far the most easiest way possible, BUT it does more bad than good to your skin.
- Pain free
- Quick and easy to do at home as and when needed
- Relatively inexpensive
- Skin feels silky smooth right after
- Chemical substance and odour
- Possibility of allergic or chemical reaction (burns, blisters etc)
- Not very long-lasting
This is the second most easiest method – in terms of pain and time – for getting rid of all that fuzz.
- Quick, easy and unless you knick yourself, pain free
- Shaving creams leave your skin feeling silky smooth (for the time being)
- Hair grows back pretty fast (usually within the next day or so)
- Razor burn hurts like a b!*&# especially if you’re off to the beach
- Regrown hair is blunt, not tapered, so may appear thicker
This is the most commonly used method in our region because of the belief that it gradually slows down hair growth.
- Longer lasting than shaving and depilatory creams
- If you’re just doing the bikini line, it can be done at home with home-made or store-bought wax, or wax-strips
- Thins out overall hair growth over time
- The pain isunbearable!
- If you’re enlisting the help of a professional (and being regular) this is a costly routine
- Someone (the parlour aunty to be precise) is all up in your business
- You have to grow out the hair as this method doesn’t work on shorter hair
The fixed cost of this method is high, but then again, it’s fixed, so in the long run, it is inexpensive. Also, it might be the most efficient method out there.
- Easy to do at home
- Works on shorter hair
- Long-term hairlessness
- Requires electricity to run
- The gadget isn’t cheap
Laser hair removal is the priciest solution to the fuzzy problem, but it is the most long lasting. The belief is that you eventually end up hairless after a few sittings. The truth is, that the hair reduces considerably, but it might not vanish forever.
- Long-term (up to 3-4 weeks)
- Hair thins out considerably over several sittings
- Fairly painful
- Requires several visits to the cosmetologist