|Ingrown Hair Removal|
When dealing with ingrown hair removal you'll soon discover there are many ways ... to remove hair. I was so frustrated with the irritation and embarrasment with all the red bumps... I let my wife turn me into a guinea pig. The following list is the most common ingrown hair removal methods.
Depilatory products are available at most drugstores in gels, lotions, creams and spray on applications. The depilatory products actually disolve the hair itself! These products are great and very effective. You have to be careful, as these products can also cause severe irritation or burning. Always do a "patch" test on an area of your body, such as your forearm. You're checking for sensitivity and allergic reactions. The products usually suggestyou leave them on for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. Everyone is different, so try 5 minutes and work your way up gradually. I found it took ten minutes to disolve my beard areas effectively. If you have cuts, avoid putting the product on them. It will sting unmercifully. These products worked great as long as you followed the directions. Not having to shave for seven to ten days was...
I tried my wife's mechanical epilator, that's the description on the box. It basically looks like an electric mixer with half moon of coils at the end. If the hair is long enough it will pull most of them out. I think it"s too barbaric and painful. It should not be used anywhere sensitive.
Waxing is another ingrown hair removal method. Waxing is an interesting experience. Waxes come in hot or cold applications. Waxing is easy and inexpensive. The products say some people may be sensitive to their product... perform a "patch" test. A gooey wax is spread on the skin and a cloth strip is put on top. When it dries you rip it off holding onto the cloth strip. I found the pain to be medium for me and my tolerance. I didn't like the little red dots that appeared where the hair roots were ripped out. They last about a week. I did like that when the hair did return... it was much lighter and finer. I was baby smooth for about four weeks. It is said that waxing can last three to six weeks depending on where you wax. Waxing does remove ingrown hairs!
Tweezing is a simple and cost effective. Buy a good pair of pointed tweezers, with good grips and peroxide. Use the peroxide to cleanse the tweezers... then pluck the hair out near the skin... dab with peroxide. Tweezing can be used on ingrown hairs and will last about a month.
Shaving is another hair removal routine we are all framiliar with. Shaving will last one to three days depending on where you shave. I suggest shaving less often and use a single bladed sharp razor. Men should remember to shave downward on the face... and upward on the neck. Women draw the razor towards you on the legs, underarms, and the pubic area.
Sugaring is alot like waxing. A sugar compound with natural herbs is warmed.... and then spread on the skin. A fabric strip is placed on the compound ... it is then allowed to dry. Then you just rip it off , holding onto the fabric strip. I didn't think it was as painful as waxing. My skin was soft for quite a while. The box said it could last up to eight weeks... for me four weeks. The pleasant suprise... no red dots from the roots being ripped out.
Laser hair removal may be an option for people who have chronic ingrown hairs. A cold laser is directed at the hair foolicles. This stops the hairs growth. The treatment lasts for six months. Although I read where the new Coolguide laser... hair removal can be permanent. Luckily, I did not have to try this option... as it is $500 and up.
Electrolysis for hair removal is another option for chronic sufferers of ingrown hairs. You go in for a series of treatments. An electric needle is inserted in the hair follicle... and the root is killed. The treatment can take four to ten hours for a small area... eight to fourteen hours for say the bikini area. The plus is the hair removal is permanent. i could not get a firm dollar estimate... as it depends on the time involved. It is safe to say its not cheap.
I noticed lately that there are several hair growth retarding formulas on the market. They may be beneficial if they prolong the the time between hair removal. I'll tell you the secrets I've learned in a later section.
I mentioned at the start that ingrown hair removal provided a large variety of options. I've given you with my experiences... choose what you feel is best for you.
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