Whether you’re male or female, at some point in your life, hair removal becomes an issue to come to terms with.
There are people who choose to allow all of their body hair to just grow, wherever, however. Then there are people who don’t want hair on some part(s) of their body at all so they elect to undergo the expensive, extensive and painful experience of electrolysis – The only hair removal process that has been proven to be permanent.
Between these two ends of the spectrum of what to do with body hair, most people remove hair from some part(s) of their body and, depending on the body part, hair and skin type, employ a variety of processes to do so.
Let’s start at the top, shall we?
For those males, and females, who enjoy having a bald head, there is no better hair removal process than shaving. And while there are those within this group who get very satisfactory results with one of the newer tri-blade razors, true aficionados of the smooth, shiny and healthy looking scalp say there is nothing to compare with the results achieved with a straight edged razor – Once you know how.
Shaving, either with a wet razor or an electric shaver, is the traditional way most males remove their facial hair. Although today, there are wet and dry shavers that are gaining in popularity.
For some males, convinced they’re really female and committed to becoming one, the process of electrolysis is sometimes employed to eradicate the facial hairs hormone treatments don’t affect. Just as many females endure electrolysis to remove unwanted hairs on their face.
But again, most females and transsexuals opt for alternatives such as tweezing or depilatories specifically formulated for the face, as opposed to electrolysis. For these people seeking a smooth and hairless face, shaving is not an option.
When it comes to chest hair – Some females seek electrolysis, but most often simply tweeze hairs from around the areola, (about the nipple of the breast). But because males have such a large area to contend with, electrolysis really isn’t a viable hair removal process. Neither are laser hair removal treatments simply because of the cost and time involved.
So most males who desire to remove their chest hair often go to a salon and get it waxed. Or regularly apply a depilatory or shave.
This applies to the back as well. Although to effectively use a depilatory or razor/shaver on his back, obviously a male needs a friendly accomplice.
While we’re still dealing with the upper part of the body, there are the armpits, for which shaving is the most popular process. Depilatories are not recommended because the caustic chemicals can be too easily absorbed. And waxing, well, it’s an option, but not a popular one because it’s s-o-o-o painful to have hairs yanked from this super sensitive area.
For those males and females who choose to remove hair from their pubic areas – Yes, some people do elect electrolysis, but most employ alternatives.
The most used hair removal alternative to electrolysis is the handy-dandy wet razor. One cannot say that it’s the most popular because of the inherent dangers of wielding a razor sharp blade around this area and because the skin is so sensitive, the results are more often than not uncomfortable after the first few hours, but still – Millions of people around the globe repeatedly remove their pubic hair with a wet razor.
Research reveals that a sizable group of people pay the high price for laser treatments to remove hair in the pubic area, but it’s a bit of a mystery why. Because it takes several sessions over a period of time to remove all the hair, and by that time, the hair has already started to grow back in where it was first removed. Not to mention the side effects along the way that can leave one feeling quite raw and sore.
There is waxing, but only for those with a high pain threshold … Although many can endure bikini line waxing as it’s a small area that can be done in about 15 minutes at a salon, so one could say it’s a popular hair removal process. But – It’s recommended that the skin be allowed to heal a few days before “agitating”, it.
Depilatories are only suitable for use strictly along the bikini lines. Again, the harsh chemicals that “melt”, the hair could cause severe problems if allowed anywhere else.
There is a rumor that there are those who tweeze their pubic hair – But that one’s too painful to even consider.
When it comes to legs – Well, shaving beats out all other alternatives to electrolysis. In fact, not much can be found about legs being a major target area for electrolysis or laser treatments. Probably because shaving is so easy and leg skin is not so sensitive that the results are quite satisfactory.
Of course, there are those who have their legs regularly waxed and they say it’s worth it because their legs stay smooth for as long as 3-8 weeks. And as long as they apply a good sunscreen, they don’t have to keep their legs hidden.
The same is said by those who use a depilatory every few days. They say it’s much easier than shaving every few days.
So there you have it – The most popular, or at least most used, alternative hair removal processes to electrolysis, from head to toe.
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