Most of these tactics are painful. Some are expensive. Others have known risks. Yet, we do them anyway, because for many, hair on certain parts of the body is repulsive (while also completely natural). I can't necessarily explain our cultural fixation on hair removal (well, I can, but that would be a separate article), but I can try to make the process a bit easier.
With countless swimwear shots and barely-there ensembles, celebrities are our hairless role models. And, when it comes to hair removal, they go above and beyond. While Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen go to SEV for their laser treatments, other celebs keep their waxing experts on call. After speaking with a number of celeb-loved hair pros, we've got a good idea of what works best.
Once you read the below, being hairless may be easier than you thought!
Laser: Laser treatments are most effective when there is a contrast between the color of the hair and skin. If you have dark facial hair, than laser treatments could work well. The light from the laser turns into heat when it encounters melanin in hair follicles, burning your hair at the root. Peach fuzz, since its usually lighter, may be harder to get rid of.
Flawless: Finishing Touch released a hair remover that works best with peach fuzz (buy it here). It removes facial hair by "microscopically paring it down through a spinning head."
Thread: Having the beauty pro take out of your eyebrow hairs one-by-one is not a painless experience. However, threading is known to offer thicker brows and last longer. There's always a give and take, right?
Laser: Once you've completed your treatments, you will be hair-free for awhile.
Waxing: Waxing under your arms removes both hair and dead skin, leaving a smoother surface. Note: You'll have to grow your hair long enough to wax it.
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Wax (or sugaring): Monthly waxes are best to maintain hair growth. The hair won't grow back thicker (in comparison to shaving). Pro tip: Take two Advil before your appointment to lessen the pain.
Legs (or Arms) Dos
Laser: If you'd like a more permanent solution, laser treatments are a good way to go. But, you want to make sure get the majority of your treatments in the fall/winter, when you wear pants. Note: Laser treatments and sun exposure don't work well together.