Should I Get Hair Removal?

Monday, 03 Jan 2011 12:21 PM

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Hair is made up of keratin, a type of protein. Traces of this protein are found in fingernails and toenails. Every human being has two types of hair - vellus and terminal hair, vellus being the softer and shorter hair, found mostly on women, and terminal being the coarser, found mostly on men. Vellus hair helps you sustain body temperature, while terminal hair provides padding and fortification. With this basic understanding of the two types of hair, we can now discuss their removal techniques.

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One of the most common ways to get rid of hair is by shaving. It is cost-effective, lasts for about three days, and is quick and easy. The side effects of hair removal by shaving can vary from razor burns to cuts and may also include ingrown hair.

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Another very commonly used hair removal treatment is the plucking method. This is again very cost-effective and lasts between three to eight weeks. However, it is time-consuming and painful. Epilators that cost you around $25 to $30 can be a good alternative.

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Now-a-days, you also find depilatories in great demand. Depilatory, more commonly known as hair removal cream or lotion, is also a good option as a hair removal treatment. Hair removal with these creams lasts for several days. Hair removal cream is readily available in any grocery store or drugstore. Side effects from hair removal creams can vary from allergic reactions to disliking the odor that the cream leaves on the body.

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Waxing is a very good option for hair removal that lasts for more than six weeks and revitalizes your skin. However, it is painful and takes longer than any other hair removal treatment. 

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Laser Hair Removal is a permanent hair removal treatment and can cover bigger areas at one time. This is a very costly treatment and at times, you may have to go for a session after six months. Laser hair removal can also cause inflammation and redness.

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Electrolysis is another permanent hair removal treatment. However, it is very expensive and you may have regrowth. If you are planning to go ahead with it, get this permanent hair removal treatment done from an electrologist.
 
Hair removal is a personal choice that often depends upon how bad the hair growth is. Getting hair removal done is not a medical necessity and you shouldn't be under any pressure to do so.

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