How To Remove Unwanted Hair More Effectively

Their are many ways for both women and men to remove unwanted hair from the face and body. We would all be familiar with most of them. Although the cheapest, most-convenient and more obvious methods get the job done, they don’t do a very good job at keeping unwanted hair from regrowing.



The most common method by far. Sure, it’s an instant fix, and in many cases is sufficient for the purpose, but it can be a rough and abrasive method; especially in more sensitive areas. The other downside to shaving is that the hair starts to grow back immediately. Within a day or two you need to shave again, and there is always the possibility of developing an unsightly shaving rash.




In a word: Painful!

Unless you’re an expert (or the procedure’s being performed by an expert) more often than not you will have to redo the area at least once more to catch those hairs you missed on the first go. Waxing can burn, it hurts like hell, makes your skin look like it’s been scolded with boiling water afterwards and is just a messy way of doing things.



Another ouch method, but certainly a meticulous and effective method for areas like the eyebrows. Also useful for removing the odd rogue hair on the nose or the back etc. Plucking is definitely not a great way of removing hair for larger areas, though. Not unless you’ve got loads of spare time on your hands and no other interests in life.


Depilatory Creams

These creams essentially break down and dissolve the protein of the hair structure and are made of mildly-caustic chemical ingredients. For this reason many people have a reaction to them and cannot use them. For those who are lucky enough not to react to the chemicals found in depilatory creams, then the results can be good, with hair regrowth being stunted for up to several months.



This approach to hair removal can work really well, but often takes a number of visits to the clinic to fully remove some of those more stubborn hairs. The positive outcome of this treatment is the hair is ultimately removed permanently. The downside is obviously the cost; especially with repeat visits. Due to the way the procedure is done there is also the risk of infection in each of the hair follicles that have been treated.


Body Hair Minimisers/InhibitorsKeraméne

There are a few on the market. Some people swear by them while others say they don’t work. So perhaps it depends on the person and the part of the body being targeted. Essentially what these creams do is inhibit hair regrowth between shaves, waxes, depilatory treatments etc. They don’t serve as a hair removal system of themselves, but a regrowth minimizer, effectively slowing down the return of the unwanted hair. Keramene make one which also acts as an exfoliator and a moisturizer in one. The word is these products take time to work, so people need to be patient with them to get the desired results.


Laser Treatments

It can be expensive when having this treatment at a salon as repeat visits are necessary, but it is effective and way less tedious and invasive than electrolysis. The catch is it only works on darker hair and is ineffective on blonde, grey or white hairs. However, as hair in the pubic region is often dark in colour, it’s the perfect solution for hair removal and regrowth inhibition in this zone. Obviously if you have dark hair on the legs or armpits it will work well in those areas too.

Essentially the laser sends energy into dark-pigmented hair and generates heat, which damages the hair follicles and stunts hair growth. It can be slightly uncomfortable as there are pinpricks of pain, but nothing major.

There are now many affordable laser removal systems on the market such as the Remington IPL6000 iLIGHT Pro that do a fine job of hair removal in the comfort of your own home. The Remington is a good one, but is just one example. There are quite a few to choose from. Some are cheap little handheld devices, but they aren’t nearly as effective as the professional models.

Read our review of the Remington IPL6000Q here.




  1. JayJay
    November 4, 2015    

    I’ve always wondered if those laser hair removal systems work. it’s good to know that spending the little extra money is worth the better product.

    Is it safe to use the laser removal on any part of the body? I really hate using razor blades…

    Also, would you say the Remington model you have listed is one of the better ones available? If I’m going to spend a good chunk of coin on one of these, I’d prefer the best bang for my buck!


    • November 4, 2015    

      Thanks for reading, Jay.

      I’ve actually written a full review of the Remington model. I chose this one to promote for 2 reasons. One, I’ve actually used it and know it works. Two, this model receives a lot of positive feedback from other users for its reliability and effectiveness.

      It is safe to use anywhere. Women often use them to remove hair from those personal regions, and you can’t get a more sensitive area than that.


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