Many women would pay through the nose for a thick mane of hair on their head. But when it comes to body hair, it can be a different story altogether. Here is a look at why we are all different when it comes to our body hair, and some hair removal solution that might just get to the root of the problem.
A Common Cosmetic Concern
The first thing you should know is that the appearance of thicker, darker body hair is a common scenario, even in women. As with many other physical traits, heredity and ethnicity can play a role in the thickness and colour of our body hair1. As well as this, the nature of our body hair can also be affected by hormone levels leading to differences between men and women, and from one individual to the next.2
A Short-Term Solution
If you are uncomfortable about the appearance of thick body hair, even quick solutions such as shaving and depilatory creams can offer effective short-term results. Both of these methods can be incorporated easily into your grooming routine, even while taking a shower. However, due to the nature of thicker body hair, depilatory creams could be the more ideal solution. Because shaving cuts directly across the thick hair, regrowth can appear quite coarse and brittle. Depilatory creams, on the other hand, dissolve the hair just at the skin’s surface, giving even the thickest hairs a smoothed tip.
Getting to the Root
Worrying about hair removal every other day might not be ideal for everyone. In this scenario, you may wish to look into waxing, which is just as effective on thick hair as it is on finer body hair, and gives results of up to four weeks. However, as thick hair is more firmly rooted in the skin, this can be a more painful measure if not done correctly3. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to make waxing as pain-free as possible. Choosing a hot wax, such as the EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit, is a good place to start. Exfoliating beforehand helps to ensure that the wax gets a firm grasp of each hair, avoiding any dead skin in the process. It is also very important to hold the skin taught while you are pulling away the wax, making sure to work against the direction of growth.
Taming unwanted body hair is part of many people beauty routines. But when it comes to tackling areas of thicker hair, this can be an embarrassing grooming challenge. Luckily, there are a number of solutions to this common beauty concern.