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Shaving VS Other Hair Removal Methods

Shaving VS Other Hair Removal Methods

Are you sick of having to shave your legs all the time? Does it seem like you always cut yourself when you do shave? Shaving is still a quick, simple and cheap method of getting rid of body hair. But there are other ways of removing hair; some of them even permanent.

We’re going to take a look at shaving and how it compares to hair removal creams, waxing and HPL hair removal. All of them have something to offer. We’re going to discuss their benefits so that you can make an informed choice.

HPL hair removal

HPL is a safe method of permanent hair removal at home. It’s an adaptation of IPL hair removal which has been in existence since the 1990s. HPL hair removal is particularly suited to the home environment. HPL devices use pulses of light which are attracted to the pigment in hairs, causing a burst of heat in the hair which burns the hair follicle and destroys growth cells. This stops any further hair growth in that follicle. As hair grows in cycles it’s necessary to have 8-12 treatments to kill off all hair growth.

Hair removal creams

Hair removal creams are a lot easier to use and sweeter smelling than they used to be. It’s relatively easy and cheap to remove body hair using this method. It also has the advantage of being pain free. Although hair may grow back finer as the cream dissolves the hair under the skin, this is not a permanent solution like HPL hair removal; hair does keep growing back.


Many women choose to wax areas such as their bikini line. Coarse, thick hair like that found at the bikini line is perfected for waxing. The fact that the hairs are pulled out at the root means that they tend to grow back in a less dense manner.  It’s important to remember that hair should be at least a quarter of an inch long before you wax. You should also remember to try and avoid excessive heat or exercise for a day after you’ve waxed. This helps to prevent your skin becoming irritated.


We’ve taken a look at a lot of other hair removal options and now we’re back with shaving. Although it can seem like you have to shave all the time, there is no truth in the saying that hairs grow back faster and thicker each time you shave. That being said, shaving is not a permanent, or even very long lasting, form of hair removal. It is quick though and it’s cheap. You need to be careful you invest in a decent razor though, and that you don’t try and go too fast, or it can end up looking like you’re in a scene from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

There is nothing wrong with any of these forms of hair removal; choice is often down to preference. It’s important to remember though that of these methods only HPL hair removal products give you permanent results.

What is your preferred hair removal methods?

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  1. Rebecca H
    28/01/2016 / 5:41 pm

    My word it can be a bit of drag. Shaving can give me rashes and cuts just like you have stated above. I do really like the sound of HPL. It sounds very innovative and a great way of permanent hair removal. I do use wax for certain areas but not all the time, as wax can be a quick but a painful form of hair removal 🙂

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