Adults have hair growth in several places on the body including the head, under arms, legs, pubic area and eyebrows. Most adults prefer to remove their hair, and there are different ways to prepare the body for hair removal. Following the tips set out below will ensure that the body is fully prepared for hair removal.
Preparing the Hair for Shaving
1. Soften the Hair Before Shaving
Before shaving you should take a hot shower, or apply a warm towel to the area that you wish to shave. Doing this will soften the hair, which in turn will make it easier to shave and leave less irritation.
2. Moisturise the Area to be Shaven
Applying lotion or conditioner to the area you wish to shave will soften the hair, which will make it easier to shave.
3. Exfoliate the Skin First
Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells, which will result in a smoother surface to shave.
4. Use a New Razor
Using a new razor or new blades will give a sharper and smoother shave.
5. Use a Shaving Cream
Using a shaving cream with a high moisturising content, such as aloe vera, will make shaving easier.
Preparing For Laser Hair Removal
1. Use a Qualified Laser Hair Removal Specialist
Before you make your decision on who will perform your laser hair removal, ensure that you obtain references and schedule a consultation to discuss the methods that will be used during the process.
2. Avoid The Sun
Before undergoing laser hair removal it is important to avoid direct exposure to the sun. This could cause the skin to blister or discolour after the hair removal process. If you have been exposed to the sun and you have a tan, it is recommended to allow your tan to fade before having laser hair removal.
3. Avoid Other Hair Removal Techniques Beforehand
Before having laser hair removal it is important that other hair removal methods are avoided, such as plucking, waxing etc as these can affect the hair follicles, which may make laser hair removal painful.
Preparing for Waxing
1. Allow Sufficient Hair Growth Beforehand
Before waxing it is important to allow the hair to grow for at least 2 weeks.
2. Trim the Hair
Just before having the hair waxed, it is advisable to trim the hair to approximately ¼ inch long to enable the wax to adhere for successful hair removal.
3. Shower and Cleanse the Area Before Waxing
It is important that the skin is clean prior to waxing so that the hair can be removed at the follicle, which will create longer lasting effects.