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Gone are the days when hair conscious girls had no choice but to sneakily borrow their dad’s or brother’s trusty razor. Mercifully, times have changed and today there are options aplenty to fuzz-free your pins before slipping into your favorite pair of shorts or skirt. After all, who wants to miss out on fun days at the beach or picnicking with friends? Actually, why must we be hair-free only for special occasions? With easy solutions like these, you can enjoy to smooth, stubble-free skin at your whim and fancy.

Here are the top 6 ways to remove body hair:

unwanted hair removal at home- shaving

1. Shaving still works

The oldest, quickest way to get rid of unwanted hair. Ideal for legs and underarms if you have a light growth. Now you have a host of lady shavers such as LetsShave Avah 4 Razor and Nova NLS 560 Sensitive Touch Lady Shaver For Women to choose from. On the plus side, it's an inexpensive, painless way to get fuzz-free. But hair can grow back quickly and since hair is cut superficially, the re-growth is blunt, not tapered so it appears thicker. Scrapes, nicks and cuts are common as are ingrowths.

2. Shave like a pro

Having a shower first softens hair. For silk soft results, first use a loofah and a gentle exfoliating scrub like The Nature's Co. Jasmine Sugar Body Scrub to slough off dead skin. Then lube up with moisturizing body wash like The Face Shop Club Ryan Avocado Body Wash and use a fresh, sharp, three- or four-blade razor to whisk away hair. Reduce skin irritation by shaving in the direction of hair growth. Finally apply a moisturizing lotion to soothe irritated skin. We like Nivea Nourishing Body Milk. If you still get bumps, try an antibiotic ointment to prevent them from getting infected.

unwanted hair removal at home- shave like a pro
unwanted hair removal at home- trimmer

3. The Tricky Bikini line

The latest trend in shaving is to combine it with trimming hair 'down there'. Today there's no dearth of products like Braun Female Groomer FG1100 that offer precise removal and trimming of unwanted eyebrow and bikini line fuzz. Look for a simple trimmer and comb apparatus that works with a single blade to trim hair with a smooth shaving motion and a comb to ensure an even trim length. A helpful hint: use a transparent gel to work up a lather, so that you can navigate safely.

4. The ouch-but-long lasting way to get hair-free

Almost everyone who’s ever waxed swears by its long-lasting results. Applying warmed wax such as Rica White Chocolate Liposoluble Wax For Dry Skin or The Body Care Lemon Honey Hot Wax with Vega Wax Strips WS-01 on the area and yanking it off in the opposite direction of hair growth, pulls hair out at the roots. This works well for legs, underarms and the bikini area especially on coarse, darker hair. The reward for all that pain: you stay hair-free for at least two-three weeks. For follow up sessions, the regrowth has to be at least a quarter inch long. The more squeamish take heart, sessions get less painful over time.

unwanted hair removal at home – waxing
unwanted hair removal at home – waxing tips

5. Comfortable waxing tips

Experts warn that drinking coffee or colas before a session can increase pain sensitivity. If you plan on going to a salon, make sure proper hygiene is maintained and only disposable strips are used. Or you could wax from the comfort of your home with wax kits such as Veet Full Body Waxing Kit Easy-Gelwax Technology Normal Skin and HipHop Facial Wax Strips with Argan Oil for Upper lip & Sidelocks. There are several variants for different skin types. The Easy Gelwax Technology makes the process intuitive and simpler. All you need to do is ‘pull up’ with the easy grip tab for instantly smoother skin.

6. Cream away the hair

If razors leave you bruised and battered, and waxing sounds too painful, opt for depilatory lotions that simply cream away unwanted hair. Just smooth on legs and other hairy areas, kill a minute filing your nails before stepping into the shower and rinse off. Hair removal creams contain chemicals that weaken hair at the roots so you can simply wipe them away. Amazingly easy and painless and works well for facial hair, bikini line and underarms though the smell can be a bit off putting. Check out Veet 5 In 1 Skin Benefits Hair Removal Cream- Normal Skin, Everteen Bikini Line Hair Remover Cream,WOW Skin Science Hair Vanish For Women or VWash Bikini Line Hair Removal Cream to find a variant that suits you best.

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unwanted hair removal at home - epilators

7. Epilators for state-of-the-art hair removal

For beauties with a reasonable pain threshold who hate the yucky stickiness of wax, epilators are the way to go. These are motorized devices that remove unwanted hairs by trapping them in either a rotating head of small tweezers or a coiled spring or wire. Epilators produce faster hair removal than tweezing and it's a far safer and less messy option to hot wax or waxing strips. The best part, you stay silky-smooth for at least two to three weeks and none of the irritated skin common after a wax.
Nykaa recommends Braun Silk-Epil 9 9 - 558 Bonus Edition - Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator and Philips BRT382/15 Bikini Trimmer. The rotation speeds and strengths can vary depending on the model, and some also include an electric razor attachment for sensitive areas.

8. Use epilators safely

Like other hair removal options, it’s always best to first shower. Dry skin completely before using the device. Run the epilator in an upward motion, against the direction of hair growth. In stubborn areas, you might want to change the epilation direction for a smoother finish. There might be some redness and irritation the first few times you use an epilator so avoid using it just before a big night out. And to be extra safe, apply Himalaya Herbals Soothing Body Lotion after epilating. In between sessions, exfoliate with Panache Bath Brush Large Mesh or a Vega Pumice Stone with Handle Brush to prevent ingrowths.

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