Did you know that human body consists of two types of hair? It certainly is namely the vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is the fine soft and tiny type of hair that you can find in most parts of the human body. On the other hand, terminal hair is longer, darker and thicker than vellus hair. However, it is observed that during puberty when the level of androgen is high in the body, the vellus hair change into terminal hair and most often you find this in areas like the legs, genital areas, under arms and forearms.
That is why women are particularly concerned of removing hair in the legs, armpits, eyebrows, and bikini area since it attracts so much attention and others considered it a sore in the eye. It certainly affects their appearance.
What are some hair removal products?
Electrolysis Hair Removal
Electrolysis uses electricity to remove hair and it is permanent form of removing hair in the body. The procedure includes inserting a fine metal probe into the hair follicle bringing in electric current which then destroys the area that produces hair. Tweezers remove loosened hair and the process is repeated until all the hair is gone. This should be done by professional practitioners only, and one must be careful to avoid any dangers from electric shock, infection, scarring and even excessive pain. When done properly, it can offer a permanent hair removal solution.
Hair Growth Inhibitors
Hair Growth Inhibitors lessen hair by delaying or reducing hair’s growth. They are available in pill form and a topical preparation. You can buy it over the counter, although some types require a prescription. When used continually, it can give along lasting effect or a permanent hair reduction. Always consult your doctor before beginning a hair growth inhibitor regime.
Hair removal creams are products made up of chemicals, which dissolve hair making it easy to scrape or brush hair off your skin. It comes in different forms like gels, lotions, aerosols and roll-on products. They are inexpensive and you can easily apply it at home. Like any other products, it has its side effects too. Since it is made-up with chemicals, it can irritate your skin especially if you have sensitive skin.
There are still a lot of other hair removal products, like the use of sugar and honey in waxing, sugaring, shavers for shaving and laser hair removal. Most of them are inexpensive, and you can choose whichever you think best fits you.