Which Types of Hair Removal and Waxing to Use?

In this post, we’ll show you the different types of hair removal and which one best suits your characteristics and needs. Let’s get started!

4 Types of Hair Removal

1. Brazilian Hair Removal

Brazilian depilation is one of the types of pubic depilation that is done with a special wax, cold or hot. It is commonly known as English (Brazilian English) depilation. This method is one of the most used and practical, and professional help is recommended since the area being depilated is very sensitive to pain.

How do you depilate with hot wax?

→ Apply hot wax in the opposite direction to the growth of pubic hair.

→ Stretch the skin with the other hand so that it is tight.

→ Pull quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth.

This is the procedure you must follow to depilate the entire area. Once you have finished tweezing the pubis, use tweezers to remove the hairs that have not come out. Once the pubis is depilated, remove the pieces of wax that have stuck to the skin with a little olive oil.

For more effective depilation, it is advisable to trim the pubic hairs; approximately 0.5 centimetres in length so that the wax can pull them out at the root.

To reduce pain, you can apply a small amount of talcum powder on the skin and to avoid ingrown hairs, in the days following depilation, it is advisable to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.

2. Thread Depilation

Although it may sound strange to us, it is a hair removal technique that uses thread. It is an ancient art from the East (Asia) and India. This is why it is also known as “Hindu depilation” or “Hindu technique.”

Reasons to use this technique:

  • It is very economical.
  • It is entirely harmless to the environment.
  • You don’t need other elements, just the thread.
  • It is less painful than other depilatory techniques.
  • Its effects are longer lasting.
  • It does not irritate the skin as much as other techniques as it does not add any hot or cold substances.

How to depilate with a thread?

→ Take a thread and wrap it around your fingers in such a way that you form a figure of two triangles touching each other or the shape of an hourglass.

→ Move the fingers (index fingers and thumbs of both hands where the ends of the thread are twisted) of both hands so that the point of union of both triangles moves forward or backwards, opening and closing the fingers.

→ Now place the triangle of thread rubbing against your skin, next to the hair you want to remove.

→ Move the fingers of the hand so that the point of union of the thread moves, taking with it the hair when it is pulled out cleanly and without pain.

→ Repeat the process with the rest of the hair to be removed. Some specialists use talcum powder to soften the area.

3. Waxing With Wax

In spite of the different types of depilation that exist and that have arisen, depilation with wax continues being preferred. Its effects are more lasting.

How do you wax?

→ The wax is previously melted or heated, and a layer is applied to the skin.

→ You wait a few seconds until it starts to harden and with the help of a depilation band, you pull it out quickly, in the opposite direction to the hair growth.

This technique can be one of the most painful for some people. If you have extremely sensitive skin, the pull of the wax can generate bruises and small blows. Also, wax can cause the hairs to grow upside down if it is not applied correctly, which is why we always recommend going to a specialized beauty salon.

4. Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a long-lasting and effective method of hair removal that requires the highest quality, innovative and safe technology, as well as highly qualified professionals capable of adapting the treatment to different skin phototypes, body areas and moments of treatment.

How is laser hair removal?

It is one of the types of hair removal that has evolved over time to generate increasingly efficient, comfortable and safe methods.

→ The objective of any laser hair removal is the destruction of the hair follicle.

→ In doing this, heat is generated around the pigment (melanin) that contains the hair shaft and destroys the follicle from which that same hair emerges.

→ The laser emits a large amount of light which projected onto the skin, passes through different layers as if it were transparent.

→ When it detects dark objects such as hair stems, these are heated and finally destroyed.

How does the Lightsheer Diode Laser work?

→ It is potent equipment that provides high fluencies and very fast treatments.

→ Treats all skin types utilizing a powerful cooling of the skin with long pulses.

→ Actively cools before, during and after treatment to protect the epidermis.

→ Provides an analgesic effect reducing discomfort and discomfort to a minimum.

How many sessions are necessary?

– The number of courses will depend on the type of skin, will be applied in a personalized way depending on the type of hair, color of this, area to treat.

– Usually, only 6 to 7 sessions are necessary, and they are done every 2 or 3 months.

In what areas can laser hair removal be performed?

Laser hair removal can be performed in the following areas:

→ Biquini and armpits: these areas are the most effective in laser hair removal.

→ Whole legs, feet, arms, hands.

→ Face: upper lip, chin, cheeks, neck.

→ Other areas: linea alba, chest, back, shoulders, lumbar, buttocks…

Is laser hair removal really effective?

– As on the day of the treatment, not all the hairs are in the same growth phase, the hair grows back after each session.

 

– In this way, after each session is achieved the reduction of between a quarter and a third of the hair.

– Virtually all the hair can be removed from the armpits, groin or legs.

– The face or back requires a higher number of sessions for longer, as these areas are dependent on hormonal stimulation.

What types of hair removal to choose in each case?

Before selecting the types of hair removal we are going to apply, it is necessary to take into account the kind of hair and skin in the area to avoid pain, irritation and to sting that may occur.

Here are some recommendations:

– In all hair removal techniques, redness and irritations may appear on the skin, so it is recommended to apply a cream or tonic with rose water, or aloe vera gel that has calming and anti-inflammatory effects.

– With Brazilian depilation, widely used for the pubic area, it is good to remember that hairs have a natural function, which is to protect the skin from infections or irritations. Therefore, gynecologists generally recommend not to remove all the hairs in the area, but if it is done, it is necessary to increase the general hygiene.

– People with psoriasis or eczema should avoid Brazilian depilation, as it can aggravate their problems. Likewise, people with diabetes should not apply it, since their immune system would not be able to fight an infection efficiently in such a delicate area.

– Thread depilation is one of the most suitable types of depilation to remove facial hair (chin, sideburns, upper lip and above all, to define and profile the eyebrows). A problem with the thread depilation technique is that it is very effective in more or less flat areas, such as the face, but when there is curvature or lack of movement, it ceases to be effective. This is why it is not usually used to depilate the groin or certain parts of the legs or armpits.

– For the control of the thread to be effective, it is recommended to practice with the movements of the fingers of the hand at least during a previous hour. When the technique is not well controlled, the hair can be cut instead of pulling it out from the root. It would give us the false appearance of being depilated.

More recommendations:

– It is not convenient to use a lot of thread as it will be not very operative and not very useful. With about 60 centimetres of a thread, length will suffice.  Cotton threads are generally used in beauty salons.

 

– In depilation with wax, the temperature of the wax cannot exceed 42º, because it melts immediately and can cause burns on the skin.

– Depilation with wax varies according to the type of hair and the growth of this in each woman.  After depilation, the skin may be red, irritated and painful; however, this is absolutely normal, and there are creams for after depilation that relieve the treated area in a matter of minutes.

In a laser, hair removal is highly recommended advice from professionals. The pulses of the laser can be annoying if the hair under the surface of the skin is especially abundant, dark or thick, so it is advisable to apply an anesthetic cream, which will be used according to the doctor’s instructions. The treatment session lasts between a few minutes and a maximum of one and a half hours for the depilation of the legs. In the days following the session, it is recommended to use regenerating milk.