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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Summer Prep Series | Hair Removal

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well :) I'm sitting here writing up a Summery post and this weather we are having is anything from summery haha. I've got a different type of post here for you all today, i've decided to start a new summer series on prepping for the summer. I've started with 'Hair Removal' which can be a tough subject to talk about but heyyy we all have to do it haha

There are a few different methods that can be used to remove hair, it's about finding the right method thats suits you, which you feel most comfortable with and how long lasting it is. 


Shaving

Shaving has become one of my preferred methods, which needs minimal effort, it's easy to maintain and is cost efficient. To be honest i don't have a specific brand of razor i use religiously, i kind of use whatever is in the house or what is on offer in good ol' Tesco haha I'm currently using some cute pink Venus ones. Many razors now-a-days cut very close to the skin so you're more likely to have smoother skin for much longer. You don't have to wait for the hair to grow back a significant length for you to re-shave, you can do it whenever you feel like it haha. 

Threading

I was introduced to threading around two years ago now and is the method i prefer whilst maintaing my eyebrows. In threading a thin cotton thread specially designed for threading is doubled and then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair and removing them at the follicle level which means it will keeps unwanted hair away for longer. It can be a little uncomfortable as several hairs are being removed all at once but it is pretty quick and you do get used to the feeling. This method can vary in costs depending where you go, however it is still an extremely cost efficient methods. Where i go i pay between £3 - £5 depending on my eyebrows state. 

Hair Removal Creams / Strips

When you think of hair removal cream the first brand that springs to mind is 'Veet' and they have sooo many different types available to purchase now with different variations depending on your skin type. When i use the creams i tend to have a love hate relationship with it as it's not my favorite. On one occasion i was left extremely sore and it has totally put me off. However, it is always a 'back-up' method just in case yours in a rush as it is a quick and easy method to use. You simply apply the cream in the desired areas, wait a few minutes and then simply wash it off...easy peasy :) The strips are super handy though and can be chopped up to use on different areas like you eyebrows and legs!

Waxing

In comparison to the other three methods above, waxing is a little more painful. It removes the hair from the root which means re-growth is going to be a lot slower. Waxing is a method i also personally use and have found works great, however, it can be a more costly method depending if you go to a beauty salon or do in at home. However, waxing is a method i try to stay clear from when i've either fake tanned or have a natural tan as it tends to take dead skin off when removing the hair and i'd hate to have my tan removed in the process haha. 

Epilators

To be honest, i have never used an epilator and not sure if i will haha. After my mum warning me that they are not that great and can be quite painful i looked at other methods like the ones above to use instead. Even though i don't want to try it out, it doesn't mean it won't be a method you'd like to try out, so it could be something to consider. 

Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal has become a more popular method of hair removal and i am extremely interested in it. A clinic i have been researching into that offers this method is the Sk:n Clinic*. Laser hair removal is a safe and virtually painless method of removing unwanted hair and i know sooo many people who have loved going through this experience. It works by focusing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle and halting their growth. It can be used on any part of the body and is used by a wide range of celebrities! I was surprised when i found that the Sk:n Clinic* was local to my area, they have clinics dotted every where which means they are extremely accessible. 

Hope you all enjoyed this post, it was a little different but heyyy it's all in the name of beauty right haha. I would love to know your thoughts on the methods and which one you prefer. If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D

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15 comments

  1. a very good post to read,makes me want to try threading to sort out my brows! I wouldn't be put of by your mums warning of epilators, I actually really like using them on my legs, it all depends on the type of hair you have and your pain threshold, so worth giving a go if your friend has one :) megan x

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    1. Thanks so much hun :) Its made me feel better knowing you've had a better experience with the epilator, maybe i'll give it a go :D xx

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  2. Being Asian, hair removal has always been a huge issue for me. However, my mum recently got me the no!no! hair removal system, which I've found has worked wonders! Before that though, waxing was always my preferred method :) xo

    ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. Ahh i keep seeing the no!no! advertised and i've been so curious to see what it's like and how it works. Seems like a really handy little gadget! xx

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  3. Great post! I do a mixture of shaving and waxing depending on the time of year or where I am going :)

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  4. I am a bit scared of waxing to be honest. When I did beauty in college we used to do it and it hurt so bad! xx

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  5. I've tried everything but laser hair removal! My fave is still good old shaving - quick and cheap :)

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  6. Was actually debating about this earlier this week! I love the feel of waxing and how much finer the hair is when it grows out, but the fact that you have to set up an appointment to go and do it kills me. I never have time for anything so I've gone back to shaving my legs. I still wax my eyebrows though. I've tried threading and yikes, it does hurt a bit! This is a very helpful post, Sophia! Really nice to read through the different options! :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  7. I love epilating!! Painful at first but if you do it regularly and don't let the hairs get too long its virtually pain-free!!:) x

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  8. I have always been a waxer and epilator girl as I hate shaving! Really wish I could afford laser hair removal! That would be amazing! Great post, can't wait to start preparing for the summer!! :) xx

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  9. I switch between waxing and shaving and get my brows threaded which I find really painful but love the results. Def agree with your mum about epliators. Wouldn't recommend it either, it's sooo painful. I bought the Brown Epliator and never use it. xx
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  10. Thanks for the awesome tips regarding hair removal. Sophie Rocks :)
    Enjoyed reading your Post Keep it Up!

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  11. Hi sophie thanks for your review regarding laser hair removal many people scared of this that it is unsafe and have sideeffects after it but your review is eye opener to many people. I am also working in Downtown Dermatology Clinic a specialty skin care and laser clinic conveniently located in beautiful downtown San Antonio

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  12. Very informative post. Your post really gonna help the people like me who are looking for such terms and info.... I am glad i visited here and learned.

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  13. You really hit a lot of core hair removal methods. I was interested in laser too until I found out how much it cost and knew I would not be spending that much on the convenience of hair removal! I began using a hair removal product that can be applied at home, has no pain and even kills the roots. It's so much more affordable than laser and the results have been fantastic.

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