Top 5 hair removal methods for busy mums
Living a busy mum’s life would be so much easier without also having to take care of all the little issues that come with being a woman. But instead of frowning at the sight of unwanted hair growing back on your body, why not make the most of it, and take some much needed quiet time for yourself?
Hair removal doesn’t need to be an unpleasant experience, and here are some of the most popular and effective methods.
Waxing is one of the oldest, most natural and still one of the most popular methods. It can be a little painful as it removes the hair directly at the root, but it’s all worth the three weeks of smooth skin! Hair removal wax is readily available in most beauty and convenience stores. For a more professional albeit more expensive result, book yourself into a salon for a full-on, well-deserved pampering session.
2. Laser hair removal
Laser treatment is quickly becoming one of the hair removal methods of choice for many women who want long-lasting effects. This can also be a great option if you can’t spare much time away from the kids at home: with 3 to 6 sessions on average, the hair loss becomes permanent.
Watch out for at-home laser treatments, though, as dermatologists warn that you could do more harm than good if you’re not careful. And granted, it’s probably not the best idea to be zapping your hair away while being distracted by your kids running around at home. This is probably best left to the professionals!
If time isn’t on your side, it’s probably easier to grab a razor and start shaving away. Shaving can have huge drawbacks, though. Think ingrown hair, red bumps and irritated skin and last but not least: coarser hair that grows back even quicker.
However, if this is your only option, there are some simple tips to try and follow to get that silky smooth result. Use Feather Razors for shaving like the professionals because they are ultra-sharp. Don’t forget to moisturise and use a shaving gel, especially in zones with coarser hair, such as the bikini or underarm areas. Use even, long strokes and refrain from applying cosmetics on the skin for at least 30 minutes after shaving.
Threading is an old technique used by women in India that is both very economical and ecological. It is generally used to remove hair directly at the root on the face, but it’s possible to use in other areas of the body if you’re not afraid of having to spend a little extra time. What’s more, it’s also generally pain-free!
For those who prefer to do it in the comfort of their own bathroom, investing in an electrical epilator is an absolute must. It’s a little painful initially, but brands are becoming more innovative and offering options to make the slightly daunting experience a little more pleasant. You can now choose among cooling epilators and even devices that work under the shower or in the bath to kill two birds with one stone.
July 2 at 5:46 pm
Great post, I usually just shave as painfree lolxxx
July 3 at 7:47 pm
It is providing you remember to do it wet. I still remember the pain of shaving rash when I was a teen in a rush and decided to do it dry, oweeeeee! xx
July 4 at 9:20 am
Sounds familiar x I used to have a epilator, was really sore xx Think all men should try these things x
July 5 at 11:55 am
Haha, my husband now uses my epilator to shave his chest but it took him a few turns to get used to the pain x
July 5 at 11:59 am
Ouch, that sounds supersore!
July 2 at 7:13 pm
I had a bad experience waxing when I was younger and ended up with a bad rash but after years of shaving I should look at these other options. : ) x
July 3 at 7:46 pm
I’m a fan of epilating these days, lasts longer than shaving. Although I will often shave as well 🙂 x
July 2 at 9:22 pm
I would love to try treading one day x z
July 5 at 11:59 am
Do it, so quick and easy but make sure you hold the skin taught and always ask for Aloe Vera gel afterwards 😉 x
July 3 at 7:02 am
It is shaving for me although I do get my eyebrows waxed every couple of months
July 3 at 7:41 pm
Oooh I don’t know if I could get my eyebrows waxed, it makes me sneeze when I pluck them!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
July 4 at 8:47 am
I always go for shaving, as it’s the cheapest and easiest for me.
July 5 at 11:53 am
I was always a shaver, now I do a mixture between shaving and epilating depending on how much time I have 😉
July 4 at 9:13 am
Great post. I normally shave. I really don’t like the idea of threading. Can’t bring myself to have it done x
July 5 at 11:54 am
Do you know, it’s not as bad as you expect it to be PROVIDED you hold your skin taught. I think it depends on where you go, if you find someone you like stick to them. I have only had one bad experience of threading and my big tip is to always ask for Aloe Vera gel afterwards, it calms the red so your eyebrows don’t scream at everyone 😉 x
July 4 at 11:11 am
I live for my epilator, I don’t use it regularly (only for special occasions) but it keeps me hair free for a good week or so 🙂
July 5 at 11:55 am
They are great aren’t they and the more you use them the less it hurts AND the less the hair grows back 😉