Getting rid of unwanted hair is no issue with the many different types of hair removal on the market today. We are here to help you filter through the different options and explain how each method affects Black women’s skin.
Using tweezers to remove facial hair is a classic quick fix. It could be helpful to always have a pair of tweezers handy to pluck out any unwanted hair. Tweezing is best when working on a small area like the upper lip. with your hair and skin. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to do a patch test on your arm before fully using the product. The only downside to using a hair removal cream is the smell. Most of them have a strong odor, but it does dissipate after some time.
Threading has become more popular in recent years mostly because of its precision and long lasting results. Threading removes facial hair using nothing but a string. It can be said to remove individual hairs, or even get rid of hair on the entire face. This is actually a great option in African American skin care because the thread removes the hair in such a way that is less likely to create ingrown hairs. This is also a great option for those with sensitive skin, as the thread barely touches the skin.
An epilator is an electronic device that pulls the hair out of the skin. It works similarly to tweezing, just much faster. Epilators are a bit more costly than other hair removal options, but those who consistently use the tool claim it’s worth every penny!
Female facial shaving has been seen as taboo and even unwomanly at times. However, it is the most popular method of body hair removal. If you do opt to shave your face, you will notice some benefits other than hairless skin. Facial shaving has been proven to enhance Black women’s skin care. It will actually serve as a form of exfoliation, and give the skin a nice glow.
Waxing is one of the most common methods of hair removal. It’s quick and gets the job done, but you will feel a bit of pain. However, don’t let the pain deter your from getting waxed. The pain is bearable and will lessen with time. Also, the myth that your hair will grow back thicker and darker is untrue. The hair will grow back in its natural state.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams are an easy and cheap way to remove hair at home. There are a plethora of brands and products to choose from, so it should be easy to find a cream that works
Another option for facial hair removal is trimming with facial scissors. These are always good to have around in case you find an unexpected hair. While trimming is not as efficient when it comes to areas that are dense with hair, trimming is a great on the go. You can trim the upper lip, eyebrows, nose hairs and even chin hairs!