Glam - June 11, 2021

4 Non-Toxic Ways To Remove Hair At Home

If you’re sick of shaving but seeking a non-toxic way to get sleek skin by summer, we’re sharing four new ways to keep you silky smooth. These suggestions are non-toxic and free of chemicals, but which one is right for you? Read on to find out.

 

Sugar Waxing

 

Pros: You can’t get much more non-toxic than sugar and lemon juice!

Cons: If you’re making sugar wax yourself, it can be tricky getting it right; there’s also a bit of a learning curve if you’ve never waxed before.

This sweet alternative to traditional methods of hair removal is not only non-toxic but simple to do. If you are yearning to ditch the razor and reach for a more natural way to wax those pesky hairs, why not give it a try? 

You can easily whip up your own sugar wax at home with boiled water, sugar, and lemon juice. Once the potion becomes sticky, allow it to cool so you can smooth it onto your skin. Have some cotton strips ready so that once you have spread the mixture onto your body, the fabric will pull the hair out from the root. This way of waxing can encourage the hair to grow back softer and thinner. Like any waxing, it’s a good idea to exfoliate or dry brush a few days ahead of time to remove dead skin cells.

If you would rather not make your own, you can always purchase a store-bought version. We love Blue Milk and Honey sugar wax.

The Bottom Line: Sugar wax is one of our favorite hair removal methods. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a convert. It takes longer for hair to grow back afterwards and it’s ideal for anyone with sensitive skin or eczema.

Dermaplane

Pros: You’ll get the shaving experience, sans the lathering and shower—but with the added bonus of exfoliation.

Cons: One false move and you could be nursing an ugly leg wound. Steady hands only! You’ll also have to pencil in some time for this method, since that little blade has a lot of work to do if you’re using it on your legs.

Dermaplaning is a popular treatment that is often performed by an esthetician to remove dry skin and peach fuzz. However, it can easily be done at home for a fraction of the price. The most common and economical way to get started is with an eyebrow trimming razor. This tool is user-friendly with its long handle, offering easy control of the blade. 

To get started, make sure your skin is clean and dry. You will want to hold the razor at a 45-degree angle and keep your skin taut. It’s best to start on one side, making short strokes along the way. Keep in mind that you’ll need to wipe the blade and it might take two razors to do the trick. For an affordable set, check out the Finishing Touch Flawless Dermaplane Hair Trimmer.

The Bottom Line: Dermaplaning is gaining some converts when it comes to hair removal, but we’re not totally convinced yet. It’s a lot of work and the hair grows back faster than it does with waxing.

 

Hair Growth Inhibitor

Pros: What’s not to love about something you spray on your legs to make the hair stop growing?

Cons: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you are in it for the long game, this just might be the method for you. When used consistently, some claim that this hair removal process will reduce hair growth over time, with visible results in eight short weeks. Because it comes in an easy to apply spray bottle, you will simply mist the magic potion onto your body at night and the natural ingredients will begin to penetrate the skin and go to work right away. 

While there are a number of growth inhibitor products on Amazon, each of which boasts clean ingredients, there is little transparency about what these ingredients actually are. In other words, buyer beware. Some users swear by this painless way to get rid of unwanted hair, but the consensus among dermatologists is that it slows growth for people with naturally light body hair, but doesn’t stop it completely, so it’s best paired with another hair removal method. 

The Bottom Line: It can’t hurt to try it, but it doesn’t seem like this is a viable alternative to other hair removal products.

Laser

Pros: Three words—Permanent. Hair. Removal.

Cons: It’s more expensive than other options.

Flash & Go Express Hair Removal Device is the at-home hair removal product that you didn’t know you needed. Save a trip to the salon with this professional-quality hair removal system that will get rid of unwanted hair at lightning speed. Not only has this device been doctor recommended, but it’s also been FDA approved. 

With 150,000 pulses every minute, this permanent hair removal tool isn’t messing around. Utilizing light-based technology and an applicator that allows you to zone in hard-to-reach spots like the bikini area or upper lip, this tool is a must-have. It is perfect for zapping those pesky dark hairs on the face as well as the rest of the body. For long-term results, it is suggested to use it every other week over two months.

The Bottom Line: If you’re serious serious about ridding yourself of unwanted hair for good, but you don’t have the budget for professional laser hair removal, this might be the next best thing. Just think of all the extra time you’ll have on your hands when you don’t have to shave anymore!

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