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Hair Removal Recommendations
Finding the right option for hair removal will depend on many factors. How much money you're willing to spend on it, how permanent you want the hair removal to be, your skin and hair type, and from where on your body you're removing hair are all some of the big questions you'll need to tackle before making your choices.
The first and most obvious choice is, of course, using a razor to slice off at the surface of your skin. It's cheap and effective, with no commitment for long term changes. It can be used anywhere on the body and with any hair type, though those with curly hair might find themselves more prone to ingrown hairs. Some spots like the bikini area are especially likely to get ingrown hairs for the first few weeks of shaving.
When you're acclimating a new region of your body to shaving, it's a good idea to take a few precautions. Once you're an old pro at it you can be more casual, but your skin will thank you if you're careful in the beginning. If the hair is particularly long, cut it to under half an inch long. It's a good idea to start with a hot bath, then work conditioner into your hair and leave it in. Using a sharp razor, go with the grain of your hair in smooth, straight strokes. Don't go against the grain the first few times you shave. When you're done, rinse and then pat the skin dry, but don't rub. There are some products available for the legs and bikini area which can help reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs.
This is a cheap hair removal option that is good for small areas. Plucking is an excellent way to shape your eyebrows and reduces the stubble and ingrown hairs that might result from shaving. However, be warned that plucking over a long period of time can lead to hair being very thin and light. Be cautious about plucking your eyebrows too much as a result, as you may wish they were thicker later in life, when thin eyebrows are a sign of aging.
Using sterilized tweezers to reduce the chances of infection, grasp the hair you want to remove close to its root and then pull it out by pulling quickly in the direction of growth.
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