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How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer

Many women resort to laser treatments to permanently get rid of their body hair; but there are still many who still use traditional methods like waxing, shaving, creams or epilators. For all these women, we have prepared this OneHowTo article in which we share simple tips that will make the end result of the hair removal last longer and remain hairless, silky and beautiful for additional time. Take note on our advice to know how to make hair removal last longer.

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Steps to follow:


The most important tip to delay the return of body hair is to exfoliate the skin before removing the hair. If you make sure your skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated before starting the hair will take longer to grow back. With exfoliation dead cells are removed and the hairs that are hidden will be easier to remove; it will also avoid you getting those unsightly ingrown hairs which are so annoying and difficult to remove.

To perform a good exfoliation you must do this when showering so the skin is wet and apply a body scrub lotion in circular movements, alternatively you can use a loofah glove. And if you prefer to use only natural products, we recommend you consult our article how to make a coffee body scrub.

How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 1

Many advise that hair removal take place at night, so the finish is impeccable and more durable. This is because, during the early hours of the morning, some body parts including the legs are slightly swollen due to fluid retention and therefore the hair removal is not as effective. Furthermore, it is not advisable to expose the newly waxed area to direct sun light as it can irritate and redden the skin.

How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 2

If you use razor blades to remove body hair it will be essential that you pick a razor specific for women's hair removal and that perfectly suits your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. There are razors that include an aloe vera gel strip or other moisturizing component that are not as aggressive to the skin or dry it out so much.

Also, it is preferable that they be good quality blades, even if this makes them a little more expensive. Its blade will be more efficient at cutting the hair and you will not have to repeatedly run the blade over the skin.

How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 3

There are hair removal methods which are much more durable than others, for example waxing can keep your skin hair-free for weeks also weaken the hair so it grows back in smaller amounts. Now, whatever the hair removal technique you choose, you will be wanting a perfect result. For this you should always remove it in the opposite direction to the hair growth. In addition, this will make the hair always grow in the same direction making the tedious task of hair removal easier .

How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 4

And, of course, you must not forget to moisturize your legs after removing hair, this being essential to avoid skin irritation, redness and the appearance of pimples and blemishes. If you want to delay hair growth this is now possible by using any inhibitory body hair cream which considerably reduces and weakens hair. Follow the application instructions listed on the package and test it for yourself.

How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 5

In addition, there are three treatments or natural remedies which you can easily do at home and which you will also find helps the skin stay soft and delays hair growth.

  • Eat soy: due to its high content of phytoestrogens, it weakens and slows down hair growth.
  • Apply a little cold milk on the skin after waxing and just before applying the moisturizer. Do a 5 minute massage for the product to penetrate the skin better.
  • Use a pumice stone: run the pumice stone very smoothly on those areas where you want the hair to grow back slowly.
How To Make Hair Removal Last Longer - Step 6

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