It is highly unlikely that we will ever forget that episode of Sex and the City in which Samantha talks about being dumped by a guy just because she once skipped her bikini wax appointment. Women are expected to be perfect in every way, and that idea of perfection extends to, of course, the importance of being completely hair-free in every place but our hair and eyebrows. It is excruciating and exhausting to live under this kind of pressure. Sometimes we are simply too busy with real, actual life to worry about a few rogue hairs. Still, society expects this type of immaculateness, and more often than not, it is not even about society; some women view this step in the beauty routine as the essence of good hygiene, and they make it a priority to be well-groomed. Some simply detest the fuzzy feeling of hair on their legs, let us call it a pet-peeve, and there are of course those who undergo waxing/shaving for purely aesthetic reasons ‒ they love the look of a smooth surface. Surprisingly, men have recently started jumping on the hair removal bandwagon as well, so it is safe to say that even manscaping is a taboo no more. The

Some simply detest the fuzzy feeling of hair on their legs, let us call it a pet-peeve, and there are of course those who undergo waxing/shaving for purely aesthetic reasons ‒ they love the look of a smooth surface. Surprisingly, men have recently started jumping on the hair removal bandwagon as well, so it is safe to say that even manscaping is a taboo no more. The Huffington Post has even gone as far as providing us with the numbers, genders, and age groups most fond of hair removal, as well as what kind of hair removal is in highest demand with beauticians. If you are also fond of clear, smooth surfaces, let us move on and see what the best and worst options in this area are, shall we?

Grooming on the go

You have overslept and are bound to be late for work, but you are very keen on wearing a skirt on that particular day. The quick and easy solution you will resort to is, without a doubt, the razor. Why? It is quick, easy and you can be done in ten minutes or less, depending on what areas you are dealing with that particular morning. Now, these are the benefits. However, the downside of this solution, as is often the case with ‘quick and easy’, is that your hairs will start to rear their ugly heads the very next morning and you will again be on this endless roller-coaster. Moreover, the more often we shave, the stronger and thicker the hairs get, and before you know it, the day has come when you need to go over every inch of your skin twice to make sure you really got everything off. Also, sometimes ingrown hairs appear and you have a whole other issue on your hands now. It is a true hassle.

Not so quick and way more painful

You assume well, we are talking about waxing. The upside of this treatment is that it can give you up to a month of carefree and unburdened time. You can get up in the morning or get ready for a night out in your favorite sleeveless top or knee-length dress without any razor-included prep time. The downside - of course there is a downside, is that it is very painful. No matter how good your beautician is, how gentle and careful they are, it is still hella painful, especially if you are a fan of the Brazilian, and you prefer to bare it all. Sure, you get to reap the benefits for about a month, but once the month is up, it is back on the torture table again. Do not even try to do this at home, inflicting the pain on yourself is far worse than having a professional inflict it on you; at least there is the element of surprise there.

The ultimate solution

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If you are sick and tired of all the quick and easy as well as slow and painful fixes, perhaps it is time to consider undergoing a laser hair removal treatment, which can help say goodbye to hair on any surface of your body. Let us discuss the downsides for this one first. Unlike the other two solutions, this one will cost you a little extra. It also requires undergoing from three to seven treatments to get satisfactory and permanent results. Finally, a couple of days after the treatment, your skin, depending on its sensitivity, will feel sunburnt. Now, let us talk about the perks. First – you will be hair-free for years and years to come, and this alone is reason enough to invest in this treatment, and secondly, if you count the money spent monthly on waxing, it actually pays off and you might even end up saving in the long run. With everything stated, laser hair removal is the clear winner, at least for all those longing for permanent solutions.  

 

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