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December 1, 2007

Great Tips On Armpit Hair Removal  

Introduction

We all begin to grow armpit hair from adolescence. Generally speaking, women tend to remove their armpit hair once it starts to appear whilst men on the other hand do not. There are lots of different methods you can use for armpit hair removal. This article has been written to provide you tips and advice on four of the most popular methods, describing the pros and cons of each.

Tip 1 - Armpit Shaving Tips

Shaving is low cost and easy to use. Its main disadvantage is that any armpit hair removal using this method will be relatively short lived. In fact, hair will begin to grow back the very next day and for this reason shaving must be repeated frequently.

To get the best results from shaving armpit hair, always exfoliate your skin first. You can do this inexpensively by using a loofah sponge which should only set you back around $5 from a good drug store. Secondly, always use shaving cream or soap to shave with (never contemplate dry shaving!). Thirdly, always make sure you use a sharp razor. This is essential as using a blunt razor will increase your chances of getting razor burn (razor bumps). Fourthly, always shave in the direction of hair growth. Again this is an important tip to prevent the occurrence of razor burn and to obtain to a close shave. Remember to take your time and don't hurry the process, this will prevent you from cutting yourself unnecessarily. Finally, always moisturize after shaving to replace essential skins oils.

Tip 2 - Armpit Waxing Tips

Waxing is a great methods to use for armpit hair removal. A good tip if you have not used waxing before is to go and have it done professionally to begin with so you can see how it's done. This also affords you the advantage that you can ask any questions that you may have on the subject before you attempt your own waxing at home. The advantages of waxing are that it is affordable and produces a longer lasting result than shaving your armpits. The disadvantages are that some people find it the technique difficult to apply and believe there is a degree of pain involved. This is not the case if the waxing is carried out competently.

To achieve "salon style results" when waxing your armpits, here are a collection of top tips for armpit hair removal using wax. Always use warm wax and heat using a professional wax warmer. These are not expensive and will prevent you from potentially giving yourself a nasty burn whilst using wax that is too hot. Secondly, thoroughly clean the your armpits beforehand with a good soap. If you fail to do this then the wax will not adhere to it. Thirdly, only wax when your armpit hair is less than 0.5 cm long. Any longer that this and the wax will not grip it your hair and there will be no armpit hair removal as a result. If necessary, cut armpit hair down to the prescribed length with scissors. Fourthly, (IMPORTANT!), ensure you apply the wax in the direction of hair growth and remove in the oppisite direction. Lastly its always a good idea to apply a little moisturiser after you have waxed. As the armpit area can be particularly sentsitive choose something that is aloe vera based without any perfume.

Tip 3 - Hair Removal Creams

Hair removal creams (depilatory creams) can be bought quite reasonably from any drug store. The advantages of using hair removal creams for armpit hair removal is that they are incredibly easy to use and it can be a few weeks be your armpit hair reappears. In fact the results are akin to waxing in terms of how often the treatment needs to be re-applied. On the downside, the skin under your armpits can be a sensitive area and some hair removal creams can cause minor skin irritations that can become quite uncomfortable. When using these creams, always follow the manufacturers advice, and if in doubt try a small amount of the cream on a less sensitive area of skin first. Other people also find the creams messy and do not like the smell of them. After using these creams a good tip is to apply a moisturizing cream as some of the chemicals used in hair removal creams can be quite harsh on the skin.

Tip 4 - Electrolysis

This technique has been around for many years and is the only truly qualified method of permanent armpit hair removal. If involves using a probe which is inserted inside the hair follicle to deliver a small electric current which kills of the hair in situ. If you are interested in this treatment, my advice is to visit a qualified practitioner who will assess you needs properly and prescribe a course of treatment suitable for you.

Conclusion

This article has provided you with some tips on the most popular methods of armpit hair removal; shaving, waxing, hair removal creams and electrolysis. If you follow some of these tips you should be well on your way to achieving salon-style results every time you carry out your armpit hair removal routine.
Peter Craske runs an informational website on hair removal, for more tips on
armpit hair removal please make sure you vist his site. Peter has also written some very informative articles on shaving related matters like how to stop ingrown hair after shaving.

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