DI(HIGH) Hair Removal
High Hair Removal dos and don'ts
Tips on shedding unwanted hair the easy way
Summer is almost over, and you know what they say, "Sun's out Buns Out!"
But in all seriousness, if your going to bare some skin, you may be thinking, "well what about all this fuzz?! Keep reading to find a few all natural tips and tricks to keeping summer stubble to a minimum & your own self care routine enhanced just a bit more!
Firstly, I do want to preface this by saying that removing body hair is completely a personal choice and I know many, many beautiful women who choose to remain au natural. I myself go through phases where I do not shave, wax, pluck etc. This mostly occurs during the winter months when it just seems unnecessary and my fuzz literally adds an extra layer of much needed warmth.
There are myriad ways to remove hair, be it shaving, waxing, sugaring (which is just like waxing but with a sugar mixture), tweezing, depilatory creams or lotions and so many more, it can seem like an overwhelming task. However, there's a Right way to do it : exfoliate, shower (if shaving or tweezing), hair removal of choice, shower (if waxing or using depilatory creams or lotions), moisturize.
When it comes to exfoliation, dry brushing is one of the absolute Best ways to exfoliate the entire body quickly and easily. It takes less than 5 minutes and sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal glowing skin as well as releasing those tiny hairs from their dry skin cocoon aka potential ingrown hairs. I recommend dry brushing 3-5 times per week!
Ok, now on to to the fun part. Hair removal! When it comes to removing that unwanted fuzz, I use several methods. Because the hair on your body grows differently than the hair on the bikini region or face, its important to adjust accordingly.
Personally, if I need to remove hair, especially on the bikini or underarm region, I prefer sugaring. It's more gentle on my skin than wax and made from sugar. The process is like waxing though, slather some on your hairy parts, and then use a cloth or your hands to pull and remove the hair and sugar. It's fast and simple especially if you go to a salon. I have tried to DIY and it takes some time to get the sugar wax to the proper temp, but it was definitely easy and I didn't have to go anywhere.
Shaving is also a great option because of the ease, but it takes a bit more prep. Exfoliate, soak and soften the hair, lather up with shaving cream, or coconut oil, shave, moisturize. If you choose this version of hair removal, be sure you exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Jojoba oil is one of my favorite oils to use after a shave because its the closest ph to our skins oil, keeps the skin and hair super soft, and nourishes you from the outside in.
Plucking is my least favorite hair removal. It takes a lot of time, and sometimes the hairs break and leave a short stubble which is not necessarily noticeable, but often annoying. I really only use this method for my eyebrows, but the process is the same, exfoliate, pluck, moisturize. Try brushing the eyebrows upward and trim the excessively long hairs to give you a more manicured look.
What is your preferred hair removal option? Let us know in the comments below.