How much you dislike it - you need to live with the fact that armpit hair would always remain there until you take steps to remove them. Apart from creating an embarrassing situation, underarm hair also raises a big question on your hygiene. So, the best bet would be to get it removed. You can either go for a permanent removal or a temporary one. While the former is a costly affair, the latter would require you to go through the whole process after every few days. Now, if you are wondering how to get rid of armpit hair, the information given below will come handy.
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How To Remove Armpit Hair
Shaving is the most popular and easiest way to get rid of armpit hair. All you need to do is get shaving cream or gel and a razor. The process is very economical, both in terms of money and time. The first step for removing armpits hair through shaving would be to apply the saving gel or foam in the underarms. In case you do not have a shaving gel, you can also go for hair shampoo. Now, just shave off the area with the razor. For people who are using a shampoo, it is important to rinse the underarms after hair removal, to make sure that no residue is left.
Another popular method of getting rid of armpit hair would be to get waxing done. You can either do waxing on your own or you can go to a salon to get it done by professionals. For waxing, you would require a special heated wax, paper strip, sponge and some water. Apply a thin layer of heated wax in the underarms and then place the paper strip on top of it. Press it a little, so that it sticks to the wax. Now, rip the off paper, against the direction of hair growth, in a quick movement. Repeat the process, if small hair growth is still there. Once all the hair has been removed, dip the sponge in water and rub the waxed area softly.
Hair Removing Tools
There are many hair removing tools that are available in the market today. Some of them are epilators, electrolysis devices, electric hair removal pads and modern tweezers. Epilator is like an electronic shaver that claims to remove even the shortest of hair that waxing can miss. Some epilators also come with mini spotlight and massage rollers. As for the electrolysis devices, they are battery operated and are designed in such a way that they allow an electric current to pass through the hair, which assist in pulling off the hair painlessly.
Electric hair removal pads work in circular motion, removing the hair in the process. As the circular pads rotate clockwise and anticlockwise, all your underarm hair gets removed. Lastly, the modern tweezers are a refined version of the older ones. They help pluck the hair with more accuracy and also pluck 30 times faster than ordinary tweezers. They also claim to give a painless experience in the process.
Laser Hair Removal
The most expensive of all, laser hair removal, undertaken in cosmetic studios, help removes the hair permanently. All you need to do is find a cosmetic studio near your place and fix an appointment. Upon reaching the place, the concerned people would ask you to lie down or even make you sleep. You would only wake up to find a smooth armpit. With laser therapies and the like, cosmetic studios remove the armpit hair permanently. The process, however, is very costly and you would have to shed off a large buck from your pocket to get it done.