Popular Hair Removal Treatments from Best to Worst

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Hair removal is a top concern with many. Whether it's a facial treatment or full body hair removal treatments, you have many options. Only you can choose which is best for your needs, but below you'll find a list of hair removal options. The list goes in order from what many consider the best choices, to what many consider the worst decisions. The good news is, they all work. The not so great news is, some are more difficult to use than others, and some only provide a very short-term solution to hair removal.


Long-Lasting and Pain-Free


If you want something that lasts and is pain-free, laser hair removal is the option for you.


  • Laser hair removal requires more than one session to get rid of all the hair.

  • It lasts for up to a year. After a year, you can go in for maintenance treatments.

  • The laser can be used anywhere on the body.


The process is pain-free and doesn't require any downtime after your session. You can leave and get right back to your busy day.



Hot Wax to Rip Hair Out


Hot wax hair removal is just as it sounds. Hot wax gets used to rip the hair out by the root. While it does hurt a bit, it is sufficient for a short time. It can last up to six weeks, but most people begin to see regrowth sooner than that, at least in some areas. One word of caution, the hot wax kits that you can do at home, don't usually work as well, and it can be very messy if you're not a professional.



Time Consuming Shaving


Shaving is pretty straightforward and easy. You can do it at home, which is a bonus for some. However, stubble comes back quickly. You rarely stay smooth and hair-free for more than a day or two. If you choose to shave for hair removal, you'll be doing it often.



Messy and Somewhat Difficult


Using creams and lotions can be messy. It's also sometimes difficult to apply them evenly. You could remain with a spot on your leg, and then right next to it, you may still have hair. This type of product does last longer than shaving but not as long as waxing. The reason shaving is above it on this list is because of the messiness and how difficult it can be to apply evenly. The chemicals can also leave sensitive skin red.


Now you can make an informed decision as to which hair removal method is right for you. If you want long-lasting results, choose the laser, if you want something you can do at home, get to shave, if you want something that lasts for a few weeks, you may wish to wax. There are options for everyone.

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