As the summer season quickly approaches, and you can no longer hide your unwanted body hair under layers of warm clothing, many New Zealand women (and men) are starting to look into effective hair removal options. With beautiful summer dresses, tiny bikinis and shorts now starting to be worn on a daily basis, it’s only natural that you want to look down and see silky smooth skin – whether it’s on your legs, arms, face or underarms.
Waxing is no longer just an option or choice for women – many men are beginning to use and reap the benefits of hair removal through waxing. While some men embrace their hairiness, others want to feel silky smooth in certain places of their bodies. With many men visiting the beach and swimming pools over the summer season, they also might want to address unwanted hair that may be considered “a bit gross”, such as back, neck and upper arm hair.
To read about all of the basic of waxing – including costs, benefits and more – take a look below the image.
What hair removal options are out there?
Before you visit a local beauty salon to book in your first womens or mens waxing treatment, you might want to consider all of the different hair removal options that are currently available to you. There is no right or wrong way to remove hair, and each come with their own advantages and disadvantages. Below are the most popular hair removal methods:
Shaving – this is one of the most popular options for hair removal, mainly because it’s quick, effective, cheap and can all be done within the home. While quick and easy, many argue that regular shaving can cause your hair to grow back quicker, thicker and darker. Although this is not proven, it’s something to keep in mind before choosing shaving as your chosen hair removal option!
Laser hair removal – this is becoming increasingly popular around New Zealand. Several regular sessions of laser hair removal can actually permanently remove unwanted hair! The option is ideal for those who have the money, time and commitment to going to regular laser removal treatments.
Electrolysis – similar to laser hair removal, electrolysis is an option you can to do permanently remove unwanted hair. Once again, multiple sessions are needed to remove the hair permanently, and it does come at an additional cost. Read more about the pros and cons of electrolysis here.
Hair removal cream – another ‘at home do it yourself hair removal’ method is to try a hair removal cream. It’s highly recommended that you do a skin patch test 48 hours prior to using the cream, as this will help determine if you have any reactions to the ingredients in the product. Worried about your sensitive skin? Not to worry – brands such as Veet have a range of hair removal products for sensitive skin as well.
Waxing – waxing can be done either with an at home DIY waxing kit, or you can visit a professional to provide the treatment for you. You can read more about waxing on the other pages of this website.