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All About Hair Removal Creams
One very popular method of removing hair today is by using depilatory lotions or creams. Depilatory is a just a fancy word for removing hair. These hair removal products are easy to get even at your local drugstore. They are simple to apply and remove too. Nair and Veet make some popular hair removal creams. (You can read about my arm and arm test on these products on this page!)
How They Work
These products work by actually breaking the hair down until it is soft. They the broken down hair can be just wiped away with a wet towel. These creams can be used even on facial hair but test them out on another part of your body first to make sure you are not allergic. This process only takes around 5 to 10 minutes at the most. The hair is removed down just below the skin.
The cost of hair removal creams and lotions
Today these hair removal lotions and creams do not cost that much. They are readily available in your favorite drugstore and a reasonable price. Then in the privacy of your own bathroom you can use them to get rid of your unwanted hair. Many people prefer this method to shaving because they cannot accidentally cut themselves. The cost is not bad for these products because you usually get more than one application from a bottle.
The price ranges from $4 to $12 a bottle depending on how high end you want to go. There are even spray-on versions or whole kits you can buy. You can get some that just rinse off in the shower.
As good as some of these hair removal creams and lotions work there are some down sides to using them. They do have some fairly strong chemicals in them for one thing. Always test them on a small patch of skin first before using them on a large area. There are statistics on people having skin reactions to these chemicals. If you should feel a burning sensation with the creams or lotions this could be an allergic reaction remove them at once. To soothe the skin apply cool compresses.
These hair removal products could also have a strong odor. If you have ever smelled hair straightener or a permanent then you know kind of what these products smell like. Make sure you have good ventilation in the room you are applying them to your skin in.
The other bad thing about these products is that the hair does not stay away long. Since you do not remove the follicle too the hair can start growing back immediately and within a few days reappear. So the hair removal process will have to be redone again.
Summing it Up
If you do not like to shave your legs because you are always cutting yourself, you may want to try some of these hair removal lotions, creams or gel. Since I have sensitive skin and very thick, fast-growing hair, I have not had success with creams or lotions on my legs or bikini area. I’m going to give it a try on my arms, and let you know how it goes. However, I DO have friends who use these products regularly and like it because it is cheaper than waxing, more easily done at home, and less painful.