Removal of the portion of the hair which is above the skin surface. The most common form of hair removal is cut with a blade, scissors or with depilatory cream.
Removal of the entire hair, including the part below the skin surface. The epilation methods are wax, sugar, line, apparatus for pulling the hair, laser, pulsed light (IPL) and electrolysis.
Waxing is a temporary form of body hair removal.
Hair removal is done by the root and the new hair does not re-born in the waxed area for 2-8 weeks.
Almost any part of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini line, legs, arms, back, abdomen, buttocks, intimate zone and feet.
There are many types of waxes adapted to different areas of the body and the different types of skin and hair.
The epilation with strips is made by applying a thin layer of wax (with a roll-on) on the skin and hair. A compressed cotton or paper strip is then placed on the wax and it's pulled in the direction opposite to the direction of hair growth. This removes the hair and wax.
The hot wax epilation is performed by applying a wax layer on the skin and hair with a wooden spatula. Allow to cool a little and pull, always against the direction of hair growth. This method is less traumatic to the skin and is most suitable for sensitive persons or sensitive areas.
There are many benefits in waxing versus other methods:
- It is an efficient method for removing large amounts of hair at a time.
- It is a long-lasting method.
- The depilated areas is maintained without hair for 2 to 8 weeks.
- When the hair is trimmed with razor or depilatory creams is only removed the surface of the hair and in a few hours can begin to be visible.
- The hair of the areas that are repeatedly waxed, are showing an ever softer and less dense growth.