Why is hair removal such a mystery subject?
There’s hardly any information in the beauty books on my shelf (and I have a fair few as a health and beauty writer) and my local library turned up not a single paragraph on hair removal in their collection. Amazon has a few books on it in their huge collection but they are mainly aimed at professional beauty therapists.
It’s no wonder that many girls suffer the misery of unwanted hair and think they must be freaks when it’s really the norm to have some you want to get rid of – about 80% of females apparently want rid of some facial or body hair.
There are volumes written on applying blusher the right way but hardly a word on getting rid of a mustache – and I think facial hair removal wins hands down in the instant beauty improvement stakes.
Still at least we have the Internet to guide us these days, or so we think. But do be careful because there are also a whole heap of sites out there with as much misinformation as solid advice.
Always check what you read before you proceed with several sources especially if you are thinking about buying a product to remove hair that promises a pain free and permanent solution. There is no such thing!
There are solutions which are pain free such as hair removal cream but they are not permanent. And there are solutions such as electrolysis and laser hair removal which will remove or reduce hair growth permanently, but they are definitely not pain free (bearable but not pain free – blame all those nerve endings in your skin).
So keep your scam detectors wired up when you see ads for products and you should be OK.