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Your choices when it comes to female hair removal

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Since last year I’ve started going for a regular wax which (thanks to a friend’s suggestion) I call my ‘pits and bits’ wax!  I have an armpit and Hollywood wax every 5-8 weeks and I’m now pretty hooked.  Before now I shaved pretty much every day putting up with the discomfort of regrowth every week, the redness and itchiness.  I’ve never been a big fan of shaving, but thought waxing was quite expensive and probably pretty painful!  It is painful, but it’s not too bad.  Plus, my bits and bits are done in less than one hour and then I’m hair free for around one month.  I’ve booked a leg wax too before my first beach holiday this year which means I won’t have to worry about shaving and nicking my legs for a whole month! 

As females we have lots of choices when it comes to the hair on our body.  Here are some of the female hair-removing options available:

Au Naturel

Yep, if you don’t want to remove it (and obviously you don’t have to) then go au naturel and leave it be.  It’s of course the most environmentally friendly way and will also save you a small fortune in your lifetime.  I do sometimes quite envy those woman who feel confident enough to let it grow and not care what anyone thinks of them.  Personally I’ve never tried it.  Well I kind of have when I’ve not shaved my legs or bits for a few weeks, but I prefer to be hair free.  I’d rather have no hair at all if that’s possible.  It may well be, see the last suggestion!


Shaving.  Ah.  The bane of a woman’s life.  The nicks, the cuts, the stinging, the forgetting to take your razor when you stay away.  I’m not really selling this to you am I?  It does have its positives.  You can do it every day and catch the smallest hairs.  It’s also pretty cheap, but I’d recommend going for a mid-range razor as they leave the skin so much smoother and I find there’s less chance of nicking the skin.  You also don’t have to wait for the hair to grow back so you can keep your skin smooth all the time if you commit to shaving every day.


My new best friend.  One that hurts a lot, but has great rewards!  It is pretty pricey, but for summer at least, it’s a great way to be hair free and not worry about shaving for an entire month.  That’s got to be worth it right?  Also, the hair regrowth is so much softer than when shaving.  It doesn’t itch or cause any redness.  It’s like baby soft hair!  I’ve heard that the more you wax, the less hair grows back, but I’m yet to see this.

Hair Removal Cream

Now I’ve only tried this once and I hated it!  I was pretty young at the time, but I remember the cream really smelling of strong chemicals and having to leave it on for ages.  The idea is to leave the cream on for a period of time, then wash it off along with all the hair.  I’m sure there are less smelly ones nowadays and hopefully more natural based creams available, but I found it quite chemically and ALL the hair definitely didn’t wash away.  I ended up repeating the process, then shaving.  I never tried again, but sometimes these things take some trial and error, so give it a go if you think this method sounds right for you!


Not something I’ve ever done as luckily, even though I have dark brown hair, the hairs on my face are really light.  I am starting to get the odd female beard hair though which I pluck out.  They’re quite sporadic on my chin, so perfect for tweezing out.  If I did have a lot of dark hair above my lip or on my face, then I would absolutely consider bleaching to cover them up.

Laser Hair Removal at Pulse Light Clinic

A much easier sounding hair removal option I have never tried, but would like to, is laser hair removal.  Pulse Light Clinic offer affordable laser hair removal in London. Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types and if you're wondering if laser hair removal is expensive, it starts from only £32 per treatment. 

If you’re wondering how it works and if laser hair removal is effective, then it’s probably easier I let them explain in their own words:

‘Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle whilst the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.’

The dead hairs take 1-3 weeks to be shed and pushed out of the skin, then these hairs won’t grow again, giving permanent hair reduction.  Not all of our hair follicles are active at once, so several treatments are needed as the lasers only target the actively growing hairs.  You’ll need treatments every 4-6 weeks, depending on the part of the body being treated. 

Then, you’re done.  No more shaving or waxing ever! There are so many benefits to laser hair removal.  I hope to get it one day.

It sounds amazing doesn’t it – a permanent solution to hair removal.  It's a permanent beauty treatment that will save time and money over a lifetime.

I expect, like me, you have lots of questions about laser hair removal.  This helpful video answers lots of them: