For a person who has no any problem on hair growth, preventing hair growth might something be unusual. But for someone who is overly devastated by the growth of unwanted hair to different parts of the body, preventing hair growth is a must.
It is more common for men to grow hair in body parts such as the legs, the arms, and the chest. Most of the time, this is not a big deal for them. In fact, most find it attractive and masculine. Lucky for men, they find comfort with such hairs; they will never call those hairs unwanted hairs.
For women, it is the other way around. As ironic as it may seem, it is not so attractive and feministic for women to have those hairs in their legs, their arms, or in their chest – not even in the under arms for most cultures.
Good thing, there are a lot of ways to prevent hair growth now, ranging from natural to medical options.
Laser hair removal and electrolysis are the two most common methods to prevent hair growth medically or synthetically. While these two are the most expensive and most complicated, their permanent effect covers for their flaws. Laser hair removal uses pulsed beams of electric light of the laser to damage the hair follicles and stop them from producing new hair. The procedure might be uncomfortable, but technology has made a way to make it painless. Blistering of the treated skin might take effect aster this treatment. Electrolysis, on the other hand, makes use of electric pulse to destroy the hair follicles.
Natural ways on preventing hair growth include shaving, plucking, threading, and applying lotions and creams, all of which are temporary in nature. Shaving and plucking is the most temporary, as it could only take few days before hair re-grows and becomes visible again. Threading, on the contrary, may give a longer effect to as much as six weeks. In this process, a cotton thread is twisted in the hair and then pulled off from its roots. Re-growing hair becomes thinner and finer over regular practice of this method. Easier means are applying lotions and creams which can be bought from various drugstores and supermarkets.