Razor Bump Solutions

 

 

Shaving alternatives

How to shave

How to get rid of razor bumps

Home made remedies


Alternatives to shaving

Temporary Methods
• Depilatory
• Electrical Epilators:
• Waxing

Permanent

• Electrolysis

• Laser

Depilatory
Depilatory is a type of chemical shaving which uses a liquid mixture to remove hair from the root. The active

ingredient in most depilatories is calcium thioglycolate.It works by breaking down the bonds in the keratin of the hair. This leaves the hair in a weak state allowing it to be scrapped off easily. It has acidic properties.

The skin remains hair free for up to 10 days. It can cause a skin reaction redness and irritation. This because the skin is also rich in keratin and so the mixture may also react with the skin leaving in irritated and sore or workse. So only leave on for the recommended time or less and also use depilatories specifically made for the face. The ones made for legs and underarms may be far too strong. Also be prepared for the smell which can be quite unpleasant. It can be purchased in cream, gel or liquid for

Benefits

• DIY treatment
• Inexpensive
• Quick acting
• Different strengths available

Drawbacks

• Smelly mixture
• Messy
• Irritation and possible allergic reactions
• Shawdow may be left on skin of dark hair people

Products available on the market

  • SoftSheen Carson Magic Cream Shave,
  • Razorless Beard Remover
  • Nair
  • Neet
  • Surgex shaving powder

Electrical Epilators

This is a mechanical where device where two discs are used to pull the hair by as the two blades rotate they come together, trapping and pulling the hair out from the root, similar to a tweezer effect. This results in resulting in slower regrowth and smoother skin. The pulling action may seem painful the first time it is experience however subsequent uses will seem less painful. This methods do not destroy the hair follicle or prevent regrowth permanently. They can be battery, or mains operated.

Epilators are made my most of the established brands such as Remington, Braun and Philips.

Advantages

  • Results last for up to 4 weeks

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to use on sensitive areas
  • Hair must be of a certain length for tweezers to pull

Electrolysis

This method is best suited to small areas of the skin.  Women normally get this done for the like eyebrowsupper lip,and chin area. This is a professional treatment that requires series of sessions over time. This method requires the techician to have training and skill to do the job without causing further damage to the skin. A small section of hair is treated at each session.

A very thin metal probe is inserted into the hair follicle.  Electricity is passed throw it which kills the hairs at the root and should prevent further hair growth.

Advantages

  • Permanent hair removal
  • Proven track record

Disdavantage

  • Expensive
  • Time consuming
  • Mostly suitable for small areas of skin
  • Can be painful
  • Can result in regrowth, infection or damage to skin if done incorrectly

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