Permanent Hair Removal vs. Bleaching Hair


Permanent vs. Bleaching Hair Coloring

All women have facial hair, just as men do, although women’s facial hair tends to be lighter and less coarse. Some women do not have much facial hair, but others have more than their share. Excess facial hair could be a medical or genetic condition called hirsutism. The appearance of a woman’s facial hair is based on a number of different factors, including heredity, stress, hormonal changes, and menopause. As a result, many women look for a way to remove or at least minimize the appearance of their facial hair.

Bleaching Facial Hair

One option is to bleach facial hair. Bleaching is not a hair removal technique, but lightens hair so that it is less noticeable against skin. There are a number of home recipes for lightening hair, which involve various combinations of egg whites, sugar, honey, flour, turmeric powder, tomatoes, papaya, milk and lemon juice. There are also commercial bleach solutions available, but you should never use regular bleach, as it will irritate and even chemically burn your skin.

At Home Facial Hair Removal Techniques

Another option is to seek hair removal altogether. You can use a pumice stone gently on the hair, which will eventually remove the hair over time. Threading is a technique that can be done at a salon and can remove unwanted hair. There are also various over-the-counter depilatory creams that can be used to remove hair, although they contain different chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin. In some extreme cases, depilatories can even cause rashes, blemishes, or scarring.

Waxing to remove unwanted hair can be done in a salon or at home using an over-the-counter waxing kit found at drug stores, or a home recipe. Wax prepared at home consists of sugar, water and lemon juice, which is boiled into a sticky paste. Apply the paste to powdered skin, and then remove it quickly using a strip of clean cloth. Waxing is an effective method of hair removal, but it can be painful and irritating to sensitive skin. Moreover, if done incorrectly or too frequently, waxing can cause skin to sag and become loose.

Professional Hair Removal

More expensive options for hair removal include laser hair removal, which is quite pricey, and electrolysis, which is more affordable. Laser hair removal uses light at a certain wavelength from a laser in order to cause damage to the dark-colored hair follicle. This procedure works best on fair or light-skinned people with dark hair. Hair can grow back, but usually not for some time. Laser hair removal is typically done in several sessions over time, as hair grows in cycles. However, it is less painful and safe if performed correctly, and any hair regrowth is usually finer, lighter, and less noticeable.

On the other hand, electrolysis involves inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and running an electric current into the hair root in order to prevent it from producing more hair. The hair is then removed using tweezers. Electrolysis cannot be used on large areas, is very time-consuming, and tends to be painful, although a numbing gel can be used to minimize pain to some degree. There is also the risk that hair may grow back again.

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