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November 3, 2019

All You Need To Know About Nose Hair Removal

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I know can't the only one out there who has ever noticed a few hairs slyly sticking out of your nose in a photo.

It's almost the same feeling that you get when you realize there's spinach in your teeth, and nobody told you - and you’ve been grinning all night. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Noticing more hair in places you didn’t expect (please see: nose, ears, back, shoulders…) is almost like puberty round two - as if the first time wasn’t traumatizing enough!

Luckily, there are a lot of decent options out there for nose hair removal if you’re feeling a little more hirsute than you would like. By the way, have you checked out my ultimate hair removal for men post?

So, now you’ve decided that you want to get rid of these rebellious follicles once and for all. Great!

There are a bunch of different techniques that will suit you if you’ve got a few strays just poking out, or if your nose tufts are already starting to rival those of your great grandpa’s.

How to Get Rid of Nose Hair: The Do’s 

Plucking

plucking

This nose hair removal technique is probably best if you have just a couple rebellious hairs sticking out - but be aware that plucking can be pretty eye-watering (some argue even more so than waxing, but more on that later…)

When it comes to plucking nose hairs, using a precise pair of slanted tweezers (these ones from Tweezerman are a solid choice) is going to make a huge difference.

A high-quality pair of tweezers will grip the hair properly and remove it at the root, instead of just breaking it off, leaving you wincing and watery-eyed, but still not hair free.

Tweezers also make it super simple to pluck only the hairs that you actually want to - using the waxing method is a little ‘spray and pray’ in comparison since it removes all hairs gripped by the wax, even if they weren’t visible from outside of your nose.

Waxing

Nose waxing is a pretty good choice if you want to remove a handful of hairs in one fell swoop (per nostril, that is. Or you could yank both at the same time!)

There is quite literally a plethora of nose wax kits out there to choose from - some are dip style where you heat the wax and dip a specially designed nose tip into the warmed wax before sticking it in your nose.

Others are shaped like tiny, waxy lollipops that you pop in the microwave whole before it goes into your nostril.

IMO, one of the best things about nose hair waxing specifically is that it gives you a little more time between grooming sessions - so you only have to think about it every couple of weeks, rather than checking in the mirror every couple of days.

I do have a warning for you, though - while it’s tempting to cut off the guards on the waxing tips and shove it as far up your nose as possible, the guards are there for a reason.

Namely, to protect the more sensitive parts of your nose further into the nasal cavity. Damaging your nose too deep into your actual nostrils can leave you open to chronic runny noses and congestion.

Trimming

trimming nose hair

There are a couple ways that you can trim your nose hairs - with a tiny pair of specialized eyebrow and nose hair scissors, or an electric trimmer.

Just make sure that whatever you choose is specialized for such a small area - your scissors should have small, blunted ends so you don’t accidentally stab yourself in the nose with them.

Here’s how to trim nose hair - when it comes to trimming with scissors, I use what I call the ‘pig nose technique’.

Basically, push the end of your nose back to give yourself a - you guessed it - pig nose. It’s the perfect angle for manually clipping back your offending nose hairs.

Electric nose hair clippers, on the other hand, are basically plug and play - insert a battery or plug in your trimmer of choice, and then go ahead and stick that baby in your nostril.

A lot of electric trimmers work well for ear hair, so if you find your ears have a little more plumage than you'd like, you can get a little more bang for your buck with an electric trimmer.

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How to Get Rid of Nose Hair: The Don’ts 

Depilatory Creams

Is there anything else to say other than that this is a terrible idea?! Your nose is way too sensitive to deal with depilatory creams - plus, the thought of having it literally in my nose is the stuff of nightmares.

Laser

While this is a tempting solution for permanent removal, it's extremely tricky. You're asking for a laser to be used on such a small and hard to maneuver surface area, plus multiple treatments could be necessary.

The Bottom Line

“Yes, but what is the best way to get rid of nose hair?” you ask. The thing is, depending on your situation, any of these could be the best for you. How to remove nose hair in the “best” way entirely depends on what you prefer.

You can’t stand the feeling of yanking hair from the root? Trim your nose hairs.

You can’t stand trimming every few days? Wax your nose hairs.

You’re a (relatively) lucky duck that has just one unruly nose hair? Get a pair of tweezers.

Just, for the love of all things holy, don’t put depilatory cream in your nose - you will regret it!

November 3, 2019

9 Expert Tips for Pain-Free Epilation (That Actually Work)

If you’ve got an epilator, I am going to go ahead and assume you’ve got a love/hate relationship with it.

I personally ended up opting for home laser hair removal which was not only cheap compared to professional treatments but also provided permanent results, which meant adios to my epilator!

Until then, I honestly can’t begin to count the amount of times I have dramatically fallen out with mine and threatened to put an end to its miserable little life by throwing it out the window of my 15th floor apartment (or if I was feeling particularly creative — pretending to take it out for a nice quiet day at the beach, hiring a jetski and, once out far far from shore, dropping it out in the middle of the ocean).

Yeah, epilation can give the most smoothy, sexy, silky skinned results and bring you one step closer to achieving your dream of being a naked mole rat…

...but honestly one could not be blamed for wanting to give it all up thanks to the pain it causes *sob*.

Despair you shall not! I’ve gone and done an epic scouring of the interwebs to find an answer to your calls for a pain-free solution, and in the process I’ve unearthed a handful of top-notch expert beauty blogs that offer a huge range of pain-free epilation tips that actually work.

Whether it’s basic best practice techniques or more exotic ideas for what to rub on your skin ‘post-epi’, the tips you’re about to read are sure to have you on your way to a (practically) pain free experience.

1. Scrub the absolute cr*p out of your skin first

It’s pretty much unanimous, exfoliating is of the absolute utmost importance if you’re going to epilate your hair away.

Why?

It prevents dead skin cells from building up and potentially causing irritating ingrown hairs and unsightly red bumps. As pointed out on the ever-stylish The Beauty & The Geek blog, exfoliating will also free up any ingrown hairs you already have and bring them to the surface of your skin to be epilated. 

One more expert tip (from the experts!): do the exfoliating the day before to avoid making your skin overly sensitive.

2. Fast and Furious: The “Ripping off the Band-aid” Technique

So, this kid named Sammy falls over. Sammy’s crying, he’s inexplicably covered in blueberry jam, and most disastrous of all, he’s got a scrape on his wickle knee. Daddy to the rescue whisks Sammy up into his tanned, toned arms (because why not) and proceeds to gently place an Angry Birds band-aid on the scrape — all better.

But the trauma is not over for wee Sammy. It’s now come time to take the band-aid off.

Dad promises to peel it off slowly on the count of three, then on the count of two he rips it the hell off. Sneaky ol’ Pa. Yet, lo and behold, the anticipated pain is over before Sammy’s even had time to process what happened. Same same epilating!

If you’ve ever plucked your eyebrows, you know what I’m talking about. Using the tweezer to pull a hair out slowly is way more painful than just yanking it out as fast as possible, amirite?

From Head to Toe testifies: although it might seem counter-intuitive, the faster and more furiously you go at it the less pain overall you’ll be in. You’ll also get the job done quicker and minimize the chance of needing to go over the same area multiple times.

3. Get wet (not that kind of wet! Focus!)

Haven’t you heard the phrase wetter is better? Me neither — but anyway, same goes for epilation; taking a warm shower or bath will open up your pores and therefore make pulling out the hairs easier and less painful. If you use a wet/dry epilator you can actually use it in the shower or bath, just...yeah, make sure the manual says you can use it wet.

Now, we should point out that this trick doesn’t work so well for everyone. Josie over at Fashion Mumblr wrote a really insightful article about this, making an excellent point that if you’re a person with naturally soft hairs, then getting them wet first may result in the epilator snapping the hairs off instead of pulling them out. Now, she hadn’t experienced it personally and nor have I, but it is something to watch out for if you try this technique and aren’t achieving the desired effect.

pain free epilation

4. Keep your skin tighter than the corset Angelina Jolie wore in Mr & Mrs Smith

...yes that one.

By using one hand to hold your skin tight or “taut” and continuing to epilate with the other, you’ll be able to significantly reduce the amount of pain you’re experiencing. The crew over at Beautiful Hamesha do a great job of explaining the reasoning behind this: tightening the skin exposes the roots of the hairs which makes it easier for the epilator to do its job with little resistance. Like they explain, it’ll be a little tricky in the beginning but once you get the hang of it you’ll be reaping the benefits.

5. Chill… Chill hard.

I’m sure you will have heard about the benefits of using some sort of soothing after care product already, and it’s true. Using a cooling lotion can definitely help with the after epilation ouchies; keep an eye out for products with ingredients like aloe, coconut, tea tree, or shea. The more natural the product, the better — so try to avoid anything with alcohol derived ingredients or parabens.

You can even try using ice to numb the area before you start epilating, as suggested by Andrea over at Hair Facts.

The best combo I found was aloe and ice — genius!  Aloe is an absolute lifesaver in so many ways.

I’m lucky that I live in a hot climate where I can grow my own in the garden, so I always have a fresh aloe supply that I keep in the fridge for situations just like this. For more info on the benefits of aloe vera for sensitive skinned gals who are braving the epilator, check out the blog on the topic from Natalie at The Only Ones.

Pro tip: try putting whatever product you are going to use in the fridge the night before to make it extra cool.

6. Have a trim first

Generally speaking, if you’re going to start removing hair by pulling it out from the roots (i.e. waxing, sugaring or epilating) you’re going to want to hop off the shaving train.

Shaving causes hairs to be cut off, generally at the thickest point — which is why the regrowth is so prickly and stubbly (as is pointed out in the super comprehensive post on the subject from Lily Pebbles). Removing hair from the follicle itself means that when it regrows, it will be much finer.

Basically, shaving every once in awhile in between epilations can actually serve to undo a lot of your hard work.

However, the razor-epilator relationship is not so black and white.

We learned a tonne (and had a serious laugh) reading the honest and super informative blog from Daniella Argento, who talks about what her experience as a trans woman was like to use an epilator for the first time. Her top tip (after learning the hard way, I might add) was to shave a couple days beforehand, this way the epilator will really pluck the hairs as opposed to pulling.

She also points out that because your hair grows back in cycles, by shaving first you’ll be able to tackle smaller amounts of hair at each time, thereby reducing the pain factor.

7. Be aware of the direction of your hair growth

Between all of the different forms of hair removal torture out there, it can be confusing to know whether to remove hair in the direction of the growth or not. Waxing goes against the growth for example, but sugaring with it. When it comes to epilation though, the jury is unanimous: you really must move the epilator in the opposite direction to the hair growth.

I was really chuffed when I found this expert tip from Kathryn Rossiter at Becoming You, which honestly makes all the difference; rub the hair in the opposite direction to the hair growth with your hand first to make all of the hairs stand up. This will make it easier for the tweezers to grip onto your hairs! While this doesn’t exactly help to reduce pain directly, it does make the epilator work more effectively and minimise the chances of you needing to go over the same area twice.

8. Save sensitive parts for last

Diving straight in the deep end and trying to tackle your most sensitive parts first to “get them out of the way” may actually end up being your downfall. As the hair removal guru Andrea over at above-mentioned Hair Facts says, removing hair from your sensitive areas can leave you feeling stressed out and tense, which may end up discouraging you from finishing the job.

We highly recommend checking out her full blog on the subject of managing hair removal pain, where you will find tonnes of great ideas — from turning up your favorite tunes, to practicing special breathing techniques.

9. If you really, REALLY can’t handle it still: numbing cream/pain killers

This is probably the most extreme (albeit effective) pain relief. Applying a numbing cream before you epilate will surely reduce the pain you’re experiencing, but let me warn you these creams can also make your skin and hairs quite slippery and therefore harder to remove. Best off patch testing it first to see if it will still work with the epilator.

If you’re going down the numbing cream route, it’s super important to make sure the product you are using will not irritate those with sensitive skin. We recommend thoroughly checking the active ingredients first, and even seeking the advice of a dermatologist if you’re unsure.

The crew member over at hilarious Vagina Pagina blog recommends using Orajel (also sometimes known as Benzocaine), for her it made the difference from unbearable pain to totally tolerable.

In terms of oral painkillers like Ibuprofen or aspirin, I’ve heard mixed reviews. The most comprehensive answer I have come across is from the knowledgeable blog Waxing with Judy, who says that although these medications do hold value in terms of reducing inflammation, they do little in terms of actually reducing pain. Check out her blog post on the matter to find out the science behind it!

So to wrap it all up…

  • Exfoliate
  • Use your epilator at full speed
  • Take a shower
  • Keep your skin tight
  • If you’ve got very long hairs, trim them down or shave first
  • Epilate in the opposite direction to your hair growth for maximum effect
  • Save the sensitive parts for last
  • Using a cooling after care product
  • Last resort: numbing cream.

Just practice the tips we talked about in this article, and you’ll be smooth as a gravy train in no time!

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   About the author Alyssa Kaye

Alyssa is a young, professional blogger living in Hoboken, NJ. Thanks to her Middle Eastern heritage, Alyssa is no stranger to unwanted hair. She has tried every laser hair removal product on the market in a quest to find the best!

October 27, 2019

Why is Hair Removal Cream not Working? [Depilatory Creams 101]

Like many of my fellow hairy girls, I had a very early experience with depilatory creams - mainly because my parents completely forbid me from shaving, telling me that I was too young (and also that I would become hairier! What a lie).

While wistfully browsing the women’s body grooming section at the drugstore, I spotted my salvation (or so I thought) - a can of Veet, promising silky smooth legs, no shaving required.

Hallelujah!

I could finally stop being Chewbacca’s little sister.

This was it - I was finally going to get rid of my leg hair discreetly and effectively because it wasn't technically shaving. Well, my scheming little self was shocked when I actually used the stuff. I thought I would come out the other end of using Veet cream as a smooth, hairless nymph - but that wasn't the case.

Afterward, my legs were covered tiny, itchy bumps - AND, I still had patches of half-dissolved hair all up and down my legs. Not the look I was going for, obvi.

So what went wrong? Why is hair removal cream not working for me?

First off:

I didn’t patch test. Because depilatory creams are extremely basic (as in, alkaline) to dissolve the keratin bonds that hold your hair together, they can sometimes irritate skin. A patch test is the best way to check how resilient (or not, in my case) your skin will be to the chemicals in depilatory creams.

Second, it wasn’t strong enough for my thick hairs - even though it had been strong enough to irritate my skin and stink out my bathroom, I still had some thicker hairs left in uneven patches, something I clearly did not anticipate.

Luckily, this didn’t entirely put me off hair removal creams - they definitely have their advantages over other methods of hair removal, and are one of my favorite go-to products for being hairfree because they’re so easy to use and yield quick, hairless results.

How Does Hair Removal Cream Work?

Hair removal creams will use a blend of alkaline ingredients in a moisturizing, lotion-like base to soften hairs, and basically turn them to jelly so that they can be easily wiped away from the skin. Ta-dah!

You can use them pretty much anywhere on your body (legs, bikini, underarm, face) so long as it’s correctly formulated for that area - please don’t use body-strength creams on your upper lip!

It’s these same alkaline ingredients that are responsible for that signature, slightly nostril-singeing chemical smell that you get with hair removal creams. The smell can be a make or break deal for a lot of girls out there, and I don’t blame them - even hair removal creams that have scent added to cover-up fail to cover anything up at all!

Sometimes, such a strong chemical smell can make you wonder if maybe, just maybe, hair removal cream is bad for you. It’s okay, I can see how one would think that - they absolutely STINK and when used incorrectly, your skin could become very, very irritated. But on the whole, they’re completely safe to use, even during pregnancy! In that case, it’s more about whether or not your pregnancy nose can handle the smell.

Hair removal creams take anywhere from 5-10 minutes to work, and it’s absolutely essential that you stick to the time recommended to you on the instructions. There was a time when I decided that the instructions did not apply to me and again - I was left rashy for weeks after.

Does Hair Removal Cream Hurt?

IMO, this is the number one advantage that hair removal cream has over basically all other removal methods -

it’s actually painless.

...At least, it is when it’s done correctly. Hair removal cream should only ever be used on healthy, unbroken skin - no rashes, mosquito bites, shaving nicks, nada.

This goes for everywhere that you plan to use it, even on your bikini area - if you can’t handle bikini waxing but still want a smooth bikini line, hair removal cream could be the way to go - here’s my post about the best pubic hair removal cream.

If your skin is sensitive and always seems to tingle or burn (wash that ish off ASAP if it's burning!) then, unfortunately, hair removal creams may not be right for your skin type - luckily, there's a whole world of other de-hairing options out there. 

Getting the Most Out of Hair Removal Cream

If you’ve used hair removal creams before, dutifully followed all the instructions and still found that you had a few leftover hairs time and time again, you might be sitting there thinking, “Wait, why doesn’t hair removal cream work on me?”

There are a couple tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of your hair removal creams for gloriously smooth, hairfree skin.

A cream designed for facial hair might not be strong enough to dissolve hair on your underarms, and likewise, a product designed for your bikini area could be too strong for your face. 

Like waxing, there’s an ideal length for hair removal via depilatory creams - because they rely on a thick, even layer coating the hair to dissolve it, some hair can be too short for it to be visibly effective.

Doing this helps ensure you’ve taken off as much of the hair as possible down to the root, totally eliminating any chance of leaving any half-dissolved hairs behind. Get ready to feel smooth AF!

Which Is Better: Hair Removal Cream or Waxing? 

Now in comparison, waxing is a whole different ball game. The major difference is how exactly the hair is removed from the skin. Waxing rips hair out at the root for a few weeks of totally hairless skin but can be painful if you're not used to it. Hair removal cream only dissolves the visible hair on the skin, not the root, so regrowth from depilatory creams can appear pretty quickly - so you'd have to use a hair removal cream about once a week for general upkeep. 

Improper waxing aftercare can leave you more prone to ingrowns than hair removal creams because the hair root is totally removed, and the hair has to regrow completely. But, there’s no funky smell and it’s over relatively quickly in the hands of a skilled aesthetician.

They’re both excellent ways of managing body hair (believe me, I know) and, at the end of the day, comes down to your personal hair-managing preference.

Here’s to happy hair removal!

October 27, 2019

Is It Safe to Use Hair Removal Cream During Pregnancy?

If you’re reading this, then I think it’s a pretty safe bet for me to say “Congrats”!

Because girl, why else would you be wondering “What hair removal cream can I use when pregnant”?

And, if you’re a long time reader of my blog, then it’s pretty safe to say that you’re also a self-confessed hairy girl like me - and now you’re doing your due research to see if you can keep up with your fave de-hairing and de-fuzzing treatments now that you have a bun in the oven.

...Or you’re a nosey Nelly and want to know what a difference pregnancy makes on your hair removal routine. That’s okay gal - we can find that out together!

You're pregnant, and your body is changing - and I’m not just talking about the size of your stomach. Pregnancy hormones can kick-start extra hair growth, so you just might find that you have some extra hair here and there - and yes, I mean more than usual! (And in different places than usual…)

When you’re pregnant, there seems to be an endless list of things that you can’t do or can’t eat - have sushi, eat soft cheeses, drink alcohol… (Kudos to all my pregnant mamas out there, by the way - there’s no way I would be able to give up sushi and rosé for 9 months!)

You can’t help but wonder - are depilatory creams off limits too?

Is hair removal cream safe during pregnancy?

So, Can Hair Removal Cream Be Used During Pregnancy?

If you're super loyal to your depilatory creams, you'll be thrilled to know that they're totally safe for you and bub during your pregnancy. They can totally be used in your regular hair removal routine, as well as for zapping any new hormonally-charged hairs that are coming through in places that you never thought possible…

I’ll just leave that to your imagination.

It’s not hard to see why depilatory creams are one of the most favored hair removal methods - you just apply to where it’s needed, then wipe off once time’s up. I went over some of my favorite creams in my best pubic hair removal cream guide.

HOWEVER,

(and that's a big however...)

...there are a couple of important things to note that might influence whether or not you want to use hair removal cream during pregnancy.

1) The Smell

There’s no getting around that most depilatory creams smell.

Like, really smell.

And, we all know that pregnant women are especially sensitive to strong smells (or even not so strong smells).

Even in the most well ventilated, airy room, it’s totally possible that your pregnancy nose wouldn’t be able to handle how strong some hair removal creams are. I mean, there are some out there that even my non-pregnant self can’t handle - so I can’t imagine how strong that would smell to someone that is!

2) Skin Sensitivity

Pregnancy could also make your skin more sensitive, could cause skin issues like dryness and flakiness, even from products that you’ve used time and time again with no issues.

Again, this is down to hormones and how they’re affecting your hair and skin.

How Do I Know Which Hair Removal Cream Is Best During Pregnancy?

But, there is one pretty crucial step that you can take to make sure that you know which hair removal cream is safe during pregnancy - patch testing. Patch testing is something that you should be doing with every beauty and skin care product anyway, but that’s a post for another time.

It’s strongly recommended by pretty much any dermatologist to do before any product, because patch testing will let you know beforehand if your skin can handle what you’re about to slather over it.

The perfect patch test basically entails leaving your chosen hair removal cream of choice on your skin for the allotted time (always follow instructions!) to see how well it behaves on your skin, and if your nose can handle it. If your trusty depilatory cream passes the test - congrats!

If you find that your old reliable just isn’t cutting it anymore, I have some tips on what to look for to help answer the question “What hair removal cream can I use when pregnant?”

  • Developed for sensitive skin. Creams targeted for pubic hair removal would be a great place to start, as they’re designed to remove coarser hair, without irritating the more sensitive skin down there. The Gigi Hair Removal lotion is designed for the bikini area, making it perfect for sensitive skin, and it smells amazing too.
  • Added nourishing ingredients. Ingredients such as aloe and vitamin E can help counteract any irritation and stinging from the chemicals commonly found in hair removal cream. The Veet Hair Removal Cream Sensitive Skin with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E has two ingredients proven to protect and nourish.

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   About the author Alyssa Kaye

Alyssa is a young, professional blogger living in Hoboken, NJ. Thanks to her Middle Eastern heritage, Alyssa is no stranger to unwanted hair. She has tried every laser hair removal product on the market in a quest to find the best!

October 27, 2019

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend Home Electrolysis

Home electrolysis might seem like a convenient solution to permanent hair removal. The only problem is:

Many overlook the lesser-known downsides to carrying out the procedure at home.

In efforts to avoid any undesired results in your hair removal journey, I’ll be uncovering my top seven reasons to reconsider home electrolysis and the preferred alternative when it comes to permanent hair removal (spoiler alert: it's home laser hair removal. Cheaper and easier!)

But firsts things first: what exactly is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal, carried out through inserting a fine needle or probe into the hair follicle where a short current of electricity is released directly to the root. This process effectively renders the follicle incapable of regrowth as the root is destroyed completely. The dead hair is then removed with a tweezer.

It is important to remember that there are minor details that need to be considered for the effectiveness of the procedure, such as the life cycle of the hair. Hair needs to be targeted during the period known as the anagen phase. When this is done correctly, the hair should not ever grow back - or at least not grown back for a long time.

While this may sound technical and complex, like most hair removal techniques, electrolysis has too developed to become a self-administered procedure that can be carried out in the comfort of your home. However, just because a procedure can be done at home, doesn't mean it should be and I’m about to let you know why.

Just because electrolysis CAN be done at home, doesn't mean it SHOULD be! 

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Here are some of the drawbacks to consider when it comes to home electrolysis.

1. Ridiculously Time Consuming

If you take into consideration exactly how the procedure is done, you will understand that this is in fact a hair-by-hair technique. Each hair needs to be treated individually, and if you happen to be a rather hairy person/treating an especially hairy area, this process can prove to be extremely time-consuming. As in, you'll feel like you've been doing it...

2. Expensive

This procedure is not only time-consuming but also draining on the pockets. The cost of electrolysis is something to consider before getting started. This is a procedure that requires multiple sessions to cover the concerned area, and as a result electrolysis costs can add up.

There are a number of hidden costs associated with home electrolysis - or quite possibly medical bills that could pop up along the way should you gain first-hand experience with any of the other drawbacks I’ll be mentioning later on.

Plus: cheaper at-home electrolysis machines can become defective, and constantly replacing these is not exactly cost-effective.

You should also consider the amount of time you spend on your sessions personally; value your time accordingly. 

3. Invasive and Painful

The treatment is inherently painful given its invasive nature. The procedure is exactly as described above, only in this case you will be pricking yourself with a fine probing needle, instead of being pricked. This might be a tricky one for those with a low pain threshold.

4. Requires Skill

Remember what I said about having to poke yourself with a fine probing needle? Well turns out it’s actually not that simple. The person handling the electric hair removal procedure, in this case - you, needs to be skilled in carrying out the treatment effectively.

Undergoing electrolysis at the mercy of unskilled hands (even if they are your own) can lead to a string of undesired outcomes - like nasty infections as a result of unsanitary equipment, or worse – electrocution.

5. Might Result in Scarring

It may not come as quite the shock as electrocution does, but permanent skin damage is still something that can occur. This is especially the case with a lack of know-how when it comes to carrying out the procedure.

Permanent skin damage such as scarring is not only physically painful but can also take an emotional toll on you, especially if these scars are clearly visible, like on your face for example.

6. Can be Tricky to do Alone

As with many hair removal treatments, home electrolysis hair removal can be a tough one to do alone. The major reason why this is a red flag for me is because when performing electrolysis on yourself, especially in hard to reach areas, the consideration must be made that a higher risk of error exists.

As the previously mentioned disadvantages note, a lack of accuracy in this regards is far more than just a miss-prick of the needle. There are very serious complications at risk.

7. Far Less Effective

Home electrolysis machines are essentially mimics of the professional equipment. This often means that they can be less effective that those found at beauty salons and operated by trained professionals. An example of this is the lower voltage found on at-home electrolysis machines.

The resulting consequence of this is a lesser effectiveness with regards to the current of electricity that is released and thus, a lesser level of effectiveness in terms of destroying the hair.

Clearly there is more to electrolysis hair removal that one would initially expect. The drawbacks outweigh the benefits. I for one, would advise against home electrolysis, especially with so many simpler and safer options on the market.

So what do I recommend instead? When it comes to permanent DIY hair removal, in my opinion there is no better option than IPL machines - you guessed it, I’m talking about home laser hair removal products.

Electrolysis VS Laser Hair Removal

Now after going through a comprehensive list of side effects and warnings when it comes to home electrolysis, it’s important for me to put your mind at ease and let you know that home laser hair removal is completely safe.

Opting for home laser hair removal can save you a whole lot of money in the long run and it may also lead to permanent hair removal.

At-home laser hair removal is done with a handheld device through which pulsed light is release to break down hair at the follicle. Once the hair has been treated enough times, it will be too damaged to regrow.

Choosing the right laser hair removal device for you couldn't be simpler, as the market for laser hair removal and home-based laser hair removal has grown substantially. This growth has led to technological advancements that cater to darker skin tones and very light hair - there are now models to cater to everyone!

Thoughts? Comments? Crazy hair removal stories? Share with us in the comment section below!

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Alyssa is a young, professional blogger living in Hoboken, NJ. Thanks to her Middle Eastern heritage, Alyssa is no stranger to unwanted hair. She has tried every laser hair removal product on the market in a quest to find the best!

October 6, 2019

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair of 2019 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair of 2019

As a woman, if you have facial hair, chances are that you want to remove it ASAP. However, while there are lots of facial shaving products for men, for women, it is a different story, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

Today we are here to help you find the best electric razor for women’s facial hair.

Comparison Table

Best Electric Razors For Women’s Facial Hair: Reviews

1. Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator

Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator
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    Ergonomic design
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    Efficient hair removal
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    Very easy to use
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    Never worry about battery life

This is a very easy-to-use and highly affordable electric razor, technically an epilator, which can be used to remove facial and leg hair, and everything in between.

Review

The Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a corded machine, so you never have to worry about battery life. It can remove hairs as short as 0.5 mm.

Keep in mind that this particular option is designed for dry use; when you use it to remove hair, your skin should be dry. , technically it’s not a razor because it has a whole lot of miniature tweezers which pull the hair out.

It might be slightly uncomfortable at times, but it should not hurt too much, and hair gets removed at the root for long-lasting smoothness.

Pros

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    Ergonomic design
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    Efficient hair removal
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    Very easy to use
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    Never worry about battery life

Cons

  • May be slightly painful at times

2. Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women

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    Extremely close shave
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    Pivoting head
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    Ergonomic design

If you need a compact, efficient, and close shaving facial hair trimmer, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is a great product, not to mention that it comes at about half the price of the previous option.

Review

The Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is an easy-to-use product, as it features a very sleek and ergonomic design that is comfortable to hold and use for a prolonged period. It is also compact enough to fit into any small purse or bag for those quick touch-ups on the go.

Furthermore, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer features very fine and sharp razor blades which easily remove even the shortest and most stubborn of hairs with relative ease. Another bonus is that it is designed for sensitive skin, so it should not cause breakouts, plus it comes with a pivoting head to help make its use a bit easier.

With the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer, you can easily follow the contours of your face for a super close shave every time.

Pros

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    Extremely close shave
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    Pivoting head
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    Ergonomic design
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    Small and portable
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    Affordable

Cons

  • Limited battery life
  • Limited durability

3. Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women

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    Ideal for bikini area and face
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    Hypoallergenic razor blades
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    Comb guard with several length settings

This is another very affordable trimmer — the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women — which can be used for the arms, body, face, legs, and more.

Review

The Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women is a trimmer designed for sensitive skin, one which should never cause irritation of any kind. The razor blades are hypoallergenic.

Moreover, it comes with really sharp blades that make it easy to get close to the skin to remove those stubborn hairs, all without cutting you. It comes with a blade guard comb attachment, so you can choose different lengths if desired, but of course this comb can be removed to directly expose the blades for the closest shave possible.

The comb is designed to allow you to shave or trim your bikini area and choose the length of hair that suits you best. More or less, it allows you to do a bit of woman-scaping, and also allows you to get a clean facial shave too.

Pros

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    Ideal for bikini area and face
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    Hypoallergenic razor blades
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    Comb guard with several length settings
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    Lightweight

Cons

  • No way to sharpen or replace blade
  • May pull hair a bit

4. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor

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    Very ergonomic
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    Moisturizing strip
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    1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming

This is a very simple battery operated model from Schick is a lot like a normal razor, but happens to come with some extras.

Review

The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor features dual shaving heads, one on each end. One of the shaving heads is a basic 5-blade razor which you can use to get a super close shave on your face, legs, armpits, and anywhere in between.

This side comes with a moisturizing strip to help those hairs come out with ease, and to help stop irritation.

The other end features an electric trimmer that is totally waterproof, great for the bikini area, and allows you to remove the blade guard for an extra close shave. The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor is very ergonomically designed and easy to hold, even when wet, so it doesn’t slip and cut you.

Pros

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    Very ergonomic
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    1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming
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    Moisturizing strip to prevent irritation

Cons

  • Very limited battery life

5. Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator 

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    Very long lasting smoothness
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    Can be used for all sorts of body ports
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    Wet and dry use

This hair removal epilator from Braun is a more expensive option, but it is a product that is more versatile than the other products we have reviewed.

Review

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is a very high-end epilator designed to remove women’s hair from the face all the way down to the legs. It comes with a variety of high-quality tweezing heads which pull hair out at the roots for long lasting smoothness, plus there is virtually no pain either.

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator can be used dry, or you can use it wet in the shower. It’s more than durable enough to do so.

It even comes with a plethora of attachments with a variety of functions.

Pros

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    Very long lasting smoothness
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    Can be used for all sorts of body ports
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    Bot painful
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    Wet and dry use

Cons

  • Very expensive

Final Verdict

If you want really long-lasting results, an epilator like the Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is the best way to go; however, if you want something more cost effective, the Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a good option too.

If you want to shave your face and trim your bikini area, the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women. If you are looking for an affordable and basic electric razor, either of the other options are fine as well.

October 6, 2019

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of 2019 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of 2019

Shaving when you have sensitive skin is not fun, because it can end up being quite painful, but with the right razor, you might be able to avoid this issue.

We are here to help you find the best electric razor for sensitive skin. Let’s get right to it!

Comparison Table

Best Electric Razors For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver

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    Very close shave
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    Good for sensitive skin
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    Good battery life

If you are tired of skin irritation occurring after shaving, you might want to check out the Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver.

Review

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver provides you with synergized shaving foil and blades which work together to provide you with a very close and clean shave. And yes, these are designed to help minimize skin irritation.

It’s a very smooth shave, and it should really never cut your skin or pull at your hair.

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver charges fully in an hour, and has a long-lasting battery for long-term use, even if you can’t charge it for a few days.

The active lift trimmer is ideal for getting hairs that otherwise would be missed, plus the foil shaver cuts as close as 0.05 mm, which is about as good as it gets.

Pros

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    Very close shave
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    Good for sensitive skin
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    Good battery life

Cons

  • Replacement foil is pricey and hard to find

2. Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer 

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    Great for sensitive skin
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    Great for trimming and edging
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    Long lasting blade

Here we have another great option for anybody who suffers from sensitive skin, and doesn’t need the closest shave.

Review

The Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer is not designed like a traditional razor in the sense that it is not made to provide a super close or clean shave, but rather to provide you with a good trim.

You can still achieve a short length, but it doesn’t get too close to your skin, which helps avoid irritation. It’s a nice option because you can trim any length of hair with it, and it won’t cause irritation.

The replaceable OneBlade lasts for up to 4 months, which is impressive, but replacements are not cheap. The blade is dual sided; however, with the other side being great for edging and styling.

The click-on combs are another nice addition. What does need to be said is that this razor takes 8 hours to charge and only has a 45 minute runtime on a full charge, which is not great.

Pros

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    Great for sensitive skin
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    Great for trimming and edging
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    Long lasting blade

Cons

  • Battery life is not great
  • Replacement blade is pricey

3. Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer 

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    Clean shave
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    Prevents irritation
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    Flexible

If it’s a really close and clean shave you are looking for, but don’t want to suffer from skin irritation, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer might be a good option for you.

Review

The Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer comes with 3 super sharp nano-tech blades combined with a foil which provides about as close a shave as humanly possible.

The foil and blades are designed in a way in which they get as close to your skin as possible, but they won’t cause irritation like other razors do. Moreover, it also comes with a small pop-up trimmer that is ideal for edging and contouring.

Also, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer features a flexible pivoting head, so it glides smoothly, gets into all of the nooks and crannies, and helps prevent irritation.

What’s also nice is that it features a fairly decent battery life, plus it has an illuminated LCD display to inform you of the current battery status.

Pros

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    Super close and clean shave
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    Flexible and pivoting head

Cons

  • Wet shaving takes a long time

4. Braun Electric Razor for Men

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    Great battery life
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    Flexible head
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    Clean shave

If you have a bit of extra cash to spend and you are looking for a very high-quality electric razor, the Braun Electric Razor for Men is one a product to look into.

Review

The Braun Electric Razor for Men has an awesome 8-direction comfort-flex head, so it always stays really close to your skin, making it easy to get into all of the nooks and crannies, and deal with all of the contours of your face.

This helps it stay close to your skin, which combined with the foil shaver head provides a super close shave.

The foil is designed so that it gets close to your skin, but does not pull or tug at hair, and it won’t cut you either. It is a pretty good option if you have sensitive skin.

What’s also nice about the Braun Electric Razor for Men is that it only takes 1 hour to charge and can last for up to 50 minutes on a single charge.

Pros

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    Great battery life
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    Clean shave
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    Good for sensitive skin

Cons

  • Quite expensive

5. Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700

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    Pivoting head
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    Wet and dry shaving
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    Various speed settings

Here we have another fairly pricey yet high-quality option, one that is fantastic for getting a close shave, even with very sensitive skin.

Review

The Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 has 3 shaving heads with precision blades, and each of the 3 heads can move in 8 directions, so you can easily get a close shave no matter the shape and contours of your face.

This is a wet and dry electric shave system, so you can wet and dry shave with it.

Moreover, it also comes with a speed adjustment feature, so you can choose the speed that works best for you. It comes with a digital interface to inform you of battery life, although the battery life here is not outstanding.

Pros

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    Awesome pivoting head
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    Wet and dry shaving
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    Get a really close shave
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    Various speed settings

Cons

  • Included accessories are lackluster

Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, it’s really a matter of personal preference. One thing to consider is the price of course, but what is hard to judge is which one of these is right for you.

Sensitive skin is a tough issue to deal with, but at the end of the day, we think that the best option here for sensitive skin is probably the Braun Electric Razor for Men, although it is a bit pricey.

October 6, 2019

Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover Review

Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover Review

Are you tired of using subpar razors and trimmers to remove your leg hair? When you have a bad razor, you end up with an uneven shave, hairs left behind, and even cuts.

It’s not comfortable, and of course, waxing is painful, not something which everybody wants to go through.

However, there are some really nice high-quality shavers for women’s legs, and in this article we are going to review one of the best.

Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover: Review

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is a moderately priced women’s leg hair remover, which can also be used on other body parts. However, keep in mind that this product cannot be used on the armpits.

Who is this product for?

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is designed for any woman who wants to remove leg hair with ease, for a limited cost, and who wants a product that will last.

If you have sensitive skin and a lot of skin contours that are hard to deal with in terms of other normal razors, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is a good option for you.

It’s designed for fast, safe, and easy hair removal. It does cost more than your average razor, but it also lasts much longer and is far easier to use as well.

What’s included?

When you purchase the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover, you get a hair remover that features a pivoting head, one that comes complete with 4 gold-plated shaving heads for fast, efficient, and close leg shaving every single time.

Keep in mind that the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is a rechargeable leg shaver, and it comes with the charging cable and equipment included as well.

Overview of features

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover has a good number of features which are worth mentioning.

For one, this is a battery-powered device, which some people may not like, but the fact that you do not have to deal with a power cord is nice because you can use it from anywhere without needing a wall socket, plus there is no cord to get in the way.

On that same note, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover has a pretty good battery life, and can easily last more than long enough to shave your legs and other areas of your body before it needs to be recharged.

Something else which stands out about this hair remover is that it comes with a head that is designed to work well over the contours of your legs.

You get a total of 4 high-quality gold-plated razor heads which provide a really close shave every time.

When it comes down to it, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is probably the next best options next to waxing, one that will provide you with baby-smooth legs. No matter what kind of contours your legs have, it is going to be able to maneuver over them with ease.

The included shaver head, which has 4 razor heads in a square pattern, is designed to last for many shaves, at least 100, or even more. 

There is also the fact that the replacement heads are easy to find and don’t cost all that much, although the cost will start to add up over time.

Something else you might like about the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is that it comes with a very ergonomic design.

It is made to fit in the palm of your hand with ease, so you can hold it effectively without slipping, and thus you can get an accurate shave without cutting yourself.

What is also pretty cool is that the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover comes with LED lights so you can see exactly what is going on at all times.

Finally, it is made to provide you with a super close shave without risking any cuts, nicks, or irritation.

Tutorial

There is really not too much to know about using the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover. It is a very simple device.

All you have to do is plug it in, make sure it is charged, use the on/off switch to turn it on, and slowly pull it along your skin to remove all hair.

You don’t need any water or soap, just the hair remover itself. If you notice it getting dull, you will need to replace the shaving head.

Pros

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    Long lasting battery life
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    Close and accurate shave every single time

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive, especially to replace the head
  • Not the most durable item out there

Alternatives

In case you would like to go with something a little more basic, which does not require any kind of power source, or in other words, if you want a basic cartridge razor, there are some good alternatives you can take a look at.

One such option is the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor, and another good option is any product from Venus.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, if you need a good leg shaver, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover is a great way to go.

It fits comfortably in your hand, it has good battery life, and it provides you with a really close shave every time.

September 22, 2019

Best Hard Wax of 2019 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Hard Wax of 2019

Are you tired of shaving and shaving, and then shaving some more? If so, it might be time to get some hard wax and a wax heater so you can do your waxing at home.

Let’s get right to it and take a look at some of the best available hard waxes.

Comparison Table

Best Hard Wax: Reviews

1. Lansley Hard Wax Beans 

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    Cost effective
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    Designed to reduce pain
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    Comes with aloe

If you need wax for your eyebrows, back, arms, and anything in between, these Lansley slow cooling wax beans might be right for you.

Review

The Lansley Hard Wax Beans use a special method where they do not get too hot and they also cool slowly, which should help to reduce the pain associated with waxing. 

Make no mistake, waxing is going to hurt a bit no matter what, but as far as the level of pain goes, Lansley Hard Wax Beans are better than most options.

What you might also like about these Lansley Hard Wax Beans is that they have Aloe Vera in them, which helps to soothe the skin, both during and after waxing, which also helps to reduce pain and irritation.

These Lansley Hard Wax Beans are ideal for both large and small areas, plus it’s fine for both coarse and fine hair. This wax is compatible with any wax warmer, and it’s much more cost effective than going to a salon.

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    Designed to reduce pain
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    Comes with aloe

Cons

  • Unclear instructions

2. GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax

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    Designed for Brazilian bikini waxing
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    Ideal for coarse hair
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    Ideal for delicate areas

If you need body wax for hair waxing, and you want something that is cost effective, works with any wax warmer, and is good for fairly sensitive skin, this GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax might be a good option for you.

Review

GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is designed to work with any wax warmer. Simply use the little tool to add as much to any wax warmer as you need, heat it up, and you are ready to wax.

What is nice about this GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is that it features a strip-free formula, which makes it ideal for delicate and sensitive areas, such as for Brazilian bikini waxing.

GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is designed for extreme Brazilian waxing. It’s designed for delicate areas with coarse hair, and yes, it works quite well.

One thing to understand is that wax is quite sticky and can be a bit hard to remove at times.

Pros

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    Designed for Brazilian bikini waxing
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    Ideal for coarse hair
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    Ideal for delicate areas

Cons

  • Can be very sticky

3. KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans

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    Fast melting and easy to remove
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    Sticks to coarse hair
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    Large quantity for a low price

If you need a good option for bikini waxing, these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans might also be a good choice.

Review

Something that stands out about these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans is that they come at a very reasonable price. A single bag of these hard wax beans should be enough for a full 40 bikini waxes.

Although these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans are specifically designed for bikini waxing, they are also ideal for any area of the body that has coarse hair, whether the legs, back, arms, or anywhere in between.

The special formula is designed to stick to your hair, but not to your skin, and it even comes with quite a nice fragrance, which is more than can be said for most other hard waxes.

It melts quickly, it pulls off clean, and it works for pretty much anywhere except for the face.

Pros

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    Fast melting and easy to remove
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    Large quantity for a low price

Cons

  • Some people do not like the scent
  • Not ideal for smooth and fine hair

4. Kotamu Waxing Kit

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    Includes aloe vera for soothing

If you need a good all-inclusive waxing kit, this Kotamu Waxing Kit is a good choice. It doesn’t cost too much, it comes with 4 bags of hard wax beads, and it comes with the wax warmer included as well.

Review

The Kotamu Waxing Kit comes with 4 small bags of hard wax beads, and they are ideal for waxing small- and medium-size areas of the body, although this is not the best for very large areas, as it just does not come with all that much wax.

However, the wax which is included is designed to remove both fine and coarse hair with relative ease, and it should only stick to hair, not to your skin.

What is also nice about this Kotamu Waxing Kit, is that the included wax also has aloe vera incorporated, which means that it helps to soothe your skin both during and after waxing, and therefore helps to reduce the pain and irritation associated with it.

The included wax warmer is not the best in the world, but it works well enough for basic use.

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    Includes aloe vera for soothing

Cons

  • Not much wax included
  • Not ideal for larger areas

5. Yovanpur Wax Beans 

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    Can be removed by hand
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    Natural

If you need a cost effective option in terms of hard wax, these Yovanpur Wax Beans are another selection for you to consider.

Review

One thing which we like about the Yovanpur Wax Beans is that they are natural wax beans with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals.

What’s also cool about these wax beans is that the wax melts really fast so you can get to work right away, plus, when it comes time to remove it, the wax can be easily peeled away by hand.

Although, what does need to be said is that this does nothing to reduce pain.

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    Simple and fast
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    Natural

Cons

  • A bit painful

Final Verdict

At the end of the day, all of these options are somewhat similar, but if you don’t already have a wax heater, we would recommend the Kotamu Waxing Kit.

Other than that, if you would like a very cost-effective option, either the Yovanpur Wax Beans or the Lansley Hard Wax Beans are ideal.

September 16, 2019

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of 2019 – Complete Reviews with Comparison

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of 2019

If you have sensitive skin, you know how hard it can be to find razor blades that do not cause irritation or outbreaks. 

Well, we are to help you find the best safety razor blades for sensitive skin, so you can shave in comfort.

Comparison Table

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

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    Very affordable
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    Durable
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    Very sharp

Here we have an extremely cost-effective option if you need safety razor blades for a very low cost.

Review

What is nice about the Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades is that you get 20 boxes of them, each with 5 blades inside. For under $10, you get a full 100 safety razor blades.

Not only are they very affordable, but they are also quite versatile, as they are designed to fit any double-edged safety razor out there.

The Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades are made out of high-quality steel, and they have a super sharp and smooth cutting edge. These safety razor blades are made to be very durable, plus they do a great job at providing a smooth and close shave, even for very sensitive skin.

Pros

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    Durable
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    Very sharp
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    Fit any double-edge safety razor

Cons

  • Blade surface may be slightly uneven

2. Feather Double Edge Blades 

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    Extremely sharp
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    Very durable
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    Premium steel and platinum

Here we have a slightly more expensive option — these cost around 3 times as much as the previous option. Although, with that being said, the quality is very high.

Review

When you purchase Feather Double Edge Blades, you get 50 double-edge safety razor blades for under $15, which makes them costlier than the option we just looked at. However, the level of quality is very high, as the Feather Double Edge Blades are made with premium stainless steel and feature a platinum coating.

This makes these blades extremely durable and long lasting, not to mention that they have a very smooth and sharp cutting edge.

It’s not hard to get a close shave with these Feather Double Edge Blades, and they are designed to prevent irritation for people who suffer from sensitive skin. It’s a high-quality Japanese safety razor blade that is designed to fit pretty much all double-edge safety razors out there.

Pros

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    Very durable
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    Premium steel and platinum

Cons

  • Blades may nick your skin

3. 7 O'clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades 

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    Quite cost effective
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    Sharp and durable
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    Great for people with sensitive skin

In terms of the price, the 7 O'clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades sit in the middle between the two products we looked at, and they come with a high level of quality.

Review

Here, when you purchase the 7 O'clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for under $15, which is pretty darn good if you ask us. Keep in mind that these double edge safety razor blades come from the Gillette brand name and they are made in Russia.

These are made with very high-quality stainless steel, so they won’t rust, and they should be durable enough to last for quite some time to come.

The 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades can be used for most double-edge safety razors, and they are extremely sharp. They provide quite a close shave and they should be good enough to prevent irritation for people who have sensitive skin.

Pros

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    Sharp and durable
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    Great for people with sensitive skin

Cons

  • May not receive the right blades

4. MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades 

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    Very high quality
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    Super sharp
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    Smooth and irritation-free

Here we have what is by far the most expensive option so far on our list today, but when it comes down to it, they are most likely the very best.

Review

The MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades cost just over $10 and you get a total of 10 blades, which means that they cost over $1 per blade, making them by far the priciest option in this review.

With that being said, when it comes to safety razors, Merkur is a world-leading brand that is very reputable. These are made in Germany, and we all know that the Germans make some really high-quality products, such as these MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades.

These are stainless steel blades that are platinum coated, so they are about as durable as can be. They feature a superiorly smooth cutting edge that is very sharp and provides a super close shave without causing irritation.

What’s also nice is that the MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades are compatible with even the cheapest of safety razors.

Pros

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    Super sharp
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    Smooth and irritation-free
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    Work with most double edge safety razors

Cons

  • Comparably expensive

5. Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades 

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    Very cost effective
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    Won’t rust
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    Quite sharp

Now we are going back to a much cheaper option, about as cost effective as the first option which we looked at.

Review

When you purchase the Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for around $10, so they are quite affordable. 

They are made with fairly high-quality stainless steel, so they should stay sharp enough for a few shaves, and they won’t rust either.

They feature a cutting edge sharp enough to get a super-close shave, and smooth enough to prevent irritation. They also fit most kinds of double-edge safety razors.

Pros

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    Very cost effective
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    Won’t rust
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    Quite sharp

Cons

  • Need to be changed fairly often

Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, although they are much more expensive than any other option on our list, the Merkur safety razors blades are undoubtedly the best option for sensitive skin.

However, all 4 of the other options, although not quite as good, still get the job done, and they are much more cost effective.