Hello Shorts Goodbye Leg Hair
With summer comes a renewed focus on hair, and not the type of hair that you are likely thinking about: leg hair. Summer time brings out shorts and skirts that means that the hair growth you have been hiding all winter has got to go.
A survey conducted by Escentual.com found that women on average spend about 72 days shaving their legs per lifetime when added up. Despite the dedication, women hate shaving with a third of all women in the survey stating that shaving is their least favourite part of their daily beauty routine.
Every year women in the UK spend about £528m on shaving, plucking, waxing, and other depilatories making it very hard to figure out what the best method really is for getting rid of unwanted hair.
Of course, this also means there are plenty of options as Arezoo Kaviani the Veet wax artist pointed out by stating that there are so many products on the market there is now little excuse not to have a great hair removal process to follow at home. Kaviani added that almost all methods work, but women need to think about time, budget, and removal style as they attempt to pick out the best method for them.
Shaving is typically considered to be the easiest hair removal method which involves slicing hair away at the skin surface. Make sure to use a shaving cream however as dry shaving will lead to more nicks and itchy skin when you are done.
Creams work by dissolving the proteins inside of hair and will last twice as long as a regular shave, but they also cost more so that is a consideration. Waxing is able to remove hair for as long as four weeks making it a great choice for those who are brave.
A relatively new option is to consider laser hair removal. This has become popular because of its speed and efficacy, although some of the efficacy is dependent upon the skill and experience of the laser operator, and the choice and availability of different laser technologies used for the procedure. Some will need touch-up treatments, especially on large areas, after the initial set of 3-8 treatments.