MORE WAYS YOU CAN DO HAIR REMOVAL AT HOME
There are some additional methods and devices for the person who wants to do his or her hair removal at home. Some are electric, some are old and some are new but they all are being used all around the world. Some have fascinating stories as to how they were used; after all, necessity is the mother of invention and sometimes, the tried and tested ways work the best!
While some home hair removal procedures need laboratory formulations, there are others that came about as a result of using regular household products found in the kitchen, bathroom, or even the workshop. Don’t forget that many a home remedy has come from those places
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TweezIng - Metal tweezers (forceps) are used to pull hairs out by the root, one or more at once. This can be very useful for eyebrows or stray facial hairs but can be quite painful, difficult for large areas, and may cause ingrown hairs. A variation on this is Electric Tweezers in which electric current is applied to a hair through an electrified tweezer. This is supposed to eliminate the hair by grasping the hair above the skin's surface and holding it anywhere from 15 seconds to several minutes while electricity travels down the hair and supposedly permanently damages the hair root. However there’s no published clinical proof of claims that this method will achieve permanent hair removal.
Threading - Called khite or fatlah in the Near and Middle East, it's less common method in the West and is done by a practitioner who, holding one end of the cotton thread their teeth and the other in the left hand, loops the middle through the index and middle fingers of the right hand. They then use the loop to trap the unwanted hairs and pull them out. Sometimes they’ll use devices to hold the thread during the procedure.
Hair Removal Mitt - An abrasive surface is used to buff away hair on the skin's surface. The device or mitt usually has rough strips or a smoothing surface its face. This is an old method and was popular during World War II when metal for razors was rationed. Often a fine grit sandpaper obtained from the factories was used by ingenious wartime ladies to scour the hair from their nylon-less legs. Anything for beauty!
So if you decide to do your hair removal at home, you can take heart that it’s been done for centuries by those who’ve had the same desire as you -- to be well-groomed and fashionable.
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