How Do I Choose the Best Permanent Hair Removal Cream?

Alicia Sparks
Alicia Sparks
Most hair removal creams fail to prevent hair from growing back permanently.
Most hair removal creams fail to prevent hair from growing back permanently.

The advantage to choosing a permanent hair removal cream is that it’s an inexpensive alternative to other methods of permanent hair removal, such as laser hair removal and electrolysis. The disadvantage is that many stores stock their shelves with hair removal products designed to remove hair for long periods of time rather than creams that guarantee permanent hair removal. Regardless of the ease of availability, you’ll find that choosing the best permanent hair removal cream will take time, research, and even some trial-and-error testing.

Most beauty supply shops, department stores, and even drug stores and pharmacies sell hair removal products. Yet, it’s important to understand that not every hair removal cream provides permanent hair removal. In fact, most of these types of hair removal products provide only semi-permanent or long-term hair removal.

To find a genuine permanent hair removal cream, you must make sure of two things. The first is that the product’s description actually describes the hair removal as “permanent.” Most methods of hair removal involving creams and lotions promise instant hair removal, but that doesn’t mean the hair will never grow back. The second is that the product targets the hair follicles and shafts. The only way to achieve permanent hair removal is to prevent the hair follicles and shafts from producing hair, and usually this involves a series of applications rather than a one-time use.

Unfortunately, the market seems to offer more hair removal products that provide long-term hair removal than those that provide permanent results. This means you might have to spend a little extra time finding the right permanent hair removal cream. In addition to browsing beauty supply and other department stores, consider talking to dermatologists and people you know who’ve used the products. A quick Internet search might bring up several brands of permanent hair removal lotions. This search method might also offer shopping options you wouldn’t otherwise have at your local stores.

Once you’ve located a few different brands of permanent hair removal cream, check for reviews. You might find such reviews on the company’s website, or you might search for online message boards, forums, and articles that discuss other users’ experiences with the creams. Keep in mind that one user’s experience doesn’t necessarily reflect how you’ll experience the product, but numerous positive or negative reviews could help you decide whether the cream is worth a try.

In addition to reading other users’ reviews, be sure to read the product’s label thoroughly enough to determine whether the permanent hair removal cream is safe for you. For example, look for any ingredients you might be allergic to or any special warnings that might pertain to your skin or hair type. Of course, a patch test still will be necessary to find out if you can safely use the cream, but discovering any negative information before buying the product can help save you some money, time, and stress.

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    • Most hair removal creams fail to prevent hair from growing back permanently.
      Most hair removal creams fail to prevent hair from growing back permanently.