Many people seek to have hairless legs, underarms, and faces with minimum effort and time, but easy hair removal is not necessarily painless, inexpensive, nor pleasant. For example, having hair removed by a trained professional is generally considered easy, but these services, which usually consist of waxing or laser treatments, are typically more expensive than other methods. Using hair removal creams can be very effective and easy, though the accompanying smell is often unpleasant. Whatever the method, there is usually a way to get better results or even speed along the process.
If a person opts to have hair removed by laser, he or she should keep in mind that the laser usually works best when there is a significant contrast of color between the skin and hair. For best results, one should avoid tanning in the sun or otherwise darkening the skin, so the laser can more easily do its job. After a session of laser hair removal, the person should not forcefully remove hair. If the hair was affected by the laser, it will come out easily with little to no resistance. A hair that must be waxed or plucked to be removed should be left alone until it has undergone another session under the laser.
Hair removal creams are relatively inexpensive and available in many countries around the world. For easy hair removal using this technique, it is generally recommended to wash the area before application. Areas of the skin with fine hair normally do not require the same amount of cream as areas with very coarse hair, so the user can make the tube of cream last longer by being conservative in fine hair areas. If the user has never used the cream before, he or she should test it on a small area to ensure that there is no allergic reaction. A significant amount of these creams have an unpleasant smell, however, so this is not everyone's first choice for easy hair removal.
While shaving is often considered an easy hair removal method, there are a couple of things to keep in mind for hair removal with a razor. Using a sharp blade can make shaving easier and less likely to lead to skin irritation than one that is dull. Also, if an exfoliating scrub is used before shaving, users are less likely to experience skin irritation and ingrown hairs.