Human hair consist two parts- follicle and shaft. The first one cannot be seen and it is beneath the skin and the later is the part we see.
The hair removal from our body is also in two types namely depilation and epilation. Depilation is the method of removing the hair above the surface of the skin. Shaving is the most common method of depilation.
But the epilation is the method of removing entire hair from the body that is from its root level. In this method the follicle too removed for the long lasting purpose.
Sugaring, waxing, epilation devices, lacers, threading, intense pulsed light or electrolysis are the main epilation hair remover products and method. Plucking with tweezers is also considered.
The epilator is considered as a commonly used hair remover product. It is an electronically created device consisting of coiled spring or rubber roller and used for the purpose of removing multiple hairs mechanically.
It pulls hair out from the root. The epilators are in three types, they are spring type, rotating disc type and tweezers type.
The lacer hair remover products are used for the permanent form of hair reduction. In this method the lacers are trying to damage the hair follicles while leaving the rest of skin. It requires three-six sessions in order to get best result.
This hair remover product is considered as safer and helpful method for large areas such as legs and back. The ingrown hair remover treatment is considered as a better tool when the hair is broken off beneath the skin and begins to grow at an angle. It may cause the irritation.
The salicylic acid containing hair remover products are useful for this situation. This is because the salicylic acid can act against the troublesome follicles and free them from the beneath of skin.
The hair removal creams or depilatories are another form of hair removal products. They are chemical products used to abolish the hair completely. It may in the form of lotion, gel, aerosols or roll-on- products.
The hair removal through this method is effective approximately three- five days. This is an inexpensive method, can be employed in the home, and is fast to use.
Sugaring is a traditional hair removal method. In this method a sticky and sugary paste is applied to the skin. A string of paper or porous cloth is pressed into it and then the string pulled quickly away from the skin opposite to the growth of the hair.
The hairs remove with it. Waxing is same as this method but uses layer of wax instead of sugary pasty. It removes both hair and its roots.
The hair growth inhibitors are pharmaceuticals, commonly used to reduce the growth of hair. It reduces the hairs by inhibiting the growth of hair. The continuous usage of this inhibitor will result the permanent hair reduction.
Electrolysis is another permanent hair removal method. In this method an electric current is delivered to the hair follicle with the help of a metal probe. It destroys the base of the hair and after that removes the damaged hair with the help of tweezers.