Hair removal, sometimes called depilation or epilation, is the intentional removal of facial or body hair. It is done in a careful, surgical manner. Many people opt for depilation because they disapprove of hair growth on their bodies, and they want to make sure that they keep the hair off of their faces, legs, chest, arms, and elsewhere (some people even do this in public). Some people who do this have little else to do at the time other than watch the person in question carefully shave or wax. Others do it just because they want to look their best, which is a form of self-confidence.

List Of Hair Removal Methods:


Shaving is the most common and is the most used hair removal method. Shaving cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin. Get a more effective shave by moisturizing the skin first. Shaving cream, hair conditioner, and body wash help a razor glide smoothly over the skin and help prevent nicks, cuts, and scrapes.


The next in the list is bleaching but it is not a hair removal method Instead bleaching maker hair unnoticeable. Bleach is applied to the desired area and removes pigment from the hair. It’s an especially useful method for parts of the body that have thin, but dark and noticeable hairs like the arms, face, and neck.


The other useful hair removal method is plucking. Plucking hair with a pair of tweezers is an effective way to remove hair, but it can be very time consuming. Eyebrows and stray facial hairs are easily tamed with a pair of tweezers like the legs, not so much.

Sugar Waxing

This method is also similar to waxing but sugar like substance for honey is applied then a cloth or paper strip is applied atop the wax and pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth.


Threading is a form of hair removal, most often used to shape eyebrows, is done by doubling, and then twisting, a thin cotton or polyester thread. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level.


Electrolysis is method to destroy a follicle. in this method a fine needle into the hair follicle and applying an electrical current to the follicle root which actually burns the root and stops hair from further growth.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by heating the hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing. Although the procedure is often touted as a form of “permanent” hair removal, laser treatment only reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area.


Vaniqa is an FDA-approved, prescription-only topical cream that reduces and inhibits the growth of unwanted facial hair.


Perhaps the most common hair removal method is waxing. This process involves spreading a special wax mixture over the skin where the hair growth is occurring, tweezing it off, and then rinsing it off with warm water. Sometimes the hair removal procedure can involve more than just tweezing; sometimes it requires the use of pomade, scissors, clippers, or pliers. The end result is the same: hair removal. A person who does this carefully can sometimes get a little left behind, but most people are just mildly annoyed by the fact that they had to do all of this.

There are other hair removal methods, and most of them are not as drastic as waxing. For example, there are numerous at-home methods for removing hair, including things like cold waxing, apple cider vinegar, and even using duct tape. However, these last few methods all require some sort of exfoliating or buffing before they work. While they may remove some hair, the final results are not often satisfactory. The best one is probably using a combination of one or all of these techniques for permanent hair-free skin.

Waxing, while considered to be the first hair removal method, is actually only moderately effective. While it does work on long hairs, it takes a very long time to grow them back out completely. Even after waxing does its job, it is still often a temporary solution. In addition, it is extremely painful and expensive.

Waxing, although very effective in removing hair, can also cause some major skin irritations. Waxing strips the skin of natural moisture, causing dry, itchy skin. It can also cause major discomfort in the form of a large rash.

Depilatories/ depilation

Another very effective method that is both inexpensive and easy to do, is depilation. This involves removing the hair and the follicle from the skin. When done properly, it leaves the skin smooth and healthy-looking. Because depilations can also be used for waxing, they are often grouped together under the term “both.”

A very popular depilatory technique is the safety razor. The safety razor is not a simple hair removal tool. Rather, it is a shaver that allows the user to shave smooth skin in areas that are sensitive or where hair may grow. Many people consider the safety razor to be much better than wax because of its ability to provide a smooth skin effect without damaging or removing the hair. Some people even find the safety razor to be much more comfortable than other methods of hair removal.


All of these methods have different pros and cons. The decision, as with all major decisions, comes down to what is best for you. Take the time to determine which method will be the best choice for you. Take the time to educate yourself about depilatory and other hair removal methods. Take the time to purchase the best possible product for your own personal comfort and enjoyment.