Hair Removal Sprays – Do They Work?

January 23, 2011 in Hair removal at home

Hair removal sprays can be found in most major convenience stores, and come under several different brands. In addition, these hair removal sprays also comes in different scents, kiwi is one example, and sometimes has other benefits as well, such as moisturizing or exfoliating. Considering that hair removal sprays do not cause pain or discomfort in any way, they are a good alternative to those who fear the pain that comes with waxing and laser treatments. Sprays are so comfortable and easy to use that many people want to know if they actually work.

Hair removal sprays are considered depilatories, which contain ingredients that will break the bonds of hair. The bonds are what hold up the hairs, so when the bonds are broken down, the hairs will become loose and can easily be wiped away, which means that hair removal sprays most definitely work. Hair removal lotions and creams carry the same concept, and all can be used by both women and men. In fact, there are even sprays designed for men. Most of these products will remove hair fast and easy, however, if there is a lot of hair or if the hair is thick, the product might need to be left in a little longer, or several applications can be needed.

There is no pain during the process of removing hair with any type of depilatory, and that is why this type of product has become so popular. However, some people, especially those with sensitive skin, might experience slight skin irritation. And that is why the makers of hair removal sprays recommend a patch test. This test is done by applying a small amount of product, wipe it away, and if 24 hours later there is no reaction, the consumer can go ahead and use the product as intended. However, it is important to note that a patch test is recommended before each use, because the body chemistry can change and there can be a reaction even if there was none at a prior use.

When it comes to the cost, there is no need to be concerned, as most hair removal sprays can be found for under $10 dollars. And when it comes to results, while each individual will have a different experience, the skin should stay smooth for about 2-3 weeks, where after hair will start to grow back. Those who would like to see the best results possible can prepare the hairs for removal, by taking a hot shower or bath prior to application. The heat from the water will soften the hairs. While some people do not like applying chemicals to their skin, these types of products are unlikely to cause any side effects and will not affect the hair. They are gentle enough that they can be used once a week. Hair removal sprays are generally a fun, safe and most importantly, a painless way of removing hair.

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