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Some of us have the confidence to wear our hair as nature intended, no matter where it may appear on our bodies. For the rest of us, we are navigating a world of choice. Waxing, bleaching, tweezing, shaving, plucking, creams — how do you know what the best option is for each area?
We've put together the ultimate guide on what to use, how to use it and where it will work the best. There's also some tips on how to avoid those pesky ingrown hairs (ouch)!
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Prep Is Key
Before hair removal make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated and treated with an anti-ingrown hair product. They help release the hair follicle making removal easier.
Better products can also be used to treat existing ingrown hairs by reducing swelling and mildly exfoliating the affected area.
Try: Caron Bump eRaiser ($16.99)
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For long-lasting smoothness in the bikini area, wax is still the best solution. It can remove hairs as short as 2mm, and lasts for weeks.
If pain is a problem, opt for a strip-free wax.
Try: Nair Salon Divine Body Wax ($22.99)
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Plucking nose hair is often an eye-watering painful process, so anything that helps get this done quickly is ideal.
Waxing is a quick way to deal with this tricky spot, just ensure you're looking for a product specially formulated for sensitive areas.
Try: Nad's Nose Wax ($19.99)
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Hair on the arms is usually finer and less dense than other areas of the body. If you have a light skin tone, bleaching is your best bet here. Bonus: it's pain free.
Try: Andrea Extra Strength Creme Bleach ($18.99)
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One of the more sensitive areas of the body for hair removal is underarms. The chances of irritation from waxing or shaving is high, so a hair removal cream is a better option as it leaves your skin moisturised.
If the smell has been a turn-off in the past, look for a product with fragrant essential oils.
Try: Veet Suprem' Essence Hair Removal Cream ($17.84)
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It happens to us all. One day, we are minding our own business and then BAM! Chin hair.
Where did it come from? Hormones are often to blame. How do we banish it? Emergency tweezers! Always carry a pair for on-the-spot plucking.
Try: Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer ($19.99)
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Leg hair is one of the easier areas to keep under control with a good shower routine. Invest in a good razor with a moisturising strip and as many blades as you can find, then shave while you are waiting for your conditioner or other in-shower hair treatment to soak in. Time management win!
Make sure you change blades regularly. There's more of a chance you'll cut yourself with a blunt razor than a sharp one, because you have to go over the same areas and tend to press harder to get the same result.
Try: Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($11.43)
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A careful touch is needed for brows. Keeping them natural yet tidy should be the aim. Wax is great for long lasting results but it can be hard to get the application just right.
Using a product that allows for controlled application makes this a whole lot easier. Check out our
guide to perfect brows for maximum impact.
Try: Veet Face Precision Wax & Care ($13.59)
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