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THE BARE FACTS

Who doesn't want silky, smooth skin? Depending on your preference, there are different ways to get beautifully bare legs. Click the tabs below to compare hair removal methods and the pros and cons of each, to find the best one for you. Plus, learn some of the history behind modern methods.

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  • Depilatories

  • Waxes

  • Shaving

  • Tweezing

  • Electrolysis

Delipatories

What are they?

Depilatories are lotions or creams that dissolve unwanted hair, leaving skin smooth days longer than shaving. They are a quick, painless and cost-effective way to reveal beautifully bare skin.
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How do they work?

Both lotions and creams are ideal for larger areas such as underarms, bikini line and legs. Cream depilatories have a thicker consistency, which can provide more control for smaller areas such as the face, where precision is important. Simply apply the lotion or cream for the allotted amount of time and remove as directed. It's that easy.

Did you know?

Many forms of hair removal have been practiced in almost all human cultures since at least the Neolithic Era.

Delipatories
Waxing

What are they?

While razors cut hair off at the surface, waxing removes hair at root level. Some waxes also work on short hairs, with results that can last up to 8 weeks.* Home waxing is an effective way to get professional results at just a fraction of the salon price.
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*individual results may vary

How do they work?

Waxes are very versatile and can be used on the face, legs, underarms and bikini line. There are two kinds of waxes you can use at home:

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Did you know?

  • For centuries, women around the world have used waxes to remove hair. Its popularity increased with the expansion of in-home products that offer convenience and affordability.
  • In 2014, Nair introduced a breakthrough wax technology. Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Wax is the only at-home resin wax that removes very short hair and washes clean with soap and water.
Waxing
Shaving

What is it?

Shaving is the use of a razor to remove unwanted hair. Unlike depilatories and waxes, which remove hair at a deeper level, single blade razors only remove hair growth on the surface of the skin.

How does it work?

There are a variety of razors to choose from including straight edge, safety and electric razors. Because shaving literally slices off the ends of your hair, it can leave a sharp edge behind, making hair regrowth feel coarse. Razors also have the potential to create nicks, cuts and irritation to the skin, called razor burn.

Did you know?

  • The common safety razors (with a metal guard to reduce the chance of cutting the skin) were introduced in France in 1762. The first electric razor was patented in 1928.
  • Evidence of razors exists from over 20,000 years ago in the form of sharpened shells and flints.
Shaving
Tweezing

What is it?

Metal tweezers are used to pluck hair from its root, one hair at a time. Tweezing is best used for small areas, such as eyebrows, where only a few hairs need to be removed.

How does it work?

Tweezing may be done at home or by a salon professional. Because tweezing is done one hair at a time, it is a slow process. It should also be done with care to avoid ingrown hairs, infections or even scarring. Be sure to always keep your tweezers clean.

Did you know?

  • Electronic tweezing, which utilizes an electronic current while removing hair, was invented in the late 1950s.
  • American Indians used clamshells to pluck their beards, hair by hair.
Tweezing
Electrolysis

What is it?

Electrolysis is a permanent way to remove hair. A fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle and an electronic charge passes through the needle to the root of the hair, killing it.

How does it work?

Because the process is most often done by a trained technician, it can be expensive and time consuming. Many visits can be necessary for the effects to become permanent. For some individuals, the process may also be painful.

Did you know?

  • Electrolysis has been performed in the United States for over 130 years. The first electrolysis machine was developed before 1875, but the process did not become well-known until the early 1900s.
  • Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method recognized by the FDA.
Electrolysis