Is this what writer’s block feels like? I have tried time and time again to finish up this post but everything was so…forced. For some reason I felt like I HAD to be formal with you all which is absolutely ridiculous. I first listed different types of hair removal, the pros, the cons and all that other nonsense that didn’t pertain to me at all. I figured it would be easier for me to talk about what I do for myself so let’s jump right in!
I used to shave back in the day until I started to realize how inefficient it was. My hair grows so quickly which is a plus for the hair on my head but not so much for my facial and body hair. I practically had to shave almost every single day in order to get that smooth effect which was pointless and ineffective. I also noticed that dreaded shadow under my armpits every single time I wore a sleeveless top or dress. If you have dark skin and hair, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about and it’s not a cute look.
Waxing is something that I feel comfortable doing all over my body, at home. It’s effective in the way that I can go weeks without having to touch up and not to mention, it takes the hair out from the root, slowing down hair growth all together. I know a lot of people have asked me what to do about facial hair, meaning peach fuzz, not the typical upper lip and brow areas for females. Well, I personally wax my entire face. I don’t do this often because honestly who has time or the patience to do that? I would say I wax my entire face maybe once or twice every 4 months. Most of the time, you can’t even see the dark facial hair I consider peach fuzz but to each their own, right?
Waxing is time consuming but it’s well worth it in the end. After some time of practicing at home, it’ll soon be an easy task. When waxing my face and body, I like to use GiGi’s Creme Wax with cotton cloths. In my opinion, cotton cloths works way better than any other kind of muslin strips provided in a waxing kit, it typically adheres to the wax a little better making the waxing process cleaner and smoother.
For the brows, GiGi’s Strip Free Hard Wax is a favorite of mine. I particular like this type of wax because it’s not messy and no strips are needed. Hard Wax is only used for smaller areas where as regular wax is mainly used for larger parts of the body, arms, legs, underarms, bikini area.
Another method of hair removal that has the same concept as waxing is using an Epilady. I like using an Epilady because it’s mess free and effective. Now, I’m sure there are various Epilady’s out there for different body parts but the one I have is mainly used for the arms and legs, the “not so sensitive areas”. If I’m running low on wax or simply don’t want to deal with messiness, I pull out the Epilady and it gets the job done. The technology behind the Epilady is pretty simple; it’s basically tweezing 7-8 hairs at one time, meaning it pulls the hair out from the root. Exactly what I want to help diminish hair growth. Does it hurt? Yes. I won’t lie to you, it hurts so bad but just like anything else, you will get used to it.
Maybe it’s me being super paranoid about facial hair but I can literally see every strand of hair on my face. I know it’s all peach fuzz and everyone has it but it drives me insane. Every now and then I like to bleach my facial hair. Now, I feel like I’m going to get hit hard with a lot of controversy dealing with this regimen but let me explain. Cream bleach isn’t technically bleaching your skin to a lighter color. It’s been around for years for darker skinned people (like me) who have tons of facial hair (like me). The cream bleach only lightens the facial hair on your face and neck or wherever you apply it. The only type of cream bleach that I have been using for years is called Jolen, you can buy this at any drugstore, CVS, Walgreen or Walmart. The reason I like bleaching my face is because it leaves all the little natural hairs lighter than the color they typically are, black. The color usually blends in with the natural color of my skin, which makes makeup application so much nicer. I DO NOT recommend anyone with acne to bleach their face because pimples are considered open wounds. In all honesty, I don’t recommend bleaching to anyone simply because it’s not good or healthy for the skin. This is why I only bleach my facial hair once every 6 months. I usually resort to waxing.
I pretty much do what every other desi girl does for facial and body hair but I hope I helped some of you all out who sent me messages!
I also want to put out there that I am not a licensed aesthetician, all knowledge is from personal experience and research. What works for me may not work for you.