Hair Removal Guide

Welcome to the wild word of Hair Removal.
This site was designed as a tool for anyone looking to learn more about the different types of hair removal, and how to perform them.



Shaving is the removal of hair by use of a razor, to sever the hair close to the skin but above the root.
There are many types of razors available, both electric and non-electric. Most razors have one blade, others have several with the idea of a closer, quicker shave. Some razors incorporate features such as a moisturizing strip, pivoting head, and even battery-powered vibration.
The face, legs, chest, and pubic region are the most common areas to shave.

Take a hot shower, or wet skin with warm water. Apply lubrication such as soap or shaving cream if desired. For legs, shave against the grain using light, gentle strokes to avoid razor burn. For more sensitive areas like the face, or if you are prone to razor burn, shave with the grain. Rinse razor frequently to avoid clogging with hair.
Afterwords a moisturizing product or aftershave may be applied. Moisturizer is helpful to avoid drying skin on legs, and aftershave can contain moisturizer to sooth irritated skin and razor burn, and alcohol to avoid infected hair follicles.

Shaving is quick, can be done in the privacy of your own home, and is relatively painless and inexpensive. However shaving is short-term. Depending on the individual you may find yourself needing to shave anywhere from weekly to daily.
Stubble is another drawback not found in methods where the hair is removed by the root, such as plucking and waxing. Also, you may experience painful razor burn or ingrown hairs with shaving. However, razor burn may be managed by shaving gently and slowly and using a clean, sharp blade, and ingrown hairs may be avoided by waiting longer in between shaves. Both will benefit if you avoid scratching and further irritating them.


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