No one likes hair removal. Whether it’s shaving or waxing, none of us are doing it for fun. Plus, the worst part? The hair always grows back! Then the process starts all over again. Most hair removal methods hurt or leave you with some sort of discomfort.
For example, have you ever shaved all your pubic hair at once? You are always left with redness, bumps, or itchiness. Even when you follow all the tips and tricks (sharp razor, use shaving cream, etc.), you are still left extremely uncomfortable.
Some of these methods have been around for a long time. Waxing has been traced back to women using it in ancient Egypt, thousands of years ago. Women (and men) have really believed in the saying “beauty is pain” since the dawn of time!
If someone were to tell you that there is a pain-free hair removal method that gives you lasting results, you might think they’re crazy. And, we might have agreed with you before discovering KENNZI. Pain-free hair removal is possible. You just have to be using the right method.
What Are Some Hair Removal Methods?
There are a lot of ways to remove your hair, and chances are you have tried most, if not all, of them. Any way you do it, hair removal is annoying, time-consuming, and sometimes even painful! Most traditional ways of hair removal are irritating to the skin and can result in ingrown hairs.
Plus, the cost can really add up over time, especially if you are regularly going to appointments or buying razors and cartridges for the razors. The most common types of hair removal are shaving, waxing/sugaring, and hair removal cream. It really comes down to personal preference when deciding which technique you want to use.
However, there are two major downsides to all of these hair removal methods: ingrown hair and irritation. Ingrown hair happens when your hair gets trapped below the skin’s surface. Instead of growing up and out, it curls and grows into the skin. The result is painful, red, itchy bumps!
Unfortunately, when using one of these hair removal methods, the hair will still re-grow. And when hair is regrowing, it is bound to become ingrown some of the time. Oftentimes, our first instinct is to pick at the bump to try and free the hair. This is the worst thing you can do, as it will often push the hair further into the skin, or you will get bacteria into the pores of your skin.
Either way, it can result in infection in the worst-case scenarios. Really, when it comes to hair removal, it seems as though you might just have to pick your poison. Below, some of the differences between these hair removal methods:
- Shaving: This technique is the most common form of hair removal. Pretty much everyone has shaved an area of their body at some point in their life, regardless of gender. Shaving only removes hair on the surface level, which means it will grow back rapidly. This is why most people find themselves shaving almost daily in order to maintain smooth, hair-free skin.
- Waxing: Waxing uses hot wax that sticks to the skin and rips the hair from its root. Many people believe this is one of the most painful forms of hair removal, as it sticks to the skin as well as the hair. This means it tugs at the skin when being ripped off. You might have some redness and irritation afterward.
- Sugaring: This method is very similar to waxing because it also rips the hair from its root. However, the product is not made from wax but rather a mixture of sugar, water, and lemon juice. It is a more natural product. It only attaches to the hair and not the skin, making it slightly less painful. You are still typically left with redness and irritation afterward, just like waxing.
- Hair removal cream: This technique uses chemicals in a lotion form to dissolve the hair. Hair removal cream is actually one of the worst techniques because people have reported burns and reactions to the chemicals.
Is IPL A Form Of Hair Removal?
Yes, IPL (intense pulsed light) is a form of hair removal. It is slightly different than lasers, which use a targeted device that releases pulses of energy. These light flashes are very controlled, often resulting in slightly more pain than an IPL device.
IPL uses light that has different wavelengths, meaning it is less controlled and focused than lasers. This does not make it less effective but rather less painful. It also means it can be used for treatments besides hair removal, such as targeting redness in the face (often from rosacea) and helping with overall facial rejuvenation.
It is a form of hair removal because it works to kill the hair follicle and destroy the root from which the hair grows. While at first, your hair will grow back (though in patches and thinner), the ultimate goal is for the hair to stop growing altogether.
When you have this treatment done in an office setting (like at the dermatologist or spa), it will take six to eight sessions before you start to see more long-lasting results. It is not cheap, either. A package for IPL hair removal will set you back a few hundred dollars, with touchups needing to be done once or twice a year (or sometimes more, depending on how your body reacts to the treatment).
Can You Do IPL At Home?
Yes! You can do IPL at home. The best device for at-home IPL treatment is KENZZI. It is just as effective as the treatments you receive at the dermatologist or spa, but easier and more cost-effective. In fact, our device costs less than one package of IPL hair removal you would have to purchase if you were to go to the dermatologist.
Our IPL device saves you trips to the spa and having to schedule an appointment after appointment. Sure, once in a while, it is nice as a treat to go to the spa, but it becomes more of a chore when you have to go regularly to receive IPL or laser hair removal treatments.
We make it easy to make IPL a part of your regular self-care routine. You can use it on any part of your body, even your most sensitive areas such as your bikini line and face. It is a painless treatment. You might feel a slight snapping sensation with each light pulse, but it is extremely tolerable.
With regular and proper use, you could see results in as little as three to four weeks. While you will likely experience some hair re-growth, the hair will grow back much more slowly. It will be finer and be less noticeable. Eventually, over time, the goal is to have the hair grow back rarely, and you will simply have to use your IPL device to do touchups once in a while.
Before reading this article, you probably thought pain-free hair removal was not possible. You tried every method out there, like sugaring and hair removal cream. If the process of hair removal itself didn’t hurt you, you were probably left with redness and irritation, which is, at the very least, annoying and frustrating!
All of the traditional methods of hair removal can leave you with ingrown hairs. These pesky hairs get trapped under the skin and leave you with bumps that can sometimes get infected—the moral of the story: traditional hair removal is no fun.
That is where KENZZI’s IPL device comes in. It is a pain-free hair removal technique that actually prevents the hairs from regrowing. It uses pulses of energy and light to kill the hair follicle and destroy the root, effectively stopping regrowth. It is also easy to use, lasts for years, and saves you both time and money.