Hair Removal: The Different Ways to De-Fuzz

Hair Removal: The Different Ways to De-Fuzz

Did you know women spend on average 72 days during their lifetime on shaving? That's 1,728 hours that we could be using to do something amazing! Like training for a marathon, studying a degree or just binge watching the latest TV series. They all sound like good options to me! Whichever you'd prefer to be doing, one thing's for sure is that nobody wants to spend THAT much time dedicated purely to hair removal!

So what's the alternative? I'm not suggesting you burn your bras and start growing out the fur. Instead, why not open your mind to something a little less time consuming and a bit more permanent?

Here at Face the Future, we have been de-fuzzing the nation for over a decade! During this time, we've done our research and found several of the best treatment options, for all different hair types. Let's take a look at the options...

Laser Hair Removal

Quite possibly the most fashion forward type of hair removal. Widely used by celebrities, laser hair removal is popular all over the world for both men and women. However, what most people don't realise is that laser will only work on a specific type of hair. Laser hair removal works on a light spectrum, which means the darker the hair, the better. Unfortunately this means blonde, red or those pesky greys won't budge no matter how many times we zap them.

Good for: Course, dark and thick hair growth.


If you're under the age of 30, it's likely that you've never heard of this treatment. However, this form of hair removal used to be extremely popular and chances are your Mum and Grandma have probably had a few sessions of the needle in the past!

Electrolysis works by using a needle-like probe that's inserted into the hair follicle where an electric heat or a galvanic current is used to weaken and destroy the blood supply to the hair shaft. Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal with the ability to stop hair growth in its tracks.

Unfortunately it's more uncomfortable than other methods and can leave the skin irritated, bumpy and in some cases, scarred. It's due to these reasons that Electrolysis has died a bit of a death in most cosmetic clinics. However it's important to note that it is still one of the most effective forms of hair removal techniques - if you can deal with the 'ouch'!

Good for: Course, thick and sporadic hair growth. Suitable for all hair colours.

Alkaline Wash

Alkaline Wash is a unique treatment that can be most similarly compared to depilatory creams, just better! The Alkaline substance dissolves the hair, removing it instantly in-treatment. It also has the ability to slow down hair growth and rapidly reduce the severity of excess hair. The Alkaline Wash treatment leaves skin feeling baby smooth with no irritation and no nasty, stubbly regrowth. Thick course hair isn't always effectively removed with this treatment, it's better suited to peachy fuzz that is often found on the face.

Good for: Soft, fine and fluffy downy hair.

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