Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean we stop shaving. And while one's so-called relationship with the razor can be a slippery one, debunking a few myths about what happens when you shave can help get you to your smoothest shave ever. So, does your hair really grow back thicker and darker? Are new blades the best to use? And where should you store your razor? We're breaking it all down.
When it comes to smooth legs, there are plenty of razors that fill the beauty aisle — from colourful disposables like Venus Embrace Razors ($14.99) to moisturising options like the Schick Intuition ($12.69). And while modern shaving products offer up quadruple razor this and vibrating handles that, in the early days, razors weren't quite as sophisticated. Let's go way, way back and explore the history of these basic hair removal devices. What do you know about the history of shaving?Take the Quiz
What it is: Threading is a hair removal method that has ancient roots in India and Central America. The technique involves a thread, as opposed to a tweezer or hot wax, that is used to gently pluck away hair at the follicle.
How it works: A heavy-duty thread is doubled up and then twisted to create a tiny lasso. That miniature opening is then placed over the hairs, closed, and pulled to remove them.
Pros and cons: Threading is completely sanitary, since only the thread is touching your skin, and it is discarded after each use. It's also fast and can pull multiple hairs out instead of one at a time. However, since so many hairs are being pulled out at a time, some feel as if threading is more painful than waxing or tweezing. Also, threading can be slightly more expensive than waxing and tweezing.
What to keep in mind: Always look for an experienced professional when booking your brow appointment. It's also important that you speak up in the chair . . . just letting your technician do their thing is a surefire way to get exactly what you don't want.
In the world of hair removal, everyone wants a budget-friendly option that promises to remove the hair quickly without traumatising the body during the procedure. Sugaring seems to be the best alternative when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. It costs about the same as waxing, but instead of potentially breaking the hair off at the skin's surface, this mixture of sugar, lemon, and honey removes the hair directly from the follicle, allowing it to grow back softer, less coarse, and, thus, less noticeable. So who is it best for? Decide if sugaring is right for you.
Learn how to make a customised shaving cream that delivers serious hydration. This DIY project is fun, easy to do, and will save you a trip to the supermarket. Plus, it's made with things you already have at home. You'll love it because it smells divine, leaves your legs incredibly soft, and the mason jar is the perfect touch of shabby chic.
Let's be honest with each other, woman to woman. We all shave our legs. Even Miranda Kerr shaves her legs. We all have great intentions of booking those laser treatments through Winter so we're all shiny and hairless for Summer, but it almost never happens. Then we find ourselves staring at the disposal razors in Coles wondering where it all went so horribly wrong. Well, let us be the first to say, it isn't wrong at all. There's some great razor options under $25, as well as some other very effective at-home hair removal products, and they all do a great job of keeping our pins smooth and nourished, rather than prickly and itchy. The trick with at-home hair removal is exfoliate before, and try to leave it as long as you can before reaching for the blades, wax or cream again — as this will promote slow hair growth. And remember to moisturise after, a lot!
Are you a leg-waxing enthusiast? Or do you prefer to take matters into your own hands and shave your limbs smooth? Whether you're a fan of waxing, shaving, tweezing, or depilatory creams, the quest to banish fuzz can sometimes be overwhelming. Not exactly sure which hair removal method is best for you? We break down and decode each process for you, along with the pros and cons, when you keep reading.
Teeny bikinis and your favourite underwear leave little to the imagination as it is, but when you're suffering from a less-than-pleasant beauty situation, it can feel like you're under a microscope. Case in point: that ingrown hair plaguing your bikini line. Jamie Ahn, owner of New York's Acqua Beauty Bar, has seen her fair share of these often waxing-related skin situations. To get Ahn's insight on what causes ingrown hairs, how to prevent them, and how to treat them when you find yourself with one, just keep reading.