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Stomach Hair Removal

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Whether you’re a man or a woman, some of us do not want our stomach hair. It can be dark and ugly and no one wants to talk about it. Some have a lot and others just a few strands, but all of those hairs can be removed! Here are some ways to remove that unwanted belly hair:

1. Shaving

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  • Pros: It's quick and easy and can be done in the shower. Although it only lasts a day or so before you see re-growth, it's a great method to see how you like it.
  • Cons: Once you shave, you will have to shave often. Itchiness almost always comes when the hair starts to grow back, and ingrown hairs are a strong possibility.

2. Depilatories (Hair Removal Creams)

  • Pros: They're easy to use and relatively inexpensive. Some can work in the matter of minutes.
  • Cons: It's a very temporary method that will only last a couple days at best. Hair removal creams are made very strong to break down the hair follicle so they often will burn people or leave their skin extremely red, even if they're not allergic (read Nair Shower Power review).

3. Waxing

  • Pros: You can be hair-free for three weeks or more. With repeated waxing over time, your stomach hair will grow back thinner and less coarse.
  • Cons: If not done correctly, it can leave you with burns, redness, ingrown hair and a mess (read: waxing side effects).

4. Sugaring

  • Pros: While it also removes the hair follicle from the root like waxing, it's less painful and gentler to the skin than waxing. The traditional method using sugaring paste (get recipe) is one of the oldest methods of hair removal.
  • Cons: Usually not as severe, you can end up with the same bad side effects that waxing can bring on.

5. Laser Hair Removal

  • Pros: FDA approved for permanent hair reduction, large areas can be treated at once and home devices are available.
  • Cons: With most lasers, you need to have dark hair and lighter skin for safety reasons and to achieve results. Laser hair removal can be expensive because multiple sessions are needed. Risks include scarring, blisters, burns, pigmentation and pain.

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6. Electrolysis

  • Pros: The only method FDA approved method of permanent hair removal. You can get electrolysis despite your skin or hair color.
  • Cons: It takes multiple sessions and can be painful.
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