Hair removal myths busted
We’ve all heard the horror stories: “I shaved my face and a beard grew the next day”, “hair removal cream stings like crazy”, “waxing made my legs fall off”… Okay, maybe not that extreme, but there are lots of tall tales out there when it comes to hair removal. So to help you separate fact from fiction, we’ve decoded some of the more common hair removal myths.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #1 Removing hair makes it grow back thicker
People swear by this myth all the time, and it couldn’t be more false. Hair that has never been removed before lies flat against the skin. Once you remove the hair, it grows back standing upwards, which can make it feel coarser, but it’s actually no thicker. In fact, regular waxing can result in thinner and finer hair growth.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #2 Waxing is bad for the skin
If the right method and products are used, waxing is perfectly suitable for all skin types. Veet Natural Inspirations Hot Sugar Wax and Wax Strips contain aloe vera and grape seed* to leave the skin feeling extra soft and smooth.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #3 Hair removal cream can’t be used on the bikini line
Good news! You can use hair removal cream on your bikini line. Just make sure you follow the directions inside the pack and don’t apply the cream to any intimate areas. Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream is enriched with grapeseed oil* to moisturise skin and achieve smooth results.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #4 Wax can’t be removed with just water
Believe it or not, there are some waxes on the market that can be removed with water. Veet Natural Inspirations Hot Sugar Wax contains naturally sourced ingredients and easily washes off with warm water for a no-fuss experience.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #5 Depilatory creams should be left on longer for thicker hair
Repeat after me: you should never leave a depilatory cream on for longer than the recommended time. Veet Natural Inspiration Hair Removal Cream instructs users to apply the cream for a minimum of five minutes and a maximum of 10. No matter how thick your hair is, don’t exceed this time limit and always carry out a patch test before the first use.
HAIR REMOVAL MYTH #6 Waxing is really painful
While waxing isn’t painless, there are ways to reduce the level of pain. Veet Natural Inspirations Wax Strips feature easy grip tabs that allow you to remove hair quickly and correctly, which is a whole lot less painful than pulling the hair the wrong way or having to go over the same patch three times. Also, avoid waxing the week before and during your period, as fluctuating hormones can make the skin more sensitive to pain.
*Contains 0.1% w/w natural extract
Are you surprised by some of the myths above? Have you heard of any other hair removal myths?