Black Hair Care: Tips for Transitioning From Relaxed to Natural Hair

Despite all the buzz to the contrary on natural black haircare, transitioning from relaxed to natural hair does not have to be traumatizing. If you have worn your hair permed or relaxed for many years, look at the transitioning stage as a formal re-introduction to the natural hair your momma gave you!

Every woman who decides to go natural carries a unique blueprint that is her natural tresses. No two heads are alike. Embrace the fact that what you have is beautiful, not to mention a head turner.

Do You Know Your Curl Pattern?

Every person is born with a hair type that is all their own. Stylist Andre Walker, created a system for classifying specific hair types or patterns.

Curly/kinky is Type 4A, 4B or 4C. Type 4 can resemble small spirals the diameter of a crochet needle, or be tightly coiled. Curly/kinky is at the greatest risk for breakage because of the curl pattern and needs consistent moisture.

Curly is Type 3A, 3B or 3C and can range from loose ringlets to slightly more tightly defined, spiral curls the size of a pen.

Type 2 is wavy hair, with variations ranging from 2A to 2B to 2C – with 2C being the most wavy within the 2 category of wavy hair.

Straight hair is classified as Type 1. Straight is the strongest of all hair types and is generally harder to hold a curl.

Many of us may have various curl patterns on our head! The crown could be 3b while the nape of the neck is 4a for example. There are a growing number of people who don’t subscribe to Andre Walker’s curl pattern classification because they feel that it is too restricting, or that it perpetuates the stereotype of the “good hair”, “bad hair” mentality.

We think that it is a useful tool to help us to understand our hair better. The system was not meant to reinforce old school negative connotations.

Transition Style Plan: Before The “The Big Chop”

Some women are tempted to cut all their relaxed hair off when deciding to go natural. Others cut as much of the permed or relaxed portion of their hair off as possible and work on nurturing their new growth – or the new hair that grew in after the perm. It is best to plan the big chop only after you have an idea of how you want to look and what you will look like with short hair.

You know yourself better than anyone and can envision what you will look like with a shorter style than you may be used to wearing. You can also talk with a stylist to get a second opinion based on the shape of your face. Remember, you can always enhance your short style with plenty of hair accessories – medium- to large-sized earrings, headbands, and colorful scarves. Your hair will grow healthy, beautiful, and stronger than ever.

Transition Style Plan: Without “The Big Chop”

Not everyone feels comfortable with cutting their hair off in order to transition completely over to a natural hairstyle. A slower crawl towards natural hair can be accomplished with twists, braids, flat twists or other styles that allows you to keep your hair length during the transition process. If you choose to keep your relaxed hair while your natural hair is growing out, be sure to trim the ends and deep condition regularly as the line of demarcation between the natural and relaxed hair is weak and prone to breakage.

Moisturize

One huge mistake that many women make while taking care of their natural hair is overloading it with lots of grease or oils. You may feel that this is the best way to keep your hair from being dry and frizzy. This is only partially true. Our natural hair needs lots of natural moisture – lightweight, lightly applied oils – to lock in that moisture to our hair and scalp. The best are natural moisturizers that get absorbed into our hair instead of laying on top of our hair like hair grease. Hair grease with petroleum and mineral oils prevent moisture from absorbing into the hair shaft. Some better alternatives include:

• Coconut oil

• Shea butter

• Jojoba oil

Avoid products with mineral oil, silicone, or petroleum which just sit on top of the hair. Remember that you need moisture that penetrates the hair shaft which will keep your hair properly moisturized. This not only protects your hair from breakage, but helps to bring out your natural curl pattern.

Always Protect Your Hair When Sleeping

Sleeping provides a special challenge to natural hair if you do not prepare and protect it. You want to avoid matting, tangling and breakage as much as possible. Sleep on satin pillowcases or use a satin cap. You can also twist or braid your hair in big sections before sleeping.

The transition over to natural black hair care is easier than you think and well worth the effort for healthy, head turning natural hair.

Dianne Shaddock is the co-founder of Natural Hair Care News, a website which highlights the latest in kinky, curly, wavy hair care from the movers and shakers in the natural hair care industry from around the web – all in one place!

Mysteries of A Black Girl’s Hair

Now I should truly write a book because I have spent countless hours explaining to people the science behind a black girls/woman’s (black female of any age) hair. I mean the questions have ranged from “Do y’all wash it?” to “Why is y’all’s different than ours?” Some may wonder why I even “waste” my time telling people what we do with our hair. Well I’m doing it because it a curios topic and well I must say something fun to talk about!. I love topics that get people thinking! So y’all brace your selves because I’m about to explain the myths and facts surrounding a black girls hair!

“Do you wash your hair?”

Duh! My hair would smell pure evil if I didn’t wash it and being that I’m pretty active and have curly hair that is susceptible to product build up, that would just be bad. While about 90% of us don’t wash our hair everyday we do wash our hair. The reason we don’t wash our hair everyday is because we don’t need too. The fact of the matter is that since we have a natural curl pattern to our hair (even if your hair is relaxed your roots are curly) the oil and sebum doesn’t travel throughout all of our hair so isn’t greasy. When I used to get a relaxer (chemical that straightens your hair permanently) I washed my hair once a week, but now like every few days, but I’m trying to go back to once a week our hair performs better with less manipulation. Some of us wash our hair every few days while others once a month it varies with every person.

“Why is y’alls hair not like normal?”

First of all what the heck, your normal and my normal are too different things. Now I do realize we are one of the few races that doesn’t have straight “silky” or whatever hair, but come on you guys that doesn’t make our hair not normal! Well the actual reason behind this question is first God, and the fact of our origin of location, Africa. Having thick textured hair prevented the sun from literally sunburning our very scalps and head. So it’s an awesome geographical adaptation.

“Is that a weave?”

I used to get this question all the time when my hair was straight! The reasons begin my hair was long, and I am black. People just automatically assume that black girls with long hair have a weave or some from of it! Do you not think our hair grows? This still happens to me till this day and I have almost to my collar bone curly hair, but people still think it’s a weave! Now I have never had a weave nor do I wish to, but I AM NOT SAYING THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH WEARING A WEAVE. For all of you out there going what in the world is a weave here’s your explanation. A weave is false /real hair that is sown into cornrowed hair (braids that are braided to the scalp).

“So how do you get your hair like that?”

The question was being referred to my curly hair that was in an afro. I was kind of taken aback and thought like what this is how my hair grows from my scalp. I then remembered that all of the black girls they see have straight hair. So I explained how those straight haired black girls used a relaxer (also called a perm) which was a chemical that you place on your hair every month and half or so to keep to your hair straight. Black people naturally have curly hair, but most of us straighten it with a relaxer or a flat iron (straightener). As the curly hair grows in you have to perm it to keep from having two drastically different hair textures, and horrible looking edges! When you see a black girl with curly/kinky/textured hair usually that’s her natural hair, she didn’t go get a perm (curly perm) it’s hers darn it!

“Can I touch your hair?”

I don’t mind people touching my hair, but some do. It’s in oddity in the place I live. There aren’t many natural curly haired girls so I know people are curious. My only problem is when you touch my hair DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU GET A LITTLE PRODUCT ON YOUR HANDS. So many people have touched my hair, often times without asking, gotten conditioner or some other product on their hands and flipped out! One girl even went so far as too say “Eww my hands are all greasy now, no I don’t like that”, she then preceded to put GermX on her hands. I love this girl, but heifer don’t touch my hair because “It’s just so fluffy” and then get grossed out when you get product on your hands! That is just so rude and uncalled for! I also want to say just because I’m a person of color does not mean I use grease on my hair, but duh I do use products. People always assume that just because I’m black/brown/African-American (who cares they all have the same meaning) I put grease in my hair. Grease is too heavy a product for most our hair, and when we do use grease it’s for our scalps. This prevents dandruff. I don’t put grease on my scalp or hair, but some people find it very beneficial. Always ask before you go touching a black girls hair, and don’t be stupid enough to freak about how your hands got all “greasy”.

I believe I covered the most asked of questions and have also given some insight into the hair of black girls/people. I wrote this article because I know people have so many questions about our hair, but think it would be taken as racist or silly if they asked. Well people if you ask with genuine curiosity and are polite I almost guarantee your questions will be answered. We are a people known for our hair. Just think a simple thing such as hair can give shape to the very representation of a race. Why the very thing most people think of when they think of black people is our hair. It’s wondrous and mysterious the hair of a black person. I am proud of my hair and do not wish to have “white people hair”. Our hair comes in all sorts of textures, colors, lengths, and volumes. God knew what he was doing when he gave use our hair and for that I am thankful.

Stop Hair Loss – Be Happy With Your Hair

There are a wide range of reasons why men and women start to lose their hair. Modern medicine has produced all kinds of treatments, and on the cosmetic side, there are very extreme treatments such as hair transplants. This is becoming more and more popular. But is this really necessary?

Let’s first look at male pattern baldness in men.

Stop Hair Loss – Male Pattern Baldness

Possibly 90 percent of male hair thinning is caused by male pattern baldness. This condition is also called androgenetic alopecia. This cause of thinning is due to genes inherited from the Father or Mother. When a man gets older, he is more likely to start losing his hair.

However, it is possible to start losing your hair in your teens or early twenties. I started to lose my hair at 21yrs of age, and I put this down to the Genes inherited from my father who had very thin hair.

Male pattern baldness generally appears as thinning hair on the crown or a receding hairline. As much as 50% of the male population are expected to endure hair reduction by the time they reach 50yrs of age., and over 65% of men will have some level of baldness by the age of 60. This can be due to ageing or genetics.

Stop Hair Loss – So Why Exactly Does Hair Loss Occur?

The answer to this question for men lies in a chemical called dehydrotestosterone, or more commonly known as DHT. This is a male hormone that collects and builds up around the hair follicles. This hormone will eventually kill the follicle and also the hair growing out of it. As these levels of DHT increase with age, more and more hair is lost.

Other causes of hair reduction can be put down to Medication, Severe Illness, Diseases or other Hormones. Certain medication such as blood thinners,and anti depressants can cause hair thinning, so can medications for the treatment of gout.

If in doubt, always read the label for a list of possible side effects or ask your doctor. Please also note, excess doses of Vitamin A can also cause thinning hair.

Hormones both male and female can become imbalanced and cause hair reduction. Also hormonal problems due to an over active thyroid gland can cause hair loss. Hair loss in males can also be caused by an undiagnosed condition. Lupus, Diabetes or even a fungal infection of the scalp can all lead to premature hair loss.

Diagnosing The Problem

Because there are both medical and genetic causes leading up to male pattern baldness, it is essential to diagnose those exact causes before looking for treatments. It is always best to consult with a doctor first before embarking on any course of treatment. If the cause of hair loss in males or females is not down to genetics or ageing then the good news is, it is probably treatable.

Hair Loss In Women

As with male pattern balding, in women it can be genetic. However there are also a whole range of reasons why women also suffer hair loss. Women who have just given birth can also suffer lack of hair. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and is likely to stop within six months of giving birth.

This hair thinning is usually down to higher Estrogen levels being produced during pregnancy and reducing after pregnancy thus sending the strong hair growth stage during pregnancy into a strong hair loss stage after pregnancy.

Also, sometimes crash diets can lead to loss of hair. Rapid weight loss over a short period of time can cause a woman to lose some of her hair. Losing hair can also be caused by stress and adding chemicals to your hair. Frequent hair colouring is one of the main causes, perming solutions can also produce hair loss if over used.

Stop Hair Loss – What Treatments Are Out There?

There are many hair growth products out there. Treatments for women and men are sold both over the counter and also by prescription only. The whole lack of hair problem is a billion dollar industry, so you need to seek good advice.

You can get various surgical procedures to remove hair from thickly grown areas of the scalp into areas of thinning hair. This is something you only want to look at as a last resort, again you need to use due diligence before seeking out such extreme measures.

Although I am not qualified to give advice in this area, I would certainly look at less drastic measures first to see if you can find a good treatment to stop hair loss before seeking any surgical answer.

Dry, Oily Or Unmanageable Hair? Try These Tips!

Everyone has lots of reasons why they don’t take better care of their hair. Often, people think it’ll be complicated or expensive to engage in hair care. However, it doesn’t have to be. Read on to learn how to take care of your hair without getting frustrated or ruining your budget.

Brush your hair from the scalp down to the ends to distribute the natural oils to your hair shafts. The oil in your scalp is very healthy for your hair. However, you need to get it from your scalp to your hair. You can accomplish this by brushing from the scalp to all the way down to the tips of your hair. Try bending over and brushing your hair upside down to make this a little easier to do.

Use hair gel to smooth down any hair that is loose or out of control, when you braid your hair or put it up. Put some gel on your fingertips and rub in onto the hair that does not want to stay in place. Direct the hair where you want it to go.

For minimizing breakage, be sure that your hair is completely wet prior to applying shampoo. Don’t use any more than about a quarter-size dollop. Then proceed to rub the shampoo between your palms to start with. Be sure to lather up for no more than 30 seconds or so.

If you are thinking about coloring your hair, you should take the time to look for a natural product. Ask your hair care specialist for advice if you need to. You should know that most products will dry your hair and weaken it. Use a special conditioner to revitalize your hair if you are going to color it.

Use a towel to dry your hair, as much as possible, before blow drying. When blow drying your hair, use the coolest possible setting to avoid damage. Do not leave the blow dryer in the same spot for more than a few seconds and keep it several inches away from your head.

When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.

Protect your hair from the sun the same way that you protect your skin from the sun. Wear a hat or a scarf when you are going to be out in the sun for extended periods. Choose a hat that is loose or tie your scarf on loose so that air can circulate while you are wearing it.

Apply hair spray by hand for a lighter touch. If you don’t want to weigh your hair down by spraying it all over with hairspray, you can apply it by hand instead. Simply spray the hair spray into your hands, and then rub your hands together. Now you can pat your hair and smooth out the flyaway spots so that the stray hairs will lay down.

Don’t use salt spray on your hair. While salt spray is great for creating beach waves and minimizing grease on your hair, it is also very damaging to your hair. After all, salt is a drying agent, so it will take all of the moisture out of your hair and leave it dry and brittle.

If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.

Treating your hair from the inside out is the best way to achieve the look that you desire during the day. Make sure that you drink and eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, which are packed with antioxidants. These foods can help to reduce toxins in your body, yielding a healthy scalp.

Living a healthy lifestyle has everything to do with the healthiness of your hair. Eat a balanced diet, and make sure you get plenty of exercise. Excessive smoking, not getting enough sleep, and other unhealthy habits are harmful to the health of your hair. Take good care of yourself, and your hair will follow suit.

If you happen to suffer from a flaky scalp, try using this treatment bi-weekly: Start sectioning your hair and do a gentle rubbing on your scalp using a rubbing alcohol-saturated cotton pad. Once the alcohol dries, start brushing your hair. Finish with a thorough rinse using warm water, and be sure not to shampoo.

Even if you just need a quick snip of a trim, never use regular household or dull scissors to cut your hair. Hair cutting needs to be done with specialized and sufficiently sharp scissors or you risk damaging it and throwing off your entire style! Look for affordable hair cutting scissors and reserve these to use for hair only.

Now, this is my final super secret tip. If nothing you do can get your hair looking the way you want it, invest in a high quality lace front wig. They are often made of real human hair and no one will know you’re wearing a wig. In case you hadn’t noticed, all the stars and celebrities are now wearing wigs! They’re the in thing at the moment.

So what do you think? Is hair care easier than you thought it would be? Hopefully, you now have some direction to follow from reading this article. It’s worth it to take a few minutes a day to take better care of your hair; your self-confidence will grow along with your hair’s health.

5 Ways to Thicken Thinning Hair

Thinning hair affects both men and women of all races and ethnicities. It can creep up on you or appear suddenly. While it can be distressing and leave you feeling self-conscious, thinning hair can be restored to its original healthy glory. Here’s a list of way ways to boost healthy hair growth.

Use a hair loss shampoo

Hair loss shampoos contain ingredients that stop localised hair shedding. They are designed to strengthen and stop the hair follicle from shedding hairs. While there are a wide variety of hair loss shampoos available both online and in stores, it is best to choose one that suits your hair type if possible. If the thinning is caused by hormonal changes in the body such as the menopause, choose a shampoo that targets DHT. DHT is a hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink, making hair grow for shorter periods. DHT also causes hair to become finer.

Supplement with vitamins that promote hair growth

Thinning can occur after a long period of sickness. While one is ill, the body’s priority is to use the nutrients consumed to heal the body, and hair growth falls to the bottom of the body’s priority list. This shortfall of nutrients in the hair slows growth while the rate at which hair reaches its resting phase stays the same. This means the hairs that are shed aren’t replaced quickly enough with new ones entering their growth phase. The overall effect of this imbalance is thin hair. Knowing what vitamins promote hair growth and consuming them on a regular basis, will ensure the body has a ready source of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. The left overs can then be used to boost healthy new growth.

Use a circulation boosting tonic

Blood circulation in the scalp ensures hair follicles receive the nutrients they require to produce healthy hair. Increasing scalp circulation allows hair follicles to receive an adequate supply of nutrients contained in the blood required for healthy hair growth. Tonics that contain ingredients like caffeine are designed to increase scalp circulation. They can be applied and massaged into the scalp after a shampoo. For best results, always follow the manufacturer’s directions. Some tonics can be used as often as daily while others are designed to be used only once a week.

Avoid harsh chemical treatments

Hair that is thin is obviously damaged. Using harsh chemicals on your hair to color it, curl or straighten it will only cause more damage to hair that is already weak and thin. These same harsh chemicals are often the cause of thinning hair when they’re applied too frequently. If you’re trying to nurse your thinning hair back into a healthy state then it is best to steer well clear of chemical treatments. Replace hair colorants with natural alternatives like henna and bhringaraj powder. If your hair is permed, increase the amount of time between applications. Relaxers should not be applied more than four times a year.

Take care of your scalp

Healthy hair can only grow out of a healthy scalp. Keep your scalp clean and infection free. It is a myth that dandruff is caused by a dry scalp. Dandruff is an infection of the scalp and should always be treated using appropriate shampoos and products. Ignoring it will only worsen the condition. Take fish oil supplements and eat a handful of healthy nuts such as almonds, walnuts, Brazil and macadamia nuts daily to relieve dry scalps. Do not clog your hair follicles with hair oils. Hair oils are best applied as a hair treatment overnight before being washed out of the hair the following day. If your scalp is dry it is probably best to use a sulfate free shampoo which won’t irritate the scalp or strip any further moisture from the hair and scalp.

Following these five steps will help stimulate healthy hair growth and in so doing thicken thinning hair. The five steps are effective for both men and women and can easily be incorporated into your regular hair care routine.

This is an article by Danielle McLoughlin, who writes more about Traction Alopecia and hair loss topics at her website [http://www.tractionalopeciatreatments.com]. You can download her free eBook about Traction Alopecia treatments.

How to Treat Thin Hair for Women

Thinning hair can be thickened if the right hair care routine is followed. However growing thicker hair is dependent on tackling both the internal and external factors that are causing your hair loss. Nutrition and avoiding stress are the most important internal factors while the type of hair products and hair care routines are the most important external factors.

Thinning hair can be caused by hormones, such as during the menopause, stress, a lack of nutrients required for healthy hair growth, or the way hair is cared for.

Hair that becomes thin due to the menopause can be thickened using hair care products that are designed specifically to target DHT on the scalp. DHT is a hormone that causes the hair follicle to shrink making it unsuitable to sustain healthy hair growth. The shrunken follicle produces thin lifeless hair over a short period of time and eventually becomes unable to produce any hair, leaving the hair follicle in its dormant state permanently.

The most effective internal treatment is Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is a natural anti-androgen that helps inhibit DHT production. The most effective external treatments are minoxidil and caffeine based shampoos and hair tonics.

Nutrients needed for hair growth

A diet lacking in the nutrients hair requires to grow will only make thinning hair worse. In fact the thinning hair has little or no chance of becoming thick if your body isn’t provided with the nutrients it needs to produce hair.

The vitamins and minerals required for healthy hair growth are Vitamin A, B vitamins, Iron, Zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Selenium. A healthy diet rich is lean protein sources such as fish, seafood, turkey, spinach, legumes, kale, carrots, low fat dairy products and nuts should provide the body with an adequate supply of these vitamins and minerals. These minerals and vitamins are destroyed during commercial food processing, so if your diet is mainly made up of packaged, tinned, frozen or microwave meals it’s time to reconsider what you eat and what nutrients your body actually has access to.

An easy way to ensure the body is receiving the nutrients it needs in adequate doses is to take a supplement designed specifically for hair growth.

Do not damage your hair follicles

A common type of hair loss called traction alopecia is caused by regularly pulling hair into tight hairstyles. This repeated trauma causes scalp inflammation and damaged hair follicles. Hair follicles may also become damaged due to the weight of ornaments used and hair extensions. Hair extensions should not be worn on a regular basis and tight hairstyles such as chignons, and ponytails should also be avoided. Especially if the hair is already weak and thin.

Use products that are designed to stimulate hair growth. These can be in the form of shampoos, tonics and lotions. Caffeine based shampoos and tonics boost scalp circulation and promote hair growth. Women should not shy away from caffeine based products on the basis that they are made for men suffering from male pattern baldness. In fact Caffeine based shampoos are also made for women with thinning hair and should be incorporated into your hair care regimen.

Other products that will boost hair growth are minoxidil or what might be considered it’s herbal alternative, Bhringaraj – called False Daisy or Eclipta alba. Regular scalp massages will also boost scalp circulation and should be performed several times a week.

The stress factor

Stress can inhibit hair growth and is associated with Alopecia areata, Telogen effluvium, and Trichotillomania hair loss. Try to manage your stress on your own by taking time out of your hectic schedule to do something you really enjoy. This could be working out, reading a book, taking a walk, meeting friends for lunch, going to the movies or anything at all that allows you to relax. Try to get away from the cause of your stress for a while. Take time off work at regular intervals and if that is not an option, then make the best use of your weekend. Get a massage, drive to the beach, visit family, or learn to meditate. Whatever you choose to do, it is important to find time for yourself and do an activity that makes you happy. If you can’t get your stress under control yourself, then see your doctor.

Ways on How to Remove Unwanted Hairs

There are a lot of ways to get rid of unwanted hair, but only a few were to deliver effective results. One things that distinguish one hair elimination method from another is the time for hair regrowth after the hair removal method has been made. When choosing temporary or permanent hair removal methods, it is important that you before you decide you should know if it is appropriate for your hair and skin type and not all methods can be used on all body parts. Here, are the popular methods you can use.

Temporary Hair Removal

Temporary ways to remove unwanted hairs consist of two major groups.

Depilation – this is a process which the hair is removed in the skin level. Results will last for just a week.

Depilatory cream – This is a chemical ingredient that reacts with hair protein, which allow your hair to be washed quickly. There are specific types of depilatory creams that are fit for a specific part in your body so before you use a hair depilation cream, ensure that you use the cream according to where it will be used. Not all brands are suitable to be used in bikini or facial areas; moreover, some people are sensitive to the cream thereby causing skin irritation. Choose the best quality of depilatory cream to achieve maximum results.

Shaving – Men usually shaves their facial area to remove unwanted hairs. This is also used by women when they want to remove hairs in the legs and underarm in a quick and painless way. Shaving has the fastest regrowth time because it does not remove the roots, only a certain part in the hair where when cut, will look clean. The more you will shave the thicker the shaved area will be.

Epilation – this is the process where the hair is removed from the roots. Hair regrowth for epilation will last for more than 8 weeks.

Plucking – This is a method that uses tweezers to remove hair. As you pluck, you take out the hair from its roots; therefore, hair in that area will grow slower. It is most suitable to remove unwanted hair in the eyebrows, face, and underarm but not a very efficient method because it will take a lot of time before you can complete it. It is important that the tweezers are sterilized to prevent infection.

Threading – This uses a twisted thread to catch the hair and pull it out as it is rolled across the skin. It is more efficient than plucking because it can be used in larger areas, but still very time-consuming.

Waxing – A wax is used to spread it on the area where you want hair to be removed. Using a cloth strip, the wax is pulled of which takes off the root and dead skin cells. This works on every part of the body and hair regrowth is less noticeable. Waxing may last for up to 8 weeks, but this varies from person to person. It is a fast yet very painful process. Not recommended for people who have skin irritation, moles, or sunburn.

Permanent Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal destroys the hair follicles so hair regrowth won’t be possible. It will take a few sessions before hair will be gone permanently.

Laser Hair Removal – A laser targets the skin to the hair follicle so it stops its growth. Laser hair removal does not work well on dark-skinned people because laser targets through the color of the hair. Laser won’t be that accurate if there are other dark areas except the hair or if the hair is not dark. It is a highly suggested hair removal method and the fastest as it treats large areas of tone at a time.

Electrolysis – This is the only 100% permanent method that has been approved to get rid of unwanted hairs permanently. A professional electrologist inserts a needle into the follicle then sends an electric current through the root which then permanently eliminates the cells that are responsible for hair growth. It is a very effective method but can take a lot of time. Additionally, this method will cost a lot. The good news is there are at-home electrolysis equipment which will be worth a few hundred bucks but is not as effective as those used in clinics.