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. On Kirbie: Rae Francis top
Silky smooth skin in all the right places means knowing a thing or two about proper hair removal. Whether you like to shave, wax, or use depilatories, we have all the answers to avoiding razor burn, removing facial hair, and more. Get ready to want to bare your skin with our guide to everything hair removal.
Considering the relatively high cost of replacing razor blades, you might as well try to prolong the life of them, right? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep them sharper longer, and, as a result, your wallet will love you. Plus, by following these few easy steps after each shave, you'll reduce the likelihood of some common disasters (the nicks, the cuts, the ingrowns). Keep reading for tips on how to "save the shave."
Can you believe that shaving cream, albeit in primitive form, was used around 5,000 years ago? And there are plenty of reasons we're still using it today — particularly during these warmer months. So to find out a few of the dos and don'ts of this truly old-school cosmetic, just keep reading.
Teeny bikinis 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 swimsuit-related mishaps. "Brazilians and bikini waxes are always more popular in the Summer," she says. "Because of this, there are always more issues with ingrown hairs." 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.
We're convinced only masochists look forward to a bikini wax, but the thing is, it doesn't have to hurt quite so badly. There are ways you can reduce the pain. If you're new to waxing, start out with a professional to see how it's done. After a few times, you might want to try doing it at home to save a few bucks. Either way, to learn how to keep pain at bay, keep reading.
We're in the season of hair removal, so you may be shopping around for a new method. If waxing and tweezing your brows have left you scarred (either physically or emotionally), maybe threading is for you. But if you still have some questions about threading, we're letting you in on everything you need to know before you cozy up in the threading chair.
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.
Vellus hair, which is endearingly known as peach fuzz, is the short, fine, lightly pigmented hair that can appear on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. While it's often barely noticeable, many people have their own reasons for wanting to rid themselves of it. As you may know, peach fuzz is a tough thing to remove permanently, but there are a few things you can do to temporarily eliminate its appearance. To see which treatments work and which ones don't, just keep reading.
In the world of hair removal, everyone wants a budget-friendly option that promises to remove the hair quickly without traumatizing 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. On Kirbie: Darling dress, Kate Spade earrings.