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Get Sewing and Get Glitzy

Hello, my name is Karen. I have always been interested in looking my best. My mum used to make all my clothes when I was growing up, so there was always a sewing machine on the kitchen table and pieces of fabric hanging up on the wall. When I was a little girl, my mother began to teach me how to make my own clothes. From that moment on, I was hooked. I would spend hours putting on my mother's makeup and trying on her clothes. I am currently at fashion school so I decided to start this blog to demonstrate all I have learnt so far.

DIY Home Hair Removal - Which Option is Best?

For as long as the earth has been round, women have struggled with the dilemma of how to remove unwanted body hair.  A particularly bad offender in the body hair category is that of facial hair, which, if left to grow, can be unsightly and even offensive! However, given the myriad of facial hair removal options available, many women don't know what is best for them.  So, for every woman who has struggled with unwanted facial hair, here's an overview of the different hair removal options available, and how regularly you need to employ each: 

Option 1 - Plucking 

Using tweezers to pluck unwanted facial hair is perhaps the most popular hair removal option, because it is fairly easy, painless, and doesn't have any adverse side effects.  Plucking is appropriate for all types of facial hair - from pesky chin hairs, to upper lip hairs, to removing rogue eyebrow hairs.  The downside of plucking, however, is that you will need to do it very frequently, sometimes as often as every day, to ensure that you are removing all the offending hairs.  

Option 2 - Shaving 

Not many women would consider shaving their facial hair, and for good reason—shaving only removes hair from the surface of your face, so it will soon result in regrowth and stubble! Although shaving unwanted facial hair is not recommended, if you are desperate and looking for a quick fix, it is possible to shave some of your facial hair, such as your upper lip hair and chin hair.  

Option 3 - Waxing 

Waxing is another popular, and very effective, method of removing unwanted facial hair.  In comparison to plucking, for example, waxing is a good hair removal solution as you only need to do it every couple of weeks, and it removes all of the offending hair at one time.  Also, unlike shaving, it removes hair from the roots, so you won't have to worry about regrowth or stubble! Waxing, however, can be more painful than plucking and shaving as it does remove a lot of hair at once.  

Option 4 - Bleaching 

Bleaching your unwanted hair is another popular solution that hides, but does not remove, your facial hair.  If done correctly, bleaching can be relatively pain-free and can quickly turn ugly black hairs into blonde hairs that are virtually impossible to notice! The downside of bleaching, however, is that you may get 'regrowth'  quickly if your facial hair doesn't fall out, and the darker roots become exposed.  Bleaching is recommended, then, every couple of weeks, and can be a good alternative to waxing. 

Fighting the seemingly never-ending battle with facial hair can be difficult, however, there are a few good DIY options you can employ at home to keep your hair at bay. However, if you want to become an expert at all things hair removal, you should consider a beauty therapy course, which will provide in-depth training on best practice hair removal.