By Mary N. DiZazzo

Hair Removal: the Fun of it All!

Ciao bella,

My experiences have been all over the board when it comes to hair removal! From so many years of waxing, tweezing and shaving my extraneous hair, it's hardly a problem anymore. One good thing of getting older hair does get scarcer -- unfortunately on the top of your head as well. I still have plenty.

Recently my best hair removal, especially for facial hair, is Naad's. Developed by a Mom in Australia whose daughter had very sensitive skin. Once hair is removed, the residue can be washed off with water! Wish this product were around when I was young and hairy! When I used this hair removal product it lasted for several weeks! Hair growth becomes slower.

Then there's waxing which should be done professionally. Keeps hair gone for several weeks as well. After waxing so many years I do attribute that to my lesser hair experience as of today!

My eyebrows are a bit thin than I would like them for the style of the day. Although waxing under my arms left that area sensitive and now can only use a certain deodorant.

Shaving anywhere isn't great, however, it is very quick. Fine for legs although they must be done every week. It's a myth that shaving your facial hair promotes hair growth. The razor cuts a blunt edge making hair look thicker.

I've used a depilatory that dissolves the hair just a few times. For all the fuss, mess and odor it has to be used once a week.

And then there is the epilator, which looks very painful! It rips the hair out of its root in a wide margin. So if you have pain tolerance and invest in one your hair will stay gone for several weeks with the prospect of not returning so heavy.

Any Hair Removal product you use that removes the hair from the root will eventually make hair growth lesser and sparser.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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