Depilatories - Hair Removal Systems By Jonkey

Chemical depilatories are one of the many solution to your hair removal issues. It comes in many different forms including creams, lotions, gels, aerosol sprays and roll-ons. A depilatory dissolves the hair just below the skin with a chemical mixture that’s highly alkaline (or, in some cases, acidic).

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Chemical depilatories come in many different forms including creams, lotions, gels, aerosol sprays and roll-ons. A depilatory dissolves the hair just below the skin with a chemical mixture that’s highly alkaline (or, in some cases, acidic).

This formulation affects the protein structure of the hair, causing it to dissolve into a jellylike mass that the user can easily wipe off from the skin.

We need to carefully follow instructions and heed all warnings on the product label since these chemicals are very harmful if they get into your eyes or if you ingest them.

While many people use hair removal creams and have no side effects, a large number of people have reported irritation and burning. Let’s face it, depilatories are made up of harsh chemicals, many of which are found in cleaning products; so, if you’re a purist, this method of hair removal may not be right for you.

The initial thing most people who have tried depilatory creams notice is how they smell. As in, they smell terrible. While they are very effective home hair removal systems, the abrasive chemicals used to melt away and break up the bonds of the hair usually have a very foul odour. Some of the more popular products have made great inroads in order to cover up the scent.

Test First

People’s body chemistry is unique to them and that’s why it’s crucial to test a small, discreet area of skin first in case you have some type of allergic or chemical reaction before you treat an entire area with a depilatory product.

If swelling, moderate to severe redness, or burning occurs after using depilatories, do not use the product and seek treatment if the irritation persists or if this skin is broken.

Pros and Cons of Depilatories

Pros of Depilatories

  • Relatively inexpensive, though not as cheap as shaving
  • Easy to use
  • When hair grows back, it is softer than that of after shaving

Cons Of Depilatories

  • Results are not as long lasting as waxing.
  • Can have a nasty odour, if not initially, then when it starts to process.
  • Can cause skin irritations as the skin’s natural protective barrier is compromised when the depilatory is washed away.
  • Depilatories should not be used on skin that is irritate, broken, or has any signs of infection.
  • Areas like the eyebrows, nose, ears, skin close to mucous membranes, the vaginal and any area where the skin is broken or irritated should be avoided when using.

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