Hair Removal Products: The Pros and Cons of Depilatory Cream

If you have spent much time plucking and shaving away unwanted body hair, the thought of using a product that removes hair chemically probably sounds pretty appealing. Chemical depilatories, which dissolve hair with special chemicals, have been around for about a century; and the reason they haven’t gone out of style is fairly obvious: they continue to offer the most hassle-free way to remove hair — just apply the product and watch the hair dissolve.

Nevertheless, chemical depilatories also have some potential drawbacks. Depending on what you need from hair removal products in terms of effectiveness, potential side effects, and ease of application, depilatory creams may or may not be a good hair removal option. If you’ve never used depilatory cream, and you are trying to decide whether to give it a try, below are some frequently cited benefits and drawbacks of using chemical depilatories for hair removal.

Pro: Easy to Use

Chemical depilatories are the easiest of all hair products to use. Just slip on a plastic glove, apply the cream to the area from which hair will be removed, and wait for the hair to dissolve.

After the hair dissolves in a matter of seconds, wash off any excess cream with a washcloth.

Con: Limited Effectiveness

Chemical depilatories typically keep hair away for about a week. Plucking and waxing, on the other hand, can keep hair away for up to six weeks. Because depilatory cream doesn’t dissolve hair at the root, hair naturally grows back faster than it would if it were plucked or waxed.

Pro: Highly Affordable

Because it is easy to produce, depilatory cream can be purchased for affordable prices. For example, Hot Legs’ sizable tube of Hair Removal Cream can be yours for only $7.99. If you’re looking for the most cost effective hair removal products, depilatory cream is tough to beat.

Con: Potentially Messy

Except plucking, no method of temporary hair removal is mess-free. As long as you use gloves to apply the product and apply the right amount, using depilatory cream shouldn’t be too messy. When excess cream is applied without gloves, however, the process can be messy indeed.

Need a Good Depilatory Cream?

If so, Hot Legs’ Hair Removal Cream — which has a gentle formulation that makes it perfect for applying to sensitive areas such as the face, bikini area, underarms, and legs — is an excellent choice. At Hot Legs, we specialize in creating hair removal products that are effective, affordable, and non-irritating. For more information about our Hair Removal Cream and other awesome products, call us today at (855) 759-2HOT, or click here to use our contact form.

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