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Nad's Girl Talk! 5 Things You Must Know Before Using Hair Removal Creams

Girl Talk! 5 Things You Must Know Before Using Hair Removal Creams

Girl Talk! 5 Things You Must Know Before Using Hair Removal Creams | Nad's Hair Removal Blog

Are you tired of painful, difficult, and messy hair removal methods?

Hair removal creams, also known as depilatory creams, are a fantastic way to remove hair. They are a fast, convenient, painless and effective solution for achieving smooth skin at home.

Nad’s offers a range of body and facial hair removal creams to suit all needs, so you can find the perfect cream for you!

If you have sensitive skin, check out our Nad's Sensitive Hair Removal Cream for body. This formula contains soothing natural extracts of melon, aloe vera, avocado oil and honey to protect sensitive skin, while the active ingredients target the hair shaft for effective removal of unwanted hair in just minutes! For face, you can also try our Nad's Sensitive Facial Hair Removal Cream. We also have a gorgeous range of Hair Removal Body Butter and Face Butter, which are extra thick and creamy, leaving your skin smooth and beautifully moisturised.

So! Before you dive into using these products, here are five things you must know to ensure a smooth experience, from head to toe!

  1. Understand How and Why Depilatory Creams Work

    Moving into the world of hair removal can bring up a lot of questions, especially when it comes to using depilatory creams. Let's break down the science on how they work to get a clearer picture. Essentially, these creams contain active chemicals such as Potassium thioglycolate designed to target the hair's structure.

    Depilatory creams work because they contain a chemical called thioglycolate that is capable of reducing, or breaking down, the disulfide bonds of hair keratin. These disulfide bonds are powerful sulfur - sulfur links that help give hair and nails their tough quality. If you break these S-S bonds, the hair becomes so soft that it will simply break off when you wipe the cream off your skin. This is the fundamental mechanism behind the functioning of depilatory creams.

    Think of your hair as a strong, sturdy building. What depilatory creams do is gently dismantle this structure without any need for painful tugging or cutting.

    The beauty of this method is that it deals with the hair at the surface level, making it a less invasive and painful option compared to other hair removal techniques such as waxing or tweezing. Just remember, the key to success lies in understanding how these creams interact with your hair and using them correctly to achieve that silky-smooth result you're after.

  2. Patch Test Is Your Best Friend

    So, you are now ready for at-home hair removal with depilatory creams? Let’s pause for a quick yet crucial step: the patch test. This isn't just another step; it’s your skin's new best friend, ensuring you and your chosen cream are a perfect match. Here's how to do it: select a small, discreet patch of skin to apply the cream to. This could be on your leg, arm, or anywhere you plan to remove hair. Gently apply the cream according to the instructions, then wait and keep an eye on the time. Once the recommended duration has passed, wipe the cream away and observe.

    What you’re looking for is any sign of rebellion from your skin - redness, itching, irritation or anything out of the ordinary. If your skin stays calm, you’re in the clear. But if there’s any hint of irritation, it might be best to consider other hair removal options. This simple step is like having a quick chat with your skin, making sure it’s on board for what’s coming next. Let’s keep the hair removal journey smooth in every sense of the word!

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  4. Application Tips for a Mess-Free Experience

    Navigating the path to silky-smooth skin can be easy with the right approach to applying hair removal creams. Before you begin, make sure you've got the cream and a timer, and something to apply it with. You may also want to place an old towel down before you start the application as the cream may cause surfaces to become slippery.

    Start by coating the targeted area with a generous layer of cream. Picture painting a wall; you want thick, even coverage without missing any spots. Make sure you cover all the hair without massaging it in.

    Now, while avoiding your hands can keep things less messy (and protect your skin), It's like frosting a cake, but instead of making it delicious, you're making it smooth! Keep an eye on the clock, because timing is your ally in this mission. After you've waited the recommended amount of time, grab a damp cloth and wipe away the cream in the direction of hair growth. This method not only helps in removing the cream but also aids in pulling away the dissolved hairs without any fuss. Just remember, it’s all in the preparation and technique for that flawless smooth-skin finish.

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  6. Timing Is Everything

    When it comes to hair removal creams, think of timing as your secret ingredient for success. Imagine you're baking a cake – remove it too early, and it’s gooey; too late, and it’s burnt. Similarly, with depilatory creams, there's a sweet spot that ensures effective hair removal without irritating your skin.

    The golden rule? Adhere strictly to the timing guidelines provided on the product’s label. For those trying out a cream for the first time, err on the side of caution by starting with the lower end of the recommended time range. It’s like dipping your toes into the water before diving in – it gives you a chance to gauge how your skin reacts. We always advise that you use a soft cloth and test a small area for hair removal. If all goes well and your skin feels fine, you can adjust the timing slightly in future applications, always keeping within the safe time frame suggested. This personalized approach helps you find the perfect balance for a smooth, irritation-free hair removal experience. Remember, with depilatory creams, patience and precision in timing are everything.

  7. Aftercare to Soothe and Protect

    Once you've successfully removed the hair with your cream, the next step is crucial for keeping your skin happy and healthy. Gently rinse the treated area with lukewarm water to wash away any leftover cream. Steer clear of any harsh cleansers or scrubs right after; your skin's a bit tender and needs kindness.

    To calm and pamper your skin, reach for a soothing lotion or aloe vera gel, like our Nad's Soothing Ingrow Solution. It’s packed with aloe vera to help soothe irritated skin. These are like a comforting hug, helping to moisturise and reduce any potential irritation or redness of the skin. And don’t forget about the sun! Even if you're not hitting the beach, applying a good sunscreen to the area is key to protect your newly smooth skin from any sun sensitivity or damage. Be sure to wait 24 hours before using antiperspirant or perfume on the treated area.This aftercare routine is your secret weapon for keeping your skin feeling as good as it looks.

There you have it! 5 important Must-Knows before using hair removal creams!

>We would love to know what your experience has been like using hair removal creams? Are creams your painless, go-to hair removal option?

Natalie Ismiel - Author | Nad's Hair Removal Blog

Natalie Ismiel | Author

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