Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hair Removal | Epilator

An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing, although unlike waxing, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis. Aside from the spring in early spring-type epilators, there are no parts in epilators that require

Friday, September 17, 2010

Types Of Epilator

Spring type

The first type of epilator was the original Epilady released in Israel in 1986.The design incorporated a coil spring, which was bowed into a curve such that the coils on one side of the spring were squeezed tightly together while on the other side the coils were spread apart. The motor in the epilady rotated the spring, causing it to flex as it rotated. Moving the rotating spring across the skin caused the hairs to be caught up in the spring and pulled out the hair.
Because the springs flexed continuously, they were subject to occasional failure and were sold separately as a replacement part.
Today, there are manual epilators designed for the face, that do not use a power supply; such as the Bellabe  This design consists simply of a coil spring with 2 handles. The spring is then bowed into a curve and placed upon the unwanted facial hair whilst turning the handles. This caused the hairs to be caught between the coils of the springs and pulled out.

Rotating disc type

The Remington Lady Remington Smooth and Silky was designed to operate in a similar way to the spring type Epilady, except that a series of metal discs were used instead of a spring. It was the subject of extensive patent litigation in Europe due to a conceptual similarity to the spring type epilator.
The failure of Epilady to defeat Remington in the patent litigation effectively opened the door for other manufacturers to produce designs based upon rotating discs.

Tweezer type

The rotating disc design has been refined such that, in

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Threading Hair Removal

Threading is an ancient method of hair removal. It is popular in Persian culture where it is called Bande Abru ("Abru" means eyebrow, and "Band" is the thread). Threading the entire face is widely spread amongst Iranians, but it was originally practiced when a woman was getting married or during special occasions. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl had reached adulthood and become a woman. It has also gained popularity in

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hair Removal | Intense pulsed light

Intense pulsed light (IPL), is a technology aimed at producing light of high intensity during a very short period of time. It involves specific lamps together with capacitors whose rapid discharge provides the high energy required.
It is a method of hair removal from the body most commonly employed by medical practitioners and estheticians. It involves the use of a specially constructed xenon flash lamp and focusing optics.
The Intense Pulsed Light hair removal process has become very popular due to its cheaper and

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal Mechanics

The focused, broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin by way of either a hand-held wand or an articulated arm. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root) of the hair. The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located, as opposed to the rest of the hair shaft. As the light is converted to heat energy, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are instantly vaporized. The intense heat radiated by the hair also destroys the hair-producing papilla or the entire hair follicle. It is also claimed that direct light-heat conversion occurs directly in the

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hair Removal | Electrology

Electrology is the practice of electrical epilation to permanently remove human hair. The actual process of removing the hair is referred to as electrolysis. The practitioner slides a solid hair-thin metal probe into each hair follicle. Proper insertion does not puncture the skin. Electricity is delivered to the follicle through the probe, which causes localized damage to the areas that generate hairs, either through the formation of caustic lye (galvanic method), overheating (thermolysis method), or

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hair Removal | Plucking

Plucking Hair Removal.
Plucking can mean the process of removing human hair, animal hair or a bird's feathers by mechanically pulling the item from the owner's body.
In humans, this is done for personal grooming purposes, usually with tweezers. An epilator is a motorised hair plucker.
In birds and animals, plucking is usually

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hair Removal Methods | Permanent Method

Permanent Hair Removal Method

Permanent hair removal involves several imperfect options. A number of methods have been developed that use chemicals, energy of varying types, or a combination to target the areas that regulate hair growth. Permanently destroying these areas while sparing surrounding tissue is a difficult challenge. Methods include:
  • Electroepilation

    • Electrolysis or

Laser Hair Removal Methods | Temporary Method

Temporary Hair Removal Method

"Depilation", or removal of hair to the level of the skin, lasts several hours to several days and can be achieved by
  • Shaving or trimming (manually or with electric shavers)
  • Depilatories (creams or "shaving powders" which chemically dissolve hair)
  • Friction (rough surfaces used to buff away hair)
"Epilation", or removal of the entire hair from the root, lasts several days to

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hair Removal Methods | Doubtful Method

Doubtful Hair Removal methods

Many methods have been proposed or sold over the years without published clinical proof they can work as claimed.
  • Electric tweezers
  • Transdermal electrolysis
  • Transcutaneous hair removal

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hair Removal Methods | Experimental or banned methods

Experimental or banned methods of Hair Removal
  • Photodynamic therapy for hair removal (experimental)
  • X-ray hair removal is an efficient, and usually permanent, hair removal method, but also c

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hair Removal | Bikini Waxing

The term bikini line is the imaginary line in a woman's pubic region that delineates that part which would normally be covered by the bottom part of a swimsuit. In the context of waxing, it is generally understood to describe any pubic hair visible beyond the boundaries of a swimsuit. Epilation is usually also performed on the upper leg. 

Pubic hair can be removed in a number of ways, including waxing, shaving, sugaring or using chemical depilatory creams. Hair that is not

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Other Styles of Bikini Waxing

Other styles of Bikini Waxing

Anthropologist Desmond Morris has identified other waxing styles:
  • The Bikini Line: This is the least extreme form. All pubic hair covered by the bikini is left in place. Only straggling hairs on either side are removed, so that none is visible when a bikini with high-cut sides is being worn.
  • The Full Bikini: Only a small amount of hair is left, on the

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hair Removal | Brazilian waxing

Some claim the origin of the concept Brazilian hairless privates date back to a letter written by Pêro Vaz de Caminha documenting Pedro Álvares Cabral's voyage to Brazil in 1500 AD, which says: "...suas vergonhas tão altas e tão çarradinhas e tão limpas das cabeleiras que de as nós muito bem olharmos não tínhamos nenhuma vergonha" (English translation: "their private parts were so exposed, so healthy and

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bikini Waxing Technique

Warm wax is applied to hair and covered with small strips of cloth. When the wax sufficiently hardens, the cloth is pulled off quickly to remove hair up from the roots. Some discomfort is associated with the procedure. Generally discomfort lasts fewer than five days.Different salons use different names for common types of waxing, for example referring to a Brazilian with a "landing strip" as a "Mohican". It can be done on oneself with a home kit. It is possible to get a bikini wax during pregnancy, but due to

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mechanism of Laser Hair Removal

The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL). Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, (melanin), in the area that causes hair growth, (the follicle), while not heating the rest of the skin. Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the

Friday, September 3, 2010

Laser hair removal

Epilation by laser was performed experimentally for about 20 years before it became commercially available in the mid 1970s. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) epilators, though technically not a laser, use xenon flash lamps that emit full spectrum light.

Laser and light-based methods, sometimes called phototricholysis or photoepilation, are now most commonly referred to

Bikini Waxing Styles

Hair Removal | Bikini Waxing Styles

Bikini waxing may be classified into several basic styles which may have differing names.
  • American waxing is the removal of only the pubic hair that is exposed by a swimsuit, depending on the style of the swimsuit. For a bikini, it would be hair at the top of the thighs and under the navel. It is also known as a basic bikini wax, or a bikini line wax.
  • French waxing leaves a vertical strip in front (sometimes called a landing strip), two to three finger-widths long just above the

Benefit of Waxing Hair Removal

There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Types of Waxing Hair Removal

Various types of waxing are available. Some must be performed by a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician. The different types of waxing that can be performed are:
  • Eyebrow waxing
  • Leg waxing
  • Arm/underarm waxing
  • Back waxing
  • Foot waxing
  • Chest waxing
  • Entire body wax
  • Bikini wax
  • Upper Lip
Most parts of the body can be waxed, but

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Process of Sugaring Hair Removal

 The most common recipe for sugaring wax is as follows (units by volume):
  • 1 unit of sugar
  • 1/8 unit of lemon juice (either fresh or from a bottle)
  • 1/8 unit of water
The ingredients need to be heated and mixed until they are completely liquid, after this the liquid will change from seemingly white to a light gold-like color (while being heated). Do not let it get too dark.
When finished, the liquid needs to

Hair Removal | Sugaring (epilation)

Sugaring is a method of epilation that is similar to waxing, and, for that reason, is "often called sugar waxing or Persian waxing." It has been in use since 1900 BC, "when a hairless and smooth body was considered the standard of youth, beauty and innocence for women in Egypt."

Sugaring can be less painful than waxing, because the

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hair Removal | Waxing

Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of

Hair Removal

Hair removal is the practice of removing body hair, and describes the methods used to achieve that result.

Depilation is the removal of the part of the hair above the surface of the skin. The most common form of depilation is shaving or trimming. Another option is the use of chemical depilatories, which work by

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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