If you asked most people what a hair inhibitor is they would probably look at you blankly. Although this form of hair removal aid can be very effective when done properly, it is suprising how little people know about it.
Basically you could call a hair inhibitor a secondary treatment as the product itself does not actually remove hair. Rather it slows down or inhibits (hence the name) the regrowth of body and facial hair once it has been removed by another method like shaving, waxing or through the use of a device like the silk n sensepil.
How to use a Hair Inhibitor
This type of product generally comes in the form of a cream,spray or lotion that is applied to the skin just as you would use a moisturiser. They are very safe to use and are made from natural ingredients that are derived from plants.
When rubbed deeply into the skin, the plant enzymes contained in the lotion attack the hair at the molecular level, gradually changing the hair shaft from coarse and thick to fine and extremely soft, so that after a period of time the hair will become very sparse.
Although the underlying process might be very scientific, the application of a hair inhibitor is very simple. As mentioned before, the inhibitor doesn’t actually remove the hair so you will first need to choose a hair removal method that preferably removes the hair at the root. Waxing, threading and no no hair removal all work in this way.
By removing the hair at the root it allows the inhibitor to deeply penetrate into the hair follicle.
When the area of skin is smooth and hair free you can then apply the inhibitor lotion. To achieve the best result, the lotion should be applied a few times in each session and it is important to really massage the cream deeply into the skin after each application so that it can be thoroughly absorbed into the hair follicle.
Benefits Of Using This Type Of Hair Removal Product
The great thing about hair inhibitors is that they can be used in the privacy of your own home as no special training or visit to the salon is needed. With some hair removal methods you run the risk of damaging your skin if you try to do it yourself however the natural ingredient in inhibitors make them safe to use on most external parts of your body .
The not so great thing is that you do need to stick with it for at least a few months as the reduction in hair growth is a gradual process, similar to what happens when someone goes bald. It can take up to a month to see any change in hair thickness and for some people it doesn’t happen at all. It all depends on your individual body and hair type.
Overall, for very little risk (mainly your time) using a hair inhibitor can be a great way to intensify the effects of removing unwanted hair by your preferred method, often resulting in the reduction of regrowth to the point where it is almost permanent.