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12 Ways to Depilate at Home: Wax On, Hair Off

We've all had to deal with body hair—heck, most of us have to spend a lifetime trying to get rid of it. A lucky few can afford professional hair removal at the salon, but the rest of us have to figure out what we can accomplish at home. These days there are more ways to remove that unsightly hair than just razors and creams. The frugal follicle-blaster has never had so many options.
  • Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit

    If you’re going to attempt at-home waxing, Bliss is the way to go. The kit comes with a cup that makes it easy to heat the wax in the microwave, and the formula is gentle on skin all over the body. The set includes a pre-wax cleanser and a soothing post-wax oil.

  • Ulta Precision Slant Tweezers

    When it comes to plucking brows or grooming stray hairs, these hand-finished tweezers have a unique slant tip that makes grooming easy and precise.

  • Studio 35 Beauty Eyebrow Shapers

    If plucking and waxing are off-limits, tend to unruly brows with these mini razors, designed specifically to sculpt eyebrows—or that bikini line—flawlessly. 

  • Panasonic Close Curves Rechargeable Wet/Dry Ladies Shaver

    An electric razor won’t wear out or cause pain. On top of that, this model is rechargeable and can safely be used in the shower, too.

  • DS Laboratories Keramene Body Hair Minimizer

    Between bouts with the razor, waxer, or laser, this lotion suppresses hair production by inducing hair follicles into their dormant state. When used regularly, it can cause hair to grow back thinner, finer, and more slowly.

  • Shobha Sugaring Gel

    Sugaring is generally less painful than waxing—the gel sticks to the hair instead of the skin around it. Shobha’s gentle, 100 percent-natural formula can be heated on the stove or in the microwave.

  • Schick Intuition Plus Razor

    The built-in shaving foam lathers and moisturizes to prevent dryness and razor burn. It’s the Rolls-Royce of disposable razors.

  • Bliss Fuzz-Off Facial Hair Removal Cream

    Mustached ladies are not just the stuff of carnivals—even beauty queens can get a little thick up top. Whether you have full-blown hair growth or just a little peach fuzz making you self conscious, this Bliss cream is specially-formulated for use on the face, so it's gentle on your skin.

  • TRIA Laser Hair Removal System

    No pain, no gain. Although it’s not as pain-free as other methods, the TRIA home laser system allows the user to gradually—and permanently—reduce unwanted hair on the legs, bikini area, arms, and (for fair-skinned people) underarms. It may seem expensive up front, but it’s cheaper than a lifetime of salon waxes.

  • Sally Hansen Brush-On-In-Shower Hair Remover Creme

    Sally Hansen offers a gentle, rinse-off formula that can even be worn in the shower. After three minutes, a quick rinse will wash the hair away.

  • Remington i-Light Hair Removal System

    This home hair remover uses light pulsating-technology to remove hair with the same results as professional laser hair removal services. The only downside is that it it's only meant to be used below your neck, so using it on facial hair isn't an option.

  • Braun Silk Epil Xelle Epilator

    Razors will soon be relics of the past, now that carefully-crafted epilators have entered the market. A lighted head lets you see every hair, while 40 small tweezers do the plucking for you. The shave is supposedly so close that regrowth happens much slower than usual, and has a much finer texture.

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