Hair inhibitors are not new in the cosmetic industry. They have been in the industry for quite some time but only little people knew about it. That is not surprisingly though, because these products are not heavily marketed just like hair removal processes.
If you are interested to know more about hair inhibitors, here are the frequently asked questions about them to help you understand and see if these products can work for you.
What are Hair Inhibitors?
Hair inhibitors are made of natural ingredients derived from plant extracts that has the ability to inhibit the growth of new hair. Hair inhibitors are not hair removal products. They can only restrain new hair growth. Actually, hair inhibitors can be considered as a secondary treatment for hair removal. They are to be applied after a hair removal process. Hair inhibitors can be in the form of creams, lotions or spray. They are generally easy and simple to use because aside from just applying it on the skin just like the way you use lotions and creams, they are also for home application.
Are they effective? How do hair inhibitors work?
Hair inhibitors are effective. There are good products in the market that can really prevent hair from growing. Easily applied on the skin, the plant ingredients of the hair inhibitor product are responsible for stopping the hair growth. These ingredients will target the roots of the hair in order to change the hair shaft from coarse and thick to a thinner and finer hair. The plant ingredients will do this until the hair is too fine that it becomes unnoticeable. The effect and success of hair inhibitors vary from person to person. Hair inhibitors may be effective for some, really preventing the growth of new hair. For others, it may be less effective. In cases like this, you can ask for a professional advice from a dermatologist as there are hair inhibitors that are effective only on a particular body area.
Are the results immediate?
Hair inhibitors are not miracles products and they do not work overnight. For best results, apply hair inhibitors on a regular basis, at least two times each day after a hair removal session for three to six months. It can be longer depending on the texture and thickness of your hair. The process of hair removal should be the one which takes out the hair roots such as waxing, tweezing and threading. It is less effective when shaving is used because the roots are not taken out. It is essential that the hair inhibitor product be massage or rubbed into the skin so that it will reach the pores and directly absorbed by the hair follicles. This speeds up the results of hair inhibitors.
What are the disadvantages of hair inhibitors?
The only downside with hair inhibitors is that you have to wait a few months before you can fully achieve your desired results. Preventing hair growth is a gradual process. Hair inhibitors will change first the texture of the hair until such time that hair follicles will eventually stop producing hair.