We’ve all heard the myths – that unwanted body hair can be a thing of the past, all thanks to an at-home device that zaps away at the hair follicles.
To be honest, who doesn’t want to be hair free? Waking up in the mornings and knowing you can fling on a cute summer dress and not having to worry about shaving? Or that annoying moment when you realize you’ve left the house without seeing to your underarms, and you’re wearing a strappy top.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for unwanted body hair, then IPL at-home hair removal could be a really good solution for you. From my learnings over the past year, as well as some additional research, here are a few things you need to know about IPL.
If you want results, you have to be consistent. Yep, it’s not a magical device that you use once and then forget about it. In fact, I admit that not long after I published the aforementioned video, I kinda thought to myself, OK, job done.
Well, no, it wasn’t. Because your hair follicles are on their own individual growth cycles, you have to continue ‘zapping’ (this is what I call the process, thanks to the flash of light which kind of ‘zaps’ your leg when you use it at home)
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and during a treatment, you are basically being ‘shot’ with flashes of said intense pulsed light. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, quickly turning to heat which then kills the growing cells that make the hair. For this process to work, you need to have hair for the IPL to ‘target’, i.e you can’t wax between treatments as waxing completely removes hair from the roots. Because of the way the light is attracted to dark pigment