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Depilatory or bleach – which is better for hair removal?

Vick asks…Bleach or depilatory – which lasts longer or is less toxic for facial hair?

The Beauty Brains respondbleach-147520_640

Vick, I’m not sure what you mean when you say “less toxic” for hair. If you mean “toxic” in the sense of “poisonous” then you don’t need to worry about it because neither product will be poisonous when properly applied to skin. (Just don’t try drinking either one!) If you mean “toxic” in the sense of damaging to hair, remember that products designed to remove hair are SUPPOSED to destroy the hair, that’s how they work.

Of the two, bleach is less aggressive but it also is not as effective in removing hair. At best you’ll get partial hair removal and therefore you’ll notice the facial hair sooner. In other words, it won’t seem to last as long. Bleach is really best if you just want to take some of the color out of unwanted hair so it’s less visible.

If you actually want to remove hair then depilatories are the way to go. They are are very effective at destroying hair so the effect last longer. However, some people find them irritating.

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  • Alyaka | Niche Beauty Products May 30, 2015, 12:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this interesting information. This is really very useful especially for people who are very conscious about body hair and how they can effectively get rid of it. I agree, depilatories is the better choice for hair removal.

  • shaikh August 27, 2016, 8:05 am

    how the ph is controlled between 10- 12 in depilatories formulation ?normally we are using sodium hydroxide to increased ph but what we use to decrees ph at the final step?

    • Randy Schueller August 27, 2016, 9:00 am

      I’m sorry but I don’t understand your question.