Hair Removal For Darker Skin
Women of African American descent have their own challenges when it comes to hair removal.
African American skin can be a bit on the sensitive side. The pigmentation that creates beautiful brown tones also creates problems like scarring and discoloration. Careful consideration should be used when choosing a hair removal regime.
Shaving is an inexpensive, do-it-yourself method of hair removal, but African American women need to use care when choosing this method.
People with coarse hair and dark skin are at a higher risk for a condition called pseudo folliculitis barbae, a medical term for shaving bumps. In addition, should a shaved hair grow back curled under the skin, it is another problem–an ingrown hair. African American women are also more susceptible to ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can be painful and can cause infections.
Electrolysis is another hair removal method available for African American skin. Although electrolysis is the only known permanent hair removal method, it can cause tiny scars on the skin if not performed by a certified & licensed professional electrologist. These scars can cause keloids and hyperpigmentation in darker skin.
Sugaring is considered a safe method of hair removal for African American women. A warm sugar paste is applied to the skin and rubbed over the desired area working against the growth of the hair. The hair is removed in the direction of the hair growth. Not only does this process remove hair but leaves the skin exfoliated.
Consult A Licensed Professional
Any time you are considering having unwanted hair growth removed, it’s a good idea to consult a licensed professional. Not only will you get a better result than with at home remedies, but the hair removal specialist can examine your skin type and recommend the best process for you.
Ellen Dutton is the owner of Montgomery Electrolysis & Body Sugaring and will be glad to assist you with your hair removal needs.
Contact Ellen Dutton today at (334) 399-9310 for a FREE, private and confidential consultation so she can tailor a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs.
We provide services for Central Alabama and the Montgomery River Region, including: Montgomery, Prattville, Auburn, Selma, Greenville, Troy, Maxwell AFB, Wetumpka and Birmingham.