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How to Remove Butt Hair

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author image Adrienne Weeks
Adrienne Weeks spends her time as a collegiate speech instructor, fitness instructor and stay-at-home mom. She holds a master's degree in communication studies from Texas Tech University. Weeks has written about a wide variety of topics but enjoys sharing her passion about fitness, cooking and parenting.
How to Remove Butt Hair
A close-up of laser hair removal equipment in a medical spa. Photo Credit Vrabelpeter1/iStock/Getty Images

Hair protects your body from infection and foreign particles while helping maintain body temperature. Nonetheless, eliminating body hair from various parts of the body, including the butt, has become a common and relatively safe process. Many products and methods claim to remove butt hair, but only a few techniques effectively eliminate unwanted hair. The right method for you depends on the amount of money, time and effort you want to spend on hair removal. Keep in mind that many hair removal techniques are temporary and may need to be performed monthly or yearly.

Step 1

Apply shaving cream to the hairy areas and shave your butt using a razor. Shaving is the most common and most efficient method of hair removal. Results of shaving are temporary; hair generally returns within a few days because shaving only removes hair from the skin's surface. Use a mirror to help navigate hard to reach areas.

Step 2

Use wax to remove your butt hair. Waxing is both effective and efficient. While you can purchase a waxing kit to use at home, its generally best to enlist the help of a professional salon or esthetician. A professional esthetician applies wax to the skin, then places a piece of cloth on top of the wax. After pressing down on the cloth a few times, the wax strip is quickly removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hair is removed at the root and grows back at a slower rate than shaved hair. Though it may cost more to have a professional do the job, the process is generally less painful, quicker and more effective than doing it at home.

Step 3

Try electrolysis. During electrolysis, an electric current burns the hair at the root through a needle inserted into the hair follicle. Each hair follicle is individually burned and the procedure generally involves several treatments. The Family Doctor website recommends finding a professional who is both qualified and licensed to perform electrolysis. Electrolysis is an expensive and tedious procedure that provides more permanent results than waxing or shaving.

Step 4

Consider laser treatment. According to MayoClinic.com, laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair using an intense beam of light. A laser penetrates the skin to damage the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. Several treatments may be necessary and future maintenance treatments may be necessary as well. Similar to electrolysis, laser hair removal is an expensive and lengthy process.

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