Ditch the Fuzz, Own Your Smooth: Busting Hair Removal Myths

Let's talk about something real: body hair. In a world obsessed with airbrushed perfection, it's no surprise we've got questions (and maybe myths!) swirling around hair removal. Whether you're rocking a full-on forest or prefer a clean canvas, owning your decision is key.

But between ancient razors and fancy lasers, the options can be overwhelming. That's where this blog comes in as your ultimate guide to navigating the hair removal jungle. We'll answer your FAQs, bust common myths, and help you choose the method that best fits your lifestyle, budget, and comfort level.

Newbie to the hair removal scene? Don't sweat it! We'll break down the basics and answer burning questions like:

  • Waxing vs. shaving vs. lasers : What's the real deal?
  • Is it painful? How painful? (Seriously, spill the tea!)

Already a hair removal pro? No problem! We'll delve into:
  • The latest tech and trends in hair removal
  • How to manage ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and other aftercare essentials

Ready to ditch the fuzz and own your smooth? Dive into the hair removal wisdom below!

Smooth Operator's Guide: Deciphering the Hair Removal Jungle

Body hair isn't some taboo topic anymore. But with a million hair removal options out there, choosing the right one can feel like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics. Let us help you navigate;

Shaving: The OG method. Quick, painless, and cheap, but stubble shows up faster than your boss's next deadline. This tends to cause ingrown hairs that can turn your #smoothgoals into a breakout nightmare.

Waxing: Think longer-lasting results, but prepare for the "ouch" factor if you don't seek professional treatment. Some redness and bumps are part of the course, so schedule this pre-weekend, not pre-date night.

Depilatory Creams: The painless promise is tempting, but results are fleeting, just like that free latte coupon. Plus, chemical sensitivity is a real risk.

Threading: Like magic thread plucks hairs one by one, great for brows and upper lip. Expect mild discomfort, but hey, a little pain for precise arches is worth it, right?

Sugaring: Think natural alternative to waxing. Stickier paste, similar results. Beware, a common concern of sugaring is skin blistering from the sugar temperature, so precautions are required. Best to seek professional help!

Laser Hair Removal (IPL): The ultimate investment in smooth. Targets follicles to (almost) permanently say goodbye to fuzz. Multiple sessions, hefty price tag, but results can be good.

Electrolysis: Think laser's super precise cousin. Zaps each follicle individually, but be prepared for commitment – it's slow and steady wins the hair-free race.

Super Hair Removal (SHR): The new kid on the block using Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT). Gentler than lasers, faster than electrolysis, pain-free and promises long-lasting results.

Waxing Hair Removal

Why is waxing better than shaving?

Shaving is convenient, but having to deal with constant stubble, possibility of razor burns and bumps is not fun. Enter waxing, the secret weapon for seriously smooth skin.

Here's the lowdown:

  • Long-lasting smoothness: Ditch the daily shave! Waxing yanks hairs from the root, meaning weeks of freedom from stubbles.
  • Finer, sparser hair: Regular waxing weakens those pesky follicles, so new hair grows back thinner and less noticeable.
  • Exfoliation bonus: Bye-bye, dead skin cells! Waxing buffs away the roughness, revealing soft and glowy skin.
  • Silky-smooth feel: Forget shaving irritation. Waxing leaves your skin feeling unbelievably smooth.


Waxing doesn't have to be a pain-fest. Modern techniques and soothing aftercare lotions help minimise discomfort and redness. The results can be truly worth it!

Ready to ditch the razor and embrace the wax glow? Do your research, find a skilled waxer, and prepare to be amazed by your smooth, confident self!

Remember, smooth is just one definition of beauty, but if you're ready to experience the difference, waxing might just be your new BFF.

P.S. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Find a waxer who makes you feel comfortable and explains the process thoroughly. You deserve a pampering experience, not a mystery session.

Why choose waxing at Strip?

Waxperts, not newbies: Their therapists? They're highly trained Waxperts, not just waxing dabblers. Think 8 weeks of intense training and years of experience.

Pain? Not here: Their customised wax is a magic potion that minimises discomfort, even on your the sensitive spots. Say goodbye to the ouch factor!

Hygiene is queen: Double-dipping? Never heard of her! Strip uses single-use, sealed hygiene packs for every treatment, keeping things squeaky clean.

Speed with precision: These aren't your average waxers. Swift and skillful, you'll be in and out with flawless results.

Quality you can trust: Their premium wax and aftercare products are formulated to protect your skin, leaving it smooth and irritation-free.


Super Hair Removal

How does IPL compare with Super Hair Removal (SHR)

Round 1: IPL Versus Super Hair Removal (SHR) - Effectiveness

SHR throws some serious punches! It uses multiple wavelengths to target hair follicles, resulting in faster, longer-lasting hair reduction compared to IPL's single-wavelength zap. SHR treats larger areas and works on ALL skin tones, even your tanned goddess glow. IPL, on the other hand, might leave you with patchy results and require touch-ups, especially if you have darker skin. ‍

Round 2: IPL Versus Super Hair Removal (SHR) - Pain

Ouch! IPL packs a mean punch, leaving some areas feeling like a battlefield.  SHR, however, delivers a gentle and pain-free experience thanks to its cooling technology. Think of it as a spa day for your skin, not a torture session.

Round 3: IPL Versus Super Hair Removal (SHR) - Safety

Safety first! SHR shines again, being safe for all skin tones with minimal side effects. Bid goodbye to post-treatment blues like burns and hyperpigmentation!  IPL can be risky for darker skin, so proceed with caution.

Round 4: IPL Versus Super Hair Removal (SHR) - Cost & Value

While both come with a price tag, SHR delivers more bang for your buck in the long run. Its faster results and fewer sessions translate to cost savings compared to IPL's extended treatment plans.

Super Hair Removal SHR using Advanced Fluorescence Technology AFT

Image courtesy of Strip Ministry of Waxing

Super Hair Removal (SHR) FAQ's

What body parts can be treated using SHR?

Pretty much everywhere! Tired of daily shaving the underarms? Legs feeling prickly? Bikini line in need of a refresh? SHR can tackle it all (and more!).

Is SHR just for ladies?

Absolutely not! SHR welcomes all who want to say goodbye to unwanted hair.

How frequently should I go for SHR?

Think of it like an investment in smoothness. You'll typically need 6 sessions spaced 3-6 weeks apart - depending on various factors such as, hair growth, hair density, hair thickness, etc.

How many SHR sessions will it take before I see results?

Don't worry, you won't be waiting forever. You might see a difference after 2 sessions, but the real magic happens after 4-6 sessions.

Can my hair be permanently removed using SHR?

While "permanent" is a tricky term, SHR is pretty close. Think of it as semi-permanent. It can zap up to 80% of your hair, leaving you with significantly less fuzz and smoother skin for the long haul.

What makes Strip's AFT Super Hair Removal better than other SHR services?

Luxury redefined: This ain't your average "rough it out" experience. Sink into fluffy, cloud-like comfort while a cooling gel pampers your skin, keeping you feeling chilled and pampered throughout the treatment.

Precision strikes: Forget uneven results! Strip AFT uses a laser-focused wavelength to target every hair follicle with pinpoint accuracy. Think smoother, more effective hair removal that leaves no fuzz behind.

Triumphant results: Ditch the tiny applicators! Strip AFT boasts a whopping 5cm applicator, twice the size of the usual suspects. Translation? More area covered, more hair tackled, and faster results with every session. Expect up to 80% hair reduction, lasting a glorious 2-3 years!

Strip AFT isn't just hair removal, it's an investment in you. Imagine ditching the razor forever, reclaiming your time, and rocking silky-smooth confidence day in and day out. Sounds pretty amazing, right?



Laser Hair Removal Aftercare: Your Guide to Smooth Sailing Post-Treatment

You've conquered the fuzz with laser hair removal – congrats! But the journey doesn't end there. Proper aftercare is key to unlocking the full potential of your treatment and keeping your skin happy. Don't worry, we've got you covered with these simple steps:

Hair Removal Aftercare

1. Sun's Out, Buns Out? Not Yet!

Think "shade queen" for a while. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks, and always wear SPF 30+ sunscreen when you step outside. Protecting your skin from the sun helps with healing, prevents pigmentation and decrease chances of free radicals and UV damage.

2. Hydrate Like a Boss

Amp up your water intake and incorporate a moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or aloe vera to combat dryness and flakiness. Bonus points for fragrance-free options!

3. Ditch the Razor (For Now)

Give your skin a break from other hair removal methods like waxing or plucking for at least a week. Shaving is okay after 24 hours, but be gentle!

4. Fuel Your Skin with Antioxidants

Berries, citrus fruits, spinach, kale, and green tea – these antioxidant powerhouses help reduce inflammation and speed up healing. Antioxidants also help to protect your skin from free radicals and UV damage. Think of them as your skin's best friends! 

5. Take a Beauty Product Break

For the first 24-48 hours, let your skin breathe. Skip makeup, harsh cleansers, and deodorants to avoid irritation.

6. Silk or Cotton: Your Skin's New BFFs

Ditch rough fabrics and embrace loose-fitting silk or cotton clothes. They're gentle, breathable, and won't irritate your sensitive skin. Comfort never goes out of style!

7. Cool Down with Cool Showers

Hot water can be your skin's enemy after laser treatment. Opt for cool showers for at least 48 hours and steer clear of hot tubs, saunas, and heating pads. Remember, cool is calming!

Bonus Tip: Exfoliate Gently

Hair starts shedding between 1-3 weeks. Use a gentle washcloth and mild scrub to help it along. But be gentle – you don't want to irritate your skin!

Hair Removal Aftercare Products

Two Lips range of products have been specfically designed with hair removal aftercare in mind, offering an extensive range of luxury skincare products to cleanse, treat, moisturise and protect.

Waxing & Threading Aftercare:

Try the Two Lips Wax & Thread Kit that features Outgrown (to keep ingrown hairs at bay), Ice (to calm down skin irritation) and Rich (to hydrate and strengthen skin)

Super Hair Removal (SHR) AFT Aftercare:

The Two Lips AFT Kit also contains Ice and Rich with the additional of Bumpps, a sebum-control serum that prevents backheads and treats folliculitis.

Remember, smooth is just one definition of beauty. You do you! But if you're ready to explore your options, this guide has got your back (and legs, and underarms...). Now go forth and conquer the hair removal jungle, like the empowered woman (or man) that you are!