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3 Hair Removal Options For Darker Skin

by Wanda Chambers

When you have darker skin, there may be fewer options for hair removal or some methods can be risky. People with darker skin may be more prone to irritation or damage that causes hyperpigmentation. There are three hair removal options that can be better for darker skin.


Threading is a good option for facial hair, not only for perfecting the shape of eyebrows, but also removing upper lip hair, sideburns, and the fine hairs that may occur all over the face. During the process, a wound piece of thread is moved across the targeted area. The hairs are trapped within the wound thread and are pulled out or cut off as the thread moves across the skin. There is little friction against the skin from the thread, which makes it a better option for darker skin in contrast to other common facial hair removal methods like dermaplaning or shaving. Less friction against the skin reduces the chance of skin damage that might contribute to hyperpigmentation.


Waxing has similar benefits to threading. When done properly, there is less injury to the surrounding skin. Waxing is a good idea for hair in sensitive areas that may be more prone to developing hyperpigmentation, such as the bikini area and the underarms. To reduce skin irritation, the powder is typically applied to the skin, which absorbs oil and minimizes the wax adhesion to the skin while allowing the wax to adhere to the hairs. Hard wax is typically used on sensitive areas because it is more gentle. The wax is soft and malleable when it is applied over an area and hardens as it cools. Once the wax has hardened, it is pulled off quickly. Soft wax may be used on other areas of the body. Soft wax is applied and a fabric strip is placed over the area to serve as a way to pull the wax off.


Not all lasers are created equal, especially when it comes to darker skin. Previously, people with darker skin could not have laser hair removal because the lasers were not sophisticated enough to differentiate between darker hairs and darker skin since there is no significant contrast between the two. Fortunately, lasers have come a long way and there are some lasers that are recommended for darker skin. A diode laser is one option used for darker skin. Since the laser penetrates much deeper in the skin, it is able to bypass the melanin found in the skin, making it able to differentiate between skin and hair.

When you have darker skin, there can be additional challenges with hair removal since damage to the skin can trigger hyperpigmentation. Being more selective about your hair removal methods can minimize the instance of hyperpigmentation.

Contact a company like Bared Monkey Laser Spa to learn more.