Men today are looking for ways to remove back hair without much effort and pain. There are many modern methods of back hair removal for you to consider. The one you choose of course will depend on how much time and money you have to invest to remove back hair, as well as the level of pain you are willing to take. Some methods are painless, some methods take a great deal of time, and some methods can be painful, the choice is yours.
To help you make the decision we have put together some of the best methods to remove back hair and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Back hair removal with shaving is a little difficult and cannot be done without the assistance of another person. You will not be able to remove back hair yourself with shaving. Therefore, shaving might be hard if you do not have a willing assistant. Another problem with shaving is that you would have to take it to task about every two days or even sooner. Shaving is simply not a long-term method of back hair removal.
To remove back hair with waxing, you would again need assistance, you would likely have visit a salon or have someone help you, again it can not be done on your own. While you might be able to reach some areas of your back, it would be hard to reach it all. Using wax to remove back hair is an effective and longer lasting method of back hair removal, however, it is also a painful method.
Laser back hair removal is something many men are choosing to do in today’s world, simply because it is more effective and longer lasting than anything other form of treatment. A good thing about using laser to remove back hair is that laser is great for larger areas, such as the back.
Distinct disadvantages of laser and back hair removal include it is time consuming; it requires many treatments to become effective. Furthermore, laser hair removal is not for everyone, especially those with dark skin tones, tans, or those with light hair. It is also something that cannot be done at home, you must see a professional to have this method performed and to remove back hair.
Creams, Lotions, and Sprays
To remove back hair with creams, lotions, and sprays, it is important to pick up a product that works well for back hair. There are many different times of products that are geared towards specific areas of the body. The great thing about these methods is that they are pain free, can be done at home, and in some cases, can be done by yourself, without assistance from anyone else.
The bad thing about these methods is that they are not always effective. If you do succeed in back hair removal, the results will not be long lasting, therefore, requiring frequent use.
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Laser hair removal is becoming a popular, permanent solution to repeated body waxing, sugaring or Brazilian bikini wax. This procedure removes hair permanently over several sessions with the laser. Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? oFor best results, your hair should be darker than your skin. Fair skinned people with dark hair are the best candidates for this treatment. oDark skin will absorb too much of the laser’s energy. This can be damaging to the skin and the results will not be good. oPeople with red or blonde hair may not respond well to treatment. The light color of the hair may not absorb enough energy to deaden the follicle. The results can be unpredictable. oYou should not have this procedure done if your skin has a suntan. Avoid tanning for at least a month prior to treatment to give your tan time to fade. Don’t tan until after all your sessions with the laser. Hair Removal Process Light energy from the laser penetrates the skin and deadens the hair follicles. This process inhibits future growth from the follicle. The process works best if your hair and skin tones make you a good candidate for the procedure. The result is permanent hair removal and an end to painful waxing, shaving or the continual use of hair removal crème. Several sessions are generally needed. The hair follicles must be in the growth stage to be deadened by the laser’s energy. Since not all hair follicles are ever in the growth stage at one time, more than one session will be needed to treat all follicles. The length and number of sessions needed will depend on the size of the area being treated and your individual response to treatment. The procedure is generally not very painful. The pain has been described by patients as similar to the sensation of having a rubber band snapped against the skin. The pain is said to be less than that experienced with a Brazilian wax. Most people handle the sensation with no problem at all. If you have a very low pain threshold and are bothered by the sensation, a numbing crème can be applied prior to your session with the laser. In most states, regulations require this procedure to be done by a licensed physician, who has been trained in the use of lasers. In some states a RN or Physician’s Assistant can operate the laser under the supervision of a physician. This is a medical procedure and you shouldn’t shop around for the best price. Instead, look for the most highly trained and experienced physician in your area. Ask for references and speak to other patients about their experience. This equipment can be damaging in the hands of a poorly trained person.
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Question:I am pregnant and I got my toxoplasmosis IgM and IgG titres tested in the 9th week of gestation. The results were negative for IgG but positive for IgM (48.7). This test was done using Elisa. What should I do now? Do I have to terminate my pregnancy? If not, then is there any suspection for passing of the disease to the fetus? Will there be any abnormalities in the fetus? Will this parasite affect my health? Do I need some medication for it? Can I get rid of this parasite forever? I don't know, when I got infected with this. Do I need other confirming tests?
Answer:The IgM antibody indicates recent infection and IgG antibody past infection. Your IgM antibody titre is slightly higher than normal (positive). I advise you to get the test repeated immediately. Irrespective of whether it is positive (low positive) or high positive or negative, I would advice you to repeat it 3rd time from same laboratory (where 2nd testing was done) after 2 weeks. At that time the lab should test the sample drawn on the 2nd occasion along with the sample drawn the 3rd time as well (to rule out any inter test error). Further management will depend upon these results. If the 2nd and 3rd samples were negative, You need not worry and have your ultrasound done regularly by an experienced sonologist. If the tests are positive (even if low positive), I would advise you to have the pregnancy terminated. Chances of the baby getting infected are 15%, 30% and 60% (approximately) if acute infection in mother occurs in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd trimester respectively. One trimester is of 3 months.
My mother has diabetes, how can her kidney problem be controlled?
Answer:Based on the limited information provided it appears that your mother's kidneys are performing perhaps less than 18% (depending on her age as well). Even though you have not provided how long has she suffered from diabetes mellitus (DM), I am assuming that she has diabetes for a long duration. Based on this assumption I believe that her kidneys are failing (irreversibly) secondary to diabetes. If diabetes is of recent onset, other causes will need to be investigated. Unfortunately, she will soon get to the point where she may require dialysis. It is recommended that for a diabetic when kidneys work less than 15% dialysis should be initiated. Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in USA and Europe. In India, it is fast becoming amongst the top causes of kidney disease. First, the doctor needs to find out if your diabetes has caused the injury. Other diseases can also cause kidney damage. To prevent further kidney damage and make kidneys will work better and last longer.
Question:What are the various reasons for the plateau effect in weight loss?
Answer:The reasons for reaching a plateau are the same as for losing weight (or failing to do so) in the first place: beginning to eat more calories or burning fewer calories by physical. Some peoples' bodies seem to hang onto calories, and so gain weight, more than others and this could change with time but I doubt that this is the major reason for whatever plateau in weight loss you might have experienced.
Question:I am working in Kuwait and in my office my bosses and other staff are smoking a lot and the smell of the smoke makes me upset. They smoke continuously. Will this affect my pregnancy? I am planning to have a baby but I want to know whether this will affect my health. I do not smoke but the smoke that I am inhaling in the office upsets me. Should I leave the job due to this?
Answer:Smoking, both active as well as passive (as in your case), is bad for the health of everybody. For a pregnant lady it can lead to some problems like small, under weight baby, a slight increase in the chances of a miscarriage, etc.
It is best to avoid it as far as possible. However in our society it is not always possible to achieve this in totality. After all, it is not possible to change the environment in a short period of time.I would advise you not to leave the job if you need to work. Try and gently counsel your bosses. Keep your table at a location where the smoke has the least chance of coming in high concentration. During pregnancy, eat well and look after your nutrition very well and stay under the care of an obstetrician.
Question:Can change of weather cause COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary or Lung Disease)? My mother, aged 63 years, is a Rheumatic Heart patient with COPD. She has a tendency to clear her throat continuously, sometimes it is very severe. She is taking nebulizer at home. But it is not having any impact. At present she is taking: Lasix, Repace, Cardarone and Nitrofix. What should I do for her cough?
Answer:Change of weather does not cause COPD though environmental pollution can do so. Your mother probably has a sinusitis with a post nasal discharge and should be treated with decongestants as well as steroid nasal spray. This is assuming that her chest X-ray does not show any significant lung shadows and she does not have asthma.
In the days before I became involved in the beauty industry, I can recall when my very pregnant stylist informed me, that after the baby was born she would no longer be cutting hair.
Once the initial shock wore off, I manifested emotions such as - denial, anger, pleadings to God, and pretended acceptance. When at last it was time for my next haircut and not knowing what else to do or where else to go, I simply returned to the same salon and another girl cut my hair.
Not only did she do a fine job on my hair, she changed the look altogether and it was much better than the already terrific job her former coworker had been doing, and I remained a client at that salon for the next fourteen years.
I took this lesson with me when I entered the beauty industry. You might argue that it was just dumb luck, but it wasn't. Throughout those fourteen years my stylists changed many times, but the quality of service and workmanship did not. This was because I went to an excellent salon with superior staff training and mentoring.
In other words, it is finding the right salon that is critical, not the right stylist, and all the better so as stylists tend to move on every year or so, for no particular reason.
Over the years I have been asked many times how to find a good stylist or salon and over time I have worked out the following formula with very good results:
1. Do not ask friends, relatives or coworkers whom they recommend. As it turns out they will rarely tell you who their stylist really is because over the course of time they have told that stylist every detail about their personal life and they don't want it to slip out. They also don't want you to show up with the same cut and style that they have.
What they will do is give you the name of a relative or friend who cuts hair because every single person on the face of the earth is related to a hair stylist, or at least knows one socially. If you actually go there and you are unsatisfied with the service, there is no graceful way out of the situation without offending the person who gave you the referral.
Instead I recommend asking a total stranger. If you see someone on the street or at the grocery store who has a cut that you like, simply stop them and ask. You needn't be embarrassed, it is quite flattering to the person whom you stopped and they will be eager to brag up their salon or stylist. After you have done this a few times you will see a pattern emerge.
2. Age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and years of experience, have nothing to do with the talent of a stylist. Don't get caught up in those nonsensical stereotypes. They will neither serve you, or become you.
Instead I recommend screening the salon. Do they have an internship or apprentice program for training their new stylists. How often do they have education in the salon, (other than product education). How often do they go to an IBS, (International Beauty Show), in Long Beach, Chicago or New York. How many of them have been to an advanced academy with Toni & Guy, American Crew, Paul Mitchell or the like.
In my salon we bring select beauty school students into our internship program for six months. By the time they graduate beauty school they hit the floor running and are usually better than stylists who have been cutting hair for five years or more in other salons. We have mandatory technical training in the salon every two weeks. Failure to attend is grounds for immediate dismissal. Stylists are required to either attend an advanced academy at their own expense, ($1,000 - $3,000), or attend an IBS at a minimum of once every two years. Twice per year our stylists are required to compete in a National Cosmetology Association hair cutting competition or State competition. Every single stylist is required to do straight razor cuts from day one.
Now, I don't expect every salon to meet our standards, but I do expect to see some degree of professionalism above that of the average salon, or they don't get to touch my hair.
3. Last but not least, I always give the straight razor test. Walk up to a stylist in the salon who isn't doing anything and ask him or her to show you their straight razor. If it isn't in their tool belt or on their station ready for use, or if it has a guard on it, turn and go. Those people are not serious about hair cutting. Imagine your plumber not knowing how to use a wrench.
If the salon is dedicated to being the best, you can bet the stylists are too, and it does not matter a hoot whom you choose in that salon.
Once people know that I am a salon owner they frequently ask me about pricing and why prices vary so widely. Except for the occasional salon that simply pulls a number out of thin air, most salons base their pricing on a combination of three factors; overhead, market, and supply and demand.
1. Overhead. Overhead is a complex formula that includes such things as the amount of rent the salon pays. Once the overhead is calculated a break-even point is determined and based on that, the prices for that individual salon are determined.
For example, my lease is $1,135. per month, but a salon in Manhattan may pay $10,000. per month for that same amount of space. Obviously the Manhattan salon will need to charge a great deal more per haircut than I do. On the other hand, in my salon we spend a small fortune every year on advanced training. This expense too needs to be recovered, and it is recovered in the price of the haircut.
2. Market. Going back to our Manhattan example, clients who regularly shop in Manhattan will not flinch at paying $175.00 for a haircut, whereas a salon in Kentucky will cause people to pause at a price of $40.00.
Ironically, the Kentucky stylist may have a great deal more talent than the Manhattan stylist, but the market will simply not allow that stylist to charge more and still remain in business.
3. Supply and Demand. Then there is supply and demand. A given salon may well be in a break-even position to offer haircuts at $20.00, but as they are booked solid and need to create openings for new clients, good business sense dictates that this salon needs to raise prices and to continue to do so until they top out in their market.
This is the same principle that dictates why haircut prices vary by stylist, even in a given salon. As the stylist books up, he or she needs to raise their price to make room for new clients, and the most successful stylist in a salon is not always the technically best, just the most popular.
You notice that I continually refer to new clients. This is because new client counts drive and grow the business. Salons that do not track new client counts, and drive new client counts, will eventually go flat and their earnings will then taper off until they can no longer meet their monthly overhead. It is a slow but sure death.
4. What about those discount cutters who only charge $9.95? The same principles apply. It is a matter of how you want to conduct business. These salons usually have far less overhead. The decor is minimal, you probably won't be served Starbucks coffee, and so on.
Consider this, both Motel 6 and the Ritz will offer you a dry, clean, bed, but it will not be at the same price for obvious reasons. It isn't the bed that makes the difference, its the ambiance and service around the bed.
Your better trained staff will also want to be paid more and I am guessing that the paycheck of the night clerk at Motel 6 is substantially less than that of the front desk at the Ritz.
That is not to say that you can't get a terrific haircut at a discounter, or even the best in your market, it just isn't likely. I know some terrific stylists who work for Cost Cutters, and they will remain there for life for different reasons, but that is more the exception than the rule. On the other hand, if you can find one of those jewels it only makes sense to save money.
5.As to those salons that simply grab a price out of thin air? Typically they are owned by a business wanna-be who because they have a cosmetology license, think that all they have to do is hammer up a shingle and business will flock to their door.
This practice is not unique to the salon industry, these businesses are however, the scourge of their individual industry and place an undesirable stigma upon all small businesses. A good indicator that you are heading for such a salon is if they try to have a "cute" name such as, "Curl Up And Dye", or "Chop Shop".
I hope this gave you some insight into salon pricing, and in so doing will enable you to make a fair buying decision.
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Summer is here and with it come all sorts of fun outdoor things to do. It is also that time of year when we encounter the highest percentage of damaged hair, some of it beyond repair. Here are a few tips that may save you a lot of heartache and money.
1. Stay away from hair lightening products such as Sun In.
Most contain some form of peroxide or metallic crystals and can cause severe damage to your hair, not to mention such undesirable effects such as orange, green, or pink hair. Worse, if the product does contain metallic crystals and you then perm your hair, it may literally turn your hair into mush and wash down the drain.
Although a chelator, (an ingredient in some shampoos), can help remove some of the metals residing on the hair shaft, they are not strong enough to remove metal deposits that have penetrated the shaft. The only chemicals that we know of that will do this are chemicals used in the development of film. These chemicals are highly toxic and we do not recommend that you mess with them.
Bottom line, just let nature do its own thing, or invest in a highlight. In the long run the highlight will be far less expensive than a color correction.
2. Invest in a hair conditioner that contains a sunscreen.
If you can't find one and you are heading out to swim or tan, simply massage some of your sunscreen into your hair, it should wash out.
If you are not going to use a sunscreen because you want a deep tan quickly, try using safflower oil. It provides your hair with much needed fatty acids, and makes a great tanning oil to boot.
3. After a day at the pool, clarify your hair.
A clarifier is a stronger shampoo designed to remove toxins from you hair such as auto emissions and other environmental pollutants, as well as build up from some ingredients in over the counter shampoos such as silicon. A clarifier is too strong to use daily, but once or even twice a week is okay. It should also help remove chlorine from your hair, but if you are at the pool daily you will need to invest in a special shampoo to control chlorine.
Avoid 'green hair' before it begins. Thoroughly wet your hair before you dip in the pool and add a bit of conditioner too. Wash your hair immediately upon exiting the pool, BEFORE YOUR HAIR HAS A CHANCE TO DRY. These precautions alone will go a long way toward dodging the 'swamp look.'
Although not exactly a fashion statement, you can always wear a bathing cap too.
If you already have the 'Greenies' you can look around for a shampoo called 'Malibu 2000.' It may or may not work. You can also try soaking your hair in tomato juice, cap it and let it sit on the hair for about twenty minutes, then rinse, shampoo, rinse, and condition the hair.
These few tips should see you well through the summer and leave you with fond memories instead of bitter tales.