You’re probably here with one big question in mind:
Can hair removal be permanent?
In this article I’m going to show you some of the best permanent hair removal creams, sprays, IPL devices, hair inhibitor serums, and more. These products actually come very close to permanently getting rid of unwanted hair.
Permanent means a final, 100% long term fix to eradicate body hair. The following products come VERY close to getting that, although the treatment might take weeks to notice full results if used as advised.
One of the major advantage of these products as compared to the common methods of epilation is that they give long lasting results by disabling the hair follicle thereby hindering the growth of hair in that particular area.
But let’s get to the interesting part shall we? Here’s a list of my top 9 products.
1. Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream
There are a lot of advantages to hair removal creams. The results last longer than shaving (since more of the hair is removed). Unlike waxes, creams are painless if you use them right.
Veet Gel is one of the most popular hair removal creams, and they have a lot of products to choose from. We like the Veet Gel Sensitive Formula because it can be used by almost anyone.
Veet also has a Spray On Cream, which may seem more convenient since it’s a spray, but unfortunately the spray nozzle can be unreliable. So we recommend getting a “regular” gel since the dispenser is easy to use and reliable. Your mileage may vary, though!
2. Stop Grow Hair Growth Inhibitor
This is a hair growth inhibitor cream that is used with any hair removal method to reduce hair growth process. The product penetrates through the empty follicle after hair removal.
It works by the purified plants extracts removing the nutrient from the hair follicle thus, hindering hair growth. Stop Grow is safe to use in any part of the body as it contains natural moisturizers and preservatives.
This is one of the best options for women and men, as the results are often seen after just a few applications.
Ingredients: Stop Grow is an odorless and clear tropical solution originating from Australia. It contains a blend of citrus extracts and purified plant with antibacterial agents.
Many people have said that the effect of this product is similar to male pattern baldness in a way that it reduces the nutrient in the hair follicles in that area, thereby hindering hair growth. The results are long lasting over time due to follicular miniaturization.
3. Completely Bare don’t grow THERE!
Completely Bare don’t grow THERE is a hair growth inhibitor that is used along with other hair removal methods such as waxing. This product makes the list not just because of its effectiveness, but also because many people find that it is gentler than other products. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to give it a try.
The ingredients are all vegan and cruelty-free, including shea butter, lemongrass, green tea, and white willow bark. It does not include parabens or phthalates.
As with any hair inhibitor, this product works by slowing hair regrowth. You’ll still need to remove the hair with another method such as waxing, shaving, or epilating. By adding a hair inhibitor to your routine, the hair will take longer to return, so you won’t have to remove it as often!
4. Veezy Ultra Light Face and Body IPL
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) devices are a great alternative to laser treatments. We love the Veezy Ultra Light IPL not just for its cute design, but also because of its impressive features:
- The quartz flash bulb lasts for 350,000 flashes (3x higher than a typical IPL device)
- It can remove 90% of the hair after 10 treatments
- Automatic Lighting Mode only flashes when it’s directly over the skin, making it safer and easier to use
- It works on the upper lip, face, bikini area, legs, arms, and armpits
- Anti-scald technology makes it safer on more skin/hair types
Like all IPL devices, the Veezy Ultra Light may not work on all skin tones or hair colors. The product info on Amazon includes a skin tone chart – make sure to check it before buying to see if it will work for you.
5. Nair Cocoa Butter Hair Remover Lotion
If you’re not quite ready for wax, depilatory creams can be a good choice. Nair is famous for its permanent hair removal creams, and the Cocoa Butter lotion is one of our favorites!
Let’s get this out of the way: Hair removal creams smell bad. There’s really no way around it, as the chemicals in the cream have to be strong enough to dissolve hair.
With this product, the cocoa butter scent at least helps to make the smell more bearable. Of course, after using it you’ll want to wash your skin to get rid of the smell.
6. Tria Hair Removal Laser
The Tria Laser 4x originates from Thailand weighing about 4 pounds. It is specifically built for people with light to medium skin tones. It is rated as one of the best permanent hair removal products of its kind on the market.
The Tria delivers 70% hair reduction within a 3-month period. It has also been FDA cleared and tested by dermatologists. Although it is expensive compared to other products, it is still a lot cheaper than salon treatments.
Tria Laser works by targeting the pigment in your hair and restricts the hair follicle’s ability to grow again. Over several months of use, the hair follicles will start to slow down – so the hair will take longer to regrow.
As a safety precaution, it is important to use the built-in sensor to determine if home laser hair removal is suitable for your skin.
And here’s what Jenna Catherine had to say about her experience with the Tria Laser after using it for a year:
7. Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert
This is one of the most popular options for anyone thinking about an at-home IPL system. It includes “SensoAdapt” technology that senses and adjusts to your skin tone for maximum safety.
Like any IPL device, you’ll need to use it multiple times before getting the full results. But after that, it will typically eliminate almost all of the hair permanently. As with most IPLs, it won’t be 100% effective, but if some hair does grow back it is usually finer than before, making maintenance become easier over time.
8. Remington iLIGHT Pro
The Remington iLIGHT series of products are FDA cleared and clinically proven product that produce permanent hair removal results after just 3 treatments. It is fast, easy to use and also gentle on your skin.
This product has a long-life bulb that can produce up to 1,500 flashes (it includes spare bulbs for a total of 6,000 flashes). Weighing about 3.9 pounds, the product originates from China and has been proven to use the same technology as that of professional dermatologists at more reduced cost.
The product also enables the treatment of delicate areas such as underarms and bikini in less than a minute with the iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz. It has been found very comfortable and pain free by users from permanent hair removal reviews.
9. Matt Miller’s StopHair Hair Reducing Spray
This is a hair growth inhibitor from Australia that comes in a spray bottle. It can be used by men and women.
As a hair inhibitor, it doesn’t remove hair, but the hair will take much longer to come back after you remove it with wax, hair removal cream, shaving, or any other method.
It works best with methods that actually pull out the hair from the follicle (like waxing or using an epilator) because that allows the spray to penetrate into the hair follicle.
StopHair is made from natural plant extracts and enzymes, along with moisturizers and almond extract, so it should be safe for almost anyone. Full ingredients:
- Celandine extract
- Chaparral extract
- Olive leaf extract
- Sweet almond fruit extract
For more ideas, make sure to check out our review of the best bikini hair removal products. See you there!