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. Beamia At-Home IPL Hair Remover
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) devices are a great alternative to laser treatments. We love the Beamia At-Home IPL not just for its sleek design, but also because of its impressive features:
- The quartz flash bulb has been upgraded to 999,99 flashes – so you’ll save money by never having to buy replacement bulbs
- 5 levels of strength, so you can adjust it depending on your skin and the part of your body where you’ll be removing hair
- It works on the face, bikini area, legs, arms, and armpits
- It comes with safety glasses (to protect your eyes from the intense light) and a razor
Like all IPL devices, the Beamia IPL 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.
2. Tree Hut Bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter
Tree Hut Bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter is a hair growth inhibitor that is used along with other hair removal methods such as waxing. This product is one of the most popular and effective hair inhibitors out there. If you want to slow hair growth while moisturizing your skin, you might want to give it a try.
The ingredients include natural shea butter to help smooth your skin, and it is paraben free.
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!
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. 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
6. XSOUL At-Home IPL
Like the Beamia IPL, this is part of the newer generation of IPL devices. It’s a bit cheaper than the Beamia, and it has a narrower handle that you may find more comfortable to use if you have smaller hands.
While the Beamia offers 999,999 flashes, the XSOUL has “only” 500,000. But that’s still a lot, and it’s more than almost all IPL devices offered even a few years ago.
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.
It also comes with safety glasses and a razor, so you’ll have everything you need to get started.
7. Nair Hair Remover Lotion with Softening Baby Oil
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.
This product doesn’t smell quite as bad as the Nair you may have used in the past. Of course, after using it you’ll want to wash your skin to get rid of the smell.
8. 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:
9. 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.
For more ideas, make sure to check out our review of the best bikini hair removal products. See you there!