Hair removal may not be the most fun part of our beauty routine, but it has to be done, doesn't it? 

Super smooth and silky legs are a must when you have your legs on show and will help to give some confidence too. But just how much are you paying to ensure you're fuzz free?

£8000.

Yes, women spend £8,000 on hair removal in a lifetime according to new research. 

And it’s not just money they are spending, it’s their time too. The study of 3000 women by Remington reveals that 88% of women will spend four months of their entire lifetime removing unwanted body hair with a whole range of fuzz fighters including razors, epilators and waxing.  

Women said they’d be prepared to spend £712 to remove unwanted hair for life, clearly unaware of the actual cost they are paying to shave as they go. A further 2% of respondents admitted they were so desperate to be hair-free they’d pay up to £10,000. 

Vicky Williams, marketing director at Remington, said: “Whether it’s shaving, waxing or more permanent solutions, hair removal is a cross to bear for most British women.

“Hair removal is seen as a chore but we hear from women all the time that being fuzz free is crucial to women’s confidence. The good news is that it is no longer necessary to spend such an astronomical amount in the quest  to be hair free with permanent IPL at-home solutions which offer a significant reduction in the time and money required for baby soft skin.”

The survey also revealed  that more than half of British women aren’t honest with their partner about the time and effort put in to ensure they are silky smooth at all times, with one in ten stating they go out of their way to keep their partners in the dark about their depilation.

No surprise, then, that over a quarter of all women aged 18-24 said that it’d be a case of ‘mane stops play’ when it came to getting intimate with a partner if they weren’t fuzz-free.

The biggest fear when it comes to body hair though, unsurprisingly is unwanted facial hair. 

How much would you pay to have that removed?


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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  1. by Hair Removal Shavers 25th Aug 2013 02:41

    The safest and cheapest hair removal is shaving but with an electric personal shaver with an irritation free foil. No bumps, lumps, or ingrown hairs like with old style razor blades and no burns and skin damage as with laser and other hair removal methods.

    While electric shavers are not permanent, nothing else is either with the possible exception of electrolysis. So save your money and preserve your skin. Do an internet search for personal shavers or pubic shavers and stop being ripped off for hair removal.

  2. by Kelly18 04th Sep 2013 14:33

    Very nicely written article on women's expenditure on hair removal. It is fact that we have to spend a lot of money on unwanted hair removal from our body. The traditional methods to remove hairs like shaving, tweezing and waxing are eliminating nowadays and new methods are implementing like laser hair removal which takes five to six sittings for permanent hair removal. We must take advice of an hair transplant surgeon before undergoing a laser hair removal as we may require hair follicles of unwanted hairs to restore natural beauty hairs positively. I agree with you that we have to spend money and time to get rid of unwanted hairs during our whole life. I hope next researches would be economic for hair removal.