How to Speed up Shedding After Laser Hair Removal
When it comes to hair removal and getting rid of unwanted hair on your legs, bikini line, abdomen, and even your face, there are very few methods that are as effective or as permanent as laser hair removal.
While laser hair removal is a relatively new method of permanent hair removal, you can be assured that this means that its methods are effective and well-researched.
The most common form of laser hair removal, known as IPL, makes use of pulsing light to “disable” the hair follicles just under the skin.
This means that they will stop producing more hair, and the hair that was already there will slowly begin to die out, thinning and fading until it falls out.
While the overall effect of being able to remove your hair at home with laser hair removal treatments such as what KetchBeauty offers, you may want to try and minimize the feeling that you are “shedding” your hair as if you were a cat or dog.
To some degree, this process is gradual.
This is because hair tends to grow in cycles, and you need to use the laser treatment at a specific phase in the cycle to get rid of all the hair, so it can take a bit for all of the hair to be affected and to eventually fall out.
With this being said, there are ways that you can encourage your body to let go of these dying hair follicles so that you can have smooth and silky skin once again.
Encouraging the Shedding Process
To speed up shedding after laser hair removal, you are going to want to influence your skin to want to let go of the hair.
The best way to do this is through gentle exfoliation.
You don’t want to use an exfoliation scrub that has too many harsh chemicals, as this can damage the skin and make it harder for the process to go smoothly.
You should opt for a natural exfoliating scrub, preferably using a shower loofa to apply the scrub with. You should repeat this process one to three times a week, doing it more if you know that your skin can hold up to the exfoliation process.
If you have sensitive skin, you should try and aim to exfoliate once a week.
This process helps to remove dead skin cells that naturally hang out on your skin, which can help clear the way for your hair follicle to fully let go of the hair that you are working on removing.
It also helps to fully break down hairs that have become so thin and brittle because of the hair follicle no longer supporting the growth that it essentially helps to remove hair that is about to be shed.
Through repeated, but not overdone, exfoliating sessions, you can work on speeding up the shedding process.
Ideally, you will be using several treatments of the at-home laser hair removal, such as the ones offered from KetchBeauty, which means that you can comfortably exfoliate your skin shortly after the treatment.
While doing this will not harm the skin at all, it is generally recommended that you wait a little bit before you get into the exfoliating process so that your hair follicles have some time to register the treatment and let go of the hair, making the shedding more effective.
The moment you begin seeing hairs shed and fall off from the laser hair removal treatment, you can begin making use of an exfoliating scrub to hasten this process.
For most people with standard hair, and assuming you have followed the proper protocol of shaving before applying the treatment, you will begin shedding hair between one to two weeks after the treatment, which is when you will want to begin exfoliating.