Hair growth inhibitors, as is suggested by its name, are products that help inhibit growth or regrowth of hair. These products come in topical creams or liquids and promise to prolong your hair-free stage after removal; by slowing down the rate of growth of hair in the area it was applied.
How do hair growth inhibitors work?
The concept behind these products is rather simple. When applied onto the skin, they change the structure of the hair follicle so that hair regrowth is stunted. With the hair follicle growth cycle changed, hair regrowth is finer and softer. Moreover, these products contain enzymes and other natural ingredients that interrupt the body’s usual process of producing new hair cells.
They are usually applied after hair removal such as waxing, shaving or laser treatment. It is seen to work best after waxing or plucking. When applied, you will find yourself having to shave, wax or pluck less than before.
These inhibitors can be used in just about any part of the body including the shoulder, arms, underarms, chest, forearms, legs, upper lip, abdomen, and bikini line. Results are not immediate, and it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for optimum results to be seen in conjunction with hair removal methods. Significant changes in regrowth inhibition can be expected only with long term use of at least 3 to up to 6 months.
Growth inhibitor products are now being sold in drugstores and beauty and health stores worldwide.
But how well to they work?
Not all products are created equal. Some of the formulations commercially available may work, while some of them might not. Also, depending on the individual circumstances and factors such as heredity and hormones, they may not work 100% for everyone. It is important to pick the right product to ensure that it will indeed work on you. Make sure to do the necessary research and check for user feedback before trying a product. Most products offer money back guarantee, which you can take advantage of when buying.