Wave Goodbye to Stubborn Body Hair!
Lasers, Afro Caribbean Hair and Silky, Smooth Skin
Most of us with Afro Caribbean heritage are lucky enough to have gorgeously dark and glossy hair. It grows thick and lustrous, and we work hard keeping it that way, with oils, rich conditioners, and products designed specifically to enable our black hair to look its best at all times.
However, when it comes to body hair, the thick, lush growth we are so proud of on our heads, is not so welcome on legs and underarms or anywhere else it sprouts. What’s more, it seems to grow so much faster, and because it has a tendency to be coarse and curly, it is prone to growing inwards and causing infections or blemishes. To add insult to injury, our hair follicles are often situated deeper within the skin’s structure, which can cause more problems when it comes to hair removal methods.
Waxing and shaving have been around for many years and neither are particularly effective with our body hair type. Both fail to remove all the hairs, with wax being unbelievably painful and razors going blunt after a couple of strokes. Electrolysis, too, has never been that reliable, with our hair follicles being particularly stubborn against the electric current.
Introducing the Laser Machines
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment, also known as melanin, found in the hair follicles. The laser emits a light that is absorbed by the melanin cells, whereupon the light energy is converted to heat, damaging the follicle. The follicle, therefore, cannot produce any more hairs, or at the very least, growth is severely inhibited.
When laser hair removal first hit the salons, the machines were not suitable for people with dark skin. Being designed to target the melanin, if the skin and the hair pigment are similar colours, the lasers could not differentiate between the two and were unable to locate the follicles effectively. Having deeper set follicles added to the problem.
1. Nu eLite
With laser technology improving all the time, modern highly advanced hair removal machines have been developed that target the issues experienced by Afro Caribbean people – the IPL technology. Designed for deeper penetration, and vastly improved melanin targeting, the Nu eLite is one such machine. Equipped with innovative SuperCool technology within the handpiece, it offers reliable hair removal for all skin types but is especially effective for people of colour. Capable of removing acne blemishes, and with skin rejuvenation options, the Nu eLite is a great choice for your clients.
Another state of the art laser hair removal option is the Nu TriLaze Plus. As the name suggests, this is, in fact, three machines in one. Using the very latest technology, the Alexandrite 755nm, Diode 808nm, and Nd:YAG 1064nm are brought together to produce an extremely efficient system. With the ability to treat large areas in minutes, it is a cost-effective method of painless permanent hair removal, but, by also being gentle enough for facial hair, the Nu TriLaze Plus provides an all-over service.
These high tech laser machines provide an effective, pain-free method of hair removal, offering your clients an all-round experience.
Tackling Afro Caribbean hair can be hard work, but now it’s simple to wave goodbye to unwanted body hair, permanently.