The root function of hair is to keep us warm and to protect us. In the modern world, these functions are generally not required for our survival, so that extra layer of hair on a man’s back or on a woman’s legs has become more of a nuisance than a necessity
Managing unwanted hair is a time-consuming task. Methods such as waxing, plucking, shaving and depilatory creams can be irritating for our skin and may lead to ingrown hairs. Often the redness, irritation and bumps that are left behind by these methods can take away from what we’re trying to achieve – satiny smooth skin. Moments when we find ourselves with unmaintained hair growth can lead to embarrassment, or we may choose to restrict our activities in order to avoid exposing the unwanted hair.
The amount of hair growth as well as the colour and thickness of unwanted hair will vary based on the area of the body in which it is found as well as our genetic makeup. In some cases, a hormonal imbalance or a condition such as hirsutism can cause abnormal hair growth.