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Madonna loves her armpit hair but here's what you can do if you don't. Men included

·Lifestyle Editor
Updated ·3-min read
In-salon beauty treatments. PHOTO: Japan IPL Express
In-salon beauty treatments. PHOTO: Japan IPL Express

Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Alyssa Milano, Julia Roberts, Madonna and even her daughter Lourdes Leon have done it at different stages of their lives. We are talking about – gasp – women making a statement by flaunting their armpit hair. Dig deeper, and you will realise how society has placed unnecessary demands and pressures on women to look a certain way. Kudos to the above-mentioned women on Team au-naturel, and many others, who followed suit. Why does armpit hair make a man look manly, but when it comes to women, armpit hair is often associated with “unhygienic” and “unkemptness”?

This simple act of not abiding by social norms (by not shaving) has helped raise awareness of the social scrutiny women are subject to and also imbued new meaning to many women's sense of self-confidence. But I digress; whether one prefers to go hair-free or not, in the pits, the legs or anywhere else, is very much a personal choice.

Today, let's talk about some highly-reviewed depilatory gadgets for both men and women. Let me just put it out here, similar to women, men are also on the receiving end of unreasonable societal expectations. There is no shame in men wanting to go hair-free. Many athletes are already doing that to shave off (pun intended) those few extra milliseconds, which would make a difference in going home with a gold or a silver trophy. And should DIY depilatory adventures prove too much for you, Yahoo Shopping has the perfect solution for in-salon treatment in Japan IPL Express. Read on to find out all about it!

For Her

Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720, Facial Hair Removal for Women

Wet & Dry, Women’s Shaver & Trimmer, Cordless, Rechargeable

Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720, Facial Hair Removal for Women. PHOTO: Amazon
Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720, Facial Hair Removal for Women. PHOTO: Amazon

Braun Silk Expert PRO 5 PL5124 IPL Hair Removal Device

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Remove unwanted hair on legs, arms, face, and bikini line. The product uses skin-safe sensors to prevent placement mistakes and will choose the right setting for you. To be used for 10 minutes, once weekly for 12 weeks. Touch up as needed.

Braun Silk Expert PRO 5 PL5124 IPL Hair Removal Device. PHOTO: Current Body
Braun Silk Expert PRO 5 PL5124 IPL Hair Removal Device. PHOTO: Current Body

JOVS Venus Pro (Exclusively for CurrentBody Skin)

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The only combination of IPL hair removal and anti-ageing device.

JOVS Venus Pro (Exclusively for CurrentBody Skin). PHOTO: Current body
JOVS Venus Pro (Exclusively for CurrentBody Skin). PHOTO: Current body

For Him

While we strive for inclusivity, let us not forget the men who prefer to go hairless – be it the annoying nose hair, ear hair or, erm the other regions. So behold the latest gadgets and depilatory cream created especially for men.

Manscaped Perfect Package 3.0 Kit

Contains: The Lawn Mower 3.0 Electric Trimmer, Ball Deodorant, Body Wash, Performance Spray-on-body Toner, Four Piece Luxury Nail Kit, Toiletry Bag, 3 Shaving Mats

Manscaped Perfect Package 3.0 Kit. PHOTO: Amazon
Manscaped Perfect Package 3.0 Kit. PHOTO: Amazon

Manscaped The Weed Whacker Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

9,000 RPM Precision Tool with Rechargeable Battery, Wet/Dry, Easy to Clean, Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel Replaceable blade

Manscaped The Weed Whacker Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. PHOTO: Amazon
Manscaped The Weed Whacker Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. PHOTO: Amazon

SoftSheen-Carson Magic Razorless Shaving Cream for Men, 170g

Hair Removal Cream, Extra Strength for Coarse Beards, No Razor Needed Depilatory Cream Works in 4 Minutes for Coarse Hair

SoftSheen-Carson Magic Razorless Shaving Cream for Men. PHOTO: Amazon
SoftSheen-Carson Magic Razorless Shaving Cream for Men. PHOTO: Amazon

Go hair-free in comfort with Japan IPL Express

Quick, fuss-free and no appointments needed. PHOTO: Japan IPL Express
Quick, fuss-free and no appointments needed. PHOTO: Japan IPL Express

One of my pet peeves about beauty treatments is having to book in advance. Sometimes life takes over, doesn't it? Japan IPL Express’ which offers IPL hair removal treatments believes in a ‘no packages, no appointments’ modus operandi that suits busy students, professionals and parents alike. For the uninitiated, IPLs are a long-lasting and effective way to rid unwanted body hair relatively painlessly. Walk into any outlet and get your treatment done in minutes. Hair removal treatments include the upper lips, armpit, arms, legs, bikini line, and they also offer IPL treatments to get rid of hyperpigmentation. And in case you are wondering, Japan IPL Express welcomes men too. Get a free trial today.

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