All the different & conflicting information about hair removal safety can be confusing enough to make you want to pull out your own hair! YT sat down with expert NormaJean Fusco, founder of NuFree, a botanical and organic hair removal treatment. Norma has spent 35 years dedicated to research and development of safer processes for getting rid of unwanted hair. Here, she bares all about hair removal hygiene. The truth is hair-raising to say the least!
What are some of the safety issues with hair-removal that people may not know about?
When a product sticks to skin and not just the hair (the way waxes and sugars do) you can cause very serious skin issues.
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Specifically what kind of issues?
You can break up to 60% of the hairs and cause follicle damage or "distortion" that can create ingrown hairs or lead to a sebaceous oil problem. You can stretch the skin as well. It can also be more painful than a product like Nufree that sticks to the oil of the hair not the water of the skin.
What exactly is NuFree?
A hair-removal system made in the USA, which is similar to waxing, but it does not contain wax, honey or sugar, and is a self preserving antibacterial and antimicrobial. It's made of a proprietary combination of anhydrous (waterless) soya and soya products. It cannot be absorbed by the skin and does not have the sticky consistency of wax, which makes the process virtually painless. It's applied thinner than soft waxes, and uses a special strip to remove the hair but doesn't stick to your skin.
There’s a lot of hype about preservative-free or paraben-free beauty products. Are hair removal products or waxes that are preservative free the safest?
It is extremely important to have preservatives, bacteria and mold killers in a product. Staph infections are an extremely prevalent problem in this country.
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How does your product, NuFree, protect against infections such as staph?
It is self-preserving, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anhydrous. This means nothing can grow inside the product, which can happen with ordinary waxes. Some people assume that changing applicators makes a wax sanitary but that does nothing to the product remaining in the heaters. Keep reading...
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