Unwanted hair is something that all girls (and some boys) deal with all the time. IPL (Intense Pulse Light) as a means of hair removal has thus been quite the rage in the last 10 years or so. Unfortunately, while it is one of the best ways for permanent hair reduction, it is also usually pretty costly for a series of treatments plus maintenance. Even when I was sponsored to do a full course of IPL several years ago, I never went past the 3rd session because I was too busy and couldn’t make time to head down to the beauty joint to complete my course. Which is why I think Hareway’s home IPL system is brillant.
With your own IPL kit, you can do your own IPL anytime you want! Even if the only free time is 1am in the morning. It’s also a lot more cost effective because you don’t have to sign up for expensive treatments to do regular maintenance. When I was introduced to this system, I immediately thought of my girlfriends living overseas as IPL can be crazily expensive in a lot of developed countries (due to cost of labour). They will be thrilled to learn that now there’s a cheap and effective way to DIY.
Let me show you the 3 different machines that Hareway offers.
The first one is ESPIL which is the one I’m personally eyeing to get out of the three. You can use ESPIL for any unwanted hair on your body (except for eye area). Be it for your armpit, face or for a brazilian , this machine works just as well.
Name: Espil BSL-10 IPL Home Hair Removal System
Technology: Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Wavelength: 475 – 1200 nm
Max Energy Level: 25 j
Spot Size: 20 x 30 mm
Size and weight: 20 x 15 x 10 cm, 2 kg
Next in the range of portable IPL systems, we have the LUMINIC. This machine works well for all body parts except the face and brazilian.
Name: Luminic SIPL-00 IPL Home Hair Removal
System Technology: Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Wavelength: 470 – 1100 nm
Max Energy Level: 11 j
Spot Size: 15 x 30 mm
Size and weight: 305.8mm(W) x 181.7mm(D) x 88.7mm(H), 2 kg
Disposable lamp cartridge lifespan: 6000 shots
Last of the series is XEMOS which is a hand held IPL wand. This is suitable for small areas such as upper lip hair removal. I think it’ll be great as well for those who have already done a full IPL session at a beauty salon and would like to keep XEMOS handy for DIY maintenance.
Model: Xemos Laser Hair Removal W-808 Dimensions: 180mm (W) x 55mm (L) x 50mm (H) Weight: 140g
Colour: silver and purple
Power: 9V 1200mAh
Output wavelength: 808nm
Regardless of which machine you decide to purchase, you’ll get a set of Hare’O products so you can get started with your machine immediately. Another thing that sets Hareway apart from competitors is that they don’t just sell you the machine, they give a free product training as well so you know exactly what to do and how to do it.
I’ve tried using the ESPIL machine on myself and I can reassure you it’s super EASY and PAINLESS!
All you need the the cleansing lotion, aloe vera gel, clean tissue, shaver, spatula, cotton pads, the IPL machine and the eye protector that comes with it. Please wear those dark glasses at all times when using the machine to protect your eyes from the bright light.
Now for some unsightly photos of my hairy armpit. LOL.
As you can tell, it’s a little dark due to many years of shaving 🙁 But prolong use of IPL treatment not only permanently reduces the hair, it will lighten the skin too!
Wipe area with Hare’O Cleansing Lotion to thoroughly cleanse area
Apply a thin layer of Hare’O Aloe Vera Gel over desired treated area.
Shave gently according to hair direction. The Hare’O Aloe Vera Gel will keep
your skin moisturised.
Wipe off any remaining gel with spatula/tissue
Apply a layer of Hare’O Aloe Vera Gel over shaven area
Select desired mode level according to skin tone (1-5) (Recommended level 2 for first to second treatment for all skin types)
Firmly place the applicator on the area and press the Pulse Button to emit
the IPL flash
Remember to move applicator away from skin (and let it face outwards) after emitting every pulse to allow handpiece to cool
Repeat Step 7-8 over the entire area after BEEP sound
After completing, wipe off gel with spatula/tissue
Apply Hare’O Cleansing lotion to soothe area
Apply Hare’O Soothing Cream / Hare’O Soothing Serum