Most women like a hair free body. These days even many men, especially swimmers, body builders and models, prefer the same. Even naval hair removal is important for such people.
The naval area might seem very insignificant. Generally, men tend to have more hair in that area than what women do. Some believe that the “happy trail” – the hair in a line below the navel in women is hormonal. Usually the hair is not as thick as the hair found in the legs, under arms, chest (of men) or public area. Due to that, instead of removing it, some get away with just bleaching that area, when there is a need for that part to be exposed.
Even though the area is small, the hair is very fine in this area. Therefore, plucking and threading would be inconvenient. Shaving the stomach area is generally not recommended, as the stubble left behind by the razor can be very irritating and sometimes even very inconvenient.
Moderately long, long and almost permanent options: waxing, depilatory creams, laser and electrolysis are the best navel hair removal options. The deciding factors would be the answers to the following questions:
To do it yourself, at low cost in one sitting, waxing and depilatory creams are the best choices. Among these only depilatory creams offer painless navel hair removal. Both these methods help keep the hair off for 3-4 weeks. Typically, you need to do the procedures once a month. Home wax kits and the depilatory creams would cost less than five dollars for one time use. Waxing done at a salon would cost just a little more.
For a long lasting to permanent hair loss, laser and electrolysis are the best options. Electrolysis kills one hair follicle at a time while laser smashes a large area of the follicles. Both require a number of sessions (depending on the area, hair and skin type) and could be moderately painful. Laser requires yearly maintenance sessions. The cost of the treatments is quite high. However, the longevity or permanency of the results justifies the price of these navel hair removal methods.