Hairy situation.

American Laser Centers recently sent out a press release about a hair removal survey. They report that women spend more than $10,000 in their lifetime on hair removal products and services. From the release:

Survey respondents reported they will spend more than 58.4 days removing hair from their bodies during their lifetime. The survey also revealed that women remove unwanted body hair for an average period of 53.6 years using methods including shaving, waxing and depilatory creams.

While women report a small monthly spend on shaving, $15.87 per month, the lifetime investment for females who shave adds up to $10,207.

Delapidory cream- or lotion-users are paying slightly more than those who shave for their hair removal, $10,555 through their lifetime, yet they only remove hair one to two times per month.

Waxing is by far the most expensive form of hair removal. While respondents reported waxing only one to two times per month, women who wax will spend an average of $23,000 on hair removal in a lifetime.

I can tell you that I spent almost $40 just last week. And if I replace that rusty razor, it’d be even higher. Hey, does shaving cream count? I sometimes use hair conditioner. Just that left over stuff from the hotels.

And if you want to know the advantages of – you guessed it – laser hair removal, read the full release here.


3 thoughts on “Hairy situation.

  1. wow, i guess that is an unwelcomed place i could make some budget cuts. crap, need to make a waxing appt for the weekend, perhaps we will have peanut butter and jelly for dinner to counter the expense.

  2. Amy: PB&J? Unwanted hair? Tough choice. I’d definitely choose the wax.

    Who remembers what they had for dinner when they see unwanted body hair?

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