Hair Growth Inhibitors: The Facts

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Hair Growth Inhibitors: The Facts

Across the web, there are hundreds of contradicting articles about hair growth inhibitors, making it incredibly difficult to make an informed decision when deciding whether hair growth inhibitors are suitable for you. But we have a solution.

In this article, we explore growth inhibitors, what they are, how they work, and benefits of hair growth inhibitors versus other available treatments, without bias.

What is a hair growth inhibitor?

In simple terms, a hair growth inhibitor is a cream or spray that can reduce and remove unwanted hair growth permanently.

Typically, the inevitable happens, and hair grows back.

Make sure you identify the difference between hair growth inhibitors and hair removal methods. For instance, conventional hair removal practices such as shaving, threading, tweezing and even hair removal cream are all forms of removal, not hair growth inhibitors.

For a treatment to be considered a hair growth inhibitor, it must prevent hair growth for an extended period of time. Even though products such as hair removal cream slows hair growth, it is not an inhibitor. Hair growth inhibitors always remove hairs from the root and slow regrowth.

Pros and Cons of Hair Growth Inhibitors

As with all types of beauty or health-related treatments, hair growth inhibitors have many benefits, but they also have a handful of disadvantages. Make sure you fully understand the pros and cons.

While hair growth inhibitors are a fantastic way to slow hair regrowth, their effectiveness depends entirely on the individual using the inhibitor.

Those with dark or thicker hair may find hair growth inhibitors less effective than those with lighter and thinner hair. Darker and thicker hair is often more brittle and, therefore, more resilient to hair growth inhibitors.

If you have lighter or thinner hair, generally hair growth inhibitors are a very effective method of hair growth prevention. It is also important to remember the risks of hair growth inhibitors.

While most creams and sprays undergo numerous tests before hitting the market and are, therefore, virtually free of risk providing you do not have any allergies, laser treatment can cause skin scarring and burns.

When using creams and sprays, always test the product on a small area before applying it widely.

When considering different ways to slow the growth of unwanted body or facial hair, it's important you stay within your means and understand the full cost involved in trying hair growth inhibitors.

When you're frustrated about unsightly hair or have lost confidence due to unwanted body hair, it's easy to throw money at any treatment that shows signs of working. However, you should always take your time and make an informed decision to ensure you do not waste money on fads.

Hair growth inhibitors vary in cost; treatments such as laser hair removal can set you back as much as £1,000 depending on how excessive the hair growth is, while creams may cost anything from £150.

While hair growth inhibitors have been proven to prevent hair regrowth and, with repeat use, remove hair permanently, results vary and can be disappointing.

When trying a hair growth inhibitor, make sure that you see some effect from the first treatment before spending on further treatments.

How do hair growth inhibitors work?

Hair growth inhibitors only work in conjunction with traditional hair removal. Before you begin treatment, you must remove hairs at the root, which is best done by hot waxing, tweezing, or threading.

If you do not remove hairs from the root before applying a hair growth inhibitor, the treatment will not work. Hair growth inhibitors, including FRÉNÉSIES Facial, work by blocking the hair follicles which slow and stop hair regrowth permanently.

FRÉNÉSIES Facial is a specially formulated hair growth inhibitor for the face which is ideal for women for use on the chin, cheeks and upper lip especially.

Typically, you will not see hair regrowth for at least a couple of months, if not longer. With FRÉNÉSIES Facial, you can complete the treatment several times to prevent hair regrowth permanently.

However, as mentioned, the effect of hair growth inhibitors depends on the individual. It is also important that you do not use other oils and creams on your skin immediately before or while using a hair growth inhibitor as doing so will make the treatment ineffective.

Hair Growth Inhibitors for Facial Hair

In collaboration with some of Europe's best doctors and physicians, we developed FRÉNÉSIES Facial.

FRÉNÉSIES Facial is a hair growth inhibitor that, from the first use, reduces hair regrowth by up to 80%. To apply FRÉNÉSIES Facial, as instructed, you must first remove hairs from the root by waxing, threading or tweezing, and then apply the treatment in a thin layer. Do not apply any oils or creams to your skin before or during the treatment. FRÉNÉSIES Facial treatment requires five consecutive days of use, being apply once per day.

While hair growth inhibitors are proven to slow and drastically reduce unwanted hair regrowth, it is important that you try different methods to find the best one for you as results often vary from person to person. When considering hair growth inhibitors, remember, if your hair is darker, it may be more stubborn and, therefore, harder to inhibit. Make sure your expectations are realistic.

At FRÉNÉSIES, and through our joint work with top European scientists and physicians, we have developed an innovative treatment to stop unwanted hair growth and to get you feeling your best.

If you are looking to stop unwanted hair growth, start by applying one of our specially formulated FRÉNÉSIES creams...


  • Kristina

    Hi Michal, this is Kristina from the FRÉNÉSIES customer care team here.

    Our creams can be used on external skin, however please do not apply the cream on any sensitive areas or where there may be wounds or lesions.

    We always advise our customer to do a patch test prior to starting the treatment to ensure that there is no allergic reaction. To add, we always recommend to our customers to trial our creams on a small area to see how your skin responds and then expanding the treatment to a wider skin area.

    If there is a particular area that you wanted to find out specifically about prior to usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via chat or at

    With kindest regards,
    Kristina from the FRÉNÉSIES team.

  • Michal

    I have course, thick and dark hair that I so badly want to remove from my body.
    Is there an area on the body that the cream isn’t okay to apply to? Of course it’s not for internal use, but is there any area it is not made to apply to?

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