Ladies only - Hair removal
March 17, 2009 3:22pm CST
Hi. I just wanted to know if other ladies have tried many different hair removal products/procedures and what they found worked the best for them. I have very coarse hair, except on my head (which is very fine, flyaway) and have found that the chemical type hair removers just don't work. I can't seem to leave it on my skin long enough to dissolve the hair - this stuff is so harsh, it burns my skin before dissolving the hair. I have tried electrolysis, and it just grows back - are you supposed to continue treatments forever? A lady I used to work for had it done on her upper lip frequently and it caused her a lot of pain. Is this normal? I have recently tried Velvet Touch hair remover pads - which is basically like a fine grain sandpaper (don't push too hard!). It works okay, but my skin is really itchy for days after, even using a good moisturizer. They also have little pads that you can use on your face that work pretty good. I have also tried waxing (YOUCH!!!). This is horrible and painful, and I just can't imagine doing my bikini line like that! So basically, I shave my underarms, use the Velvet Touch on my legs and face, and a moustache trimmer on my bikini line (don't laugh, it works!). I have tried shaving my bikini line and just end up with sore red bumps that drive you crazy with itching! What do you do?
17 Mar 09
I'm pretty much the same as you. I've tried the chemical hair removers, but found they burn if you leave them long enough to remove the hair. I had waxing done once, and never again! I tried an epilater on my legs, which sort of pulls the hairs out - extremely painful. Now, I just shave my underarms and legs with a razor - less often in the winter, and I don't do my bikini line at all because I don't go swimming.
17 Mar 09
OMG - I forgot about the epilater! What a torture device, must have been invented by a man! I don't shave as often in the winter either, but spend quite a bit of time outdoors and swimming in the summer so the bikini line has got to go... Also, I think I might be afraid to see what would happen if I never did my bikini line!!! Thanks for your response and happy mylotting!