hair removal side effects

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This might sound gross but I have super fine blond hairs on my chin and I shave them in the shower. Like a dude, haha. I feel likeplucking or waxing them always gives me at least one zit.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

When it comes to face fuzz, I usually go with threading. It pulls the hair out by the root like tweezing, but it’s way quicker and you can get larger areas in one movement. All you need is some thread. There are some instructional videos on YouTube, if you search around and watch a few to observe the technique, you should be good to go. 

Also, something I’ve noticed with hair removal is that if you gently exfoliate the area every day (starting the day after you remove it), it’s less likely to irritate your skin as it regrows. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

Depending on how much you wanna spend and how much time you wanna put into it.. wait for a groupon or living social deal for laser hair removal.  The thicker and darker the hair, the better it works, but it takes time.  You usually have to wait 4-6 weeks between sessions and it takes 6-8 sessions for permanent results.  I just had my second treatment (bikini area) and I’m seeing AMAZING results.  Even the esthetician couldn’t believe how good it looked.  And it’s because I have very coarse dark hair.  With a groupon it could cost you as little as $80 for your face and it’s semi-permanent (they say change in hormones will effect it [pregnancy, menopause, etc.])

 

Good luck! =)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I believe it’s a myth that hair grows back thicker, but I have heard that waxing might make hair grow back thinner. Anyway, I occasionally wax my upper lip and sideburns (yeeeeaah sideburns!!!!! 🙁 ), but always find that waxing will give me a zit (not on my upper lip thankfully), even if I “disinfect” the area after (I use tea tree oil like some spas do).

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Have you tried sugaring? Or laser? I’ve never tried sugaring and don’t know that much about it actually, but I know it exists. I have tried laser on my underarms and it’s amazing. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BeeG35:  i bought a NoNo and NO it did not work 🙁

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had electrolysis done in high school on my upper lip and it worked pretty well (I still have mild growth but I used to have super dark hair which really stood out against my pale skin). I’d say about 80% of the hair is gone, whatever is left I just pluck when it randomly shows up now. Overall, i think it was worth it.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

@TraumaQueen:  I agree with you. Electrolysis is totally worth it! I personally had about a 95% hair reduction and just pluck the few stragglers that show up every once in awhile.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@BeeG35:  this is going to sound gross but a nose hair trimmer.  They come with different attachments for eyebrows and such.  Don’t use the attachments just use the plain trimmer.i use them on my lip, sideburns and chin And on the peach fuzz on my cheeks.  They don’t cause hair to grow back thicker or a “stubble” effect.  My hair usually grows back soft except for 3-4 thick ones that I will occasionally pluck. Just a thought, relatively cheap so worth trying.  

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Epilate!

The hair really does grow back lighter in colour and thinner.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think there is a hair removal treatment that won’t have some type of side effect for at least some people.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BeeG35: I first tried it on my legs and I had to go over them over and over and over and over again to get the hair off. But it didn’t remove all the hair completely. It would leave stubble in a lot of places. And by that, I mean it just cut (or burned, rather) the hair to within a couple milimeters. So that being said, I found it completely ineffective on stubble. I also found the face attachment to be pretty terrible at manouvering around the face.

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