Hair Removal

  1. Things are getting a little serious and weird on the flip side so I thought I would seek refuge here for awhile.


    Ok ladies it's time to talk hair removal. I got tired if shaving my legs and underarms. The nicks and cuts, buying new razor blades all the time I was done.

    I tried the delipatory creams a few years ago but didn't get great results. Tried waxing and it hurt both my skin AND my pocketbook.

    A few months ago I went retro and got an epilator. In case you have never encountered on of these gadgets, picture a cylinder of tiny tweezers that rotate and open and close to grab and pull out the hair.

    My sister asked me if it hurt a lot. I told her it was more painful than kittens licking me but less painful than kittens biting me. So uncomfortable but doable.

    However not only does it take a lot of work to get all the hair, but the next few days I am so itchy i actually scratched my ankle to the point of scarring. Also, I have a lot of ingrown hairs.

    But once the hair is out it does take a long time to grow back. So I'm trying to keep at it. I exfoliate and will sometimes use a lotion with AHA to try to reduce the ingrown hairs.

    So anyone else use an epilator? Any tips or tricks?

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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Jules A
    I'm an old married woman who is so far past caring if someone wants to eat lunch off my groin so I'll stick with the occasional shaving with a pricey disposable razor. In extreme cases if I wait too long I have been known to drag my husband's weed whacker from the shed, lol.
  4. by   Purple_roses
    Jules!!! lol!

    Keep us updated on how that works. I hate shaving and I have traumatic memories from waxing. It's just not fun to be a female sometimes.
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Jules A
    I'm an old married woman who is so far past caring if someone wants to eat lunch off my groin so I'll stick with the occasional shaving with a pricey disposable razor. In extreme cases if I wait too long I have been known to drag my husband's weed whacker from the shed, lol.
    Hahahahahahahhahaaaa!
  6. by   Farawyn
    I shave my legs and under my arms.

    Oh, and I vajazzle.
  7. by   StNeotser
    Quote from Farawyn
    I shave my legs and under my arms.

    Oh, and I vajazzle.
    You do not!



    Note to others - make sure you google vajazzle from your home computer, not a work one.
  8. by   StNeotser
    [QUOTE=Nurse Leigh;8658602
    A few months ago I went retro and got an epilator. In case you have never encountered on of these gadgets, picture a cylinder of tiny tweezers that rotate and open and close to grab and pull out the hair.



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    I remember those. When I was around 16 they were the hot new thing so my mother had one. I think it was called an Epilady. Of course, I didn't have enough money for one so I borrowed my mothers. Ended up with a rash on my legs and never did it again. I heard that it gets easier the more you do it, but the once scared me for life.
  9. by   Purple_roses
    Quote from Farawyn
    I shave my legs and under my arms.

    Oh, and I vajazzle.
    Urban Dictionaried that one and then cleared my search history.
  10. by   edmia
    I used an epilady for years, but never got rid of the ingrown hair issue (I can't shave because of the same problem), so I went to wax. I love waxing, but it's a budget. A few years ago, there was a Groupon in my area for laser hair removal. Best. Thing. Ever.

    I did the legs only and love it. ave to pluck out a new hair follicle baby here and there, but so glad to be done with the routine.

    For the rest of the body, well, I'm also an old married woman like Jules who doesn't really give a crap

    I do get a bikini wax once a year around bikini time.
  11. by   OCNRN63
    The first time I had chemo, I lost all of my hair, stem to stern. Eventually it all grew back, except in my underarms. Second time I had chemo, just lost the hair on my head.

    I just use a really good razor.
  12. by   Farawyn
    My mom had chemo and lost her head hair only. She got a wig for her job, but took it off at home.
    One of my best friends had non Hodgkin's lymphoma and she lost it all. She was 21. We went out and she had shaved her head because she had this glorious head of hair and couldn't stand for it to be sparse, so she said **** it.
    These girls at the bar started mocking her, and I started yapping at them. My friend stopped me and told me to let it go. She is a much better person than me, because to this day, I could...hit them. Hard.

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