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post #21 of 33

 

Another laser fan here. OP, all places offer free consults and most offer special package pricing (esp. in the month of January!) It's definitely worth making an appointment to see if your hair and skin and budget are well-suited to this method of hair removal. 

post #22 of 33

I shave, but can't do it every day.  Even still, I don't shave it completely off.  I shave with the direction of my hair, so it takes it almost to the skin but not quite, so it isn't baby soft but close.  The hair ends up being about 1/16 of an inch long.  It feels the same as if I shave it completely off, though, so I don't notice.  Once I started doing that I stopped getting razor burn or ingrown hairs. It also depends on the razor I use.  I use Venus Embrace to shave my legs and armpits, but I get BAD razor burn if I use that razor on my pubic hair.  Not sure why.  If I use the regular Venus razors I don't get any razor burn at all, so I just keep two razors in the shower.  Maybe it has something to do with the Embrace have 5 razors and the regular Venus only have 3??  I don't know.  I shave about once a week (once it gets to be about 1/4 of an inch long or so) and never have a problem. 

post #23 of 33

Don't laugh.... but I saw an infomercial for a hair removal system called NoNo. I wonder if it really works. Any one try it? Of course the commercial made it sound amazing! lol

post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by mamamoon89 View Post

Do you need to go completely hairless? I occasionally use my partner's electric beard trimmer...it can keep hair really short but doesn't create the same problems with razor burn.


this is what i recommend-i never shave close, just trim very well-its the best of both worlds.

post #25 of 33

I'm an esthetician, and waxing is a huge part of my clientelle. Call around and see if there's a spa who will do a "maintenance" rate for you. I offer a discounted rate for my regulars who maintain by coming in every 6-8 weeks. For most guests, it gets easier and easier with less time involved than the very first. bigeyes.gif As for LHR, I worked for a cosmetic dermatologist for awhile and I didn't see amazing results with the laser, especially for the money. However, there are many different machines so I can only speak for one type.

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by shelbean91 View Post

I don't like shaving - too itchy with regrowth. I found a thing at target that's a regular razor for legs/pits on one end and an electric trimmer on the other. I found I could trim to a length that was short, but longer than the itchy regrowth stage - it has adjustable guards to go longer or shorter. I'd rather do the full wax, but something in the budget had to go.


I have this. I think it is called the Trimstyle. It's not too expensive, and works pretty well.
 

post #27 of 33

Hey you laser-experienced responders -

I've got my first appointment tomorrow. Kinda scared, very hopeful. I must say that this last month since making the appointment has been pretty darn challenging. Waxing my legs/ bikini and plucking my chin and upper lip really let me be in denial about how much hair I can grow. Lots. I also really challenged myself with the shaving. My skin didn't love it, and my ego had to harden up some more to remember that I was still a girl as I reached for my husband's razor.

 

I am not shaving these last couple days before the first treatment til an hour before I go because I want my skin not to be so badly freaked out when I get in there. Actually, I guess I should call to make sure that's the right approach.

 

I'll be going to pick up my son from school right after - will my face look really strange and red and puffy? Yup. Can no longer deny that I am vain/ foolish/ human.

post #28 of 33

For those of you who trim the bikini area, what is the best trimmer, in your opinion. I am going to invest, bc I hate shaving but have decided that I like not having hair down there (very short is fine with me). I have been a natural girl most of my life so am new to this sort of thing.

post #29 of 33

I've been battling the razor/trimmer wars lately. I used to keep the undercarriage completely bare and just had a landing strip above. I'm tired of maintaining that, and I work in a physical sort of job and tend to be sweaty a lot, so I get itchy from shaving. I've been using a beard trimmer thing.....but....

 

I can't seem to get my hair in the direction that it grows. It grows towards the center (I'm assuming I'm normal in that regard). So I use the trimmer and it looks like everything is fairly even, then when I assume a normal posture once again, I see all sorts of random hairs that I missed. It takes me forever with the trimmer, and my back isn't what it used to be. I'm all stiff and achey when I'm done...lol....

 

Any tips?

post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by LCBMAX View Post

Hey you laser-experienced responders -

I've got my first appointment tomorrow. Kinda scared, very hopeful. I must say that this last month since making the appointment has been pretty darn challenging. Waxing my legs/ bikini and plucking my chin and upper lip really let me be in denial about how much hair I can grow. Lots. I also really challenged myself with the shaving. My skin didn't love it, and my ego had to harden up some more to remember that I was still a girl as I reached for my husband's razor.

 

I am not shaving these last couple days before the first treatment til an hour before I go because I want my skin not to be so badly freaked out when I get in there. Actually, I guess I should call to make sure that's the right approach.

 

I'll be going to pick up my son from school right after - will my face look really strange and red and puffy? Yup. Can no longer deny that I am vain/ foolish/ human.

Good luck! I'm another one who has done the laser treatment and my experience was FANTASTIC! It hurts and all that, but it's worth not having to wax/shave constantly and deal with the in-between growth, the ingrown hairs, etc. I did my bikini line (nothing crazy, I didn't go Brazilian or anything I just had them laser away the parts that would stick out of bathing suit, basically!) and underarms. I had three treatments and that got rid of probably 90% of the hair. I shave under my arms like once a week or something, but honestly the few hairs that remain are really fine and almost unnoticeable.

 

For the bit of growth I still get on my bikini line, I do what I have always done: I wax it myself. I use self-hardening wax instead of muslin strips and I swear that works so much better, for me anyway. I'm sure it depends on the person and how much practice/experience you have but the self-hardening wax for me is way less fussy/painful than regular wax. I suppose I have also built up a bit of a tolerance for the pain, having been waxing my bikini line regularly for many years now. I can now give myself a Brazilian without hardly batting an eye!
 

post #31 of 33

If you want it totally bare for cheap buy Magic Cream.

 

It is made for ethnic men's coarse hair so it works magic down there.  It stinks to high heaven, but the results are great.

post #32 of 33
post #33 of 33

Cyllya - actually, yes! Almost 10 years ago I anxiously sent $50 to someone over the Internet for it (though it was referred to as something else at the time - but it's exactly the same razor) & amazingly it actually arrived!  ;)

 

Both DH & I LOVE this razor!  It works best as a "touch-up" razor; when I ordered mine, it came with some other brand of electric razor (LadyFair, I think) for "free" to mow the lawn (so to speak), and then you use the silver one on your stubble.  If you plan to use it every day/every other day, it's great; once a week, not so much.  It works best on stubble & when it's dry; if it's hot & sweaty out it's recommended to powder yourself down a bit so it glides better.

 

Though it was advertised at the time for use on the pubic area (since it doesn't "bite" like other trimmers), I ended up using it everywhere - it worked awesome on my underarms & hubby used it on his face as well as his head when he was rockin' the Mr. Clean 'do.  *grin*  I think it's "bitten" me exactly once, and I used to use this baby twice a day at times (I was an exotic dancer for a time & have pale skin with black hair & stubble seems to show up the second I get out of the shower after shaving, for goodness sake!). I've also used it on my legs, but surprisingly, it didn't work *quite* as well there (though it did work).  I really seems designed for thicker stubble (like pubes or a beard) & it does it's job well.

 

In fact, I *STILL* have the razor now!  It STILL works - DH uses it now & then, 8-10 years after I purchased it!  Of course, it doesn't get the workout it used to, but I used & abused the hell out of this razor; nevermind the workload DH added on top of it!

 

I found it to be an EXCELLENT purchase, WELL worth the money.  I'd forgotten all about it, since I don't really shave anymore; thus when I DO shave, it's far too much for this little number to handle! ;)  However, as a daily razor for the pubic area, it's really nice, does the job, is durable (it bounced around my knapsack to & from work on public transit as well as being dropped more times than I'd care to admit) & is attractive as well.

 

HTH!

 

ETA: Back in the day when I ordered mine, it was something awkward like the "BodyWorx" too, where you ordered through an email address or something & it seemed VERY sketchy.  I know it wasn't called that (it was advertised as the "Cleancut" & mine says Cleancut - Seiko), so I don't know if it's the same person who finally named their company or what. But that's why I was so nervous sending the money, because it seemed sketchy as heck & I was afraid of losing my $$.  It came, though, and it was bundled with the same looking trimmer this "company" is bundling with this renamed version.  The original was named Cleancut & was by Seiko, so I dunno if you can maybe find another one using that name.

 

EATA: Last edit, I swear!!  Amazon carries this, and MUCH less expensive!  You can read other reviews there, too.  http://www.amazon.com/Cleancut-ES412-Personal-Shaver/dp/B001IZZX1C

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