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Ladies: or waxers/shavers/epillators/bleachers-details inside?

Asked by Unbroken (10267 points ) February 19th, 2013

I bought my last epillator over 5 years ago. It was top of the line at the time. It still runs but I was thinking about upgrading.

I was wondering if I should consider the bigger world of hair removal options as technology has evolved since then.

What is your favorite product or method and why? Any recommendations?

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SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Laser hair removal.

Judi's avatar

Laser only works if the hair has pigment.
I wax but my mother in law loves her no no.

JLeslie's avatar

I did laser for bikini and underarm and am very happy. The newer lasers don’t hurt at all, and I don’t recommend the old lasers not only because of the pain, but also because I know people who have been burned. I do have some hair left, but if I would just get those last few electrolosized I would be all set. Electrolysis is great for eye brows and some stray dark hairs. I think of everything I have tried that is the most permanent and most effective if it is done right. But, for places of very high hair growth like bikini electrolysis is not advised in my opinion until you get the hair growth way down by laser first.

Judi's avatar

Again though, laser doesn’t work for blonde or gray hair.

JLeslie's avatar

Also, if you have dark skin it doesn’t work.

Unbroken's avatar

After epillating so many years my hair has to grow for a long time to have thick colored growth.

Is laser affordable? How long does a treatment last? What is a no no?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@rosehips Laser hair removal is rather pricey. The costs vary considerably among different area, so you might want to visit a few salons and ask for their price lists.

Hair grows in cycles—I believe that about 20–25% of your hair follicles are active at any given time—so the treatment will last during one growth cycle. When more hair appears, you’ll need another treatment.

As @Judi mentioned, the ideal candidate is someone with light skin and somewhat dark hair. The laser energy is absorbed by dark pigmentation. If you have a dark complexion, the effects will be diffused by your skin; if you have grey or blonde hair, it might not absorb enough energy.

Judi's avatar

Unfortunately for me, the hairs that are the most bothersome weren’t there when I was younger and grow in the oddest places and are almost always gray.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@Judi I’ve read that the newest generation of laser machine has better results with grey hair. But, I believe that the grey needs to be dark, silvery grey, not light grey.

Unbroken's avatar

Mmk well thanks for the info on laser hair removal. However it is not within my budget. Any of the other products improved substansially in say since 2008?

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