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Kestrel McLoughlin

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Kestrel McLoughlin

is this a good idea??


We are isolating completely to

prepare for some family time before the children are back in school. Even thereafter I don’t know when I’d ever have a chance to electrocute myself any time soon.


so...... is this a scam, a mediocre option, or awesome??


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@Kestrel McLoughlin

I guess I would hesitate with any self-epilation products ahead of electrolysis or laser hair removal. My electrologist asked me if I'd done anything to remove hair other than shaving, and apparently it makes things easier that she can remove so-called "virgin" hair. I had my first session a week ago. Personal care businesses are still open in NYC but I'm not sure for how much longer the way the pandemic is evolving. They took great precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 even though I couldn't wear my mask when she was working on my face. Not risk free for sure, but with my eagerness to get started on getting rid of my facial hair motivated me to make the appointment.


Also, happy belated birthday!




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I'm so not brave enough to try something like that at home. I did buy a home hard waxing kit so I could so I could do that myself. I'm okay with shaving some areas, but others not so much. I did get it professionally done before the pandemic, but now I'm not taking the risk or spending the money. I have a decent pain tolerance and don't mind getting a little messy. The kit was less than the cost of a single session and it gets the job done.

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As to waxing, someone mentioned it in another thread, Never try this on your face!  The hairs there are different than others and follicles are deeper.  Totally unsafe.  Do your eyebrows instead.


Home elipilating is not a good idea either for the same reason as above.  Home laser tools like the one linked here are rarely effective as they tend to be low strength.  This is something best left to a professional who has been trained on its proper use.  You can damage your skin.  If you feel you need to do something like this, leave it for body hair only.  

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1 hour ago, Jani said:

As to waxing, someone mentioned it in another thread, Never try this on your face!  The hairs there are different than others and follicles are deeper.  Totally unsafe.  Do your eyebrows instead.


Ack! It took me a minute to realize why you said this! I honestly hadn't even thought it when I posted. Yes, if you have mature facial hair then don't try to wax it! It will end very badly.

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3 hours ago, Jani said:

As to waxing, someone mentioned it in another thread, Never try this on your face!  The hairs there are different than others and follicles are deeper.  


I am probably one of the people who said this in other topics.  At one time we had some pictures submitted by a member who tried to wax their beard area, and posted the "after" pictures of it.  The pictures showed a person who looked scalded alive, or nearly so from the experience.  It was followed up by a report from another member saying that was also what they had looked like after using a women's hair removal cream on their face.  Both had required Urgent Care medical treatment for pain and skin DAMAGE that was going to make Licensed Electrology much harder and over a longer period.


The advertised home laser and electrolysis machines that are advertised to work on female body hair are also going to be ineffective on beard hair at best, and can cause skin damage in many ways.  They do not have the power to affect the beard hairs that the machines sold only to licensed clinics and operated by licensed people have.  Those machines use FCC approved machines equivalent to a doctors prescription, the "home" models are like over the counter vitamin supplements and we do not discuss those here.  I have a female friend who bought one and tried it, and wrote off the price to a bad education experience.  It did no good for her.

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