Hey everyone… im an 18 year old male and the past few years i started to develop this stupid habit of pulling out any hair on my shoulders/upper back that were longer than normal… they werent very dark and were hardly visible so i thought nothing of it. Now after a while of doing that ive got course dark hair scattered all over my shoulders, my upper back and a little bit on my arms. I do not like plucking these out anymore because i get ingrown hairs like 95 percent of the time that leave dark scars all over. I just recently found out about electrolysis and im considering getting treated to get rid of these anoyying, ugly and itchy hairs that dont stop growing.
Now i wouldnt want to get every single hair in those areas removed (im a poor student and couldnt afford it right now),id only want to get rid of the dark and really obvious ones. If i had to estimate the amount id say there were about 200-300 of them. Now my problem is ive read that only hairs that have roots growing on them can be treated effectively, and sometimes when i pluck hairs on my own i dont see any roots at all, does this mean that the electrolysis treatment will be totally uneffective? i really dont want to waste my time and money on something that will just give me more ingrown hairs and scars…
Also, is there anyway i can “push” the hairs to get into the growth stage before i go into treatment? and if not, what methods can i use to prevent ingrown hairs? are there certain creams… anything that will guarantee not getting them…?
sorry for the long post guys, thanks a lot in advance