Hi Im new here, and I thought I was alone until I found this site. I am 22 have red hair and very pale skin. I have the most hair, it is thick and black and most of the folicles have two or three hairs sticking out of them. I used to shave but would get rashes (even using gel) and the regrowth would be back in less then 12 hours and painfully sharp. So I tried the hair removal cream- did a patch test, no probs, left on for the minimum time and it burnt a lot of the skin off of my legs, and removed very few hairs. And the regrowth was painful. I have tried waxing and sugaring, both at home and in a salon and although I know the people are well qualified and been doing it for years, not all of the hair comes out and in both cases, I am left with massive spots with heads all over my legs which take weeks to go down and the hair regrows after less than a week. I have been epilating for a year, but it is still soooo painful that I cry the whole way through. I can only do half a leg each day as the pain is so bad and again it lasts less than a week. Through this I also have massive problems with ingrowing hairs which give massive red painful spots and my legs are covered with scars. I had been on dianette for 4 years, but they took me off as they found there was an increased risk of stroke and put me on Logynon which has increased the hair growth massively so when I go back I am going to ask to go back on dianette. Im really sorry about the massive post! Its just that I get so upset about it, I hate my body because of it. I just wondered if anyone has any advice at all.