bleaching and electrolysis

hey guys, i posted this question in my post thread and i figured that most of you wouldnt notice it there. so here it is again.

i want to bleach my face where i have been doing electrolysis. so i want to know when is the best time to do this. a day after my treatment, couple of days after, before my treatment??? its because i have fine black hair on my face i want to bleach before i go on my trip and i want to bleach on my trip if i get regrowth of hair that i have been treated on. i normally dont have any reactions to bleach, but will electrolysis treated skin be more sensitive and prone to damage? will the bleach slow down my skin’s healing and scars? thanks!


Don’t use bleach on skin that is still healing after electrolysis. As an electrologist, I don’t like clients to bleach, but if it means a lot to them as it does in your situation, then okay.

I have good vision and light equipment so I can still see the hair anyway, but does your practitioner have good, up-to-date equipment to deal with fine blond hair? Shaving would be better as bleaching falls into the catagory as a temporary method that can stimulate hair growth over time. For the short amount of time you have described, I’m not sure that will cause any issues.


Hello there dfahey <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Does bleaching really stimulate hair growth over time???
Furthermore does anyone know of any PERMANENT bleaching method?? The bleaching creams out there fade away after a few weeks and the hairs get dark again…it would be great with a bleach that was permanent on hairs!! I know that we shed some hairs too(so some hairs will get dark cos of regrowth) but I mean on the body we don’t shed too much so that shouldn’t be a big issue right? Plz anyone what bleaching creams do you use/ in what areas and how long does this last for you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Bleach can’t be permanent. You are asking the equivalent question to, “Why can’t I dye my blonde hair blue, and have it continue to grow that way?” The bleach doesn’t change how your body grows new hair.

Permanent removal is the only option that will give you peace of mind.

thanks everyone.

yes my electrologist has good lighting and magnifiying equipment. i dont plan to bleach for a long time, just during my vacation because i wont be able to get electrolysis while i am there. when i get back after two months i plan to do a whole face electrolysis session on my vellus hairs. my face is covered in fine, light brown, slightly long hairs and i think since i am getting the thick hairs removed already why not do the whole thing and be rid of all of it together. what i am bleaching is the fine hairs… the long ones. i dont know it just makes my face look nicer, even if the hairs are not that noticeable to begin with.

my electrologist said that doing the finer hairs on my face is not necessary but she said if i still want to do them, its not a problem as these hairs i never touched (never plucked, never shaved) and electrolysis will get rid of them in no time at all. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> plus i can tolerate real high heats with electrolysis.

ok thats all for me. i’ll be leaving on my vacation in about a week. so my posts will stop. i’ll try to access internet while i am gone and post here to let you know how i am dealing with NOT have electrolysis for two months! i get nervous thinking about it. this will be a true test to electrolysis. i have been doing it for more than 5 months now and if i notice that in these two months without electrolysis that my chin, sideburns, look like i never got work on them, then i’ll really be depressed and broke!


Bleaching agents may be irritating to the skin of some persons. Any sustained,irritating threat to the upper skin layer almost always stimulate hairs in the area to grow deeper and coarser to protect against further irritation. Simply put, whenever there is an irritation, there is an increase in the blood supply to the upper layer of skin and this extra blood supply will nourish the hair follicles to grow.

There are other things that are far worse than bleaching that fall into the “irritant” catagory that should be avoided. Depilatory use is one example. Another is, repeated tweezing and/or waxing will cause a fine hair to reconstruct itself better and better each time it is ripped out, as the body builds a stronger capillary system in order to heal the follicle.

From an electrologist viewpoint, we need to see hairs to remove them and bleaching makes the task a little harder and slower sometimes, if even if you have the right equipment. Just imagine all the juicey blond hairs one will miss if you don’t have a good light source and magnification.


thanks dee. that was extremely helpful. as usual. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

And you’re quite welcome,rachelle. Have a great two months off.