Of all the people on this board, redhead, you are the last person I need to ‘teach’ about hair removal and hair growth cycles. You are the consumer expert. Thanks for all your valuable input. I know you have helped a lot of hairy people by sharing your expertise.
Just a thought…Before I was an electrologist, I had my underarm hair removed. I clearly remember complaining to a friend as we were walking, that I felt as though I had wasted a lot of time and money because I still had plenty of hair for all my effort, almost 9 months after consistent treatments. Not long after, I mustered up the courage to tell my concerns to my electrologist. She was encouraging, so I continued, even though I wasn’t sure I believed her. I’m glad I did, though, because I did became hair-free in time. I kept thinking, “electrolysis worked on my legs, so why wasn’t it working on my underarms”. The person that did my legs was not the same person that did my underarms, so ,thus, the difference in practioner skill AND they each used a different modality of electrolysis, too. It was slow and expensive, but I’m hair-free now for 20+ years - goal reached.
At the time, I wouldn’t have had to think so hard about if electrolysis was working or not, if the Internet had been invented and I had access to a great site like this. Thanks again, Andrea. I liked both of my electrologists, but looking back, it would have been very helpful if they had explained hair growth cycles and other things about the process to reassure me that my time and hard earned money were not being wasted. Talk about blind faith, I had it, scattered with moments of doubt, but all turned out well for me in the end. I suspect you both will do well,too.