I heard not to take hot showers because it will irritate the area. Also I heard to stay hydrated and eat fibers so the skin heels naturally. Are these good suggestions?
There are a lot of things that you can do to make electrolysis both more comfortable and effective, assuming a good practitioner. A good diet is a major part of this, and not just the fiber aspect, although you should consume a lot of this for your general health. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as having adequate proteins is essential for both proper healing and a healthy immune system.
The importance of proper hydration can not be over-stressed as well. As electrolysis works best when there is a good moisture gradient (The skin becomes more moist deeper in than at the surface), being properly hydrated allows one to have good removals with lower energy and less effect on the outer layers of the skin.
Below is a link to a post I put up in May. It has some good general information and can help you get more for your $$$ as well as have a better comfort zone and better healing.
Getting the most for your $$$ With electrolysis
There have been several good recommendations for aftercare products in this thread and I do not feel the need to revisit this, however the suggestion to wear loose clothing, especially in the waist, post-treatment is also a must for several days after a treatment. Tight clothing has the same effect on a treatment area that rubbing with dirty fingers will have, it will both remove the scabs that come with the normal healing process and will rub bacteria and spores into the treated follicles. This can lead to pustules, delayed healing and other problems.
Hope this helps,
Joanie <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />