I’d like to apologize in advance if this has been asked before. I couldn’t find the answer anywhere. After a hair has been “zapped” and removed, can you tell what stage of the growth cycle it was in by looking at it?
An untrained eye probably can’t, but there are some things to look for.
A hair in Anagen Phase that is well treated and epilated will frequently come out with a cloudy firm gel-like substance at the end. If that is long, and encases the entire bottom of the hair, it was probably well treated, and should not come back. Sometimes, using Galvanic or Blend, this part is completely liquified in the treatment process, so it is not available for inspection.
Shedding hairs (Cateagen Phase) have a smaller “bulb” on the end, or none at all, and finally, Resting, or Club Hairs (Telogen Phase) usually have a very short depth, and a hard ball on the end of the hair.
If the treatment energy over treats the hairs, however, it is harder to see the difference between these three hairs however, so I can only give you loose guidelines.
cool question… thanks James, as always!
i’ve always LOVED looking at the hairs that i pluck out. this hair removal thing is a fascination given to me by my mother who is also upsessed with plucking. it’s so adictie and amusing… i pass hours in the bathrooms plucking my legs of bikini strip… and always love to inspect the removed hairs. that is why i recognize all the stages that James was talkinga bout <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
You all are welcome.
Just remember, unless you have treated with electrolysis, removing the hair well doesn’t kill the regenerative cells, and they will regrow. They may even regrow thicker, longer and darker next time.
If you have that patience, and fascination, you should consider getting the books in the book referral section and making a go at becoming an electrologist. You would at least be able to do work on your brother, and if he read and practices with/on you, you both could clear eachother. We are proponents of Do Each Other Electrolysis more so than the DIY variety.
I was trying to purchase Michael Bono’s book from the Reading section. I clicked on the link and it said that the book was $49.95. When I click on “READ MORE” it takes me to the Amazon page and says that a used book is $199! Is it really that expensive? Can I get it cheaper anywhere else?
I paid somewhere around $50 for my copy via an Amazon bookseller.
The Amazon bookseller was charging $199 for a used copy!! I did a Google search and really didn’t come up with anything. I gave up and my husband took over. He was able to find a used copy for $40 through a campus bookstore website. The website gives you an option to buy a new copy if they’re out of used ones for $10 more. I just hope it’s not too “used”.
Well, neither the used or new version of Michael Bono’s book is available. I can’t seem to find it anywhere. James, do you have another suggestion for a good book to go with the Uni-probe Autoblend. I’ve been to the “Reading” section and I’m not sure what the next best book would be.
Obtaining any of the books on the reading list is as easy as contacting the lovely folks at:
Texas Electrolysis Supply
16627 Sealark Road
Houston Texas 77062 USA
and asking the nice folks at Texas Electrolysis Supply to send you one. Tell them James W. Walker VII CPE from HairTell sent you.
For those who are not in the United States, just click on , or mail them your order at:
They have everything you need for electrolysis.
You should never pay more than $60 for a new Bono Book.
And since so many students give up in the first 4 chapters, I can’t imagine the book to be tattered or torn. It is made to allow one to open it up and fold it over, and stand it up on a platform so you can read it while practicing.
Thanks again, James!!
James, I called TES this morning and they said that they haven’t had that book in a while. Any other suggestions on how to get the book, or another good book?
Hello, I have had good luck finding what I need at Prestige Electrolysis Supply. web page
There prices are pretty much the same as TES.
I’ve never dealt with Texas Electrolysis Supply, but I can add my vote for Prestige.
Prestige is out of the book too.
Did they give you an estimate as to when they will receive some new Bono books?
You can try this address: www.bonoblend.com/index.html
Click on The originator…meet Michael to order or call 1-800-982-1600.
They said that the book is in the process of being revised and didn’t give me an availability date. I’ll probably try the 800 number on Monday and see if they have any available at his website. Thanks for the info.
This is bad news. Michael, I love the guy, but he is a notorious procrastinator. We may be left with posting “Want It Now” ads on Ebay for a few months.
Hmmm, perhaps I should be auctioning off my books.
I wonder how many hundreds of dollars I could get for a book autographed by both Me and Michael? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
But seriously, folks. If everyone is out of them, put a call to used book sellers, (you will get a better price anyway) and post “Want It Now”'s on Ebay.
i found the same campus textbooks web site with the used and new book, and they sent me the same e-mail later saying that they don’t have the book, sorry! try again <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
i have not been able to find that book anywhere… <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Ivelina, I’m glad I’m not the only one going crazy trying to find this book.