I’ve made a remarkable discovery!
(Btw I have light skin with thick black hair)
A couple of months ago, i purchased a Braun 7781 Wet and Dry epilator. I used it on my chest, stomach, arms and legs in the comfort of a hot shower - my reasoning for the purchase of the Wet and dry epilator is as follows: Waxing works well (except for the frequency of hair growth and inconvenience plus cost of doing so), the reason it works well is so simple! The heat of the wax when applied to the skin causes the pores to expand (much like when you perspire after/during a work-out)and allows for the hairs to slip out more easily.
In the case of the contrary (eg. when ice is used over the skin prior to epilating to ‘numb’ the area) the pores are tight, gripping the lower end of the hair follicle AND the root which results in hair-breakage rather than removal (which is the equivalent of shaving - can you say ‘thicker re-growth’?)
Anyways, back to my story, when epilating in the heat of the shower i planned to not only to open my pores, but also confuse myself as to whether the pain experienced was as a result of the hot water on my body or the pain of epilation - this was pretty helpful.
However, in the weeks that followed i found that the hairs were breaking, perhaps attributable to the fact that the hot water on the skin had to be consistent while epilating, but the wetness caused by this was affecting the epilator’s ability to grip the hairs! I realised i needed the heat without the moisture… The solution?
A hair drier!!! I now switch the hair drier on at the high-heat setting and direct it on the area i plan to epilate on, due to the heat produced on the area, my pores open right up and i epilate the given body part - the hairs just slip out, i swear there is less pain (and whatever pain there is, my mind attributes to the heat of the hair drier) and i only have to go over the area once - no nonsense about epilating against then with the direction of the growth, etc… Why? Because there is no moisture to hinder the tweezers’ ability to grab and pull the hairs - coz its a hair ‘drier’ lol
I am absolutely confident that the hairs are not simply breaking beneath the surface, because THEY ARE GROWING BACK FINER WITH JUST ONE SESSION WITH THE HAIR DRIER!
Please spread the word! I’ve tried shaving, threading, waxing,etc Using this method i know epilating is gonna result in all my body hair disappearing for good! All the best! And please share your stories here