First I’d like to say thanks to Andrea for providing this great resource. I’ve only recently began looking for alternatives to shaving, and this site saved me the time and expense of scams like no more hair.
That being said, I stubmled across home electrolysis while reading through these fourms. It seems ideal for me, as an inexpensive, proven, and effective method to remove body hair, provided one is paitent and not too hairy
Through the links I found here, I’ve been able to pretty much figure out all that I need to know to build my own electrolysis device. Although the concept is simple, being an electrical engineer definatley helped Here’s a quick diagram I drew up just to make sure that I’m on the right track:
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The only thing that I’m not sure about is the needle. I see that there are several types…2 piece, tapered, and insulated. From the descriptions that I read HERE it seems like an insulated needle would be most effective. Any thoughts on this? Also, what diameter should be used for coarse body hair and where can these be purchased?
It is also mentioned in an artice I read at nohair.info, that “If you substitute a smaller diameter professional needle [in place of the default One Touch needle], the amperages may need to be increased by about 50%”. Is this due to the smaller needle having a somewhat smaller contact area?
Sorry for the length of this post…I guess I’m asking a lot.
[ November 05, 2002, 03:46 PM: Message edited by: bluespot ]