I know that all the electrolysists tell you to NOT tweeze anytime soon before an appointment (because it messes up the follicle and makes it harder to remove via electrolysis?). When I had electrolysis done, I diligently followed this rule. But one thing I learned during the process (please correct me if I’m wrong) is that electrolysis is really only effective on hairs in the ACTIVE growth phase.
Rather than pay my electrolysist a bunch of money to painfully remove non-active hairs only to have to zap them again later, would it really be so horrible to tweeze all my hairs once, let them grow back in, and then have the appointment? That way the majority of the hairs would be in the active phase, and my electrolysist wouldn’t be spending so much time on removing dormant hairs.
I have wondered about this so much that sometimes I wonder whether it’s not a secret scheme between eletrolysists to tell their patients not to tweeze so that more hairs are in the dormant phase (so more more time, therefore more money).