Today, I’m going to share a fact about myself with you all, and that fact is I am getting electrolysis. Now this is something that I thought about for years before I actually did it. I’m going to explain to you why I took the plunge!
If you look closely in the picture above, you’ll notice the blond hairs running along my jawline. It was also terrible along the underside of my chin. As you can imagine I was mortified by it without even knowing how many people were talking about it behind my back. Later I would find out that number was pretty high. On top of that, my brothers would often tease me and other things people said would get back to me. It was enough to make a girl feel super self conscious about it ALL the time. So what are your options?
Option 1 is waxing. This is an option that lasts maybe a month, but you really probably have to do it about every 2 weeks. It never gets all the hair, and you’re still stuck tweezing all the time. If you have sensitive skin then you have to find waxes for sensitive skins. I also recommend finding a great aesthetician versus doing this yourself at home. It lasts longer and ends up looking better. When I look at the cost over just a years time I was looking at $720. We’re talking $30 every two weeks just to feel like people weren’t staring at me and talking about it. $30 every two weeks to just not feel like clawing it out of my skin. I thought it was money fairly well spent considering how self conscious I was about it.
I started doing research though, and I realized that there was a permanent solution to my problem. That permanent solution was electrolysis. According to wikipedia electrolysis is: In chemistry and manufacturing, electrolysis is a method of using a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. Electrolysis is commercially highly important as a stage in the separation of elements from naturally occurring sources such as ores using an electrolytic cell.
Electrolysis is also the only permanent form of hair removal. If you’re fair haired like I am then it’s your only option for hair removal other than waxing. Lasers work for a portion of time on dark haired people, but it will not work on fair hair at all. I won’t lie about the cost here, because it wouldn’t be beneficial. I pay $60 per half hour treatment. In order to get rid of the hair quickly, I should be doing multiple treatments a week, but I knew I couldn’t afford that. Luckily, my electrologist informed me that it would only take longer and not set me back any if I didn’t make that many appointments. I typically go about once per month. At once per month, I am spending the same $720 per year if I have to see her for a full 12 months, but I know that the results are permanent and oh what I would spend for that kind of result.
At first, you won’t notice a drastic difference in your appearance. If you’re like me though any small steps in progress will feel like leaps and bounds. You will feel like you have a new lease on life. It didn’t cost me anymore annually than waxing, but it will last so much longer. If I am hair free at the end of 12 months then I no longer am spending that $720 annually. That is $720 more dollars in my pocket for things like new clothes or toward a new computer. It’s $720 a year that I never though I would have, and I am seeing major results at this point. I’ll show you me now.
It is practically gone from my jawline! I have a few stubborn pieces that are not going quietly into the good night, but they too will be gone before the wedding. I’m not going to lie to you and say that these appointments are easy. They hurt while you’re getting them done, but it isn’t lasting. You feel like you’ve got a sunburn for a few hours after, but that too goes away quickly. You’ll finally feel in control of it.
Also, I know I said this is permanent and it is, but you may notice hair in other places when you hit menopause ladies. Don’t worry just go back and repeat the process!
As far as money is concerned, I’d put mine toward electrolysis. It doesn’t cost any more up front, andit costs way less in the long run.