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I decided to make a video about hair removal because I know a lot about it. Growing up, I despised my body hair and my facial hair and I went through a lot of different methods in attempts to get rid of it.
I first shaved my legs when I was 13 years old. I remember buying a packet of razors in Boots and having a bath where I spent about an hour shaving. I was absolutely horrified when the hair grew back a couple of days later. When I’ve spent time doing something I expect results.
So I decided that I wanted to find a longer lasting form of hair removal. Reading online, I heard about epilation. I bought two different epilators, a facial epilator which looked like a spring and a body hair epilator which looked like this.
Nothing could have prepared me for the pain of epilation. I don’t really have a very high pain tolerance anyway, but it turned out ripping my hairs out one by one wasn’t the most rewarding experience. I did it a few times and I was sort of happy with the results, but I still really wanted a longer lasting form of hair removal.
Eventually, I saved up my money and bought myself an at home laser machine. Although it was an impressive looking machine, it didn’t really make a difference to my hair growth. Because most of my hair is quite fair, laser doesn’t really do much to get rid of it.
When I began my transition, I decided to get laser hair removal on my face. I bought myself six sessions but I again didn’t see any great results. No one had informed me of this, but it turned out that laser only works on specific hair types.
Then, a few months ago, I actually began doing electrolysis. For anyone that doesn’t know, Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers.
It can be extremely painful, particularly for me, with my low pain threshold. But it is worth it and I’m seeing real, permanent results. I would honestly recommend electrolysis hair removal to anyone because it really has worked for me.
Nowadays, I’m a little bit more relaxed about body hair and facial hair. I keep it in check when I’m in the mood to, but I don’t let it upset me. I’ve learned that whether I have hairy legs, or a bit of a moustache, that doesn’t make me any less feminine and although I like to be hairless, I don’t want to waste a lot of time on hair removal anymore.
It is what it is.