||[Mar. 12th, 2009|06:50 pm]
it is, ultimately, an electronic tweezer with 72 rotating tweezer heads
I ordered one because it was on sale and my cousin was telling me how great it was...that she didn't have to shave anymore and was smooth for weeks at a time. Basically like waxing but cheaper, easier to do yourself (no mess) and you don't have to wait for the hair to grow very long, only .5mm, unlike the 4mm-ish needed for waxing.
It came today and I tried it out with a pretty basic run on my legs. it was pretty painful around my ankles and felt fine on my shins. Hurt like crazy on my calves but was fine on my knees. It hurt, but was totally tolerable on the back of my thighs but felt like millions of tiny razorblades slicing up the front of my thighs, but not leaving any blood...the thighs were traumatic.
Now, I learned when I had laser hair removal (not effective enough, don't waste your money) that hair grows in cycles and that at any given time a specific hair can be in one of 3 stages:
1. hair actively growing
2. when the hair follicle shrinks
3. folicle rest cycle, hair still attached but falls out whenever stage 1 begins again
My cousin tells me, and it is sound logic so I agree, that it hurts the first time because there is more hair (all 3 stages) and that I should do my legs again (or maybe 3 times) in a day or two to make sure I got everything. Then in a few weeks when I'm ready to do it again, there will be far less hair and it won't hurt as bad. We'll see.