Hair removal – it’s totally a personal choice. Some love it, others prefer to leave it. This option is for those who, like me, a) like to remove their body hair and b) don’t like to use a razor. Before this, I was going for a wax around once a month – which for me, was the easiest solution to slow hair regrowth. Ultimately though, I tired of the endless appointment cycle, and was eager to find something more permanent, with less upkeep involved. Others find waxing too painful, which can also be a dealbreaker. If any of this sounds relatable, IPL might be for you.
I tried IPL permanent hair removal, and regret not having done it earlier
Here’s the thing: I’m 30 years old, and I’ve been religiously waxing for over 10 years. For me, I love the long-lasting, silky smooth look and feel. Mostly, I enjoy the freedom of enjoying summer days without having to worry about a stray hair here and there.
So, with salons being closed during lockdown, I tried my hand at being my owl personal waxer. Hours spent in the bathroom, the sticky wax that seemed to stay put for days, the stiff neck – honestly, it was a nightmare. Eventually, I cracked, and did (what was to me) the unthinkable: resorted to the razor. I immediately noticed the hairs growing back faster and thicker. The worst thing though, is that (as a self-proclaimed lazy girl), it was just *too* much effort.
You can imagine my relief, then, when beauty salons reopened. After all of this, I decided it was time to try something a little more drastic, so that I would never have to experience this (or any sort of hair removal) again. I’d been thinking about it for a while anyway, and the time had finally come: I booked an appointment for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) permanent hair removal. There’s only one thing that I now regret: not having done it earlier.