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Glenfinnan Sat 03-Mar-18 14:19:20

I’m using the Braun facial epilator at present but it’s not very satisfactory. Do any G/Netters use No No hair or the more expensive Philips pulse light hair remover, I know it’s a bit more expensive but so would buy it if it worked!

M0nica Sat 03-Mar-18 18:35:49

I have had electrolysis eversince plucking and using a depilator cream ceased to cope with facial hair growth.

I did try epilators but found them useless, Electrolysis is expensive and can be painful, but if you have a serious facial haor problem it is the only solution

silverlining48 Sat 03-Mar-18 19:04:04

There is a face cream which Can be prescribed for this problem. I didn’t find much improvement, but worth talking to a gp maybe.

Charleygirl Sat 03-Mar-18 19:36:02

The NO NO is expensive and the reviews have not been very good- I would stay clear of it.

Glenfinnan Mon 05-Mar-18 12:07:24

Thank you all for your comments. I had a course of electrolysis and it was painful but the hair came back! Not sure if the operator was really trained! It was at our local private hospital.

Caledonai14 Mon 05-Mar-18 12:56:08

Thank you for asking this question Glenfinnan. I was wondering whether anybody had any advice about the benefits - or otherwise - of laser hair removal and how it compares with electrolysis?

Bellasnana Mon 05-Mar-18 13:04:17

I use wax strips. It hurts a bit, but you get used to it and it lasts a month or so.

Charleygirl Mon 05-Mar-18 13:06:18

Glenfinnan a few months ago there was a long chat about this subject- maybe you would pick up some hints from that thread?

OldMeg Mon 05-Mar-18 14:01:36

I just use a spiral wand-type thing, s bit like threading. You get lots of hairs in one go and don’t need a mirror.

M0nica Mon 05-Mar-18 16:14:32

Electrolysis is not a 'one off' treatment, the hair does come back, but gradually weakens until it disappears. Without it I would have a beard to match my DH's grand 'seaman's . beard.

I started around 40, went weekly for about a year, then gradually began to be able to leave more space between treatments. I am now 75 and still have three or four treatments a year. There are a numberless hairs on your face and as one dies off another gets coarse.

But for some of us nothing else works.

farview Mon 05-Mar-18 19:07:45

Threading is really good!!

Coolgran65 Mon 05-Mar-18 19:16:00

I tried wax strips and couldn't get them to work, probably just me !!
Waxing at the salon is my solution, upper lip, chin, eyebrows.
At a push I have a sneaky with dh's electric razor.

DanniRae Mon 05-Mar-18 19:52:56

Wouldn't it be great if we could just take a pill to get rid of facial hair? I pluck mine and then use hair removal cream now and again.
I have an epilator but found it too painful. I also found threading too uncomfortable.

NfkDumpling Mon 05-Mar-18 21:27:26

Veet wax strips for facial hair. Cheap and cheerful. With a bit of tweezering in between for those long ones which seem to appear overnight. I’ve tried all sorts of other methods but find waxing is the one I cope with best.

Coolgran - it doesn’t work if you’ve already put moisturiser on.