No Shame in Electrolysis

April 7th, 2015
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Hair Removal ShameLet's talk about body image for a minute! We're mammals. As mammals, we are hairy. Some of us, however, are hairier than others, and society likes to tell us that being hairy is bad. Hairy means you're undesirable, ugly, maybe even immoral for remaining hairy. The arguments people make for hair removal do a fine job of making people feel terrible about themselves.

And then? If you admit to being born hairy and using hair removal methods, you're shamed for not being born silky smooth and completely hairless. Or even worse, you're shamed for not using whatever hair removal method is currently en vogue. Shave? Gross, you should be waxing. Waxing? What's wrong with you, all the cool kids are using chemical depilatories. Electrolysis? Are you out of your mind? Old fashioned razors and artisan shaving soap are where it's at!

Yeah, no. Horsepuckey. Firstly, you don't have to remove any of your hair if you don't want to. You like hairy legs? Rock 'em. You find hairy axillae (that would be your pits, peeps) so sexy it hurts? Hey, it's great! If you dig your hair, keep it!

If you don't like it, though? If you feel your best without it? There are safer alternatives to chemicals that could burn you, waxing that may tear of layers of skin, or razors that can shred. Electrolysis not only preserves the integrity of your skin, once it's done, it's done. It's permanent! Is it fashionable? No. Is it something to be ashamed of? Absolutely not! Pop culture is crammed with references to shaving, waxing, laser treatment. Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw is even depicted getting a full Brazilian wax! (OW!) So if everyone else is talking about removing their unwanted hair, why be ashamed of choosing electrolysis? It takes a little time at first, but once you're done, you're done, and you don't have to fuss with it any more. Sick of using an epilator on your face? (Hey, I've done that. Ow.) Tired of nicking your gorgeous gams with a razor, then coping with ingrown hairs and infected follicles? Never going near a chemical depilatory again, since your skin peeled off the last time you tried it and you looked like someone took a cheese grater to you?

Seriously, go see an electrologist! In addition to being carefully trained, electrologists really care about your well-being – physically and mentally. They want you to have the most comfortable experience possible, with the least chance of pain or infection, and come out of it looking and feeling your most awesome. Electrologists are skilled at making you look and feel fantastic – they're great listeners, and they're going to treat you with gentle good care. If your hair is making you unhappy, your electrologist will get rid of it for you and make you feel like a rock star while they're at it. Carrie Bradshaw can have her fashionable pain. You? You deserve better and nobody needs to be feel shame for choosing the best option available.

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3 Responses to “No Shame in Electrolysis”

  1. Excellent blog post Erika, thanks for sharing the importance of seeking a qualified electrologist.

  2. Patti Nadiak says:

    I am here if you need me!

  3. Well said. Thanks Erika

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