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As I fight nature's urge to turn me into a haggled old crone, is there anything I can do to stop the beard -- electrolysis? How many sessions to kill, say, 50 hairs? IPL is no good as they're white on pale skin.
I'm so glad it's not just me - it's very embarrassing when your 5 yr old points them out. I've tried hair removing cream for the face but you then get very fine stubble (which said 5 yr old comments on when you kiss her good night) I am sorely tempted by electrolysis but was sure how effective it is.
I had electrolysis which worked very well, but I had to have loads of sessions (over a couple of years) and I only had a small number of hairs to tackle, so I'm not sure if I'd recommend it for anything more than that.
I was like a nanny goat for years, I'm quite dark and always had a tash going on which I tried bleaching, which turned it bright yellow, trimming it with mega sharp scissors, which always gave me little nicks and then had electrolysis which was bloody agony and seemed to go on forever. My beard grew gradually and started little but soon got big. After having ds1 I decided to get rid of it properly and went for the laser. Cost me 50 per session and I have never looked back. I know it only works on dark hair cos my mother has gone for something called epilpro for years and there isn't really any improvement! I really dont know whats on the market for white hairs with no pigment so that's prob not much help really is it. I've had about fifteen sessions in the last 5 years and I now need to go about once every 6 months. Also if you feel a bit stubbly inbetween sessions it's ok to shave it, infact they actually encourage it, which is mint!
Well I go to a really lovely beauty therapist who only charges me between £3 and £5 each time I go. Sometimes she was only removing 5 hairs. I suppose £1 per hair is expensive in some ways but compared to other salons who had a £15 minimum charge it was quite reasonable. For the first few months I'd go once a fortnight, but it got less and less as time wore on, and now I hardly go at all.