||[Jan. 6th, 2008|12:26 am]
The Question Club
I've been watching too_much_info and its brother, tmi_questions, and it seems the topic of pubic hair keeps coming up quite a bit. So it got me to wondering a few things:
1) What parts of your body do you remove the hair from?
2) What method do you use to remove said hair? shaving, nair-type chemicals, waxing, tweezing, lasering?
3) How much time do you spend on this sort of grooming? As in, how often do you do each thing, and how long does it take?
4) I wonder about the price of these processes, too, but I don't think it's really realistic to think anyone keeps track of how much they spend. I know I don't. But if you do, throw it in there, too.
I just wonder because it's interesting to see how much time we really spend on things like this, if it's really worth it, what the pros and cons are of each method, etc.
I tweeze my eyebrows very lightly. I do it so sporadically, I couldn't really give a time frame. I'd say maybe...like, 2 minutes once a week. If that. I have light body hair and naturally decent shaped brows.
I used to let the whole rest of my body hair run wild. Then I decided armpit hair made me smell bad, so I started waxing it, also sporadically. Probably...5-10 minutes, once a month? My mom paid to have it lasered for me, and after the entire treatment the growth is noticably sparser, but I still have to wax every now and then. More like every 2 or 3 months now.
Every now and then I wax my legs, but mostly in the summer. I usually wear pants and long skirts year-round anyway, so it's got to be something special to make me actually wax. Probably takes...30 minutes or an hour, once every month or 2?
Recently, after some polling over in the groups I mentioned, I started paying more attention to my groin. I failed miserably at waxing so I whipped out the tweezers. Over the course of the day in 20 minute increments, totaling 2 hours that day, I tweezed a large area, but couldn't get the more delicate bits. So I bought a personal trimmer. Now, I think I'm going to keep trimming everything really close with the trimmer, and tweezing what I can closer to my waistband, but it's sooooo time consuming. It takes 15 or 20 minutes every other day to keep up with the stubbles and I still am not totally satisfied. I'm really interested in trying a professional wax, but I want more facts first.
Oh, in the past I have tried Nair and others, and found them ok but not great. I also tried this weird "hair off mitten" nearly a decade ago and let me tell you, if you ever see one, RUN the other way. My calves were covered in not a regular rash, but what looked like blood-blisters, and BURNED for 2 days. The rash persisted over a week. 'Twas really gross. Shaving is not an option for me - I am too clumsy, have somewhat sensitive skin, and hate the pointy stubble.