My Experience with Laser Hair Removal

What’s up guys, 

it’s been a minute!

I know I say things are crazy all the time, but things are literally crazy…ALL THE TIME. But I’m here because a few of you asked me to share my experience with Laser Hair Removal at Bare Laser.

So up until this year I had been waxing my bikini area, but this lead to ingrown hairs and scaring… It got so bad that I eventually stopped waxing completely. (Honestly I wish I had never started because my skin is not looking great any more! 😦 ) After chatting to friends and doing some research I decided that I was ready to try Permanent Hair removal. Now if you’ve ever decided to do Laser, you’ll know, that shit’s expensive.

So the price put me off for a long time. But then I came across Bare one evening and grabbed their price list and they’re actually not that bad. So I bit the bullet and scheduled an appointment.

My First Appointment:

The lady at Bare was very thorough in her explanation of the process, she explained how it would feel, what I could expect from the hair in those areas after my appointment and how to care for the skin in the areas I was getting lasered: My underarms and Full Bikini.

The night before your appointment you have to shave the area completely. This was a weird concept for me, like I’m going to the appointment for hair removal, why am I doing it by myself the night before?! But then I found out that laser targets the root of the hair and gently, well, kills it. 

Once you’re in the room, you lay on the bed, you get a cool set of glasses to wear and you let the therapist go to work at your bits. 

Now a lot of laser salons advertise this treatment at “Pain-free”. Lol this is not the case at all. It hurts. Not more than waxing, but there is an element of pain involved. It basically feels like getting tiny pinpricks in your skin, but the pain is over as soon as it arrives and I found that by my second session it wasn’t nearly as painful as it was the first time. I found that distracting myself helps a lot with the pain, so at my last session I was just chatting away to the therapist and before I knew it, she had done my entire bikini area. Moral of the story: If you focus on the pain, it will hurt.

My therapist was more than happy to turn the intensity of the laser down for me when it got too unbearable my first time, so don’t be afraid to talk to them and tell them what’s happening. Everyone’s pain threshold is different.

What my therapist also told me is that the laser is able to target the dark marks on my skin (from the waxing) and after a few sessions those would be gone too. (Hallelujah!) 

After My First Appointment:

I was scheduled for my next session two weeks later. My therapist told me I could shave as much as I liked but no plucking, threading or waxing – basically no hair removal that removes the hair from the root. That would take the pigment out of the root and the laser would have nothing to aim at at my next appointment.

Now be warned, your bits look a bit strange during the laser process, as some roots die faster, so you have a few bald spots here and there. I found that while exfoliating a lot of the smaller hairs that were growing back just fell out of the skin. It’s great. 

After my second session the bald spots are getting bigger and I’m really starting to notice a difference in the hair that grows back, they’re exfoliated away really easily. 

I’ve gone from needing to shave my underarms every day to doing it once every three days and that’s just after two sessions!!

How Long Will It Take to Permanently Remove the Hair?

So I was told it takes 10-12 sessions for the hair to be permanently removed. the first few are spaced two weeks apart and then after that the time between sessions gets longer, where you have 6 weeks between sessions. Some people may need a few more sessions but that’s because we are all different and your laser therapist will guide you and let you know what’s happening.

I’ll post another update about my Laser Journey after my 5th session and let you know how it’s going. In the mean time, why not check out Baresa.co.za and see what they have to offer, you won’t regret it. 

This isn’t a sponsored post by the way, this is just me, a girl, telling you about my experience and wanting you to be fabulous with me. 

Also, stop waxing. 

Until Next time!

Nadine 

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African Extracts Range Review

What’s Up my Beautiful 20 Somethings 💕

Wow it’s been a hot minute since I was in these blog streets. My life has been a bit on the crazy side, I’m currently juggling four jobs and trying to keep this little blog afloat. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and YouTube for regular updates if you’re feeling a bit neglected on here! 😁

Today reviewing a range I was gifted by African Extract. I was sent the following products: three items from their Classic Care Range: the Shea Butter Body Moisturizer, the Moisturizing Day Cream and their Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil. As well as their Facial Oil from their Advantage range, which I’ve reviewed in the past, click here to read my review.

I love African Extracts because their products are infused with bio-active Rooibos that contains high levels of antioxidants. Their brand is cruelty free and their products are supported by 35 natural plant ingredients. And they’re based in Cape Town where all of their products are produced locally!

I’ve been using the Shea Butter Body Moisturizer and the Moisturizing Day Cream everyday and my skin felt amazing from the first use. It leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth without leaving it looking or feeling oily. Their products are gentle on my skin and I honestly can’t stop touching myself. The texture of the body butter is a bit thick and takes a while to massage into my skin but the Day Cream rubs into my skin instantly. These are two great products for people who suffer from dry skin.

The Tissue Oil is a game changer for me, it can be used anywhere on your body; your face, your body and even your hair.

It main aim to revitalize your skin, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, as well as alleviate uneven skin tone. I’ve been using it on some scars from ingrown hairs (due to waxing) and it’s honestly made a huge difference. I apply it to all my flabbier bits too to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It even helped repair a scar on my face that I got from a burn- leaving the mark looking less aggressive on my chin. 🙈

I haven’t really tried it on my hair yet but it can be used for: Dry scalp and lifeless hair, as well as, Braids and dreadlocks.

I loved this range so much that I’ve even gone out and bought some of their other products. If you’re looking for an affordable addition to your skincare routine and you wanna support a local business, this is the brand for you.

Prices:

Body Butter : R79,99

Tissue Oil : R119,99

Day Cream: R69,99

Daily Repair Facial Oil : R199,99

Have you used anything from this range? Let me know your favorites!

Until next time,

Nadine x