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#117996 - 04/26/15 09:19 AM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: dfahey]
skydivingjess Offline
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My understanding--but please correct me if I'm wrong--is that tweezing/waxing are really only likely to make hair grow back thicker/darker in areas that are hormone-sensitive. Therefore, eyebrows are "okay," in that the blood rushing to that area isn't going to make the hair grow crazy, whereas a woman's neck, for instance, is a terrible idea.

I'm on Spiro (a drug that blocks androgens from getting to hair follicles) and while I rarely wax, I've noticed that waxing (mainly my thighs) no longer makes the hair get coarser. I think it's because the blood is still rushing to the area but there aren't as many androgens in it... Does anyone think this is likely?

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#117997 - 04/26/15 09:49 AM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: skydivingjess]
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Dear "Sky,"

Human biology is complex and even with this tiny "hair & follicle," a lot is not fully understood. Some people do well with waxing and yet other people can wax the same area and have problems.

At the moment I'm working SLOWLY with a young woman (15-years-old) that waxed her bikini area and ended up with horrible ingrowing hairs (three hair "bundles" required surgical removal). It was a mess! Another person can wax the same area and have no problems whatsoever.

Your question about increased blood flow (from tweezing) causing "hormone-sensitive" hairs to grow thicker is plausible and probably true.

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#117998 - 04/26/15 11:51 AM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: Michael Bono]
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Thanks for the response, Michael!

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#117999 - 04/26/15 12:10 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: skydivingjess]
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My pleasure. Client's observations are valid and important. From hundreds/thousands of observations theory starts to emerge.

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#118003 - 04/26/15 04:04 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: Michael Bono]
... Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael Bono
To the OP:

The committee regrets to inform you that you won't be winning the "Miss Congeniality" award. All seriousness aside, I hope you are receptive to some solid information.



From your very first response, you have repeatedly insulted me, talked down to me and treated me as an ignorant antagonist.

How exactly does me requesting scientific evidence to backup a claim make me a creationist?

And I should point out, you still haven't provided any actual evidence, just a narrative. Maybe that narrative is 100% accurate, maybe it isn't. That's what I was trying to find out in the first place before you railroaded my thread.

Originally Posted By: Michael Bono
From hundreds/thousands of observations theory starts to emerge.


That's not even remotely how science works. Anecdotal evidence plus more anecdotal evidence never equals a legitimate scientific theory.

That would require some sort of controlled trial, which is what I wanted information on in the first place.

Too bad a "creationist" has to explain this to you.

All seriousness aside, you are an arrogant, patronizing jerk, and I expected better from this site's reputation.


Edited by ... (04/26/15 04:05 PM)

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#118004 - 04/26/15 04:08 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: skydivingjess]
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Originally Posted By: skydivingjess
My understanding--but please correct me if I'm wrong--is that tweezing/waxing are really only likely to make hair grow back thicker/darker in areas that are hormone-sensitive. Therefore, eyebrows are "okay," in that the blood rushing to that area isn't going to make the hair grow crazy, whereas a woman's neck, for instance, is a terrible idea.

I'm on Spiro (a drug that blocks androgens from getting to hair follicles) and while I rarely wax, I've noticed that waxing (mainly my thighs) no longer makes the hair get coarser. I think it's because the blood is still rushing to the area but there aren't as many androgens in it... Does anyone think this is likely?


Thank you for your response. This does make some sense. I would still like to see some controlled scientific basis for the idea, but as a fellow layperson, I doubt you have any more access to that kind of information than I do.

At least some people around here try to be helpful.


Edited by ... (04/26/15 04:11 PM)

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#118007 - 04/26/15 06:03 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: ...]
depilacionelectr
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You have obtained a reasoned explanation from Mr. Bono, which is much more than most of us can offer. But you have focused on form and not in substance. Michael was just trying to make you think.

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#118009 - 04/26/15 09:14 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: ]
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Sorry you (over)reacted like that. Hope you find the answers you are searching for.

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#118014 - 04/28/15 08:30 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: Michael Bono]
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When you tweeze hair, the white clump around the base of the hair is the internal root sheath. Tweezing and waxing the hair follicles may distort the follicles, which makes it more difficult for the electrogist to remove hair. I think even the direction in which you remove hair can affect how it will grow back.
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#119161 - 08/12/15 05:24 PM Re: Anti-tweezing myths? [Re: ...]
markdbruce Offline
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Tweezing the hair on my knuckles a few times, though did sting a little, I have noticed not all hairs have grown back.
I've plucked the light hairs on my cheeks and have noticed that they have grown back a little longer, making me worried I did the wrong thing, plucked them because I hated that slight shadow when I turned my head in a mirror.
The hairs on both knuckles and cheeks when pulled, had that bulb like ending to them, the root I'm presuming, though some hairs didn't so I guess they broke off from the root.
Is it possible that continued plucking/tweezing could change that hairs growth cycle from Anogen to telogen phase? I've read telogen phase last anywhere from 2-6 months then reverts back to Anogen phase and regrows again.
I'm asking because like I said the hair on my knuckles looks like less has grown back.

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