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#125913 - 02/28/18 07:19 AM Tweezing experiment
zapmyface Offline
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I had done a tweezing experiment just to see the rate at which the hair grows back without electro (I'd say on 1/3 of my face... chin, cheeks, sideburns) and here's what I've noticed for those interested…

Day 1: 2210 hairs removed in 2 days

Day 8-19: 1400 hairs gradually removed as soon as they could get grabbed by tweezers

Day 19-30: 580 hairs gradually removed

After the 1st clearing, I was completely hairless for about a week. New hair kept growing randomly afterwards. I suspect regrowth wasn’t from the already plucked hairs, so quite a high % of hairs are hidden at any time. However, I don’t see a way of knowing which hairs were which after a few weeks… What’s the consensus on the regrowth time for the same hair after a pluck on the face? What about the % of hidden hairs?

I could've certainly be a little more exact in my timing, or continued for a few months to see how many hairs would’ve needed to be plucked every week. I might redo this experiment depending on the answers or questions I find here (and my motivation)!

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#125915 - 02/28/18 11:28 AM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
Iluv2zap Offline
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8-12 weeks is the usual return time it can be longer or shorter depending. on various fctors. Note that if you are plucking the area, you will creating bloodflow to that area of skin and that may hasten regrowth time.
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#125917 - 02/28/18 01:24 PM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
zapmyface Offline
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Interesting, that would mean the % of hidden hairs is much higher than I thought.

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#125919 - 02/28/18 01:56 PM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
Michael Bono Offline

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These experiments have been done decades and decades ago. No need to rediscover the wheel. Check the extensive writings and research of Felix Pinkus and, well, maybe just go on a "date?" Two landmark books by William Montagna will also answer every "ruddy" question you have ...

http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(88)80035-5/abstract

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#125922 - 02/28/18 07:48 PM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: Michael Bono]
hairy Harry Offline
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Lol @ Michael, I love your 'no bullshit' attitude..

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#125923 - 02/28/18 11:39 PM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
Michael Bono Offline

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Oh my ... I'm guilty!

Way back in the 1980s when I was working with a Dutch company on a blend machine (still being produced), the owner called me "all excited."

He said, "Mike, I have invented a new type of machine that will revolutionize the whole industry! Here's what I've done. I increased the power of the HF-thermolysis and put an AUTOMATIC ... split second ... TIMER on it!" I just groaned and told him this had been done in 1923.

Almost everything we can think of (but not everything) ... somebody else has already thought about it, or come up with an invention of sorts.

Sometimes you have to look backward to move forward.

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#125925 - 03/01/18 03:25 AM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
zapmyface Offline
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But but but, I like experimenting on myself, ok! It's a different feeling of confidence in knowing that you've tested it yourself vs heard or read about it!

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#125926 - 03/01/18 09:16 AM Re: Tweezing experiment [Re: zapmyface]
Michael Bono Offline

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me too!

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