No traction should be felt - period. I'm curious to know what general area you are talking about? How can they all say it is normal to feel tugging? Perhaps they were told that if they attended the same school or continuing ed programs.
When I did multi-needle galvanic, the manufacturer told me that if I feel a little tug, that would be okay because the follicle is filled with lye and that would ensure that the hair germ cells and such would be destroyed over the next couple hours that the lye remained in the follicle. It sounds plausible, right? I still aimed for smooth releases because I just didn't know if that statement was totally correct.
A lot of consumerism is about the individual's gut instinct, mixed with a dose of trust, sprinkled with as much provable factual information as possible.
I vote for no tugging when evaluating electrologists who will earn my money, but I will say that for very thick chin hairs, the first clearance can be the Mother of all Bee-oches. Sometimes it is hard to get a slide, but if that is the case, you still should expect the electrologist to change something up to make it happen. Increase the energy level? Perfect insertions every time? Using a probe that matches the size of the hair and hair follicle?
When the regrowth occurs after a tweezing, the hair may be easier to treat. Speak up and say you don't want to feel a tweeze.
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