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  1. #51
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    Oct 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Hi Zoe,
    There is something called a TRIA. It is a home laser hair removal device. Yep, they are kinda pricy and the laser treatments take some effort but then once it's done, it's done for life. No more razors, bumps, waxes, etc, ever.

    I'm sure you will look gorgeous in your new bikini in any case.

    edit: I just realized that this was that old thread come back to life and I had already put in this 2c worth
    I ditto that.

    I had laser removal for down there and arm pits. Thing is that my leg hair is sparse and blonde and really only needs shaving every other week so I didn't want to pay for the leg hair.

    Then I got some random hairs coming back so I got the TRIA to handle that on my own and for the legs. Random hairs do still appear from time to time but overall it is GREAT!

  2. #52
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    Nov 2010
    Annapolis, MD
    There's a product out there called "Tend Skin" that eliminates those little red bumps, but it is usually absurdly expensive at the drugstore.

    Soooo here's a cheap and effective alternative! This is the one thing that has ever worked to clear up my red bumps and irritation.

    DIY TendSkin

    Uncoated aspirin
    70% alcohol
    Witch Hazel
    A measuring cup/bottle
    2 bottles used to shake mixtures
    1 8oz or more bottle/container to keep finished product

    What you do:

    1. Pour 5.5oz of 70% alcohol into one bottle.
    2. Drop 18 uncoated aspirins into the alcohol. Cap bottle and shake.
    3. Pour 2.5oz of witch hazel into the second bottle.
    4. Drop 8 uncoated aspirins into the witch hazel. Cap bottle and shake.
    5. Wait awhile (30 minutes to a whole day) for the aspirins to dissolve in the liquids. Shake periodically to help dissolve aspirin and mix. NOTE: not all of the aspirin will dissolve. That’s ok- some of it never will.
    6. Now combine both the alcohol and witch hazel mixtures together into one bottle. Make sure you shake it up before you pour them out so you also get the aspirin residue into the new bottle.

    This last bottle is your Tendskin! Use 1-2 a day. Reduce usage if you experience dryness or flaking or irritation. DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN. Make sure you shake it well before each use. Pour onto a makeup pad and then onto your bikini area

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  3. #53
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    Jan 2010
    BUMP....can i get some opinions on this TRIA long will it take and is it worth it? how exactly does it work. i read the website but im a little lost still...i was debating a brazilian or this TRIA thing...

  4. #54
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    Feb 2013
    It seems to me that if you like the smooth look you're better off investing in permanent removal. Years back I had electrolysis over a period of time, and ended up with hardly any regrowth. It's probably been 25 years since I've had to shave my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalPaz View Post
    BUMP....can i get some opinions on this TRIA long will it take and is it worth it? how exactly does it work. i read the website but im a little lost still...i was debating a brazilian or this TRIA thing...
    Well, if you add up what you might spend in razors, waxes, nair, etc. over the rest of your lifetime then the Tria comes out ahead. It is not something you can do quickly for the pool party this weekend. It takes several weeks.

    For it to work you have to have darkish hair and lightish skin. It will not work on black or dark brown skin and it won't work for light skinned people who have white or really light blond hair (as a natural color). The laser senses the difference between light skin and darker hair and then only zaps the hair root, not the skin around it. If there is not enough difference between your skin and hair color it can burn the skin and hurt like hell.

  6. #56
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    Jul 2012
    I don't do bikini waxing because I never wanted to bother with waiting for the regrowth so I shave. Stick antiperspirant/deodorant is your friend here (following shaving anyway, can't say about waxing). I just put some on immediately after shaving, keeps things smooth and keeps redness/bumps/ingrowns to a minimum. For those who shave under their arms and use a/d, I'm sure you've noticed you don't get many bumps and ingrowns under your arms, same anti-chafing property seems to apply down below.

    Important note: Don't rub a/d all over and in your lady bits, just along the front (if you go full bald) and your bikini lines- that is where you'll get irritation from chafing.

  7. #57
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    Jan 2015
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    I have tried waxing for my lower legs in my 20's but was advised against it because of varices. Since then I have been using a small Philips hair epilator (best purchase ever, bought for about 20 bucks 15 years ago and still as good as new) for the lower legs, and hair removal cream for the bikini and the underarms.
    I'd now like to ditch the hair removal cream but am quite sure I wouldn't be able to put up with waxing (low pain threshold). Not keen on shaving either. I have had a look at the Tria laser hair removal thing and it might do the job, as I have darkish hair, although I am not very fair skinned (I am Caucasian but eat a lot of carrots). Do you have to use it on smooth skin? Any potential issues such as burns? Would using aloe vera on the treated areas afterwards help?
    Thanks in advance.

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