Thoughts on Laser hair removal (from a hairy girl)

laser hair removal talk

As a child I use to hear of people crying cause they thought they were fat and although I have never been skinny I use to cry cause I was hairy. Looking back on it, it was silly. I’ve grown up and some what come to terms with the fact I’m more hairy than most other people, although it’s annoying, it’s okay and in the grand scheme of things it’s really not the end of the world. Plus, it’s really quite manageable, it’s not that bad, just a little more time consuming and expensive but really not the end of the world. So if you’re in the same boat, just know there are solutions!

That said hair removal is often expensive, painful and doesn’t last that long so when I was offered laser hair removal I jumped at the chance. I’ve always wanted laser hair removal and was actually ready to pay for it myself but thought this was also a great chance to try it.

As this was for review purposes I was offered a ‘small area’ so I went for my underarms and it’s actually an area I would recommend starting with. I had very dark hair here so it lent itself very well to laser hair removal and the fact that it’s a small area means your only exposed to pain for short amount of time.

Since I mentioned pain, it probably worth saying it is painful, not unbearable but painful. Underarms is such a small area that within a couple of minutes you’re done and I’ve never experienced pain post treatment. I have heard that some other areas are more painful and I would imagine larger or more boney areas to hurt more but I think it’s worth the 10 minutes of pain, plus I find a bikini wax excruciatingly painful and so far, on my underarm, I haven’t experienced anywhere near as much pain.

Most importantly, does it work? I’m six sessions in now and the amount of hair has diminished massively. I have to shave my underarms once a week (compared to every single day) and the hair is much thinner, almost unnoticeable and completely different to what I use to have.

I haven’t actually included any photos of my underarms and I hope you don’t mind, but seriously who wants to look at anyone’s underarms?

I’ll report back once I have finished my treatment and I’m planning to then move onto another section but I’ll keep you all updated as I think it’s a big decision and investment. I was always really curious of other people’s experience and had lots of questions so let me know in the comments if there is anything I have missed out. I’m having my laser hair removal done at PulseLight Clinic and would highly recommend them and if you’re thinking about it then I’d say book a consultation (where you get to try the laser too)

Have your tried laser hair removal? Would love to hear your experience in the comments


  1. Laura
    5th September 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I, too, am on the hairier side for a girl, which is a pain in the arse. I have PCOS so have the lovely side-effect of facial hair (wooo!) and have laser hair removal done when I was 16. I have three treatments and it did help stop a portion of the hair from growing back, but it didn’t stop it all. I still have to remove the hair. So it worked on a level but didn’t do what I’d hoped. Obviously I could’ve had more treatment but dang! they’re expensive! Pain wise, I think after a minute of so you get used to the little sting that it gives. It’s not too bad imho, it just all depends on your pain level.

    Fab post lovely x
    Laura |

  2. 5th September 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I have to shave my underarms every day too and it’s so annoying. Being a hairy girl comes with such a stigma too, and I’ve always been worried people will judge me for having a five o clock shadow on my underarms, ew haha. This sounds fab though! I think I’d definitely be up for giving it a go in the future!

    Steph –

  3. 6th September 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Good to hear you’re already noticing big results!

  4. 13th September 2016 / 11:31 am

    As an Indian girl I’ve always been excessively hairy too. I get laser treatment on my face and neck and might do other places in the future. I get a full body wax to get rid of hair.

  5. 17th September 2016 / 10:30 am

    I hate shaving. Can’t stand it and don’t want todo it! But actually use shaving for underarms. For bikini and legs I prefer sugaring.

  6. 26th September 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I feel your pain! I’m also very hairy and remember being devasted when I was with my boyfriend in bed and he commented that my arms were hairier than his! Laser hair removal is a life saver! You look very beautiful, all the best to you.

  7. 21st October 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I worked in the insurance side of the beauty industry and the biggest number of claims we received was due to injury from lasers. It is a great treatment but please check that the beauty therapist you use is fully qualified and insured.

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