Are you looking for Waxing and Electrolysis in South East England?
Do you just love shaving? No? Thought so!
If you thought body hair removal was a modern thang, think again. There’s evidence to show that removing that pesky body fuzz dates to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Indeed, the ancient Egyptians are thought to be the first to use wax and cloth strips to remove hair for longer periods. They also used a depilatory paste consisting of quicklime and arsenic. Eeeek!
Fortunately for us today, there’s much easier ways to do it. If you’re fortunate enough to be in South East England, Pamper Parlour is a perfect choice.
Waxing is an Old Faithful when it comes to hair removal, for good reason – it works! Wax – either warm or hot – is applied to the required area in the direction of hair growth. A waxing strip is then pressed along the waxed area and quickly removed against the direction of hair growth. Hairs are pulled out by the root, thereby taking much longer to grow back than shaving or using depilatory cream. Waxing regularly will also gradually weaken the hair so that it grows back softer and finer. This can cause ingrowing hairs as the hair may become too weak to push through the surface of the skin, which has slightly hardened over the waxed area. To avoid this, exfoliate the skin gently on a regular basis. Pamper Parlour uses Ashmira Botanica warm wax and hot wax, giving great results and slower regrowth.
The only problem with wax? Well, that fret some fuzz does eventually reappear (even if it’s looking a bit sad and sorry for itself.) So, if you’re in the South East of England, and you want a more permanent solution, what is there?
Again, electrolysis really isn’t as modern as you might think. First used to remove hair by an ophthalmologist (or as we prefer to call him, a Hair Removal Hero) named Dr Charles Michel in – wait for it – 1869! He developed the method in order to treat ingrown eyelashes (we didn’t even know that was a thing) using a needle epilator. Sadly, we can’t claim him as being a son of South East England – he was born in South Carolina.
Electrolysis caused chemical reaction in the hair follicle and sodium hydroxide to form, damaging the follicle, and preventing regrowth. This became known as the direct current, or galvanic, method of electrolysis.
Around 30 years later, Professor Paul M Kree had the bright idea of using multiple needles at once (yay! More time on the beach) and less than 10 years later, a French chap called Dr Bordier thought of using a high frequency current which gave faster and better results than the Galvanic method. It worked by heating the follicle and cauterising the tissue. This became known as Thermolysis. Then in 1948 another clever French chap created a gizmo which combined both methods – thereafter known to history as the Blend, or Dual Action. This is the method we use here at Pamper Parlour.
So, in conclusion, for waxing and electrolysis in South East England, we can help you here at Pamper Parlour!