Welcome to new spin on our beloved Things We Slacked posts. We don’t just slack links between each other all day. We also slack about very important topics, such as laser hair removal! So we’ve decided to re-produce some of our most important slack debates as minis for you all!
Jane: Has anyone gotten laser hair removal? Going to get it in an hour and i’m getting anxiety
Vanessa: Oh you should be.
Sarah: I’ve gotten it and I highly recommend
Emily: No–and I probably should have before this summer because of the wedding.
Vanessa: You should run while you can
Sarah: You can buy cream that numbs the area prior to your appt
Jane: What cream? my appointment’s at 7:10!!
Emily: Are you going to a derm or just a laser place?
Vanessa: It felt like getting punched by Mike Tyson
Christina: I’ve had it twice
Sarah: Go to cvs, maybe they have it
Jane: The place is called Satori Laser
Bogdana: My friend is doing it and she’s done it for herself and couldn’t be happier
Veronica: If it’s just the first time it won’t be that bad — it gets worse as your appointments progress and they up the laser strength
Jane: ait where did everyone do it? Underarms?
Mary: I havent done it
Sarah: It’s really not that bad
Christina: For me it didn’t hurt very much either time
Jane: Compare it to like a bikini wax??? pain scale?
Vanessa: Traumatized. I need a support group or something, that’s how traumatized I am.
Veronica: I’m concerned about your lack of pain tolerance van, you def need to get laughing gas for your wisdom tooth extraction.
Christina: Less than bikini wax
Bogdana: It doesn’t hurt, unless your hair is too fair to see
Emily: but you have light hair Van! If you have dark hair it doesn’t hurt as much, I’ve heard…
Bogdana: Yes that’s true Van
Jane: ok good
Bogdana: Well, black hair on dark dark skin hurts the most I heard
Christina: I have super black hair and for me it didn’t hurt
Jane: hm okay i will report back tomorrow
Emily: But you’re not supposed to do it on tan skin right?
Sarah: Yeah you can’t have a tan!
Christina: and no sun exposure before or after
Veronica: 100% no tan. Van and i just heard a horror story from Sally about doing it after being in the sun, she had red dots for a year on her legs.
Christina: Although I think you can just wear sunscreen bc it can burn your skin
Vanessa: You def shouldn’t get it if you have light hair. I have dark-ish hair but turns out the roots were light!! All the pain and trauma… for nothing!
Jane: am i going to be ok?
Vanessa: I have numbing cream in my bag!!
Sarah: omg van, how come
Vanessa: Remember, I was supposed to get a tattoo today??
Sarah: that’s so random
Christina: it hurts less than a tattoo
Bogdana: It hurst less than tattoo IF you have dark hair and light skin
Jane: ok i’ll go sans cream today
Vanessa: Yes it did grow back. And I did electrolysis too. Also grew back. I hate hair, it’s the bane of my existence
Emily: Where are you having it done?
Sarah: I heard electorlysis is really painful
Jane: I’m very ticklish so i’m nervous
Veronica: It’s nothing. you’ll be fine
Christina: I am doing my mustache ( I have no shame) and I’m not even halfway through my sessions and it’s already helped a loooot
Vanessa: Ok Rambo. “It’s nothing”
Emily: Garance had it once and loved it and then went back for her legs and said it was miserable
Jane: oh god haha
Vanessa: You should do it in the winter though
Bogdana: It’s hard to be a woman
Veronica: I have zero pain tolerance and the underarms was the only place i didn’t flinch
Emily: Jane you have to tell me how it is, I think I should do it this winter
Jane: hah you guys will definitely hear all about it
Carie: Em – I’m so glad you said that about G. I’m always envious of how she never looks like she has ANY leg hair. I was beginning to think she was born like that
Veronica: I’VE THOUGHT THE SAME THING
Emily: I don’t know if she did it enough for it to do anything to her legs
I think she made them stop when she went to have it done
I think her leg hair is just really fine
Carie: I shave, get goose bumps once and it’s over
Emily: I’m trying to decide what to do with my bikini situation before the wedding and it’s giving me a huge amount of anxiety
Christina: I had my bikini done and my psycho hair genes beat the laser soooo
Vanessa: Do you guys know about this myth – I hope it’s a myth – that claims that if you dip a newborn baby in bat’s blood, it won’t grow hair?
Carie: Vanessa -WHAT
Emily: That is totally crazy
Veronica: That’s upsetting. myth or not.
Vanessa: I didn’t make it up. Only heard about it
Christina: do people kill bats to accomplish this?
Bogdana: Too bad my parents didn’t dip me
Carie: maybe you can do born again bat blood dip. very american of you
Jane: ok off i go . will report back tomorrow! thank you all for your input
Jane: especially you van
(The Next Day)
Jane: UPDATE: i survived and it was actually not as painful as i thought!!! though the girl in the next room to me was literally screaming as if she was being attacked… i guess it is all relative…. and we’ll see how i feel in a few months, since they amp up the intensity with each visit
Jane: this will be a month long saga to be continued