At Peach Clinics we frequently see ingrown hair caused by desperate measures our clients have used to keep unwanted hair at bay.
A healthy hair grows straight out from the follicle. If oil, dead skin cells or even a scar blocks part of the follicle, the hair can bend and begin to grow downward eventually becoming completely trapped underneath the skin.
Ingrown hairs commonly occur where hair is closely shaved, waxed, or frequently plucked. These actions give the hair shaft greater opportunity to become distorted as it attempts to grow especially if it encounters debris left in the follicle by these methods of hair removal. Ingrown hairs are also more common in people with coarse or curly hair.
When clients come into Peach Clinics, they sometimes say, “You’ll never guess where I have hair growing”. Well, there’s almost nowhere that would surprise us, but one of the least talked about areas where hair grows is around the nipple, actually around the areola, to be precise.
Not many women will share the fact that they have nipple hair and it’s rarely something you read about in the mainstream media.
But hairs, random or otherwise, around the areola or on the breast itself, are more common than you would realise. Just like other skin surfaces on the body, the areola contains hair follicles, so hair on a nipple or breast is completely natural.
If you’re red you’re rare! Red hair is seen on little more than one in every hundred people worldwide so we set out to find out why redheads are special.
On average, adults have 120,000 hairs on their head, but redheads have fewer, blondes have more and brunettes have the most. So why does red hair look so luxurious? It’s because red hair is thicker than any other.
Redheads can age gracefully: their hair becomes sandy-coloured and then goes white. No grey hairs for them!
With electrolysis, the initial upfront investment may be greater, but it pays off as your unwanted hair is gone, forever. Have a look at the graph above which shows you how amazingly cost-effective electrolysis is over time…
Having heard so many horror stories about laser hair removal and the mixed effects on darker skin types, I didn’t want to risk damaging my skin more than it already was and possibly stimulating more growth. After talking to a colleague and doing a bit of research, I was willing to try electrolysis.
Just once a year my bosses let me share my own thoughts with the world. So, while their spirit of generosity still abounds in this festive season, let me give you some ideas on how to make the most of 2018 and be the best you can be. It’s never too late to start. Remember: the New Year is a perfect time to clear the slate…