When it comes to posts like these, I have to remind myself as I type each and every sentence that my grandpa is reading this, my boss is reading this and, at least according to one inside source, Margaret Atwood might even be reading this.
So with that, here goes my post on laser hair removal.
I’m not about to get into any detail, but I will say that this is counting as one of my green changes. Yes, the machine uses up some electricity (I spent forever trying to figure out how much; feel free to enlighten me below). But it also only requires about six treatments before the hair is fully and completely gone for life. And as someone who’s been waxed, as well as pierced, tattooed and kicked in the face (at Tae Kwon Do in grade 11), I can vouch that it’s relatively painless.
This means: If you’re a shaving person, there’ll be no more disposable razors, cans of shaving cream and running extra water in the shower; if you usually wax, it’s goodbye messy canvas strips, paraffin and hot plates; if you do electrolysis, lasers are apparently more efficient both cost-wise and time-wise; and, if you normally stick to tweezers — well, you’re clearly a masochist and I can’t help you there.
The only downside is it’s not cheap. In fact, it may require remortgaging your house. But in the long run, it’s worth it.
It also appears that a dedicated team
of eco-minded (and probably a little hairy-backed) scientists have already looked into solar-powered lasers. Next thing you know, they’ll be greening guns! Oh wait, they already have.
Photo nicked from over here.
“Do you expect me to talk?”
“No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to have
a flawless bikini line!”