I hate the whole process of removing hair. It's tedious and boring. Ideologically I am opposed to hair removal. Practically I dislike the feel of chin hairs, moustache hairs tickle when they get too long and the boyfriend prefers my legs and armpits to have at least seen a razor occasionally, even if only in the distance.
This is not a post about the politics of hair removal. It's a request for advice and options to deal with hair removal.
You see, I'm hopeless at shaving my legs and arm pits, I always miss patches. Shaving my bikini line is a delicate fear inducing operation which always always itches as it grows back, occasionally leads to sebaceous cysts (which no one ever talks about, leading you to believe you've got muff rot until you make it to the doctors to have an embarrassing conversation and examination), and plays merry hell if you shave close to a period and then wear a sanitary towel.
Having my upper lip waxed may well remove a fine (fine as in not thick, not as in distinguished - distinguished will come when I'm 70) moustache of hair, but it always replaces it with red soreness and then spots, all along my upper lip, for about a week, by which point the hairs are growing back. Plucking my chin hairs (because I'm anal and probably have a touch or trichotillomania) result in a scabbed up chin, also with spots (but no hairs, somehow my brain thinks that's OK).
Electrolysis is way too painful for my upper lip, not available quickly enough for my chin, and a bit too permanent for the rest of me. Waxing is rather expensive for my legs. I used to wax my upper lip, it didn't work too well.
How does everyone else manage? Threading seems very painful, sugaring would also seem to leave me with infected spots.
(You know, if I could grow a full proper beard or 'tache these problems would disappear and I'd be warm in winter)