It seems like ages since I last wrote about something revolutionary. Don’t get me wrong, makeup and shoes can be pretty life changing, but there’s something to be said about the power of a long-lasting investment. Which brings me to hair. I bet you didn’t know that I was a total hair freak – a freak in a way that I don’t want to feel or see it. Personally, hair anywhere but the desired places is a nuisance and should be eliminated at all costs.
In today’s world, as if the pressures of being a women weren’t enough, society expects us to be supple & smooth; smelling of fresh cut flowers from morning till night. And if I may speak for all women, we do a damn good job at it. But how each woman gets there is her own personal journey. As Caitlyn Jenner will soon find out.
I recently discovered that I was the last of my friends to dabble in laser hair removal. Be it out of fear of pain or the hassle of scheduling appointments, I was basically doing what generations before had done – shaving, but every single day! If I knew then what I know now, I would have asked my former self, WHY?
The short answer to that would have been that I hadn’t yet discovered tria; a simple, portable at-home hair removal device which opened my eyes to the possibilities of a hair-free life. For those of you like me, who have steered clear of going the permanent hair removal route and for those taking Biotin, (a supplement that helps nail and hair growth), tria is a game-changer.
Since my hair is blonde on my arms and legs, I honed in on my underarms and bikini line. Even though this decision was long over due, I’ve slowly worked my way to 5 sessions. And now with visible results, I feel comfortable opening up about tria and all it can do. For the record, about 1/4 of my hair has been eliminated thus far, so I have ways to go. But even that is a huge help. My skin looks much smoother, no more razor bumps and no in-grown hair.
I schedule my sessions every other Tuesday. I call them my tria Tuesdays in the calendar, which makes it easy to remember and has helped me form a ritual around this process. Sure you can hear a shriek or two from the bathroom according to my boyfriend, but it is well worth it. It is not entirely painless and I since am big baby when it comes to that, I lather on the cooling gel. But let me tell you, it’s so exciting seeing it work.
If you’re curious if tria is right for you, here’s what you need to know:
How It Works:
1. Tria deactivates the follicle in your skin that produces hair. The hair follicles are further disabled each time upon use.
2. To prepare, stop waxing and plucking 6 weeks before your first session. You are encouraged to shave in-between treatments to help ensure the hair is in the growth phase each time you use your tria.
3. Test a patch of your skin at least one day prior to treatment.
1. Intended for most skin tones but not all. *Your skin must pass a sensor test on the device indicating that it is safe for you to use.
2. Treatments should be repeated every other week for up to 6 sessions or until you are happy with the results. But you will see visible results after only 2 sessions. Yay!
3. The pain is mitigated by the tria smooth start coming gel and the fan the kicks on when the device is being used.
4. Portable and can be used in the comfort of your own home.
5. Great tool to use while you’re traveling.
6. Comes in two sizes, one for smaller areas and one for bigger ones.
7. The pain and discomfort are totally manageable.
8. Comes in really cute colors.
9. Finally not trips to a laser center or a doctor. You don’t even have to get dressed.
1. Due to the way the technology works the device will not unlock and therefore cannot be used on medium to dark skin tones. Very tan skin or skin with a lot of moles/freckles or sunspots may also not be ideal, as the laser light will get absorbed by the skin instead of the hair follicle and can cause injury. This is the same as it would be in a doctors’ office.
2. Works only on naturally brown or black hair.
3. Tria is not intended for a man’s face, jaw or neck due to potential skin injury. Sorry guys.
4. You can’t use it while you are pregnant.
I am so in love with my tria. Are you ready for your own DIY laser hair removal at home experience?
*For full product info including ALL benefits and warnings, please check out tria’s website.