Post # 1
Ugh, this is embarassing!
Over the past 5 years or so I have noticed that the amount of stupid little stubborn hairs on my chin keeps growing!
When I was younger I had, like, 1 or 2 pesky hairs that I had to pluck from my chin, like, once every 6 months.
Now I have this CLUSTER of chin hairs poking out, like, every few days! I am SO paranoid that everyone can see them because I have fair skin and these are usually dark black nasty hairs!
I seriously have to pluck almost every day and I HATE it. I have tried bleaching treatment, Avon hair remover, and even some stupid info-mercial product. These of course are just temporary fixes but I feel like they should last longer than a few days!
I know waxing is an option but I’m afraid that if I start waxing, the hair will just come back darker and even faster.
I was so paranoid about it that I asked THREE doctors if I should have my hormones tested and they told me they don’t see any other signs of hormone problems so I should be okay.
UCK. Does anybody have this problem or any recommendations on how to tackle this less often than every 2 or 3 days?
(hangs head in shame)
Post # 3
For temporary, have you tried threading? It’s more targeted than waxing but easier on the skin. I’ve heard waxing and threading, over the long term, will actually lead to hair growing back finer because over time the follicle gets damaged. Waxing and threading should last you several days.
There’s also electrolysis which is recommended for permanent hair removal. Only downside is risk of scarring if it’s done poorly. I have a couple friends who’ve done laser hair removal on their faces with good results, but you have to be very careful who you go to for that as well.
Hope this helps! I only have experience with waxing and threading. Waxing’s nice because you can do it from home – I use Moom pre-made wax strips, and really like them. Use it for my upper lip and have not seen hair grow back thicker at all. 🙂
Post # 4
It’s perfectly normal.
As for dealing with it…… well, if we knew a magic cure!
Post # 5
and I feel you on the dark hair on pale skin. It can be really embarrassing.
Post # 6
You can get spot electrolysis.
I had a friend do that for her eyebrows and a spot on her chin. The chin was easy and one appointment, but the eyebrows took quite a few if I remember correctly.
Post # 7
Try sally hansen’s cream facial hair remover. You can get it at Target, Walgreens, etc. It makes it look better, like no shaving, buzzing, etc. It’s only $5 and lasts a while. Then pluck every other day or so. That’s what I have to do. I think this is all normal, maybe just no one likes to talk about it 🙂
Post # 8
Hopefully I’m not too late on this one. I have dark facial hair and am very pale so it’s super noticable. I was really self conscious of it in junior high and my mom took me to get it waxed. Over time, the hair grows in finer and some stops growing entirely! I sugar my upper lip myself now at home (I got a kit from Moom at Ulta) once a month or so.
Post # 9
I have a few hairs on my chin, also, and I pluck them as I notice them. But I also have dark hair on my upper lip that I’ve bleached since about middle school. I have a question for those who wax their upper lips. I’ve avoided waxing because I was under the impression that you have to let the hair grow to a certain length before you wax again. I’m not really sure I want to let the hair on my upper lip grow long enough to wax the next time, as it is dark and would be very noticeable. For those who wax, what do you do between waxes, or is it not as noticeable as I’m thinking it would be?
Post # 10
@beekaye: It’s not as noticable as you think. I always think of it this way – whenever something is physically bad, you tend to notice it more than anyone (liek if you have a pimple, I think its a mountain and if I complain to my bestie I have to physically point it out). Over time, the hair grows in lighter and some hair s just stop all together. I really only sugar* (I prefer it to waxing) once a month. In between I tweeze hairs when I see them . I tend to sugar when I’ve just let it get out of control.
**I have a kit from Ulta. Under $20, which is almost what I’d pay for one upper lip wax at a salon with tip and it’s lasted months. I’ve even used it on my bikini area twice. With sugaring you can wash and reuse the strips rather easily as well. If you have never done it at home, it may be helpful to have a pro do it once and pay close attention.