Post # 1
This is so embarrassing…But I have these long patches of black hair on my neck. And sometimes I’ll find 1 or 2 long hairs on my chin. This is something I have noticed for some time now. But I use the Sally’s hair removal creme. Which usually works. I’ve had to do my mustache like this since I was like 14. And a couple years ago I started having to do my neck, which wasn’t a big deal because I only had to do it once every few months. Well its gotten so bad that I now have to do it at least once a week. And I just looked in the mirror and I just did it on Friday and i can already see long hairs again. What is wrong with me??? I AM A GIRL!!!!!!
Please tell me some of you bees have this problem…I can’t be the only one. What do you do for yours? One day I will have laser hair removal…but this just isn’t in the cards right now. lol
Post # 3
Don’t do laser. It’ll make it worse on the face/neck. Do electrolysis. It’s worth it.
Post # 4
What about waxing? It takes hair longer to grow back. Otherwise, maybe your doctor can test you to see if you’re over-producing testosterone?
Post # 5
i have a full face waxing done once a week. It’s only gotten worse as I get older. It runs in my family. My older sisters and mom have given up and embrace their chin hairs-but I refuse to give it.
Look at it this way-when everyone else’s eyebrows are thinning to the point of extinction-me and you might have normal ones by then 😉
I think for some of us, this is just life.
Post # 6
If this is a problem that has recently become worse, it might be worth bringing it up to your primary care doctor or women’s health provider… sometimes it can be exacerbated by a hormone problem (which is medically treatable!).
Post # 7
@MissFireFlower: Lol. I’ve thought that way, too, in regards to others’ hair thinning out and us finally being normal.
It sucks being the hairy Armenian. But that’s just life. I do electrolysis (the only thing that can legally be claimed as permanent) on my face and it does wonders. Takes a long time, but I’m patient and it’s working. 🙂 Waxing/threading/plucking facial hair actually makes the hair worse according to my electrologist. And I’ve noticed it, too, when I pluck a stray dark one and that area gets a little worse. The “pulling” of it triggers the hair cycle, blah blah blah.. whatever the science is behind it. lol There are many, many hair cycles and everyone is different.
Post # 8
@MrsWTD: I didn’t know this…Thanks for the warning
@abbie017: This is a really good idea. I didn’t even think about going to the Dr. for it, but he might be able to help me. Thanks!! I’m making that app this week. lol
@MissFireFlower: I just remembered my nanny get long hairs on her chin. She always calls them whiskers lol. But I thought that was something I would have to worry about when i was a bit older. Not 25 🙁 LOL I don’t think I could handle the waxing. I’m still a baby when I get my eyebrows done and I’ve been doing it for like 13 years now. lol
When I was in elementary school I picked on a girl for having a mustache, not to her face. But I would talk about it when I got home from school. And I still remember my mom telling me you are going to get hair on your face too. What goes around comes around, and boy was she right. LOL
Post # 9
Are you persian by any chance? I know my 2 best persian friends have this issue. Nothing is wrong with you! It’s just genetics!
Post # 10
I’ve got this too, and I’m not even of middle eastern descent, I’m mostly German. My OB noticed and told me that it’s called hirustism. I’ve had my hormone levels tested and I’m on the low end of normal for testosterone. I just pluck them out with tweezers as the neck and chin hairs don’t really hurt at all. It usually lasts about 2 weeks.
Post # 11
@Curly W: I get my face waxed, some parts need doing more/less often than others. In between i have to use my tweezers on the odd hair on my neck. It isn’t nice seeing hair growth on your face but you’re not alone.
Post # 12
definitely talk to a gynecologist about it. I have a little too much testosterone and take a “stronger” pill because of it. I’ve been told it can be pretty bad for your fertility, especially if left untreated.
Post # 13
@crayfish: No, I’m not persian. I’m really pale skin with dark hair.. Blahhh figures lol
@Eckle: Pluking just isn’t cutting it anymore. They grow back soooo fast 🙁
@Niraja: I’m definitely making an appointment with my Dr. ASAP. Thanks!!
Thanks for all the help ladies. It does make me feel better to see I’m not alone. I’m definitely going to make an app. with my PCP and see if anything else can be done, so they wont grow so fast.
Post # 14
I understand how you feel, if you haven’t alreayd I would for sure make a drs appointment, facial hair is one of the most common signs of PCOS , and it’s pretty horrible if it gets out of control!
Post # 15
A little invasive but do you have regular periods?? My sister and I both have PCOS and she has patches of hair on her face and I have the horrible periods. They are both symptoms of PCOS that birth control or progesterone might help. Either way, definitely talk to a doctor because something is going on internally (most likely hormonally) that is causing this.
Post # 16
You may have PCOS, you may not. Definitely go to the dr. Ask the dr. about Vaniqa – they usually prescribe it to people who have PCOS and hair growth is a symptom. Vaniqa requires a prescription and stops hair growth.