Post # 1
I hope I’m not the only person with this problem! And I hope I don’t totally gross anyone out by the following … I have weird excess neck hair! I swear it’s not gross or anything, and I’m sure I make it out to be worse then it is … but I have a lot of "whispy" hair under my hairline around my neck. It really bothers me. I want to wear my hair up for the wedding, but I hate that this hair falls down from any "up do" … I’ve considered wax, laser hair removal, or even maybe coloring it blonde so it doesn’t stand out as much.
Has anyone done anything about their neck hair?
(I’m posting a photo to show you all, so I dont seem totally crazy!) [attachment=154080,8795]
Post # 3
Too Much Information alert (but I think anyone clicking on an ‘excess hair’ post should be able to handle, well, excess hair)
I have that, too, except it also translates into miserably-long sideburns. Not my fave.
I pluck like the dickens. I find doing this the day before an event lets my skin calm down and also lasts long enough for my purposes.
Another, more costly solution is electrolysis.
I am making these suggestions because you seem to be hating on it, but really, I don’t even think it is particularly noticeable on you, dark hair and all. Can’t they paste it to your updo?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
Look into threading… it might be good for that. 🙂
Post # 5
@lotus — Haha … it took a while for anyone to response so I thought it might have been TMI! Thanks for responding … it’s a bit less noticeable in that photo then it usually is because I’m fairly tan in the picture cause it was taken at the end of the summer – my wedding is in the winter so with my lighter skin it stands out more. Most people think I’m crazy when I say it, so maybe it isn’t that bad.
@miss cherrypie — threading, hadn’t thought of that, definitely worth looking into! thanks!
Post # 6
I don’t know if you have a big Indian or South Asian community where you are, but I used to go to a threading place in the Punjabi neighbourhood of Vancouver for eyebrows. It was extremely reasonably priced, too.
They took a girl’s hairline back on America’s Next Top Model by threading hair on her forehead. I think this could be the most cost-effective solution. My eyebrow area is usually a bit pink after threading so maybe you’ll want to do it a day before at the very least.
Post # 7
I have the same problem but unfortunately there are no places aroung here that do threading. But I am just leaving it because in all honesty its me and I think that I would look weird only because I have never done it before.
Post # 8
I feel like this is very common, and I honestly wouldn’t worry about it. Maybe just try to hair spray the heck out of it while brushing it up with the rest of your hair? It won’t stay all night, but maybe for at least the ceremony. Personally, I feel like that’s just part of who you are and I don’t see why you should "thread" it or anything else! DON’T color it blonde or wax it!!
Post # 9
@Shay- that was exactly what I was trying to get at. That’s just you… and it would look odd any different.
Post # 10
@lotus — I do have a big Asian community nearby, maybe I could go and see what they think.
@shay and jeska – you guys are definitely right, it is very me. I actually talked to my sister about it tonight and she was basically like "you’re crazy it’s not bad at all" … so I think it is just "me" and I really shouldn’t worry about it!
Thanks laides!!! You made me feel much better about it!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
I have the exact same thing, and I don’t feel that self conscious about it anymore. I never noticed it until I was getting my hair done for prom and they offered to SHAVE it! I let them, but looking back at pics it looks weird without it. So IMO, don’t sweat it.
Post # 12
i have a similar problem – baby hair around my forehead. i use the paul mitchell extreme thickening glue – it even comes in the shape of a glue! it works great in pushing them away from my forehead into my hairline, so it may work for you.<font face=”verdana” size=”2″ color=”#000000″></font>
Post # 13
Threading or plucking sounds like the safest removal option—if you wax or shave you may take off more than you intend. If you dye it blond I think it would look silly against your lovely brunette hair. Really I don’t think it looks bad at all, but if it’s bothering you then those could be good options.
Post # 14
I have this hair there too but I dont worry so much about that as in my sideburn hair! I cut it one time and even shaved it and it kept growing in awkward so I let it grow back and just wore my hair half up half down to hide it until it grew in long enough to throw it up. I still hate it…esp because i wear glasses and sometimes it sticks up behind my ear! Anyone else with glasses have this problem? Im glad you did write about it though!
Post # 15
I have been doing hair for 13 years and let me tell you that I have done many updos with a hairline like you have and it really is not that big of a deal. I know you probably think its unattractive but, honestly I have seen people shave it clean with a razor nice and smooth and personally I think it looks worse. I would ask your stylist to push it up with a comb or tooth brush and hairspray and then hit it with a blow dryer to stiffen it up there. Otherwise you could wear a loose tasseled do that will not make those little hairs as noticeable. I personally think that they are cute and add a feminine character to you! I hope this helps you and makes you change your mind about doing anything crazy like shaving or waxing it off!
Post # 16
I think this is pretty common, I don’t think I would have even noticed it in your pic unless you pointed it out. 🙂 I do think that if you do want to get rid of it, you might check into threading. I have a couple of friends who’ve had success with that on unwanted hair.