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Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:49 am      Reply with quote
I have just started to notice very fine hairs on my face - I am trying to get my acne under control and now this. I have black hair so am used of facial hair on my upper lip but when I seen it on my cheek area I got a little freaked out...... Can anyone help or suggest something that might put a holt to my hairy face... thanks rosyb
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:09 am      Reply with quote
I have very fine hair on my face too. It's like long peach fuzz. I was thinking about getting it threaded but I feel like I would break out. I to would love some advice on this.
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:38 am      Reply with quote
I have fine, longish (longest being about 1/3 inch) blonde hairs on my face too. I too am worried I will break out if I get my whole face threaded. Confused

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Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:37 pm      Reply with quote
I actually wax mine on occasion since my skin looks so much clearer with this long peach fuzz gone. I just use the conditioner and lotion after and haven't had much of a problem. Of course I have to avoid anything exfoliating for a few days after or else there would be lots of burning and redness!

Or if I'm lazy I just trim the fuzz with scissors to make it less noticable. I really hate this fuzz!
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:53 pm      Reply with quote
I dont want to stretch my skin with waxing, and I don't want to shave. Would shaving make it thicker or is that just a myth? Probably wouldn't do it anyway.
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:23 pm      Reply with quote
I'm seriously considering shaving :gasp: I know! But I have heard it's a myth that it grows back thicker. I'm still not brave enough though. I like the sissor triming idea too!

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Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:25 pm      Reply with quote
If I had dark hair and pale skin I'd look into laser removal...otherwise I'd thread or wax.

The razor think freaks me out a bit...I'd be scared of cutting myself or ingrown hairs!

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Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:03 am      Reply with quote
Right (puts Beauty Therapist hat on). There's pro's and Cons to any type of hair removal.
Shaving won't make it grow back thicker what it will do is give you blunt ends/stubble that will feel and look thicker as all the hair will be the same length and have blunt ends. I really wouldn't recommend it to be honest.
Waxing - lots of advantages, weaker regrowth over time, ends grow back in tapered, long lasting effect, soft regrowth, no stubble etc; BUT there has been anecdotal reports that the hair can grow back thicker afterwards so you have to keep waxing if you start (theory is that the waxing increases the blood supply to the follicles), also it distorts the hair root/follicle so that if you ever wanted electrolysis in the future you couldn't though obviously there is still laser etc.
It really depends - if you have very fine soft downy hairs (which are perfectly natural by the way - the only places you DON'T have this soft velous hair (whether you can see it or not)are the palms of hands, soles of feet and mucous membranes (except for inside the nose but thats another story!).
If it really bothers you the best thing is too go and see a person qualified to advise you on yor particular issue as everyone is different, for some bleaching is the way to go if its fine but dark, others suit waxing etc, it really depends on you.
Threading has a similar effect to waxing but with slightly less skin trauma but it can like waxing give you ingrown hairs.
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Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:50 am      Reply with quote
i know of someone who shaves their facial hair and you can tell, especially if you are close to them, they also wear lots of makeup too!!!
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Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:30 pm      Reply with quote
Sally Hansen's Extra Strength Creme Hair Remover For Face works beautifully! It's great for getting rid of that tiny amount of short, blonde peachfuzz that only you notice when you tilt your chin a very certain way in your car's rearview mirror. (I love natural light!)

This is so very common for women to have it on their lower cheeks and jawline; so common, in fact, that if I didn't see it on a female in natural backlight, I would assume she has it removed. It's the sort of thing that bothers nobody but you ... so, if you can get rid of it in 3 minutes once a month, why not?

Just avoid prescription retinoids, glycolics, etc., for a short time both before and afterward. Smile

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Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:31 pm      Reply with quote
Lucia wrote:
Right (puts Beauty Therapist hat on). There's pro's and Cons to any type of hair removal.
Shaving won't make it grow back thicker what it will do is give you blunt ends/stubble that will feel and look thicker as all the hair will be the same length and have blunt ends. I really wouldn't recommend it to be honest.
Waxing - lots of advantages, weaker regrowth over time, ends grow back in tapered, long lasting effect, soft regrowth, no stubble etc; BUT there has been anecdotal reports that the hair can grow back thicker afterwards so you have to keep waxing if you start (theory is that the waxing increases the blood supply to the follicles), also it distorts the hair root/follicle so that if you ever wanted electrolysis in the future you couldn't though obviously there is still laser etc.
It really depends - if you have very fine soft downy hairs (which are perfectly natural by the way - the only places you DON'T have this soft velous hair (whether you can see it or not)are the palms of hands, soles of feet and mucous membranes (except for inside the nose but thats another story!).
If it really bothers you the best thing is too go and see a person qualified to advise you on yor particular issue as everyone is different, for some bleaching is the way to go if its fine but dark, others suit waxing etc, it really depends on you.
Threading has a similar effect to waxing but with slightly less skin trauma but it can like waxing give you ingrown hairs.
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Wow Lucia, what a great and very informative response!

Have you decided what you are going to do Rosyb?

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Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:30 am      Reply with quote
SugarFreeSheila wrote:
Sally Hansen's Extra Strength Creme Hair Remover For Face works beautifully! It's great for getting rid of that tiny amount of short, blonde peachfuzz that only you notice when you tilt your chin a very certain way in your car's rearview mirror. (I love natural light!)

This is so very common for women to have it on their lower cheeks and jawline; so common, in fact, that if I didn't see it on a female in natural backlight, I would assume she has it removed. It's the sort of thing that bothers nobody but you ... so, if you can get rid of it in 3 minutes once a month, why not?

Just avoid prescription retinoids, glycolics, etc., for a short time both before and afterward. Smile

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Iím guessing this product is simply are more gentle version of the average depilatory cream, would that be right? The reason Iím asking is because Iím not able to use Nair/Neet or Veet or any of those other depilatory creams on my legs or armpits because they A) they donít work for me, and B) they leave me with horrible chemical-like burns even if I leave the product on for only Ĺ the recommended time. So I would be wary of trying a product like this on my face because Iíd be a lot harder for me to conceal chemical burns on my face, short of wearing a paper sack over my head!

I have a little bit of a moustache above my upper lip. When I was younger, the hairs were very light and downy looking, but as Iíve gotten older (37 today!) the hairs are coming in a little darker so, in my eyes, it makes my moustache look very obvious. For this reason, Iíve been having my upper lip threaded every 6 weeks to 2 months, when I get my brows down. I havenít had any problems with ingrown hairs in this area, but this could be because I exfoliate my lips and lip area every day with my homemade lip scrub. I tried waxing my moustache a couple of times with my Poetic waxing kit (which I adore, BTW!), but each time it left me with a lot of redness for a day or two afterward. Iíve found that when I get this area threaded instead, the redness fades after about 45 minutes to an hour.

Now the one place on my face that drives me crazy in terms of strange hair-growth patterns would be my chin. I think once you hit 30, all of the sudden you start sprouting these horrid little black hairs that both look *and* feel like my manís razor stubble, except for the fact that Iíve never shaved anything on my face before (with the exception of the uni-brow back in junior high if I was too lazy to pluck!!) so how come Iím getting stubble??? Itís horrific because if you pluck out the little b*stards with the tweezers, it feels like 10 more have grown back in their place!! Ladies, if you donít have them yet, count your lucky stars Ė but donít feel too smug because sooner or later theyíll start to plague you, too.... *nods vehemently*

Itís actually because of those evil little chin-hairs that I carry a pair of tweezers in my car, although I do use them to pluck stray brow hairs when Iím stuck at a traffic light, too! Thankfully, my carís windows are very heavily tinted (in fact, the tint is so dark itís illegal!) so nobody stopped next to me at the traffic light can see that Iím actually using that time to pluck my chin and brows! Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:52 am      Reply with quote
I think it's payback for when we used to call a girl at college fluffy face for having the problem as a teenager that I'm having now Cool on the upside she must look like she-wolf Laughing

What the hell? no one tells us these things start happening to our bodies? Crying or Very sad

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Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:25 am      Reply with quote
Thank you, rosyb, for bringing up this topic. I have the fair peach fuzz on areas of my face that, until three months ago, I never even noticed. When I did, and still do, notice it in certain light, at that certain angle, I'm appalled! I can even feel the movement of the fuzz when I apply Smashbox primer. I've been waxing the fine, blonde hairs on my upper lip for about six months now and that's working out well. Regarding this fuzzy face syndrome;

I won't shave--just the thought of that terrifies me.
No laser--my hair is too light.
Threading? I think it would take forever.
No waxing--I'm spending too much time, money and effort to improve and maintain healthy-looking skin....I would think there would be long-term consequences to the pulling on the skin. For me, it's not worth the risk of causing damage.
Cream hair remover for face? This may be an option. I'm still hesitant, because I have used depilatories on my legs, and while it works well, the hair does seem to grow back thicker. Still, the cream is easy to apply, and has worked well for me, on other areas. I'll have to give this some thought.

I hope to hear from others who have used this method to remove this annoying facial hair.
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Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:09 am      Reply with quote
OMG, i just got my face threaded... it was soooo painful!!! And besides that, im breaking out really bad now!!! Im never getting my face threaded again!
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BCgirl, I'm sorry you are hurting! Just the thought of threading makes me squeamish for some odd reason.

Do the fine hairs usually come on as we get older? I've had fine, blonde hairs on my jawline forever. I first noticed it at a teen when applying foundation for the first time. I think with powder foundations in the last year they are even more noticeable.

I don't think I will be threading either and my hairs are platinum so I don't think laser would work for me either. If anything I will try Sheila's rec. I figure I will notice any irritation more quickly if I'm doing it myself at home.

If I do shave I'll be sure to post about it. Smile I know, it sounds freaky but I should take a photo of my arm hair, it's virtually non-existant but it is there, in the right light. Same way on my face only less hair so I don't believe shaving would be as adverse on my face as someone with thicker and/or darker hair.

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Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:31 am      Reply with quote
As far as laser goes, there is a new one out that is supposed to eliminate all hair colors, including white, blonde, red, black, etc. and even on all colors of skin. I think it's called Elos but I'm not sure. I'm planning to try it soon and I'll keep everyone udpated. Has anyone else heard of this or know anyone that's tried it?
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