I have a hairy face, I do!

(34 Posts)
HeyHoHereWeGo Fri 18-Jan-13 18:40:31

I have had years of electrolysis - I find it crazy painful, it is not in any way permanent, I have to leave the hairs get long enough to do, and it gives me spots.

When lasers first came out I spent hundreds having laser - I knew even as they did it that it was rubbish - a half- hearted job to say the least - I dont know if lasers have improved or did I just pick a rubbish salon?

I currently tweeze but I do know that I am only get the dark ones and leaving the very obvious fuzz.

I waxed for years but with newborn its hard to get to salon.

I tried homewax strips once and it took me an hour to pluck up the courage to pull the strip.

So what do I do?
I have a moustache, a hairy chin, sideburns, the lot.

(inspired by the dont bleach your tache thread - yes I have bleach in the bathroom I admit)

chocoluvva Fri 18-Jan-13 19:35:35

Facial depilatory cream. You brush it on and wait for 4 mins.

Only lasts for a few days, but pretty easy.

oliviafrombolivia Fri 18-Jan-13 19:47:52

I have a fuzzy peach face, I get it threaded..

MrsRogerSterling Fri 18-Jan-13 20:13:25

Have it threaded.

chocoluvva Fri 18-Jan-13 23:39:57

Oh my goodness - I didn't know you could get the fuzzy peach stuff threaded!

Does it hurt much and does it take long?

TheWombat Fri 18-Jan-13 23:46:29

Have you tried this gadget? It works like threading and is easy to use. I bought it the other week because I noticed these fine hairs on my upper lip. It works well - better than home wax kits, anyway.

kaumana Fri 18-Jan-13 23:53:42

Get the amazon gadget though you can get it for about £1.50, do a search.

HeyHoHereWeGo Sat 19-Jan-13 00:13:31

Is that a threading gadget? I have never tried threading, I assumed it was just like plucking them. Which is where I am at these days, tweezers in front of the mirror on sunny mornings...

Pinkflipflop Sat 19-Jan-13 05:45:18

I recommend this over and over here but you should look into buying the Phillips lumea ipl machine. It truly is amazing!!

Boots sell them.

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 05:50:01

Really pinkflop? Always wondered..read so much about issues of (lack of) training w these laser gadgets by beauty industry so be nervous to let myself loose with it!

StupidFlanders Sat 19-Jan-13 06:27:07

Please don't wax or cream! Try the Phillips lumea.

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 06:29:58

Agree with first but self-use without training of laser??
Ive got the thready wandy thing, as mrntioned below. Works v well. But yet in theory wd love more permanent solution

Lavenderhoney Sat 19-Jan-13 06:42:20

I would go to a salon that does threading. Enquire how long the beautician has been threading and ask around for the best person. It makes a hell of a noise but they will get all the hair off quite painlessly. Lasts about 6 weeks.

Izpie Sat 19-Jan-13 06:43:16

Can anyone share what regrowth is like after using the thready wand on the fuzzy bits & moustache. I've got quite a bit of fuzz and want to get rid but worry about being prickly or the hairs growing darker- am assuming with threading you need a reasonable amount of regrowth before you can use it again?

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 06:43:39

Ok intrigued so googled reviews-
Which was critical said didn't make difference over 2 months
Argos had some user reviews, 86% positive tho 1 mentioned NOT to be used on face?
Telegraph - positive review

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 06:45:11

Wand no prickly effect at all! Just like after threading, if you've tried?

TheWombat Sat 19-Jan-13 08:16:39

Well, so far I've only used the wandy thing once so far. But re growth seems to be like waxing - very fine because the hairs were pulled out at the root. I read the reviews and it doesn't seem to suit everyone / but in my view it's worth a try smile

defineme Sat 19-Jan-13 08:21:38

Have you hormonal issues? My hair is affected by being overweight and what contraceptive I'm using.

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 08:23:22

Those reviews i mentioned were for the ipl. Wand works v well, i imagine for everyone as not dependent on skin/hair colour...obv not permanent tho

Eliza22 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:43:40

Philips Lumea.... Erm.... The one at £450??? shock

Guess ill just have to stick with the peach fuzz and embrace it!

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 09:51:28

Eliza, no!! Buy a wandy thing (epicare) for about £10 online! Really works

Izpie Sat 19-Jan-13 09:55:13

No, have never attempted to remove facial hair before (apart from tweezering the occasional dark wirey one) but have been wanting to for a while now.

Going to take the plunge and try the epicare wand thing - philips lumea way to expensive for me.

Eliza22 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:59:31

Thing is... I'm very fair and what was once downy and barely noticeable is now, at 50+ and in a certain light, quite fluffy! I'm nervous though, cause I pluck one hair on my chinny chin chin and I've noticed, over time, that that fine blonde wisp is now THICKER and BROWN confused.

Friends tell me I'm daft and its not that bad.... My mother tells me she wonders where I get it from and I should DO something!!

GunsAndRoses Sat 19-Jan-13 10:11:13

I have my peach fuzz and eyebrows threaded and the results are fab.

Salbertina Sat 19-Jan-13 10:12:10

I know, its a bugger, isn't it? Eliza, from yr name had you down as a mere slip of a thing but you're around my age smile
I find the wand makes it no worse/no better, unlike plucking which seems yo increase hairs.

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