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AIBU to think having kids turns you into a hairy ape?

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MrsAbc99 Tue 17-Jan-17 10:03:36

Seriously, since I've had kids I've started growing hair in places I've never had hair! I'm pretty much growing a beard, my muff hair has started making a beeline for my knees and I'm seriously concerned I might have a hairy back...can't be arsed to look in the mirror! Anyway please tell me I'm not the only one, all the Mums I see aren't beardy (I guess they pluck the bastards out like I do - here's hoping). AIBU to blame this on having kids? TBF I'd happily look like a monkey/gorilla for my kids....

KateDaniels2 Tue 17-Jan-17 10:06:38

My chin is bad. But since i was 18 i have eother been on the pill injection or ttc or pg.

When dh had the snip and i came off contraception it turned out that i have pcos.

I just didnt have a long period of not having contraception to recognise the symptoms. Didnt effect anywhere else though.

DrunkenUnicorn Tue 17-Jan-17 10:20:23


I've just had ds3 and it seems to get worse every birth... confused

helensburgh Tue 17-Jan-17 10:22:15

Yip. I'm with you. Think may just be coincidental. And more an age thing
Its a right pain.
Apparsntly after the menopause it all starts to go

JennyOnAPlate Tue 17-Jan-17 10:31:50

I'm pretty sure I could grow an impressive goatee if I chose to. I do have pcos though so assumed it was that!

123bananas Tue 17-Jan-17 10:33:24

Yep could make rugs outta my leg hair!

LTBforGin Tue 17-Jan-17 10:35:37

Fastening ds seatbelt the other day so we were quite close-face to face.
Ds says "mum have you got a mumstache?"


TickleMcTickleFace Tue 17-Jan-17 10:39:54

YANBU at all! I thought it was just me. My arms are looking distinctly wooly nowadays and I've got 5 coarse dark chin hairs angry I've never felt sexier confused

PeggySueOooOo Tue 17-Jan-17 10:41:42

My chin is a never ending battle to control since having DC. Before I had one maybe two hairs. The odd one is the very dark and very long hair that now grows from my shoulder?!?!

ArcheryAnnie Tue 17-Jan-17 12:53:59

Many women think they are the world's hairiest woman, until they start talking to other women - and then they find out so many of us have had to use the tweezers for years!

Back in the 80s there was a group of lesbians (and they were lesbians and identified as such - they weren't trans men or genderqueer or owt) who set out to make chin hair acceptable, and a a few managed quite a respectable little patch of chin hair once they'd stopped plucking! (I did not do this, just saw pics.)

I think if an alien confiscated all tweezers in the world overnight, as well as threading, etc, we'd all be quite surprised in a couple of short weeks how hairy a lot of women are.

MrsAbc99 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:37:58

Glad to hear I'm not the only one, don't go about inspecting people's chin's but the few coarse hairs that appeared there freaked me out a bit! I can imagine if waxing/tweezers/threading were stopped we'd see a difference. Still not sure if it's a hormonal thing post kids or just age...bloody irritating whatever it is!

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