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Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:49:35

Exactly that!!

What fresh hell is this?!!

43 years old... noticed a hair on my chin. Yep. A HAIR on my chin. BTW I'm female. For clarity. I feel that's an important piece of information. Anyway, back to the hair. It wasn't just a little hair. It was jet black and stuck out at an angle - like it was stood on end. I mean - how long has said hair been there?! And why the hell has no one told me?!!! Have people been doing that thing when talking to me where they're trying desperately to maintain eye contact whilst thinking all the while 'don't look at the chin, must not look at the chin.'

Upon said discovery I grabbed my tweezers. I say grabbed but to be honest I weep when trying to pluck my eyebrows so I couldn't lay my hands upon said tweezers straight away since I hid them and vowed to never inflict such pain on myself ever again. Anyway, I digress. Had to stand very close to the mirror because at this point I realised that my eyesight is just not quite what it used to be and focusing on said hair just wasn't quite that easy. It took forever to find the little bugger again and when I did I couldn't quite grab it and as such my chin now looks like it's been attacked by a small animal.

Not satisfied with the discovery of said hair, as I was stood in the bathroom, practically nose to mirror I was a little taken aback at the line of fuzz on my top lip! Again, I ask you all dear people, what fresh hell is this?!!! Knowing that my DD has Veet wax strips (others are presumably available?!!) in her shit tip bedroom I decided I was on a roll and that I'd tackle said fuzz. Fuck me. Dear God. I read the instructions and held the strip in my hand to warm it. The first strip I put on I pressed down firmly. And then?...

Then I was too scared to pull it off. I counted to 3. Then I counted to 3 again. Then I counted to 10. Again I ask you, what fresh hell is this?????? Plucking eyebrows has nowt on this!! Weeping??? Rolling round on the bathroom floor! However... I'd only done one side. There was no one home to dtd and it fell to me to finish what I'd started.

Needless to say that whilst my chin looks like I've been attacked by a small animal , fuck me my top lip has been annihilated!!!!

I ask again dear friends, what fresh hell is this getting older?!!!

How long till the bleeding stops and the red swelling goes down?? I look like I've had lip fillers that have gone wrong!

sparklefarts Tue 26-Feb-19 20:50:37

Meh, I'm 30 and have been plucking them for a good few years now

Periperisauce1 Tue 26-Feb-19 20:50:49

I have a ginger whisker that sticks out of my chin. shock

sparklefarts Tue 26-Feb-19 20:51:23

Oh and my chin hair was where I found my first grey

Gindrinker43 Tue 26-Feb-19 20:51:30

Wait until you have a whole moustache to deal with.

Bunnybigears Tue 26-Feb-19 20:52:06

I'm amazed you got to 42 without finding a chin hair before.

formerbabe Tue 26-Feb-19 20:52:38

I'm amazed you have managed ok up to your forties. I'm 37 and have to wax my top lip and I get those awful coarse hairs on my chin.

youarenotkiddingme Tue 26-Feb-19 20:52:47

You're lucky you got above 40 before it happened.

I've been growing white whiskers since I turned 30 🤷‍♀️😂

And so much is my expertise at plucking said hairs with tweezers my 14yo DS has started doing same with his chin hairs to delay the need for full on shaving grin

Queenfreak Tue 26-Feb-19 20:53:24

Ah shit. I've just turned 42.
Thanks for the heads up.
And thanks for the hilarious account grin

Merryoldgoat Tue 26-Feb-19 20:53:40

I have just started shaving my beard and ‘tache because the years of plucking/waxing/threading is very boring.

One hair? Pah.

I’ve been a Yeti since my 20s.

Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:53:46

No way???!!!!! I thought it was a thing for like, in my sixties???!!!!!

LuckyAmy1986 Tue 26-Feb-19 20:53:47

I’m in my early 30s and have had chin hair ever since I can remember! Which I remove... lol. Welcome to the club!

GoGoGadgetGin Tue 26-Feb-19 20:54:04

I have had similar since birth of DC waxed top lip and now have lots of lovely broken capillaries- when will this go down??

Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:54:30

@Merryoldgoat a yeti grin!!!!

ralphfromlordoftheflies Tue 26-Feb-19 20:54:30

I feel like a new woman every 4 weeks when it's moustache wax day.

40 something and you've only just sprouted your first whisker?!

Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:55:30

@Periperisauce1 a whisker!!!! grin

slipperywhensparticus Tue 26-Feb-19 20:55:35

I grow a loooooong hair overnight apparently because I don't notice it till its huge!

I found one on my friends face she told me to get it quick!

Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:56:45

@ralphfromlordoftheflies a moustache wax??? Does it grow back spikey? Or like a shadow?? I need educating clearly!!

NoNeedToArgue Tue 26-Feb-19 20:57:01

I'm 39 and fave been plucking for 10 years easily. I have a real love hate relationship with those chin hairs you describe though, it is so satisfying pulling them out. The tash is much worse as not as quickly, easily and satisfyingly dealt with!

MyCarHasBrokenDownAgain Tue 26-Feb-19 20:57:25

I've had chin pubes for years. I'm in my 40s now and the buggers have started going grey sad

EyeDrops Tue 26-Feb-19 20:57:35

Yep, coarse chin hairs since my mid 20s here, and I've always had a 'tache... I feel sorry for my daughters, both born pretty hairy and have all this joy to come!

IchWill Tue 26-Feb-19 20:57:39

Mine started three years ago, aged 39. Started with a big black wiry one on my chin. Nowadays it's about three on my chin and two above my lip. I'm not gonna look like a effin' witch, I pluck them as soon as they start to regrow with some amazing precision tweezers. The buggers.

Happyinheels Tue 26-Feb-19 20:57:58

But it is going to go down isn't it??? In time for the school run in the morning????

flimbo1212 Tue 26-Feb-19 20:58:01

Great thread

I am the same age as you OP, and female. I pluck my chin every week. and im constantly rubbing it to check for stubble...its always in the same place too

Your post made me laugh though and I am glad there is a funny side to all of this x

NoNeedToArgue Tue 26-Feb-19 20:58:12

Regrow then from tash wax is no big deal, no shadow or prickliness.

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