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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!

Sarahandco Wed 27-Feb-19 21:47:04

I read somewhere that women in Japan shave their faces with regular razors. I was shocked as my mum had always tried to scare me off shaving my legs by telling me that hairs would grow back thick and fast. I therefore grew up with this idea, however I read another article and it said that you could could shave your face with no ill effects and it also exfoliates too. So I tried it on my top lip and it has been fine - no stubbly re-growth or anything!

Wallywobbles Wed 27-Feb-19 21:49:11

My first couple of face hairs appeared in my teens I reckon.

Purplealienpuke Wed 27-Feb-19 22:06:51

Early menopause... alot less body hair (never had much underarm, don't shave very often). Alot of peach fuzz along my jaw line but no other strays.
But this thread (especially the GASH typo) has had me in hysterics. Thank you ladies!
And my utmost commiserations to any of you with PCOS 💐💐💐💐

NotStressedOut Wed 27-Feb-19 22:12:36

Good news. Get to your 60’s and they disappear.

manicmij Wed 27-Feb-19 22:30:20

Have you look at your nose, hairs do grow longer in there to. Make sure

Oliversmumsarmy Wed 27-Feb-19 23:30:19

Good news. Get to your 60’s and they disappear

Not looking likely, I am nearly there and still shave once per day if I am staying in. Twice per day if I need to go out in the evening and 3times per day if I am anywhere hot and humid

Catsinthecupboard Thu 28-Feb-19 03:46:24

Please be careful about plucking eyebrows bc at menopause they seem to thin drastically. I only "shaped" mine thankfully and they slowly stayed that way. But!

If i had done more than shaping, i would have bald eyes!

Hair is strange; that which we love thins and which we hate grows with abandon.

Add that I'm old (as is dh)so never did lady shaves/wax. Just neat trims...THAT hair thins too! What a horrid shock to realize the hair down there has moved up to my chin! Maybe a different perspective or relief about that for you young' uns...i'll not go into detail about other private sagging matters.blush

mishmisha Thu 28-Feb-19 04:42:53

I have extremely sensitive skin and have started using retinol, so waxing and creams would burn the top layer of my upper lip off. I found this and it's worked wonders :
Hurt quite a bit (low pain threshold), probably similar to threading. But you can do this yourself and it isn't messy. I wipe it before and after with rubbing alcohol to clean it, and slather toner on my face afterwards. I'm middle eastern, and this has definitely led to a reduction in growth of upper lip hair. Would work for chin and cheeks as well.

PassTheGinPlease Thu 28-Feb-19 06:04:25

I have been plucking my chin and defuzzing my top lip since age 13. The wonders of PCOS.
I highly recommend threading, for your eyebrows as well.
Leaves you baby soft without feeling like Edward Scissorhands has given you a facial.

Amazonfromkent Thu 28-Feb-19 06:43:23

Two words. Grey pubes. You can't pluck those out. Or can you???

HerondaleDucks Thu 28-Feb-19 07:05:17

I have pcos, been pulling thick wirey nasty hairs out of my chin and neck since I was 19! They always seem to crop up in the same places

OnlineAlienator Thu 28-Feb-19 07:07:49

Mine started when i hit 30 -_-

anniehm Thu 28-Feb-19 07:37:10

Lucky you, by 40 this is normal. I'm very grateful to be blonde!!!!

anniehm Thu 28-Feb-19 07:39:43

Ps I get mine waxed every 6 weeks when I get my legs done, she doesn't charge me.

ginghamtablecloths Thu 28-Feb-19 09:36:37

I hate to report that when you hit 60 it gets worse! Tweezers are my best friend and I peer at my face every single morning, armed and at the ready to attack. Some of the hairs are barely noticeable but I can feel them, I know they are there. Strangely, no leg or arm hair.

Alsohuman Thu 28-Feb-19 09:40:03

Nothing changed when I hit 60, it’s just got harder to see the buggers so i’ve had to rely on feel. I’m having eye surgery in the next couple of weeks and think i’m going to have one hell of a shock.

MadauntofA Thu 28-Feb-19 10:42:24

My grandmother relied on DM to dewhisker her every week when she couldn't see well enough, and we have an unspoken agreement that this will continue down through the generations grin

MrsMozartMkII Thu 28-Feb-19 12:42:39

Not RTFT and really shouldn't laugh at the OP's opening post, but did. Sorry.

I got to early fifties before The Hairs! started, or was it only then that I noticed I wonder...

pigsDOfly Thu 28-Feb-19 15:04:12

Good news. Get to your 60's and they disappear.

Not in my experience they don't. I'm 70 and it's just getting worse and worse.

Only advantage is my underarm hair has almost disappeared.

IsSpringSprangedYet Thu 28-Feb-19 16:04:15

Thankfully I have no stray hairs on my face. But i have three fine white hairs that grow out of my neck regularly, and probably 6 times in my whole life, i've had a really long one grow out between my boobs.

I also have a small patch in my hair, near the crown, where lots of little wiry thick black hairs grow. They stick up and are tougher than pubes. So weird. And I have lots of greys growing in gangs amongst my normal hair. 😣😣😣

I'm 35.

ThanksForAllTheFish Thu 28-Feb-19 16:29:35

I have a mole on my jaw line (quite close to my ear) that produces a nice wirey gingery brown hair. I don’t pluck it but every so often I cut it off with nail scissors. I also get a few of the same type of hairs cropping up on my nipples from time to time and they do get plucked.

millythepink Thu 28-Feb-19 21:28:24

No tash or goatee as yet. However, to compensate my pant beard has gone berserk. I am so hairy from my navel down to my toes. I look like Mr FuckingTumnus.

SadSongsAndWaltzes Thu 28-Feb-19 21:37:29

I'm 34 and have been able to grow a handlebar mustache and full beard for at least 10 years now. Started waxing my top lip in secondary school. Thanks genes grin

Ferrisbuellersdayoff Fri 01-Mar-19 08:42:58

I have had two or three long, thick hairs on my boobies since I was 30.

Sneakyisbest Fri 01-Mar-19 08:44:15

I think we are missing a trick here, we could kill two sagging boobs birds with one stone.

We could all braid the nipple and chin hairs together = no need for a bra grin

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