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Coarse hair on nipples...

(20 Posts)
carpwidow Fri 30-Sep-11 22:29:21

Fxxxg embarrassing. I've heard that to pluck is risky. I've also had ingrown hair here. Thank god I'm anonymous. Tell me I'm not alone please.

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 30-Sep-11 22:33:22

I pluck
Do get ingrowers too though

Seona1973 Sat 01-Oct-11 08:52:17

I cut them very short with sharp scissors

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 01-Oct-11 17:24:48

I pluck, never had an ingrowing one.

jenniec79 Sat 01-Oct-11 17:26:47

In what way risky?

Hassled Sat 01-Oct-11 17:26:54

I'm a plucker, when I think to have a look. It's bloody horrible. Of all the places to have random hairs, your nipples have to be the worse.

RightUpMyRue Sat 01-Oct-11 17:27:25

A major part of my job is breastfeeding support. I see A LOT of boobs. You are not alone. smile

chocolateyclur Sat 01-Oct-11 17:27:40


carpwidow Sat 01-Oct-11 18:26:38

Many years ago a GP told me not to pluck as it could be related to breast cancer - that was in the days when they believed the world was flat though, so any medical people out there, please let me know.

kblu Sat 01-Oct-11 19:18:05

Oh fucking hell i've been plucking for to check my breasts for lumps now!!!

jenniec79 Sat 01-Oct-11 19:20:55

carpwidow that's bonkers!

(Surgeon, but near enough!)

kblu Sat 01-Oct-11 19:22:40

phew haha!

crispface Sat 01-Oct-11 20:57:07

but what causes the hideous little fuckers? I've just developed one. I wouldn't mind if I were generally a hairy person, but I'm blonde, you can barely see the hairs on my arms/legs etc, and then I get a huuge black spiderleg coming from my nipple. Whats it all about?

Suckstobeme Sat 01-Oct-11 20:58:50

grin @ crispface!!

sevenoften Sat 01-Oct-11 21:02:59

Electrolysis. That's all I have to say.

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Oct-11 21:05:58

I am like crispface, and I pluck .

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 01-Oct-11 21:08:17

I am also a not-very-hairy person, and have this problem. Even worse than the long spiderleg ones, is the one that it entirely white, and thicker and coarser than any other hair, anywhere on my body. Even dh's beard is softer, and you could scour pans with that. sad

I also pluck, and have been doing so for over a decade.

Electrolysis, you say? How long does the hair have to be for that, and is there a device one might use at home?

carpwidow Sat 01-Oct-11 23:15:53

Mine are like fecking broom bristles blush. I'm pale and gingery - never been able to grow a black hair in my life apart from there. Sell me to the circus with the bearded ladies grin

sevenoften Sun 02-Oct-11 09:22:41

OLKN - only has to be long enough to be visible above the skin. But don't waste your time on home devices - they don't work. You need a good operator who uses needles.

2-3 treatments will get rid of them. Forever. Until 10 years later new ones sprout. (10 good years, though!)

I would look for a properly trained operator here.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 02-Oct-11 10:01:46

In my case the underlying cause of the coarse hairs was polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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