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Shaving my hairy chin

(49 Posts)
tigerdriverII Sun 21-Apr-13 22:23:41

I do feel I should nc for this, but cba.

Is it bonkers to have used a razor to get rid of the hairs on my chinny chin chin? Plucking isn't getting it. Hair is light in colour, I am not expecting heavy stubble!

Drywhiteplease Sun 21-Apr-13 22:42:31

Don't do it! They will grow back coarser! If its that bad can't you get electrolysis?

Rosesforrosie Sun 21-Apr-13 22:43:33

Hair removal cream over whole area?

BOF Sun 21-Apr-13 22:45:46

Noooooo- anything but shaving. Threading?

TheConstantLurker Sun 21-Apr-13 22:47:03

Bonkerz. I pluck or thread.

tigerdriverII Sun 21-Apr-13 22:47:56

I've already done it.....

Hair is mainly white (nice). There are just so many of them, I am plucking for what feels like hours every day. Probably 10 mins every other day, really.

MooncupGoddess Sun 21-Apr-13 22:48:56

Veet is your friend. Or threading if you're brave.

tigerdriverII Sun 21-Apr-13 22:49:34

Shit. Is it really madness? Can I turn it around after one ( very satisfying) shave.

MrsBertMacklin Sun 21-Apr-13 22:50:13

Facial wax strips work on the general fuzz / light hair (not painful, as the area is so close to the bone), but they won't take out the bristly-type hairs. Takes me 2 minutes to whip off the fuzz, keeps it at bay for a month.

HelgatheHairy Sun 21-Apr-13 22:51:09

I use an epilator. Hurts like hell but quick and effective.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 21-Apr-13 22:51:11

I use cream for this.

orderinformation Sun 21-Apr-13 22:52:46

Please tell me more about epilators. I am very hairy there and is awful. How much does it need to grow to work? Don't mind pain but would mind red bumpy bits.

5318008 Sun 21-Apr-13 22:53:58

do see your GP

you can be prescribed a cream to inhibit facial hair growth

don't be embarrassed, go and make an appt

5318008 Sun 21-Apr-13 22:54:54

*excessive hair growth, sorry

thenightsky Sun 21-Apr-13 22:55:02

epilating and plucking are the same thing, just one is quicker than the other. How many hairs are we talking... half a dozen or a thick bush? I sympathise, as a coarse haired jewish ancestral person.

cocolepew Sun 21-Apr-13 22:58:01

I usually use cream but have shaved because Im a lazy arse.

TheConstantLurker Sun 21-Apr-13 23:03:18

Don't worry op one shave won't matter too much. It will be coarse as the cut hairs grow in but if you can hold on until they are long enough to thread or epilate

tigerdriverII Sun 21-Apr-13 23:14:25

531. I am not going to the GP. I think the NHS has better things to do than sort out my looks!!!

I'm not that hairy, I have seen worse, by a long chalk. But I have a fairly hairy chin and I'd like a really nice smooth one. I know you are all saying no shaving but it did look nice this morning, and I have no nasty hairy chin or shadowy moustache. Yet.

HelgatheHairy Mon 22-Apr-13 11:59:48

The hair doesn't have to be very long for the epilator, in fact it hurts less if its not that long. My hair is black and coarse but 30 seconds with the epilator once a week (or fortnight if I forget) and I'm sorted.

sue52 Mon 22-Apr-13 13:11:33

I had laser treatment. After about 4 treatments, they were zapped. I get the odd one now and then but tweeze the blighter out.

BastardDog Mon 22-Apr-13 13:22:34

Wax strips for the fine hair on my lower face. Plus 5 minutes a day plucking the coarse dark ones from around my jawline and under my chin. I tried electrolysis, but didn't find it very effective.

I'm a beautician and its surprising how many women shave.

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Apr-13 13:25:29

Oh dear. There is a strong possobility they will grow back in dark.

HoneyStAngelo Mon 22-Apr-13 14:02:07

Pound shop do something which I can only describe as a fine sandpaper mitt!

You put it on your finger, use circular motions, skin is left exfoliated and smooth, no fuzz. Probably wouldn't work on coarse hair but light fuzz it does.

practicality Mon 22-Apr-13 14:48:44

Vaniqua cream from GP. is worthwhile. Why do you think you are not worth the attention of a DR.? You may have PCOS and that has other health implications so it IS worthwhile.

kneedeepindaisies Mon 22-Apr-13 14:53:42

I've just had my chin threaded. It's lovely now. Please don't shave!

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