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    Hair removal

    Has ony one here used creams or lotions to remove facial hair? I bought Loreals facial hair remover a month or so and haven't used it yet. I'm worried that if I use it my "mustache" will grow back darker and thicker. Is this something that I will have to do constantly because it will be more noticable? What I have is bad enough without making it darker.
    Thanks for any feedback and suggestions , I really need some help here!
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    It will grow back, but not necessarily darker and/or thicker. I tried waxing in a salon once and started to blister immediately. I was screaming in pain and she tried to keep going. I used also bleach, but now just use a hand razor. The hair on my lip now is mostly soft and not hard to handle. I am now in my mid 60's and have had this problem for 50 years.
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    I use the cream, mine comes back dark.

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    It won't come in thicker or darker, but I just use a razor as well. If you get a good one and shave everyday that is the easiest way to go. After I put lotion on my face in the morning I just get the razor wet and shave where it needs to be shaved.

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    I have used the facial hair remover for 25 years and the hair eventually comes in lighter. There are a few rogue hairs which come in black and I use a tweezers on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley View Post
    Has ony one here used creams or lotions to remove facial hair? I bought Loreals facial hair remover a month or so and haven't used it yet. I'm worried that if I use it my "mustache" will grow back darker and thicker. Is this something that I will have to do constantly because it will be more noticable? What I have is bad enough without making it darker.
    Thanks for any feedback and suggestions , I really need some help here!
    I have used this product, along as many others, for facial hair removal. No, your hair doesn't grow back thicker or darker, it just grows back. However, this wonderful thing about this particular product is that your skin is protected by the waxy application prior to putting on the hair remover. I liked the end result & how my skin didn't break out or chafe from the hair remover. Give it a try. It's a fairly quick process and if you aren't satisfied with the results, try another method. I prefer using a hot(liquid) wax method. But for others, they like using the cream remover. Good luck.

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    I'vew never tried any of those. Although because of the expense in going to a salon, I'm contemplating on waxing facial hair myself.

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    I just pluck the dark hairs and leave the lighter ones alone, I've noticed that eventually they start coming in lighter and then seem to go away. I also use the wax strips that you can purchase at most Walmart's - K-Mart - Walgreens, etc. I don't shave my face, because I don't want to give my dear grandchildren beard burn. JMHO.
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    After years of using wax and creams I never found the hairs grew back darker or thicker. Now that I am older I notice that there are less of the facial hairs and I pluck the big ones on my chin. I have one of those lighted 10X magnification mirrors. The fine stuff on my cheeks I just leave.

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    I get mine waxed off. It's not that expensive - the kits you buy at the drugstore are what, $2 or $3? I get my moustache waxed for $6. It lasts a couple of months, I use tweezers on hair that shows up between visits. I get it done at the same time & place as my pedicures. They do a much better job than I do with the drugstore kits.

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    Thanks so much all you wonderful ladies! I've stayed away from shaving and waxing I was afraid of ending up with a think mustache and beard in my older years. But you ladies have given me something more to think about. I feel confident to try the Loreal cream I have and I think I'll look into waxing for a longer result.
    Thanks again to my Quilting Family, you ladies are the greatest!
    Susan

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    sigh... I'm just glad to know I'm not alone... (picture sad, and a little hairy, smile) :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by running1 View Post
    sigh... I'm just glad to know I'm not alone... (picture sad, and a little hairy, smile) :-)
    Like my Mom said (much to my very great surprise!) - the hair that used to grow "elsewhere" just moves to our faces when we get older!

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    Bearisgray, your mom was right! I've always had an abundance of peach fuzz...one fellow I dated in HS told me I needed to shave. And why was I so dumb that I didn't ditch him right then? Sheesh! Still have the fuzz...sometimes I get out the scissors and have a go at it. Seriously, there is a LOT of it, but since it's light, I don't "see" it that often.
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    Has anybody tried the new Olay hair removal cream? They have a new one for medium to coarse hair. I've never found any of the creams that work very well.
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    I like the hair removal cream that Avon makes. The facial one comes in a handy little tube with an applicator top so you can put it right where you need it. It doesn't hurt my skin, and I pluck the bigger chin whiskers that it leaves behind. Does the mustache pretty well, though. Have been plucking since puberty and still remember watching my mom do the same when I was a little kid. My gram, who lived to be 100 in a nursing home, always begged us to shave her chin because she hated the feel of the stubble and nurses didn't do it.
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    Surgicream has worked for my resistant hairs

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    I appreciate the openness of this topic, I have been battling this for years and yes, it is getting worse with age. I find it to be sooo... embarrassing...
    I use Rx vaniqa, saw the commercial on TV, it does work quite well, my esthitician(sp?) has even recommended it to others. It is expensive, insurance does not cover, the price(Sam's Club) has come down the past year from $98 range to $78. Plus side... the tube lasts quite awhile.
    I have tried over the counter products without much success, and do rely on a monthly professional waxing appointment to stay on top of the strays. I couldn't function without this product or services.
    I have always been so mystified as to why I am so plagued with this major inconvenience and so many women have flawless faces. My mother has never had this for a problem, my sister has a small upper lip 'stache that she bleaches and she is good to go.
    I have even invested in the laser hair removal 9 yrs ago and that works well, but is still a temporary fix, does not last forever, but it still is greatly improved.
    The pain involved in waxing, is good pain, I like it! It does subdue thru the years.
    I had an experience with a esthiatician(sp again) that took it upon herself to determine if I have thick, dark eyebrows, I must have thick dark hair in other locations, so she took it upon herself to sell me waxing in these other locations. i was so peeved, I announced as I was paying to leave "to never appt me with that employee again".
    I found it to be so intrusive to discuss such things with a total stranger and for her to rely on her assumptions. Needless to say she didn't last long there.
    But you all are not my strangers.
    Just think of all the fabric I could have purchased with dollars spent on hair removal...
    It is a nice to know...I am not the only one that battles this ugly inconvenience, I have been the only one that I know of who has to battle this to this extreme. Or, most women like me are not going to openly discuss this??

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    Always get my physician to check my 'moley' back when having the annual physical....told her one day 'if a hairy mole comes rolling in your office, please don't stomp it because it'll be me" Golly, that facial hair is a menace.

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    I am just starting and to say the least not happy about the hairs popping up on the face. Been wondering if I took hormones if that would slow the hair growth down, but of course, then I have to worry about other problems with the hormones. Can't win for losing!

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    My Mom always used an electric on her chin and lip but I like to use lotion and a regular razor. Glad you brought up this "hairy" subject [pun intended].
    DeAnne

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    I can highly recommend electrolysis: no razor, plucking, etc. If you have plucked, it may take 2-4 treatments (something about the hair follicle??). It took a few sessions for the mustache and the chin hairs, but now I only go for an occasional chin hair; maybe once a year if that.

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    Look into Electrolysis. Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. I'm a Electrologist,I have been doing this work for over 25 years. I tell my client 's do not tweezer or wax. It better to shave the hair.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions ladies. I am surprised at the responses to this delicate subject. I was a little hesitant to brooch this embarrising subject, but it is easier knowing no one can see you on line.
    Susan

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    As for the ladies who appear to have smooth flawless faces guess what? The majority of them have help of some sort. Few of us live without facial hair. I know some very beautiful women (ex-models) who shave their faces regularly.

    Yes it gets worse as we age. About every 2 months I get mine waxed my mustache that is and my eyebrows touched up. Not that costly compared to other things.

    Since we're on the subject, would you tell your girlfriend ( who doesn't have the best vision), her mustache needs looking after? My friends looked so bad it was distracting. But I couldn't tell her, could you?

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