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  FACIAL HAIR - by Editor


It's bad enough when you have a lot of hair on your body, but the most annoying is when you have a thick growth of hair on the face.


Many women over the years have tried all kinds of treatments to get rid of facial hair. 12-year-old Latha tried to scrub off her moustache with a towel, with the result that her entire upperlip turned raw and started bleeding. Sandra has been shaving her entire face for 4 years, and now she needs to shave it everyday or she will develop a stubble! 23-year-old Sneha tried to scrub off her sideburns with a pumice stone, and the next day, she had thick scarring where her sideburns used to be.

There are millions such stories of women struggling to cope with facial hair. If you too are one of the numerous women with the same problem, realize that you are not alone in this, and that there is a lot you can do without resorting to drastic means.


Threading

Thread the hair on your upperlip and chin. Read this article for step-by-step instructions to threading. Threading will help you remove even the tiniest and finest of hair, whereas, if you wax, you will need to wait for hair to grow before you can wax it off again.

If you don't have a lot of hair on the chin, instead of threading, selectively pluck just the thick hair. Don't get tempted to pluck fine hair, because it will grow back thicker. Also, thread your eyebrows, but you may want to leave this to professionals. Don't try threading your brows yourself unless you are skilled in threading, because you may mess up the shape. If you have a lot of hair on your forehead, you could thread it when you are doing your eyebrows. Don't thread your forehead if you are prone to developing pimples on this area. Bleaching would be a better solution.

If you don't live in India, and don't have easy access to someone who can thread your eyebrows, pluck them regularly, or get them waxed by a beautician.


Waxing

It is not very feasible to wax your entire face. You could, however, wax your sideburns. Fortunately, sideburns take a while to grow back, and over time, with regular waxing, the growth will reduce. However, be careful to ensure that you don't wax off very fine hair when waxing the sideburns. Wax only the very thickest portion of the sideburns, so the fine hair doesn't grow back thicker or gradually you will need to wax your cheeks as well.

So now you have tackled the main problem areas, which are the upperlip, chin, sideburns and eyebrows. If you have a lot of hair on your cheeks as well, instead of waxing such a large portion of your face, simply apply bleach to your entire face. If you bleach sideburns that are very hairy, blonde hair is often clearly visible. However, now that you have waxed off the hairiest part of your sideburns, bleach your entire face. Your face will look clean, fresh and free of hair.

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Name: Laila
City:   kabul
Comments:   The above mentioned points are not th permanent solution. I have this problem of facial hair growth. Is there any home remedy that can eradicate facial hair completely and never let it grow back Awaiting a prompt reply. Thanks.
Name: saba hashmi
City:   latur
Comments:   i have problem of facial hairs.my docter suggested not to involve in parlour remedy coz its bcoz of harmonal imbalance,my menstruation is not regular.i had taken treatment of 3 month tht time mc was regular now same problem im facing .ihave coarse hairs on upperlip and on cheeks n chipp n my body hairs r dence .plz waiting 4 ur reply .Thanks
Name: chandni
City:   LA
Comments:   I used to have only light hair before the age of 23. After that I got hormonal imbalance, irregular periods and I am suffering with hypothyroidim. Now every month I see hair growing under my chain, cheek and jaw line especially and that to very coarse. Some times it is really annoying. Usually, I have been plucking now for the last three years or been waxing. However, by plucking I have dark black spots under my chin. So unfair for women. Girls also buy a 10x mirror. you can really view nicely --enlarged image and you can pluck easily. Thanks for sharing!
Name: pushka
City:   shimla
Comments:   i want to know of a safe method for getting rid of excess hair of side locks. Can u please suggest at the earliest.
Name: emaan
City:   karachi
Comments:   me suffering from the same prob n need an urgent help.........or consultant if possible BUT FREEEEEEEEEEEE
Name: MADHAVI
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   My daughter is 3.3 year old she has got hair on her forehead and as she is fair, it can be seen badly. anything i can do
Name: eira
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i have hair all over my chest,earlier i used 2 shave them off,but now i'm 3months pregnent.i want 2 know is it safe 2 shave .
Name: KIM
City:   DALLAS
Comments:   I HAVE THE HAIR PROBLEM TO AND WAS WONDERING DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SKIN BLACK TO ITS COLOR OR GET CLOSE TO IT. HELP ME
Name: ash
City:   cochin
Comments:   my lower arm,neck n face r dark n rest of my body is fair. i want to hav my original fairness.what am i supposed to do how long will it take PLEASE HELP ME. iam about to enter in college.
Name: kallie
City:   burton
Comments:   i have hair in a place where women should never have which is my stomache and i dont just have a bit of hair i have a lot could you please give me some home remedies or suggest some hair reducing creams please help!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: yala
City:   Cali
Comments:   Can African americans use bleach
Name: dinisha
City:   New Jersey, USA
Comments:   I am 12 years old, and i read this article. It really helped me because i have lots of hair on my moustache, and now i asked my mom to thread it because she is skilled. It really worked! It's been one month, and my hair still isn't as long as it was! Thanks! I also advise to show this article, so other kids like me can learn from it!!
Name: achu
City:   kuwait
Comments:   growing hair in face is problem...it is looking very dark..my skin is sensitve.Can i apply some herbel bleach to reduce the colur of blak hairesplease suggest me...thank you
Name: r
City:   kolkata
Comments:   hi i am having hair onmy body whic is on stomach and chin and how should i get rid of it any home remedies i shoul get rid of it permemnently which is very very cheaper
Name: preeti
City:   bumbai
Comments:   Help! I have so much hair on my whole face! My checks, chin, and forehead! I've gone for professional waxing to wax it all off, but everytime I do (with cold AND hot wax) I break out ALL OVER my face! I've tried bleaching, but the hair grows back so much longer and visible! I don't have enough money to afford electrosis or laser, and I can't pluck my whole face. Are there any creams I don't want the same result as shaving..please help..
Name: gazala
City:   mumbai
Comments:   The above mentioned points are not th permanent solution. I have this problem of facial hair growth. Is there any home remedy that can eradicate facial hair completely and never let it grow back Awaiting a prompt reply. Thanks.
Name: ren
City:   somewhere!!
Comments:   Well I'm 13 and I have sideburns and i've been using facial hair nair and its been thining out my sideburns if i keep using nair will it eventually thin my sideburns out so much they wont ever grow back gracias!!!
Name: ren
City:   somewhere!!
Comments:   Well I'm 13 and I have sideburns and i've been using facial hair nair and its been thining out my sideburns if i keep using nair will it eventually thin my sideburns out so much they wont ever grow back gracias!!!
Name: ren
City:   somewhere
Comments:   I wanted to know a safe pain free PERMANANT way to remove sideburns!!!! PLZZ!
Name: vani
City:   bangalore
Comments:   i have prolem of facial hair and on the chin it is little darker and thick. what is the home remedy.
Name: Anar
City:   Orlando
Comments:   Hi there I find your site very interesting & stumbled across it & am glad there are solutions & help for all women out there in need of advice. Thank you. Is bleaching safe in the long run or will it discolor your face after several years, I have light hair but bleach once a month since threading & waxing causes sores & tiny bumps I get the same results with bleaching but it doesn't last as long as the threading or waxing, the bumps start disappearing after an hr. whereas the bumps from waxing & threading last at least a week or two!
Name: Runndeep
City:   toronto
Comments:   I OVER PLUCKED MY EYEBROWS...!!HOW LONG WILL THEY TAKE TO GROW BACK!!!I HAVE A WEDDING TO ATTEND WITH BIG CATERPILLARS ON MY FACE :(
Name: Pamela
City:   Cambridge
Comments:   i've tried waxing my side burns but it just leaves an obvious patch of pale whiteness, which is even more embarrassing than the side burns. would chopping them to a smaller length and then bleaching them be a good idea?
Name: lily
City:   Toronto
Comments:   i am 13 and i have brown and black beauty marks on my face and i don't want them, each year theres one more on my face ,there are about 14 on my face,when i was little i didn't have them now,can u help
Name: serenity
City:   australia
Comments:   would bleaching my side burns caouse any problems would they grow back thiker and longer and how ofetn would i need 2 rebleach them
Name: Vampire
City:   Emirates
Comments:   hieeee! I liv in Emirates' im 21 yrs old i use 2 thread my upperlip n chin' i use hair removing machine for my rest of body as it plucks hair is it ok'n wont increase hair on my body often somtime im scared if my hair on body increased????plz...suggest me coz its not easy to wax whole body all the time as wax need lot of time to be done' n machine is just plugged n use it where ever u want but ' suggest me it wont be harmfull for hair? will it thicken hair on my body???i'llbe thank full plz' suggest me! experts!! Byeeeeee
Name: lily
City:   ind
Comments:   would bleaching my side burns caouse any problems would they grow back thiker and longer and how ofetn would i need 2 rebleach them or any home made tip for removing them plz reply fast...
Name: Padmaja
City:   Dallas
Comments:   HI, I used to have facial hair problem. upon a friend's suggestion, 2 months back I consulted an electrolysis specialist and started treatment for my upper lip and chin portions.. She started taking out course hair and now she is taking fine hair. Its working out great. She also suggested a cream which reduces the pain while treatment. I never thought I can get rid of my upperlip and chin hair.. I am very happy with electrolysis.. Its little bit expensive, but with the kind of relief I got, its really worth spending that much money..
Name: princess
City:   Markham
Comments:   Hey everyone, what's up? The article was quite useful, although I know most of the tips already. I tried shaving my sideburns and it kind of works but the stubbles are clearly visible. As people often say, once you start shavings you cannot do anythings but continue so now I'm pretty much stuck with that. I am very much concluding that this article didn't help with my case here but other than that, keep up the fabulous work. One tip to you ladies here, laer hair removal is the best solution although it is very expensive but the results are amazing and it is fast, effective, and doesn't hurt. That is what I have heard from other though I'm not sure myself since I have not experienced it but will once I turn eighteen or so. Good luck! Peace XOXO.
Name: Ji-Ji
City:   North America
Comments:   I heard of this cream which makes your facial hair thin it's called eflornithine it may be availiable at ur local drugstore. The most common one that i've seen is Vaniqa. I hope it works! ps it's not too harmful it just makes your facial hair thinner and less visible
Name: Seetal
City:   BBSR
Comments:   I want to go for laser therapy plz tell me where in india this is good to do and what is the duration of this therapyPlz tell me as early as possible.
Name: to ji ji north america
City:   local
Comments:   hi ji ji thx for the tip...u haven't mentioned when we are suppose to apply the cream...after waxing or its ok to apply on hair....plz let me know dear URGENT!!! reply soon
Name: Ariel
City:   Toronto
Comments:   I need help!!!! Is there a home remedy to get rid of moustache hair by not waxing or shaving.And the place where my moustache is there it is all blacker and it's looks like an outline of my moustache. Do you know any home remedy to get rid of it? Help me please!!
Name: Ariel
City:   Toronto
Comments:   I need help!!!! Is there a home remedy to get rid of moustache hair by not waxing or shaving.And the place where my moustache is there it is all blacker and it's looks like an outline of my moustache. Do you know any home remedy to get rid of it? Help me please!!
Name: Ariel
City:   Toronto
Comments:   I need help!!!! Is there a home remedy to get rid of moustache hair by not waxing or shaving.And the place where my moustache is there it is all blacker and it's looks like an outline of my moustache. Do you know any home remedy to get rid of it? Help me please!!
Name: molly
City:   atlanta
Comments:   i just want to know how long does eyebrows take to grow back. because i have sharpen all of mines off.
Name: HELPER!Since the editor isn't
City:   ?????
Comments:   Ariel here is something for you. You can use Nair but sometimes it might bleach skin so test try first! Molly: NEVER SHAVE UR EYEBROWS AGAIN!!!!!!! it's called shapping the eyebrows and if you are really desperate put some olive oil on them and then massage for 3 minutes everyday. For the rest of you people looking for permanent solutions try Laser hair removal,electrolysis or bleachin and you can only do the first two things if you have the cash other then that try the two articles above. If you are to lazy or have no money you will just have to live with a mustache. I hope I help.
Name: don
City:   miami
Comments:   great job with the site! Thanks for everything.
Name: don
City:   miami
Comments:   HELP ME! I have a chin and butt hair problem i have tired everything but i get bad red bumps on both parts. I need a good home remediem because i don't have that much money.
Name: aka
City:   india
Comments:   well i hav bin waxing my upper lip for a year, will the hair grow back thicker or will it continue to grow back finly itz been goin good so far
Name: kethana
City:   chennai
Comments:   i have thick hair growth of hair on my face.i have an oily skin.suggest any home remedy to get rid of the facial hair on my face.
Name: Mazia
City:   Lahore
Comments:   i have hairs on my sideburns.....i used to do threading but it is not lessen....it looks very odd...if i do waxing regularly then it will lessen or notcold wax or hot wax
Name: Sweety
City:   N. America
Comments:   NEVER SHAVE OR THREAD! AMONG THE CHEAPER METHODS WAXING IS THE BEST. HEARD ELECTROLYSIS IS NOT GOOD. HEARD LASER IS BEST, SO, GOT IT DONE IN AMRITSAR, PB. INDIA(TREATMENT TOOK LESS THAN A YEAR N LOT OF MONEY). THERE WENT SOMETHING WRONG "I GOT SO MUCH GROWTH ON MY FACE!!!!" BUT WITH EXPERT PEOPLE IT ALWAYS DONT GO WRONG. AMONG ALL LADIES HERE, MY CASE IS THE WORST, SO FORGET UR WORRIES. I HAVE VERY THICK, LONG HAIR ON MY FACE, AROUND MY NIPPLES, INBETWEEN BREATS, ON STOMACH AND OF COURSE ON LEGS, ARMS AND HIPS.
Name: lo
City:   Chicago
Comments:   how long does it take to grow back eyebrows And if it thins when ever u shave them, the will they grow back if you have done it like once or twice
Name: xyz
City:   None
Comments:   I just want to know that whether there is any precautions/methods that can be adopted during the pregnancy when the kid is in our womb, so that eating of particular thing or being careful in something can reduce the hair growth on the body, I think this will more need doctors consultancy
Name: leena
City:   newdelhi
Comments:   i have very thick side bourn i usually go for waxing and bleaching but recently my boyfriend make it thin by shaving half the portion is it safe to do so
Name: pris
City:   kl
Comments:   i have facial hair on my cheeks.i cant wax them as it cause bumps to appear on my skins.this bumps r pretty bad, its like there is small little red spots all over my face. can u give me a suggestion on how to reduce facial hair other than threading, bleaching n waxing. thank you
Name: vandana
City:   Kwangju- South KOrea
Comments:   Hello, I am Vandana here,I am natively from India,at present i am in SK.My prob is i am having hairs on my cheeks,some times i can find little red spots on my cheecks and some time its itching..plz can u give me a suggestion how to remove the hair from my faceplz help me..Thanks in advance.. Bye-vandana
Name: Sheeba
City:   Jaipur
Comments:   I had facial hair since childhood. As i entered the teens, it grew more. Just a year back (am 18 now) i went for laser hair removal. It has worked considerably as compared to before. But it's really irritating n takes lot of time. I got to know about this solution. It's called Uproot, by Fem care pharma Ltd.. You can find it at any chemist. You gotta use it twice a day, morning and evening, for atleast 4 - 8 weeks. It reduces hair growth, and finally retards and stops the growth. I'm on it, and yes it works.. May be you can try it out...
Name: shivani
City:   chakradharpur
Comments:   i'm 15.I have developed hairs on upperlip & chin.Please suggest me natural remedy on my e-mail to remove or reduce facial hairs permanently.
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RE:RE:Forcing for headshave
Even I was not that brave when I did my mottai , I was at home for almost 1year because I had to undergo treatment and I have to put repeated mottai. I did not get job also that time. Later I got courage and Im used to be in mottai look most of ... - Shiny    read >>

RE:TONSURE - BALD AGAIN
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RE:TONSURE - BALD AGAIN
hello girish,
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RE:TONSURE - BALD AGAIN
hello girish,
its good and i was also done tonsure in last year, i feel good and comfortable, but my family and friends, specially my elder sister laugh on me, and called me some nick name, so feel embarssing. ...
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RE:TONSURE - BALD AGAIN
hello girish,
i read all story of your about the head shave, but if you really like to do head shave then you should do, but i dont understand its not suit on everyone, the head shave is suitable for some people only. ...
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RE:TONSURE - BALD AGAIN
hello girish,
i like to know the reason behind your tonsure, so i will also try once, but my family didnt allow me for tonsure, because its traditional issue, if i do tonsure, so its not easy for me. ...
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RE:MY HEAD SHAVE
hello girish,
so many people like boys and office going person like to shave head in these days, they feel relax and comfortable after head shave, so its good that do whatever your mind says to you. ...
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RE:MY HEAD SHAVE
hello girish,
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RE:MY HEAD SHAVE
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