Hair Trauma: Woman Whiskers!!

Q: I have my beauty and hair routine down, but what should I do about unwanted facial hair? What is the best way to get rid of those annoying hairs?

A: Facial hair on a woman is like the elephant in the room – it sometimes exists but no one wants to talk about it. Instead some women hide in secrecy trying to figure out how to eliminate facial hair. You’re not alone, and there are several techniques to get rid of hairs above the lip, chin, and face, but all have their pros and cons.

Waxing

Waxing is the most popular method of decreasing facial hair.

PROS:  Waxing is cheap, fast, and can easily be done at home.

CONS: Due to ripping the hair off a strip after the wax is applied, waxing has a big “ouch” factor. If left on for too long it can burn skin, and in some cases, cause an allergic reaction.

Threading

In the past couple of years threading has taken the beauty world by storm by offering yet another technique to banish hairs.

PROS: Absolutely no chemicals that can irritate your skin are used in this “au natural” approach using a string.

CONS: Not a do- it- at- home routine. If the professional does not do it accurately the hair can break instead of pull from the root which means the hair will grow back way faster. You also have to wait until enough hair has grown for it to be threaded which makes it difficult for a quick fix.

Cream Removal/Depilatories

Cream removals like the popular brand NAIR  are a painless solution to facial hair.

PROS: Is easy to apply and does not need to be applied by a professional.

CONS:  Sometimes you have to apply product more than once  to an area if all hair does not come off after you rinse.

As a wise word of caution, women of color should steer clear of bleaching facial hair as that method doesn’t work well on darker skin tones. Never shave facial hair as it will result in stubble that most certainly would not be a Juicy look. Also, though tweezing may work for minor hairs, it’s not the best option for facial hair as it very tedious and not exact.

If all else fails and you have the money to spend, electrolysis hair removal surgery is the most expensive and permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair once and for all. Using any of these methods is a sure way to keep your skin smooth, flawless, and most importantly -whisker free!

  • Tina

    God bless you! This is just what I was looking for!

  • Celia

    I had to take a train ride to Ohio to get to a facility that would do this but it was worth it!

  • leisa4

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  • Jensen

    I hope this tactic works for me as well as my asbestos removal last week did! I have been looking for a way to get rid of unwanted hair for a long time.
    Jensen | http://www.brisbaneroof.com.au

    • Radlie Hunter

      You had it done last week too? I was over at your house and you didn’t even tell me! The house I lived in when I was little looked just like yours but they fixed it while I was in elementary. I didn’t even know asbestos was still being removed. http://www.rockymountaininspection.ca/asbestos_testing.html

    • Angela K

      I hope that you are not getting rid of asbestos with hair removal techniques! I doubt that Nair or waxing will get rid of it. You should definitely have a professional check that out for you. http://www.mcmservices.com.au/expertise/asbestos-removal

  • Shelly Slader

    I have waxed a few times. It works well but it’s annoying to have to continually do it. Someday I want to try electrolysis!
    Shelly Slader | http://eurospaofnaples.com/other-service/waxing/

  • bryan flake

    Out of sheer laziness for shaving, I am wondering if there is a way to stop my facial hair from growing back? I have heard that there is, but it leaves scars on your face? Is this true? Can I reduce the rate at which my facial hair grows?

    bryanflake1984| http://www.northdallasderm.com/services/cosmetic-laser-dermatology/laser-hair-removal/

  • Lance Tankmen

    It seems like if you always use creams or pluck you will have to do it over and over. Can you do laser hair removal on your face? To me that seems like you would eliminate the problem forever. http://www.flowermoundplasticsurgery.com/aestheticspa.html#laser-hair-removal

  • George Puzo

    I had no idea there were so many different ways to treat unwanted hair. Before today I had no idea that there were creams which could be used. I wonder if one could have laser hair removal done on their face. Actually, when I think about it I believe my uncle had it done.

    George Puzo | http://www.skincenter.com/laser-light-treatments-4/

  • Cambria Rhay

    I would think that laser hair removal would be the obvious choice for unwanted facial hair. I absolutely hate shaving or using Nair, so that is the option that I’m looking into. To not have to worry about unwanted peach fuzz or even shaving your legs would be a huge relief! http://www.bodyfocuslondon.com/viewpage.cfm?pageID=17

  • Astoria

    I saw a dermatologist. Laser hair removal only works for DARK hairs. Mine are fortunately blond still, but very whiskery, wiry, and coarse. This article said nothing of the different textures of hair, nor of the laser being only good on dark hairs.

  • Anita Mas

    So laser hair removal is permanent? Or does it take a long time to come back? Not having to worry about this ever again has a lot of appeal.

    Anita Mas | http://www.veinityspa.com/laserHairRemoval.html

  • Shelly Slader

    A lot of women are opting to do some sort of hair removal. Pretty much every part of the body can be treated for hair removal. It’s best when it is permanent so that there is no need to continue worrying about it.

    Shelly Slader | http://electrologyassociates.com

  • Marcus Fillion

    These are tips women should definitely consider. The elephant in the room is the perfect analogy– no one’s going to talk about it, but they are going to notice it. Just get some cream removal for the cheapest option.

    Marc | http://www.flowermoundplasticsurgery.com/aestheticspa.html#laser-hair-removal

  • Anita Mas

    Is it possible to have laser hair removal on your face? I would love it if I never had to wax again. It hurts!

    Anita Mas | http://www.defynaturellc.com/services

  • CelineSand

    I am so embarrassed with the hair on my face as a woman! I always make sure it is trimmed down, but sometimes I can’t keep up with it. Maybe I should look into laser hair removal.
    Celine | http://www.northdallasderm.com/services/cosmetic-laser-dermatology/laser-hair-removal/

  • Claire Reynolds

    These are great tips! Currently I use a combination of waxing and plucking. It gets the job done, but does require some regular maintenance. I have heard of people who get laser hair removal on their face. I might look into this for more permanent results.

    Claire Reynolds || http://www.drcslack.com

  • GLORIA

    Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to DR ADAGBA the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me:adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com.. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com

  • GLORIA

    Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to DR ADAGBA the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me:adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com.. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com
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  • GLORIA

    Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to DR ADAGBA the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me:adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com.. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com

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  • GLORIA

    Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to DR ADAGBA the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me:adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com.. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com

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  • Julia Emmers

    I started waxing when I turned 15 and my mom said that it was time to go to the salon for my first facial wax. In the last couple years I have gotten tired of waxing and started looking into alternatives. I hadn’t thought of the electrolysis option, but I have been thinking of laser hair removal. Does that work well on colored skin? I don’t want any discoloration or weird spots. http://www.veinityspa.com/laserHairRemoval.html

    • Dolores Brown

      I would imagine that they are pretty good at making it work on all skin types. These doctors are very good at what they do, just make sure you look at reviews and ask your friends which doctor they used. It is better to ask a lot of questions before you do something like laser hair removal. http://www.thedepiericlinic.com