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Re: Tweezing problems/Electrolysis question
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Re: Tweezing problems/Electrolysis question

> I'm 23 years old, and about five years ago, I noticed a growing
> layer of facial hair on the sides of my chin. At the time I was
> overweight, so I assumed that that had something to do with it.

Have you been checked for PCOS?

> But, either way...I made the mistake of shaving it off. And it
> was fine. But slowly over time, the hair darkened...became thicker,
> and now I can't even go without one day of shaving it off. And even
> so, it stubbles back up and regrows before the end of my work day is over.

Don't blame shaving for that -- remember you shaved the hair becauase it was there! The only treatment that *may* coarsen hair is waxing/plucking/threading.

>For a period of time, I got so frustrated and attempted several
> depilatory creams that didn't work, some of the home waxing kits
> that didn't take a single hair off, and then I also attempted plucking.
> Yeah, I'm one of those incredibly patient people who stood in front of
> the mirror for about two hours removing little hairs one by one. And it
> resulted in nice, smooth skin. I really liked the results. Of course,
> it only lasted for about a week and a few days.

These would be new hairs coming through, not the ones you'd plucked.

> Now, my problem is that when it grows back, it doesn't grow back
> normally. Like, there's a day or two where it's stuck just beneath
> the surface and I can't even tweeze it out.

Hair that's been plucked repeatedly (or waxed or threaded) doesn't grow back normally -- eventually the roots get distorted and it grows at strange angles.

> Then, eventually, it'll grow normally. I have really pale skin so
> it's very obvious when these dark dark hairs start growing in but
> don't grow out quite enough to remove them. I'm wondering if there's
> any solution to that? Or if anyone has the same problem? Feedback in
> general would be much appreciated.

That's one of the problems of waxing/plucking/threading

> And also, I was looking into Electrolysis. I've read many different
> pro's and cons about it, but want to know if anyone had success with
> the process?

Excellent for isolated hairs and where the growth is not currently hormonally-driven.

If your levels of free testosterone are high, the hair will just come back.

Vaniqua will slow the growth for many women.

For myself, I prefer shaving and use a top of the men's range of Norelco shavers. I reckon that it's quick, effective and designed to deal with the sort of moustache/beard growth I have.

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