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No. 65399

Can we talk about body hair?

Here are some questions to get the thread started

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?

>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?
>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?

Post opinions, problems, horrors stories, anything

No. 65400

OP here, I'll start
>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?

I trim everything once a week but wax or epilate once a month at least. Lately have been just trimming because I have no time to sit and wax my entire hairy ape body. I still wax my arms and face because they're the parts people see.
>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?

I HATE shaving and how hair grows back so quickly, especially after getting used to waxing and epilating. I used to love using hair removal creams but I noticed they were turning my skin darker (anyone else experienced this?)

>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?

I epilate the shit out of it with a small electric epilator. It hurts like hell but it's worth it because the hair doesn't grow back quickly, the hair follicles get weak, and it gets all the hairs so it's a clean job.

The biggest issue I have right now is back hair. Do other girls eve grow back hair? I can't find anything on it online and it's so embarrassing. My boyfriend constantly complains about his back hair and how much he hates it. I have no idea how to deal with getting rid of my back hair when we start living together lmao

No. 65401

Armpit hair I shave every 3 days. Not because it only then grows back, but because I can't shave if the hairs are too short. So I have to walk around for 2 days with a 5 o'clock shade there.

I use depilatory cream (is that the right translating for it?) for my genital area/bikini line. I get no ingrown hairs and no cuts. I also use scrub salt after it to make my skin smooth and such. Downside is that it grows back in no time.

My dream is to get laser hair-removal one day. I have read stories about people who did that and the only regret they had was that they didn't start sooner.

No. 65402

I don't shave my legs or my vag. I shave my pits whenever I notice it's getting too long and itchy/ smelly. Maybe once a week?

No. 65404

Even after getting normal sized I'm covered in lanugo like some gross little bear. Wtf do I do about it?

No. 65405

I want to get laser hair-removal too, anon! I'm saving up for it. It's too damn expensive.

No. 65406

I used to get Brazilian wax for almost 2 years until I decided I can't stand the pain anymore. So now I get laser hair removal. Underarm and legs are with IPL and vag is SHR as I'm too sensitive with pain and legs with IPL already hurt like hell. Legs and underarm are doing pretty good after the first session. Vag takes more time it seems because the treatment is a bit different.

No. 65407

I have these weird little white hairs all over my body. I'm so glad I was born blonde because if I were brunette I just KNOW that shit would be black.

I have blonde hairs on my lip but whenever I shave it I get an ingrown hair that looks like a herpe.. no thanks

No. 65423

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?
Facial hair weekly, body hair when/if I remember, armpits twice a week, vag also twice a week
>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?
Favourite: epistick, it's a little painful but faster, less messy than waxing and essentially free. The little yoke goes for about 50c on ebay.
Least favourite: Epilating, I used to get a lot of ingrowns so now I just epilate my armpits and it works well for that.
Honourable mention: Shaving with a safety razor, it's great once you get the hang of it and a LOT cheaper than buying disposables or wax cartridges.
>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?
Safety razor. Works wonders.

No. 65424

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I shave my legs once a week, my armpits every 4 days, and my bikini line once a week with an occasional trim. I lucked out with not being really hairy but I still hate bikini line shaving. I should probably do it more often than once a week but it gets so fucking itchy I just can't stand it and I don't want razor burns. I'd like to get waxed but I'm too embarrassed to allow some Vietnamese lady see my vag.

Has anyone ever tried that hard wax? You can use it without strips and it supposed to be painless. I wonder how easy it would be to use at home.

No. 65426

I remember being in middle school and my friend telling me that I should shave my arms because she did.
I regret ever doing it as I was blonde and the hair was barely noticeable. The hair really hasn't looked the same since.

No. 65427

I shave my legs every 3 or 4 days and my armpits every single day because I have extremely dark hair and it immediately shows. I also shave my arms, I don't find it unattractive on anyone else but me.

I'm seriously thinking of getting laser hair removal on my armpits, it's like 100 dlls here in my city.

No. 65429

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Don't shave my pits, legs or vag. I'm single and live in a cold country so it's not necessary. The occasions I do get rid of it, it takes a while so I use hair removal cream and after that, a razor.

I have to wax/pluck my eyebrows and moustache pretty much on the daily though - can't skip on them cause they're really black and obvious and make me look like a full blown man. Fuck my genetics.

No. 65430

thats an old wives tale, even if you shave the hair, each hair does eventually fall out, so the fresh hair has never been shaved. body hair does darken with age, so obviously your body hair would have been lighter in middle school. nothing you did made it grow in darker, its just a natural occurrence.

No. 65435

It mostly caused ingrown hairs which I still seem to get today from shaving my arms incorrectly in middle school.

No. 65442

I used to wax EVERYTHING and very often but I don't do anything now except wax my stache, shave my weird sideburn/beard, and trim my pubes.. My hair is a lot lighter and sparser from all the waxing but still pretty dark and visible, I just don't care anymore tbh.

No. 65443

I just saw this after I posted mine but I did hard wax myself at home a lot and it was fine. I wouldn't call it completely painless though, and I had it done at a salon first.

No. 65446

I shave my upper lip (I know you're supposed to pluck but I'm lazy lol) and my armpits every day, and my legs basically only when I "need" to, since I wear pants so often. I only trim my pubic hair, not shave, but I do keep it fairly short. I touch up my brows every couple days. I've never tried waxing or epilating and I sometimes use hair-removal creams but I generally prefer to just shave.

No. 65458

i shave my armpits every day, shave my vag once a week, wax my arms every 1-2 months, shave my legs, and i use this tool to get rid of my peach fuzz 'mustache' (idk what the name of it is exactly but you basically twist it back and forth and it rips the hair out) i don't have any other facial hair that is worth removing. I'm happy with everything except for shaving my legs - does anyone here have advice on epilating? i want to start epilating my legs. for reference, my legs are not super hairy, but there's a decent amount of hair below my knee and my hair grows really fast

No. 65465

where do you get back hair? lower back? i myself use a hair removal cream but try to find one that doesnt turn your skin darker? a new one? also if you live with your bf be upfront about it or dont mention it unless he does lol i told my bf i get lower back hair and he felt it and he just laughed it off and didnt care

No. 65472

On the topic, I have a problem I don't understand. I've been plucking my unibrow for over a decade, and yet if I stop for more than a few days it comes back. Meanwhile my mom hasn't plucked her eyebrows since I was a baby because she started when she was young and they no longer grow back. So why in the fucking shit does mine keep coming back then? Isn't plucking/waxing supposed to eventually damage the follicle to the point hair won't go back anymore?

No. 65477

okay but does anyone bother w/ removing ass hair?
inb4 "anon, thats what muffles your farts", I don't fart

i once passed a razor through my butt cheeks and i felt so unsettled that there was so much course hair to be removed
the grow back was pretty itchy, so I'm still wondering whats the best option for a hairless butt

No. 65481

What are your guys' thoughts on shaving arms? I know some people don't do it because it's not noticeable, but others do because it's really thick. All the women on my mom's side of the family do NOT LIKE body hair and therefore shave pretty much anything, especially arms. I shave everything EXCEPT my arms, and most of my friends do the same. Even though my arm hair is thicker and darker than theirs, I just feel no need to shave my arms. Do you guys pay attention to arm hair/notice it easily on people? Do you think it's as important to shave arm hair the way people shave their legs/arm pits?

No. 65486

I got such s good chuckle from >>I don't fart
Cheers anon

No. 65488

Thank you for this post anon I had a hearty kek

And to answer your question, I don't bother with it unless I know someone's gonna be all up in my ass (I usually epilate my ass even though it hurts, it's the best way to get all the hairs you can't see). I love the feeling of a hairless butt but I hate the itchy grow back and always worry about cutting myself with the razor.

On the same topic, does anyone else have hair on their butt cheeks? I feel so gross


I don't think it's important to shave arm hair nor do I usually notice it on people, but I do wax mine off. I have pale skin with dark hair, so when I get rid of the hair I'm left with smooth pale arms that just look and feel better to the touch.

No. 65496

I do and I feel gross. But it's good to know that I'm not the only one, no one ever seems to talk about it. I'm considering waxing it but I'm not sure if it's worth the money.

I usually bleach my arm hair in the summer time. It makes it hardly noticeable and will last for a few weeks. There's arm or body hair bleach available that's inexpensive and it takes less than 15 minutes total.

No. 65502

I get buttcheek hair too and honestly I use a hair remover because it doesn't grow back thick and it doesn't grow back for a while and feels nice and smooth! Usually you get butt hair if you have lower back hair too (like myself). Don't be so ashamed of yourself and sure it seems gross but it is pretty normal.

No. 65504


waxing is the way to go for sure. shaving will definitely lead to itchiness. i know you probably don't care about this but the less hair you have in your asscrack the more susceptible you are to getting sweaty in that area

No. 65532

but then what helps with the sweating?

No. 65561

yeah, I sometimes use nair or an eyebrow razor cuz when I try to shave my ass hair, it always gives me bumps

I'm pale as hell with dark hair + mediterranean roots, so I'm pretty hairy and it sucks

No. 65569

Same, anon. Fuck those Mediterranean genes. Aren't eyebrow razors tiny though? How long does it take you to shave your butt eith an eyebrow razor?

No. 65575

A long time, especially since I have a huge ass,i tend to just grow hair on the inner part though, near the crease to my thighs

No. 65582

can anyone recommend a good epilator? I've read a lot of reviews that state that using certain ones on body parts other than your legs can make them break or mess up. I have really coarse hair and mainly want to use it for my arm pits.

No. 65602

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Shave my mustache probably once a month, shave my armpits and pluck my eyebrows every couple of days and get a Brazilian and my legs done every 3 weeks. Getting waxed was the best beauty decision I have ever made. I'm very pale with dark thick hair so I'd shave my legs constantly (frm the horrible 5 o'clock shadow) and end up getting razor burns, don't even get me started on the horror of trying to shave my vag. Now I'm dolphin smooth with the softest legs

No. 65669

My tits are hairy. Razors and suicide are no longer options.

No. 65675


Mine are too. PCOS. Get yourself a laser hair removal treatment, it works wonders. You can hunt it on groupon, as well.

No. 65684

I'm having a nightmare with my body hair.

I have a lot of hair in a lot of places (suspected PCOS) but it's all very light blonde so laser isn't an option. I'd be fine with shaving and waxing except that my skin is so fucking sensitive and messed up..
Whenever I shave or wax my legs or anywhere else I break out all over. It's almost like cystic acne (but isn't because i've been on accutane before) and it can be very painful.

Even when I take a break from hair removal, longest I tried was 3-4 months, this shit still appears and it's only where I have hair (legs, pubic area, nipples, even my scalp).

Has anyone dealt with something like this or does anyone have advice? It's complete hell, I just want normal smooth hair-free skin like every other girl ;_;

No. 65951

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>hand hair
>finger hair
>toe hair

No. 65952

Have you thought of using an epilator or hair removal cream? I know they make sensitive skin creams too, I think it would help prevent the razor burn too.

No. 65956

Yo I just did Brazilian waxed myself and I did not entirely rip my skin out. You've got no idea how proud I am

No. 65957

Congratulations anon! Smooth vag for DAYS

No. 65958

>forehead hair

No. 65962


Are you me

No. 65963

My "boyfriend" wants to shave my pubic area, and honestly I find it romantic as fuck??
I don't grow a lot of body hair, so there's that, but when I do, it's just my underarm and sometimes my leg…

My friend and I were thinking of doing waxing, but I'm so sensitive to pain, fuck.

No. 65964

You have options anon, but please see a doctor.

1. Hormonal antiandrogen therapy -consider combined contraceptive with cyproterone in it, or just spironolactone if you can't take oestrogens. Reduces rate of terminal hair growth, reduces risk of further conversion of vellus to terminal hair.
2. Eflornithine cream - inhibits enzyme in skin needed for hair growth. Works but isn't permanent, hair grows back if you stop using it.
3. Some laser clinics have had success removing red or blonde hair with newer diode lasers. You can usually get a small area as a test patch to see if it suits you.
4. Electrolysis still possible although time-consuming
5. Acne can relapse even after a full course of therapeutic-dose isotretinoin, & painful eruptions after waxing/shaving are not always "just" folliculitis, occasionally a sign of something else e.g. hidradenitis suppurutiva that needs more than salicylic acid lotion and a loofah.

Sorry for tl;dr but I feel your pain anon, laser worked for me since I had dark hair but I was miserable until laser fried off all my unwanted hair margaret palermo style.

Good luck!

No. 66006

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Me with the additional of
>happy trail
>butt hair

I don't even have any hormonal issues. I've had various tests done since I was 11 and there's nothing wrong with me. I'm just a fucking hairy beast, I guess.

No. 66007

I don't shave my leg's due to where I live, and I usually wear pants. I have to shave my vag/armpits daily. It grows back so fast. But on the occasion I have the energy to even shave my legs, it takes a long time, and i usually have to go back over what i did. Even then, by the next day, i'll have to shave again. I have to watch out for my eyebrows a lot too, and I can get away with a couple of weeks of not doing anything

My favorite method is a FRESH razor, with some foam shaving gel. My routine is, shave my armpits, then I put on a lot of shaving cream on my vag, then shave.
I personally have never gotten a wax or had a epilator, so i can't say anything from those.

I deal with sensitive areas by going slow, and use creams for sensitive skin afterwords

No. 66008

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?
Rarely. I don't really have a system, but if i will be in a bathing suit i will trim the bush and i keep my eyebrows looking nice but otherwise i don't do anything. I have hairy underarms, legs, upper lip, you name it. My mom hates my hairy underarms lol, says it's not ladylike. I agree but my aesthetic is pretty masculine so it doesn't matter.
>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?
I just prefer to use men's razors and shaving cream.
>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?
cut it before shaving and go with the grain first, then against it. Apply body lotion or moisturizer for sensitive skin afterwards.

No. 66009

The itchiness stopped after the first couple of shaves for me. Waxing your butthole seems more uncomfortable than having an itchy butthole imo.

No. 66040

Ugh, same here. I'm Mediterranean (but with super pale skin) so I look like fucking Chewbacca if I don't shave and tweeze off everything.
It's my biggest insecurity, too… I don't wear crop tops because of my happy trail and I hate wearing anything remotely revealing like a tank top because you can see the hair on my back, shoulders, and even chest…

No. 66061

does anyone else just take a razor with water straight to all their hairy areas? i only use product when i shave my legs and even then its only regular old hair conditioner.

i can't stand the little blonde forehead hair i have so i shave them. i feel like people can see them in the sunlight or if theres a shadow casting over me when i look down that highlights them even more just like with peach fuzz. smoother makeup for me though so thats a plus.

No. 66062

Fuck, this is me.

Have you considered bleaching the hair?

No. 66063

W2c bf with hairygirl fetish so I never have to shave again

No. 66068

Hmm, not really, I might have to look into it. I'm a little scared that the bleach might damage my skin, though.

No. 66071

Same. I'm super pale too, and even when I shave, you can still see stubble because my hair is really dark. I can't even remember the last time I wore a tank top, because I'm too embarrassed.

The worst part is the facial hair though. There's too much to tweeze, too coarse and thick to bleach, and I can't let it grow out long enough to wax, so I shave it. I always have a bit of a five o'clock shadow though. Shit sucks. I hate when people stand too close or I'm outside, because I feel like it's 1000x more noticable.

No. 66073

Wow, I didn't expect to get such a helpful response, you're a wealth of knowledge anon. Thank you!

I'll look into these suggestions and see my doctor asap. It’s good to know that I’m not alone with this issue and there’s options out there, hopefully I’ll find a solution that works for me.

No. 66093

Get laser, it thins the hair out too. It's pretty good for girls with thick hair. My pubes are like thin body hairs now, feels weird man.

No. 66102

Holy fuck I feel you. I've even been asked if I'm trans 'because they can see the shadow

I'm so embarrassed, I came on make up but I know it only fixes things in very select lighting

Saving up for laser as I tried a couple sessions before but boy does it hurt on the face/with such coarse hair. Honestly considering picking up heroin as a pain killer to do it - something about face laser just wrecks my pain tolerance.

Best of luck to everyone~

No. 66104

Why is there no chemical that just destroys hair for good. Fuck.

No. 66132

It sounds corny but as someone who grew up being extremely self conscious of my body hair (I'm veryy pale and have it just about everywhere except my face), realizing that body hair isn't, like, a "mistake" on my body has helped me so much. I still do hair removal when I feel like it, but nowhere as often as I used to… I used to be obsessive and freak out even if any stubble was showing at all, now I don't care about going out with visible leg hair if I don't feel like shaving. None of my partners have ever complained either.

No. 66151

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I feel you on the facial hair. I have to shave every night, if I don't I get stubble. I'm pale and the hair is jet black and coarse so its super noticeable and it honestly limits my life so much. I worry about times when I wouldn't be able to shave like if I spend the night with someone else or if I'm in the hospital or something (lol ik stupid) just sucks knowing that three days without a razor and I'd probably have a full beard.

Been thinking about investing in a tria, I watched a ton of reviews on youtube about using it to remove facial hair (mostly by mtf trans youtubers but some by just regular women with facial hair problems) but it's such a large amount of money and I'm scared it wouldn't work.

No. 66162

Your fears definitely aren't stupid. I was in psychiatric hold at a hospital last year for 2 days and obviously wasn't allowed to shave or anything. I actually left the hospital with a really noticeable, coarse mustache and stubbly chin. It was so embarrassing.

No. 66506

I have this fear too.

Also although I don't want to speak for everyone I bought the tria and it was absolute shit didn't do a single fucking thing - gave it more and more test time praying til my refund time was gone. Fuck that piece of crapola. It's noisy as fuck too so if you don't live alone there's nothing discreet about it.

For reference I have dark hair and pale skin also which is supposed to be the prime candidate for the tria.

If you do get one, unless you plan to return it in time, buy second hand cheaper, honestly.

No. 66512

haven't shaved anything but my face since 8th grade (22 now), feels pretty good

No. 66513


I have dark hair and tan skin and I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome so I have really thick and dark hair in places like my face / chest / belly…And my hair grows so quick it's very embarassing to me. Even though I'm taking medication for it, it doesn't really help with the hair thing.
I also tried laser and hair removal treatments but they're not as effective as I thought they'd be, so I just stopped because of the money and cons I received from them (i.e. hair getting thicker because of having to use razors almost everyday).
It's not because of what others may think, it's because I feel uncomfortable af and I start going paranoid just at the thought of someone seeing something (even if they don't point it out,I know it's just there and I hate it).

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?

My face in parts like chin / sideburns almost everyday because as I said I'm just too paranoid/nervous about it. Same goes to my chest and belly. My mustache maybe like every 3/4 days. Legs every day in summer / every 2 days.

>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?

I use wax and tweezers for my face. Razors for my legs and chest / belly. I think those two methods are what works best for me because it's fast and I can get to some difficult hairs like in my chin etc. I start plucking with tweezers my facial hair while the wax melts and then I use it.
I absolutely hate those wax strips that they sell at supermarkets or similars. For me they don't work out at all, it just gets all sticky and difficult for me to remove it.
I also tried IPL for hair removal at home (a birthday's present) but you have to be consistent and 3 or 4 weeks has to pass between each session and I ended up hating having to razor my face everyday. I noticed some hair grow lighter in places like my legs / chest (it grew slower too) but nothing about my face, which it's the part that makes me more insecure…So I guess it's a 7.5 out of 10.

>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?

I razor genital area and legs, which are the parts that get worst for me. I know I should exfoliate and all because sometimes I get really bad rash but that's something that doesn't bother me at all hahaha. I just can't stand the pain of wax on those zones because I have too much hair imo.

No. 66515

I feel legitimately unclean when I have body hair, especially on my face and neck. It seems like I get more acne on my face when I haven't plucked it out or shaved. I don't like letting myself go in terms of body hair because it's so uncomfortable to have, and my skin picking/head scratching gets worse lol

People who are mostly hairless or have really thin light hairs are blessed

No. 68403

I've got an embarrassing one

I get hair on my big toes and sometimes a couple strays on my feet

They're black and I'm pale

Shaving them is useless and my bf is into feet so I hide this as much as possible

Any other farmers find success with another hair removal method? Not sure if wax would work and plucking can make them get spotty and red

No. 68405

Why is shaving them useless? That's what I do, It's a tiny area, so it's no big deal to maintain.

No. 68418

I stopped shaving seven years ago and I second this.

No. 68430

I only shave everything occasionally. Everything's blonde and not noticeable, especially as I don't go about with bare legs anyway. pubes are a bit thicker and darker of course but I'm not into the smooth look or stubblr, and my skins a massive baby about it so I just trim every month or so. one problem I do have is with chin haiirs.I'm absolutely addicted to plucking them out and get quite stressed if I cant find tweezers :( this makes my chin pretty prone to being spotty and scabby but I can't help it.

No. 68447

Anon this is super super common among women, I just shave it in the shower when I shave my legs.

No. 68464

any tips for a brazilian/bikini wax?

No. 68490

Sugar wax hurts a lot less.

No. 69070


Because I can never shave it close enough and I have dark stubble on pale skin

Is it really so common

No. 69095

Eh, I stopped shaving like a year ago. Started spraying Sun-In into the top of my bush so I have a cool ombre going on now. I'm a lesbian so I guess it's more acceptable for me to have body hair, but I didn't really have a lot of leg hair to begin with. I've only shaved/epilated when I was going to something where my appearance really mattered (like a job interview)

No. 69114

I have a compulsive need to touch up my bikini line every time I shower, even though I'm single. I only shave my legs when the hair starts to get caught on my pant legs. I Never touch the armpits

No. 69118

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?
Shave mustache, feet, armpits, stomach, near jawline, and legs daily. Pluck eyebrows daily. (That is honestly how often I need to, it grows fast on me.)
I used to shave under my chin, but the hairs were growing back so fast that it I always had stubble. Recently I started plucking them.
I would like to get rid of the mustache by plucking, but I think the pain would be unbearable. I leave other body hair as-is.

>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?

I only pluck and shave. Plucking gets better results but it hurts. Even my eyebrows will still hurt, and I've been plucking them for years.
>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?
Ignore it, no one will see it but me lol. But really, shaving almost anywhere on my body leaves painful red bumps. Even my legs in the summer get that way.

No. 151058

sorry to necro an ancient thread but has anyone ever had laser hair removal on their jawline?

I get a few pretty dark, wiry chin hairs (gross) and since I'm pale and fair skinned it's pretty embarrassing. at the moment I just pluck them but sometimes the hairs snap awkwardly when I pluck or I end up with ingrown hairs. sometimes they are at a weird stubbly point where they're too short to pluck but I can still feel them.

I want to look into having them permanently removed but I'd have to grow them out first and I don't want my boyfriend or anyone to notice them

anyone dealt with something like this?

No. 151062

you dont have to let them grow if you laser them off. you'll have to not wax or plug them roughly a month in advance but you can shave them in the mean time. you'll have to shave them a day prior to the procedure also. if you have high contrats between your skin tone and hair colour it'll work like a charm! good luck anon, i hope this helps

No. 151063

I have chin hairs and back when I was living with my ex I'd happily pluck them while he did his own thing next to me. Wanting to get rid of the hair is fair enough but I wouldn't feel too much shame or dread around your partner noticing them.

My attitude towards it is any guy getting close enough to see my pubes… can handle knowing about my few chin hairs too

No. 151080

i shave under my chin and my moustache and i've been terrified i have PCOS. it grows back like stubble, but i swear it didn't used to. i only started shaving originally because i got memed into it by the online makeup community. regret it so much. got those mediterranean genes that make my body just love to sprout hair everywhere but my actual scalp.

No. 151136

Haha I share the same Mediterranean struggles here. I’m pretty pale but my hair is very dark, even worse it’s very long, especially on my legs. I swear I look hairier than a man when I haven’t shaved for a few weeks. The hair on my arms doesn’t bother me as much so I never felt the need to shave it. I’ve got hair above my lip, on my lower back, the back of my neck, my stomach, and my armpit hair grows very quickly. And if that wasn’t good enough I’ve got hair on my fingers, that in particular makes me feel really self conscious and gross. About once a week I shake most of my body hair off but honestly it’s so much work and I’m lazy lmao, I haven’t tried waxing yet because it scares me a little and I haven’t tried plucking. Most of the time I try to ignore how fucking hairy I am.

No. 151141


I got my facial hair lasered twice, above my lip twice and once on the sideburns. It def stung but it was tolerable, it also didn't get rid of the hair completely but it def became much softer and lighter to the point where it doesn't bother me anymore. Overall would recommend if you an extra hundred dollars

No. 151149

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?
During summer usually once a week, I used to alternate epilator and razors, depending on the level of my laziness.

>What's your favorite and least favorite method?

I am lazy so hate shaving, but razor is fastest so I end up using it more often. I never use wax except for removing small hair on lips.

>Do you have a routine?

I usually shave legs more often in summer, less often in winter. I rarely shave vag, usually once or twice a year when I have my routine gyno check (I just trim the vag anyway).

>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?

Never waxed or used epilator on armpit or vag, I don't want to endure the pain.

The latest new thing I'm trying is IPL. To be honest I am not seeing big improvements, it's supposed to make the hair more thin and prevent regrowth by burning the bulb, but honestly I see hair keep growing on my legs, maybe a tiny bit less on armpits and I've already had 3 sessions so far (I've had one session every two weeks so far).
Any positive experience or tips with this method?

No. 151180


Thanks for your help anons!

No. 151234

why are my pubes falling off?

Every time I wipe down there, pubes stick out of the toilet paper

No. 159326

Would it be weird if I epilate my legs in my bedroom and then vacuum it up because I can't shave in the shower so that seems like the second best option but it sounds kind of weird to me?

No. 159330

It's not weird, as long as you vacuum after it's just hair, like cutting your bangs.

No. 159332

Back when I epilated I'd to it on my bedroom floor and then sweep up. As long as you clean up it doesn't matter

No. 159351

Gotta say this thread is helping me feel like less of a freak. My parents treated any kind of hair present on my person like it made me the smelliest most disgusting thing and would wonder why in my teens I’d break down and freak out about my facial hair.

That said has anyone had any success with at home ipl/laser stuff? I know there are a lot of reviews out there but I don’t really trust them (people getting paid and all that). I have pcos so I’m used to having to shave constantly but does pcos make treatment less effective? Or should it be fine (I have pale skin and coarse black hair)? Really interested in the experience of other anons.

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My attitude towards body hair has relaxed alot with age. Sitting here with a couple months worth of leg hair currently. The one place where I usually still keep on top of hair removal is my chin but since I wear a mask to work now it covers that area perfectly and I just havent done shit to remove hair in months. Taking a weird pleasure in being able to say fuck it.

I think a whole lot of those IPL machine reviews are BS too or people write the review after one session so it gives you no idea of long term results. Even with professional laser my relatives (italian aunts with facial hair) had to go back every couple years to top it up more. They weren't told that in the beginning.

Have you tried one of those threading sticks for facial hair? Feels way less tedious than plucking and more bearable than waxing ime

No. 159357

Ayrt, that looks interesting, I’ll definitely have to take a look. Threading was one of my favored methods of hair removal, so I’m super curious.

Wish I could afford ipl, even just on my face would improve my quality of life exponentially (one day).

No. 159370

I am quite a hairy girl. Although I have light hair, skin and eyes (West Euro descent), I grow very long, darker hair on my legs and arms, as well as between my eyebrows, above my lips, etc. I am lucky, because it gives me very full hair which grows at an incredible rate. I used to feel very insecure, and I was bullied for it in the past as well, but luckily I do not care any longer. I only shave when I feel like it, and often, I don't. I frequently have hair under my armpits (but not very long, because I don't like how it feels) and especially pubic hair. I will never understand wanting to get rid of your body's natural protection of one of the most sensitive parts of the body. I am really happy that I finally feel this way. I still shave my arms and legs, but I don't feel insecure if I don't. I don't feel insecure about pubic hair, especially not if it is visible slightly from the sides if I wear swimming gear. It is literally just hair and it is much cleaner than shaving. I really hope I can inspire some girls who are similar to me and maybe very insecure. Body hair is great and natural appearance too. I would say my appreciation for nudism and natural beauty has really really helped.

just for any girl, PLEASE don't shave your vagina. the hair is super important and it is especially more dangerous during sex. honestly, if a guy doesn't want me for my body hair, he can leave. I seriously don't get why I would shave for some random, childish man. it is very true that real men don't care about those things. sorry for sperg lol

No. 159371

because the body hair bothers him* may be a better wording lol

No. 159381

kinda late but you could also just stand on a towel - after you're done, fold it, and unfold it over the trash bin.

No. 159393

I stopped shaving my vag and it honestly thanked me lol. I would have this irritation usually and it wasn't quite enough for me to rush to a doc but it was like that irritation you get at the beginning of a yeast infection. Except it never became anything. On top of that I had UTIs and cystitis… that shit just went away when I grew my hair out.

I've always had a personal preference for being hairy because TMI but when I'm masturbating I don't like that smooth bare skin feel, I like that furry feel. I like seeing a bush on other women too. But for years I still felt all this pressure to be hairless because in my mind I thought it was more hygienic. Wash daily and you're good either way. If anything my bush preventing UTIs has me feeling cleaner.

No. 159402

How do you shave and not get stubble? No matter what I do if I move my hand from like the bottom to the top (idk how to translate this to English sorry) I have that annoying prickly cactus feeling, even when I use new razors, and not cheap ones

No. 159517

When you shave go in both directions, use plenty of shaving cream. Go from up down and then down up, I also go sideways on my neck and it’s helped reduce prickles like 90%.

Just see what works for you if you haven’t tried changing up your shaving direction.

And you know, maintain your razors (rinse them and dry them with a towel or cloth). Make sure you’re keeping your skin taunt. Use shaving cream.

No. 159538

Be forewarned that shaving against the grain may make you more susceptible to ingrown hairs. That happened to me so much to the point I just trimmed periodically instead of fully removing. Stubble will still exist no matter what after a few days so waxing may be best for you

No. 159539

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I was growing like a full beard for no reason (doctors kept saying my androgens were higher than normal but not extreme) and it made me fucking miserable for years. I’m wondering if constant plucking made it worse.

Anyway, I had 20 electrolysis sessions. They were painful as hell and it cost me like 2k but good God it feels amazing to have smooth soft skin like any other woman. Fuck.

No. 159738

Got my eyebrows threaded for the first time today
>took 2 minutes
>barely hurt
>same price as waxing
>looks super nice and neat

I'm officially a convert

No. 159894

I have pcos and I'm debating getting this done. I'm already very masculine, and I've cried several times because of it because I feel as if I was truly born the wrong gender for how mannish I look some days. I have hair EVERYWHERE and Im debating just getting a loan to pay for treatments.
I want to feel like I'm not an imposter for calling myself a woman for once in my life.

No. 160042

is electrolysis the same as getting your hair lasered? does it hurt or burn?

No. 160044

Eyebrow threading is a godsend. Don't have to fuck with wax and anticipating when the bitch is gonna rip your eyebrows off. Doesn't take as long and considerably cheaper. Have you looked into microblading? I want to get my eyebrows threaded but I don't trust half the beauty technicians in my city considering how filthy they keep their shops, was thinking qbout getting them bladed so I don't have to go around with a tech as often.

No. 160074

Does anyone here shave their tits weekly? I have super fine, blonde hairs that grow there. They’re not visible unless you’re looking very closely, but it makes me so insecure have fuzzies near my nipples that I shave them once a week. Is this abnormal?

No. 160078

I have a handful of dark hairs on each, they don't bother me so I leave em be

No. 160079

I can’t leave mine, my bf thinks it’s gross when women have hair there

No. 160080

I mean I have leg hair too, I just don't consult bfs on it and none have ever brought it up. I don't know whether I've been lucky in that sense or whether they can tell I'd never budge on that issue anyway.

No. 160082


Are you the OP? How does your boyfriend even notice fine blonde hairs on your boobs anyway, is he inspecting you through a magnifying glass?

I have some very dark hairs growing around my areola but I just leave them. My boyfriend has never said anything about them and even if he did, I'd tell him to fuck off

No. 160085

What a pathetic reason to shave, and your nipples out of all hairgrowing places, my god. I hope you either learn to stand up for yourself or tell him to shave his balls and arsehole.

No. 160087

HOLD UP i deleted my previsious reply because I didn't realise we were talking boob hair, for fucks sake love yourself. The dumbest fucking reason to shave an area you really shouldn't be shaving constantly/at all. You're fucking a clown, sis.

No. 160092

The only area I shave regularly is my armpits, just because it amplifies the bad smell if I get sweaty during the day with no options to clean myself. Unfortunately between my mother's creepily hairless side of family and my dad's mediterrean/gypsy looks, I inherited the hairy genetics, so I have strong arm/leg/belly/ass hair.
I used to be really worried about my arms, and even wore long-sleeved shirts in the summer, but the older I got the less I care. I kind of hate having stronger ass hairs, but it's a fucking torture to regrow, and I'm not gonna epilate or wax it since no one ever sees me naked or spreads my cheeks anyway. Somehow my face isn't hairy, which I guess is a blessing considering everything else.

No. 166069

I'm considering getting laser hair removal on some parts, and everywhere it says that a high contrast, eg pale skin and dark hair, gets the best effect. I'm pale and my hair grows blonde, but when it breaks (shave it, mishap with tweezers) looks black. Does anybody know whether that's good enough of a difference, or if it only matters in the hairs untouched state (thus, I should give up?)

No. 166072

Before you go in for laser they ask you to shave, so the follicle is exposed. Either way, I'd call your laser place for consult (they're usually free iirc.)

No. 166336

I don't shave a single part of my body besides the hair around my nipples. They're just too long and dark. Anyone else?

No. 166359

does anyone shave their belly? the hair is quite fine and you can only see it close up but i’d die if my boyfriend saw it.

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No. 166362

why r u lmaooing at me anon????

No. 166363

i WISH i hadnt done this because now it grows back thicker but yes i do

No. 166370

>How often do you remove (shave/wax/epilate) your body hair?
i got lucky cuz my mom does accounting for a laser treatment place so i dont have to pay and i go whenever i feel like it
>What's your favorite and least favorite method? Do you have a routine?
i never got into the habit of regularly removing my body hair i legit do it handful of times a year whether its laser of waxing, im usually hairy all year long and i wear pants in the summer, if there is a special event then i'll go to a wax place its super cheap where i'm from and shaving irritates my armpits
>How do you deal with hair on sensitive areas?
i thread my mustache and eyebrows

funny story i got paired with this kid in 9th grade and we were both sitting next to each other with our arms crossed and he kept looking at my arm then back at his i think my arms were as hairy as his and it confused him

No. 166383

I've shaved my abdomen a few times and I regret it, try to wax it if you can handle it because like the other anon said, it'll grow thicker

No. 166384

I think men know that when it comes to that fine hair we have it lots of places. It's usually only darker hairs that they get childish about.

No. 166401

I stopped shaving quite a few years ago now. Though I trim the hair on my labia a bit (but leave the bush.) I wouldn't trim at all but my bf keeps his facial hair the way I like it with this one small compromise. I feel pretty comfortable about my body hair these days, it is what it is.

No. 171309

Anons, you know how people say epilating makes your hair grow back thinner and more sparse? Does it hold true to you, and if so, how often did you have to do it to have any noticable change?

No. 171317

I regularly epilated my legs for years (maybe 5) and I can't say that there was any massive difference in the long run. Like I still have full leg hair today.

No. 171327

my mom used to epilate and her leg hair is basically invisible and takes forever to grow back, but i've known some people who've done it and their hair growth/thickness stayed the same. it depends

No. 171340

Nta but back when my mom was still alive I remember her leaving her body hair alone and yet she had barely any on her legs (dark haired and half italian so?) I wish I'd asked her at the time but I think in your 40s onwards the hair does get sparse by itself just as part of aging?

Anyone know?

No. 171341

It grew more sparse but I got a lot of ingrowns. The only hairs that remained were the thick straggly ones.
Now I use IPL and it's a lot better.

No. 171360

I’ve seen this in older people (especially men) who used to wear tight socks all the time. Maybe she frequently wore tight knee-highs?

No. 171361

I googled it afterwards and it is a thing
> Since our estrogen levels drop as we reach middle to later age, body hair growth corresponds by becoming sparser and thinner, too. In fact, most people will see a significant slow down in the production of leg and arm hair

No. 171375


Yes it hurts (I have a high pain tolerance so I could handle it but not gonna lie to you) it feels like exactly what it is — every follicle getting an audible electric zap.

It works though. Like went from sparse aiden like beard to baby smooth. Also my electro lady genuinely believes cutting jr shorter (not shaving off just trimming it) made it grow back thicker and impeded progress, ffs.

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No. 177996

it's called empiricism anon don't be dumb

i do shave my belly since i was a teen and it did grew larger and darker… now i just bleach it bc who cares but i do hate it… epilating makes me breakout there so i avoid it and plucking gave me ingrowns…

need like a stronger bleach 'cuz turns back to normal in less that a week damn

No. 178017

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Has any anon ever tried these or should I still with the derma blades

No. 178036

I don't know why it never crossed my mind to just bleach annoying body hair. Holy shit anon you might have just changed my life

No. 178167

google it, observation/own experience…

No. 182167

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I bought some cheap razors and shaved my legs for the first time since late 2020 and the rest of my body for the first time in what feels like over a year. I don’t usually shave because there’s no need to but it felt surprisingly soo good. I normally hate shaving my underarms and wax instead to avoid bumps, but I’m glad I did. It’s nice to do it every once in a while.

No. 182245

Anybody else have to pluck the hairs off your big toes?

No. 182263

I shave them when I shave my legs

No. 182293

Me. I hate it. All my fingers are hairier than I would like,

No. 182318

I've been looking into buying an epilator but am reading now (for the first time) that epilating doesn't leave the skin as smooth as shaving afterwards. Never epilated, so I wanted to ask if any anons can confirm or deny this?

No. 182326

I generally don't shave but once every few months I'll be passing by the disposable razors and I'll pick up a pack of the cheapest ones and spend a good while in the shower that night defuzzing 6 months worth of growth. Usually get through multiple razors in the process.

I like it as a 'once in a while' thing but I'd never return to doing it with any regularity again. It's like a special occasion for me rather than a repetitive chore. I refuse to spend big time or big money on hair removal. I was obsessive about it when I was younger and I got real sick of that.

No. 182347

I'm guessing that's because the razor scrapes dead skincells off while you're shaving and the epilator doesn't, but you can solve that simply by scrubbing/exfoliating.

No. 182386

Has anyone got a good recommendation for trimmers to use down below? I don't mind a bush, I just want it a little neater.

No. 182512

does anyone else have hair that extends from the nape of their neck down their back? I recently noticed just how much dark hair I have in this area and now I'm worried about wearing my hair up or wearing tops with a wider neckline. why did I have to be cursed with so much hair? enough is enough!

No. 182513

I shave them off, it's quicker. I also have some other strands of hair on the top part of my foot but I let those ones chill. they're thin and light

I've only heard bad things about these tbh

I'm about to buy a big tub of bleach and do my arms this weekend

No. 182617

If anyone's got advice for dealing with body hair and keratosis pilaris I'm all fuckin' ears. I used to bleach my arm hair and the bleach would briefly get rid of the KP there.

No. 182708

Poorfag here, has anyone ever used one of the laser epilators from Aliexpress? The prices look really good and a few products have good reviews as well.

No. 182827

I use hair removal cream on my pubes even though I know you're not really supposed to. I hate the smell of it so I'd like to learn how to get a close shave down there without getting ingrowns. The first and only time I used a razor down there I used jojoba oil in place of shaving cream and ended up with horrifying razor burn and ingrowns. if I exfoliate and just use shaving cream instead will I be able to avoid this next time?

No. 182844

I haven't bought shaving cream in years, I just use a loofah and lather wherever I'm shaving with my body wash and it works. I do get the odd ingrown but I literally don't care, no one's ever been like eww.

No. 182911

I don't think I can shave without some kind of proper barrier for my skin though because the razor burn last time was so painful

No. 182973

I haven't shaved in years and don't plan to again (i like how my body hair looks and it would be wayy too much work), but lately I've been wondering if it's even possible to date scrotes in our modern day without shaving everything off. I think the most I would be willing to do would be trim the pubic area. I'm thinking that the only way to ensure the dude knows what he's getting into would be to have visible pits lol. Dudes get to run around with all their body hair intact without a second thought meanwhile us women have to painstakingly revert ourselves to our pre-pubertal state or else scrotes lose their lunch.

No. 182975

None of the ones ive dated have cared, so you're in the clear. Keeping your body hair drives away the low-tier men. Do you really want to spend your relationships shaving just to satisfy an ungrateful male? Get a man who likes your body hair as much as you do.

No. 182976

The body wash is a barrier I just lather up a lot but I also think razor burn happens when the razor is blunt or your shave too fast. Also hold the skin tight.

No. 182987

My boyfriend doesn't care. Not shaving for a large chunk of the year has been my routine during the last 4ish years of our relationship. I only shave during the summer months because swimming is my favorite form of cardio and seeing other people's dead skin and hair floating around in a public pool makes me gag.

I honestly don't think he's ever brought it up, either. It's not difficult to find someone who's wise enough to not make rude comments about what you choose to do with your body so long as you keep your standards high.

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for farmers who've bleached their body hair, what bleach do you use? I've always gone with picrel for my arms and it does the job but I wondered if there were any better ones out there? or just wondered about anons experiences with bleaching body hair in general

nta but this is a really good way of looking at it. if a guy is so turned off by body hair he's probably not all that anyway. I'm gonna keep this mind from now on

No. 184124

This is so ass-backwards. All women I know are only comfortable enough to be hairy in front of their boyfriends and spouses, they all shave only for the people in the street.

No. 184125

Yeah men put on a big front but in the privacy of their homes they're certainly not turning away sex because they see some hair.

In the same way that we're often hairy all winter at home and then preened in time for summer outings… men are happily fucking their fuzzy gfs and then in the presence of their bros they're pretending that hair is so nasty on women and they could never lol

No. 184495

For the anons who use epilators: which ones do you have, how much did it cost you and how often do you use it? Would it be ok to use one not just for my legs but also the bikini line and armpits?

No. 184526

>big toes
Yep. Places I have had hair:
>unibrows, eyebrow hair halfway up my forehead
>'stache and beard area
>happy trail
>super sprawling pube area all over upper thighs
>hair on back of thighs that keeps growing sideways and getting ingrown
>perma-ingrowns on armpits plus shaving irritation makes skintags that I have to snip off
>tons of random hair (top of foot, shoulder, buttcheek, hobbit toes, upper arm) appearing in one offs
>hair growing ON MY NOSE. not nose hairs. ON my fucking nose, 2 hairs. got them removed ASAP
>tons of butthole/crack hair, knees, upper thighs

I see an electrolysist regularly. It's $80 an hour and the best money I ever spent. Very slow and time consuming though, but I don't find it that painful.
I spent $400 on an at home laser and it did jack shit.
they dont have to be all that long, just long enough for the electrolysist to nab with tweezers. so, long enough for you to tweeze. shave friday, see your bf sat, and see the clinic thursday.

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I use this braun silk-epil 7. i've had it for 6 years now and it still works fine. It was $160 when i got it.

i use it every two weeks or so, sometimes the hair grows back so unevenly that i just switch to shaving for a bit but my hair does grow back extremely sparsely compared to before i started doing it.

You can definitely use it on your armpits, it's probably one of my favorite places to epilate since it's so fast. i've used it on my bikini line and it works but the lower you go the more it fucking hurts so i just use wax strips for those areas.

No. 184642

I saw an anon recommend Bliss Bump Attendant Pads for ingrown hairs, but before I spend anything, aren't these essentially the same product?
They both have witch hazel and are used for skin irritation, but one is $10 for 60 pads, and the other is $22 for 25 pads. In theory, the Thayers product would work just as well, right? I'm always getting ingrown hairs and red, painful bumps in general after shaving, even though I exfoliate regularly and moisturize.

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I have some type of model Philips Satinperfect wet & dry but it's no longer for sale, I think I've had it for 4 or 5 years now. I think I got it for about 60 or 80 euro but that was at a discount. This particular one came with a precision epilator for the bikini line though I honestly just use the normal big one for everything including bikini & armpits, it's quicker and easier.

I use it about once every week to 10 days (most people say their hair stays away for two weeks but I don't find that to be the case for me unfortunately). I must say the one thing I detest about epilators is that they make a fuckton of noise, mine makes the noise of a chainsaw. I didn't realize this when I first bought my epilator, they're not discrete if you live with other people!

I recommend getting one that works both wet and dry, using it under the shower is nice because it's less painful when the skin is warmed up and relaxed from the warm water. Look for an epilator with a high amount of tweezers, that makes the process easier and quicker.

No. 184693

>always forget to shave/don't really give a shit about it
>do it whenever I remember and have a razor nearby but walk around with slightly hairy legs and armpits most of the time
>spring comes around, weather gets warmer
>time for bare legs and tank tops!
>only after someone comments on it do I realize everyone else has smooth legs while mine have hair
>instantly feel like people are staring

I have no one but myself to blame. I guess I just never made a habit out of shaving and I don't really notice body hair on other people, so I hardly ever remember to shave before wearing something showing my legs until I'm already outside.
I don't mind it that much except I've had multiple people come up to me assuming I was making some kind of deliberate statement, and I don't want to give off an impression like that when it was really just carelessness.

No. 184705

If you don't want to shave you shouldn't, but if you want to make a habit out of it you could set up a notification on your phone for around the time you normally shower to help you remember?

No. 184710

Oh that's a great idea, thanks! I don't really have a specific time for showering either, it can range from morning to late at night, but I've been wanting to set a regular time to give my life more structure anyway. The alarm can function as a reminder for both!

No. 184756

You don't have to shave just because other people have a problem with you having body hair. It's not their place to comment on that.

No. 186270

I haven't kept my pubes consistently for the majority of the time I've had them. Ever since I was like 13 I've hated how coarse and itchy the hair down there is, so I've been removing. The problem is I hate removing it and dealing with ingrowns, plus I'm really not a fan of the porn star look. This might sound retarded but is there some way to make the hair less coarse and scratchy? (And no I don't shave, I always remove it from the roots)

No. 198006

I only just noticed I have dark hair on my back and buttcheeks as well. And I have some on my stomach too. Is it typical for women to have dark hair in most places? Do they typically shave it all or just their legs/arms/armpits? I have dark hair on most of my face as well.. I don't think it's pcos because the hair is not as thick as like my lower leg hair but still I notice I have it in most places

No. 198010

It’s not common, usually even dark haired women have light hair on those parts, but maybe it’s just your genetics

No. 198014

Trim it? I trim mine as short as possible, it's very comfortable and imo looks better than full bare. If you want to let them grow, you can try putting conditioner on them so it's softer and less itchy. Obviously be careful and don't put in your vulva or any other place

No. 198029

I want to rebuke the other anon and say it's common around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. If you don't have PCOS, that's just how your body hair is, and the rest is up to you. I'm sure you could learn to love it if you wanted.

No. 198031

yes it is

No. 198037

My mother is a natural redhead but her underarm and leg hair by her calves is almost black. She's Scottish since I know another anon mentioned it being common among the Med/MidEast, just want northern ladies to know it's normal also. I've seen it on others as well.

No. 198200

I'm Caucasian but like I said the hair isn't that thick and long but I definitely do have a bunch of dark hair all over my body, but most of them are a lot shorter and thinner than for example my lower leg hair. Nothing really stands out to me so much that I think it could be pcos.. I have a mustache as well but that's not very noticeable either unless you're pretty close. I'm just not sure if I'm supposed to shave my whole body or if it's okay to let it go. My parents only allow me to shower for 10 minutes and I just can't fit in shaving everything in that time tbh

No. 198228

>Have auburn hair as a kid
>Fades to brown over time
>Pubic hair remains auburn and is the only evidence I ever had red hair
Genetics are weird man

No. 198372

nonnies how bad is it that i hate shaving my vag? i feel like every other female does so and i'm the only one who's a gross hairy beast and any man will be repulsed on sight

No. 198445

It's not bad anon and your definitely not the only one.

No. 198448

Nah I hate it too and barely do it besides the occasional trim. My skin is just too sensitive and it’s not worth the ordeal, the hair is there for a reason. I feel like a lot of girls hide behind the “it’s just MY preference” to shave thing because they know it’s expected of them and a beauty standard.

No. 198467

Hello, you're me. Is your body hair blonde too? I'm pretty grateful I just don't have to think about it since you can barely see it

No. 198468

99.99% percent of all people to ever exist were conceived in a full bush. Its not like pussy eating is a new invention either.
I find it helpful to reframe pubes as a part of the anatomy of the vulva, like the eyelashes are part of the eye.

No. 198526

Yeah the bush is a natural part of the vulva. Women look so weird and bald without one.
Also anon remember Napoleon, fragrant hairy pussy made him drool and if that was good enough for him it should be good enough for any other guy.

No. 198537

Not that you should shave for men, but plenty of men love pubes. Any man who insists on you having a smooth crotch is a weirdo. Pubes are great. They keep you warm, you can run your fingers through them,and remember we're apes, we're SUPPOSED to be hairy.

No. 198545

do people notice nose hairs? its never been on my radar but i recently noticed i have a few that sometimes stick out just a fraction of a bit if i blow my nose hard and don't push them back in. i totally never noticed before, is that normal? i feel so dense lol.

No. 198546

It’s not bad anon! I am the opposite and like to shave mine, it’s a preference and what you like, you shouldn’t choose whether you do or don’t shave based on the opinion a man or anyone else!!

No. 198557

Nah, people don't notice them. And yes that's normal. You can cut them if you feel more comfortable doing it but it's not a big deal and nose hair are super important akshually

No. 198559

They’re not really noticeable but you can trim them if they bother you. DO NOT pluck them! They can get infected or ingrown and you’ll wish you hadn’t been born.

No. 198587

I hate having to deal with pubic hair but I grow so much fucking hair that I always go between going full jungle and completely bald.

No. 198671

So I used my epilator instead of shaving for the first time in ages and for some reason it fucking burned by skin around my bikini line and armpits. Shortly after epilating the skin turned red and burned in the shower, this morning I woke up with bright red and scabbed scratches/lines, wtf? I've never had this happen before, what did I do wrong to cause this?

No. 198685

I usually grow mine out for a few weeks before re-shaving, so I spend more time being hairy than being smooth. Regular shaving (for me at least) leads to all sorts of irritation. Not just skin bumps or ingrowns but a general irritation down there around my urethra and opening, I can get away with say a monthly shave and feel no ill effects but I can't do it often and still keep a happy downstairs.

Partners have been fine with that. Ime I don't even think they intiated sex any more frequently on my rare shaved days.

No. 200934

So I straight up have a beard (fuzzy black hair), I don't want to remove it because of the stubble. What can I do to make it less obvious?

No. 212762

When my pubes start growing out, the hair feels stiff and it's painful. Shaving is torture with the itchiness and I can't trim cause it's too close to the skin. What else can I do to stop the pain from the hairs?

No. 261711

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I wish I could grow out my facial hair without everyone thinking it was gender related. I’m off work for a couple months so I’ve been letting it grow wild to give my skin a break from shaving and it looks kind of cool. My beard needs to be shaved because it’s a patchy teenage boy neckbeard but I have really nice mutton chops and I wish I could keep them. I braided my hair the other day and I felt like a dwarven queen lol.

Maybe I'll get lucky and it'll be trendy in ten years. My thick eyebrows were gross in middle school but now they're hot.

No. 261718

This happens to me whenever I trim, it's because the softer hair is shaved away so the thick coarse part remains with a sharp edge. Kind of like freshly cut nails. Just letting it grow makes it become softer for me.

No. 261764

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You're cool nona. This makes me think of the period in Iran where beauty standards for women were such that unibrows and mustaches were popular. I wish there was no "standard" and we could all just do whatever the hell we wanted without being judged. I'd love to see more dwarven-inspired looks for women.

No. 262518

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I never really got into shaving properly. I would do the "as told by Ginger" ankle shaving thing, to make it seem like I did shave, but I never wanted to shave much more than that due to the hassle and because I'm a clumsy noob. I don't know if shaving really does make hair grow back thicker, because most of my leghair is a light blonde and then my ankles have dark coarser hair, even though I haven't shaved them in years. I did shave my armpits after being bullied for not doing so in primary school, I even got into a fight over it with a boy and attacked him. I stopped shaving my armpits a couple years ago and I leave the happy trail. I honestly wish I was hairier, because I like the look of it being thick, instead of wispy and with bald spots. I don't think I smell, I just shower or take a bath everyday and wash my armpits throughout the day at the sink if it's a very warm day.

No. 262525

anon are you the ginger poster from the /ot/ movie night thread

No. 262532

No. 262559

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Shaving doesn't make your hair grow back thicker, it appears thicker because of the blunt edge of the hair that is shaved vs the tapered edge of the hair that is grown naturally.

No. 262562

but I swear the hair on my ankles is darker and thicker than the rest of my legs, it wasn't always like this and I haven't shaved in years. It just seems really random

No. 262642

I did the whole ankle shave thing thismorning, just about shaved the 3/4 inches that will show and no more than that. I'm even reaching the point where I resent that small task.

Might just stop buying anything less than full length trousers from now on. Leg my legs be hairy in peace.

No. 262644

nona it's like this for me too, even when i don't shave for a while the hair around my ankles or in general at the bottom part of my leg is way thicker, darker and more visible than the rest of my leg. no clue why that is

No. 262645

> Leg my legs
Samefag, what a typo lol

No. 262652

It wasn't always like this bc you were younger and less developed, not because you started shaving. All humans have thicker hair around ankles, at least all humans I've seen.

No. 262654

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I haven't seen many other women with unshaved legs so I have no clue about these things

No. 262684

Have any nonnies successfully got rid of ingrown hairs? I have a bunch on the backs of my legs that are really stubborn. I seem to get them every time I shave. I've tried exfoliating/moisturising regularly, always using a fresh razor, only shaving downwards, letting the hair grow out etc. Seriously contemplating laser even though I don't have the £££ cause my legs look gross :( I'm 34 now and just want to be hot for a few more years before I get old (I know that's vain but I don't care lol)(:()

No. 262728

Gonna esthetician sperg for a sec but nonnie please don’t bother with laser! It’s only a means of hair reduction rather than complete removal which it’s always advertised as, and a lot of people who offer it do not care about managing client expectations. It’s not worth it. Looking into professional sugar waxing may be a good option that offers really fantastic results for a fraction of the cost of laser. What is your pre and post care? Exfoliating too vigorously with a harsh exfoliant immediately before or shaving in the morning then tossing on tight fitting pants for the rest of your day are a huge culprit of this kind of thing.

No. 262730

And as for getting rid of the ingrowns, really low percentage salicylic acid post shave is fantastic for keeping them away and also for treating them without thrashing your skin. For deep ones I use PRID drawing salve, put a dab on before bed, toss a bandaid over it, and call it a night. Tend Skin Solution is also a good alternative to salicylic acid for prevention and treatment

No. 262758

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careful scrolling

No. 262760

I'm so fucking hairy I haven't shaved my vag or my legs in 2 years also bump

No. 262772

It’s ok to be hairy…just say to yourself, I am a kawaii tarantula ♥

No. 262788

>>262730 bless you nonnie this is really helpful. I usually exfoliate right before shaving so probably should stop that. I usually shave before bed and use a cerave body lotion after. I've also tried to stop wearing leggings/skinnies so much since I've heard that makes it worse. I'll see if I can find somewhere to do sugar waxing near me and try the salicylic in the meantime. Thank you!

No. 262807

>Could it be that different parts of my body have changed as I got older?
>No! It must be unexplainable magical razors…

No. 262828

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I know women with facial hair catcha lot of flack for embracing their hair but I would say go for it anon, it takes a lot of guts to rock your facial hair (and I say this as a woman with hirsutism) but there is nothing more badass than a woman who is apologetically herself. and honestly, you can't even wear gender neutral or traditionally masc clothes these days without something thinking it's gender related unfortunately, people will think what they'll think, but don't let their narrowmindedness hold you back. have you ever heard of Harnaam Kaur? she's such a huge inspiration for loving your facial hair and sticking two fingers up to bullshit beauty standards. I love the dwarf woman and magestic braided muttonchops.

No. 262829

It's kinda difficult to immediately think of the latter, when women not shaving their legs when they are out is quite rare. I don't exactly have anyone around me to compare myself to.

No. 262832

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nona it's a common misconception people have, you'd be shocked how many adults still believe shaving can have an effect on your overall hair growth. give her a break.

which types of exfoliation have you tried? I always found most types to be less than ideal. I bought a salux cloth last year, the super hard kind. I keep it in the shower and give my chest, back and legs a good scrub with it, I get less ingrowns now. I also recommend using a lotion or moisturiser with an AHA, or as >>262730 said, a BHA like salycilic acid in it, it's a chemical exfoliant and helps to slough away the dead topmost layer of skin. don't use it the day you've shaved though, it'll sting. also it's fine to be a little vain, but please don't think you'll suddenly stop being hot or attractive just cause you're over 35 or whatever, don't buy into that bullshit!

No. 262899

>>262832 I'm not rly a skincare nerd but I've got one of those shower puff things which I usually use with some shower gel. Idk if that's good or could actually be causing more problems. I've also used a few different body scrubs with little bits in. I might try using a chemical exfoliant like you've suggested. I've never heard of salux cloth before but I'll give that a try too.

And thank you! I know I'm not going to turn into an old hag overnight but I definitely have to make more of an effort than I used to. I'm starting to look like my mum which is freaking me out kek.

No. 269689

I prefer hard wax. Sugar can be sticky if you fuck it up and hard wax in my exp hurts less. Go for a lavender hard wax if you can so it helps soothe a little as you go. Pull the skin taunt with one hand. Pull with the other solid and consistent just like a regular strip and if it stings put your hand down as counter pressure for 30 secs.

No. 269722

Hard wax. Been doing my lower body and pits periodically for like, a year now. Never going back.

No. 269735

(homemade) sugar wax suuuucks unless you don't mind experimenting a lot until you get it right

No. 269924

It should be thick and not dripping off the stick if it’s thin and drippy it’s way too hot. If it’s stingy and messy it’s too cold. Test strip it with a dot in a less sensitive area like back of hand before putting it somewhere more sensitive.

No. 270124

How much hair around the areolas is actually normal? I'm really not even that hairy except there's like ~30 of these dark thick hairs per nipple. At least like two new ones sprout every year or sth.

No sage because this is obviously very important

No. 270156

I know you said no strips but sugar wax with cotton strips is so cheap and easy to make and it hurts way less than wax. Hardly hurts to rip it off as it only pulls on the hair and not the skin.

No. 270160

No idea, but I only have 3 dark hairs on one nipple and 1 on the other, and I have pretty thick leg and arm hair.

No. 270168

If you have male pattern hair growth on your face or excessive hair all over, get checked by a doctor. Otherwise the amount you have is probably the normal amount.

No. 270169

I would say that sounds like quite a few hairs around your nipples, enough that I'd want to see a doctor. Thyroid and hormone issues can cause excess hair growth and can cause larger issues too, more importantly. Like are you lethargic often, or can't gain/lose weight? No harm in getting yourself checked out. For what it's worth, I have a normal amount of body hair and have a few hairs occasionally crop up around my areolas, but never as many as you describe. Of course all our bodies differ but I'd want to see a doctor just to be sure in your case.

No. 270200

Is it possible to make your eyebrow grow out a certain way? They grow in towards my eyes and are really arched but I like to make them straight with makeup so they look a mile apart without makeup, I’ve been using supergrow oil on them but is this futile?

No. 270207

You can't make a hair grow where there is no follicle and you can't change the direction of a follicle either. Oils can encourage stronger hair growth when used properly, but nothing will turn vellus hairs into eyebrow hairs. If you want to shape them without wearing makeup try using a bit of wax or gel on a spoolie to lay them down.

No. 270243

I’ve been using hard wax beads with a wax warmer since Covid started and I like it for my underarms, but it’s difficult to do my legs. Most wax warmers that you buy for home use are pretty small (mine only fits about a cup and a half of wax beads). It just doesn’t hold enough wax to do both my legs in one session. Personally I don’t like the idea of sugaring because it seems so annoying to make and store the paste, but that’s up to personal preference. If you decide to go with waxing at home, I recommend getting a somewhat larger than you think you need wax warmer, especially because you do sometimes need to go over the same area twice. I definitely regret buying such a small one. It takes a bit to get used to the process, but it’s definitely better than shaving.

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i got fucking bored one day and decided to exfoliate my arm hairs and now my arms are uglier than ever

>scrubbed too hard now its red and has small scabs on my arms

>looks like an ugly rash
>patchy arm hair

i shouldve left it alone

No. 270649

I don’t shave anymore. After years of being a homeless crusty, I don’t see the point in going back. My Nigel doesn’t care, but I don’t think I’d shave again even if he did.

I quit shaving my pits in high school before I gave up shaving entirely though. Probably because I thought I was super feminist and punk rock. Now, I just don’t care.

No. 270692

>Lightly exfoliate 12 hours before waxing
>They make ingrown hair serum if you’re worried about it.
>Lavender and azul oil to soothe inflammation.
>if you’re waxing your your lady bits no sex for 24 hours.
>you can take Advil but I’ve never had too.

No. 270712

that looks like dog shit you stepped in, not trying to be mean. hope you feel nice n smooth nonnie, smooth legs are nice, get yourself some silk sheets and body lotion and mmm
i honestly do not shave a thing, i am literally just a creature having an experience and i don't have time for it. if i wasn't painfully based i'd probably call myself 'nonbinary' but i just don't care about changing myself for others so i am just an untamed and happy woman.

No. 270715

Get better wax, anon.

No. 270745

I recommend watching some videos where you can learn a better technique. This video has a full leg waxing, watch how the technician sort of swirls the bottom of the patch to create a “handle” with which she pulls the wax off. It’s difficult to get right at first. I can’t tell if your wax is actually low quality or it’s simply that your technique is off. It definitely takes some practice, but be sure to watch some videos so you can learn the fundamentals. Good luck anon!

No. 270751

Idk maybe you just suck bc I make perfect sugar wax every time and I just eyeball it and its not messy and hardly hurts compared to regular wax.

No. 270780

i think you're supposed to wax when the hair is shorter than this or else it causes you extra pain. i'm not positive but i think that's the case.

No. 270781

making it is messy tho

No. 277901

I started taking green tea extract pills and after 2 weeks, I noticed my PCOS chin hair stopped growing. Outside of losing some weight, taking those pills are the only thing I've been doing differently.

No. 277905

>small pot, stir once in a while

easiest shit, less messy than heating up regular wax or using wax strips that shit is impossible to get off surfaces

No. 277913

Weight loss can improve hirsutism and is generally advised because of this in people with it so I would bet that has played a significant role in improving your symptoms.
If these pills are costly I would consider trialing them and then stopping them and see if you continue to lose weight/lose hair so that you can gauge whether they are worth the money.

No. 277945

I feel like a fake because the only reason I am ok with not shaving my legs is because my hair is very light and fine.

No. 277985

For context: I don't shave and never have. I have probably average amount of body hair, but some of it is very light. Armpit and pube hair is dark though.

I recently noticed that my pubic hair has "spread" to my inner thighs, not much but I didn't use to have any noticeable hair there before. Can't think of any explanation, no change in medication or diet in the past year. I'm in my twenties so well past puberty. I feel a bit uneasy but I'm telling myself that this is just shitty porn culture talking and I don't need to remove those hairs. (like i'd bother to remove them anyway t. lazy ass) Also ngl I unironically find hairy women sexy so might as well apply that thought to myself as well.

No. 277992

>I recently noticed that my pubic hair has "spread" to my inner thighs
This happened to me years ago but I was a gendertard and taking testosterone att. When I came back off hormones most of my other 'new hair' actually went very thin and faded out again except for that area. That stayed put. Is your period out of whack or anything like that?

No. 277998

yeah I probably should've mentioned that I haven't actually had my periods in like 5 years, except once like two months ago. I've been to a gynecologist, no explanation found and everything looks normal. I got told it might be psychosomatic fuck my life and my stupid trauma so I just went "welp can't help it then" and did nothing about it.

But as I said I got a random period a couple months back so might be related to that.

No. 278051

I'm doing electrolysis on my underarms and keep getting massive cysts and ingrowns. I took literally a tablespoon of pus out of an underarm cyst yesterday.

No. 278532

late but i doubt there is anything psychosomatic about that. Stress doesn't cause you to grow new hair. Seems like it is connected to the random period and if i were you i'd get a secon opinion. My friend was told her crazy pains are psychosomatic for months, gynecologist didn't find anything but the second she went to the hospital they found cysts all over her insides and they're gonna have to remove part of her colon with her ovaries and womb now. I just hate that everytime the problem isn't easy they tell you it's psychosomatic and bye.

No. 278572

i have a big recurring ingrown hair in my pubes that occasionally swells up with pus and gets very painful, i drain it when it gets swollen but i cant seem to do anything about it, the hair doesnt come to the surface at all so its just a little lump under the skin

No. 278698

sorry if this isn't allowed but being a woc and taking after my dad and not my mom, my mom freaked out quite soon after i hit puberty and made me get full body waxes (as well as epilators and soon after laser) at age 12-13 until i was 17. i feel like im somewhat traumatized by them and only stick to shaving now (im in my 20s). i want to get back into waxing from time to time but the idea makes me anxious lmao. also what are some tips for at home facial hair removal? (like unibrow and mustache)

No. 278749

That does sound traumatic! I only shave so I can't help you with waxing, but if you have some money to spare and your skintone allows it (WOC is not an helpful descriptor here), buy some at-home IPL. It's not painful at all and your hair truly gets weaker (no ingrowns) and you can start shaving every 3 to 4 weeks after a few months of treatment, which makes shaving the superior alternative.

For facial hair, the only thing that works for me is waxing my mustache (I just wax with cold wax, it's not fun but it's mercifully short as I only do one strip on each side and finish by plucking the stray hairs, it lasts less than a minute). I pluck my eyebrows, for me everything else is just overkill, less precise and more painful. I always start by brushing my eyebrows up and down and trimming excess length. This helps me avoid overplucking a lot when I pluck everything outside my desired shape. Before I got the hang of it, I would draw the shape I wanted with a sharp brush and some bright red lipstick. If you worry about overplucking your unibrow, I would definitely experiment with trimming or even shaving the middle, so you can experiment with how much to take out without risking too much.

No. 278935

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Would anyone know what to use to remove really stubborn, fast growing underarm hair? Shaving doesn't seem to work as it still leaves me with hairs a few mm long even with really expensive razors.

No. 278936

i have not shaved my vag in nearly two years now. had a few lousy ( barely ) trims every maybe 6 months if i remember just so i can see it again under all that bush but have not shaved or waxed it in that time. never had it waxed in fact
have not removed any leg hair in a year and my arm hair remains intact since birth. everything on me is at least 2cm long

No. 278937

hair removal cream, waxing or epilating, all remove the hair underneath the skin so it shouldn't leave anything behind. The cream is the pain free option but doesn't last as long as waxing or epilating.

No. 278975

I get a few under chin/ neck hairs that bug me. I tweeze (more often) and one a week I dermaplane my face entirely. How do nonnas handle their under chin hairs?
Also, Ive been tested hormonally, but nothing has indicated its more than genetics. Am white with middle eastern and Italian grandparents, so it makes sense i suppose

No. 279036

I just let mine grow but back in the day. I used wax. Last for two weeks after a while. Starts to thin out the hair so it grows back not as thick with consistency. Hurts like shit the first time though anon.

No. 279158

The only thing that helps me there personally is tweezing. i dunno why. Sometimes i sugar but it doesnt seem to get all the hair.

No. 279932

I want to shave my asshole because I just don’t like having a hairy ass crack, I don’t like wiping my butt and pulling on the hairs

No. 296918

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>be asian
>hairy as fuck
>even during childhood refused to wear anything that revealed my skin due to being so hairy as early as age 6
>so hairy i have hair on literal neck where adams apple would be like some fucking goat
>constantly get comments about it from family friends, classmates, teachers… you name it
>even boys were less hairy than me and continued to be well into highschool post puberty which they loved to point out
>so hairy girls/people in general at school started conspiring and speculating if i was a tranny
>literally get asked if i have a hormone problem
>no, just hairy as fuck
>never seen anyone as hairy as me in my life, maybe just one girl with nose hair where blackheads would be but the rest of her body was a lot tamer than mine
but thankfully that doesnt extend to my face though that means i have asian sparse/thin brows so thanks for that, and ive never had a mustache either but i legitimately have gorilla arms knuckles stomach etc. and its as thick as the hair on my head thankfully the same texture which is soft and also grows to the speed of lightning so body hair removal is completely useless and too time consuming.
what makes me sad is that i never got to enjoy myself and i cant because im a literal ape and im not even ape shaped i have a scarily gaunt body without even being an anachan so i look diseased and monstrous, beastly even. and im asian so im supposed to not have any body hair. even asian moids are more conventionally feminine than i am in this sense.
my only solution is to bleach my body hair so it looks invisible except in the sun. im also too poor for laser and such procedures.
at least i have long thick eyelashes…

No. 296924

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I recommend getting one of these electric shavers. Shaving with razors constantly is too damn expensive, but since I started using one of these it's been great. It shaves everything down enough to where it's hardly as noticeable and you can just plug it into the wall to charge. Very difficult to nick yourself on it too. If I really want a smooth shave, I usually do this and then go back over with a regular razor for a cleaner shave.

No. 296932

nona don't say that i'm sure you look gorgeous

No. 296939

I love you, nona. I'm hairy as fuck too. Let's embrace it.

No. 296942

I shaved my ass once and for some reason the only side effect was that my farts got louder. You can NOT have quiet farts if you remove hair from your pooty hole

No. 297494


This is what I'm doing tonight before a hot date tomorrow and I love the feeling of de-hairing after letting it grow, it is SO much smoother a finish than sad red ingrown stubbles from overdoing it.

No. 339269

Nonnies I am in desperate need of help. About 2 years ago I started developing really course and dark hair on my chin that spreads to my neck. It started out manageable. Only a few hairs here and there that I would easily just pluck. But overtime it’s so many hairs that it would be an insane amount of time to just sit there and pluck them. The hair is too course for Nair and for some reason I’ve had horrible luck with facial waxing strips. I’ve resorted to just straight up shaving my face like a god damn moid and I just feel defeated. The stubble is the first thing that I zero in on when I’m looking in the mirror and it’s making me just hate myself. I’m suspecting that it’s just hormonal facial hair or something but I’m wondering if going on birth control would do anything about it? Do you nonas have any other suggestions? Is electrolysis going to be my only real option?

No. 339281

Since it might indicate hormonal imbalance I think it's worth consulting your doctor.

No. 339283

How old are you? hormonal imbalances can cause more hair to grow in places like the chin, my mom suffers from thyroid disease so she developed a thick stubble too. I second this >>339281 anon, check your levels first

No. 339298

I’m 27.
Yeah it does seem like a good idea to go get checked out by a doc I’m almost certain it’s a hormonal thing. I asked my mom and sisters if they’ve had dark course facial hair and they couldn’t relate to the rate in which I was dealing with it but they summed it up as us just being hairy Mediterraneans lol.

No. 339344

I used to have this autistic fixation on having to trim my pubes every 6 days (sometimes 7 depending on when I had the time for it) because the sensation of feeling the hairs combined with having them poke through my underwear was driving me crazy. I got really busy with work a few months ago, so couldn't do the usual trimming, and I managed to completely let go of the whole sensory problem when I had to deal with it for more than a few days. I only trim near my labia these days, and even then that's around every 3 weeks or so.
I accidentally trimmed the hairs on my mons pubis too short when I was still getting used to them being longer and the sight of really short pubic hair legitimately disgusted me. Having a bush up there is the default in my eyes now, I doubt I could go back to obsessively taking clippers to it every week. I really love my pubes; I'm relatively thin and having really short body hair makes me feel like a child, so having a bush near the areas that don't cause me any discomfort has worked wonders for my self-image.

No. 339379

Me too nona.. I have light skin + dark hair so man body hair sucks. It's not AS bad as it could be I guess but just enough to be annoying, but for some reason only between my boobs is long like legit moid-style body hair, I hate it so much. Anyone else have this?

No. 339654

I keep going back and forth on whether to remove my upper lip hair, anyone else have this problem? I used to be super self-conscious about it, thought it was very noticeable, then I got older and realized it was only noticeable up close in certain lights and everyone has a little facial hair, it’s normal, etc. The hair is so fine that it’s difficult to wax so I feel like I should just leave it alone, but it still bothers me somehow kek.

No. 339659

if it bothers you, you should get one of those little electric hair trimmers made for facial hair. i got one at target for like $15 and that’s what i use to trim/shape my eyebrows and get rid of lip hair. i have dark hair and super light skin so i like to get rid of my lil mustache. it takes two seconds with those trimmers and i’ve been doing it that way for years and will never do it any other way

No. 339681

I wore shorts in public without shaving my legs for the first time since I was 10. I'm really proud of myself because that's kind of a big deal where I'm from but also it was SO much more comfortable than having shaved legs. No itchy stubble, no microscopic nicks stinging from sweat, just soft hairs and soft skin. I'm never touching a razor or trimmer ever again.

No. 339701

Good for you nonna! Join the club.

No. 349744

Is there a way to shave your pubes consistently without getting razor bump? Also how do you get rid of strawberry legs? Are you not supposed to shave your upper lip? Is shaving against the grain bad?

Nonnas I grew up with a mom who didn’t teach me shit, now I’m an adult and other women look at me funny when I say I do stuff like this but won’t tell me what to do instead

No. 349746

The one question I can help you with is re pube shaving. If you really must do it, wait 2-3 days min between shaves, and use something that’s meant for it like Coochy brand shave creams. They smell really good and work for pits, legs and privates. I love the cake scented one for when I feel like shaving my legs, and use the Coochy+ for ultra sensitive skin for my pubes when I do shave (not often). They also make a post shave spray to prevent bumps and soothe the skin, I find it works well. There are lots of products tho to prevent or soothe razor burn. Also make sure you are using good fresh and clean razors to shave the private area, going slow and holding the skin taut (can be hard with puffier outer labia but you have to if you don’t wanna hurt yourself). I keep one razor for my legs and pits and a separate one for my pubic area. Never keep them in the shower and always wipe the blades clean and dry the blades before storing after a shave. Lotion is always your friend because the more hydrated your skin is, the easier it is to shave. The strawberry legs thing is a mystery to me kek sorry pal. If I knew how to get rid of them I’d tell ya.

No. 349748

Shave with the grain, then again at an angle to it if you want a closer shave. I highly recommend leaving a patch of hair in the middle as that area is easily irritated. If you want to shave your upper lip, look into dermaplaning.

I don't think it's normal for mother's to teach their daughters how to shave their pubes or anything necessarily… my mum never wanted me to shave at all, which I appreciate since it's a pretty unfair beauty standard (that I stick to nonetheless). You just learn by trial and error.

No. 349779

For strawberry legs you need laser hair removal no other way around it. I had them too and after a year of laser treatments they were gone. But you need to be persistent and do it every two months even if it seems it's not working at first.

No. 349783

cont. Don't shave your upper lip and never use a razor for your face. It will make your hair grow back more hoarse and darker. Also, the shaving creates micro cuts on the thin facial skin which will cause acne or infections. For the face area, I use cold waxing strips and eventually, I will get electrolysis to remove the hair permanently. Hot wax can cause burns.
For pubic hair and any other place below the face, I recommend laser hair removal as I said earlier, or getting waxed by a professional. Shaving will always cause razor bumps and painful ingrowns.

No. 349803

If you shave, let the razor do the work. Glide it over, dont push it into your skin.

No. 349822

>strawberry legs
make sure your razor is always sharp, use good shaving cream or more moisturizing/creamy type of soap to minimize irritation from shaving.

To get rid of the bumps you need a moisturizing lotion with an exfoliating agent. CeraVe SA Lotion is good and affordable.

No. 349824

I can't second what you wrote enough nonny. As someone who had a few ingrown hair cases on the groin area (the regrowth was from an electric epilator thankfully), and from bad pre teen advice from school mates which made me shave my forearms once (and I've been self conscious about that mistake ever since), I don't mess with razors in untypical places.

No. 349825


Thanks nonnas, I literally never learned to shave, I learned everything from watching men shave beards, so this is good shit

Also, does sugaring work the same as waxing? I tried waxing but it gave me a really bad allergic reaction, so I’ve avoided it for a while. Not sure if sugaring is better or worse

No. 349839

>hair grow back more coarse and darker
People still believe this myth?

I only shave my pits. Leave my legs alone, trim pubes, and I just pluck my upper lip and two random chin hairs when I notice them.

No. 349880

Im my experience sugaring is far superior. I make it myself and use cloth strips. Easy to get rid of any mess, its dissolves in water unlike wax thats a bitch to get off, and it doesnt stick to the skin so its less painful to pull off. You also pull in the same direction as the hairgrowth, so a much less chance of getting ingrowns.

shaving doesnt make the hair darker or thicker kek all men would be shaving their bald heads if that was the case.

No. 351268

My girlfriend has PCOS and is really, really insecure about her body & facial hair but doesn't have the money to get professional hair removal or buy an at-home epilator or laser device. Her birthday's soon and I want to get her something to help with this, would I better off buying her an at-home device (If any nonnies have recommendations? I've read good reviews of the Diamond IPL but I can't tell if they're all paid or not) or booking a few sessions at an actual clinic? My budget is ideally between £100-£150 GBP, but I'm happy to spend more for her. If anyone has any advice I'd be very thankful!

No. 351269

Samefag, *would I be

No. 353240

I tried making my own sugaring sugar for the first time and it worked!! I haven’t removed my leg etc hair in a while but I have a trip coming up I have to wear a swimsuit in so I decided to try this method. My leg hair is too fine for epilating so this might work better, it’s also faster.

My ex had PCOS too and we bought one of those at home laser devices. It did work but you have to be careful with it, it’s easy to get a burn. Visiting a professional would be safer and lead to better results, but with some practise the at home laser will work too. Skin tone and hair texture also affects the results, it doesn’t work for really fine blond hairs iirc.

No. 353256

i'm proud of my happy trail and i love how soft my arm hair feels, i just bleach it (once in a blue moon) if i don't want to see the hair, thankfully the texture stays the same. i only removed the hair from my arms once and i found that i prefer the natural state of my arms. now i've shaved my legs after years and years of not having done so for the first time this year and i regret it so bad because of all the nicks and it obviously isn't growing as soft as it was due to the blunt shaved ends… i don't shave my armpits anymore but sometimes i get bored in the shower although very rarely, or when i feel like it for an outfit.

No. 353267

I have the at-home laser and it does work. However, keep in mind that no laser will remove 100% of your hair, and that you will have to be very thorough with it if you want results. Also, all types of laser removal have to be maintained.

No. 353290

nonas that shave your pubic area, what do you put on it afterwards? or if you get razor bumps? i always used aloe Vera I was just wondering if any of you use anything else?

No. 353303

Coochie Plus after shave spray. Literally never fails me. I use it for my legs too. Coochy Plus Intimate Shaving Complete Kit - FRAGRANCE FREE & After Shave Protection Soothing Moisturizer Mist – Antioxidant Formula Prevents Razor Burns, Itchiness & Ingrown Hairs https://a.co/d/ijgfcxs

No. 353315

Panthenol foam. The one I remember my mom using on my face when I got sunburned as a kid. Aloe vera can take a hike, panthenol is far more superior.

No. 353425

If I do some grooming/epilating on the groin area, or even for other areas that I would/could shave or epilate, I simply use coconut oil as aftercare. Coconut oil is generally my go to for everything (hair masks, make up removal, rehydrating dried or irritated skin, minor sunburns aftercare, etc.). You can buy a 300g to a 1kg jar and it'll last you pretty long too.

No. 388689

I’m taking a new medication to help with hair thinning (unknown cause) that has a side effect of increased body hair. I’m still in the early stages but I can tell I’m getting a tiny bit of hair now above my knees and above my belly button, and pretty long & soft colorless peach fuzz on the part of my jaw under my ears. I feel like it looks so cool. I’ve never had much body hair (even my dad is almost as hairless as a naked mole rat) and for some reason I’m really excited about the new growth. I really love it, it’s so pretty so far. Sometimes I just sit and pet it kek

No. 388694

Aging and my birth control has changed my facial hair to be neckbeard growth and I fucking hate it. I can't do laser anymore due to meds. I found this manual epilator off Amazon but I swear it's just made the hair grow in darker. I used to use cream on my upper lip as a preteen but I found that it doesn't do much for this kind of hair. Any suggestions? I feel like a freak

No. 388862

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How do I stop feeling like no man will ever like me because of my body hair? I'm West Asian and have thick arm hair and leg hair to the point where shaving is frustrating and futile because it takes multiple hours and will grow back within a week anyways. I don't want to spend $10,000+ on laser hair removal or get rid of it at this point, because it's naturally my body and if it weren't for insane beauty standards within the past 100 years I'd personally be okay with how it looks.

Unfortunately this makes my natural body incredibly repulsive to 99% of porngroomed modern moids and assures that my autistic ass will already even more remain a virgin and unloved forever.

picrel it's not this much but similar texture.

please help i want to fucking kill myself

No. 388873

I know this is not the answer you want but as a woman that likes women that's so hot kek I'm sorry

No. 388878

I miss my bush. I waxed and plucked so much out, it’s a wasteland of ingrown and wispy hairs. Why did I ever start shaving?

No. 388879

I know for a fact you’re tired of hearing “it’s a great litmus test and any good moid wont care” but I’m someone who’s been around the block and can assure you it couldn’t be more true. The hottest and most put together men I have been with, looks and life wise, couldn’t give an f. The only 2 times I’ve had men point out my hair, the perpetrators actually had real hygiene issues and they were just people I saw cuz I was bored and now I’m ashamed to say I ever dated them. So again, it’s a GREAT litmus test to see who’s a loser and who can hang.

No. 388910

Here's the thing, I'm bi and I find it hot on women too, but it makes me depressed that half of the people I'm sexually attracted to would be revolted if they saw me naked. I guess I'm an involuntary febfem which is alright by me considering how shit most moids are, but it still fucks with my self esteem a lot.
thank you anon. I'd love to believe this is true but I find it pretty hard to believe as my legs are legitimately hairier than most men's.
It just sucks having to live life on hard mode just because of how I was born. I hope it gets better tbh. but seriously thank you for the kind words, i'll just have to keep remembering this whenever I feel like dooming too much.

No. 388936

This 1000 percent. I'm pretty sure it's because the handsome and successful men are probably out living their lives not looking at porn and airbrushed women all day. And also they are secure in themselves and not nitpicky (as they know it's their role to impress women, women are not there to impress them). Even my very handsome (and mostly hairless) ex who was a virgin loved that I had a full bush, underarm hair, visibly hairy legs (didn't fetishize it, just thought it made me look womanly). Only pathetic men who have been brainwashed by porn think hair is gross on a woman and women should be completely smooth. Needless to say, nobody should be having sex with those men and they should be left to die alone. The more of an ugly insecure loser a man is the more nitpicky he is about a woman's body

No. 390294

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Why not use electric clippers and stop at that?

No. 390299

This nona is right. Introverted ugly loser moids just sit at home all day wanking to porn and dreaming up scenarios, living selfishly with zero reality checks. As a result they become way more pornbrained, nasty, selfish, entitled and deluded than attractive normie men who are out living their lives and interacting with people irl who keep them grounded. Normie men and Chads are usually way less picky too because like I said they haven’t grown up solely on porn nor expect real women to look like poreless hairless silicone sex dolls. The worst mistake of my life was thinking that an introverted nerdy unattractive moid would be a better person than the outgoing handsome friendly guy I knew irl. I found out for myself how wrong I was.

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