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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 10 12 01:06 pm Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 2836

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Kelly; Electrolysis is an FDA approved treatment... and probably the only one for permanent hair removal... 

Laser is also effective, albeit does not claim to be completely permanent... Periodic maintenance is required in order to maintain results. On average twice a year.
Also Laser is limited... a.k.a effective on dark hair only... blond, gray, red and peach fuzz hair will not be removed by the laser. For these, consider waxing or electrolysis.

Waxing is a very cost effective and expedient (but temporary) way of removing unwanted hair...

There are countless products that claim to remove hair... only electrolysis is permanent, but it certainly isn't the lowest priced methodology...

caveat: there are indeed medical conditions that result in growth of facial hair... might be wise to seek professional guidance if uncertain here... probably not an issue for one of your age, but I did want to alert others on the aforesaid...

Sep 10 12 02:50 pm Link

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Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

bleaching would probably be better. hair doesn't grow back thicker after being shaved or waxed, it just looks that way in the beginning because the hairs are blunt at the tips, but if you give them a week or so the ends will taper off and it'll look just like it used to.

Sep 10 12 05:37 pm Link

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T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

damn this thread is not about what i had hoped... carry on...  wink

Sep 10 12 05:43 pm Link

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Kevin Alex Photography

Posts: 105

Perth Amboy, New Jersey, US

TLBrown wrote:
damn this thread is not about what i had hoped... carry on...  wink

Ok, ^ was funny. But to answer your question, Waxing won't make the hairs come in thicker if you stop waxing. Waxing pulls the hairs from the roots which forces the follicles to regenerate new hairs. Actually coming in finer than the previous. Shaving will cut at the thicker part of the hairs to where they will continue to grow starting at the thick point cut.

These days, having hair laser treatments are much cheaper to have done and for fine facial hairs, you would need many treatments to have it all gone for good.

Hope this helped.

Sep 10 12 07:07 pm Link

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Random Shutter Clicks

Posts: 4114

PORTER CORNERS, New York, US

I'm curvy.  Sometimes I forget to shave.

Sep 10 12 07:41 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 10 12 10:09 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 10 12 10:10 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 10 12 10:12 pm Link

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Dan Brady

Posts: 610

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Sep 10 12 11:27 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 11 12 06:58 am Link

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Aaliyah I

Posts: 226

Stevenage, England, United Kingdom

If you haven't got sensitive skin then maybe facial hair removal cream ? It's not permanent but your hair will will not grow back thicker.

If the hairs are not that fine then maybe threading ?

Sep 11 12 07:58 am Link

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Heather J M

Posts: 718

London, England, United Kingdom

I hear good things about the epicare wand?

Sep 11 12 04:40 pm Link

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Makeup by Aviva Leah

Posts: 113

Brooklyn, New York, US

This probably won't work if the hairs are too short, and might do weird things to the texture of your skin, but maybe you could use eyebrow wax or a glue stick on the hairier areas.

Sep 11 12 05:00 pm Link

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Heather J M

Posts: 718

London, England, United Kingdom

Aviva Leah wrote:
This probably won't work if the hairs are too short, and might do weird things to the texture of your skin, but maybe you could use eyebrow wax or a glue stick on the hairier areas.

This is a terrible idea.

Sep 11 12 05:04 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 11 12 08:18 pm Link

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sep 11 12 08:23 pm Link

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Saedcantas

Posts: 445

Saint Saviour, Saint Saviour, United Kingdom

Peach fuzz is normal, I wouldn't worry about getting treatments etc in order to get rid of it as the chances are you will create more irritation and problems than the original fuzz!

Sep 16 12 10:18 am Link

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Makeup by Aviva Leah

Posts: 113

Brooklyn, New York, US

Heather J M wrote:

This is a terrible idea.

Thanks! lol

Sep 17 12 04:34 pm Link

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Mark Salo

Posts: 8379

Olney, Maryland, US

Random Shutter Clicks wrote:
I'm curvy.  Sometimes I forget to shave.

Do you ever travel down to DC?

Sep 17 12 04:37 pm Link

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Danielle _ M

Posts: 184

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Waxing on the sides of the face and chin area on a regular basis will not create more hair growth.
You would have to use wax that suits sensitive skin and also not to wax to close to a shoot in case you have the odd skin eruption that can happen with waxing - hair follicle is more prone to an infection = breakout

There is still some thoughts about lip waxing and whether it can cause some hair changes as lip hair can be hormone affected.

I would not use hair removal creams on a regular basis as they are not a nice chemical mix to be applying to your skin.

Things to minimize excessive hair is not to get too skinny - body produces more hair in an attempt to keep warmer.
Not to excessively sunbake - again hair is produced to protect the skin.

Sep 18 12 02:42 am Link

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Aaliyah Love

Posts: 113

Los Angeles, California, US

Dermaplane.

Oct 23 12 05:26 pm Link

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S de Varax

Posts: 7271

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

waxed or threaded off peach fuzz/fine hair would help beauty shots so much. can't tell how many times I'm sitting infront of the screen sighing.

Oct 25 12 12:34 am Link