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7 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Facial Hair ...

By Lyndsie

It's just a fact of life that girls can get facial hair too. It might be a little stubble on the chin, dark hair over your upper lip, or thick peach fuzz along your jaw or cheeks. It happens – it's embarrassing, but it happens. You don't have to deal with it, though; there are a number of ways you can eliminate the problem – and you don't have to rely on electrolysis or laser hair removal, either. Here, in fact, are 7 ways to get rid of unwanted facial hair.

1 Plucking

If you have just a few pesky hairs, then plucking will generally do the trick. It hurts, as plucking always does, but it's quick, easy, and free – minus the cost of the tweezers, of course, but I generally assume that everyone has a pair someone in their house. Anyway, this method is ideal for random hairs on or under your chin.

2 Waxing

Lots of women get facial waxes, especially on their upper lip. This can last longer than plucking, and although I haven't ever had my upper lip wax, I have to imagine that it may sting worse than getting your eyebrows done. Still, you can also wax at home, so it might be worth it for the long term results, especially if you can keep the issue to yourself.


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3 Shaving

Women?? Shaving their faces?! Well, yeah, it happens. It's quick and relatively cheap as well, it doesn't hurt, and you can do it right in the shower. I know a lot of women shudder to even think of this, but with guys manscaping and getting their eyebrows (and other areas) waxed and all, there's really nothing wrong with a girl getting rid of her pesky facial hair with a razor.

4 Depilatory Cream

Although this is a method, it comes with a caveat. I rarely would ever recommend depilatory creams, for faces or for legs, although there are formulas for both areas. They just haven't ever worked for me, not the way they claim to work. I'll end up with burnt-feeling hair and an awful smell all over the bathroom. Seriously, whether it's Nair or Neet, that stuff stinks!

5 Bleaching

If you don't actually want to remove the hair, bleaching works quite well too. Like say, the hair won't be gone. However, it will be a lot lighter, typically becoming a very soft, very blond shade, like peach fuzz. A lot of women also bleach their arm hair, for that matter.

6 Sugaring

Sugaring is a very natural way to go. Basically, it's a little like waxing, but you can do it with items you probably have in your home. You make a paste out of sugar and water, then apply it to the problem area. After letting the paste dry … you yank it off, hairs and all. Probably painful, yes, but there are no chemicals used, so that's a plus!

7 Threading

I'll be honest, I don't know a lot about threading. I know it can be used for eyebrows, of course, and that it can be used on your hairline as well. I am not sure if you can use it on other types of facial hair, though, like on your chin or upper lip, but eyebrow hair still counts as facial hair!

I am really interested in natural, homemade methods for hair removal. Unfortunately, the sugaring was all I could find. Does anyone else know about any other natural techniques?

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