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OK this is rather embarrasing, but desperate times..and all that...
since having a baby, ive noticed the facial hair on my upper lip is getting coarser and grows quicker.

I have always waxed (veet hair removal strips, cold wax) it does the trick, gets rid of the hair, then i pluck the last few hairs

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its getting worse, to the point where i am doing it every day, and it can look a little stubbly under the skin :eek:

its not a good look.

what can i do to control this problem, ive thought about electrolysis, but it would mean letting the damn thing grow, and i cant walk around with a tash :lol:

is there anything else out there (affordable, cos im rather broke at the minute)...
 

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why not give your local college a ring and book in their salon for some waxing or electrical epilation? the prices will be a fraction of what you'd pay in a high street salon, plus the girls will really appreciate someone to do their assessments on, which might make it free!
book in now, keep regular appts, and by the time the summer hols come around and the college breaks up, you'll only have to visit a salon every few weeks (depending on what you have done)
good luck! xx
 

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thanks for your comment..
cos ive got the baby, and not a lot of free time, i wondered if those home kit things were any good? there are a lot on the market, home electrolysis and things like that?

im generally realy good at doing my own beauty stuff...
 

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never used those home kits, but if you're a skin geek then I assume you'd know better too! I personally would avoid anything bought from boots/agros like the plague, but maybe you could buy your own wax pot & do it yourself?
 

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but I wouldnt attempt to do electrolysis on myself, it would be very very difficult!
 

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yeh u are probably right, im thinking now towards smthing more permanent like laser hair removal, ive booked in with the harley medical centre for a consultation...im scared lol
 

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have you really? well it might cost you a bit......but I guess in the mean time theres nothing to stop you waxing your own, some of the suppliers near me have some really cheap basic wax kits, or you could do what I did and (thanks to rouge xxx) buy a jpod, which is a mini version of the phd system, ideal for home or mobile use, but it's a pro product so you know you're getting quality, good luck! :)
 

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i know it will cost but im pretty desperate cos im having to wax/pluck every other day and im stubbling?

maybe im having this problem bcos im using the veet cold wax strips and they are not working properly?

u might be onto smthing when u mention the phd system - although im not quite sure i know what that is or where to find the mini version?

thnaks fo all your help by the way, i appreciate it :hug:
 

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not a problem hun, the phd system is from ellisons, which is a supplier, can I ask if your actually qualified or training in anything ? not wanting to sound rude hun, just wanting to give you some advice without you having to go to the harley medical center lol :)

by the way those veet things are a bit rubbish, and as professionals we dont really like to use over the counter products :)
 
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no im not a qualified beauty therapist, im a make up artist, so different field entirely, lol..
 

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ooooooooh sorry! well if you check out the ellisons webiste, they have lots of good little starter waxing kits, but maybe not a good idea to do it yourself! where do you live hun? there might be some geeks on here that can help you :) xx
 

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Thalgo do a really good product that you apply for a few days after waxing and it's proven to reduce re-growth by 70%. Can't think of the name but if you call them, they'll tell you where to get it and how much. xx
 

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It may just be worse at the mo because you have had a baby.
If it is now at the stage where it is getting coarse and as you are still very young i would definately consider looking at permanent hair removal.The more you wax the more distorted the follicle can become making future permanent methods less effective.
I would only go to an electrolygist that specialises,uses a blend machine and has a good few years experience.It needs to be done properly to be effective and to prevent skin damage.I wouldnt go to a college its not the thing you want practised on you.
Please dont pluck anymore. At the mo cut with very sharp scissors close to the skin.NEVER SHAVE,you will cause the downy hair to become bristly ,or use depilatory cream. Seek a permanent solution.I only have knowledge of electrolysis so cant advise on laser.
As for letting it grow for electrolysis it wouldnt need to be any longer than for waxing if anything less.
As for the cost a good electrologist can get a good few hairs out in quite a short space of time and they usually charge by 10 or 15 minutes.It is painful but again in good hands and with the up to date machines it is bearable.
 
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Hi Hun,
How old is your baby? Hormones are possibly the stongest reason for this hair growth. I would go to your GP, it maybe you are on the pill, and are not suited to that particular brand. If the problem is causing you so much distress your GP can then refer you to a professional for hair removal, They may suggest laser. Keep us up to date on your progress. Good luck, Lotsa luv x
 

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wel my sons a year old nearly, and im not on the pill, i think its due to me plucking the area..
 

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My daughter has polycistic ovaries which give a hormone imbalance, and she had hair growth on her face. The GP put her back on the pill and it cured it. Only trouble is, when she came off the pill to try for a baby it came back but now she's pregnant it's gone again! Funny old things, these hormones. lol! I've been a slave to mine for years!! Only trouble is, the menopause has now given me facial hair and I'm looking at laser treatment. They say it's like having an elastic band flicked at your face. Ouch! :)
 

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