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Re: facial and body hair
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Re: facial and body hair

> I just started on the pill to balance out my infrequent periods, and even
> though I've only been on it two weeks I think it's actually made the hair
> problem worse.

An answer very late in the day, but the pill probably has made the problem worse. Your body has probably detected the estrogen coming from the pill and shut down your natural production of estrgen leading to more male-tyoe hair growh from high testosterone levels.

> I HAVE to get something done. I'm afraid that waxing will make it grow more.

It may well do. As may plucking or threading or using an epilating machine. It won't have that effect on very fine growth, but if the growth is hormonally driven, then it may well stimulate more growth.

> Is bleaching a good idea?

Tends to make your moustache and chin hair glow against the light

> I know my Mum has quite a hairy chin

Moustache and beard growth in women tends to be hereditary in many instances -- though my own mother certainly isn't hairy and I was shaving every day by the time I was 15.

> His sister had the usual 'moustache' problem...
And what did she do about it?

> but I just don't want to turn into a man or something. I want to be feminine...
Some of us just have to settle for being female wihtout being feminine.
No-one can challenge the fact that I'm female -- I have a large family. But I could never legitimately claim to be feminine, however much I might like to.

> my boyfriend kept telling me I was 'beautiful'
And no doubt meant it. Attractive to him. The guy who's now been my husband knew before he took me out that I had moustache growth like a guy and that I was flat as a pancake. I don't know why he found me attractive, but he did, as he still keeps telling me 30 years on. And it certainly wasn't that he hadn't had "feminine" girlfriends in the past.

For the sake of the record I've found over the years that for the sort of heavy hair growth I have shaving has been the answer that suits me best. I use a Norelco from the men's range for my face and it simply isn't a problem to me.

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