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Hairy faces and social distancing

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Alison333 Mon 06-Apr-20 11:33:17

Social distancing does have some upsides - I usually feel that I must remove chin hairs and what can only be described as my moustache. Keeping 2 metres apart means that nobody can see my beard growing - hurrah!

HillyN Tue 07-Apr-20 11:41:27

I have to say I think my chin is balder than usual- thanks to having plenty of time to sit and pluck the hairs out of it! I bought an eyebrow trimmer just before the crisis so I like to think overall at the moment I look OK. I hope my DH appreciates it- normally I make sure my face is smooth so I can kiss the GCs without stabbing them!

Annaram1 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:43:30

Every morning I look critically at my face in a mirror near the window, and if I spot a hair on my chin or lips I just pluck it. Takes no time at all.
On holiday in Vietnam a few years ago I went for a walk in Ho Chi Minh city and a young girl approached me and said "Facial hairs Madam? My mother can fix that for you." I followed her a few yards into her mothers pavement salon, There the mother gave me a threading session and removed all the hairs in a few minutes using 2 cotton threads. Wonderful! But now if I go on holiday I take care to always pack my tweezers to save embarrassment.

Vlsnoozy49 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:55:21

Flawless 19.99 in the supermarkets .My Best Buy ever, worked for my daughters granddaughter and me age range14 -70 .
Stay safe everyone. By the way this is my first post

SueDonim Tue 07-Apr-20 12:25:34

Goodness, Gagajo! shock Doesn’t it smell a bit of singed hair when you do that?

BlueSky Tue 07-Apr-20 12:28:37

Low maintenance lady here no need for salons! I've always and only plucked my own eyebrows, stray moustache and chin's hairs. No need to shave legs as I only have a few hairs which again I pluck, shave armpits and tidy up bikini line. Colour my own hair too, might go for trim twice a year. Do my own manicure. That's all! grin

GagaJo Tue 07-Apr-20 12:52:24

Frankly, SueDonim, it stinks. BUT it's very effective. If I do the whole works on a Friday night, the redness from the top lip is gone by Monday for work.

Daughter uses the lighter for her top lip as well. But I can't manage that. The angle you need to get to avoid singed eyebrows is beyond my skillset. But I can do my chin/cheeks.

Currently, I look like a yeti. No shame.

Peardrop50 Tue 07-Apr-20 13:32:14

When we started 'keeping safe at home' my grey roots were about half an inch long and my hair shoulder length. I chopped the bulk away with the kitchen scissors, then took Mr P's hair clippers, set them at number four and shaved my head all over. Now after a couple of weeks I am very happy with my short, grey hair and lovely pure white streak in the fringe. Eyebrows now match hair colour and Mr P says my skin looks younger. As for facial hair, well it matches too!

Nanniejude Tue 07-Apr-20 13:37:24

Shave, paint your toe nails and put your makeup on every day! Good enough for Joanna lumley 😃

AlfiesGM Tue 07-Apr-20 13:41:08

I was just thinking the same, paddyanne

Sadgrandma Tue 07-Apr-20 14:37:32

I have a Very Eternity Facial hair remover bought from Amazon only about £15 and does a good job

Tweedle24 Tue 07-Apr-20 14:43:43

My sister and I had threading while in Egypt. People were raving about it. Neither of us is very facially hairy, which might account for the pain and discomfort. Never again!

SueDonim Tue 07-Apr-20 15:05:15

You’re very brave, Gagajo! grin I was thinking about when my cats have gone too close to the fire. It does indeed stink!

I don’t have a lighter - maybe matches would work. Or maybe I’ll just stick to tweezers. smile

Thecatshatontgemat Tue 07-Apr-20 16:00:50

Don't go to hairdressers regularly. Only once every two years to have about half of it hacked off, if l can be bothered to go, so it's flowing long at the moment.
And no, l don't care, never have. And l always keep it clean and shiny.
Just the roots showing every three weeks, so that's all l have to contend with. Luckily, l have a stash of hair dye from some time ago.
Happy days!

Fennel Tue 07-Apr-20 17:01:46

Reminds me of a thread on here a few weeks ago about woolly mammoths grin.
I'm still plucking my facial hairs with tweezers.
And cutting my fringe with my best scissors.

growstuff Tue 07-Apr-20 18:20:03

I didn't realise how hirsute some women are! shock

I have a hair which grows out of my chin, which I pull out every couple of days, but I've never felt compelled to pay anybody to do anything to my eyebrows, face or legs. I must just be lucky.

growstuff Tue 07-Apr-20 18:21:15

A pair of proper hairdressing scissors was my only panic buy before lockdown.

DillytheGardener Tue 07-Apr-20 18:26:17

I’m enjoying everyone’s hairy chin stories. I’ve kept on top of them, but I have been attempting to grow out my eyebrows. Perfect time to give it a try although there are quite a few grey ones in the new growth. Can anyone recommend a dye for this?

Flakesdayout Tue 07-Apr-20 20:47:32

I started medication in December which promotes male pattern hair growth. My legs have become so hairy. My arm hair is thicker. My moustache and chin are, I think, obvious and I make a joke of going off for a shave. I just hope I dont get chest hair !!!

Herbie9 Tue 07-Apr-20 20:48:04

Sirchenjin don;t



Sirchenjin I wouldn't recommend the NoNo as its expensive and certainly doesn't live up to its claims. Having spent loads on electroylis in the past I thought this may be the solution but it doesn't work well on fair/white hairs. My face is downy and although there is a slight burning smell, which is supposed to mean its working, the result is disappointing. I still have to pluck out hairs after use. I don't use it on my arms and occasionally shave my legs.

SirChenjin Tue 07-Apr-20 20:50:57

Thanks so much for this feedback Herbie smile I have blonde downy hair so it sounds like it won’t do any good.

Barmeyoldbat Tue 07-Apr-20 21:12:00

I am wearing a mask when I go out, covers all the odd hairs growing where they shouldn't. I had a wax on my face just a day before they closed but they are just beginning to pop through. Hate doing it myself.

Pikachu Tue 07-Apr-20 21:42:31

Good heaven ‘ladies’...pluck up! I use a handy little wand that you twist and roll over the hairy bits and ping put they come.

Talking about chin etc not legs.

Daisyboots Tue 07-Apr-20 22:16:18

After chemotherapy last year I lost every hair on my body. But guess which ones regrew first? Yes the ones on my chin and the side of my mouth. Some of them were half an inch long in days.

GagaJo Tue 07-Apr-20 22:18:00

LOL. Daisyboots. I also lost all my hair when on chemo, although my eyebrows and eyelashes didn't completely fall out.

I enjoyed the lack of pubic, leg and armpit hair. Not so much the lack of head hair, although I didn't like the wigs and went bald after a while.

GagaJo Tue 07-Apr-20 22:20:13

SirChenjin, waft a lighter over the hair! It works a treat, honestly. Make sure your head hair is tied back. Once you've tried it, you'll be hooked, honestly!