One time, somebody said that when you shave the hair on your face that it grows back thicker and darker, that JUST ISN’T TRUE. That’s now how hair growth works. Between my Italian heritage and my father’s overall hairy-ness, I’ve got hair growth all over my face, especially in places that are not wanted & it’s dark hair too. I’ve gotten professional hair removal treatment done in the past, tried Nair, have been waxing for years, yada, yada but it just keeps growing back. You can find me in the mirror at least 3 times a week plucking out these unwanted hairs. You can even find me walking around with shaving cream piled on my face. Did you know that Marilyn Monroe shaved her face too? I’m most certainly not ashamed to admit this but I certainly don’t want to show up somewhere with visible dark hairs sprouting everywhere.
For me, shaving has been a god-send and I would recommend it to individuals who have those unwanted hairs. I have a good friend who has blonde facial hair on the sides of her face and when she’s in the sun, it becomes noticeable. She hated this about herself and asked me one day about shaving. I said ‘girl, go for it’! She did it and what a big difference it makes. She feels so much better!
As far as getting rid of your facial hair by way of ‘shaving’, you’ve got lots of options:
- Dermaplaning – Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Go to your nearest esthetician and ask him/her if it’s available in your area.
- Use an eyebrow shaper to get rid of unwanted fuzz – you can buy them online here.
- Single edge razor – these are better than the razors you use for your legs – much softer on your skin
Don’t forget to lather up with shaving cream if you’re using a razor. And remember to moisturize after you shave! The act of shaving means taking off a dead layer of skin off your face, so make sure you lather up so you don’t get too dry.
I’d like to dedicate this blog to three individuals who ALWAYS made fun of my facial hair in grade school and high school – James G, Patrick F & Nick T.
Keep shining ladies – nobody can bring you down!