Women spend a lot of time removing hair. We shave, we tweeze, we wax, we pay for electrolysis. Hair removal is a constant chore, and like many women, I struggle to safely and painlessly remove the follicles from my face. Here are some of my favorite products and tricks:
Eyebrows. I tweeze my eyebrows myself to save money, and because I think I do a better job than most of the professionals I have been to see. In the beginning, I bought this Anastasia Brow Kit for a bit of help. This article explains the different shapes, and this tutorial from The Beauty Department will help you create the perfect brow shape.
Upper Lip. Until recently, I shaved my upper lip. It was just simpler than going for a wax, and after a traumatic teenage experience with a depilatory cream (can you say chemical burn?), it felt safer. Now, I use the Bliss Poetic Wax. It’s easy to use, and since it’s a hard wax, easy to remove.
I tried the Poetic Wax strips for face and I didn’t like them. They don’t grab on to the hair, making the removal part of hair removal a 50/50 shot. They also left a greasy feeling on my skin.
Chin. Yep, chin hair. Tougher than upper lip hair, mine feels like sandpaper when it grows in. Groovy. At first, I was tweezing, but that’s a chore when the hair seems to grow in so quickly. As for wax, it causes chin acne that won’t quit.
Instead, I tried Bliss’s Fuzz Off Hair Removal Cream, and I like it. It’s not painful, doesn’t irritate my skin and can be used on short hair, so you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow in so you can remove it. It also works well if you have a bit too much fuzz in your sideburns.
So how do you remove your facial hair? Or do you prefer a natural look? And since I have y’all on the phone (*wink*), has anyone tried the No!No! hair removal device? I’ve been thinking about investing but can’t find a review that they didn’t pay for or that didn’t come from a flamer who hates the product a bit too much to be believed.