i chose the sad face icon because this is such a seemingly insignificant and superficial problem, but nevertheless, it still bugs me and i’ve been dealing with it for way too long.
i’m 22 (23 in a week! woo!) and i have stomach hair that i hate. when i was 13 and experimental with my razor, i shaved my legs all the way up to my chest. not that big of a deal, except that when my stomach hair grew back, some of it was much thicker (probably just hormones). and then i got very paranoid about it. so i did everything - i tried waxing (very difficult to pull my stomach skin taught enough for it to be effective), i tried electrolysis both professionally (ouch! and after a year of treatments, and lots of money, only a small little group of hairs about the size of a dime really seemed to stop growing back) and at-home (that one-touch system - so hard to use, so painful, and i scarred myself because i inserted the needle incorrectly or something), bleaching (dies the skin too, which looks strange, and doesn’t work on the coarser hairs), depilatories (had to repeat it often, tended to break hairs off and leave very uneven stubble)…
anyway, now i just pluck here and there (just around my belly button), and it’s not bad, but it still annoys me… because now, after all the different treatments, my stomach looks hairless in some parts, with patches of darker hair (but not too coarse) around the happy trail region, and little white scars, and ingrown hairs from plucking…
now my tummy is a walking advertisement for all the different hair removal methods!
what should i try that i haven’t, or is it best to just say f*** it at this point and accept my funky tummy hair patterns?
i have fair, freckled, sensitive skin and brown hair… if that helps at all. oh, and i’m a girl.
any help/advice/tips would be appreciated!
p.s. andrea, your kitties rock! (ailurophile, for those who do not know, means “one who loves cats”… yeah, i’m aspiring to be that old woman down the street with 11 cats one day… sounds like a good life to me)