I was born with an extremely irregular hairline. A friend suggested shaving it to be more even. That worked partially, but it caused the hair I shaved to grow in in the opposite direction of the rest of my hair, so now there is no turning back. I have to shave the effected area often and even when I do it leaves visible stubble that I have to cover up by brushing other hair over it, basically it looks like five o’clock shadow at the top of my forehead. This is not easy for me to cover upbecause my hair tends to grow away from the area (almost straight up), so I end up having to plaster it flat to cover up the area.
I am considering having permanent hair removal to correct this problem. I am light skinned with dark and somewhat curly hair, sort of similar to what Tom Hanks’ hair looks like. The area is not a large one. I basically want to remove an area along my hairline to finally make it look even.
Could someone provide suggestions as to what I should do? What methods would be most effective? I tend to keep it shaved constantly, would I have to let it grow in for permanent methods to be effective? Are permanent methods overkill? Should I just try waxing? Approximately how much would permanent removal methods cost? How painful would they be? Would I run the risk of permanent skin damage or to hair next to the area that I want to keep?
I would just like a permanent non damaging way of not being constantly self conscious about it.
[ July 27, 2003, 06:27 PM: Message edited by: Limerick ]