Its controlling my life..

I am 17years old and have so far even though i’m not very old lived a life controlled by being hairy to the point where i always attempt to cover my face when meeting new people which probably makes me look evevn funnier than seeing hair mind you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />. I am so embarrassed by the hair on my face and my body i can just about deal with the arms and stomach etc but not upper lip hair and sideburns and to make it worse I am not from an ethnic background I’m just hairy. I have been trying aculight for well over a year every 6 weeks and there is no difference there is more hair if anything. I need to get rid of this hair does anyone have any ideas that can help me I would spend all the money I had on sorting this problem out. I am considering electrolysis but its a really horrible feeling spending all the money like i did with aculight and achieveing nothing. Please any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Thank you Hannah x

Ps. This site is great somewhere people can really relate too going through this and i’m very glad i found it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

hey hannah… i totally understand where you are coming from… i am young too and i have struggled with hair. i dont care so much for my arm or leg hair. but my chin is a problem. i mean i didnt even realize it was a problem until i let the hair grow out long enough to see that there is actually a little chin stubble action going on! yikes… i had always plucked my side burns and chin and never thought too much of it, until now i am letting them grow out because i plan to go and get electrolysis (first time!) and seeing them grow is such a bother and an embarrasment. i didnt know it was that clear! i cant wait to get electrolysis. i really do hope it works for me and permantetly, ,because honestly i am sick of it. the chin part is the worst… i feel like a man <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> . and if it works, the electrolysis, i am going to do the whole body! haha.

as for you, before you give up… go slow and try traditional stuff. Try waxing your side burns and lip? it works very well and lasts a couple of weeks. and if you get sick of waxing, then i guess electrolysis would be your next choice. i never tried it, so i cant say much, ,but from everyone on this site, electrolysis is great! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

good luck hannah!

Don’t let it get you down. My moustache was so heavy that by the time I was 15 I was shaving every day.

As I see it, once I took the decision to shave, that was the worry over.

It didn’t stop me getting boyfriends and it didn’t stop me getting a husband. And my husband knew I shaved before we ever went out together.

Seems to me that most women with a heavy growth of facial hair end up with needless hassle and worry when the answer that’s simple and 100% effective is the one they don’t adopt.

A really top-notch men’s style electric shaver is what I reckon to be the best answer.