I’m so glad that I’ve found this forum. It’s good to know that I am not alone in this battle of the hair. I am a 21yr old female whose covered in hair. It’s been a battle since my early teens. I have a light layer of hair on my upper lip that I shave once a week. I only shave it in the direction that the hair grows and never against it so I don’t get any irritation. I have hair on my stomach. It starts between my breasts and goes down past my belly button. The closer to my belly button the longer an thicker it gets. Most of the strands around the belly button are 1/2-3/4 of an inch long which is just HORRIBLE. I also have hair on both my lower and upper back. The hair there is very fine but it’s enough to make some definitely noticeable peach fuzz. The hair on my upper back continues right up the back of my neck and mixes in with my hairline. I have a light layer of hair on my breasts also. The hair on my legs and thighs is a big problem. I have more hair on my legs than all the guys I know and I can’t shave it because I get the WORSE ingrowns EVER. When I shave my legs become so irritated and itchy that i rub them raw which causes them to burn. Then I end up with brown scars/spots all over my legs. It is just AWFUL. After finding this website I learned a lot about electrolysis and am intersted in having it done, but paying $70/hr at 2-3 hours a week for almost 2yrs is just RIDICULOUS!!! I don’t have that kind of money. Infact I don’t have any money at all. I am a poor jobless college student just finishing up my 3rd year undergrad.
Having excess body hair has pretty much ruined my life on a social level. I have no boyfriend, have never been on a date, and avoid social situations at all costs. Although hair is not the only culprit. I also suffer from acne that just refuses to clear up even after having tried tons of medications both prescription and non-prescription. And yet another issue that I have is that I suffer from hyperhidrosis. It is mainly auxilary(underarms) but also a little palmar(hands) and plantar(feet). I can’t go out in public without wearing 2-3 shirts at a time but that’s a discussion for an entirely different forum.
Life just seems so bad sometimes. I try to think positive and tell myself that things will get better but it is so hard when you do everything you can to fix yourself and can’t see any light at the other end of the tunnel. I could go on and on about even more of my problems but because I’m not trying to write a book I’ll just end the post here.