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    So I'm 17 and I've noticed I have dark-ish hair on my upper lip and very light blonde hair on the sides of my face like a beard! I shave my upper lip.

    How should I go about removing this "beard"? If I shave it will I get dark regrowth? Stubble? A 5 O'Clock shadow!? I don't know what to do.
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    I think you might be a little paranoid about the hair on the sides of your face. Everyone has that. Do NOT shave it, it's only going to grow back as hard and possibly more noticeable.

    This is a post I've just made about laser treatment... I had it on my face and I'd recommend it a billion percent... I can understand what you mean because for me it utterly rattled my confidence and I don't think you could be more paranoid about something like that... For me, laser treatment was worth it. It's honestly up to you what you wanna do but I would definitely recommend at least looking into it

    (Original post by Jessticles)
    First of all... I'm condoning laser treatment but don't get the wrong idea from this post. You do NOT need to only go once or twice a year. you need to go for a course of treatments, no more than every 6 weeks, during which time it's recommended to shave as little as possible for the laser to have the greatest effect. Once you've had your course (6-8 treatments is recommended initially but if you have dark hair/high growth you'll probably need more), you tend to drift off to just top-up laser treatments of the once per year. during your course of laser treatments, you cannot sunbathe - if you do, you can't get the laser again and you risk permanent skin pigment discolouration (that's really more of a just to be aware thing, it's fine to be in the sun just don't go slapping the tan oil in 40 degree heat :P), you're also supposed to wear SPF every day of at least 15.

    it is VERY expensive to get involved in... I've spent well over €1000 because it was on my face and I was very paranoid... However, it is absolutely amazing. Please do not take my post as being against laser, because it's not. I think it's an absolutely amazing thing, and you are left with virtually no hair - I just think you need to be prepared going into it: it takes time and QUITE a lot of money. In the long run you do save though because you don't need to buy razors, shaving cream etc, and also in the pure convenience of never having to do hair removal again, so I think it's worth it! I'd imagine for somewhere like your legs though, you'd spend QUITE a bit of money tho.
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    You shave your upper lip?! :lolwut: That's the worse thing you could do :facepalm: Use wax strips, or hair removal cream at least.
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    You should try being a bloke, we do it everyday :beard:
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    Get a horseshoe moustache. Badass.
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    (Original post by sarahthegemini)
    You shave your upper lip?! :lolwut: That's the worse thing you could do :facepalm: Use wax strips, or hair removal cream at least.
    Why?
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    I pluck but it takes absolutely ages and hurts more than you'd think.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Why?
    Cause it grows faster if you shave it. You'll notice when you get your facial hair.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Why?
    Because shaving causes horrible re-growth and a stubbly feel, which waxing and hair removal cream does not.
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    bleach it makes it unnoticeable and takes 10 mins every 2 monthsish
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    Gross
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    (Original post by RabbitCFH)
    Cause it grows faster if you shave it. You'll notice when you get your facial hair.
    Not at all true, popular misconception though.
    (Original post by sarahthegemini)
    Because shaving causes horrible re-growth and a stubbly feel, which waxing and hair removal cream does not.
    Fair enough.
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    (Original post by RabbitCFH)
    Cause it grows faster if you shave it. You'll notice when you get your facial hair.
    This is not true.

    (Original post by sarahthegemini)
    Because shaving causes horrible re-growth and a stubbly feel, which waxing and hair removal cream does not.
    This is true.


    Anyways, hair lightening creams are the best! No pain, no hassle, just rub some cream for 20 mins and voila! No one can see anything
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    Get it zapped.
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    use jolan bleach cream, from boots, its really good, or thread it. I thread my upper lips and eyebrows, there are tutorials on youtube or if you have a beauty parlor near by that is run/owned by asians they do it cheaper than regular parlors.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Not at all true, popular misconception though.
    Pft, you believe me or science?
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    (Original post by RabbitCFH)
    Pft, you believe me or science?
    Proper demonstrable peer-reviewed data or some guy on the internet?

    I don't know, it's close.
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    I'd just leave it alone. Feel empowered by it.
    No, but seriously, you shouldn't have to change it to fit anyone's standards (not that I'm saying you are but, don't feel pressured to shave it- or not to) We're all beautiful in the inside and outside and that's what counts most! (and, no this isn't me trying to be remotely like Samantha brick).
    So what you have a little facial hair. You should be happy you have a face.
    however,
    If you want wax, and pluck etc,, adding it into the hair removal routine I assume you do to the rest of your body already, then go ahead. It doesnt take that much time (talking from experience ) but most importantly, It doesnt really matter.

    The end.
    (do what you want, i wax my face...)
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    Don't shave it: it grows again quickly so you'd have to shave often, don't bleach it because it is not true that it'll be unnoticeable: there's a dark-skinned girl in my school who does that and I think it doesn't really work well! Go for a laser treatment if you can afford it and if you think it's worth it. If not: wax it! It's the best way to get rid of hairs
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    Wax on, wax off!

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