I can’t wait to see how the pro-leg hair faction responds to this post.
You know, the leg hair issue is understandable. Some people are comfortable with hairy legs and more power to them I suppose. Lord knows I would fail a leg inspection right now. However, legs can be covered up. Your face can’t, unless you choose to wear a burka. If you’re a celebrity who is constantly getting photographed; you better expect some public scrutiny.
And if you’re a woman who has made a career out of being beautiful, then there really is no excuse for leaving the house looking like this.
Sorry to call you out, Aunt Viv. But something’s gotta give here. That kind of George Michael Faith-era five o’clock shadow look is alllll sorts of wrong.
And Tyra. Really, I expect much better from you. How can you sit and judge others with this hairy lip situation happening? I mean, come on. Are you trying to tell me that if my Homestead homie Anchal turned up at a photo shoot with a ‘stache like that, Tyra wouldn’t get all kinds of ghetto on her at the judging panel? (by the by, loving Anchal’s fierce turquoise shadow in her pic with Fabio!)
I had a friend in high school who was light skinned Indian. She had a facial hair problem way before any of us even encountered the dreaded female ‘stache. This girl started bleaching her facial hair, probably using some good old fashioned Jolen until one day when her hair was fading back to brown, one of the more fabulously bitchy girls in class looked her dead in the eye and announced, “you look like a bumblebee.”
I know, high school kids are mean. But still, bwah haaaaa! We all fell out laughing at that one. And I never forgot it.
Facial hair is definitely more of an issue for some ethnicities than others, but I wouldn’t recommend bleach for anyone regardless of the shade of your skin. Turning your body hair blonde doesn’t make it invisible, bellas. Most often, it will highlight your situation in an unflattering way.
So what are your options? Waxing and threading hurt, but you eventually become accustomed to the pain. Trust me! The only issue is the lengthy grow-out time required. Which is why my my personal fave moustache removing method is Nair No Touch Upper Lip Cream. It works for me and costs less than $5.
If you have sensitive skin, stay FAR away from anything depilatory- it will blister your face and leave your upper lip red and painful. If you don’t, forget the instructions. 8 minutes isn’t quite enough to get rid of my stubborn little hairs. I personally leave the product on for 9-10 minutes, then wipe clean and wash off. It works well for those emergency situations when you might wind up being photographed.