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Old 09-15-2012, 05:05 PM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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It's hormonal. I've had them since my 30s, others I know didn't get them until closer to menopause. I have fine blonde hair on my face, never even had to wax a mustache until the last year or so. The hair over my lip is still blonde, just seems to be more of it. The whiskers are stiff and dark, pretty easy to grab with tweezers. It's common.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Location: Sherwood
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I had to wax my mom's chin. I guess she doesn't care. I started getting my fu man chu beard LOL in my late twenties, I think. I wax my "stache" and my man-beard to remove hairs, and I tweeze stray hairs on my chin. Isn't it gross? So unfeminine.

I do notice a lot of older women w/ a LOT of facial hair. I guess they either don't care or they think it is "peach fuzz" or no one is going to notice. I notice, Ladies. Wax it off. I don't think it has anything to do w/ menopause. I think a lot of gals are prone to excess facial hair.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:03 PM
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Laser hair removal worked for me mom.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I am taking an aromatase inhibitor after breast cancer, which, if you don't know, is to kill the remaining estrogen in my body for those of us who had estrogen/progesterone positive cancer. My biggest side effect is facial hair. My way to fight it is shaving chin hair and waxing moustach hair. I think that stubble is too visible on moustach hair. It is a constant battle though, especially after the age when your close up eye sight is not too good.
Since laser hair removal only works on dark hair, this is not an option for me. I also keep some tweezers in the car, since natural light makes stray hairs easier to see. I am hoping that when I finish with the aromatase inhibitor I will have less facial hair.
I think one of my constant fears is to be old and out of it with a chin full of facial hair. Gross.
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