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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Default sideburns on females

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[SIZE=3]Do any other females on this forum have generous side burns? Or if you donít, what do you think of them? I am including a link to a picture to show what I mean. I would say my side burns are probably a bit more than that girlís and they bug me, but I donít know if I should go to the expense of laser hair removal. Hair on upper lip, underarms, legs, bikini area, etc. are obvious to me, but this is borderline, where Iím not sure what to do. It is not so bad if my hair is down (I have long hair), but I often wear my hair in a ponytail and then the sides of my face are on display. I also find that dainty little earrings are spoiled by the hair. So what do you sayóno big deal, or am I right to be bugged? [/SIZE]
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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If they bug you, get them removed! I doubt if many would really notice them, tho! I have hair that hangs in front of my ears, but I'm blond and it's not very noticable. I just tuck it back behind my ears if I'm wearing my hair up!

I've certainly seen much, much worse, generally in women from India--they tend to have alot of "facial" hair/sideburns.

If you do it, do it for yourself--no one else really matters!
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Unread 08-21-2008, 12:50 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Do any other females on this forum have generous side burns? Or if you donít, what do you think of them? I am including a link to a picture to show what I mean. I would say my side burns are probably a bit more than that girlís and they bug me, but I donít know if I should go to the expense of laser hair removal. Hair on upper lip, underarms, legs, bikini area, etc. are obvious to me, but this is borderline, where Iím not sure what to do. It is not so bad if my hair is down (I have long hair), but I often wear my hair in a ponytail and then the sides of my face are on display. I also find that dainty little earrings are spoiled by the hair. So what do you sayóno big deal, or am I right to be bugged? [/SIZE]
As a guy...Sometimes I see women with not side burns per se but hair that isn't that long enough to be pulled when a women pulls her hair back. No good.

Just as bad...neck hair on a woman that falls into the same category.

Lase it.
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Unread 08-21-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Why not cut the rest of your hair that short to make it all even?
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Unread 08-21-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I'd be a little bugged but don't obsess over it. Honestly I'm not sure how one would get rid of 'female side burns'. I would think shaving is out, waxing might be harsh (and unnatural looking). Maybe laser hair removal would be a good idea.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Just wax it or use nair. I am telling you because you are asking. Its not something you shouldnt just let go. Waxing can make your regrowth decrease over time. I think you will like the skin base you are left with. I have waxed friends with just peach fuzz and the freak out about much easier it is to apply make-up. Just have a friend help you or make sure its very well lit so you dont miss a spot or something.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I've got 'em, although I'm blonde and they mostly fit behind my earlobes. They doesn't bother me that much, though. In fact, I think I'd probably look weird without them.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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I did not realize I had sideburns until my husband pointed them out. In the country where he’s from girls pretty much wax of all facial and body hair. He made a comment about the hair on my face, so I waxed and got an gross rash all over the sides of my face.

I usally wax my own bikini, pits and legs with no problem, but I though maybe I did it wrong, so I had my face professionally waxed. The same thing happened. My face looked fine for a day, but ended up with another HORRIBLE rash all over my face. Cortisone cream did not help, either.

To make it worse, I have very dark black skin and it marks easily. So I ended up with little black marks all over my face that lasted for months. My skin is like my pride and joy so I was really upset and self conscious.  I used vitamin e oil on my skin at night and my skin FINALLY went back to normal. Anyway waxing may be an option for you IF you don’t have sensitive skin.

I recommend cutting a bit of hair before you wax. If not it will hurt like heck. So you can trim a little bit of hair. Then if you know how to wax yourself, wax a small area yourself. If not, go to a salon and ask them to wax a small area while you’re getting another service.

Then if you don’t end up with red welts all over your face, you can trim and wax the sideburns off. IMO American guys don’t care as much about that as foreigners. Your picture also looks fine to me. If the waxing works, though the hair may stop growing as thickly.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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dont worry about it unlesss its truly bothersome...if thats the case, laser it or just wax it. no big deal..but really, only if its truly a bother
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Unread 09-09-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Hair lines vary. Some people have high hair lines, others have low hairlines. Some hair lines are sharply defined others are a little irregular. Ask your hair dresser for advice.

You can leave your hair long & just not cut them. I have a friend who does that and it looks fine unless she pulls her hair back.

I have slight "sideburns" and my hair dresser cuts my hair so they blend in w/ my hair line.

If you want to have short hair or like to pull your hair back and it seems like a problem, then consider having them threaded or waxed. Do not shave them. Stubble looks worse.


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