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Flash525

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#1 8 years ago

Okay, so a topic that probably doesn't come up very often, but I'm going to start one up because facial hair annoys me... Well, it can do. :nodding:

Mine grows quite quick, if I shave on any given day (lets say a Friday), the following week, I've pretty much got a face full of hair again; okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but by the end of the following week, I've enough hair to irritate me.

Am curious whether there are any products on the market (legal ones) that can kill off hair around said areas (be that temporary or permanent), or at least slow down the growth process?

That is all.




Silberio Advanced Member

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#2 8 years ago

I found this :)

Dunno if it's something fer ye... I wonder why you'd like to kill yer hair... I'm eager to be able to grow a mustache just to play Charlie Chaplin or Hitler in front of the mirror =p

J/k, but aye, I don't know personally, but it's something... You could go to yer local pharmacy (Drug store; sp?) and ask. :nodding:


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Freyr Advanced Member

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#3 8 years ago

Beyond a polonium pill or something similar containing a lethal dose of radioactivity, no. (and I suppose that technically even that doesn't stop hair growth. It just makes it fall out)

If such a (safe) product ever did come out it's be hugely popular. I'd be able to stop buying new blades for my razor, and over the years i'm sure it'd pay for itself even if it was very expensive.




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#4 8 years ago

From what I've read this product is primarily used and reviewed by women. They also say it never actually stops hair growth, it just slows it down and makes the hair that does appear smaller and softer than what grew before.

They also say you need to wax or manually epilate (gizmos that pull the hair and follicles out) before applying it so it can get down in the pores and inhibit follicle growth. Aside from that hair removal/inhibiting creams can cause skin irritation on many people.

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Nisim Kalo Hair Inhibitor Lotion Permanent Hair Remover 2 oz

Keep in mind not all people's hair, especially facial hair, is the same. Some people's hair grows like weeds no matter what, and I suppose if you eat a fair amount of protein in your diet (like weight lifters do) that might affect results too.

I couldn't help but notice you were the one that posted about long distance cycling too. Back when I did some criterium racing I tried shaving my legs like a lot of road racers do for cooling, aerodynamics, and resistance to infection after a crash. I quickly gave up on it. It felt fast and cool while riding, but was a pain to do and it just looks plain weird when you wear shorts.




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#5 8 years ago

Don't do anything hasty. You might want to grow a beard in your later years, as many oldies do for some reason.

Anyway. Most men outside of adolescence have to shave daily. It's a fact of life. Women get periods, fungal infections and pregnancy, and men have to shave. It's a fair trade if you ask me!




Inyri Forge Advanced Member

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#6 8 years ago

Fungal infections...? That sounds even worse than the actual name.

I hear steroids are great for getting rid of hair.

On a related but side note, though, facial hair is sexy. Why would you want to get rid of it?




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#7 8 years ago

There are a disproportionate number of TV advertisements about fungal infections of the female variety, so I now assume this to be a common aspect of female life. Regardless of the truth of the matter.

And I use my stubble to scratch itches on my hand.

How is that sexy? You're going to kiss that sandpaper face?!




Crazy Wolf Advanced Member

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#8 8 years ago

Sandpaper? When I bother to let my facial hair go, it becomes fluffyish. Actually, I don't think I ever really have anything sandpapery, Day 1 after shaving, perhaps, but my hair's apparently soft and hella comfortable.

I'd advise against any sort of laser hair removal, although perhaps an outline of the spots where you *might* want a beard in the future would work.

If Nair is OK for use on the face, use that. Waxing would also provide for longer amounts of time between hair removal.




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#9 8 years ago

I can grow a short beard in about 10 days. And I have red hair, so I have a scratchy red lumberjack beard. :cort:




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#10 8 years ago

Ow, waxing your face sounds more painful that waxing... most other things...

Also, lumberjacks are hot.