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Old 03-29-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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Question male: hairy arms + eyebrows

i'm hairy (seems to be a biological feature of my race). i dont see it as a big problem. nevertheless, it would be nice if this can be controlled.

Two questions:

1) summer is coming up, i'm gonna start wearing t-shirts. my arms are hairy. not like a gorilla, but maybe a tad less than 'Robin Williams'. not a big problem, but i'm sure people notice it. is there a way to control hair growth? my mom says wiping myself thoroughly after having a shower helps. sounds like BS to me. is there a special way to comb my arm? any tips on this subject are welcome.

i dont want to wax/shave. it will definitely be noticeable and that will be 100 times worse.

2) My eyebrows are quite thick width-wise. i think it's my most unattractive feature by far. how do i solve? any specific eyebrow plucking guide for men that i can be linked to?

as for my legs, we won't go there. solving that problem will take an army of beauty specialists. i wear long jeans all the time and it has never become an issue.

btw, i'm 22.

 
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: male: hairy arms + eyebrows

Well, there are several options you could look into:
1) There are special shavers that *shorten* the hair length rather than shave them off (bikinni shavers are great for this). This can give the over all appearance of less hair
2) Even though you don't want to wax, waxing does damage the roots of the hair (over time) so that it grows back slower and finer and ligther. You can do this during winter months where your "baldness" will not be as noticeable
3) There are lotions that do slow the growth of body hair. They are over the counter and do help, but you have to juse them religiously
4) bleaching hair can make it less noticeable. Just don't go over board
5) You probably don't even want to consider this as a male, but certain anti-adrogens could help.
5) Laser hair removal contrary to popular belief does not eliminate all hair permanently, so this is also an option and
6) The same is true for electrolysis (Yes, in both options OVER A PERIOD OF MANY SESSIONS, SOME OR MUCH OF THE HAIR MAY BE PERMANENTLY ELIMINATED, BUT THAT IS NOT TO SAY YOU WILL BE HAIRLESS)
7) Eyebrows is one area where electrolysis works pretty darned well. That's the method I'd go on *that* area, BUT it *will cost you*, it can hurt like a b*tch, and I'd expect *at least* 6 sessions....
GOOD LUCK!

 
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