Facial hair removal: How do YOU get rid of it?

By Aisling | October 8 2012 | 60 Comments

We were sitting having breakfast on Saturday, reading the papers and drinking coffee.  Companionably - or so I thought.

But I was wrong.  I became aware that Himself was peering at me with a horrified look on his face.

“Eh, you know that salon you go to?  I’ll give you a lift to it later if you like.”

“What? Why?”

“Because you’ve got a ronnie on you that a grown man would be proud of.”

Horrified I rushed to the mirror.  It was true.  Ok I’ve been sick and probably let things slip on the personal grooming side – but this was bad.  I had a tache as luxuriant as Tom Selleck.  Ok so I’m probably exaggerating a bit – but not much.

I couldn’t get an appointment in any salon – it was Saturday and they were all booked up.  So ten painful minutes with a magnifying mirror and a pink Tweezerman and the job was done.  But I can’t do the bits below my nose – they hurt like bejaysus.  And sure no one notices them do they?


“I’m done!”  I announced triumphantly to Him when I was finished.

“Come here” he said, all the better to scrutinise me closely.  “No.  You’re not.  What about all the stuff below your nose?”

“But I can’t pluck that”  I wailed, throwing myself on the sofa in despair.  “It hurts!”

“What about that Immac stuff?” he enquired.  “I’ll drive you to Tesco to get some if you want”.

Readers, we did not go to Tesco.  Instead I slammed into the bedroom and cunningly (or so I thought) covered the lot with makeup.

“Hmmm better” he said.  “But you’ll still have to go and get it waxed or whatever the hell you get done in that salon where you spend a fortune.”

In my heart I knew he was right even though I hated him with a burning hatred.

But what do you do to get rid of your ronnie?  Wax, shave, hair removal cream, thread or pluck?


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60 Replies to "Facial hair removal: How do YOU get rid of it?"

  • LauraLou says:

    ooooooh youre a brave lady for plucking!!!

    I use nair, does the job, other than I think im allergic and it gives me a big red rash for a couple of hours, its grand.. i do it at night.. so people dont see me haha

  • CB says:

    I use the nads wax strips. They don’t hurt too much, they leave it a bit red so I prefer to wait until I have the house to myself for a few hours! I can’t believe you tweezed, ouch. The waxing is much quicker and not too painful.

  • OtherMary says:

    Burning hatred is the right reaction for him to even mention it. And to go on and on about it?! Tactless.

    I have very little facial hair. No sideburns, nothing on the chin. The bit of hair on my upper lip I thread every now and then. It hurts like a mofo the first few seconds and then gets better. Much easier and faster than threading eyebrows.

  • lilly says:

    Aisling, I had nearly the exact same conversation with my husband yesterday, tho he became very sympathetic when I explained through my sobs that it is caused by PCOS ( he’s even offered to give me the money for laser treatment) I tried the veet facial wax but it didnt remove a single hair so resorted to plucking. I find its not too bad if I numb the area with ice first.

  • Orla says:

    The thoughts of tweezing make my eyes water :( I get at it with the wax strips when I really have to do something about it.. which is often thanks to my dark hair :(

  • Nicola says:

    I use cream, although i get waxed other areas, the thoughts of leaving that til its ‘long’ enough would kill me. Mind you it does seem to appear over night, go to bed grand, wake up not so grand
    I used to go to school with a girl that bleached hers. All it did was make it more obvious!

  • Ellen says:

    I’m currently living in Oz and get threading done on my eyebrows and upper lip . Gives a really nice shape to eyebrows more precise than plucking or waxing

  • Lisa says:

    Threading. Yer only man. That said, I only really have the ould ‘tache, I can’t imagine threading much more of my face: I saw a woman having what appeared to be her entire face done last time I was in having my eyebrows mown.

  • Aisling *Aisling* says:

    Ah the joys of Jolene Creme Bleach. And the lovely orange mustache it would leave you with

  • ZsaZsa says:

    Veet facial wax strips – that way I can do it in my own time, and not spend a total fortune in salons

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