Why body hair grow so fast? Any suggestion to make it grow slow?

@terrych (1227)
United States
November 10, 2007 7:23am CST
My friends, as always I am looking for some advice, I donot know how is for you, but my body hair grow too fast... I try different ways to shave, wax, etc... some of them in the advertising said that it will last a month... but for me sometimes in a week they are back... Any suggestions? Thanks!
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 07
Heredity plays a large part in "HIRTUSISM" (that mean hairiness) in women, and you mention your body hair grow too fast. It would be of interest to know if your mother or other female relatives have had similar problems. Although this would not help with a solution, it does give an explanation. And other factor is your "menstrual recycle" proble (if any) and this condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is associated with excess body hair, but in these cases the periods are scanty, irregular, and sometimes absent altogether. Unfortunately there is no guaranteed way to get rid of this excess hair. Shaving does often irritate the skin and some women find that the hair seems to grow thicker and faster after shaving. Depilatory creams can sometimes be better than shaving, although they require more patience to use and like shaving, it has to be constantly repeated, as the hair will re-grow. There is a process called electrolysis that can destroy the hair roots, so they do not re-grow, but this is a painstaking and expensive process. Each hair has to be dealt with individually and it is not available on the NHS - National Health Service. If you do decide to have electrolysis, make sure that you go to a recognized and reputable practitioner. To reassure you that nothing else is wrong you should go and discuss it with your doctor or dermatologist. You are certainly not abnormal and the doctor will have been asked similar questions by women many times before. Don't be embarrassed, this will be a routine matter for your great problem.
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@terrych (1227)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Well, since I remember I have this hairy problem, but lately (last year) it is getting worse, specially in my face and neck... In my family nobody is hairy as I am... I thougth about PCOS, but I am not irregular and my periods are not scanty... I went to a dermatogist and she said I had to take some test to see if I have PCOS, and I went to another doctor and she said, do not worry about PCOS... I also see electrolysis as an alternative, but for now it is too expensive for me... Thanks for your answer, it really help!
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@3lilangels (4641)
• United States
13 Nov 07
well my friend,i would try the waxing again,but try to do it like every 8 weeks or so,you have to be consistant on theis procedure because the more you wax that same spot,the less hair grows in and will not come back after you have killed the papila follicule in the hair,which is the black little beaded thing on top of the hair.this does work.hope all is well.pattie
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@terrych (1227)
• United States
13 Nov 07
That maybe the problem my dear, I think I am not conistent with the waxing, I did it couple times and then I quit... and here is expesive to do it... the problem is that my hair re-grow fast, so I will have to do it more often then every 2 weeks... BTW I use a silk-epil... and they also say that will diminish the amount of hair...
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@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
12 Nov 07
There are a few body lotions out now that are supposed to help keep hair from growing back as fast. Jergen's makes one and so does Aveeno. I haven't tried any of them myself. I have heard good things about them though and I think I will try it myself sometime.
@terrych (1227)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I guess that is the only way to figure if they work or they do not work... so let's try it!
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
I would suggest to either keep up with waxing as much as you can, or shaving as much as you can. You meantioned to one ot the other posters that you were getting hair on your face and neck, have you had your thyroid gland checked? That may have something to do with it. Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear.
@terrych (1227)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I try to keep up with the hair as much as I can... since I live in Florida, and we have plenty of nice weather... so take care os the hair is a must... but time consuming... As far as I know I do not have problem with my thyroid, but I may have to go an re-check it...
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
I would suggest getting it checked, that is what happened to a friend of mine!
@terrych (1227)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Thanks for the advice...
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I have the same problem, the best what you can use on your face it twizers, but for legs it would be just to much time. My problem is when I was still in my mum belly, she has a problem with her pregnancy and they were given her so much hormanos, what is showing now on my hair. I was trying to use anything , but nothign really work forever. I hear about laser, what make your hair off for at least one year but it is very expensive.
@terrych (1227)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Yeah... the hair problem is endless, mine grow too fast... like I use my silk-epil on saturday... I did a really good job, and by yesterday I had hair back... I have friends that can wait a month before doing it again... It is not fair!