I’ve always had fine hair but I used to have a lot of it.  It seems to be getting finer as I get older.  I have been praying that I will be able to grow my hair long again and my prayers were answered yesterday when I found a 3 inch long hair… growing out of the middle of my forehead and another 2 incher growing out of my chin.  Not quite the victory I’d hoped for.

The texture, like a monofilament fishing line, was capable of disappearing from the naked eye.  How could this have happened without my noticing… unless it sprouted overnight like one of those time lapse videos of plants growing.    

I remember once I was talking to my Aunty and she had an eyelash on her cheek so I reached up to remove it only to find that it was attached.  Awkward. It must be a hormonal thing.   Woman have to suffer with the indignity of facial hair.  Men can have a full grey beard and it’s distinguished.  If a woman has the same then she needs to join the circus side show.  My best friend in high school told me her mom bought her some moustache bleach for her when she was 15.  Having white blonde hair around that time, I didn’t understand what the big deal was, but she said if she didn’t dye it she’d look like Burt Reynolds. 

I noticed a collection of light hair on my upper lip a couple of years ago.  I bought a laser hair treatment from Groupon and when I went to the salon to have the procedure they told me it doesn’t work on fair hair.  They reimbursed me and my peach fuzz encased lips spewed some choice curse words because they should tell the customer to purchase the treatment ONLY if they are dark haired. 

Having no other choice, I ran out to the drugstore and bought some wax strips and proceeded to cover my face like a mummy and then tear them all off.   If torture was legal…  I’d recommend this method. 

Afterwards I applied that blue oil to remove the sticky stuff and then a collagen facial mask to take the red out.    

I like some of the beauty oils on the market and I’m currently using my friend Beth Bovaird’s new line called Knockout Colours.  She is in the process of organizing her distribution but, since I’m a friend, I have always had access to the dreamy scented potions.   I love the way they make my skin feel and how absorbent they are. 

Here are some products that I really love. 

IT Cosmetics.  The CC Creams are perfect for my skin.  They are dewy and not greasy.  They also cover but don’t look heavy.  When I was younger, a matte makeup worked fine, but now I need something that has a glow about it without looking sweaty. 

I have been dealing with the Samsonites I’ve got packed under my eyes for a couple of years and always looking for a product to reduce them.  There is the Preparation H method, but I don’t know if it actually has worked for me, and I’m not too keen on putting something on my face that you are supposed to shove up your ass. 

After buying many different brands, that didn’t work, I finally came across Dr. Brandt’s “No More Baggage”.  You can get it at Sephora.  It’s not cheap but it actually works in my opinion.  I finally notice a difference after using it for a few weeks. 

I still haven’t found anything other than tweezers and tape to keep my face from becoming a human-hair-pin-cushion but I’m not giving up.  There must be some sort of hair inhibiter on the planet somewhere.  I guess we are more concerned with getting products to make hair grow;  not prevent it from growing.  I guess I could always embrace the “Cousin It” look down the road. 

One Reply to “Give me a plucking break”

  1. Oh so true!!
    When I worked with children who required special assistance, the boy who sat next to me on the bus glanced over and gleefully told me (in sign language) that I had the beard of Santa Claus.
    This observation was not just over the festive period .

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