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Dear Dish-It: Facial Hair – Why Me?

Dear Dish-it,

Do all girls have facial hair? Because my best friend keeps laughing at me about it and so does this boy I’m crushing on…

whyme

Dear whyme,

The answer is YES. All girls have facial hair. You’re probably shocked, but it’s true. The amount of hair on every girl’s face is different though; same with the color. Some girls have really, really light, barely even noticeable “peach fuzz” on their faces, while others may find hair that’s a bit darker growing in places like their upper lip or sideburns. It’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about – it’s just the normal human body, which is totally covered in hair in order to keep warm!

If you have darker hair on your face, you may feel more comfortable if you eliminate it. Lots of girls (and probably most women in North America) do this, and there are a variety of methods to get the job done. Before you try any of these out, you should talk to your mom, or maybe your fave aunt or older sis about their experiences and recommendations.

To get rid of facial hair, some girls tweeze, wax or beach regularly. The reason that women don’t usually shave the hair on their faces is that shaving can be way too harsh on your sensitive skin. Also, tweezing, waxing and bleaching are best left to the pros – most salons offer these services for not much money. For your first time, it’s very important you get a professional or an adult who knows what they’re doing to help you out, and you get your parents’ permission to do it.

If your case of facial fuzz is really out of control, or you’re worried about what might happen if you try to remove it or bleach it, go see your doctor, who can explain to you why it’s happening and what the best and safest way to deal with it is.

HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think whyme should do? Do you have some good advice? Leave your comment below!

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@rainbowpoptart  When I originally talked to my father, I was given the opportunity of good timing to bring it up. Luckily, there was no anger like I was partially expecting and I remained calm, which I definitely wasn't expecting. My fathers main concern was just worry and having seen other teens run away from something later getting themselves in trouble. He even brought up how he had run off at 18 and joined the Air Force, which I already knew. But, with this round, there is no perfect time to bring it up and he's always busy or we're having to do something so it's just very frustrating to find at least alright timing to bring it up, if that makes sense.
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My advice on this may not be the best because I haven't personally dealt with this yet, but... Parents, or guardians, get used to having their children around. You're [usually] with them for 18 years, which is a long time, so of course they - or in this case, your father - is going to feel like he's lost something very dear to him once you move out. To me it seems like he does truly understand that you're growing up. He just doesn't want it to happen. He knows that you're leaving soon - he just doesn't want it to be soon. Parents/guardians who are close to the children usually feel that way. If you're really so concerned, talk to him about it again, in a similar way you have done already. Or perhaps just a "Wow, my birthday is just around the corner". Once you do move out, visit him as frequently as you're able to and feel like. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, and it'll help you maintain a close relationship with him.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
Usually I wouldn't come here for advice, but I am really needing it. To sum it up, my birthday is in 21 days. Not only will I be leaving KW, but home as well. My mother has made it to where I have had plans to leave since I was around 11 or 12; so about 7 to 8 years. I won't get into everything, but we'll just say that my mother and I do not have a good relationship at all. My father on the other hand, I am very attached too and always scared of upsetting him. Things are not always very good between us at times, but we rarely fight. When we do, it is always bad nor ends well. So, having plans to move out are very scary to me and causes me plenty of anxiety that fights are going to break out when I have my help to get my belongings out.   For the record, I have talked to my father about leaving, why I want too, etc. But, more in the sense of that I want too, not that I am. Which, in a way, my parents understand I'm moving out as well as already pretty much know where I'm going without my mention. But, I don't think they, my father especially, understands how soon that is despite my saying of I want too when I'm 18 or when I say, "Soon." It doesn't help that my father told another that his "little girl is growing up" on him and that he is scared of the day I go because he will be alone. Which makes me feel guilty despite the fact I won't even be that far away. How should I talk to him once more and go about this or even when? I really want him to understand that I have thought everything through and that I will be in safe hands.
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