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The other day, I was chatting with a friend of mine and the topic of hair removal came up. Specifically, facial hair. I know it's a taboo topic and many women don't practice any forms of facial hair removal and that those who do don't always like to talk about it. But today, I'm going to get uncomfortable and talk about it. I'm pretty OCD/perfectionistic when it comes to most things in life from cleaning my home to my beauty routines. I'm not very tolerant of even small amounts of peach fuzz where I don't want it and I've been tweezing/waxing my eyebrows since I was in middle school. I've also been getting rid of the light amount of peach fuzz on my upper lip since high school. My friends who also do this agree wholeheartedly with me when I say I think it's totally necessary. My friends who don't do this think I'm totally crazy.

I think the reason women don't want to admit to getting rid of any unwanted facial hair is the fear that people will think they have massive amounts of dark hair or worse, a full on mustache. The truth is that we all have facial hair, even if it's not dark. It may be blonde or not very predominant, but it's there. Remember that friend I mentioned in the beginning of this post? She told me she does the craziest thing to get rid of unwanted facial hair. And then she referred me to this video. I'm not going to lie, I was ridiculously skeptical. So skeptical in fact that I almost didn't even watch the video because I just knew it wasn't for me. I eventually caved in and watched and by the end of the video, I was already planning a purchase. Take a peek and see what you think.    

Yes, you're right. The girl in this video is the crazy chick on The Bachelor season 15. Whether she's actually crazy in real life, I doubt. But she's got a point, right? I went to Target a few days after watching this video and found a pack of small facial razors near the makeup section of the store and tried it out. My initial plan was just to use it in lieu of waxing above my lip, but I tested it out along my jawline just for kicks and now I'm kind of hooked. You never really know that there's actually hair there, especially if it's blonde like mine, until you try to shave it off. And then you're sort of horrified and happy at the same time. I'm not totally sold on the brand I found at Target because I think they're meant for eyebrows and smaller than the razor she uses in the video, but I'll definitely be purchasing the brand she recommends. Even though the brand name is totally embarrassing.

So ladies, what do you think? Have any of you tried this or are any of you itching to try it now? Or do you think I'm totally weird?

JEFF'S PERSPECTIVE: When Ash first told me she wanted to go to the store to buy facial razors, my first thought was, great, another beauty product! She likes to buy quite a few of those. I didn't think it was weird nor do I think removing facial hair is weird. To be honest, what man wouldn't like a smooth face? I'm definitely not the controlling type and I've never told Ash to do certain things to her appearance. But the fact that she doesn't like having peach fuzz is an added bonus for me.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am both horrified and fascinated by this.