Spearmint tea — A possible treatment for hairy women


February 21, 2007
Blog Entry, Health

Women with hirsutism grow hair on their faces, breasts and stomachs. This can cause great distress. The hair grows because they have abnormally high levels of the ‘masculinising’ androgen hormones. Androgens travel around the body in the blood stream, and a key way of treating hirsutism is to reduce the level of these androgens.

Data just published in Phytotherapy Research shows that drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day for five days could reduce the level of androgens in women with hirsutism.

“Current therapies use either oral contraceptives to suppress androgen production, or medications such as spironolactone that prevent the body responding to androgen – but this study shows that spearmint could be a good natural alternative for women who have mild symptoms,” says researcher Mehmet Numan Tamer who acts as spokesperson for the research team. The research was carried out at the Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.

In the trials the herbal tea was made by pouring a cup (250ml) of boiling water over 1 heaped teaspoon (5g) of dried leaves, and leaving it for 5 to 10 mins.

The team decided to study the effects of spearmint on hirsutism because of previous reports that extracts of the spearmint plant (Mentha spicata Labiatae) could reduce libido in men. A possible reason for this reduced libido could have been that spearmint was reducing their androgen level. Other research had shown that these extracts reduced androgen levels in rats.

“We now need to do further studies to test the reliability of this finding, and to see the extent to which the reduced androgens do help women with mild hirsutism,” says Professor Tamer.

From John Wiley & Sons



Spearmint tea    A possible treatment for hairy women

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820 Responses to Spearmint tea — A possible treatment for hairy women

  1. hair loss and treatment March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

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  9. Ms.Shiny August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Note:the oil ull get in the end will be black with some herb granules present..dont expect to strain it clear

  10. Ms.Shiny August 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Note:the oil should be black with some herb granules still present..dont expect to strain it clear

  11. Ms.Shiny August 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Note:the oil u get will be black. with some herb granules still present..

  12. Ms.Shiny August 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Hi all,
    I had camel legss..and..camle everything else..
    i’ll tell u what worked for me..
    1.fennel seed supplements ,or if u dont wanto buy those u can make fennel seed tea by boiling a teaspoon of fennel/cup of water (the minute water starts boiling,cover and steep for 5-10 min,

    2.fenugreek seed supplement,or u can purchase fenugreek seeds and boil same as the previous example..

    3.saw palmetto supplements
    I took theis combination of supplements
    and…
    i made a skin oil using (cyperus rotundus) ….the part of the plant used is the Rhizomes which r nodules near the roots
    they grind it into a fine brown powder..dunno where u can get it if u dont live in a middle eastern country,but u can ask around.im sure there r herbalists in every country
    what to do with it…….

    a)2 tbs of the herb for every 250ml pf olive oil
    b)heat oli on med heat ,till its fairly hot..
    c)then add herb and instantly turn off heat and pour hot mixture into an airtight ,clean jar…
    d) leave in dark place e.g kitchen cupboard for 24hrs..
    e) straain usinga small strainer or sieve lined with medical gauze (found at drugstores and pahrmacies)..
    F) store in clean,airtight bottle
    g) epliate hair using any plucking method (DO NOT SHAVE)..then start applying the oil daily after ur regular bath massaging it in
    h) when hair appears again repeat process,,U DONT need to make a new batch at the time of each new epilation..just when u run out..
    NOTES:if u remabrrassed to go to a parlour to have ur back waxed ask a close person u trust to..better brave up for this,if u live in a shell of shame>>ull never solve ur problem!!
    itl requires patience but,ull be amaazzzzed at the results!!

    NOTES:u can make a big batch using 8 tbs of the herb/1Litre oil
    that way u wont have to go thru the “toils” of the preparation process as freqyentlyas u would with smaller batches

    MOST IMPORTANT NOTE: PATIENCE!!! ull have to use it for a couple of months.. but if u make big bathces ,ull only have to worry about the “epilation when its due!

  13. sruti August 1, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    HAI I AM TOO HAIRY BUT DONT WORRY ,it may be because of excess of male hormone. U must consult doctor .it maybe PCOS .U can have pills for it & a better diet with lesser carbohydrate rich food like pasta potato rice etc & include more fruits .don’t take tension for it & just forget about hair &also try spearmint tea & try the turmeric ,besan ,milk mixture for a few months
    elder sister of all for finding solution for my sister’s &brother’s

  14. sruti August 1, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    hai i too have hair but try a better diet with less carbohydrate (pasta potato rice)&include more fruits because i read that this hair growth may be because of excess male hormone (antrogen or something like that ) also try spearmint tea &try to apply besan haldi along with milk as given in the previous comment &just forget it &be tension free about it .it will surely go
    your elder sister

  15. sruti July 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    try ,mix besan & kasturi haldi in equal amount along with milk (make thick paste) apply on those parts and rub off after 15 min, the hair growth will surely reduce and will become thin &light

  16. haleema July 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    U COULD GET MEDICINE FOR IT OR TRY WAXING THATS WHAT I DO…GOOD LUCK!

  17. haleema July 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    same with me…it annoys the hell out of me….it makes me mad!!!!!!!!!!…..but dont worry your not the only gilrl…=)

  18. Hairy kid July 6, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Hi im 13 year old girl and im pretty shore i have hirsutism i cry every time i look at any part of my body or in the mirror; i have hair everywhere: from my shoulders to my hands, fingers,from my toes to my butt, in the lower part of my back(and its growing towards the top),i have sideburns , my ears(not just around them but really on them),my eyebrows are connecting with my hair, i have little hairs all over my face, and my belly is all covered and connecting with my chest. All hairs in my body are connected. It’s not that they’re long but they’re A LOT. I cry everyday because of this and i don’t know what to do, im only 13 imagine when im 18 im becoming into a monster. Im desperate i don’t know what to do :'(

  19. Borse Balenciaga July 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    Japanes girls are always amazing!

  20. Hairy Girly June 27, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Dear Sadly Hairy,
    I want you to know that you are not alone. I am 21 years old and I can tell you that I have the same problem. I have hair on my face, chest, back, and legs; every inch you can think of. I feel the same insecurities as you do and just want you to know that you are not the only one, and I hope that there will be a solution soon. Try the spearmint tea, I haven’t yet, but I plan to see if it works soon. I hope all goes well with you.

  21. Janice May 7, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Dear Sadly Hairy: I am so sorry. Your comment breaks my heart. I am so sorry and wish I could help. Did you try the Spearmint tea? Have you ever tried permanent electrolysis? I’ve seen the billboards in that regard on the highway. I’m wondering if there is hope in the future through stem cell therapy. Please don’t give up hope. I will pray for you every time I think about it, and I will tell my family to do so, as well. I hope you will feel the love I send to you each night, through prayers, when you lay your head on your pillow. I will call you “Sweetgirl” since I don’t know your name, and God will know. May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may His face shine upon you. As a side note, did you that know your soul is probably, due to the humility of your situation, more beautiful than 90 percent of the population? People like to portray Jesus Christ as being beautiful, but did you know that the prophesy of Christ in Isaiah 53 says otherwise? “For He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath NO FORM NOR COMELINESS; AND WHEN WE SHALL SEE HIM, THERE IS NO BEAUTY THAT WE SHOULD DESIRE HIM. He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.” Isaiah 53:2-3. Jesus Christ is the truest and most sympathetic friend you will find. Listen to the most recent Joni Eareckson Tada cd regarding suffering. She is lovely, and has been through so much, most recently breast cancer. I hope you get this note.
    Sincerely,
    Janice (gatorcml@gmail.com)

  22. sadly hairly April 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    like some of you, I have hair in every inch of my body. I bleach/pluck/wax/epilate/shave/nair. I just can’t keep up with it!!! I feel like hidious ugly person. I have scars everywhere from ingrown hairs on my back, stomach, and chest. For some reason I started getting a skin condition called eczema on my legs after nairing for a long time. The more I try to get rid of it the more it scars my skin….and my soul. I can’t even look at myself naked. i have HATE how prickly my skin feels when i take a shower. I am 23 and NEVER had a bf. Idk how I could take the pain if i love someone and they can ‘t accept me. I know if he really loved me, but I won’t blame him if He can’t. I would do the same if i were him cuz there are so many other girls out who are prefectly fine…

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  25. Zara November 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Yupz,

    I’m sure you will find the right guy for you. ;> stay positive!! ;>

  26. Dermatologist November 21, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    My doctor has referred me to a dermatologist. I don’t have PCOS but I have excessive hairs. Hopefully they can help me. I cried yesterday. I just couldn’t believe how bad things are. All because of hairs.

  27. Rose November 21, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    XD so coll you went to japan but what you mean they were hairy??? O.o

  28. Guess What? November 20, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    guess what? last month i went to japan and saw many hairy girls!
    apparently, its normal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    omg right?

  29. gm November 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Hy , after reading stories of you all guys, i noticed that we boys accept it , but what about girls. would u had accpeted a boy, if he had dark and thick hairs on his body????

  30. caribbean_girl November 15, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Please message me more details. I e-mailed you.

  31. Kuppy November 14, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    do you truly think hair on a female is sexy?

  32. Kuppy November 14, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    I have a boyfriend and i am indeed a hairy girl. I have hair (dark prickly hair) on my stomach, breasts, bottom (around the anus), and very dark pubic hair. My boyfriend says he likes the hair but I definitely do not. I want to get rid of my hair as soon as possible, but laser treatments are so expensive and I don’t want to be in debt just because I want to be beautiful. I shave and tweeze which is bad but, i don’t know what else to do. I’m going to try the spearmint tea maybe it will work i am desperate.

    Chances are he won’t leave you for something so trivial. If he loves you like he says he does then the hair won’t matter n he’ll try to explore options with you to try and rid that gorgeous body of the unsightly hair. <3

  33. Freaking Hairy Girl November 13, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    I am pretty fair…and I have thick dark hairs growing on my legs. Sigh..its so not sexy. I envy girls in shorts..they look so hot. I do shave..but you can still see the roots on my skin cause I am fair. I have a boyfriend. He knows about my hairy legs, he didnt say much about it..but I have never showed him my hairy legs. The only times he has seen my leg is when I have shaved. But I never let him touch it beccause its so course..ugh. I just hate it.
    So does laser work? Cause I really am desperate to get rid of this hair!
    I would love to wear shorts anytime without shaving..and sometimes I have unexpected visitors..I dont want to be seen wearing long pants either. Sigh…I just hate the hairs on my legs..
    DOES LASER WORK??? OR ANYTHING? HELP ME PLEASE.

  34. Sophie November 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    I am blessed with black hair and pale skin.. Yipee!!! Not. I shave, epilate,pluck,bleach,wax, adn thread myself to death. Its really unfair that im so god damn hairy everywhere! But my boyfriend doesnt mind :)

  35. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    Dont ever be depressed..its truly sexy

  36. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    I like to know you

    admnstr_reg@yahoo.com

  37. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    I will accept you!

    hugs

    admnstr_reg@yahoo.com

  38. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    you are pretty and sexy!

    admnstr_reg@yahoo.com

  39. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    WHat are you saying?? just let it be! its sexy!

    admnstr_reg@yahoo.com

  40. Shan November 11, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Can i please please have a photo of your hairy legs ?

  41. Anonymous November 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi. U will surely find yr Mr. Right, there r man who love hairy woman…
    May write to me at del3@tm.net.my
    Take care

  42. kristine u can make it fall out! November 10, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    get rid of it! hi let me tell u i had_the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com ps . also when u had this prob u need iodine ! but in the natural form eat seaweed u can get it at most stores in the asian section i eat it like chips . cos u need the zince/minerals and iodine in the seawwed / seaweed is the richest source of these things but u need to take a enzyme with it so u dont get gas . any1 with this prob can contact me . xoxox

  43. kristine not even! November 10, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    hid eit and get ride of it — if he sees it tell him its about to fall out . but if he aint man enough to deal with grown ppls probs drop him like its hot.nonono dont eccept it ! get rid of it! hi let me tell u i had_the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com ps . also when u had this prob u need iodine ! but in the natural form eat seaweed u can get it at most stores in the asian section i eat it like chips . cos u need the zince/minerals and iodine in the seawwed / seaweed is the richest source of these things but u need to take a enzyme with it so u dont get gas . any1 with this prob can contact me . xoxox

  44. kristine not even! November 10, 2010 at 6:43 am #

    not even ! fix it naturally laser wont work cos its like a banaid! and the prob it with tnonono dont eccept it ! get rid of it! hi let me tell u i had_the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com ps . also when u had this prob u need iodine ! but in the natural form eat seaweed u can get it at most stores in the asian section i eat it like chips . cos u need the zince/minerals and iodine in the seawwed / seaweed is the richest source of these things but u need to take a enzyme with it so u dont get gas . any1 with this prob can contact me . xoxoxhe chemicals inside

  45. kristine/wow slow down November 10, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    nonono dont eccept it ! get rid of it! hi let me tell u i had_the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com ps . also when u had this prob u need iodine ! but in the natural form eat seaweed u can get it at most stores in the asian section i eat it like chips . cos u need the zince/minerals and iodine in the seawwed / seaweed is the richest source of these things but u need to take a enzyme with it so u dont get gas . any1 with this prob can contact me . xoxox

  46. kristine/wow slow down November 10, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    its okay get ur mind together and beat it! i had the same prob! n it fell out hi let me tell u i had the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com

  47. kristine u can get rid of it November 10, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    hi let me tell u i had the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com

  48. kristine/offers solution. November 10, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    lets talk hi let me tell u i had_ the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com

  49. kristine/offers solution. November 10, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    hi let me tell u i had the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com

  50. kristine November 10, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    hi let me tell u i had_ the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com

  51. kristine November 10, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    hi let me tell u i had_ the same prob HAD. i was sooo hairy but i got rid of it by changing my diet! stop eating sugars all simple carbs as in no white flour,cos it turns into sugar .sugar increases testosterone. and if ur testosterone increases so will serverity of unwanted hair. also use mint oil and mint tea cos it washes out testosterone. aslo u need omega 3s take cod liver oil . if ur overweight loose weight. u also need caprylic acid with ur food also put coconut oil in ur diet. u can repair ur body n it will heal itself but we have to go back to our boilogical way of eating. u can email me mkayla33@yahoo.com.

  52. anonymus November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    OMG i am so hairy too and i feel so bad sometimes everyone says im pretty but i’m not sighs*

  53. anonymus November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    OMG i am so hairy too and i feel so bad sometimes everyone says im prett but i’m not sighs*

  54. Zara November 8, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    All Alone- I understand how you feel. I wish I could say some comforting words to you but we both know, society’s standard of a girl being pretty does not equate to being hairy.

    I hope you cheer up and embrace every opportunity that is given to you. Hope you can be confident when there is a guy come knocking on your door. ;>

    *HUgs!*

  55. Zara November 8, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    For me, he knows about it because we went to the same school.

    Imagine me wearing skirt with hairy legs. At that time, I was 13. I can’t possibly shave throughout my secondary years because it will be too obvious. All along, I pretended I’m fine with my ‘hairy-ness’. If I were to shave, I’m admitting defeat to those moronic boys.

    Soon after, I started covering up because I am a muslim. I met a guy and we broke up after a year. He does not know about my condition.

    Then, a friend from my secondary school become my bf. H eknows about my condition and are totally fine with it.

    Still, I am still scared of his reaction if he were to see me naked. (That is when we get married, then).

    Deep down, I believe his words when he says ‘Who are we to hate God’s creations?’.

  56. A.G. November 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    i don’t think blondes have to shave as much. you don’t really notice blonde hairs on white skin. but dark hairs on brown skin is notieceable. i am black, nice body(34C-26-36), but i don’t usually reveal my body because of my cystic acne, hair, and also have trust issues. men are so flighty.

  57. A.G. November 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    okay, so I am ugly because i get acne? because i get hair bumps on my chest from shaving. I used to stay away from v neck and strapless dresses. but now i don’t care and still wear pretty things.it makes me happy.

  58. A.G. November 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    I am on bc pills. Maybe you should try electrolysis if nair is not working for you.

  59. A.G. November 7, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Don’t reveal your body until they fully comitt. I have gone on alot of FIRST dates because I am picky. I know I need a very caring sensitive guy who will understand my condition. I was never diagnosed but i am acne prone on my chest, i get hairs on my chest, chin, neck, and butt crease. even when i use nair the hair on my chin doesn’t like to come off so i must tweeze one by one.

    I don’t usually my body. I got tired of shaving my breasts! I am still a virgin at 24. I just stick to kissing and cuddling.

  60. Lucky November 7, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    You are lucky to find someone to love you as who you are I hope your love for one another stay strong hopefully one day I find somebody to love me for me with my extra hair

  61. All alone November 7, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    I don’t understand how can someone find me attractive when I have more hair then what a normal man would have? I find that people find my facial features attractive and I get told I am pretty but I’m sure facial hair (sideburns,lip hair,chin hair ARE NOT ATTRACTIVE!)daily grooming of the face is mentally draining and a hairy bottom is NOT SEXY on a young woman so how am I to find mister right??!! I see some of these girls on here have found men to love them for who they are please share with me the secret into finding a man that will accept me for me :( I do not know how to approach a man without get rejected and made fun of I dont want to stay a virgin and alone for ever any hints ladies?!?!

  62. I feel so sad November 6, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    The sun is shining & I’m hiding under my duvet cover. I don’t want to go outside. I don’t want to see pretty girls in their nice clothes holding hands with their boyfriends. I feel so sad & alone. I want to be a normal girl but how can I when I’ve ruined my skin from shaving for 16 years? I don’t know what to do. I wish I was never born. Then I won’t be so unhappy. God sees me but He does nothing. He watches as I sit here alone crying & mastabating. I hate my life. Its so miserable & I don’t want to be here anymore. I feel like a bird in a cage. Unable to spread my wings & fly. So on this beautiful saturday I’m here under my duvet cover.

  63. I told him November 5, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    I told him & he said he loves me. I told him about being covered in hairyness but I didn’t go into depth about the razor bumps on my face. He knows something is there but he doesn’t know how bad it is. I was scared to tell him. The way I did it was I showed him one of my messages on this sight & I watched him as he read it. I just couldn’t say the words ‘I’m hairy’. Let’s see how things go. Its still early days to be calling him my boyfriend but damn I’m in love & I’m so happy.

  64. D November 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    I have hair on my face, my back and my chest…. and my husband has no idea because hes never home long enough to know. hes currently deployed to Iraq and im scared for when he finally comes home and sees it :( im scared because of how “young” we both are that he will act like a child and leave.

    its a pity that i need to be so scared around my own husband and i wish people didnt suck so much

  65. Zara November 3, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Hey gerls,

    Im hairy too..In secondary school, I was constanly teased. This guy told all the other guys that I have more hair on my legs if they were to combine theirs and compare with mine.

    Those stupid boys make my life miserable Now, my boyfriend accepts me for who I am and assures me that I’m beautiful. Howeveer, I still wax my legs and pubic area. I leave the fine hair on my back, stomach and arms. I’m pretty fair but I have black hair.

    We should be grateful. I know it is hard but sometimes, we are too harsh on ourselves.

  66. what about boyfriends? November 1, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Who has a boyfriend & is hairy? How does he handle it? I’m just scared becos I feel that he won’t look @ me the same after I tell him. He’s gonna be so disappointed & I fear that he will leave me.

  67. Pirate October 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Well, clearly it seems that there are quite a few women who actually have huge problems with hirsutism. Maybe it’s about time we find out what actually works. Has anybody tried this spearmint tea? What about spironolactone? It seems to me that doctors are really ignorant about the problem since our lives are not in danger.. well they have no idea how many times I have thought about suicide and actually prepared for it. Hirsutism is in fact a big problem and it needs more attention.

  68. Just Hussh October 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    omg! samee but i am like THIRTEEN PEOPLE. and i have it int he same places aswell as another :( and i’m too embarrased 2 askmy mum if i can wax
    advice?

  69. flower October 29, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I feel the same as all you feel. Ive hated my increasing facial hair/body hair since I was 14 but it was not so bad till i turned 20 and then boom it started increasing gradually with each removal month after month year after year. Its gotten worse since age 26 and at age 29 now its getting so bad and driving me nuts because its so hard to accept myself. Ive lost hours of my life fussing over the hair. But the way I cope now is im trying to improve the appearence of my skin bcuz shaving my face takes a lot out of the healthy skin look and adds too many ingrowns. Ive figured out that high end natural products such as origins never a dull moment face wash and origins modern friction work best before shaving bcuz they gently exfoliate and dont cause irritation. I use to use gillette shave gel but im making an effect to use natural products so now im using dr. bronners unscented liquid castille soap it makes a luxurious creamy lublicated later i add a dash of alba moisture shave cream this is very effective almost magic with the liquid castile soap laster. this routine has helped my regain my soft youthful skin back after shaving so long. i never use mens razors tho. i pat my face dry after shaving. i follow with aveda exfoliate which is a great toner as a bonus it keeps ingrowns at bay. finally i apply hydrating lotion which anlog with exfoliate , are both from aveda`s line botanical kinetics. and i top off the smoothness with bare minerals mineral makeup i made the switch to these products after having crappy razor damaged skin 4 way too long. this is not a commerical for these products but its just something ive found to take the edge off my anxiety and facial hair worries. I know these products are a bit expensive but its been worth every penny for my increased self esteem Im not saying rush out and buy these im just saying high quality prodcts can help with restoring razor damaged skin not every product is right for everyone but these products brands have many lines that cater to specific skin types such as oily or dry or combination skin. also exfoliating (removing dead skin cells) is essential before shaving and moisturizing after is essential too so i hope this can help some one improve her skin along with her self esteem.

  70. xyz October 29, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    hi, i m 21.i m damn hairy.i hv hair on all d possible areas n being a girl its so embarrasing.i feel ashamed of myself. just becoz i have gud features people say i m so beautiful but wenever i hear dat my heart cries den y do i have so many hairs. i always feel dese people will stop loving me once dey cum to know abt my reality. i hate my body i just want to ged rid of dese hair or my life. i feel so depressed everytime i luk at myself.

  71. he thinks i'm perfect October 29, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    He thinks I’m perfect. It will break his heart when I tell him how ugly I am. Then he will leave me and I will go back to hiding away from the world. But he makes me so happy and I make him happy. But how will he take the news? Things will definetely change and I just don’t need people being akward with me. Especially him. I’m in love and I’m covered in hairyness and razor bumps. He won’t look at me the same after I tell him but he needs to know the truth. I can’t keep pushing him away because he always comes back. But after hearing what I have to tell him. Its a fucking shame. my heart is breaking and he’s gonna hate me

  72. heather October 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Seriously ladies you need to stop, I am a 23 year old woman who has had facial hair since high school. At first it was embarrassing but i just plucked at first but my hair has slowly increased so I shave. I have been in 3 serious relationships. My first had no idea my second caught me shaving my face and my husband asked why I took so long in the shower and I just told him the truth and he still loves me. Its not my fault I have PCOS and its not my fault I have facial hair. My whole family knows and my friends know. If you shave exfoliate before hand with a loofa and body wash shave with the grain once you get it close enough go against the grain this will reduce ingrowns. use a mans shaving cream and a mans razor with 5 blades its a closer shave then use a good face cream to soothe the face, If you are paranoid and embarrased about it then he will see it as bad. If you honestly accept yourself and your bodies natural beauty and imperfections then he honestly wont care. Love is love

  73. how do u tell him? October 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    How do u tell the guy u like that u are hairy & u have a beard?

  74. sel October 27, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    hi, its sad to hear that this has stopped you from being in a serious relationship. i have issues with a hairy face, just get so sick of “maintaining” it. my partner doesnt even notice mine and didnt from the start of our relationhip. shallow people who judge you on the outside are not the sort of people you want.

  75. sarah October 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I have hair every where and its the one thing that keeps me from going into a serious relationship, i am consumed by it and i wish i new how to stop obsessing, it feels good knowing there are people out there who felt the way i feel.

  76. M. October 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    I don’t understand why hair is considered ugly. If a person has a nice body and nice skin [as in no pimples], then body hair is no big deal. We all have it…unless you’re a child or a chemo patient.

  77. Not the only one October 15, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    I am so glad to hear I am not te only one :) my dad is Macedonian and my mum is croatian I am so damn hairy its embarrassing I am in my early 20’s and never had a proper serious realationship because of it, it controls my life and I wish there was an easy way out! I do the regular waxing on the legs arms and face also did laser on my legs underarms and stomach it helped alot on my legs and underarms not so much on the belly only problem is you can’t really stop the treatments I find hair slowly grows back (finer which is a bonus) I have done 20 treatments haven’t tried to touch my bottom yet should try something for it just don’t want to show anyone

  78. sexy October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    let’s meet

  79. sexy October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    hey im sexy

  80. arie October 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    I would like to get to know you

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  81. arie October 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    You are so the one girl that i’m looking for:(

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  82. arie October 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Dear Paluma
    I wish i could get to know you because i love hairy girls

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  83. arie October 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Dear Kim
    You are wrong
    There are some guys who can like you as you are including me

    Arie
    arielove@bezeqint.net

  84. Pulama October 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Donʻt worry. Being vulnerable is scary but you are a gift, donʻt waste time with small things like body hair. I have wasted so much time and sabotaged so many relationships because of my hatred of my body hair. My sisters has a lot of chin hair (a lot!!) and her boyfriend adores her, tells her not to worry about it, and that when they can afford it they will get laser removal. Love is compassion. I encourage you to be vulnerable and let him see you as you are. Blessings

  85. Pulama October 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    OMG I have the same problem and I feel like no one has it like I do. I live in Hawaii where every one is asian-mixed, brown, and hairless. I am Italian mixed and I have hair on my nipples, stomach, lower back, butt, my leg hairs are so black and course, and my bikini line has no end. Of-course, I am single because I wonʻt let myself be loved or being nude is just a nightmare. Laser is the only thing that works. Best wishes to you!! Love yourself!!

  86. kim October 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Omg! emma I am so glad to hear this from u, I am latin and i live in Sweden, and all the girls here are so damn HAIRLESS, I mean they do have hair but its all blonde And I have hair all over the place, i feel so manly all the time, I am sure u have blonde hair, you are lucky, shaving is so hectic, but it did make me feel better reading your optimistic comment, and i dont think any guy can like me if he really knows how I am, he will run for sure..I have no problem with my body or face but its cursed by hair!

  87. kim October 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Omg! emma I am so glad to hear this from u, I am latin and i live in Sweden, and all the girls here are so damn HAIRLESS, I mean they do have hair but its all blonde :( And I have hair all over the place, i feel so manly all the time, I am sure u have blonde hair, you are lucky, shaving is so hectic, but it did make me feel better reading your optimistic comment, and i dont think any guy can like me if he really knows how I am, he will run for sure..I have no problem with my body or face but its cursed by HAIR!

  88. if he really loves you, he will stay October 8, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Its sad being hairy and wanting to date. But I think that if he really loves you, he will stay & support you.

  89. Pere October 8, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    Please let be the hair in your bodies! Hairy people, women and men, are wonderful!

  90. He's back October 8, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    I can’t deal with the pressure of being hairy & having a boyfriend. He knows that there’s something on my face but he doesn’t know the extent of it. I’ve ruined my skin from shaving & now I can’t deal with someone being around me. I keep pushing him away & he keeps coming back. I’m scared to tell him about the razor bumps & the hairyness. I know that he will leave me & I can’t deal with rejection. Especially by him. I love him & I want to be with him but a girl with a rooted face & hairy body is sure to put him off. Then what do I do?

  91. Emma October 6, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    Dude! We’re mammals. Girls are mammals, too. Of course we’re going to have hair! It’s such a shame that society makes us feel so bad about it. I don’t have any disorder but I inherited hairiness from my dad (I’m Scandinavian). It used to bug me, but I get so much attention now because I’ve realized that I am beautiful, and being fuzzy doesn’t stop that. Yes, I have a mustache, but I actually use scissors to cut it unnoticeably short. It’s quick and easy. Also, most models have excess body hair! If you ever see photos of them lit in a certain way, sometimes you can see the hair sticking up from their arms and it’s pretty long! Also, I’ve seen photos of Marilyn Monroe with very thick hair on her arms. And Megan Fox… something about her; you can tell she has a mustache. Also the inside of her eyebrows are very thick. And these are some of the most beautiful women in recent history! I think in order to have a beautiful head of hair, you’re going to have to live with some on your body. So shave your legs, your pits, maybe your belly button and pubes, pluck your eyebrows, do something to your ‘stache, and move on with your life!! People who really matter won’t care if you have hair on your butt cheeks. Trust me, my boyfriend doesn’t! It’s not like you’re always running around with your butt cheeks exposed anyway. Take care of the beautiful hair on your head, because I’m sure plenty of women are jealous.

  92. skintight October 5, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    I’ve started using the razor bump/ ingrown hair product. I wished I started years ago instead of sitting & waiting for a miracle from God.

  93. Anonymous October 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I cn und your prob..
    Mine too is same..
    I ll date u..v ll live hapily..plz rep

  94. Anonymous October 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I want to have sex with you..please.

  95. Hairy Boy October 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Hello everyone,
    i landed on this site as i am a very hairy guy and was just googling it …..although it deals with excess hair in women called hirsutism, i wanna know from you people that can spearmint tea help reduce much unwanted body haair in a guy , as i am too embaressed n sad about my much amount f body hair growth all on my body, I HATE it.
    Is ther anyother solution.

    you can mail me if you want to: hirman267@yahoo.in

  96. just a shame September 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    There are a lot of people with real problems that could be easily managed if our society wasnt so greedy. Laser hair removal should not be so expensive. I truly wish for all women out there (and men too) that someday laser hair removal will be just an ordinary, practical way of life. In the future people will wonder how any of us ever put up with the daily hair removal grind. We spend so much of our time on shaving, waxing, plucking, etc. all the time worrying when it needs to be done again. All of our lives are too short anyway I hope someday our maximum profits society will relent a little bit and just do whats good for everyone and make laser hair removal more affordable.

  97. leds September 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    just use body bleach, it works :)

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  99. I'm a girl September 28, 2010 at 1:43 am #

    Hi girls, I’m so glad I found this sight. Its been only this year that I’ve started talking about the hairyness. Its everywhere & I’ve ruined my skin from shaving all these years. My problem is I can’t wear low cut tops, dresses & I can’t put my hair up. I haven’t dated or been kissed in 5 years. I feel like I’ve lost my identity & I’m struggling with not being able to express myself with clothes, accessories & hair styles. I’ve grown up & I’m aware of my body. I have a really nice shape but nobody can see it cos I’m always covered. I feel like a tomboy even though I’m a girlie girl. Its so sad cos I’m a girl & every time I see my breasts I’m in shock because they’re nice & big but becos I never wear nice clothes I hardly see them so when I do I cry. Its so sad. I’m a girl but I’m not able to express myself.

  100. kim September 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    Cant I get your email ID’s ? I think we can help each other out with this problem, I really need people to talk with about this :( Please Please write ur ID in the reply ! Love you !

  101. kim September 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Well My chin hair is longer and I have 3-4 thick hair strands now :( But bleaching dosent cause it, waxing/shaving or tweezing might, well I bleach every other day, I wont recommend it to you, because it can harm your skin but I would say after 2 weeks I bleach, but for some it lasts 2 Months ! And maybe your facial hair is lesser than me, but TRUST ME, bleaching wont increase ur hair, it will just make it blonde ;) Which means less visible, take a close look at your Blonde friends, they have more hair on their hands and all but just because its blonde, people thinks its “okay” -.- But oh well, till we get it lasered we are stuck with it, I am on my way to depression..I guess this hair problem aint as little as it seems for hairless people :(

  102. charles September 27, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I love you and hairy women, Please stop feeling bad about how yoou were made. I would love to see some pictures of you! I get so turned on by hairy women it hurts! I just want to look at them all day long. Especially a women with dark curly hair ! Ohh S***, i am going crazy!

  103. Geena September 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    i am very hairy the legs on my hair and arms are almost like a mans. i dont know if its genetics or hormones but i have hair all over my body and i get rid of each part with diffrent hair removal methods but its so annoying because the hair tends to grow back the next day with some parts.

    this is what i use for __Bleaching Cream
    -sides of face
    -chin
    -forehead
    -neck
    -back
    -belly
    -chest + breasts
    -top arms

    this is what i wax
    -legs
    -underarms (or epil lady)
    arms

    epil lady_
    bum cheeks

    pluck:
    toes
    fingers
    moustache

    shave__
    private

  104. Cameron September 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Guy’s ok I’ll be me ok hairy women I’m sorry ok but this is just who I am and so ya I’m just so sorry but this is who I am not some hairy women and I’m really sorry so bye and contact us but I’m just a kid ok now bye!

  105. Cameron September 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Hi hairy again that’s right it’s me again the hot one I had to change my name and everything but I’m still me and my real name is Zoe and sh is very, very hot and cool ya ha ha! Look I know I’m just acting sexy but I know about it that I’m having a date with some guy so don’t you mind giving us some privacy were having sex with each other but were not getting marrid oh no were not were just having fun huh sex is so nice our sex is so nice huh! Oh ummm ya and that is all huh seeya!

  106. Cameron September 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Oh my gosh these people are crazy and hairy is so funny to me ha ha! Look oh ummm it would be so funny if you had hair on your privat butt ha ha! I know people I’m just so funny too. I feel hungry so I’m going to go and get me some chocalate. Seeya!

  107. K. September 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Omg thank you soo much for ur story u really made me feel a lot better with my body but why dont u like Spironolactone?

  108. kimla September 24, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    hi,actually im in z same boat like u all…………i want to get rid of unwanted hair…….i got it everywhere in my body…..its discusting.i want to be pregnant…… i knw its bcoz of harmones ……..plz help……….

  109. arie September 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi
    I’m a male and i love hairy girls
    You can contact me if you want to get to know me
    arielove@bezeqint.net

    arie

  110. M. September 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Yep, I also have PCOS, suffer from hirsutism, am slightly overweight and apparently staring down the barrel of Type 2 Diabetes if I don’t control my weight in the next few years (I am 32, 170cm and 69kg). To all you teenagers out there, I suffered similar problems when I was younger, including a mother who didn’t understand when I told her I was hairier than other girls (although at the time, mine was thankfully not too dark), she assumed I was just freaking out about puberty, I guess. Even now, I don’t think she quite believes me when I say I suffer from hirsutism, but that’s because I pluck my chin hairs religiously and you will never see me in shorts, let alone bathers, if it’s anywhere below 38 degrees! And a bikini is quite out of the question! But, regarding boys not liking you, I have had a couple of boyfriends while suffering from these symptoms and not one of them cared a bit. I do shave when I feel the need (I try to stay away from razors when it comes to bikini lines and other sensitive areas and go for a ladyshaver instead, it reduces the instances of shaving bumps considerably), but if I don’t shave, my boyfriend doesn’t care. He even sometimes helpfully points out the my moustache may be a little long (our bathroom mirror is not help at all!) I also agree that you should probably try to stay away from drugs like Spironolactone and the like unless there are no other options available. Laser treatment was recommended to me by my gynaecologist and that, I think, is my next step as the Pill that I was on to lessen the effects of PCOS (mainly the hair) was making me very irritable (read: angry/moody/unbearable) and damaging my relationship. I will also give Spearmint tea a go as I love tea and anything that may reduce my hair growth that is cheap and effective, not to mention, delicious, is a goer in my book.

  111. shelley September 20, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries over thirty years ago. I had real problems with hair everywhere..especially my face which I had to shave almost everyday. I started with a treatment of electrolysis and though it was painful and costly and took time…it really really worked. I cant even begin to tell how worth it is. It changed my life…no more shaving or feeling self conscious…it got rid of my hair permanently. Now that I am in my late 40’s and hitting menopause, i have random regrowth of a little of the hair but I go to laster to treat it. The moral of the story…dont suffer…get to it… dont wait! It works!

  112. Mom September 18, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Please get yourself to a doctor. My daughter was just diagnosed with PCOS and it sounds like most of the girls here may have this same hormonal disorder. She is having a really difficult time as well with the excess hair and acne. The doctor can prescribe birth control pills or a medication called Metformin to help reduce the symptoms. Also, eating a low carb diet and exercising is supposed to help as well. Good luck to you all. I’m curious about the tea as well and will keep researching trying to find something to help her.

  113. Donna September 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Can’t notice that anyones mentioned epilating, its more painful that waxing but it gets easier everytime and seems to work better. Google it? x

  114. Lily September 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    @ Becca. I’m 21 and it’s gotten worse it feels. So You’re in the same boat, trust me. :(

    I hate this!! I want my man to have the mustache NOT ME!!!! Only men should have mustaches! MUSTACHES ARE CUTE, AND ONLY CUTE ON MEN!!!!:( i think it’s weird that my friend who really likes me can’t grow one, and I can! And it sorely depresses me. (there are some men out there who actually don’t have ANY TYPE OF FACIAL HAIR ON THEM! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???) (It’s a hereditary disorder, I’ve heard, but how sad for a guy, I’d love to give him mine!) XDD

    *sigh* I use Nair and I tweeze with the horrifying thought of this crap coming back darker. And I have this paranaoia about hair on my face that shouldn’t belong there. Even if it’s small and unnoticeable, I’m like “OMFG!! KILL IT!!! KILL IT!! I DONOT WANT TO FEEL IT ON MY FAAAAACE!!!! F@#$ING KIIIIILLLLL IIIIITT!!!”

    I NEVER shave my face. I see only men shave their face. It seems wiith women who are darker haired like me, suffer from this s*it than their stupid lucky dumb blonde counterparts. I hav it on my arms (but not too conspicuous God was merciful THERE) in between my breasts and below my stomach. I don’t feel feminine at all. :( I have such a low self-esteem and this adds to it. God, if I had the money I’d get this crap taken off PERMANENTYLY!! LASER the F*%@ING S*** OFF!!!

    Seriously, God gave the animal (man) an easier life to live. He dies before the wife. (ususally) HE can be hairy like the animal he is. He can keep on populating, WE have periods and THEN Oh joy, MENOPAUSE for the rest of our godforsaken life until the day WE DIE. Sooo looking forward to that S*#T!!

    men don’t have to worry about getting pregnant, hell, if he was really unfaithful, he go right onto the next young hott thing. Ugh.

    God, this pisses me off. My sister has a hairy upperlip and she’s
    fine with it. JEEZ, I wish I had her type of self-esteem! I remember at the ripe old age of 7 and finding out that I was growing effing facial hair, MY GOD THAT DEPRESSED ME!!! All my life since i was young, I had a thing for mustached men, and here I was starting to grow one!!! F*&#ing NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    But yes, I always wished that to God our creator, “Why couldn’t us women be born with hair on just our heads, eyebrows, and eyelashes only?” Let the man look like a beast, not us! WE want to be dainty, delicate, beautiful and pleasing to the eye to look at.”

    I hate my voice as well. At times I feel so manly, it makes me so uncomfortable to think about how masculine I feel. :( I hate the hair I hate my voice and I hate my godawful manly nose!!!

    For hair removal, DONT USE NAIR, it works, but it’s crap sometimes. I liked Sally HAnsen Hair Removal. She is so much better than Nair. And… I wouldn’t shave.

    D@MN THESE HORMONE LEVELS!! I hope this tea works for me….. (D:)

  115. me September 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    BTW, dude you are clueless. Hair results from hair follicles in the skin. Many things cause “hairiness.” Pcos and hormones are some causes. Shaving, waxing or whatever will not lessen the number of hair follicles. They may or may not result in the hair growing back finer.

  116. me September 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Not to discourage you, but I would be VERY cautious of the medications, topicals (creams, etc) and stuff. I work in the medical field and see too many side effects causing additional problems such as liver and kidney damage.. Try “Googling” these meds and you will see what I am saying. Be VERY careful of this stuff ladies. If someone picks on you about hair they are a sad creature.

  117. me September 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    I want a hairy girl! I think fuzzy women are incredibly pretty! Wish I had a fuzzy sweetie……

  118. hairy girl September 9, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    I’ve been shaving since 11 & I’m 27 now. I went through depression when I was 21 & its only now that I’m getting my life back. Razor bumps & hairyness has caused me to hate myself & I’ve isolated myself from my friends & the outside world. I’m seeing a counsellor at the moment & its helping. Right now I don’t want to be alone. I want a boyfriend but who would want a hairy girl.

  119. Charlise September 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    I have had fine hair growing on really crazy parts of my body since I was 18. Even on my face! I got darker hair growing on my cleavage, along my stomach and upper thighs. I used to shave every other day. Then I started plucking my face and hairline with tweezers every few days and getting my lower arms and legs waxed. It was agony. Eventually I realised I was wasting so much time in these rituals getting rid of hair that I had stopped doing anything useful with my time. I was also wasting a TON of money buying hair removal products! The guys I was dating had hair in places I didn’t like, but they weren’t bothering to do anything about it. Yet, they expected me to shave everything. One day I had a huge row with my ex when he wanted me to go swimming at the last minute and I hadn’t shaved for 3 days and didn’t have time to do it before we left. He decided to point out the hairs anyway! I broke up with him and haven’t bothered with all the plucking since. I shave my legs every week or so if I feel like it and under my arms and that is all. F**k all this shaving! I’m sick and tired of wasting my life feeling like crap and trying to battle nature! I’ve stopped buying magazines, stopped watching TV, stopped looking at anything where I have to see all these f****ng ‘perfect’ women! Instead of all that, I am now composing music (something I have wanted to do for years but never had time for)!

    I apologise for my language and anger, but why the hell should I be made to feel bad for how I was made? And why is it (mainly) women who have to go through this? I’ve never known a guy to waste so much time trying to look ‘normal’!

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  121. Keyrin September 6, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    Man being hairy just sucks butt!! Im almost 20 Now and i have hair pretty much everywhere.. Not as thick but they r there. I was always hairy since i was little but dk how cuz all the women in my family are not as hairy as me. Im dying to wear 2 peice bikinis, v-necks,and Stuff like that but i dont want Ppl to see im hairy and comment on it . especially around guys. I think they aré not going to like me after they find out im hairy. Not to be conceited or anything but i think im very pretty and have nice Body but i had to be cursed with all this hair. lol :( it’s depressing looking at all the other girls hairless where i have hair. I want all this hair gone asap!! maybe this tea works…. Anyone out there who has tried this tea that can tell me if it works?? Or any suggestions on what i should do?? something not as expensive but can last. shaving and creams aré tiring . Heeeellllp pllleaaaase !!!

  122. Reesh September 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    I started shaving like you when I was fourteen too and tryst ms it’s a BAD idea , don’t shave because even though studies say that shaving does not make your hair coarser but it just causes them to have a flat top-end instead of a pointy one, constant shaving causes your skin to peel off around the pores making it hard for the hair to come out. It ends up curling in your skin causing ingrowns , especially if u have thick hair. I’ve tried all methods of hair removing since I was 12 up till now, I’m seventeen. Electrolysis is too slow, waxing shaving and threading cause ingrowns but laser is good. Even though it ddnt permanently remove my hair, it helps me get rid of them for two months and they come out weaker than before. I hope this helps.

  123. Lisa August 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Well, your mom seems stupid. Because your 13 years old .. your becoming a woman.. she should be there for questions and stuff, but she needs to stand back and let you decide what
    to do. And wtf ? your only allowed a cup of tea a day cause of caffeine ? .. there is no caffeine in tea , .. so your moms kindove an idiot. and for the hair situation theres not much you can do i guess, deffenetly do not shave ! that will cause worse problems. Waxing is a good option because if you do it enough times your hair will become very faint, and hardly notible , in some cases the hair eventually stops growing ! so yeaaah.

    thats my opion.

  124. Nobody important but stressed out of this world August 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Ok, I am thirteen and have hair (thin stuff, like my arm hair which is normal) on my stomach and boobs. The boobs I can accept, I can’t remove that hair, but my snail trail and cleavage? Shaving just results in cuts coz it’s such a uneven surface, and my mum won’t let me use anything else! Actually mum doesn’t know about my stomach, she knows I shave my legs and underarms and she doesn’t know I cut and shave the top of my pubes… She’s not very approachable in that way… I’m not allowed to go to the shops on my own, mum even picks out which pads I use when I have my period, so getting a cream or aomething kind of isn’t an option… Please help! Ps. I have pubes in my anus, WTF? Btw immonly allowwed one cup of tea a day because if caffeine…
    Thx

    Lu xx

  125. Shalini August 26, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    hey guys..so nice to see all the comments it makes me feel better.. i gt too much hairs too ..on ma face, back, stomach etc… i shave ma arm and leg..bt its very bd… however thats ok..but i am worried wiv ma face. i suffer from acne too.. evertnk makes me depressive. i am tweezing sometimes and use hair removing cream for ma face bt its not working as i hv to do it almost every week… its awful…

    its gd to see that so many other people suffer from it too…

    all the best for u future
    xxxxx

  126. rufyda August 16, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    does it work ? plz Answer me

  127. isis August 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    hi I am 13yrs old & I understand how u feel. i try 2 shave but it takes tooo long can u e mail me because I have sum questions about the hairy situation plz contact me. my e maiil is thenewmariahcarey@ymail.com

  128. isis August 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    hi I have the same problem u have but I’m 13 yrs old & it sucks… I was wondering if we could e- mail each other 2 tlk about it. my e- mail is thenewmariahcarey@ymail.com
    u can e-mail me if u want it would really help me out

  129. Bella August 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi L I have the same problem as you! I’m asian too. My mom has dark black upper lip hair but it only shows on the ends. My sister has it too but hers is not that noticeable unless your staring right at her face. But I hate my upper lip hair so much! I have more then my mom or my sister! I was wondering have you ever tried waxing before? Cause I wanna try it but I’m afraid my facial hair will grow back darker and longer! I really hate it so much!

  130. Bella August 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Kim I have Facial Hair problems too! I started getting Facial Hair when I was in 4th grade but it wasn’t really that noticebly till now (I’m 14 now)! My mom has Facial Hair too. I was wondering if you bleach your Facial Hair how long does it last till it returns to its normal color in the first place? I’ve thought of doing something about it, but I’m afraid if I bleach or wax it, it’ll get darker and longer! Have you ever tried waxing before?? Its really bothering me now, help please :]

  131. Rufyda August 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Hi , girls
    who drank spearmint tea?
    does it effective?

  132. Liz August 12, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    I definitely know how you all feel. I’m going to be 35 next month and I have dealt with unwanted hair since I was in my early teens. I use to have the hairiest arms (plus the tops of my hands and fingers). I got made fun of all the time when I was younger so I started going and getting my full arms waxed. This was great, plus over time the hair grew back finer and there was less of it (I went once every 5 weeks). In recent years I’ve started using Veet on my arms as it is quicker and MUCH cheaper. I use the Veet once every 3-4 weeks and it works just as well.
    Additionally, when I was 28 my hormones started getting all crazy. I broke out with cystic acne all over my face and started noticing fine hair all over my face (like the full beard area on a guy) with some dark black hairs mixed in. I was horrified. I went to the dermatologist and was put on Acutane for the acne and after 7 months my face was finally clear. However, the hair still remained PLUS the hair on my head started falling out. I also got dark, course hair around my nipples and a small trail of hair on my belly. AGAIN, I was horrified. I went to several doctors and they all kept telling me it was genetic (however, none of the women in my family had ever had these problems before me). After 3 years of going through this I finally found a doctor that listened to what I was saying and she sent me for an abdominal CAT scan to look at my ovaries. From this they saw that I had cysts covering my ovaries and they were constantly rupturing and reforming. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This syndrome causes cystic acne, patterned baldness, unwanted hair growth, etc. I’ve never been so happy to be diagnosed with a problem before because there’s way to deal with this problem!!! One way is to take oral contraceptives. This works for a lot of people unfortunately I was not one of them. I’ve been on oral contraceptives since I was 15 years old due to painful and frequent periods. It worked great for that but wasn’t strong enough to take on the PCOS. My doctor then suggested Spironolactone (Aldactone). Spironolactone is actually a blood pressure medicine but has also been found to treat PCOS in women. It works pretty well but it is not without side effects though and you definitely do not want it in your system if you are trying to conceive.
    Since I would like to try to get pregnant in the next couple of years (I’ve also had a hard time getting and staying pregnant over the years due to the PCOS.) I’m going to have to put the Spironolactone on the back burner. I’m excited to try the spearmint tea for the unwanted hair growth though I don’t know what I’ll do about the patterned baldness and cystic acne. If anyone has any natural remedies for these I would love to hear them!!!

  133. Rebecca August 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    I truly know how you ladies feel,and im with you!Im 15 years old right now,and im VERY hairy.My dad is hairy also and his mom,my mom no .It started when i was about 12 and it got worse throughtout the years.I started shaving when i was 13 and now my hands have cuts and marks all over them.I wear some dress and short sleaves,but i feel so insecure and ugly.I have a nice face and body[so i’ve been told:],but these hair are so depressing and annoying.
    I hope this tea helps.I told my mother men have it soo easy!
    Why couldnt women be born with hair on there heads,eyebrowns,and eyelashes only?:D
    Becca

  134. Winston Bruno August 9, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Very useful review! Can’t wait to try this out. Anyway, I’ve also experienced Laser hair removal and it was really good. You might want to try it.

  135. I hate hairyness D: August 9, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    I’m 15 years old and i started to noticed that i have hair on my face, stomach and other places this year. It very hairy ! i hate it,i have to wear long sleeve/cardigan when i go out and it sucks. I’ve always wanted to wear dresses and skirts, shorts and all. I can’t because of this stupid hair -___-
    I’m scared that guys won’t like me if they knew i’m hairy, and its really depressing if they do so. I don’t think they have Spearmint tea here in my country. I was planning on waxing, does it reduce hair growth?

  136. anonymoussss August 7, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    i have the same problem :( currrently on the pill,, cant explain to my fiance ccz im too embarassedd :'(… by the sounds of it yu hav polysistic ovaries which is a medical condition… you are likely to get medical treatment for it on the nhs.. xx

  137. Kim August 6, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Sam trust me, first Just try a patch on your arm, it will itch a bit but thats normal, and if you dont face any allergic reaction, you can use it on your face :) I am telling you, if you pluck it it will become thicker and the chin hair will come back rather quickly, My mom has it and she has to pluck it EVERYDAY, so just Bleach it till You are 18, and then you can go and Laser it so that its gone FOREVER ;)

  138. sam August 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    omg i have this problem about facial hair but im scared to use like that bleaching stuff on my face because i have really sensative skin but i dnt wanna start high school with that ughh what should i do?

  139. M August 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    also i forgot to add, what is the name of the hormonal pills can u give us some more info about it please

  140. M August 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Hi, wanted to ask you a question about the hormonal pills, do they have to be prescriped by the doctor to get them? and thanks for sharing that..i hope it works for me too.

  141. Jenny August 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Im 16 years old, and ive been dealing with “hairy problems” since i was 13 or 14! =/i absolutely hate it!!!! Its soo annoying.. i have hair everywhere.. i have sideburns, moustache, chin hair.. then i got hair on my butt, tummy and arms.=/. I tried waxing it, its alright.. but i havent been there in a while i also tried shaving but it comes back thicker and i also use nair for the face..Hopefully this spearmint tea hig will work.. Im like ready to give up!?! ;p

  142. Jen August 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Hey,
    I also got hair on my Belly.. Im sooo Hairy!!! i hate it.. but im glad im not the only girl here who does.=)

  143. Pola August 5, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Hello i am 16 male as far as i can see most of you have got a hair problems i am certain all of that got a hair problem your skin is a softer than normal that is causes hair to grow up esier than a tougher skin so there is some trainings that makes your skin come to normal then hairs will grow up harder i think this is makes you a little bit hairless than before because my legs are a little bit hairy than a normal and i do not know how ladies figure this out,i am doing those trainings and i feel better i hope all of get rid of hair problems god bless

  144. Dee August 4, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    HI, i would just like to let people know i have been on spironolactone for the last 18months, it is absolutely fantastic. i had acne (cyst like under my skin) – it cleared up my skin in a few months – rarely get a spot now and i used getl oads. Spironolactone reduces the testosterone hoemones in your body whcih causes acne and hair.. for me spironolactone wokrked very well on my dark hairs but not on my blond hairs – i have a lot of blond hairs on my face, which is quite annoying as they cannot be treated by laser apparently.. i bought spearmint tea today, hopefully that will help… i get electrolysis done, have been for about 10 years, cant say i think it works but i have to do something each month to make it not look too bad.. i get electrolysis done about every 3 weeks.. i am age 34.. and my aunties have the same condition.. i got my blood tested but hormones level normal.. although i really do believe it has got to do with your hormones, as i said spironolactone (testosterone reducer) has worked a treat on my skin (100mg) – started off on 25mg, which worked then also.. have increased it as apparently you need higher levels to work on hirsituism.. i hope this post helps someone.. if youve got acne- it will defo help you, if youve got dark hairs, it will also help you, not sure about blond – think it slightly helps but not enough..

  145. kim August 4, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    i am 14 and its so depressing to have hair on my face, butt, chest, stomach, back, legs and arms ! I am sick and tired of it, i use to shave my whole body spending god knows 2 – 3 hours daily, i was fine with it first, but then i couldnt do it anymore, it was very tiring, my friends think i am hairless, which is good, but I AM NOT, i cant keep up with shaving daily, and i hate those black spots which i get, i bleach my face and its all peach fuzz, even my chin hair because i dint pluck it, no one has said anything except this gay guy in my class, i hated it, i am too young for laser but unitl then i need some way to say hair free most of the time, PLEASE HELP, Thank You so much !

  146. lenie August 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    hey i havve the same problems as all you ladies …
    i have went through about 80% of these cmnts so im seriouse …
    ass many as i read there was not one tht i seen tht said they had hair on the niple… yea i have tht problmm.. lip , back, tummy, butt, arms, and legs…. this spermit sounds legit but who knows….

    well i want to knoe if the spearmint has to be the leaf or if i can just use the speermint tea bags?? email me pls …lenemar1234@yahoo.com

  147. lenie August 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    hey i had the same problem…
    my solution was to just start shaving without asking my mom…
    she eventualy found out and asked me why… i just told her it was imbarasing and i was tired of it … she didnt ask me to stop… im sure she understood because im hiary from evry wear so i rely couldnt hide it (my upper lip and arms are the worst)

  148. Unlucky August 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Please answer this- can you shave while drinking the tea? Or should you just leave everything alone?

    Please PLease PLEase PLEAse PLEASe PLEASE ANSWER THIS!!!

    thanks, and God Bless<3

  149. Anonymous August 2, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    hey wow it’s nice to know i’m not alone with this problem although it’s not nice at all to have it!!!!!!!!!!!!i have been suffering from depression and i know that most of it is from this problem and i am far too embarassed to ever tell anyone. i’ve had help for my depression but this hair problem is still here and i really don’t feel able to tell my parents (i’m 23). I finally told the doctor which was very hard to do but I did and all my hormone tests were normal so I haven’t got PCOS. But he just said there was nothing he could do to stop the hair and I left crying. I keep waxing all the time but I’m sick of it and it keeps making me depressed! I’ve changed doctors now and hopefully they will help as I know there are creams and tablets that can help. I realllly want laser hair removal but my parents won’t pay it’s so expensive and I don’t have the money for it. I don’t know what to do as I reallllly need it done but I just can’t tell my parents or even my friends as I’m so embarassed! I know a few of my friends have had hair problems but I’m even too embarassed to tell them as I like to give off a perfect image. Also there are no shops here (in the UK) that sell pure spearmint tea. Does anyone know of any? Or any other suggestions? I can’t help but feel depressed about it as I personally hate body hair on anyone, especially on myself! :(

  150. Winston Bruno August 2, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Very interesting topic. Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hair removal treatments available today. I would recommend this to my friends.

  151. Jade August 1, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    it’s alright i have hairy arms as well but i have bleached mine and on my legs.i have some dark hair at the bottom of my back! you dont have to be afraid to ask your mum! nearly every girl at your age shaves.you can tell your mum any thing thats what she is there for. dont be afraid i asked and she was fine with it! just ask her i bet when you do you will feel much better . pleaseeee reply ….. thats if you ask your mum . Jade x

  152. Louise July 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    i have a hairy stomach and arms and i dont mind my arms but my stomach annoys me because i have a boyfriend and im embarrased about it. Does the tea work ?

  153. stressed. July 30, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    im 13 goin on 14 in the matter of days. i have body hair and i hate it. i have low self esteem because of it. i dont like people to see my body. and thats not fair. i should be able to go out in a bikinii in the summer time and go swimming without worrying if someone saw my body hair. to me is gross and i hate it. and it can damage your self esteem. i ask myself why me ? why did i have to have it ? i hide it from boys. i hide my body , infront of them when i go swimming i should have to. im supposed to feel pretty and i dont i feel gross and disgusting. ive told my mom how i feel . she says it COULD go away but thats the thing could . i want it gone. i shouldnt have to worry about this. i guess its different when you have it. its like it eventually definse you and takes over. i have it on my back . my stomach. my chest. and my arms. my arms i dont mind . but the rest i do. i wanna be able to where those tank tops that show off your back . but i cant . and i have dark dark brown hair. so all the hair on my body is dark as well. i am gunna try this tea. im praying it will work. im glad theres people out there who try and find ways to get rid of hair on the body. gives me hope. i just really want it gone, and for my self esteem to come back. and so that i can go out and not have it define me.

  154. L July 30, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    I totally understand how you feel! I’m also 17, but I’ve been dealing with this ever since I started puberty. It’s really unfair because I’m Asian and NO ONE in my family is as hairy as me… not even my dad! My mom has some hair on her upper lip, chin, and a tiny bit on her back, and I think I’ve inherited the hairy genes from her — except I’m like 10x worse than hers since hers isn’t that noticeable. But you’re lucky that you don’t have hyperhydrosis (excessive sweatiness, gross!) along with being hairy. I’m 100% positive that I got the hyperhydrosis problem from my dad. It sucks to be me because I’m hairy and I get sweaty all over my body! A lot of you girls are lucky that you don’t have to deal with both of these problems because they cause so much embarrassment for me… and it just keeps getting worse every single day! A lot of times, I think that it would’ve been better if I was just born as a boy; at least then, it wouldn’t be as big of a deal.

    It sucks that I can’t wear the clothes that I like or go hang out with my friends because it has caused me to have such a low self-esteem. And lord knows, when it comes to guys, I just want to go hide in a corner ‘cos I don’t want them to see me. It also doesn’t help since I’m painfully shy. The chances of me ever finding a boyfriend is probably at -75% anyways. Some of my classmates, who barely even know me, have even told me that I was somewhat pretty, but I still feel really ugly no matter what they say.
    I’ve tried talking to my parents about my problems but they simply don’t care. How is any girl supposed to deal with this if her parents are completely apathetic? All this crap has gotten me really depressed over the years and I just can’t stand it! Seriously, why did I have to inherit these things? Did the gene pool just hate me or something? If only scientists could find a solution to this problems already!

  155. Gurl July 28, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Hey i would love to be updated, My problem is kind of similar, and i asked my sister if i might have more Male hormones because i have peach fuzz on my back, in between my breast, my stomach and my Butt (Very Embarrassing hehe) She says No you’re Fine and when you’re 18 you can just go and Laser them but i am just 14 ! I want to enjoy my life and i can only laser after 4 years .. I have to spend Hours in the washroom shaving my whole Body .. Its so annoying, I cry at Night thinking i would creep out people if they knew about it, It is very depressing tho My sister or mom dont take me seriously, My mom is Totally hairless and My sister is gonna start her Laser Treatment, I am Stuck, I hate it :( I would be so Glad if you reply really (PS- I couldnt find your Email to contact You)

  156. stephh July 27, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    well to start off im 13 years old and turning 14 very very soon. ive read almost every one of these comments and it has alot to do with me. i have hair on my whole back, i really dont care about my arms but i do care about my upper arms, not under.. upper, i really wanna wear a tantop out in public. my stomach… i use NAIR lotion, but its not shaving. legs, doesnt matter. and chest hair, bleach it and its better than shaving it. i have a boyfriend, weve been together for 7 months now. he wants me to use a bikini, i guess hes a perv(x but yeah anyways he wants me to but i really dont wanna cusz i dont want him to know… i think he’ll break up with me and i dont want that to happen. im always thinking why am i hairy and i get stressed. mom says i shouldnt shave and its tru, gets way worse. waxing is good? but im scared to tell her, ive read about the tea thingy, i wanna try it.. but does it get u fat? cusz i have a good body and i dont wanna mess it up. lazer.. im too young and its very expensive. will tea be good? well yeahh i dont know, im tired of bleaching my chest and upper arms. and removing my tummy hair with the nair lotion. im soo stressed ughh. im tired of this and i just wanna give in and shave, is this a hormone problem? i think so since my mom is hairless and my dad is kinda hairy, mayb my dad? well anyways i think ill waste my time at the doctor. ohh! and my period is irregular. ): i dont like this, im tired of it. but id like to know whos like me, becusz i know im not the only one with this problem. thank you for reading this(:

  157. stephanieee. July 27, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    bleaching takes 10 mins or less, i do it for atleast 8 mins. ohh and im 13 also and have the same issue as you. but i never tried bleaching it.. ive alos wanted to wear a bikini sice my boyfriend wants to see me with one.. but ill find a way, just as long u do something to it, itll b ohkay(:

  158. linknads July 27, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    I agree, Laser hair removal is a vey must for every woman.

  159. Depressed Girl :'/ July 25, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    I am 14 years old & have hair on my legs, back of my legs, arms, back(mostly the lower half), & butt. I am fine with the arm hair honestly..but the rest, I am not. I am African American but my mom told me once that I am Cherokee Indian. My whole family on my dad’s side thinks otherwise, though :P I live with my dad & he is practically hairy all over, I always think he’s the reason why I have so much body hair. I’ve seen my mom’s lower half & she has hairy legs but that’s all I’ve seen.

    I’ve told my dad about the problem & he tends to do nothing about it :l The only thing I have tried is shaving, it has done me no good deed because the hair grows back in 3 three days. I get so emotional over this & I always tend to lose a lot of self-esteem over this problem. I didn’t notice the hair until I was 13. I have no problem being around boys because I’m barely romantically involved :P I’ve wore jeans throughout most of my 9th grade yr. I am very willing to try anything to get rid of this disgusting body hair.

  160. Chrissie July 21, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. I’m almost 18 now, been under treatment since, and still not even the slightest improvement. I have black hair from my upper lip, to my chest, to my stomach area, back…practically everywhere. Also my periods are not regular, but I’m really skinny. It’s tough, but I deal with it as well as I can and mostly by hiding my body. I haven’t worn a swimsuit or a blouse with cleavage for years now. I don’t have any hope left and I’m scared that if ppl find out about my condition, they’ll laugh at me and reject me. So I decided to wax this week: chest, stomach area, back, arms…I’ll see how that turns out. Best of luck to all of you!

  161. Mellow July 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    I’m 17 yr old female, who questions herself about her sex , since I’m sorta flat and hairy, and I have dealt with this accessive hair problem for as long as i can remember , it started to increase when I bagan puberty at the age of 11 . I really hate it , becuase I’m a good looking girl in and out , but having this hair hides the beauty . I do try to shave , wax, and bleach at times , but its just too much .I have so much going on in life and this fact makes my life harder on the way.I dress like a tomboy all the time , not that I hate it , but I just want my friends and family to see me as a girl for once, and I would like to try it myself too. I hate hiding in clothes all the time. I hate how I miss out on social events that need little less conservative clothing.I hate how I have to lie to my friends and family that I have my period , so I dont have to swim wearing a suim suit. I hate how I have a hard time talking to people and especially guys for them not to see. I dont want this to restrict me from activites in life , but I’m too scared and embarrassed to tell anyone . Since I live with my step mom , and I have’nt seen my mom these past 3 years ,I dont know who to go to.My step is nice and all , but she is a really busy women , and I’m too shy to tell her my problem I feel like a burden on her , and as a matter of fact I’m too shy to tell anyone my problem ,well as long as your not seeing my face. I just dont want people , especially my family to see me as an isolated and depressed girl, I can really be a fun person to hang out with.I just dont know to do ? and who to tell , and how to tell ??? I’m so scared and I dont have anyone to go to!!!!, I feel like I’m alone with a growing problem in me and it makes me cry every day, I want to be there for my family and friends in any occasion, I need someone to help me out on this or just to atleast guide me through the way and not freak out .

  162. jinx July 19, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    To all the Ladies,

    This is very important before you go for LASER or any kind of hair treatment..
    FIrst please go to you GP and check for PCOS..
    If you have PCOS laser would not work at all..
    So just get treated for it and then the effect is less laser will work not otherwise

  163. dee dee July 17, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    omg!! i thought i was the only one!! im 22 and i shave my whole body ,arms,back,stomach etc as i am very hairy and they are long black thick hairs and its very embarrassing and i get depressed bout it all the time and often cry :( :(

  164. this one person July 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    i no exactly how u feel.im also 13. one person has once called me werewolf becuz of my hairy arms. also my one of my friends is always saying stuff to me like “omg that looks sooo bad” and “thats weird and gross” :( i told her to stfu but yet she still always is talking about it. i have hair on my arms,legs,stomach,toes,between my breast, and on my back. its all horrible. dont feel alone. wen i go swimming i always wrap my arms around my stomach and stand behind people becuz i dont want everyone to notice. im going to try to bleach it and maybe u should too.

  165. shazzza July 16, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    i ain’t sure whether i have a problem or not or wether its becuz i now and then shave my belly becuz of the very faint brown hairs which is like fair hair its annoying becuz i shave it grows faster and comes bk =/ if we have the spearmint tea will it stop the hair and will u have to shave it off and hope it doesn’t grow back as bad? i am rly conffussed not really sure it stops the hair growth problem .. i know how u gals feel n guys =/ xx

  166. Capsaicin July 16, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    I have 13 years to sell the meat to pay my brother I leave school at age 13 to 13 years in the business

  167. anonymous July 15, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Hey,
    your mother is wrong, eating more will not reduce hair growth!!!!
    I know this because i EAT ALOTTTTTT like ALOT, and thankfully so far im still skinny, and i still suffer from ALOT of hair!…its pretty emberessing at times if its on my face- cus it comes back so fast and i dont have the time to always get itwaxed every few days…so i jus let it be and hope my make up covers it!….
    i dont suggest to shave your unwanted hair-I DONT CARE what anyone says it comes back thick, and eventually ure gonna hav to do it EVERY DAY…oh and dont forget that it can giv you a shadow
    the best thing to do is electrolosis and if you have light skin dark hair then a good laser treatment done by a nurse or what not – not at a beauty salon
    it could help
    BUT do not shave trust me!!!!!! and waxing your face if you have alot of hair on your face can also cause you to get wrinkles!

    dont b shy but if you really are in a hurry to get rid of ure body hair i suggest just waxing it once i guess lol
    i do it but i jus dont think it helps with hair growth and it can sometymes leave you with thicker hair…i dont know how it just does!

  168. shannon July 14, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    i know how u feel =/ :( i have hair on my bottom and on my arms and my body :( and breasts =/ and bad and stuff =/ I’m so damn scared hmm maybe u should ask the doctor which i dont wanna but i guess i will hav to tlk to my parents :S xx

  169. shannon July 14, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    hey did u end up getting any help with specailist in the end ? sorry i’m just freaked out by myself having fair hair on my belly and breasts do u know anything to get rid off em yet if not please keep me updated so i know it isn’t bad i’m just worrid it might end up bad =/
    thanks sorry …

  170. Anonymous July 14, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    I am 12 and have pretty much hairy for most of my life. I don’t know why. It’s all over my arms, stomach, back and especially on my legs. I am too scared to ask my mum about shaving or waxing. Would someone pls give me some advice to help me bring it up to my mum to help me get rid of all of it???

  171. W July 13, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    I’ve got polycystic ovaries so am covered in hair Had to shave face at least once a day. I’ve just bought the new braun wet and dry epilators and used on my face and not shaved for a week. There are a few red sores, but get that with shaving anyhow so . . . all good ;o)

  172. night stars July 10, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    And I agree with whoever said “your beautiful from the inside out” if ur healthy ur insides are beautiful and that creates a beautiful outside. Skin problems and hair problems or body pains come from whatever is going on in the inside of our bodies, if we eat healthy our body gets healthy n fit causing our blood stream to be good n clean and fat free, or bacteria free which will cause our skin not only to be clear but to have a glow as well, if u take care of ur insides it will for sure show on ur outsides, we have excessive body hair because inside of us there’s an imbalancment which also causes acne in some cases, if we don’t drink enough water we get yellowish skin or dark circles beneath our eyes or we get constipated, if we have a lot of soda, we can break out and have bad teeth, not only doesn it stain teeth but it melts the enamel causes the teeth to be very sensitive, if not very then a little and then eventually very sensitive, because it weakens the teeth, teeth are made of enamel, cherish them, once u lose enamel it takes yrs to get it back, some don’t even get it back. Ok so I made my point, whatever is going on in our insides is most likelyy like 99% likely going to appear on our outsides, every flaw, ache or disorder has its cause n reason, even acne needs medical help not cvs over the counter help or pro active help, not all ppl have the same problem inside them just because they all have acne, different people have different problems that need to be solved professionally , as in by ur doctor, saves money and time, a doctor will give u direct and exact help while over the counter and online products take advantage of ur desperate need for help =(
    Everyone please talk to ur doctor no matter what is bothering u, or hurts or shouldn’t be on ur skin, don’t take one doctors opinion either, get a few opinions and check out ur symptoms on web md, u don’t have to accept ur flaws or what u hate, if u do, more power to u, but if u don’t accept it then do something about it don’t be sad and forever insecure, that’s never fun and nottt the way to go!

    Take care all =) now gooooo see a specialist! Treatment takes a while so u best get started, not to mention it took me 5 weeks to get an appointment, im sure after reading this page u’vbe realized u aren’t the only one with this problem, same at the doctors so make an appoitment asap!

  173. stars July 10, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    I’ve had a normal amount of body hair until the age of 14, I started to get baby hairs on my breasts and inbetween them, and on my tummy and upper arms, lower back n butt. I just decided to keep it hidden until 9 months ago I told my doctor I think I have a hormone imbalancement and she disagreed because I didn’t have irregular periods, she offered birth control tho, and had me take a blood test, she said everything was fine n I can’t be treated for anything, 6 months later my insurance changed my doctor due to my age, so I told my new doctor I had ireegular periods to see if she will prescribe to me hormonal imbalancement pills, but she didn’t, she instead wrote me a refferal to see a specialist who is amazingg btw. Anyways he as well as my old doctor made me get a blood test, a huge one, they filled 4 tubes of my blood! He tested me for everything and anything close to imbalancement, and when he got the results he said I have serverely low female stuff and high male hormones, he basically told me im serverily half man haha anyways he gave me hormonal pills that cleared up my skin of breakout, and cleared my facial hair and my arm hair and even in my private area, and legs, and even armpits grow wayy less hair and it also takes weeks for it to grow back, I also had alottt of lower back pain for 7 yrs, I could never stand too long, sit too long not even lay down too long, and out of no where it stopped hurting and I believe its from the treament, I haven’t had back pain since I started the treament n im so thankful, I felt like an 80 yr old at just the age of 15 and was upset I couldn’t go as far as I wanted to in jogging or cleaning up my house . The specialist also prescribed diabettic pills to help me lose wait and vitamin b12 which breaks down fat cells and boost energy levels and stuff. U can get b12 pills over the counter, but he got me a nasal spray that was only good for 8 uses, and I use it once a week as directed. He also told me to take another blood test in 7 weeks and then come see him on the following week, I don’t know if he wanted to see me 8 weeks later to see if the treatment, and I won’t know until my insurance is back because I was just cut off last week =( but the meds are still available for a yr, I just have to pay out of my pocket for now , I will continue taking the med until im insured again, im sure there’s a reason the med has 3 refills before 2011, and just to be safe im going to keep takingthem because I know im not done because I still have a bit of chest hair, and my lower back and butt hair is still right here, they were the main reason I seen a specialist yet they’re they only parts of me that have not been cured , I hope within time it will tho, maybe the back area needs more time than anything else..

    Anyways my point is, I highly recommand all of u to see a specialist, ur doctor should refer one to u, do not accept bithcontrol as an option, argue with ur doctor or lie like I have, if I didn’t lie, I wouldn’t have been treated, my firs doctor made a mistake and thank god I didn’t listen to her.

    Even if the hormonal imbalancement treatment does not get rid of the exccessive body hair its still balancing ur hormones out which is very important because women with imbalancement will forever have difficulties getting pregnant and if they do get pregnant its dangerous to her and the baby, also my specialist told me my anger and aggression comes from having too much male hormones, and so does my tomboy behavior.

    Also children as wrong as 11 years old can have imbalancements, its best to treat it asap. Good luck ladies, u can email me if u’d like me to keep u updated =)

  174. Amanda July 10, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    Yeah, im 14 and get the same thing, its all black hair just everywhere! i bleach most of it or shave it, i only wax my top lip. haha, yeah im 5’11” . by far the tallest out of everyone i know, haha, my mum is 5’4″ and my dad is 6’6″, my mum calls me a freak but then me and my dad call her a dwarf, its hilarious, anyway, i got off topic there,, your not the ugliest thing in the world, even if i dont know you, use your height to your advantage, everyone wants to be you because of your height, trust me, you’ll be envied, haha :)

  175. Emily July 10, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    Ok, im a model and this is an insane issue for me, i have black hairs from between my boobs to below my bellybutton, i also get a moustashe, which really sucks, i just get it waxed, which is fine i guess, but the problem is my stomach, the hairs are like over 1cm long! it sucks. And on my arms, i bleach them but really they are black, i get hair on my fingers, toes and feet too. I find it weird that i get all this black hair since the hair on my head is a natural blond, I also have very broad shoulders for a girl and no boobs, i must have alot of male hormones, hahaa.

  176. taylor July 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    two years ago i was hairless. then out of no where, i started getting really hairy. lower stomach, face, butt… it has made me feel so down..
    when it first started, i was 15, i started lazer hair removal, but it cost so much, hurt so much and it wasnt working because “my hormones” ??
    two years on and i still hate it. i know everyone says that shaving is bad, but i do it anyway (not my face) it makes me feel smooth and hairless and that makes me happy. for my face i use the epilator. it kind hurts, but its not so bad. nobody even knows that im hairy there. that too makes me happy.
    ive been told to go on the pill, but my mother wont allow me to because apparently it makes you gain weight. i like my figure and i dont want to gain weight so i guess mum has a point.
    the worst part is when im around boys. i just feel so nervous because i dont want them to notice. id feel so scared and embarressed. but the good part is that im now 17 and there are many boys who are interested in me and think im the most beautiful girl in the world. they say im perfect haha but little do they know about this hair problem of mine.
    so girls out there, it does suck being hairy. straight out it does. but dont let that get in the way of living your life. and esp. dont let it get in the way with boys :)
    aslong as you know how to hide it or get rid of it i guess you will be fine. because i am. hope use can all be happy to xx

  177. arie July 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Arie.
    I’m a male
    I’m very sorry for you girls who tries to get off the hair
    I wish people to accept you as you are
    I love hairy girls.
    The hairier the better
    If someone want to talk E-mail me

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  178. Dayna July 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Thank you so much. I read this comment and I thought it was awesome because it was good to get a guys opinion, it was an incredibly sweet thing to say, it made me laugh, and it was true. Thanks for being a great guy, us girls need more guys like you!

  179. nicole July 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    i know what you mean i have the same problem you are not alone i really wanna go to the water park and wear a bikinni but im scared people will notice my black hair on my back!!! but the best thing would be too bleach …..thanks nicole

  180. nicole July 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    im 13 years old and i have always wanted to wear a bikinni but i am really embarassed of my back hair and i just tryed bleaching but i dont know how long bleaching last…i am soo stressed i would like to know how waxing works out.i really need you guys helppp!! thanks

  181. Sam Boyraz July 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Im a 13 year old girl who has alot of body hair i dont want ive tried shaving that made it worse ive tried waxing but its to much money and im broke now is there a solution to get rid of hair for free i want a boyfriend but im scared he might be afraid of my body hair and brake up with me please help i need a solution for to get rid of body hair now besides waxing and shaving or lazor surgery im only 13 turning 14 i need help pleaseeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. Diane June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    I really feel for you sweetie as I have had the same problem all my life and I am now 38 years old! I have spent so much money, time, pain and tears on so many products that promise results, and I have only found one thing that works. LASER TREATMENT. After 2 treatments I can honestly say that the hair has already stopped growing, although the person I am currently seeing says that it takes 6-8 treatments to have full results. You only have to go once a month, and it doesn’t take long at all. You will also find that it is getting very cheap these days and most beauty parlours offer this. Please try this sweetie because as you get older, the problem only gets worse. You said you are already shaving the area so there’s nothing you have to do to prepare yourself. They just don’t want you to pluck or wax it. All the best.

  183. Anyoumous June 30, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    That is so true start with you inside first, then I will ease up a little on me

  184. Jake June 30, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    I’m a hispanic male in my 30″s that has been in relationships with females with this hairy issue! and I’ve accepted there beauty as is! take in mind I’m a handsome fit guy! so just because I have a open mind does not make me weird!! They’ve felt that they are not accepted because society today in especially in the lime life feels that you have to be a a certain way to be accepted and that’s false! we are created equal with all sorts of beauty!! in the Garden you find so many different beautiful flowers!! not are flowers look the same right! of course you may be fond bushier leaves flower and others may like them with less leaves but they both are beautiful right! some people like both lots of leaves and less leave! to me beauty is in the eye of the beholder! however for me there is no different in beauty whether a girl is hairier than the other! it does not matter if the hair on her head is longer or shorter! its how she accepts and loves herself! once you love and accept your self than it does not matter who accepts you or not( believe me not all people will accept you if you were non hairy! think how you would handle that! i’D THINK the same way you should handle it now)! if you are hairy or not! regardless someone will be talking about you behind your back! so please girls accept yourself first! if want to try to attempt to do something about it because you personally dont like like it not because you seen others) then try the procedure you think works for you! brazilian, laser or this spearmint tea then go for it! but please come to a reality with self first and base your like and dislike on you, not what others say! cause other can lead you down a black hole of depression if you allow them too! (ITS A EVIL WORLD OUT THERE GIRLS! DONT FALL FOR THE WORDS OF THE WORLD! they are like bubbles in the air, when bubbles pop, there is nothing there) learn to accept and love yourself! me myself I love you all! hairy or not! you are special beautiful!! sad that not everyone in the world see it that way! but then again! each one of of us in the world have our own opinion! but don’t live off the opinions of others cause that will drive you crazy! take care of you! and keep your head up!

  185. Nobody That May Tell June 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Okay, So I am a 13 year old girl. And I am having may problems with extra hairs. I can not drink tea it causes me too break out. And I have shaved most of the hair. it always grows back much much darker. Around my face I can not get rid of the hair. My boyfriend keeps teasing me about it. I get very nervious. Once I began too cry! I just need very much help…..It’s not turning out too well for me. Help me, please?

  186. Anonymous June 22, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    Its amazing to see how many people also suffer from this..this site however has definitely made me feel more “normal”,however this blog is great but i also believe there should be a website where woman can discuss this problem and talk about their experiences and products they have used and there results.. or is there any website already out there that im unaware of??im really interested however in the No!No! hair remover,(www.no-no.com) it is quite expensive however – $289.00 and im wondering is it worth investing in?if anyone has had previous experiences PLEASE REPLY :) and let me no .. thank you.. also about an epilator and good brands that genuinely work?? i am a young lady and its the 21st century there HAVE to be solutions … i am gonna try the tea too.. hope it works :)

  187. annonmys June 11, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    im 14 years old.a girl.i have hair on my stomach,a little on upper back and lower back.and on my but.i didnt tell my mother about it.so i just decided to shave it.and now o my somch its so thick and dark when it grows back.im so embaresed by it.i need something 2 get rid of it.or something

  188. ty June 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    im 20 years old female i don’t know if i got hirsutism but i was browsing to see any causes of women having alot of body hair because i was having that problem bad, i havent went to a doctor about it but after reading the descriptions i see thats what i might have. it was very emberassing because i have alot of hair on my legs, stomach,back,arms,and everywhere else u can think of and shaving doesnt do know good because it will grow back 2 days later and look as though i nevered shaved.i didnt think much of it because every women goes through this, until i realized i have it much worse,and my boyfriend joke about that it looks like i growing a mustache and felt before i even notice a few strands under my chin and face. I really thought i was alone and less feminine but im glad im not and i hope that spearmint stuff works too

  189. Cat June 5, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    I noticed I was hairier than my friends when I was 13. It didn’t help much that my Mum wouldn’t let me shave my legs or under my arms and I got hair on my upper lip. At school I was picked on because of it. As I have got older (Im 35 now). I have noticed that it has gradually got worse. My bikini line is a nightmare. I now get hair round my nipples and lower stomach. I hate it when I get invited swimming as it is such a chore to remove the hair. Recently I have started to go to a chiropractor which involves stripping to your underwear. Totally embarrassing so I now where cycling shorts over my boy shorts.

    I will give this tea a go, but I won’t hold my breath. As for the girls who are worried about getting intimate with guys. Please don’t worry. It hasn’t seem to of been an issue with the guys I have been with. And if it was then they are so not worth it. Your are not alone.

  190. Anonymous April 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Im 17 and i have dark brown hair. I have hair on my butt, around my nipples, a happy trail, and on my lower back. None of the guys ive had sex with have said anything about it, but I feel like it really affects my preformance in bed. I am not good in bed because I’m so self consious about my body that I can’t get into it. I am currently hooking up with this guy that I really like but I don’t want him to find someone else because I am too shy in bed.

    Some days I am OK with my body and try to not let it get to me but it’s really hard, i think about it at least 5 times a day, usually more. It’s always in the back of my head.

    I’m pretty happy with where I am in my life right now but I feel like being hairy is stopping me from ever being truley happy.

    Shaving, waxing, plucking, and nair is only painful and makes it worse.

    I tried bleaching and it made the hairs lighter but when the bleach faded the hairs were even darker and more of them than before!

    I want to ask my mom to make a doctors appointment but I don’t wat her to be ashamed of me and I don’t want the doctors to laugh at me.

    I dont know what to do~!

  191. Anonymous July 28, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    :( reading all these make me so upset, i’m the same tbh :/ and i get really jealous of all these hair less women, i’ve also got a really dry skin problem. I’m just disgusting. I’m 14 aswell :/ can’t take it anymore!

  192. Anonymous December 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m 17. Reading through this website I felt like crying because all I could think was “Me too, that’s just like me…”

    I hate this so much, it’s so depressing. I spend over an hour every morning trying to remove as much of the facial hair as I can, then wearing really thick makeup on top of it. For everywhere else, I never wear anything revealing, not even sandals because I have hair on my toes. Yes, honestly.

    No one else in my family has ever had this, and it’s so depressing looking at my younger sister and mother and friends who have completely invisible hair, or barely-there baby down- even guys have less than me.

    The thing is, I know that there are quite a few women who suffer from this (never more so than after reading this :) ) and I know that boys have liked me regardless (not intending to sound narcissistic lol ) but I’ve always been too insecure to encourage them. When I finally went out with a boy recently, I dumped him after barely two months in, because even though I knew he really liked me I was soo scared and insecure that he was gonna dump me first because of this.

    For me, it has gotten to the point where any conversation about anything relating to hair (even like the expression “It got a bit hairy then”) makes me burn with embarrasment and shame and think that everyone is looking at me. Yeah, that’s how pathetic it is for me.

    I’m trying trying trying to not let this run my life but I can’t help it. I’m going to keep on looking for a ‘cure’ and I’m definately going to try the mint tea.

    P.S. Ironically, this awful guy in my year eleven class (who was always kinda mean to me)once came up to me in the middle of my English class (with everyone there of course) with a piece of tape and asked if I would like to get my facial hair waxed off and kept persisting with the “joke”. I tried to laugh it off, but I’m sure you can imagine how traumatised I was. (It still makes me choke with embarrasment)

    Anyways, later he totally became into me and called me beautiful ( I still have that piece of paper). Guess that says something, right?

    I only wish I could remember it all of the time

  193. Anonymous April 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    i’m 14, and i have some of the same problems!!!!!!!!!!! do NOT feel like you’re the only one. i’ve been feeling like that lately, and from reading and reading and reading i KNOW i’m not. but i still feel alone whenever none of the people i hang around have the same problem. and i have a BOYFRIEND which makes it even worse. my hairs are darrrk too. maybe whenever summer gets really sunny you can soak it up and bleach all of yours naturally. tweezing is probably my best solution…. i’m scared to wax because you HAVE to let it grow back until it’s completely visible, and LONG enough to waxx it againnn! i’m starting to hate my life too… and it’s warming up so i know i’ll be in a bathing suit and i’m just dreading it…

  194. Anonymous July 27, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Hair is beautiful to men, especially on the stomach….very sexy and attractive

  195. Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Has anyone here tried the spearmint tea thing? If so, did you do ~2 cups per day, and for how many days? Anyone willing to share results, I know everyone here would appreciate it!

  196. Anonymous April 21, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Ever considered buying an epilator?

    It’s a like a shaver, only with tweezers instead.
    It’ll pull out the hair and it grows back finer, and eventually (after a long long time) it disappears.
    You can use it anywhere on your body. Even your face or pubic area.

    However it hurts a lot when you first use it, but you get used to it.

    You should try it…

  197. Anonymous July 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    go to an endocrinologist and get your androgen levels tested. you will probably be prescribed an anti androgen medication which takes roughly 3-6 months to take effect.

  198. Anonymous December 14, 2008 at 12:30 am #

    Hello gals,

    I know, these hairy issues just get worse with time. I noticed some awkward fine hair growth on my beautiful neck when i was 26. i started bleaching, but the hair got thicker and thicker,to the point i could no longer bleach it. I finally had to wax, and today, my entire neck is covered with thick hair, hair bumps, ingrown hair etc, and the hair growth is progressing towards my chin also. I already have developed a lot of hair on my breasts which grow back within a week even though i wax them. I met my doctor and she said that this defect is inherent in my body, and there is nothing much that can be done about it.
    You know pals, I have a little, extremely beautiful, cute daughter, and it killed me when some people told me that this problem runs in families. I would want to die before i see my little angle grow up and battle with the same problem all her life. I have accepted my condition, but i’m worried for her.
    I read some where, that multivitamins also help to lower the effect of male hormones in the body. Didn’t work for me though. I’ll try the spearmint tea. it’s such a pressing problem for so many females.I hope the researchers come up with a promising solution for this problem soon.

  199. Anonymous April 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    I’m 19 and I try to make it look like I haven’t got a hair problem. I recently started waxing my upper lip, but there are so many other hairy places that it’s so hard to keep up with. My chest, my back, stomach…And the worst part is that from shaving all these years, I have tons of scars on my stomcah and around my groing. It makes me feel so insecure that I just can’t stop. I really need to see a doctor or something….

  200. Anonymous July 24, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    You are only 14. Give your life some time. You are so funny. I had to laugh. Maybe you can put that humor to use.

    My neices are really hairy. They have dark long hairs on their white bodies. One of them dropped some ice cream on her arm and the hairs were so long and tough that the ice cream didn’t even touch her skin.

    I suggest you go to a dermatologist or a gynocologist and see what they recommend.

    Good luck. I’m sure you will find a good mate when you grow up. If hair is your only problem then you have it made.

    Bev

  201. Anonymous December 10, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    wats the name of the pill?

  202. Anonymous April 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    the hair on your stomach definitely won’t grow back as dark, or as thick at all. it’s a lot thinner and a lot easier to keep up with. the pores on your stomach are smaller in size too, so this will keep the stubble under control. i have this problem too, so i know exactly how you feel! hope i helped

  203. Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    hey girly what so ever u have written is amazing, i would suggest all the girls to listen your words carefully and just do what so ever you say, and thank God that you have got rid of hairs, i wish you alll the best in future

    syed_275@hotmail.com

  204. Anonymous December 1, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    i havent told anyone about this its to embarassing.. should i tell sum1 if yes who?

  205. Anonymous April 19, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Im 16, I have hairy arms, back, stomach, butt, and legs. Its terrible. Its thick and dark. I started shaving cause I didnt want my boyfriend to know im hairier than he is … biggest mistake ever, now its thicker, blacker, and prickly.

  206. Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    hi

    I have hair fall problem and i would love hairs on the body of a girl, and for kind information of all girls, please dont remove hairs if you remove hairs so remove from all the body so that it would become nice looking, and you know that the best thing in a girl is legs back and chest, if their are no hairs on these moentioned places so a man would love to see all the body. so please remove all the hairs and make your self prettier than now and in this you can give more pleasure to the man.

    syed_275@hotmail.com

  207. Anonymous November 28, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    It’s true what they say, you are beautiful from the inside out. Your story is very sad.

    I don’t know if you live in America, but if you do, you know how the men are here. It’s the outisde they love, which explains the high divorce rate to some degree.

    Try spearmint tea, I know I will!

    :-)

  208. Anonymous April 18, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    Ask your mom to take you to an endocrinologist to check for overproduction of growth hormone if your hands and feet are disproportionately big in comparison to the rest of you. Are you tall for your age? It’s called acromegaly. I hope things go well for you.

  209. Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    the below comment was meant to be a reply to the 14 year old girl’s comment titled ” i have hair all over”

  210. Anonymous November 26, 2008 at 11:55 am #

    be hairy is the worst can anyone help please what can you do to get rid of it go to dr will tat help

  211. Anonymous April 18, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    i know same problem as all of you. Its so annoying. i feel so incure to even talk to a boy. i will probably get it checked out to a doctor and then actually do something. All i want to be is pretty and flawless, without a moustache.
    i hate being born like this so annoying, and i am short on top of that.

  212. Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 1:32 am #

    honey don’t worry ALOT of other girls have this problem too, your not the only one, me included. here are my reccommendations:
    breast and chest hair= bleach : will lighten hair.since these hairs are usually thinner, it wont be noticable. i reccomend this for the back too.
    arms= wax =i do this sometimes but when im lazy i just shave once a week or so when im in the shower. its no big.i dont reccomend doing anything to finger hairs though, their small no one is gonna notice!
    legs= shave and moisturize.all girls i know shave so thats also not a big deal
    AND my new favorite discovery for stomach hair…..SANDPAPER.! now allow me to explain. theres this new product out thats called Smooth Away pads you may have heard of. theyre little grey pads that remove hair. well my dad SO CLEVERLY found out that they didnt have “micro crystals” they were advertised as, but it was just verryy fiine sand paper! now dont get sand paper with a texture whatsoever, get the smoothest you can find and rub in circular motions on your dry stomach. the hairs fall right off and just put lotion on after!
    and last but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST…have confidence girl! dont make it noticable that your bothered by your body hair! dont talk about it (no one needs to know ) and dont bring attention to it. i personally would never talk about it to my friends (their all hairless..haha) but talk about it with your mom if you feel like your alone. im sure she can make you feel better about it, and you never know..maybe shes had body hair..? haha well good luck to ya and just remember, your not alone. !!

  213. Anonymous November 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    girls, girls, I’m now so happy I read all these comments, i feel relieved.
    I’m not alone yay :D..from now on i’ll think about its not only me who suffers from this and i’m not a disgusting freak.
    lasering doesnt help much, and it is expensive, and yeah, not comfortable at all
    you girls try to dye your body hair in light blonde so it’ll not be so visible, u can even do it on arms and on the legs and anywhere you want. This is what I’d advice you
    and Generally, now I love you all :D

  214. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Im 21 and i have the same issue, Ive never had a boyfreind because i cant imagine dating someone! i feel soo disgusted by myself!! im so hairy !! and there is nothing i can do about it! i hate mirrors.

  215. Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    girls… everyone has hair .. it’s normal for girls to grow hair in these places. It’s just that some get it more then others. And when you see people with absolutly no hair on them what so ever. It’s probably beacuase their just like you. And they try and hide it by shaving. In my opinion, DO NOT SHAVE. I used to shave my legs and I got ingrown hairs all the time. I tried all different kinds of soaps and foams, I also tried condsionor, and even mens shaving cream! Then I started waxing…. That was the perfect thing to do. But I stopped because I hated waiting for my hair to grow back long enough to get waxed again. But now i’m on hair removal cream. Veet. It’s like shaving…. it just takes off the top of the hairs (not the whole root, like waxing) but doesnt cause me anymore red spots! :)
    So if you do want to remove the hair, wax it. Otherwise hair removal cream.

  216. Anonymous November 23, 2008 at 4:21 am #

    wot is ur email add?

  217. Anonymous April 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    I stared noticing that I was getting hair on my chin and jaw area when I was in the fourth grade I had already had excessive hair on my arms and legs. It started getting worse in Middle school It was horrible I never talked in school I still don’t today and I’m a sophomore in high school and I have no friends because I just don’t interact with the other students because I am so self conscious about my facial hair which has grown excessively through out the years. To kind of stop the hair growth on my face I shaved it with a razor for about a year which I started in Elementary school until I found a product called Nair which works but it doesn’t thoroughly get the hair off because it’s so thick and I have to leave the creme on for about an hour for it to work and that’s pass the limits on the box. So now I’m 15 and I have hair on my arms, legs, face,chest it’s everywhere. What really pisses me off are ignorant people who tease other people about things that they can’t control. And to be honest I really don’t care anymore I’m just living life…. I just want to live a great life with a great career and stay strong in my religion because I now God has a plan for me and I won’t waste my time being depressed because of what ignorant people are saying about me.

  218. Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 12:21 am #

    Hey girls i have found somthing that will help the hair but won’s get rid of it or reduce but it makes you alot more comfortable in your skin.

    I am 16 and i am like a hair ball i have hair everywhere stomach,back,fingers,toes,upperlip,arms,leg etc …………….

    I have tryed all the methods to get rid of the hair
    shaved,plucked,waxed,naired .. i even saved up for a course of laser treatments guess what this didn’t work either i was gutted 2months of going and there was no way near a improvment :'(. so i just stuck to shaving it was something i could do everyday and AFFORDABLE when i shave the hair comes back the next which i excpect.. , but i find it a annoying when i’m left with all the red dots on my skin caused my irritantion from the razor even though i used shaving foam and mouisteriser it’s such a kick in the teeth.

    well recently i was told by a friend that she use’s hair conditioner when she shaves because it’s alot more comfortable, so i decided to try it, so i went to the supermarket and bought there own brand conditioner ya know the cheap one because i was only shaving for goodness sake lol, so when i got home i thickley layered the hair conditioner on my skin and started shaving ( I suggest you leave the hair for about 3 days like i did ) and it was the most comfortable shave ever and i only had to put a blob of mouisteriser because the areas i shaved were really smooth, This is because the hair conditioner makes the hair soft and conditioned when you remove it making it easier ( it smells nice too ). So now i shave every two to three days becuase the hair comes through alot more softer and not so prickly make it more comfortable when you put clothes on.

    I hope this has the same affect on you girls :) x

    ( p.s i have been to the doctors and he said its nothing its just where i have dark hair and theres nothing he can do about it )

  219. Anonymous November 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Where are you? =P

    It’s a relief to know that men such as yourself exist.

  220. Anonymous April 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I’m 18 turning 19 and like many of the previous commenters i’m quite hairy all over my body. I’ve always been looking for new solutions. Teasing has driven me to feeling extremely angry at myself. But now that i’m older it’s not teasing in the way of kids mocking my hairy legs. It’s lack of confidence in bed. I have a pretty face and a tanned body but i’m as hairy as most of the guys I end up in bed with, of course i wax and bleach and shave, but some areas I don’t do as much with. There’s too much pain involved in brazilian waxing and at times i think are these men really worth it? I keep it trimmed, but i’m not brave enough to try certain positions in sex and it really gets me down. I also won’t let men go down on me so have not experienced an orgasm from anyone but myself. I know i’m young but this sucks!! I’m so insecure about it and I feel like i’ll never get in a long term relationship because of this. I feel like men are put off after sex, because i’m ashamed and it’s shows in my performance. :(
    This blog has helped though, and I was just reading about the No Scream product suggested in a previous post. I’ll definitely try it. At the moment i’m considering laser treatment, but my mum tried it and said it had little effect. I feel that the best we can do is keep looking and learning, try new products, natural alternatives as well, like this peppermint method. Though it seems none functional towards hair reduction in the short term, I’m going to try it out as a long term thing because it has other benefits anyway and it’s natural.
    Summer is on its way and I just want to say don’t feel ashamed to get your kit off and bikini on, just because your hairier than most. All you’re doing is punishing yourselves that way. The sun is a natural bleach for the hair so soak it in, let your skin breath and enjoy the sun. I usually avoid shaving, but those few crucial months are the exception.
    And the technology will keep improving, prices will be reduced and new methods will be found. So we have to keep our heads up, keep searching, and keep smiling :)

  221. Anonymous July 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    Even if your’re as bad as you say.. You are only 14 and you haven’t hit puberty fully yet..chances are you’ll turn into a beautiful swan..I’m a living testiment, when I was around 7 I was really cute and I won a lot of beauty pagents but around 13 my hair fell out and I was hideous freshman year but then around Jr year it was like I blossomed and turned into an entirely different person! Even after graduating highshcool I feel I get prettier everyday.
    Of course this isn’t the case but I just have confidence.lol
    And tons of girls wish they were as skinny as you and more than likely you’re gonna be naturally on the thin. side but you’ll still have womanly curves, perfect for modeling.
    But whatever happens always have confidence in yourself, you could look average but if you dress to compliment your style and personality. Throw on a little mascara, blush, and a smile. And have a winning attitude ppl will think you look like a million bucks.

  222. Anonymous November 22, 2008 at 5:35 am #

    hi, ive just been doing some research and realised i hav hirutism i am now 28 :-( sincei was about 10 ive had very hairy arms and legs, i started my periods at 9 still in yr 5 at primary school, started wearing a bra in yr 4 :-( it wos bad at the time, even on very hot days i would keep my jumper on, and in PE when the teacher wud insist on us wearing shorts and no jumpers in summer, i would cry myself to sleep on a regular basis,i have suffered sooo much coz of this i hate it sooo much :-( my face was next on te menu, i got very bushy eyebrows, a moustache, heavy sideburns, turing into a beard, i started bleacing my face and arms in high school, all my years of high school were terrible, i got picked on pple saying ugh when they saw my uncovered arms, my PE teacher saying she was so lucky she was blonde that no1 can see her hairs and that she felt sorry for us indian ple with dark hair :-( and then i reached my gcse years, i hated summer, wud still keep on my jumper and stretched the sleeves so i could cover the hair on my hands and fingers, :-( i was doing art for gcse, i had an evil boy who wud pik on me evry lesson “omg, ur a gorilla, have u never heard of nair or veet? u gorilla, ur arms are sooo hairy imagine what its like down thre? u must have a bush” because of him i went from a predicted A* to a rubbish B in art, i hated him sooo much :-( i hated being in the sun, everyone wud see my bleeched long facial hair verrrry clearly. i noticed i was extremely hairy, when in class started wearing low cut tops etc and i saw i had a hairy back, hairy stomach, my breasts were covered in hair, dark long hair all over :-( i had a bf who saw my breasts and stomach and was shocked at how hairy i was, arent u allowed to wax, i sed no. :-( the most humiliating experience of my life, it was my mission in life to stay as covered as possible, no1 allowed to see my hair, i wanted to be invisible, this affected me in everything i only wore black hoping no one wud notice me. i had another bf then who sed the next time he meets me he wants to see all the hair on me gone, esp on my hands and fingers :-( well, none of my relationships lasted more than a few wks :-( then came marriage :-( i was terrified, wot to do, where wud i hide :-( made my mum bleach my whole front and back soooo embarrassing :-( waxed arms and legs, bikini etc, after marriage 2 wk nhoneymoon, came home, hubby noticed dark spikey hairs on arms and asked wat is this? i told him i needed to wax again, but i had to wait till it all grew bk, then the bleach was wearing off, he was shocked, why are u soo hairy? ur hair on face is so long? ive never met a girl with hair sticking out of her nose etc etc, he left me at dads, made excuses etc, i knew it wos coz he didnt find me attractive anymore, already not even a mnth of marriage, i was sooo upset, went to gp, she sed she cudnt give me birth control pills coz i had a family history of blood clots, i went to the beauticians and got everything waxed, whole body, it killed, my face and eyebrows, breasts, stomach, back, butt, arms, legs, hands, fingers, feet, toes :-( i went back to hubby he loved me again:-) now, i cnt afford to be waxed every 4 wks, and although my hairs are thinner they all still exist, and they are still black and visible, everywhere. i went to gp here and didnt tell them bout family histry of blood clots, they put me on yasmin the pill, i also suffered from terrible acne on my face and have horrible scars on sheeks and chin :-( now, ive been on yasmin the pill for 1 wk, my hair on breasts is looking less visible, y skin is feeling softer, my facial acne is reducing :-) my husband is saying tings like u look gorgeous as opposed to what he used to call me: cute :-(
    anyways just thought id share experience,
    and now i think i mite have hirutism, im gonna go bk to doc and ask for moremeds specifically for this condition, hope it works :-)
    thanks for reading lol, and sorry if i bored u to death :-)

  223. Anonymous April 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Jolene’s bleach is safe and gentle and sold at any store like cvs,walgreens & markets near the razors. It takes about 10 minutes and will make the hair very light blonde. It lastes for a couple of weeks and then fades away. It costs about $5.

  224. Anonymous July 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    i know excatly how all you girls feel i have had this problem since i was a bout 11 i am now 16 nearly 17 .

    Everyday its horrible when your wearing your clothes and you know that all this horrible overgrown hair is under you clothing. i have shaved , waxed , hair removal creams. I get so jelous when i like see these girls wearing bikini’s and there like hair free and they act so miserable and you think theres girls like us who would love to just be hair free. I spoke to my mum about this problem and she has the same as me so i’m guessing it’s in the genes. my sister has the problem aswell but her hair is blonde like my mums but i have dark brown hair on my head but the body hair is jet black and i have light skin aswell so this really doesn’t help the problem.

    sometimes having this problem makes me feel really abnormal at times because the hair is just everywhere i meen EVERYWHERE i have it on my back nearly all over , on my stomach everywhere , arms , legs , armpits , above my lip , on my bottom just basically everywhere you dont want it to be.

    i’m gonna try spearmint tea and let you guys on this page know how i get on hopefully it works :) .

    i hope my story has made you feel like your not alone and that are so many people like you and your not the only one.

    good luck for the future :) x

  225. Anonymous July 15, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    I’m a man and guess what… I love a bit of body hair. OK. I’ll be honest, facial hair is not incredibly attractive but I’m very hairy and love a little bit on my girls, especially under the armpits

  226. Anonymous April 14, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I know how you feel, because i am going through exactly the same thing (but im 15) its really sad when young girls like us have to deal and go through stuff like this. i am starting to notice hair on my chin and its the worst thing ever, im not a MAN! One tme i was talking to a male friend and he noticed it but i just avoided it its just so hard and i dont know how to get rid of it, i thought about laser hair removal but ii can’t afford it. And i also have hair in my belly button area summer is about to start and i dont wanna shave it cause it might grow back ten times like my hairy legs and arms.Is there any other way??? i need helpp!

  227. Anonymous September 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    i shaved my back like 7xs cause it was hairy and i wanna know if it will still work if i drink the speartmint tea?

  228. Anonymous November 15, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    has anymore tried spearmint tea ?
    i really want to try it, but does it actually work?

  229. Anonymous April 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Well I haven’t gone to the doctors yet but I think I’ll
    get my hair waxed or something when I get older they want
    my hair to grow more i guess or maybe they think i’m to
    young to get it done so i’ll just have to wait and ignore
    the people who try to upset me.Right now my doesn’t feel that suckish right now but it still kinda upsets me and I still have the uncomfortable feeling of wearing anything that will show my hair.

  230. Anonymous July 20, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    Hey everyone, I am a 14 year old girl and I have hair all over me. On my back, stomach, legs, arms, chest, breasts, toes, butt, girl area, fingers, armpits, and neck. On my face there is hair but it is not that noticeable. I am light-skinned and I have black hair. It looks so bad. Sometimes I don’t even look at my body because I can not stand to see it.
    I am going to high school and I am so afraid of the comments that I may get. In middle school some people would talk about it but they wouldn’t make it such a big deal. Every time I wear short sleeves I feel that everyone is looking at the hair on my arms. I hate it so much. It makes me feel really sad. I shave my legs and I sort of regret it because now the hair grows back really fast and my skin isn’t smooth. I used Nair on my legs but never tried it anywhere else. I am thinking about getting like 2 bottles of Nair and using it on my whole body so the hair can go away. I have long hair so if I have a shirt that has a low back I just wear my hair down so that no one can see the hair on my back.
    Sometimes when I see some of my friends still looking at my arms and my chest because of the hair I start to talk about the hair. I just don’t like it when they talk behind my back and I know about it. I will bring up the subject of my hair just so I can make it seem like I am comfortable with it when I am not. Everyone is always saying shave it off but I think if I shave it it will grow back more.
    I have had boyfriends but I still think that they had problems with my hair but they won’t say it to my face. Sometimes I think that the reason why some guys don’t like me is because of my hair. That sucks too especially when I like them. But I just tell myself they are missing out on a great person. I try to do a lot of things to bring my confidence up.
    My mom had the same problem when she was young. She had hair all over and she told me that when she started having kids they just went away. I can still see the little dots on her skin that looks like there was hair though.
    Sometimes I don’t know what I should do. I am thinking about using the spearmint tea soon so I am just going to try it out and if it doesn’t work then I guess I may just have to deal with it.

  231. Anonymous November 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm #

    ughh it’s so horrible. all my life, i’ve been through name calling. like chewbacca, monkey, the hairy girl. i’ve been excluded and if i asked them why, they’d say “B.c ur a hairy freak.” and they’d all laugh at me. my friends didnt defend me.

    i wanna be normal and not hav any hair on my arms, back, belly, face, hands, and fingers.

    arpmit+legs r normal.

    i just wanna be hairless like miyavi.

    why do i hav to be so hairy?

    i wanna wear all the tanks dat i hav in my closet/

    but i cnt b.c the guy i like will see how hairy i am and i’ll embarrass myself.

    my “friend” has even called me “disgusting” b..c of my arm hair.

    i fuckin hate this.

  232. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    jus wax use any wax strips like sally hanson, and it only takes a second, so do it, and its ok for guys to have some trace of underarm hair

  233. Anonymous July 20, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    sometimes it’s good for you’re skin to see the day light. go in your back yard, in a bikini, and get some sun. this won’t burn off the hair b
    ut will make it less noticable.

  234. Anonymous November 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    To everyone, Please don’t be afraid to tell your significant other!!!

    If they are that significant then your condition just won’t be!

    I grew with an older and younger sister, as well as my mother. There was always tweezers out and nair and other hair removal products. I never payed any mind to it because I just attributed it to being descendant of cave women.

    Always remember that the person that truely loves you is going to love you til the day your breasts trip you as you walk with your cane! This is such a small thing to get so upset about. For those women who don’t have this condition now, just think of your grandmother. I’d bet she has hair on her face and arms!!!

    So just remember, Love is never ending, and will not fade flinch or falter no matter what happens to your body!

    Good luck everybody!

    P.S. To my sweetheart, I Love You!

  235. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    I am 14 years old, and I’m a girl. When I was in the second grade I got teased because I had hairy arms. It really bothered me, but for a long time I put up with the pain. Then, in the fifth grade, a new boy came to our school. He made fun of me,constantly. Everyday he would say something about it. He never would let it go. So, one day I got sick of it. I went home, and I COMPLETELY shaved the hair off my arms. It was the stupidest descision of my life, because now it is like 10 times worse. I never show my arms now, because I’m terrified of what people will say. I always wear hoodies. I don’t know what I’m going to do, because summer is almost here, and it is heating up. My parents tell me that I need to stop wearing hoodies. I’ve told them about my problem, and they are completely UN supportive. I have asked them if I can buy something to get rid of it, and they say no. Also, I’m going to highschool in a couple of months. It is only going to get worse. It seems like there is nothing I can do. And my hair is dark, so my arm hair is exteremly noticeable.

  236. Anonymous July 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    I’m covered in hair. I f***ing hate it. I look like a monster. I’m living proof of evolution: some of my relatives were definitely apes. I have a unibrow which I pluck to shreds when it even thinks about growing back, a hairy upper lip which I also pluck but it still leaves the dreaded shadow that lets everyone know I had hair there, a (small) beard that my faithful tweezers spring on when it grows too bad, hairy cheeks which I try waxing but it doesn’t work very well, the most DISGUSTING hairy arms I’ve ever seen on a woman that I can’t bare to look at, a “happy trail” and (finer) hair on my breasts and entire stomach, and thick underarm hair and pubic hair (that’s quite bad even for underarm hair and pubic hair) and DISGUSTING long, course hairs on my legs. I also have fine hair on my butt and back. I even have some growing on my hands and fingers and on my toes and feet. And even some (small, but undeniably there) hairs on my nose!

    And did I mention that no matter how much I pluck/wax/shave them they keep growing back?
    Also, my hair is not affected by hair removal creams.
    They actually make it worse: it becomes thick and clumped together.

    I can’t take it! I look like a gorilla. I expect my mirrors to crack one of these days when I look in them. I went to a hair specialist person and they gave me Dianette (a form of the Pill) that is supposedly effective at curing excess hair, but I’m scared to take it because I hear it can cause some pretty bad side effects (like baldness on the head and blood clots) but if I can’t find another way to get rid of these disgusting hairs I’m probably going to take it and go bald, and if that happens I’m never going to go in public again.

    My body itself (even without the hair) isn’t good either.
    I’m really skinny and it looks horrible.
    I want to be slim, not skinny.
    I’m 14 years old, 5’4 and yet I weigh just 47kg (a little under 8 stones = BMI = 17.9)
    I also have the skinniest fingers and arms in existence.
    I’m not joking.
    I once knew someone who was bullimic (sp?) and I compared arm and finger size to them.
    I was horrified to find I was skinnier and they promptly thought they were fat and were instantly unhappy.
    I try to put on weight but I can’t.
    And to top it all off, I’ve gone and got a million spots on my face.
    So I’m a super hairy, anorexic looking, spot covered freak.
    I guess they’ll make a film about me one day: “The 40 Year Old Virgin 2″ because a guy would have to be seriously drunk and/or have mental issues to even think about touching me.
    If the hair didn’t make him die of horror, my jutting hip bones would impale him to death.

    I hate my life.

  237. Anonymous November 11, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    I just want to thank you all for sharing. I have the same problem. I have to shave everyday that’s how bad it is. I have to shave my face, arms, hands, chest, stomach, legs and feet. I have live with my boyfriend and we have been together for almost two years. Since reading some of your comments I have been wanting to tell him but it is so hard to talk about. Last night I finally told him and he told me I’m crazy for thinking that he would love me any less for something like this. He told me it’s normal, it’s natural, it’s life. I guess he’s right. I still hate having to deal with it, but I feel a million times better knowing that it doesn’t bother him.
    To all the girls who are afraid to be close with someone because of this, don’t be afraid. When you find the right guy, it won’t matter to him. And if it does matter to some guy, then they aren’t worth your time!

  238. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Im a guy and have hair all over, nothing to excessive except the legs and pube region but oh well guess every guy is like that.
    Where i fail is the arms, i shaved them and now their as thick as my beard the stupid things. I cant maintain the ingrown hairs and i am obliged to cover it up when i go out cause its a big turn off to me to have black dots everywhere. Anyone have a solution to this ingrown problem, i dont have time to do anything else but shave them.

  239. Anonymous July 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    ok were all in the same situtation i thought i was the only hair gurl in the world…my brother always says imma monkey nd it puts me down some times i hate HIM. lol….okay well
    i wax my face beacuse if i dnt i wll have only 1 eyebrow lol i no its sad the most problem that i have is on my back stomach nd ass wow…..i have never wore a 2 pice in my life maybe wen i was a baby but in my teenage years never neways i just save or tell my brother to put nair on it even tho its embarrasing…=( i hate everything abt me i think this really makes me go threw depression sometimes i dnt wanna be alive cuz of this problem i fell cursed soo iono at to do i guess ima have to shave all my life until some one inventes a cure for hairy woman sadley i feel without hope… i have a bf i really like and he always try to touch my tomach or rub my back nd i dnt want him to even though me in thoes places its ssooo imbarrasing =( anyone want to talk abt e- mail me texascutty69@yahoo.com

  240. Anonymous November 11, 2008 at 2:14 am #

    This hair all over my body is really anoying! None of my friends have it! I have it all over my back, stomach, bum, legs, arms and i have ,massive sideburns! At school we have to do swimming for p.e. I am to embaressed to wear a bikini because of the hair.ITS EVERYWEWAR!!! I am also a dancer and when i dance i have to have my hair slick back, but i have sideburns and everyones sees them in the light when i have heavy makeup one. I want to get all the hair on my body waxed off, but i am too scared. Can someone please help me! I want to wear a bikini once in my life and be proud to have one on!

  241. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    hi ! BIG advice to all u 12 year olds considering removing hair; DONT !! u have baby peach fuzz still which as u grow older will disappear,unless you end up having androgen excess.at this stage u cannot know and u will end up regretting it for the rest of ur life. when u pluck a hair it grows back stronger in defense. u will have a lifetime of hair removal when it could disappear on its own. its not worth doing x

  242. Anonymous July 18, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    i was embarassd to wear swimsuits but nowadays i remove my hair every week so i have the oncfidence to go out. im used to it now soi ts not as time consumin as i origianlly thought it was . girls just remove it the best u cann+dnt let it get u down! nearly every girl i knw has hair on her belly n othr’not normal’ places. ours just show moree than othrs! x

  243. Anonymous November 7, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    wow i thought i was alone on this too, just like everyone else! im sick of having to keep up with tweezing my lip and nipples. and just weeks ago i realized there was dark hair on my back. i dont want to be hairy. =( i already have the spearmint tea, so ill drink it twice a day and see what happens. but yeah-im sick of it too. i obsessively pluck away to make sure nothing is showing and im soo paranoid everyone is staring at HAIR. AHH

  244. Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Thank-you so much! :) that does help :) and guess what!? My dad said he will pay for me to get laser treatment! :) im so excited but he said i need to wait until im 13 but thats not to bad. I will start doing some of your suggestions while i wait :) They will deffinently help :) Thank-you again so much :) i really apreciate it! :) :)

  245. Anonymous July 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    i am a 16 year old girl. i dont have my period yet and i have hair EVERYWERE. i wouldnt care if it was all over my body but it is on my face!!!! side burns, neck, chin, lip… i would do anything to get rid of just that! i shave it EVERYDAY!!!! i have acne problems and when i shave im afraid it is making it worse or idk … i tried waxing it but it came back within 2 or 3 days and that isnt normal at all… i tried the laser thing for a year and it didnt do a thing. my youth group goes on sooo many sweet trips like Mexico to build houses and to the states for Creation Fest and to Rush and stuff but i dont ever go because i worry i will take to long in the shower or there will be no shower or someone will find out. not only does my armpit hair grow fast my skin is darkker and it is soooo noticeable and it looks horrible. it makes me wear clothes that i dont like and keeps me from the things i really like … i am also not the smallest person alive but im not that big… i have navle hair and but hair but if i didnt i think i would be more comfortable in a bathing suit as i wear tankinis and am constantly pulling the tops down. i wil not wear just bottoms, i have to have a skirt or shorts on because of the hair on my thighs… it hurts to shave it and it ALWAYS has razor burn so i try to avoid shaving it as much as possible.my legs it hurts and within a few hours it is stubbly again… all my hair runs in diffrent dirrections also so when i do wax i have to do it in SOOO MANY DIFFRENT WAYS!!!!!!!!!! fortunately i have only a little back hair. my arm hair is probably more than most ppl but i dont mind… it is the least of my worries. anyways i guess we all have wishes and wants but this is who we are and we need to find ways to live with it,

  246. Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm #

    It’s so good to be reminded that i’m not alone! What a great outlook to have. I love me…and every hair on my body!

  247. Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    OMG!!! Me too!!I’m twelve too!!! I have hair alllll over me!!! My forehead, butt, lip, back, legs, arms, boobs, chest all over!!!!!!!! WEll this is what i do. I pluck the hair on my forehead and chest and lip and sometimes stomach. But i don’t really show my stomach and back that often, so it doesnt really matter. I use nair for my legs and i shave my arm pits and arms. However I don’t really sahve my arms that often, cuz i’m scared it’ll grow back like hairier. Which i know is gross. And my mom says that too!!!! it’s just, you shud just start doing stuff now. Nair and veet really work, and it’s not expensive either. And after you shave and do whatever, remember to be CLEAN!!!! cuz like that’s the best thing. I HOPE THIS HELPS

  248. Anonymous July 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    ladys im 16 years old like everyone here i feel a lone and no one to talk to abt my problems =( i to have hair everywhere is soo imbarrasing wish it was gone!! if anyone has any adive for me e- mail me at tiffa510@hotmail.com
    i really need some one to talk to abt this =( thanks.

  249. Anonymous November 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Hi my name is sandra and from reading all of these stories has made me realize that im not the only one with this problem. Im 18 years old and its so embarrassing having to have body hair. Ever since I was 13 I’ve had this problem. I started shaving my arms since i was 13 up to 17, then i stopped because it kept coming back. So for my senior year in h.s. i just wore long sleeve shirts. It was hell for me especially in the summer not being able to wear the nice sexy tank tops or any other clothes that showed my arms. I didnt even go to my senior prom because of this I know it SUCKS! But now im kinda off getting used to it, yeah from time to time i do get depressed because i have to deal with it but there’s nothing i can do to completely remove it. I just think we should get over it even though its hard but theres people that have bigger and worse issues than body hair. Just accept urself and how u were u born, nobody picks the way they are so just deal with it. And remember that nobody is alone in this world. theres millions of people with the same problem. So just LOVE urself the way u are!

  250. Anonymous April 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh my gosh i am so upset right now! I have been so hairy since i was 9 and ive tryed evrythng to get rid of it! Everyday i feel like just giving up on it all and fall asleep and never wake up. I have hair ALL over my face even my forehead!!, All over my back and stomach. My boobs my butt my neck. My arms are HORRIBLE, my feet and hands are MANLY because not only are they hairy but there huge too!!! Everybody makes fun of me and im a huge looser anyway! Im only 12 and i cant handle living with this anymore!! I cant afford laser hair removal and ive been waxing my arms and lip but im running out of money now and its still not working! My mom and my sister always say “wait until your older it will all work out. You’ll be so pretty when your 15″ But how am i supposed to wait that long!!!?? I cant wear a bathing suit, tank tops, short shorts and it sucks! Why was i born with this horrible thing? Why am i so manly and gross?? I feel like the ugliest human being on earth and no matter what i do i cant fix it :( I would do anything to make this hair go away!! Absolutely ANYTHING!! And every night i wish for it to be gone but it never goes away. :( I always cry my eyes out over it and i feel like im the only one in the whole world with this problem :( I wish i was never born :( Please if anybody out there knows something that can help me out please reply!! :( I would be so gratful. Again please if anybody out there i mean ANYBODY PLEASE!!!!!! Help me!!! PLEASE!!!

  251. Anonymous July 5, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    hi, i’m 15 and i actually do have a hormone imbalance. i saw my normal doctor, who then recommended me to another pediatric doctor who deals with endocrinology (hormones)

    I have also seen a dermatologist about my issue, as far methods of removing hair.

    And yes, show them your hair. This will help them understand the extent of your problem, and they will be more likely to prescribe you the correct meds. Don’t be embarrassed…they’re doctors, they have seen everything before. This is about YOU getting better, not what the doctor thinks of your body.

  252. Anonymous November 3, 2008 at 5:57 am #

    i think i.m going to doctor soon,.. but i am embarased to tell him too..

  253. Anonymous April 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    thxxxx god im not the only one im glad to hear that

  254. Anonymous July 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    So I posted here a week or two ago, and I got a blood test from the doc. I apparently have more “active testosterone” than normal girls my age (15.)
    So I’ve started taking birth control this week, and it supposed to help regulate my periods and cut down on the hair, they might even add this other med which helps stop hair growth too.

    So just to let you guys know: THERE IS HOPE!
    To all the girls my age….do you have irregular periods? Because if you do that could be the reason why there’s too much hair. Talking to your doctor and going on birth control could help solve it. there’s also PCOS which can be detected and treated.

    And i’ve learned to not beat myself up about being “hairy.” I wax, I pluck, I shave, I nair the damn crap off. It’s a hassle but I have hope that this is going to be with me for forever, and it might not be permanent for any of you guys too.

    and also, YOU ARE NOT A HAIRY MONSTER! do not call yourself that!!!! just because society has told us that we need to completely hair free doesn’t mean we’re not worth anything! you all are beautiful with hair, or without. i personally feel better about myself when i take it off, but self confidence really is the answer. if you aren’t confident about yourself and love yourself, then who can you love? so keep fighting back, we are strong and we will all get through this!!!!!!!

    and by the way, i also have a ton of hair on my arms, legs, thighs, butt, lower back, stomach, “happy trail” =/, cleavage, side burns, upper lip, chin, and eyebrows.

    but since i’ve been vigiliant about hair removal, YES i go to the pool with my friends, YES i date boys, and YES wear shorts with confidence!

    who cares if you have a few stray hairs on your legs!? show them off anyway!

    it’s all about how you look at things. i hope things get better for myself and for everyone on this thread, and for every girl who has to deal with this. be strong. <3

  255. Anonymous November 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    hopefully other women arent seeing you nether regions! So wether you change yourself to fit in or not, has no effect on whether ur in the “in”crowd. not everything people do they do for themselves, waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror and seeing pubic hair growing down to your knees over you bottom, back and stomach doesnt do much for the individuals point of view. reading all these comments and seeing how many people there are like me does alot for the self esteem but it amazes me that with so many of us suffering that little is being done about it in the way of research. if a company put the time and money into developing a pill to deal with the problem, as we know what it is, they would make millions. women all over the world would do anything to be rid of the embarrassment of excessive bodily hair.
    A friend of mine had a iron deficiency and grew excess bodily hait due to that, she just takes iron suplement pills for it, if that helps anyone.

  256. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    LOL!

  257. Anonymous June 29, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    I’m thirteen-going-on-fourteen and I’ve come to terms after reading this that I am indeed an abnormally-hairy person. I have hair on my breasts, stomach, back,and (I recently discovered) butt, not to mention my eyebrows…thank you so much, Dad.

    I’d love to know if there was any simple way to remove my excess hair, because it’s a huge downer and stops me from wanting to wear two-piece bathing suits. I know I’m luckier than most since the hair on my stomach and back is a light brown, but it gets darker on my butt and my arms (Mom…) are somewhat untamable.

    Being hairier than most girls has an impact on my self-esteem, but I’ve learned that it’s best not to let it get to me, because the minute I start bleating to myself crap like “I’m not worthy of a boyfriend” or “I’m a hairy monster” the words will become true in both my brain and reality.

    Of course, having oily skin is bad enough as it is, and I never was hairy until, like, a year ago…is it all hormonal changes???

    Meh. People are so dang vain sometimes. I say be proud of your hairiness and be yourself…you’ll find a guy who loves you for who you are one day…

  258. Anonymous November 1, 2008 at 12:37 am #

    I JUST HAVE ACNE SO IS THAT WHATZ CAUSING THE GROWTH OF HAIR IN DIFFERENT AREAS? I GET MY PERIOD EVERY MONTH ,IM NOT LOSING HAIR ON MY HEAD AND IM NOT OVERWEIGHT BUT IM NOT THIN.

  259. Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    omg, I thought I was the only one who had this problem. It kinda makes me feel better to know that I am not the only one but still i find it really annoying that I am only 12 with hair practically growing everywhere. I have it on my arms, hands and a little on my fingers. My legs and toes. My back, stomach and the middle of my chest with only a small bit on my breasts. I have upperlip hair but only faint hairs inbetween my eyebrows. I dont have acne or anything so I dont have PCO’s, so I dont know what I have, for some reason I want there to be a reason so I know there isnt random hair growing on me, I want to know there is a cause to it. I have asked my mum to book a doctor’s appointment for me and she has dont that. I hope that the spearmint tea thing works because I hate being hairy.
    Yasmin

  260. Anonymous July 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    I HOPE YOU DONT REALLY FEEL THAT WAY. I AM ALMOST 40 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH BEING VERY HAIRY SINCE I WAS A TEEN. I’VE SHAVED, NAIRED AND WAXED MYSELF CRAZY. BUT I DONT WORRY ABOUT IT TOO MUCH NOW.MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL TRY LASER BUT ITS NOT REALLY A BIG DEAL. WHEN YOU GET OLDER YOU WILL REALIZE THIS. I HAVE A WONDERFUL, GORGEOUS HUSBAND THAT DOES NOT CARE IF I AM HAIRY OR WAXED. I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT WORRIES ABOUT IT AND I HAVE TO GET USED TO THE FACT THAT HE DOES NOT MIND. NOW I JUST MAKE SURE MY UNDERARMS AND LOWER LEGS ARE WAXED SO I CAN WEAR CAPRIS, BOARD SHORTS AND TANKS AND I STILL ENJOY MY SUMMER! WHO CARES? THERE ARE SOOOO MANY MEN (NORMAL AND HANDSOME ONES) THAT ARE ATTRACTED TO HAIRY WOMEN!

  261. Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 2:08 am #

    after reading most of these comments, just like you I finally didn’t feel alone. I am gonna tell you what I would do and you are more than welcome to join. First iam gonna go to see my Dr. to see if i got PCOS that one of the comments mentioned (thanks very helpful!) then Iam gonna start drinking the spearmint tea…its natural so it wont hurt to try. I also found this misim.com website that provides products that can help reduce the growth of the hair everytime you wax. I will make sure to update you on my results and you make sure to let me know if you find anything else that can help ;)

  262. Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    what you’re going thru is really hard. i was made fun of too when i was younger. first of all, you need to request from your mom that you be seen by a doctor. the doctor will be able to put you on some medication to slow the groth of the hair. then have your mom look into laser hair removal for you that could really help. i believe every person is beautiful in some way. people dont understand if theyre not like us so if your mom wont listen to you then talk to another adult that you trust.

  263. Anonymous June 29, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    Like everyone here, i’m hairy, literally from head to toe. i can’t take it!! i told my mom about it and she says it’s normal! lyk WTF! how is it normal when u have a body thats wayy hairer than a guy ? IT’S GETTING WORSE too. Im going to hs next year and idk what to do beacuse we have to take a swimming course for only 2 weeks i think but still i don’t want ppl to see me hairy! && how do u expect me to change infront of all the other girls when im covered withh hair(during gym).. though i shave i find it a waste of time and it comes bakk too fast!. && how do u expect someone to shave their back andd butt and other parts where u can’t reach, sighs- if anyone can help mee mesg backk plz.

  264. Anonymous October 22, 2008 at 8:03 am #

    It is really difficult to just accept being so hairy as a woman. Especially for single girls out there, it must feel awful! To those of you whose men know about it and support them, you are SOOO lucky!!!

    I’ve suffered from this since I hit puberty. I was told it was due to PCOS which most of you girls should test for. It is vital that you get a gyne. appointment so they can determine if it is due to that. If you are overweight, rarely have periods, have acne problems, started losing hair (on your head), and have excessive hair all over the body, then there is a high chance you have PCOS. You do not need to have all those symptoms, however. For me it was being overweight, rarely having periods, and being hairy. PCOS can lead to serious health problems (diabetes, Ovarian cancer, infertility) so PLEASE get tested for it! By the way, PCOS stands for Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.

    It is so frustrating having to shave almost every inch of my body everyday. I still do not have the courage to tell my hubby because I am so devastated and embarassed by it. However, I try not to let it run my life. I am frustrated everyday, but not depressed because atleast I have a short term solution (shaving, laser, threading). It is messing up my skin though :(.

    It’s so easy for ppl to say “oh you should just accept it and be yourself”. It’s not that easy…we cannot just stop removing hair from our faces and exposed parts of our bodies. Just hang in there, girls…let’s hope someone finds a permanent solution to this. It isn’t our fault so no need to hate ourselves. Has anyone tried spearmint tea and gotten results?

  265. Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I think this isn’t fair for us girls you know being hairy.I’m only 11 years old and going to be twelve but i got held back so i’m still in fifth grade.Anyways there’s like hair everywhere!My face,uppper lip,butt,arms,arm pits,legs,pubic hair,neck,throat,back,little bit of side burns and i think if the middle of my eyebrow grows long i will have an unibrow! So many people make fun of me and all the times everyday i’m at school.
    My nose is big also and i have zits but i do wash my face.Around my boobs and stomach and chest is hairy too.Zits are on my back chest and face.People call me ugly and gross sometimes people will say ewww to me.Every single day I wait to run inside my bedroom and cry my eyes out.Constantly talking to my mom about these problems but she just says so what or just wait until you get older.At the age of 9 i shaved my arms and now I regret and hate what i did.Guys always say why would anybody like you?or ewww gross she’s hairy on her back and her throat etc. my fingers have hair on them and so do my toes.in the mirror i look normal but i see a mustache that is really noticable.People ask me why don’t you shave?So i tell them because it will get more dark,thicker and hairer.There’s girls that hide themselves because they are more hairer then me yet they still make fun of me ! My life is still a long way to go but i can’t take it.They say i like harry butts and i’m a chupacobra sometimes a mangina or they say i’m really ugly or i’m a guy.Those stupid names makes me so angry and upset.It’s not fair either my mom is like not even hairy i’m probably the only girl in the family that is so hairy!My dad probably has a hairy dad and that’s where i got it from.People always call me a loser or retard, a stupid ass, a bitch sometimes,a man, a dumbass,and make me feel like a lonely loner loser.Whenever my mom talks to me about it she makes it sound like it’s nothing and what i’m upset about is stupid.Inside i also feel mentally sad.Oh i wish I wasn’t born like this!Also i feel bad for you girls also now I know i’m not the only one with flaws that are easily noticable.OO
    – ..
    n

  266. Anonymous June 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    I’m 14 and about to start my freshman year. I cant hang out with my friends at the beach or when they’re having a pool party. i cant even where gym shorts. i have hair everywhere: unibrow, upper lip, breast, stomach, back, butt, public place, legs, toes, fingers–EVERYWHERE! I just dont know what to do – IF YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE CAN U EMAIL ME AT: ISRAELIGIRL77@AOL.COM

    THANKS

  267. Anonymous October 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    WOW. That has to be the funniest and sweetest line I have ever read in my life! I just HAD to reply because when I read this I burst into tears. I’m 18 and have had a HUGE prob w/hair for practicaly all my life. No matter how many times ppl tell me that I am pretty, I say to myself “if you only knew what was underneath my shirt”. I also keep boys at arms length because of this. But after reading your post, I have a glimpse of hope. Cheesy, I know, but I just wanted to say THANKS.

  268. Anonymous April 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    ever since i was little i’d been hairy. hair on my arms and legs but i always thought it was normal, or at least not anything to worry about. then when i turned 11 i noticed a few strands of hair in my underarms. other girls my age didnt have them yet. i remember raising my arms one time in ballet class and see a group of girls giggling at me. in highschool i started shaving the ‘peach fuzz’ growing on my stomach. BAD IDEA! the hair grew thicker. in college it got worse. i started noticing hair growing on my neck and chin. and the hair on my stomach got even thicker. it totally killed my self-esteem. my first boyfriend was weirdly very okay with it. he accepted me for who i was. but when i broke up with him i feared id never be able to get close to any guy again. it sucks cause i cant decide to just swim on a whim cause i have to be sure i have no unwanted hair in strange parts like my stomach.

    i got my first laser treatment a few weeks ago. i have about 7 more treatments to go. hope this works! i thought it would improve my self-esteem and it has a bit. but now im worrying about the hair on my chest, breasts, and upper lip. fyi, i also have a few coarse strands on my inner thigh. laser treatments are expensive. hope i can save up again for my underarms and chest area.

    oh what’s a girl to do.

  269. Anonymous June 28, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    No one really understands what you’re going through except yourself. I know because I deal with excess hair on a daily basis, like everyone else on these postings. You can’t expect people to understand what you’re going through – if you’re lucky your friends and family will support you if you choose to talk to them about it. But YOU are ultimately the only person who can deal with this. I’m in my 20s and I’ve had excess hair since I was 12. Everyday is a struggle to wax/bleach/shave/pluck and walking around under fluorescent lighting is the worst, because it highlights every stray hair. I’ve never had a boyfriend because of this – what guy is going to find a girl who’s hairier than him sexy? I’ve been in love with a boy for nearly a year now but every time I look at him I feel queasy because he has perfect, flawless skin and I’m over here like a furry primate. I know he wouldn’t ever look at me until I sort myself out. And that’s the point I’m trying to make here – it’s not about accepting this, it’s about solving it. Do EVERYTHING you can to get rid of excess hair because like it or not, that’s the only way you’re going to feel okay about yourself. It IS scary to think about what would happen if you didn’t take care of it, and it’s supposed to. Excess hair is a symptom of an underlying problem, and if you can make it to a doctor and get them to diagnose exactly what the underlying problem is, then you have a better handle on it. I’d recommend seeing a doctor immediately and educating yourself on the symptoms, the underlying issues, and treatments. I would give anything (well, almost anything!) to accept myself but it’s the luck of the draw and people like us were just handed the short straw. So don’t think, just do. Get reading, get diagnosing, and get waxing.
    Post back on this blog to track your progress.

  270. Anonymous October 11, 2008 at 5:54 pm #

    Thankyou for sayin all that .. I actually wrote it down a piece of paper and stuck it on my mirror in the bathroom. I’ll look at it everyday and say I’m not going to let this run my life.
    Thankyou!!

  271. Anonymous March 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    I also have the same i am hairy to i have every where my mother says it naturally blah blah i think it not so i wonder why i tell my mom let me go see a doctor but she says no what should i do i cant even were 2 piece for the summer and i don’t have a bad body but i am so bummed out what should i do???

  272. Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I am only 14 years old i have had body hair since i was 7 years old it was real bad when i was younger i had a stubble and i had sideburns and i had chest hair, i got picked on a lot at school the kids even beat on my arms and tripped me the teachers never did anything about it my mom finely took me out of school and stated homeschooling me anyway when i was around 7 people would call me a boy all the time they never stopped i would always get stared at, when i was 10 years old i went to the doctor for a yearly checkup they found something so then my doctor sent me to an endocrinologist in San Antonio and they said i had PCOS its a hormone problem i went to the endocrinologist once every 3 months for about 2-3 years then i went once every 6 months now i see a endocrinologist closer to wear i live she says i dont have PCOS she thinks i have a adrenal thing going on so now i have to go have a MRI and a ultrasound some test and more blood work done in Dallas FT Worth, my mom says that i was even hairy when i was a babe so they did some kind of testing and we never got the results they say i might have tumors but its very unlikely if i do because i have had what is wrong with me all my life and if i did have a tumor they would have found it on the ultrasound they did when i was 10 years old, but because of the body hair i have i cant wear what i want i dont even bother wearing shorts out anymore and because of my body hair i have no friends i never really had any friends but now i have friends online and i have had a boyfriend for 6 moths now me and him txt and talk on the phone and all and i dont like calling people that i dont know like making a request on the radio because when i talk to some one i dont know they call me a man because of my really deep voice but its not as low as it was when i was younger and i cant have electrolosis done i cant afford it and when i shave it grows back darker and all i might try waxing but when ever i go somewhere and there is going to be a lot of people there i just bleach the hair above my lip and i had to go to therapy once every 2 weeks for 2 years and i had to take Prozac because of those kids treating me very bad for my body hair and i started shaving my underarms and legs when i was about 11 years old but i got tired of razor burn so i stopped shaving but when i have to go to the doctor sometimes i shave my underarms but the hair grows back so fast so i dont even bother doing it anymore now i have just gotten to the point where i dont care what people say about me or anything but things are better now for me.

  273. Anonymous October 15, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    im eighteen years old and got hair on my chin,butt,legs. my butt is the worst i shave and its worse i got red bumps and short hair but its very dark and noticable wat should i do :( i feel depressed and weird like im the only one with this problem i just want it to be gone forever.

  274. Anonymous March 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I am 56 years young, and have a big problem with unwanted hair.

    My bikini line looks like a winnie bush tumbling in the bed, and that’s on a good day! Not only that, it’s starting to go grey, so it now resembles a badger!

    My eyebrows are much to desired, when I look into the mirror each morning I feel sea sick, they look like an ocean wave. Not forgetting the confusion that arise from the misreading of my facial expressions, when one is out shopping in Henley on Thames.

    That said, here’s the good news. I have a tendency expel intestinal gas through the anus, frequently. According to Richard! But wait for it, all is not lost, since I have been drinking spearmint tea my botty burps smell like polos. In the morning my boudoir has the aroma of a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world!

    Ara-minta ;)

  275. Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    THATS REALLY A PRBLEM IM SUFFERING LIKE U, I WILL TRY THIS TEA AND SEE IF ITV WORKS

  276. Anonymous October 5, 2008 at 8:24 am #

    I like hair. I feel totally free keeping it. you guys are just toturing yourselves. mauahahaahaha

  277. Anonymous March 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    I am 56 years young, and have a big problem with unwanted hair.

    My bikini line looks like a winnie bush tumbling in the bed, and that’s on a good day! Not only that, it’s starting to go grey, so it now resembles a badger!

    My eyebrows are much to desired, when I look into the mirror each morning I feel sea sick, they look like an ocean wave. Not forgetting the confusion that arise from the misreading of my facial expressions, when one is out shopping in Henley on Thames.

    That said, here’s the good news. I have a tendency expel intestinal gas through the anus, frequently. According to Richard! But wait for it, all is not lost, since I have been drinking spearmint tea my botty burps smell like polos. In the morning my boudoir has the aroma of a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world!

    Ara-minta ;)

  278. Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    I USED SOMETHING CALLED BIOXET AND IT DOESNT WORK , IHOPE THIS TEA WILL DO SOMETHING, BECAUSE I WILL SUISIDE AFTER THAT:(

  279. Anonymous October 5, 2008 at 4:58 am #

    how much of it do we have to drink.. and for how long?? i really want to try it
    and which shops can i go to get the spearmint?

  280. Anonymous March 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Man, I didn’t know so many people were fluffy like bears. No offense. I’m still rather little and haven’t been growing much hair all over but there is this girl at school and she looks sorta fluffy to me… her arms are like my dog’s tail! (Almost exactly my dog’s tail…)
    I’m a little younger than her only by some few months I think but I’m worried I’ll be as fluffy as her because my dad is covered in hairs all over. LIKE EVERYWHERE!
    :( I don’t wanna be extremely fluffy. Should I try some tea? Not twice a day but maybe only once to keep my fluff-growing-level rather low?
    Sincerely,
    Soon-to-be-puffball

  281. Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    I have hair ALL OVER and it’s freakin annoying. I have a unibrow, upper lip hair, hair on my damn hands, toes, butt, stomach, breasts, blah blah the list goes on and on, it’s humiliating. And BTW, I’m only 14!!!!!!

  282. Anonymous September 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi ekta, i dont think that u really need spearmint tea bcz u r natural beauty & dont demage urself with this some tea or something else. Bcz someone take care of u more than u. I hope u will find me or . … Miss u.From – an ordinary lover

  283. Anonymous March 28, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    OMG im thirteen and have just spent ages reading this i have exactly the same problem . hair on my stomach,lower back,thighs,upper lip, i could go on its apsolutly every where. LIKE someone said i wish i had friends like you .

  284. Anonymous June 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    im also from SA. you can try buying it online at adagioteas.com. however it will cost alot due to rand dollar exchange rate.

  285. Anonymous September 29, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    I guess you worry to much because the guy you like doesn’t like hair on girls, but to other guys like me, it’s just ….. irrelevant, too much hair, some hair or little hair is fine with me. I bet some of you are not only beautiful but also smart, not to mention nice..I would definitely date a nice and smart woman like any of you, if you happen to have all those hair issues, eh , not a big deal for me, anyway, email me if you’d like to chat sometime, cheers

  286. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    This is never a subject to dismiss, as in “well at least you have a healthy body the extra hair is irrelevent”. It is painful emotionally and can severely effect a womens self esteem. I’m 34 now and struggled w this my whole life, I’m here to say that there is hope in the form of lazers, and since this technology only came about in the last few years it will become better.if you cannot afford them there are some home options- The hair removal system called No!No! Just came out with a version for facial hair, this isn’t a permanent reduction but helped my body hair manageable so I could wear regular clothes so the facial one should do the same (this isn’t a lazer). The Tria has a diode the same as regular hair removal lazers and will permanently remove hair -this is sold at nordstroms if you wish to see it and the nono will be available soon at sephora I believe. Are the cheap? No.(Nono will most likely be 200 and the tria I’d 600) If you save and spend your money saving for this instead of other methods it will result in an actual permanent reduction or complete removal. I wish I had these available when I was younger, wouldve spared me much agony.good luck

  287. Anonymous June 26, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    Its B.A.D! My unibrow doesn’t bother me as much as it does my girlfriends. Now, if they knew what I know they would probably need psychological help to cope with knowing… hehehe. I have hairy tummy, breasts, legs, toes, fingers and face and to top it off it’s that weird wiry hair that grows in ALL directions so forget about at least looking like a civilized baboon!
    nicola.pearl@gmail.com

  288. Anonymous September 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Wow its gd 2 no i aint the only one with this problem, felt like as i was on my own with this as all my friends havent got this problem. (Well not that i no of anyway) As i well and truley no you get good at hiding the problem.
    Im 20 and this is controling my life! (yes maybe becuase im letting it) but its so hard not to.
    I have hair everywere, stomach, back, hands, feet, bum, legs and the place that gets to me the most is on my face. i have got terrible side burns and it makes me feel like a man and so unattractive.
    I have been single for a few years not because i have had no offers because this isnt the case, but i will not let anyone near me and give them the chance because i dont want them seeing all this hair.
    Im hoping that laser treatment will work or i may try the spearmint tea.. but i dont hold out much luck on any of them unless it proves me otherwise.

  289. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    There are lots of different methods of pubic hair removal but laser removal is the only permanent one i think. They make easy to use creams that are completely safe and are pain free to use and are also very inexpensive. Shaving is probably the most inexpensive way but it is the least effective. Then waxes are effective but can be quite painful. My personal favorite is the hair removal cream.

  290. Anonymous June 26, 2009 at 1:24 am #

    HI THERE,
    I AM FROM SOUTH AFRICA – DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN GET THIS SPEARMINT TEA.?

  291. Anonymous September 26, 2008 at 6:28 am #

    i cant beleve iv found so many ppl with the same problem as me. im a teenage girl with a pretty good body, lots of ppl have told me how attractive i am but i find it so hard to beleve them because i have way too much body hair and i feel realli depressed about it, sepecially because i cant wear the clothes i lyk and i dont feel i can tell anyone especially my boyfriend.
    i love him so much but its frustrating not being able to do anything that wuld expose my body :'( i realli want to try the spearmint tea thing, it sounds good coz its natural ( and i love spearmint :P) but i also want to see my doctor no matter how embarassing i find it i hope this works and its good to kno im not alone :)

  292. Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Hi everyone, I’m 15 and also hairy but not on the face for some reason I guess I’m in the early stages because I’m not to hairy… yet. But I know I’m above average. Trust Me. Anyway I wanted to ask you. What’s your story. How bad did you have it at my age and how bad am I going to get. And also I seem to be the only hairy one in my family, not my grandmothers, not my mother or aunts, and I don’t have any sisters so… ya.But my Dad is pretty hairy and so is my uncle could I have inherited it from them or not. Should I go to the doctor and get this checked out.

  293. Anonymous June 25, 2009 at 7:27 am #

    I think I might have a hormone imbalance. I have upper lip hair that I remove every 2-3 days. I have lots of other hair on my face, especially on my sideburns, that I dye blond because I’m sick of removing it. I’m have some hairs on my neck that I also dye blond. I have a LOT of hair on my lower back and butt cheeks. It’s thick and black. It also extends to my thighs and all over my legs. I have hairs on my stomach.

    I’m thinking I might have to visit a doctor because no other woman in my family has this problem. But, I have no idea what kind of doctor to visit? And when I do visit a doctor, do I have to show them all the hair growing? I’m kind of embarrassed to do that. And how long will I have to wait for the results? And do any pills/treatments actually work?

    This spearmint tea has NOT worked for me. I’ve been drinking it for 2 months.

    Share your experience.
    religiouslyconfused@yahoo.com

  294. Anonymous September 26, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    hey everyone, as you can see, all of the people that comment on this are obviously HAIRY.. SO AM I!
    yes, at times it CAN put US ALL down, but shouldn’t you be proud of it? WHY CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU? WHY?
    this is who you are, and once you will start to realise that this is what makes you.
    im not saying, dont try things like the spearmint tea etc etc yes, they would be helpful but look at yourself and think “there’s so many people JUST like me, who have JUST the same problem as me and are JUST as sensitive to it as i am” there are probably millions of women going through this!
    if you have problem with relationships and other things, just know if someone actually LOVES you for who you are, they won’t entirely care about how you look on the outside because they WILL understand what you’re going through if you just SPEAK UP or talk to someone about it.
    PLEASE don’t let it ruin your life, because im not going to let it ruin mine.
    i have so many years ahead of me and im not going to live my life being unhappy and under distress
    LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL, BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE, DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO and DONT LET ANYTHING GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR GOALS – NOT EVEN YOUR HAIR
    it’s a part of you, and a part of every other women that posted a comment above.
    GO ON.. look at yourself in the mirror and say
    ” IM NOT GOING TO LET THIS GET IN THE WAY OF MY LIFE! ”
    I SINCERELY HOPE FOR THE BEST, FOR EVERY LIVING WOMEN TO LIVE THEIR LIFE TO THE FULL!!! :) xx

  295. Anonymous March 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Abstract: Hirsutism in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), consequent to elevated androgen levels leads to significant cosmetic and psychological problems. Recent research in Turkey has shown that spearmint tea has antiandrogenic properties in females with hirsutism. No research has vet been undertaken to assess whether a reduction in androgen levels brought about by spearmint tea, translates to a clinical improvement in the degree of hirsutism.

    This study was a two centre, 30 day randomized controlled trial. Forty two volunteers were randomized to take spearmint tea twice a day for a I month period and compared with a placebo herbal tea. At 0, 15 and 30 days of the study serum androgen hormone levels and gonadotrophins were checked, the degree of hirsutism was clinically rated using the Ferriman-Galwey score and a questionnaire (the modified DQLI = Dermatology Quality of Life Index) was used to assess improvements in the level of self-reported hirsutism.

    Forty one of 42 patients completed the study. Free and total testosterone levels were significantly reduced over the 30 day period in the spearmint tea group (p < 0.05). LH and FSH also increased (p < 0.05). Patient's subjective assessments of their degree of hirsutism scored by the modified DQLI were significantly reduced in the spearmint tea group (p < 0.05). There was, however, no significant reduction in the objective Ferriman-Galwey ratings of hirsutism between the two trial groups over the trial duration (p = 0.12). There was a clear and significant alteration in the relevant hormone levels. This is associated clinically with a reduction in the self-reported degree of hirsutism but unfortunately not with the objectively rated score.

    It was demonstrated and confirmed that spearmint has antiandrogen properties, the simple fact that this does not clearly translate into clinical practice is due to the relationship between androgen hormones and follicular hair growth and cell turnover time. Simply put, the study duration was not long enough. The original studies from Turkey were in fact only 5 days long. The time taken for hirsutism to resolve is significant and a much longer future study is proposed as the preliminary findings are encouraging that spearmint has the potential for use as a helpful and natural treatment for hirsutism in PCOS. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  296. Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 6:16 am #

    I to believe in God.
    One question for you though, why dont you pray to god about curing this problem. I know i cant live normal with it and its effected me dramatically me with my beliefs.
    You think God will answer such a prayer?

  297. Anonymous September 24, 2008 at 5:54 am #

    I would personally not worry about the fact that you are naturally hairy. Like myself there are alot of people who find a hairy women very attractive. Its usually the females who condemn being hairy as the media dictates that women should be perfectly smooth etc etc. In time you will find and appreciate that you have a great natural asset. I hope this helps?

  298. Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Too much hair since I was 15. Tried everything. Cried every day. Every blood test said low normal estrogen and high normal testosterone. I plucked and Naired and waxed and bleached. No good results. Birth control-no good. Spironolactone and Tagamet-no good. Finally met a female doctor who said to me shave it, shave it close every day, and live your life, enjoy your life. I became an expert at wet shaving. Use the 4 or 5 blade disposable razors or the Gillette Fusion. Wet your face, apply a little moisturizer, apply shaving cream, stretch the skin, shave against the grain, fast and repeatedly in the same section, but softly. Shave over and over and over. Have a “deodorant crystal” or stiptic pencil handy for the little bleeders you’ll get before you are expert at it. Change your blade or razor every week. Makeup is your best friend. You’ll see the bumps less and less. Try a thick covering foundation: Clinique Continuous Coverage, Max Factor, Physician’s Formula, Dermablend, Coverstik, use them under a regular liquid foundation. Draw attention to your eyes and lips with liner and medium bright lips and gloss. Keep your hair long to cover your neck. Draw attention up at your hair or down at your chest and below. You may also want to try one of those “pluckers”. Emjoi. It hurts at first, but you get used to it. It is manageable, but you can’t give up. It’s a matter of finding what works for you in addition to a doctor’s treatment. If you are fair-skinned with dark hair, you are the best candidate for laser hair reduction. It costs less than you think. Here in over-priced NJ, 8 treatments for the entire face were $1378 dollars. It’s for about 10-12 months of treatment. After 4 treatments, I’m basically hair-free. I will require 1-2 treatments a year to maintain it. It is wonderful!!!! I waited until the technology improved, and although I may have waited too long (I’m 50), it works!!! I still shave lightly when I have to in between treatments. Please use only a doctor. No salons.
    I’m a makeup expert and have been happily married for 23 years. Love does conquer all!!! Depressed about it?? See the doctor for anti-depressants, too!!! They really do help!!! Be strong and learn to cope. Don’t let it ruin your potential. Use the wonderful makeup products that are out there. Deformed, scarred, and burned people use them. Be happy you have hands to shave and use make-up and legs to walk to the doctor. “Our strength is made perfect in our weakness”-from the Bible. LIfe is for living, not crying, not dying. Be strong. Find friends. Find help. Help others. Do the best you can. Be honest about it. Get your cosmetology license. Help other women. Go to medical school. Be a laser specialist or a plastic surgeon. Help others to use makeup and cosmetics to go out into the world. Help burn victims, cancer victims, deformed people. You are different, use that difference to make a difference in your life and the life of so many others. Everything is for a reason. One day, you will know why.

  299. Anonymous June 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Bad reviews:

    http://www.hairtell.com /forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/17714/site_id/1

    There shouldn’t be a space between .com and /forum. I had to do that so this post wouldn’t be marked as spam. :)

  300. Anonymous September 15, 2008 at 11:40 am #

    im 16 and i cant really remember when unwanted hair started growing on my body, but only recentley i have become a lot more self conscious about it. I feel as if i’m hairy everywhere, all over my legs, all over my arms, lower back, stomach, bum, hands, fingers, feet, everywhere!! its just too embarassing now and its got to the stage im just sick of it and want it gone. I’ve tried hair bleach on my arms and the first time i did it, it lasted for weeks but the more i did it i found new hairs growing back quickly and i couldn’t keep up with them and it was costing too much. I’m really desperate for a solution, im too scared to shave anywhere but my legs, i know several girls who have shaved their arms etc but i dont want to regret it and end up having thicker hair growing back. I read about drinking two cups of spearmint tea for 5 days, which is meant to reduces the adrogen in our bodies. I’m unsure of it reducing the hair on my body, but i feel so helpless in a situation like this! im glad i found this website though, after feeling alone in this situation its always good to know that their are a lot of other people in the world who share a very similar problem.
    I suppose we’ve just got to deal with it though, its only natural?
    (someone please reply! thankyou, it would be very appreciated!!!)

  301. Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I started using growth hormone shots at age 13 b/c I was too short. Instead of growing any taller, I got hair all over my body. (face, whole back, stomach, chest…u name it i got it.) Im now in my twenties and nothing has changed. I do everything to get rid of the hair. It is turing into somethign really difficult. I bleach but the hair is too long and are still very visible. I tried nair and ended up really buring my skin at spots. I waxed but got rash like pimples everywhere i did. The hair grew back with in 2 weeks tops (i still wax cuz i would rather have pimple rash than hair everywhere). I even tried the tea for a month or so but without ay luck. I wanna shave but am afriad it would end up looking worse. I just don’t know what to do anymore! I can’t even affor to go to the doc! It is getting me down so much that i feel like I’m constantly depressed. It feel like there is no escape. I’m can’t even be happy when good things happen to me. I just get sucked into this self hate and i can’t shake myself from it. I don’t want to look and feel like this any long. Does anyone else know another way to get rid of this hair without scaring the skin?

  302. Anonymous June 16, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    I feel like most of the people on this site.
    I tried laser hair removal and it slowed the growth but it all came back worse after a while as I had shaved it. it’s very expensive also.
    I have used a device from finally free – google it. It is the only thing that works on ‘all hair’.
    It costs almost nothing but does take up a lot of your time. It will work but you would need to put the time in the removal – it works by using a tweezer clasping and individual hair for 2-3 mins and then the hair falls out and will never come back. obviously that takes forever but if you do 20 hairs a day it adds up and all of a sudden – no hair. there is a patch connection the size of a cigarette box which will do that area – you would need 10 mins per patch – the patches can only be used 3 times tho then you need new ones apparently. anyway – it works and that’s the most important thing imo.

    good luck.

    p.s. i have had a good few women want me despite the hariness. love yourself and keep going after people you like. don’t let it get you down or stop you from trying cos theres plenty of other hairy good looking people out there!

  303. Anonymous September 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm #

    i am almost in tears from reading that you all have the same fellings as i do. i am so depressed with my hair problem, i have dark hair all over my body, every single part of it and it is thickest in male pattern areas such as my chin and neck, my chest and toso stomach bottom, EVERYWHERE! and i hate it, i find it vile, i used to be so outgoing and confident but i have become so intraverted that i haven’t dated a chap for 3 years! even if i shave, wax or cream it is still stubbly and grows back so quickly but too stubbly to get rid of so soon, if you know what i mean, my mum has a go at me saying i’m vain, but unless you experience it, you have no idea how demoralising it is, i’m still young but i feel so inhibited and i’m so lonely without a boyfriend, i know this sounds extreme, but my hair ratio is extreme! sometimes homone levels can be normal, my doctor said that it’s just one of those things that’ll i’ll have to live with, it makes me very depressed when i get out of the shower, but i can’t believe all of you fell the same way, i am not alone! it’s very much a western culture to have this pressure to be ‘perfect’ unfortunately, the men i know are so ignorant to think this is the beau ideal or normal to look like a plucked chicken!

  304. Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    when people that aren’t living with PCOS or Hirsutism comment on here, and tell us how it isn’t that bad, or to stop worrying about it. I’m sorry, but you will never understand what we have to go through. Not only do I have the facial hair to make me miserable, I also have horrible cramps, due to the cyst that is on my left ovary, and the fact that it will be ridiculously hard for me to get pregnant one day. So, to YOU it may be just little hairs, but to ME it’s a hell of a lot more.

    Someone asked when you should check for PCOS, and I would say pre-teen is a good age. Of course, body hair is going to develop, due to puberty, but in Hirsutism cases, hair on the stomach, FACE, neck, and chest, are the ones that send up the red flags. Keep in mind, young girls, that it is NORMAL to have hair on your arms, legs, and thighs; thats all part of becoming a woman. It’s the places I mentioned above that you should go to a doctor to get checked out.

    As for remedies and ways to get rid of it; I haven’t tried the tea. I don’t think drinking some spearmint tea is really going to work. I drink all types of tea all the time, including spearmint, and nothing has made a difference. However, birth control will help slow down the hair growth and helps to thin the hair out. There is also a medication called Vaniqua that can help. It doesn’t permanently remove hair, just helps to slow down the growth. I’ve found Nair to be my best bet; I don’t ever want to start shaving my neck, and wax was messy, very painful, and the results didn’t last long at all. I have found that using Nair in the shower, ( don’t let it get wet while on your skin ) works the best for me. I think it’s something about the steam of the shower that helps open up the pores of the skin and allows the Nair to activate better. I’ve noticed that when I Nair in the shower, my skin doensn’t react as bad as when I do it after the shower, or when my skin is completely dry. The key is to get somewhat of a course towel to help remove it. Loofahs and washcloths work the best, because they have something that the Nair can hold on to while wiping the hair off. I also moisturize my neck every night before bed to try to help heal the damaged skin on my neck from years of Nair.

    I hope this comment didn’t come off as negative, as someone said my last one did. But in all honesty, it’s a pain in the ass for everyone that has it, and I think it’s perfectly okay for us to cry and feel the way that we do. It’s not easy to get up everyday and tell yourself that you’re beautiful when you feel like a man. Ladies, if you want to cry about it, then do so!! It always helps me to feel better. Throw yourself a pity party every once in a while, because only the people that TRULY have it, will know what you’re going through, and chances are, they have a pity session every once in a while as well. I mean, it’s unatural to be completely positive all the time. Not saying that you can’t try to have a positive outlook, but for me, there are days when I really don’t think I can deal with it anymore. We will never stop feeling this way, until there is a guaranteed cure, and it’s okay to be mad, or upset! It’s part of being a human! Just remember to TRY to keep your head up, and that’s the best that you can do!

  305. Anonymous June 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    ugh! im so over it at this point! im not even sad anymore! im pissed! i hate being hairy!!
    its summer and i want to wear bikinis and shorts and tank tops and finally get with this awesome dude but i cant! why? because im a frickin’ sasquatch!!

    i havent shaved in weeks!
    i just wear long pants all the time and never show my belly. at this point i dont care if people see my hairy arms. i used to wear long jackets but now im like whatever! if people say something about it (and they have) i just say “you have no idea” haha im just like that! my underarms arent my hairiest problem! actually they’re no problem at all! i mean i can go at least a month before its gets to be a problem! its my legs, bikini area, stomach, butt, and upper lip thats killing me! im hairier than most of my guy friends! and im 16!! this is horrible! i cant do anything! last minute pool or beach outings are out of the question! shorts are a no no and tanks that show my belly are evil!! haha im playing around now but sometimes when i wake up and see myself i get totally disgusted! i mean not to brag im a very attractive girl! ive been told that a lot and ive been asked out a lot and the hair thing is holding me back! im scared to death of letting a guy see me like this! its caused me to be insecure about myself and i cant take it anymore! its clashing with my personality! im not the most outgoing person but im out there! though ive slowly let my hairiness meet the outside world with the debut of my hairy arms i’ll never, i’ll repeat never, let anyone see my legs or belly or butt (why’d they want to see my butt i really dont kno!)!! i just want to be like every other girl and wake up and say ” hey its a beautiful day!! i think i’ll wear a cute pair of shorts and a tank!”!! is that too much to ask for? seriously!?! well sorry for writing so much but i feel a million times better now that ive vented some of this frustation out! so thanks everyone! i feel even better knowing im not the only one and i hope this tea works for me and everyone else!!

    man! i wish there was a forum where us hairy women/girls can talk and share removal techniques! well again thanks for letting me vent and good luck to all!!!

  306. Anonymous September 5, 2008 at 5:58 am #

    try spearmint tea and excercise alot while maintaining ur body sugar don’t eat alot of starches, carbs, and or sugar. Dieting excarsice and the tea should help out dramatically.

  307. Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    I have hirsutism really really bad. I first noticed it when I was 15 years old after someone refered to me as ‘Him’. I thought it would go away. Then, when I was 19, after I was dropped from my family insurance plan of course, my cousin mentioned I should get checked for PCOS. I cried off and on for a month. I’ve never been diagnosed with PCOS, but it fits. And since I don’t have a job or insurance, it will probably stay that way for awhile. My father mentioned once, his Aunt was like me and my mom said her grandmother was too. I have SEVERAL female cousins and an older sister and they all seem to have dodged the bullet. But now I worry for my niece. She’s only 5 but she seems a little ‘furrier’ than she should be, and I look at her and sometimes I just want to cry. Which happens a lot. I go on hour long crying jags, or I have days when I’m happy and say to myself ‘It doesn’t matter. I’m a good person and I deserve to be happy!’ and then I go to the store and some little smart a** calls me ‘It’ or ‘Sir’ and my self-esteem dies completely. I want to leave my cart and walk out with my head down. But I don’t, I have every right to walk around out in public without being called names or laughed at. Life is what it is and no matter how unfair it all is, you can’t just give up.

  308. Anonymous June 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    i feel like everyone else who has already posted on this thread!!!! i’ve felt so alone, and that no one has the same problem that i do. i have light skin, and very dark hair in every place all of you guys have mentioned. i have gone through laser treatments for my armpits which has helped me a little. i’ve started waxing and i’ve been seeing improvement.
    yeah, problem is is that i’m 15 and in highschool…which means that i have got picked on about it. i think i might be going into depression over it but this thread has given me a little hope that there are other people in this world who are going through the same thing that i am.
    so thank you, everyone. i guess i need to just learn to deal with it.
    it’s not like i’m ugly or unpopular or anything though! i have had boyfriends and i definately have friends, but lately i’ve notcied that i’ve started complaining more about it and i really need to stop because they’re getting tired of it! i really just need to cope…

  309. Anonymous August 31, 2008 at 4:42 pm #

    I would like to let you know there is help for PCOS. I recently purchased the line of products referred and am feeling better. This is the site http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/ .

    I started my menstrual cycle at a young age 9 years old. I started developing facial hair about 2 years later. It was so embarresing. Let me tell you. I have facial hair like a mans now, hair on my stomach and chest. My hairline is receeding along with shedding, menstrual cycle is so off cycle.

    I do know laser hair removal will not be a permanent result to hair removal for woman with PCOS. The resaon being is because what is causing the excess hair is from excess androgens flowing throughout the body. The excess androgens need to be decreased by taking natural herbs to decrease them. There is not one single pill that is a miracle pill, but the website I referenced at the beginning is the whole system complete.

    The important fact for myself was to take something natural and the product line is completely natural with vitamins, minerals and herbs. The sooner you get started the sooner you will see and feel results.

    I hope this has helped you !!!

  310. Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    ihave hair all over my body and its hard in the summer os i get told to take my cardy off but i sed no and i got really hot and i wished that i cud off took it off but i cudnt cos off my hairy arms, i hate goin swimmin cos it shows hw much hair i hav on my body.
    its very embarrising i hate it.i just wish it wud go away so i cn get and wear dresses without jumpers and weer belly tops and all that. but im scared incase i get slagged in the street.

  311. Anonymous July 12, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    I think that you need to start a club where all of us hairy woman can meet up with men like you who appreciate our hairiness. One thing that I can say for myself is that my personal hairiness corresponds to high testosterone levels which in turn means that I build muscle quickly and easily and have a very toned physique. I also have an extremely high sex drive which can even be disruptive sometimes….I go to the gym and look at men like they are pieces of meat! haha.

    In any case, I too have fallen victim to the modern outlook on body hair and I shave and use dillapitories on a regular basis. I tried laser hair removal and it works for a time, but my super strong hormones cause it to all eventually grow back. Unless you go to an endocrinologist and they can prescribe something to fix your hormonal imbalance, then I would not recommend spending money on expensive treatments.

    What I currently use is a combination of shaving and a very cheap, awesome product called Magic Shaving Powder by SoftSheen/Carson. This is a dillapitory that you can purchase at Walmart for about $1.70. I find that for this to work its best, you have to let the hair grow out for a few days. It is far superior to Nair and will remove even the coarsest of hair. I actually use a spatula to apply it to my back, haha! Just make sure that you don’t use this more than once within 48 hrs or you will get burned (personal experience).

    I have just recently started using progesterone cream to see if this helps. I have only been using it for a month so far and it is supposed to take up to 6 months before having a positive outcome on hirsuitism. So far, I have noticed that it is helping to stop my head hair from falling out so much. This is another issue that I have experienced due to hormones. I will let you all know in a few months if I see any improvements from the progesterone cream.

    Lets all try to find a website where we can chat with men that like hairy women!!

  312. Anonymous August 30, 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    1st of all i hav alot of menses problem,im 16 n i hav it once in a yr n tat 2 it gets over after 3 weeks :(
    i hav hair on face,chest,stomach,legs,evrywhr
    i used 2 get my face waxed,thn many people asked me not to coz it thickens the hair,
    then i started doing threading on my face,it hurts alot, i wax my hands n shave off d hairs of other parts,but it seems it will nvr stop.

    i m now tryn to use new method of some kind of home made mixture,its used wid lemon n sand,if it works i swear i will be the 1st one 2 help all u guys!! In future i will try to fig out any good medicine,
    guys if u have any info please help me!!

    lazer doesnot work,my sis had it ,she got more hair,lazer hav side effects!!

  313. Anonymous March 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    Well, I am going through the EXACT same problem that you are… but I’m afraid to shave my chest and tummy… I have a boyfriend and there are times when we watch TV and cuddle together, and he wants to rub my belly… I usually just move his hand… but there are also times when he tells me to just let it happen and to go with the flow but I shy away since I’m self concsious about it and dont know what he’ll think. I have to tell him sooner or later since things seem to be getting serious… He does say that he loves me but I do know that he has been with other pretty girls in the past that don’t seem that they would have the problem I have. They we’re all pretty and flawless looking. I’m scared that he’ll be groessed out… but eventually, we’re going to have to spill it out! It is what it is. I was thinking of bleaching so it wouldn’t be so bad, and then telling him. I’m still insecure of showing/telling him. It’s just embarrasing to talk about in general… =/

  314. Anonymous November 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    sorry i ‘m going through the same thing the one thing i’ve tried its a middle eastern technique called aqueeda. you buy it usually at the middle eastern stores its cold wax.
    or you can go do threading on your face.i usually do that weekly expensive but worth it

  315. Anonymous July 15, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    Its very true, men/boys generally do not dislike body hair, it is d girls who mind body hair both on themselves n men, n even want dem to b hairless like plastic.

  316. Anonymous March 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    So I’m 32 years old now. I’m arab and very hairy trust me I’ve been there. Believe it or not, there are lots of men out there that looooove hairy women and think it’s sexy. I was always self conscious about the hairiness because I was basically the hairiest girl k-12. I shave my arm hair now because I just think it looks better, for me, but I don’t have to. It doesn’t change anything. If you have one of those men who puts you down and says you’re an ape then drop his butt off at the next corner. There’s plenty of guys out there that are not pretentious and fake and who will be genuine to you. You want a guy who will accept you as you are not the imitation you, made up, shaven, freshly waxed you. before I met my husband I dated guys who never even mentioned my hairiness. Don’t get me wrong I do shave my legs and armpits and trimmed stuff down here and there because I didn’t want to be antihygenic.
    My husband is also very hairy, he’s arab as well and one of my daughters is very hairy like I was. I don’t want her to be a miserable girl in school so I might start waxing her early on, sugar waxing. It’s easy to make just look online. And I have never heard of No Scream so I will definitely be buying some of that because I’ve never been able to wax from the pain. But what I’m really trying to say is that I will do my best to instill confidence and beauty in my girls. I know that there will be cruel jerks that they will come across but I hope that they will turn a cheek and realize that it’s just freaking HAIR! Our ancestors didn’t have shelter. They had to keep warm some how. Hairless people are not more fortunate then you and I. They just have genetics that are carried forward that make them lighthaired.
    So take it easy on yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and saying you’re disgusting and a hairy beast. You may be surprised to realize you are your hardest critic in this life. Sometimes you have to make an effort to realize that people are not thinking about you as much as you think they are. It’s hard to believe but the world doesn’t revolve around your hairy body.
    Love the skin you’re in and if it makes you happy for yourself then wax, makes hair thinner and lighter as you age. Eventually you will have that hairless sphinx look you’ve always wanted.

  317. Anonymous August 1, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    do not let this bring you down, there are good people out there. there’s more to life

  318. Anonymous July 15, 2009 at 12:10 am #

    I have always felt that women who shave their arms to be strange….I grew up in the seventies and the women back then were alll no make up ans didnt do wierd things to their bodies…I also grew up in texas…south texas…so a dark haired, dark skinned latina with all the body hair intact was what i was used to and am still attracted to! For every body type out there…there is someone who finds it irresistable…and yes i am caucasian and actually i am not hairy at all…so there goes the stereotypes…dont worry ladies guys like me are all over…

  319. Anonymous March 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    yeah, spearmint tea u could get from walmart(drink like 2 cups daily ) and if u shave or tweeze use tons of coco butta on the dark marks (the pure coco butta stick) u could get that from walmart, but yea its a unbalanced of your hormones u have more male hormones…..its ok just try to maintain and keep it under control i have the same thing and im in my mid 30’s so good luck sweetie…………

  320. Anonymous June 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Lazer hair removal is a bit of a grey area and there are some dodgey outlets claiming to offer hair reduction. Is there hope with this treatment or is it a waste of time and money? Better regulation is needed in this field me thinks.

  321. Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    This problème started when i was about 16 yrs old i started gething hair under my chin a few mon my breast and belly. I didn’t worry first because i thought i was just a bbit hairy since my dad is very hairy… But as years went by it only became worst. So i shaved and shaved and shaved. I thought like i read some say that i was going to turn into a gorila… or something. but me doctor said I CAN SHAVE IT NO PROBLEME THERE. She said it wont make it worst because hair would not grow if it would not have any. I need to go pass some tests at the hospital.

    TO ALL GIRLS : I have met the sweetess guy on earth and my chuin really bothered me and he saw that but he forced me into touching it and kissing my there and stuff like that to show me how much it didn’t bother him at all. I then talked about it with him since it was a big concern for me…”what would he think of me” …. But he really makes me feel like im the most beautyful girl. So if the guy is worth you he’ll live past it. way beyond!

  322. Anonymous March 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Hello everyone i have been dealing with this hairy stomach, chin and nipples since i was in my early 20’s im 35 now and at first i didnt understand what was going on it was very embarrssing and i felt so bad after i shave a few days after here comes the hair again. I am a black woman thats’ fair skin and have thick black coarse hair that grows. I try tweezn, electrosis, and shaving all hurt leave me burning with stubbles and irritation. So i just still tweezn and use tons of pure coco butter sticks to get rid of the dark marks, plus spearmint tea it does balance ur hormones out so drink up at least 2 glasses and use that coco butta, i dont want to take a bunch of pills cause i know God has this under control so………i blow plenty of blessing dust ur way

  323. Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    I admit it’s not as bad or severe as some other women. But, the hair is everywhere. I’m lucky in that the hairs on my neck and chest are light. But the hair on my stomach and lower back are thick and dark. My legs are extremely hairy and the hair grows so darn fast! And everywhere on legs including thighs (gross) … I just can’t take this anymore. 2 months of drinking the tea and no results… perhaps I should try drinking it for another month.

    I’m currently looking into other options. (Can’t afford laser or anything expensive so I had such high hopes that the tea would work because it’s natural and cheap…. seems not!).

  324. Anonymous August 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    I woke up this morning feeling rather blue as I looked in the mirror wearing only a knickers and bra last night and was quite upset with what I saw. I have been hairy on my lower abdomen, the backs of my legs and the area surrounding my bikini line since I was about 17, but I have always managed to cover it up and pretend that it’s not there. However, I have these moments of realisation every now and then when I actually acknowledge the hair and it gets me down. So I got up, got washed and dressed came downstairs, I entered the search term “why am I so hairy?’ into Google and it lead me to this website. I was amazed to find so many other women and girls in the same situation.

    2 years ago I entered the same search into Google and the only results that came up were fetish sites and a few ‘chats’ where non-hairy women bad-mouthed those who were hairier than them. It feels reasurring to know that I am not a freak as it is evidently much more common than I thought. Like another woman wrote
    ‘Have you ever thought that maybe the people without the hair are the weirdos and freaks? They don’t know about our body hair because we choose to hide it. We don’t want to talk about it, we stuff it in the closet and pretend as if it doesn’t exist’…
    How right is she?!? Yet it is still so hard to accept the hair and feel beautiful.

    I think our real problem is with the media. They show pictures of big breasted, stick skinny hairless women to us all of the time. My partner is a photographer (corporate, not fashion or paparazzi!) and constantly tells me that the women we see are photoshoped and airbrushed to make them look unnaturally ‘perfect’ and that they ALL have moustaches and are hairy in other places, but have the time and can afford to get it waxed every week! Okay, they might not all have hairy lower abdomens like me, but the point is that they aren’t what we think they are.

    Young girls out there, some guys will be mean about your hair. Those who truely like you wont and the one’s who love you definitely wont! I’ve been with my partner now for 9 years and he loves every last bit of me, hair included. We have a little boy together and he just thinks that we as women are amazing creatures and that hair is just part of who we are. Taking it away is a western thing.

    I hope you all learn to live with it as I have. We all have our low days but remember, you are not alone! You are not odd. You are beautiful! x

  325. Anonymous March 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Hello, I am 17 and can sympathise completely with you, I have hair on my arms, stomach, lower back, chest, boobs, thighs, face (upper lip, chin and some starting on my cheeks) and even on my hands and fingers. You are not alone and I advise you to see your GP a.s.a.p… just to make sure there isn’t an imbalance in your hormones, mine is down to elevated Testosterone. I am due to see my GP again to discuss the cause and hopefully a treatment.

    I found a very understanding doctor who realised how much it was affecting my confidence and life and immediately sent me off for blood tests (made me cringe but necessary) and they came back with some unusual Testosterone levels and then I was sent off for a complete Testosterone work up to find out why they were elevated… hopefully this means she can start me on a contraceptive pill or something to help it, or at least stop it from getting any worse. LIve in hope :)

    I just wanted to say, don’t judge yourself, and no matter how much you think people are judging you, you are the only one who judges you as harshly as you think everyone else is. You are your own worst critic.

    As for relationships, I promise you now, if the guy is worth it, it wont make any difference :)… I have a fantastic guy who loves me as much I love him, he doesn’t care one bit. In his own words ‘I love the person you are, your body is just a bonus.’ He still thinks I am beautiful. I have a hard time believing him most of the time but it has given me the confidence to look to the future.

    My advice for dealing with it? Bleach it. Don’t shave, whatever you do… it wont make it thicker, but it makes the hairs blunter and as a result far more visible, it also makes them feel coarse and stubbly. Bleach works very well, I use it on my upper lip and chin and will use it on my chest next month when I have to wear a costume for St. George’s Day.

    I am also getting electrolysis on my upper lip, something I can only do thanks to EMA :S… but it is still expensive and I can’t tell if it is working yet or not… also, apparently it isn’t as effective until hormones are re-balanced… but it helps me feel in control.

    Also, your family wont judge you, they, above anyone, wont care… they love you and want you to be happy… I know (believe me I know) you will want to hide away, but don’t. Keep busy and keep distracting yourself with other things. It is not the end of the world, it is not the end of your life, you are strong enough to deal with this and it does get easier to deal with :)

    If you need to chat or something, you can get me at myaccount@atheist.com

  326. Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    how bad is your hirsutism?

  327. Anonymous August 17, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    most of the above have commented on how perfect there friends are, and how hairless they are.
    complete rubbish!
    nearly EVERY girl has a body or hair issue, and i bet that they look at you and feel the same way. people tend to focus on there own insecurities than other peoples, noone wil notice your xcess body hair unless u make it obvious . SERIOUSLY!
    i unfortunately sufer from it also, though i tend to use hair removal cream on my intimate areas and shave my legs when i swim.
    but to be honest, i believe strongly on accepting your own beauty, and i promise you other people will see it aswell. there is no such thing as perfection, so how can someone judge you by their own unperfect standards.
    so please please please dont worry about it, or dont get your selves worked up over something so insignificant!! were only human were not barbies!!

  328. Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    i kno how u ppl feel i hate being hairy i have hair all over my body but da best thing to do is not wear anything revealing or shave that would make your hair grow thicker and darker.

  329. Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Has anyone else been drinking this tea?

    I’ve been drinking it for about 2 months; a cup or two every day! And I see absolutely NO results! … This is really frustrating. I still have some tea left; so I’ll finish it. But, I am so sad and mad at this point.

    Is there anything else I can try? I can’t stand to look at my body; I am so disgusted by it!!!!!

  330. Anonymous August 17, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    most of the above have commented on how perfect there friends are, and how hairless they are.
    complete rubbish!
    nearly EVERY girl has a body or hair issue, and i bet that they look at you and feel the same way. people tend to focus on there own insecurities than other peoples, noone wil notice your xcess body hair unless u make it obvious . SERIOUSLY!
    i unfortunately sufer from it also, though i tend to use hair removal cream on my intimate areas and shave my legs when i swim.
    but to be honest, i believe strongly on accepting your own beauty, and i promise you other people will see it aswell. there is no such thing as perfection, so how can someone judge you by their own unperfect standards.
    so please please please dont worry about it, or dont get your selves worked up over something so insignificant!! were only human were not barbies!!

  331. Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Believe me sweety, you are not alone. I’ve been doing some research on this matter and come to find out this type of condition is called Hirsutism. Usually due to an hormone imbalance where you have a high level of androgen which is actually a male hormone. The best cure for this is to balance your hormone level and the way to do this is through watching what you eat. Try to add an abundance of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Lower or even cut off sweets, pastries, fats or anything which contain yeast. Below I will list many other things which can get you on your way to starting treatment….The problem with our world and society today is that they make no time for understanding the human body and then wonder how diseases and poor health conditions take place in our sensitive human bodies. They never stop to take the time to consider the links between the foods they eat and their health but just depend on doctors who just want to hand you a prescription which will cause more issues down the line…..REMEMBER THIS TODAY ONCE AND FOR ALL. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!! If you want more help and guidance on this matter feel free to email me. MISSHAITI19@YAHOO.COM

    Here are the suggestions:
    -Add an abundance of fruits and vegetables to your diet
    -Eat less meat (meat is the KILLER of mankind)
    -Fish once in a while is fine
    -Try to take 2 to 3 tablespoons of Organic Hemp Oil
    -Start using sea salt (Table salt is poison)
    -Start using coconut oil, sesame oil, olive oil for cooking (All other oils is another KILLER of mankind)

  332. Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Im 14 years old, and I have really dark hair. Im the only Person i know with dark facial hair on my upper lip.I have dark hair everywhere possable and im very self conscious. Can someone help me boost my confidence or tell me what i can do ?

  333. Anonymous August 15, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    hi im 14 and i have the EXACT same problem. I really dont know what to do….the finger and hands and arms, i feel like theres nothing to do with that. I wax my upper lip. I shave my feet and toes but im still NOT OKAY with what it looks like (you can tell theres hair there)
    My stomach and chest and back and ass–I tried using nair and i guess it works but i cant do this for the rest of my life and i dont have money for laser surgery..i also can tell theres hair folicles there after i use nair. Did anyone give you cheap solutions? Did you see a doctor? My email is
    oooooooo
    Please help me!

  334. Anonymous March 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    spironolactone really helps with acne and hirsutism – you can get a prescription from your doctor… it does take a fwe months to work but trust me, it realy does work – more so for the acne but also very much on the dark hairs – not so much the blonde haris though…

  335. Anonymous June 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Every time i feel down about my body i like to come back to this site and remind myself that im far from being the only one. I’m 18 and still hate my body so much, being overweight used to be my issue, i was a chubby child and was teased about it through primary school, as well as my hairy legs and moustache. In highschool i lost that weight, but could’nt feel any better about myself because my hairiness got a lot worse, the hair on my legs got thicker, as well as my underrms, chest, a large amount of pubic hair and worst of all my stomach. It’s everywhere and makes me feel horrible and brutish. I wax it off all the time, ever since I was 11 and it started getting worse, but it always comes back and so fast. I talk to my friends and the hair on their legs take maybe a week to grow back after shaving, yet when i wax it might come back in an equivalent amount of time. I’m so sick of it, and i know i’ll never be able to tell myfriends, even though I’m sure they know somethings up over the years theyve known me, because although I am slim and have been told on many occasions i have a very good body shape, I refuse to show my midriff in any form, i always wear 2 shirts and a one piece bathing suit and boardies. Whenever i say things like ‘I hate my body’, the reponse is a long the lines of ‘What do you have to complain about?’…If only they knew.

    I have however told my boyfriend, about 3 months into our relationship he aked me point blank why i didn’t take my shirt off, and he accepted it when i told him. He still loves me more than anything else, but although we have been having sex for about 6 months, I still can’t bring myself to be naked with him unless i have waxed almost every square inch of my body. I’m comforted when he says he will wait as long as possible and will love me no matter what, so for girls who don’t think guys will love them, don’t be so scared, if they love you then no amount of hair wil phase them. Not all men are as shallow as people may think. Anyway, sorry to ramble on, I’m also just wondering whether goig on ‘the pill’ will have any affects in relation to this condition, because i have been putting off going on it for some time, afraid the hair might get worse, any information?

    Thanks

  336. Anonymous August 12, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    I’m 17 and have had excess body hair since I hit puberty.
    It is so infuriating because I’m a young girl, I should be confident about my body. I went on holiday last week with 80 people from my year at school and I couldn’t wear a bikini by the pool. I was so self concious because my stomach hair is dark & obvious.
    I find comfort in the fact that I know I have a reason for this problem, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome around 2 years ago, and this is the reason for my acne & hair problems.
    To those who have said they have had laser treatment – does it really not work?!
    I was praying that when I hit 18 I would be able to get rid of this problem. Please tell me that it does!?!?

  337. Anonymous March 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    HI, I was really moved by your story.. YOu are an exceptional writer by the way.. i had bad acne (almost like cysts (lumps) growing under my skin – type of acne… I did some research on the net and found a drug called spironolactone – i can not prasie this drug enough.. it is meant to be for high blood pressure and used as a diuretic also.. however another thing it is used for is hormone related and acne and hirsutism (unnormal hair growth i women)… It woudl take a minimum of 3 months to work.. my skin is practically spot free now.. it helped a little with the hirsutism (in that the majority of my dark hairs are gone) – however i still have a lot of blonde hairs on my chin, cheeks and under chin and of course upper lip.. I have had no side effects from this medication – you cannot take it if u plan on getting pregnant though or whilst pregnant.. from memory you have to be off it at least 3 months b4 u want to get pregnant (probably best to be off it longer though to ensure it completely out of you system).. it is an anti-androgen (blocking/reducing the production of testosterone) – this really cleared up my acne.. hopefully this will be your cure.. good luck…

  338. Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    i thought my mom was telling stories when she told me that some black men like hairy legs. i guess she wasn’t (according to your above response). she doesn’t shave her legs by the way. and yeah, i was thinking about body hair on women and realized that removing hair (from legs, underarms, and vagina) reminds me of a form of regression. this is mainly because once the body begins to mature hairs appear and the body structure begins to change. so, yeah, it’s wild how fashion can dictate how people feel about their bodies.

    thanks for sharing the above by the way.

  339. Anonymous August 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm #

    i read so many of these posts and you’re the only one that made me feel a little it better about this problem. you seem to have a good head on your shoulders and i like the way you think. i’d love to hear more from you to help me cope with this unbearable problem

  340. Anonymous March 10, 2010 at 1:43 am #

    hi from the one that had the tumor removed ! i have been a believer since forever,but would consider myself now somewhat backslidden. i have overcome many family trials, losing my brother in a horrendous car accident, my mother being diagnosed with serious illness and much more. it feels so stupid that something like this has brought me down. but it has. i just struggle with the fact that God says he will never make us suffer beyond what we can handle. i cannot get away from this hold over me that is making me want to end my life. He has given me more than i can bare. i would love to have your faith and a love for life . but i just dont. feels like a message meant for me though

  341. Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 1:41 am #

    I have all the same symptoms you have.What caught my attention to your post was that you said you have a deep voice. i do too. i have been reading these posts for about an hour now and you are the only one that mentioned it. I havent’ done anything about my problem.
    I had laser done once. i think it sorta helped. But i couldnt afford getting it done again. im 19, and my problem started when i was in 7th grade, i think. The deep voice, the thick hair (never had a period either)does bother me, a lot i might add, but i have faith that i can live a happy and “normal” life. I am in college and leaving home was very hard, since i didnt have my parents motivation to keep me going. I have found one of the best cures of all, GOD. I have found a great sense of releif ever since i went on a retreat last year. Pray and talk to him and he will work wonders in your life. I am a very happy, joyful, giggly person because i have faith in god. I am a very strong person, and this is because of my hair problem. It has humbled me and although i would rather be “normal” , i am thankful that i do have hair because it has made me become a person with a very loving and compassionate heart….My life i would describe as sheltered, because i have never had a boyfriend, but i do go out, i have great friends and a wonderful family. i am intelligent, i dont let my deep voice, or body hair hold me back on getting an education, asking questions, and doing presentations is tough, but you know what, being embarassed is not gonna get through my college education. …I do party, but i shave and try to wear clothing that is not too revealing. I think about my problem a lot, but sometimes i forget about it and just live and enjoy life. Although i do get very emotional at times, i dont worry because i know that our Lord died on the cross for us and he loves each and every one of us UNCONDITIONALLY.
    Jesus Christ has been the best “medicine”/healing i have had and i just want you and all the other girls with this same problem to take advantage of it, because it has made my life soo much better. PLEASE, I URGE YOU, if you havent already, to give it a try. You wont lose anything, its free and I gaurantee you that if you put all your faith in Him, you will feel much better, I have and I feel great. You should also try listening to Ginny Owens-If you want me to. Or Hillsong United. The songs are great for healing.

  342. Anonymous August 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    I am 16 now and I can’t even remember when this problem started. I really don’t talk to anyone about it (including my mother). And even when I tried she would just say that it’s probably because my dad is hairy and I would tell her that’s because he is a man. Sometimes I even hate to wear short sleeved shirts because my arms are hairy. I have hair that grows on my arms, legs, toes, fingers, stomach and butt and small hairs on my face. The only thing that I have shaved was my legs and I’m too scared to shave anything else because I’m afraid that one day I might end up looking like a Chia Pet. As the rest of you, my friends also seem to be hairless. And at times I am really uncomfortable being around them and boys. So what do you think that I should do?

  343. Anonymous March 11, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    Sorry that I chose this comment to reply, I just start writing after all I read, but this reply is to all of you that want to read it.
    I am a 23 years old male and as I have read, shaving is the best solution besides it is cheaper than laser and any other solution. I am hairier than any body in my family, after a week of two every body is telling me to shave, if I don’t things get hairy *_* It may not be as much pain in the neck to me as to some of you, (it’s because I’m a guy), ^_^ but I take pride in my hair, besides I like to be hairy and I love hairy girls. I love hair so much that I’m letting my pony-tail grow, right now is up to 15 inches and very well taken care of. Because it is going to be donated to some association that can make wigs for kids who had cancer. They don’t grow hair at all. T_T (talking about ones curse, for other you may say is a blessing) ok back to the main point thing for a better shave.

    First, select you razor: I prefer razors than electric shaver, I think that razors may leave you with a smother skin and less black dots. I have never use a women razor but if you have as much hair as you said you may want to try a male razor, try different kind of razors to see which is better and work with you. I don’t buy cheap razors (e.g. imitation, a bunch in a bag or two blade) they only leave my skin sore and doesn’t shave well. I’m using a “Gillette” of tree blades (because I’m cheap and don’t want to buy the 5 blade) but the 5 blades it’s a lot better, I only bought it once with the razor heads that came with it and never bought any more heads. Man I’m so cheap. Anyway.

    Second, buy foam: As I told you before I have never bought girls stuff, so I only know man products, foam make u shave easier and faster with less strokes, I use “Barbasol” that I found in dollar stores and sometimes in Walt-mart, but one thing is sure they are cheaper than other foams.

    Third, and very important: Always when you shave, shave AGAINST THE HAIR, this is very important because if you go along with the hair you have to stoke the same spot many times and may leave you with sore skin and black dots,

    Fourth, new is better: After some time of shaving maybe days, a week or two depending of how much you shave the blades wear off and you’ll see that you are starting to stroke more times than before that’s a sign that you need to change your old blades.

    Even famous actress and models are hairy, and do you know whats their secret…..they take care of it all the time, make it a habit, take care of it, if you have bear take it off when you go to the bathroom, you have always some make up or a comb or something with you, make a habit to have a razor, but be very careful to wrap it in something clean so it doesn’t get anything in it like a bacteria or something.

    That’s all I have for now, sorry, I didn’t went into details, but I don’t have any more time, If you want to contact me to know how I transform my hairy cheeks in to a baby @$$ cheeks or for anything write me at ppdavid1@hotmail.com
    PS. I’m not an expert I’m just giving you my opinion as I want to be of help to all these women and some guys. write me don’t be shy, you have a friend here.

  344. Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    awwwwww you sound just like me I went through hell at school. I am now 23 and only just got the courage to speak to my mum about it. do not be me and wait!!! there are things that can help you so you don’t have to struggle alone with this okay??

    too much hair can be a medical problem, you do not have to be ashamed of something you can not control… go see your doctor they will help you x

  345. Anonymous August 4, 2008 at 4:59 am #

    I’ve dealt with the hairy nightmare since I was 15 years old. I am now 27. And it got worse and worse. I did treatments of laser, very painful, and it didn’t work. I just accepted it. I shave, I wear heavy duty expensive makeup, no one is the wiser.

    I nair.

    I am married, and ladies, I remember being secretive and scared my boyfriend (now husband) would notice and think I was gross. But one day, I just told him. All about PCOS and what happens to a girl with it, and he just supported me.

    For 6 years, he has naired my back. Lol. Life is hilarious.

    Don’t give up, young ones. It is NOT our fault. Just accept, treat yourself like the feminine, hot, bombshells you are and everyone else will too.

    I will drink the tea, btw. But I don’t look to be cured in my lifetime. And that’s alright with me. Finally.

  346. Anonymous March 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Hello, my reply is for the woman who mentioned her excessive hair problem after having a tumor removed. I unfortunately think I am going through the same thing now. I had several tumor fibroids removed from my uterus in Feb 2009 and three months after the surgery I started to notice hair growth on my face then all over the body. It feels like every hair folicule on my body started to become stimulated. The facial hair is all peace fuzz and only dark chin and mustache hairs appear. the peach fuzz growths long about half an inch all over,chest,breast,arms,buttom,thighs etc. This coming from a woman who was once told by a man that he was impressed by how little body hair i had in my thirties.. I am now 31 and not only have to deal with hair I also deal with severe acne which resulted only on my cheeks which i was told by doctors is related to a hormone imbalance. I have been seen by an endocrinologist and they checked my hormone levels only to tell me that they saw nothing wrong with me. The dermatologist claim the acne pattern is hormonal.. So after many tests and becoming weary and falling into some depression because no one could diagnose me I started to pray about it. I asked God for help because I just like everyone else here was feeling like life wasn’t worth living this way. I have started to have self esteem issues and self image issues not something that is normal for my personality. I ask God to direct me to someone who could help diagnose me. I ended up finding an herbalist doctor who deals only in natural herbal medicine. I went to a consult and gave him the same labs everyone else had seen time and time again. I prayed god would speak to him and give him the wisdom to see something no one else was able too.. and thankfully God was faithful and the doctor did realize i did have an imbalance and that it was due to the tumor removal and 10 years of birth control use. I am now on a nutritional plan along with herbal suppliments desined to help my body get back into balance.But the road has been hard and progress has been slow.. I believe god is using this opportunity to humble me and change me to who he always wanted me to be. I truly believe God loves us and everytime we go through trials in our lives its to teach us life lessons and to prepare our character for bigger and better things in the future. I have learned to endure and persevere through what I would call the worst time of my life. Never would I have thought i would get to the point that i thought God … if this is the life you want me to lead, take me home because I don’t want it..I read the bible now more than ever and have a true intimate relationship with christ. Something I always wanted but never truly made time for.. Now I have nothing but time for him and my heart and priorities have changed for the better. Do I still struggle? Yes, everyday because everyday i look at myself and see all the hair and acne..but i get on my knees and pray he takes the pain away so I can endure another day. Thats all we can do is try our best to live another day and love god for the life he has given us anyway. One day it will get better because God promises he loves us and he will take care of us. Gods word saids in psalm 37:4-5
    take delight in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.commit everything you do to the lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
    God doesn’t want to see us suffer, pain and trial only come for a season for those who love the lord and are called according to his purpose. I encourage you woman who don’t know Jesus christ as your personal savior to call out for help and his salvation. Only God knows what we are going through since most of the time we are so ashamed to share our burdens and when we do we seem not to get the comfort we need to feel at peace.. God offers this, Peace in the midst of a storm.. I love you guys and I pray that all of you find the peace that helps you bear another day of the shame we feel inside..We are obviously not alone in our struggle with hair…I will share your burdens because only you guys truly know the pain it causes a persons heart..May God bless us with better days going forward…. I challenge God with his word and you should too.. he saids if i delight and commit my ways to him he will give me the desire of my heart.. and my desire is to be restored to a life of acne free skin and a balanced out hair cycle.. God created me in his image but not once did he say woman were created with excessively hairy bodies..

  347. Anonymous June 5, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    hi, have you ever tried threading your face? it really works! you’ll probably have to see her every week or however many times..but it’s well worth your money. especially if waxing just causes break outs for your skin. check the yellow pages for indian/middle eastern or asian women who perform threading. cheers.

  348. Anonymous July 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    yep… same problem as the rest of you… i know, it sucks so bad.. hard to keep maintained…
    and hard to keep a secret from my boyfriend… although i think he knows… except neither one of us have mentioned it to one another..

    anyways, it really sucks right? cause.. i’m pretty hot. lol if i do say so myself. but.. i’ve been cursed with hairy skin. which sucks soooo bad.

    i’m 19 now, soon to turn 20… and i’ve been removing my hair like crazy since i was 16… and now its gotten a hell of a lot worse…

    i wanna try this spearmint thing, but.. i just got a haircut about a month ago…… and its a really shitty haircut.. lol.. so i dont want spearmint tea to cut down the hair growing on my head either..

    i think i’ll just get laser.. its not THAT expensive…
    compared to having to buy wax all the time, and waxing every 2 weeks.. shit, i’d rather get laser…

    well… best of luck to the rest of you…

  349. Anonymous March 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Easier said than done,especially within society today. It messes with you head and creates paranoia.

  350. Anonymous August 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    if no guy wants to “touch” you it isnt because u have sum hair and are skinny, its becuase of ur attitude.

    ur not old enough to see this yet, but men, not boys, men dont care about little things that u think are huge.

    im not a girl either, im a guy.
    u will come across jerks who give u a hard time, but forget them, they are jerks, why wood u want them to like you?

    everyone finds sumone who likes them for who they ARE. its true. i did

    ps.

    my girlfriend of 2 years has a little hair problem in a few areas.

    and guess wut

    i love it, i love her. i cood care less

  351. Anonymous July 21, 2008 at 4:41 am #

    For me, having this amount of excess hair on my body is a torture. I have hair on my chest, stomach, bum, back, the backs of my legs and I have sorta sideboards. I really hate it and I desperately need some help. My mom keeps saying I should get laser treatment and tells me it’s nothing, but she has no idea. She hasn’t anything like this, no one in my family has. I can’t go to the Swimming Pool, the beach, I can’t wear halter neck tops or shorts, I haven’t worn shorts in years. This is becoming such a hard thing for me to handle. I have had blood tests and they came back fine, so now I have zero idea of what could be causing this. It scares me to know that even if I am 14 and a half, I have all this hair and it makes me feel like a man. I want to try the spearmint tea but I don’t know if once you stop drinking it, it will stop working for me and I’ll get worse. I’ve tried acids, shaving (oh god..) bleaching, waxing etc.. I just desperately need to get rid of it! Especially my stomach, back and bum. Please help! contact me if you have anything that could help or advice – vicki_g_@hotmail.co.uk

  352. Anonymous March 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    i just wanted to tell you to not feel bad ai have hair everywhere but what you can do is drink spearmint tea which u can find in heb walmart or any foos store or natural food store and drink 2 times a day for at least 5 days do this 2 a month or so ..the more u drink it the better during the month ..reason yo grow a lot of hair is because your body is producing a lot of androgens and your body aint able to block them and that is a type of hormone tht is a type of male hormone that us women have as well but our body is not able to get rid of.

  353. Anonymous June 4, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    I’m 15, and I’ve had body hair for the last few years, and it has gotten really bad lately. I have a strip of really noticeable hair below my belly button and on my stomach, hair all over my butt, a small patch on the bottom of my back, and lots of dark hair that kind of spreads out on my upper inner thighs. The hair on the backside of my thighs grows in the opposite direction so I have to shave downward, and I get very bad and painful razor burn. I always had very thick eyebrows when I was little, I cringe looking at pictures from when I was young. I have to pluck my eyebrows often, otherwise they get really bad looking. I play volleyball in high school, and we have to wear those spandex shorts, and my razorburn is really noticeable. I am so ashamed of my body hair, because I can’t wear a swimsuit like other girls my age, or shorter length shorts because of my razorburn. In school for gym class I always change my pants in a bathroom stall because if my underwear are kind of messed up when I take off my pants, you can see the hair on my butt that extends to my thighs. I was mortified when one of my teammates asked me why I don’t get changed for volleyball in the locker room with the team. I had to make up some excuse that it was easier for me to change in the bathroom because it was near the lockers and I wouldn’t have to be in the crowded locker room, etc. I haven’t told anybody about my hair problem, and I always have to skip swimming with people because the hair is even more noticable when it’s wet, especially the hair on my stomach. I’m not a very attractive person, and I haven’t had any boyfriends, I think partly because of my lack of self-confidence. One of the guys who is my really good friend who I think has feelings for me asked me if I wanted to bring my swimming suit to our band practice (we are in a band together) to go in the hottub with our other bandmates and I told him my parents wouldn’t let me, because I didn’t want him seeing the hair, especially since we don’t have an official “relationship” or anything yet. I would hate to gross him out with it and then have people find out about it. Even when I was in maybe 5th or 6th grade hair was a problem. I didn’t start shaving my legs until about 6th grade because my mom didn’t want me to start shaving too early (she didn’t realize how much of a problem it was), and before that I was at a pool party for a friend’s birthday, and one girl asked me why I had such hairy legs. Even that long ago and I remember it.

    I’ve had depression for a few years now, and this whole body hair thing just makes me hate myself even more. None of my friends have body hair like I do, and I really wish I didn’t have to worry about it so I could go out and have fun. I’m very self conscious anyways, and the hair doesn’t help at all. I just don’t know what to do, or how to bring it up with my mom.

    Blahh, body hair sucks. I’d like to get electrolysis done or something, but it is costly. I just don’t know anymore.

  354. Anonymous February 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    im a teenager, ive always been rather hairy,never noticed it though because i was always a little tomboy and it didnt fuss me !
    however now i find myself with a HUGE problem. hair all over my body??
    its weird because the upper lip hair and legs nd arms are ok to me-i just veet and shav my arms nd legs. its not that hairy there.
    but my chest is !! its so WIERD! i hate it,im ashamed to wear vest tops in case my hairy chest/back shows ..:( its awful. why dont ll the women around me have it ?
    the girls in the changing room are all fine, and im crouched over in the corner hiding myself away from everyone so they cant see the problem..
    only my VERY close friends know and my mum. i have been getting a few little jobs and im saving up for laser surgery. because its just darn ridiculous. i shouldnt be unhappy with y body, it holds me back and destroys my self confidence.
    when im old enough , i will get it done. for the next few years i will suffer though..
    im glad others are having problems like this,its so reassuring!! boys just DONT understand. :)

  355. Anonymous March 7, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    i have been reading almost al yor comments and it makes me feel a bit happy tat i am not the only one that is sufferering…. i look at the girls on tv and think to myself one day i be able to feel like these girls maybe in the next year or two but it never happens i hope and pray to god that one day ,maybe all the hair will just fall out when i wake up the next morning…. i know it is sad to think something like that will happen…. i really want to go to the salan and start getting a full body wax but i am embarrased what they will think what they will say behind my back… i wanted to know if you anyone have gone to get your back butt and stomach waxed i a salon how comfortable did you guys feel?

  356. Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    I have hair all over my body stomach, breasts, chest like a f-ing man sometimes I feel like I’m turning into a man. I feel crazy. A few hair aint nothing

  357. Anonymous July 9, 2008 at 10:42 pm #

    i have the same problem as all of you girls. I am 16 years old and i’ve had this problem since I was 10. It started on my back now im literally hairy everywhere. I want to do things with my boyfriend but i’m too scared he’s gonna notice how hairy I am and not love me anymore. I don’t know what to do. I keep going to mutliple doctors to find out what it is, and they have taken hormone tests and everything is normal. What else could it be?

  358. Anonymous March 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    you right, i am agree with you.

  359. Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    I’ve had the same problem going on since i was 16. No one will listen to me I feel crazy sometimes. Now I’m 23 and hate leaving my house! Somethings gotta give

  360. Anonymous July 3, 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    sorry, i meant to say peppermint tea, will this work?

  361. Anonymous March 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi everyone!

    I read A LOT of comments and decided to tell you how I feel and what i do.

    I have hair everywhere, except chin and neck as some of you do. My case is 100% genetic, because both mom and dad are very hairy, and most of my family is too.
    Since I was like 10 maybe, I started to dye my leg hairs because my mom wouldn’t let my shave (thank god). When I got older and stared to wear skirts, I started to shave my legs like every girl does. With time, I started to notice my body hair in a way I hadn’t before.. all that beauty crap got me. So I decided to dye my arms and moustache too. The only problem is that the hair turns blonde, and I am not, so you can kind of tell that’s not natural.. but it has worked for me for the last 10 years.
    A few weeks ago I decided to shave my arms. Some days I regret it, and some days I don’t.. It’s weird, and you probably have felt this way too, when you start to think about it and one minute it’s stupid, and the next you are almost crying (I DO NOT [ALLOW MYSELF TO] CRY OVER BODY HAIR AND YOU SHOULDN’T EITHER)

    So, my advice: dye it. All of it. I do my arms, back, butt, stomach, and face. The first day is awesome and then not so much, but I think is way better than shaving.

    For the record, I’m 20 and constantly tell people that I hate summer time and that’s not true. I wish I had the balls to let it go and have fun like the rest of my friends, but I’m not ready for that yet. Hopufully I will get over it and you will too! =)

  362. Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 5:41 am #

    there is no doubt that your article simply echoes my opinion. No doubt, the fact that this is a less perfect world should not give hairy woman sleepless night, but it does. As for me, i would love to have a permanent solution, but i am not going to let the situation give me a sleepless night..

  363. Anonymous July 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    i am soooo, so hairy and have soo much hair all over my body,back, arms legs butt ,chest stomache, not the happy trail, but all over. i couldnt be close to my boyfriend because i didnt want him to think i was a hairy freak, then he just thought i was fridged and broke up with me.i wax my arms and legs and pit, upper lip, and tweeze my eyebrows. but its such a burden to live with. where can i get some of this tea? all i seem to find is spearmint tea, will this work?

  364. Anonymous March 5, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    I am so sorry that you girls have to go through this situation, unfortunately i go through the same thing too. Since i was 17 years old and i am now 25 years old i have been dealing with this curse i cry whenever i look in the mirror cause i suppose to be a women not a man this is very embarrassing, and i don’t have the money to get laser hair surgery or electrolysis on my face. I am a black woman so the say its not good for us to use the laser or electrolysis because it will change the pigment of our skin. I don’t know what to do the chemical thing,waxing, and tweezers to remove hair irritates my face and the razors leave bumps and scars now i have a shadow on my face. So girls on here who has not started to shave DON’T DO IT I REPEAT DON’T DO IT you will regret it i wish i never started shaving. I wonder why this situation is not talk about like on television show or why don’t they have any over the counter pills to get rid of it they have everything thing else why not have something for permanently removing unwanted hair on your face that is embarrassing for women and younger girls. I guess they don’t care cause the people who don’t have it don’t have to go through it. I’ll pray for you all every night there has to be a way to get rid of this curse forever keep your head everyone

  365. Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 3:11 am #

    I grew up in the 50’s 60’s and 70’s, I am an African-American Male and back in those days Black Women did not shave a thing for the most part. And their men just loved it. I’ve always wondered why the Caucasian Race feels that a hairy woman is a ugly woman. You guys have some of the most gorgeous body hair on the face of the earth. From what I’ve heard from many of my Caucasian friends is their ancestors back in the “Old Country” the Women did not shave anything as well, and their counterparts, the men thought it was a thing of beauty also. WHAT HAPPENED??? I was talking to an older Caucasian lady who grew up in this country and she too thought it was a pitiful shame that White Women today think that body hair on a woman is unattractive. She told me that it started around 1912-1913 when the fashions started changing and all the hair that White Women had on their bodies did not agree with all the new fashions, and then came along Mr. Gillette and Mr.Schick with all that new shaving apparatus for women called shavers for women and that was all she wrote. White women have been shaving ever since. She said that White Men liked the “New Look” of women being shaved and that made matters even worse, but then she went on to say that a lot of White Men after a while didn’t like it anymore and started to ask their wives and girlfriends to stop shaving because they didn’t like making love to little girls, that they wanted their grown women back, but it was too late. The Shaved, smooth White Woman was born to the hated demise of white men who at first
    encouraged their ladies to shave until they realized that it was just a fetish and they wanted their furry women back. But it was too late. This is one of the reasons why White Men went to hunting for Black Women (the prostitutes) for they knew that Black Women were hairy all over, that is, in all the right places, hairy legs, hairy armpits, hairy forearms and extremely hairy private places. It is the same today, for if you go down deep south Texas, Lousianna,
    Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and right on up I-95 to South Carolina, North
    Carolina, Virginia and right on up to New York City you will also find a lot of hairy black ladies in those places, as a matter of fact you will find a lot of hairy women of all races in
    New York City, New Jersey and other places all up along the East Coast as well as the
    West Coast and especially Seattle Washington. But yes, you will be surprised ladies if you would just stop shaving altogether and just see how many marriage proposals you will get. And when the stares are coming your way, it is not all negative (from men) a whole lot of it is very positive for they wish they had the nerve to come up to you and tell you how much your hairy legs are turning them on. Its the “Stigma” in this country that if a man finds a hairy woman very attractive that he is really a homosexual that just hasn’t come out of the
    closet yet, THIS IS NOT THE CASE BELIEVE ME!!! White Men are so so so paranoid that someone will see them with his hairy legged wife or girlfriend and everyone will start calling him a fag. IT IS JUST PITIFUL. But true to matter is, Men who just love Hairy Women
    have the same cause to call a man who prefers his lady to have the hairless Barbie Doll look a Pedophile who has just not come out of the closet yet which is much worse than a
    homosexual, or he has a fetish for hairless women. Us men who just love Hairy Women can say the very same thing about men who just love hairless women…..Period.

    PS: Excuse my spelling.

  366. Anonymous July 2, 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    I am 13 and my tummy is quite hairy!
    It makes me feel so insecure and all my friends have literally no hair, also does anybody know if veet cream is good for your legs? how long does it last for?

    Just remeber to not shave any places you shouldnt! [arms tummy back or face unless you want stubble of course] (;

    please reply x

  367. Anonymous March 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    hi i am from pakistan my sister have hair on face
    but there was only way to remove them laser treatment
    because it was a seccessful but not much and we are continuing her treatment after treatment i will tell u all
    wat is the best
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  368. Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Hi i have the same issue i was 14 i remember and i had hair growing on my tummy and chest ( i am i women) then the sides of my face and lip and chin i shaved my chin and it was the worst thing i ever did its something i hide from everydayi have to pluck the sides of my face 3 times a week its really bad and now its come to shaving daily on my chin i have talked to my doctors about it and its like no one listens to me and helps they say have laser done but i can’t afford it i have been getting my back waxed but it always come back i’m not sure what to suggest to you but dont shave it suger it and talk to a doctor and don ‘t give up,

  369. Anonymous July 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    That’s just the problem! I have hair everywhere! I’m 13 and all of my friends are practically hairless. It’s so embarrising! I can’t even wear a bikini without feeling like a freak. I shave all the time, but the hair just grows back. If I bleach it, it looks weird because the hair on my head is dark. I hate it. My mom doesn’t know that I shave, and it’s so hard to hide the fact that I do! I am so anxious to try the tea- maybe that will be the solution to all my troubles.
    Thanks!

  370. Anonymous March 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    i got hair on my legs, chest, nipples, n stomach becuz i went crazy with the razor… now i regret it sooooooooooo much. idk wat to dooo! i wanna shave it…. again but i relly dont want it to come bak thicker & longer. When summer comes along… dats wen i get paranoid the most. Oh n especially wen my boyfriend tries to rub my stomach… N wen it comes to him trying to turn me on.. it sux cuz i gotta reject him jus cuz i didnt shave. i rellyyyyyy want permanent hair removal but i heard… its not relly permanant? SOMEBODY PLEZZZZ FIND A WAY TO RELLY PERMANANTLY GET RID OF HAIR!

  371. Anonymous May 28, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    i am a 14 year old girl who goes high school and i have got a lot of hair on my face, the parts on my face which contain hair is my cheeks, on the sides and front of my nose, on my chin which looks like it on its way to growing into a mostache although it hasnt, side of my face and on my forhead ; the forehead hairs are conected to my eyebrows. my eyebrows are weird and have no shape, random bits of hair grow anywhere next to my eyebrows so basically there a hair then a space then hair then a space this is why i thing my eyebrows are weird but altogether my face seems so hairy

    Ive had the hairy eyebrows my whole life but the facial hair started between ages 10 onwards. I am an asian with light skin colour and the hairs are black so you can say its quite a pain for me.

    i realy hate the hairs on my face and will do anything to get them removed permenantly.
    HELP?!

  372. Anonymous June 20, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    im a 13 years old and im really hairy i dont feel cute because all that hair on my body.. i see the others girls and they rarely have hair n their legs :S it makes feel unactractive&im embarrasing wen im with my friends im always trying to hide my stomach cuz i get a lot of hair there.. i get hair on my butt,toes,my back,upper lip,legs,armas is really gross and myself-esteem keeps going down :(
    i want all that hair outta my body! :[ and ill have a pool party soon and thankz god i get an excuse [my period] but wat ill do next time i cannot live like that.. i love going to the beach nd the pool is just that being so hairy dont make me like it at all .. :[ wen somebody say pool party i feel so bad cuz im wondering wat will they think in their mind bout my hairyness :S but theres always some body that come up wit the “ewwwwwww”thaz gross and that makes me feel so baddd! and embarrasing! im frustrated about the hairyness stuff help mee please !!! where do i get that tea????

  373. Anonymous March 5, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    HAI IAM 21, IAM WORRYING ABOUT THAT IAM NOT GETTING HAIRS ON MY CHINS STILL ,ITS MAKING ME AN MATURITY ISSUE AMONG MY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS CAN U TEL ME IS THERE ANY WAY TO REPRODUCE HAIRS ON MY CHINS ……

  374. Anonymous May 28, 2009 at 12:36 am #

    I was reading this other site which says that if hirsutism occurs before having periods or after menopause then it could be a thyroid or cyst in the ovary. Not meaning to alarm you but this is what could be happening to you? I really think you need to see a doctor. It might be embarrassing at first, but I’d hate for it to be something worse than just hairiness!

    Cheers

  375. Anonymous May 16, 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    poor thing. you sound like me exactly…
    i get so down… especially with hair on my bum… which i removed when i was younger- young enough not to realised that removing it will only make it worse.. though it was with epilation. now i hve ingrown hairs, long hair, short growing hair, spots, bumps.. on my bum. how sexy does that sound? lol.
    i feel so down all the time. i have no future or life because of this curse :(

  376. Anonymous March 3, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    I ve read all these blog entries and it seems that you people are really making a issue of the bunch of hairs.
    I am the hairiest girl i know, but i like them all…and i leave them all natural………and luckily i have lil facial hair, otherwise i have blonde long thick hair on my body.
    I have long coarse golden hair on my lower+upper legs, arms,peach fuzz on my upper arms/shoulders/neck,golden happy trail and some in my cleavage.
    Ii live happy normal life because the hair is on my body and not on my mind!!
    I have guys around me….so i am not a dull lonely girl.
    I waana tell you all its the attitude which decides the course of your life and its ups n downs because it is what is in your hands.
    Keep a good attitude in Life thats important.
    If you wish can mail me:sally_abc267@yahoo.com

  377. Anonymous May 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    I’m only 23 and I have ahair thick and long on my face and chin. Your not alone. Laser hair removal has helped me. Find a center that uses Candela gentlelase.

  378. Anonymous March 14, 2008 at 9:06 pm #

    I have the same problem… I think I pretty much tried everything from shaving to rotary epilators to waxing to expesive laser treatments – now i am doing electrolysis it’s been a year and taking spironolactone for past 7 months but I think it’s only gettign worse…
    I really don’t understand it… It’s ruined my bf and mine sex life and I have fits of major depression every now and then. I am so tired of the upkeep and constantly worryign what people may think so I ave recently just stopped everything (except the electrolysis which i do on my face and nipples) … i feel like a man =(

  379. Anonymous March 3, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    we make a big deal because it is ! aside from that unlike you alot of us are growing man type beard and face hair. this cannot be covered with clothing,so yes it is a big deal.

  380. Anonymous May 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    guys dont ever bye any tea from sympathy tea. that site sucks. they send me normal tea when i paid for spearmint tea and ordered spearmint
    i think adigo are better anad trust worthy
    cheers

  381. Anonymous February 11, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    I STRONGLY advise all young people (and older people I suppose!) to AVOID removing the hair on your body (ie back, bum, arms etc) because I did this when I was a teen from about 15-18 years of age and it became a total chore and in the end it only made the problem worse. I haven’t removed it for a few years now and am hairier than ever. It now grows in thicker than it ever did and I am quite sure that if I had just put up with the small amount that was there before I wouldnt be as hairy now. I too feel self conscious in a bathing suit and even in bed with my boyfriend who I have been with for 6 years! It’s crazy and only we have the power to live our lives without this ridiculous social conditioning. By not giving in in the first place and not judging people on these superficial standards we will be making the world a better place for our future daughters to grow up.

  382. Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    I’m not a teenager but have been dealing with excess hair on my chin, lip, and chest/stomach for pretty much all of my life. I found your post to be very uplifting- not only is it comforting to realize that this is a lot more common than I thought, but also to hear that it’s ok to accept it and move on and enjoy life! Thank you- it’s just what a lot of us in this situation need to hear. :)

  383. Anonymous July 8, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    Im a fourteen year old girl.
    I have noticed that I have thickening hair on my stomach, alot all over my back, and down the back of my neck right down to my butt.
    I would love to wear low t-shirts.
    I have shaved my back and stomach and I have had my lip waxed. (After some guy picked up on me having a mushtashe) And I really don’t know what to do.
    I hide it from my mum.
    And My boyfreind.
    I know my sister had a problem with back hairs.
    But I think mine are worse.
    And she didn’t get hers until she was around 16/17.
    I am thinking of contacting the doctors.
    But I suffer from not being able to talk about my problems.
    I never tell my mum or freinds anything.
    I just kinda go on sites like this to see if they help.
    They always say like go to the doctors or somthing.
    But im always to self consoius and cant face going.
    Shall I just tell my mum and make an appoitment.
    Also, I am 9 stone 11 and 5ft 4.. So im not to happy with myself anyway.
    And Im not happy showing some doctor my stomach when Im fat.
    I am never motivated for exercise.
    Thankyou if you can help.
    x

  384. momtaj January 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    i am 27 years old . i wanna try spearmint tea. so here is a question, if i drink tea 2 times a day. what would i do after that. means it will stop growing hair or what will happen in my body? how would i know that my facial hair are stopped growing. and what if it makes stop growing my hair from head.
    answer me .
    thanks….

  385. Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    hi ! did you notice it getting obvious at a certain time or have u always had it ? i feel im head to toe covered and though people say im still beautiful i think it looks so un natural. i feel like bursting into tears looking in the mirror. people look at me strange and its so hard to live with. i have no hormonal problem and doctors say they dont know why it happened. not very comforting :( i wish i could enjoy the things others do in life – swimming being out in the sun and having the confidence to look people in the eye without feeling humiliated.

  386. Anonymous July 7, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    when i see all the lovely looking girls in the street i feel so sad and jealous they have lovely legs i thought i was the only one with this problem! its horrible i shave my legs but the next day i can feel stubble and when i shave it still doesnt get rid of the problem! :( the roots are still there i have a hairly lower back my tummy my arms theyre just long and blonde, my butt is hairy its not fair i want to be a beautician when am older (am nearly 14) and u have to look lovely am not i want ot die!

  387. Anonymous December 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story and I’m sorry you had to go through all of that. I’m 21 and I’ve been dealing with the same problem ever since I could remember. I can’t bleach or wax because I have extremely sensitive skin and I also have acne on my face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. So I make sure I’m really covered up. The only thing I can do is shave and oh how I dread the moment it comes to do so!! It takes forever! It doesn’t even keep me satisfied for long because the next day I’m prickly all over. And everytime I shave it is still noticeable with all the stubs everywhere. It’s beyond frustrating. I will try that pill you mentioned and see if it works wonders with me, though. Thanks again!!

  388. Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    Hi!
    Oh I definitely know how it feels. I’m 21 and I am also has hairy. My lip,chin,cheeks,legs,arms,hands,feet etc… Long,blonde and shiny in the sun. However, my hormones are fine…and everything else seems to be normal. Its a horrible feeling looking in the mirror everyday. I wax my chin and lip and shave my hands. Im growing tired of it though… I want it all gone.

  389. Anonymous July 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    I bought some spearmint from a local natural foods store, i’ve been drinking the tea for about a week now. waiting to see improvement.

  390. We've all been chosen December 31, 2007 at 11:48 am #

    It’s amazing that so many women have the same issues and symptoms that I have stressed about myself. I have mostly hair covering my entire body and have tried, waxing, tweezing, threading, laser, and even the creams. It’s so tiring everything that I have to go through just to be accepted. I hide a lot I haven’t worn a midrift since I was 18 and I a bikini or bathing suit you can cancel that. I’m strong and I refuse to let this thing beat me. It’s not something that I can control and obviously the women on this forum, you know that it’s not something that you asked for. The solution is education, because as you can see you’re not alone. Have you ever thought that maybe the people without the hair are the weirdos and freaks? They don’t know about our body hair because we choose to hide it. We don’t want to talk about it, we stuff it in the closet and pretend as if it doesn’t exist, but I want you to stop it. Live your lives and don’t let it pass you by. Because the worst thing that you can do is look back 5 or 10 years from now and wish that you would’ve done something differently. You’ll realize that it wasn’t as bad as you made it. Stand up for yourself and educate the ignorant. I wish you all the best of luck…Take care and feel free to send me an email for everyday encouragement. God chose you for a reason. Find that reason!!! He knew that you could handle it…God Bless you all

  391. Anonymous March 1, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    id like to know about the spearmint too,has anyone tried it ? i am a mother of three and also know the anguish of living with this humiliating condition. it makes me feel like a man and embarrased on behalf of my kids and husband for being like this. mine all started very suddenly from a tumor 2 years ago that once removed only made my facial hair worse. i have honestly never seen anyone with the pattern of hair i have. it covers my entire body,very long and noticeable,my face and neck long,long blonde fur type hair that shines and looks horrendous in the sun ! all over,even under my eyes. lots of black hairs covering chin,proper black moustache hairs. it looks to me so freaky,not even male pattern really just completely fuzzy.hands,toes,fingers all covered. it restricts my life completely and like someone else on here said if it werent for my lovely kids i would prefer to not be here at all. i even hate summer days as i look so horrid. life is not worth living like that. does this get easier ever ? i guess if you could accept it but i just cant as i am so disgusted with myself all the time. if you dont have this you can NEVER understand how it feels.

  392. Anonymous July 7, 2009 at 12:03 am #

    i’m 17 years old and i have the same problem, i mean hair on my arms, stomach, back and it really makes me feel self conscious and paraniod, but its nice too know i’m not alone. you cam e-mail me at rani62592@yahoo.com

  393. Anonymous December 5, 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    I am a teenager (13) right now and I have the same problem. I have hair on my arms (above my elbows, gross!), fingers, toes, stomach and legs. It’s so disgusting to me, and I wonder what people think of me. I’m 5’8” (yes, I’m very tall) and it seems like I’m a freak. I try to shave, but it’s useless! The hair always grows back soon, even when I use the hair remover sprays/creams. I really need help in getting my confidence up too because for like 2 years now, I can’t stop comparing myself to other girls and feeling like the ugliest thing in the world.

  394. Anonymous February 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    Has drinking spearmint tea worked for anybody yet?

  395. Anonymous May 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    hello, this subject is really getting me down, i would really like to talk to someone about it that has experienced it themselves because i dont feel anyone else could possibly understand… like mum/dad/doctors (i really do hate how much time i have to spend bleeching and waxing and now it is on my chin/neck :( what i would give to just accept myself the way i am. i know it is only hair but it the thought of what i would look like f i didnt do anything really scares me x

    will i accept it more as i get older? someone please help…

  396. Anonymous December 3, 2007 at 10:10 pm #

    I have to say that body hair does not come from not eating too much, it’s simply a hormone problem. Before you opt for laser treatments you must get your hormones tested thru blood tests. & there are medicines that help with it.

  397. Anonymous February 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Has drinking spearmint tea worked for anybody yet?

  398. Anonymous May 24, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    Final resources,
    I too have “hair problems” but maybe not so sever as yours. A few treatments you can do to reduce your hairs is to wax but if that takes up too much time for you and you’re sure and old enough about it you can have laser treatment. I am considering this option for myself as i have hair in parts where women shouldn’t have,e.g. Fingers hands toes tops of feet back top lip and even balck stuff on the sides of my nose but thankfully no one can see that.
    DO NOT shave although this helps at times i wouldn’t use it because the hairs appear to be growing back thicker ( which doesn’t actually happen but it still looks like it.)
    Hope this helps

  399. Anonymous November 29, 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    I understand completely what everyone is saying. I started puberty young and grew hair quickly on my underarms and bikini area. I also had thick eyebrows which i started to obsess over when someone made a comment about how thick they were. I started plucking and plucking but i couldn’t keep up with the hair growth. Sometimes i even shaved, just to cheat. I then started to get hairs on my top lip and stomach – a snail trail. I felt i couldn’t tell anyone, i felt so manly and started fretting over whether i was completely a girl, if i had boy hormones, if i could have children etc.. All these thoughts escalated and i started to feel very unhappy with my body. I now have hair on my tummy, chin, top lip, bum, fingers and toes. I too have avoided swimming or anything that would expose me. I find it hard when i sleep with my boyfriend and often find an excuse to switch the light off. Then finally, before i was due to go on holiday for a month which would involve the dreaded swimsuits, i cracked and had enough. I finally told my mum. I was so ashamed when i told her, i felt i had let her down and was an embarrassment. She told me that she had the same problem. Sharing made me feel a whole lot better as i truly thought i was the only one with this problem, none of my friends have anything like that. My mum hooked me up with a really sweet and understanding lady who was completely unphased by the extent of my body hair. She made me feel a lot better about the problem and that it is solveable. I visit her once every few weeks and she gets rid of everything! After, i feel so good about myself. I’m not saying having hair is wrong but for me getting rid of the hair stops me from feeling low and cure my problem, allbeit temporarily. I will have to wax for a couple of years before any real results show so i think that a little extra help will do! If being hair free makes you happy then it should be done!
    ps there are some guys out there who don’t mind hair and will not judge you for it.

  400. Anonymous February 27, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    I have the same problem as everyone else here.
    I am 15 and i have hair everywhere, from my back to my chest to my whole stomach! I am scared i might have PCOS, i recently told my mum, and she tried to say how she has hair too, so i didnt need to worry, but she didnt have one single hair on her stomach, back or arms so how would she know what im going through and telling me not to worry. how can i not worry when i cover my body up 24/7 and i dont even wear t-shirts.i am planning on losing weight as i heard that losing weight can help and im also planning on going to my GP, however im so scared and embarrassed, i dont know what my gp is going to say but hopefully not what my mum said, because then t would just be wasting my time and a waste of my effort to build up my confidence,i hate my body so much, not only do i have hair everywhere but i have hairs growing on my boobs recently too.
    how can i be in a relationship when i can even show my arms to my family without them being disgusted and myself being disgusted.

  401. Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    http://www.adagio.com/index.html

    You’re more likely to get the real thing if you order it from Adagio teas. And you can just the amount you want.

    Best wishes.

    MY QUESTION:
    It’s been over a month and I don’t see any difference…. Should I still continue to drink the tea and be patient? What are your opinions !

    resplendentwings@yahoo.com

  402. Anonymous October 29, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    i am quite a hairy young girl and in summer most is bleached by the sun and i do not get so embarrased but once winter comes round it goes dark again all on my arms, and up onto my hands, i sometimes get comments from friends about it, i even have hair on my arse! it makes me so self conscious espeically when i am with a boy..

    i wax my legs underarms and bikini line but i dont like the fact i am gonna have to take the plunge and get a brazilian to reduce the hair on my bottom :( i hate the pressure we are put under to be hair free.
    i have a good diet but my father is quite a hairy man…could this be the reason..xxx

  403. Anonymous March 1, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    It’s so comforting to know that there are other girls who are in an identical situation. I have hair on my neck, back, nipples, chin, arms, stomach, chest, toes, feet, legs, butt, face, lip..virtually anywhere. I’m 14 and I’m really pretty. I have a daily routine to remove the hair that takes 3-4 hours. I lost my virginity when i was 14-I think I did it to prove my feminitiy. I used to feel like no guy would ever want a hairy girl like me. I used to look in the mirror in disgust. I don’t think I will ever be able to accept myself this way. Luckily, I can hide the hair pretty well. For years I thought that I had pcos. My mom finally brought me to the doctors to get a blood test to check my hormone levels. As of now, all i have are spiked levels of testosterone..but nothing that alarming. In 2 months, I have to go in to get more blood work done. Recently I’ve realized that the reason why I am so desperate to find something wrong with me is b/c I feel like if I do have a disease, particularly hormonal, they can treat it better and stop the hair growth. Right now i do a combo of shaving, smooth away, waxing, and nairing. I have scars on my stomach from plucking for over a year. I’m a perfectionist so no hair is left. Still, I’d do anything to get laser hair removal. Sucks not having that much money.

  404. Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Dear: Please, Somebody Answer me!!

    it mentioned 2 cups of tea per day for 5 days would be usefull for reducing levels of androgen in women. However because the theory is that your body naturally produces more androgen hormones on a daily basis, I would imagine that you would need to keep this up as a daily routine if you want to continually maintain lower levels of androgen. Since spearmint tea is quite harmless, what I would do is give it a shot for a month or so, and if you don’t see any improvement, then you should consider the traditional medicine route.

    You wouldn’t need to drink more than 2 cups per day.

    As for whether or not the tea on amazon is the correct one – it’s quite hard to not get proper spearmint tea. If I were you, I would read the rating and the reviews for the seller to see if other people complained about their products. If they have a good rating and there are very few complaints, then it should be ok.

  405. Anonymous September 11, 2007 at 12:01 pm #

    Body hair is so embarrasing, especially in places where other girls are smooth and pretty. Like the face or stomach or arms. I dont even know when it started or if Ive always been hairy and only began to notice in my teen years. But I havent gone to the beach once this summer because Im so self conscious I hate weraing swimsuits or even short sleeves.

    I dont even like my boyfriend to see me naked when we sleep together. It has ruined my previously good self image.
    Shaving and nairing and all that makes it grow back worse.

    My mom is a nurse and says excessive hair growth happens when a girl doesnt eat enough, but I think I eat plenty. Besides, I like my figure and even if I did allow myself to get fat, what if the hair still didnt go away. Then I’d be fat and hairy!

    There should be more options for this problem other than expensive laser treatments and whatnot. Ill try the tea though. Thanks.

  406. Anonymous February 26, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    has any one ever felt that there is no sollution to get rid of hair i think there is nthingh in the world to get rid of hair . my mom said she had the same thing then why dont i see hair on her arms. any way when i was 5 my mom set me up for swimming class she had buyed me a 2 piece babying suit every one was making fun of me so when i was 5 i raised money to buy a waxing kit . it only worked for 3 days . they wouldnt let me get a laser so i started to shave every where.now im 11 in middle school and im still shaving i feel like a gorrilla . this is stupid why did god give us this curse he hasnt seen how much i have sufferd .

  407. Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Hey
    I doubt they had spearmint tea anywhere in my country, so I have to buy it via the internet
    So, what I’m wondering is if THIS is what I should buy – ( I wrote a link here, but they wouldnt let me post this cuz of ‘might be spam’ thing ) Spearmint Tea – 30 – Bag $2.15 at amazon
    And I also wanna know how many cups, how many times a day, 5 days or 15 days, during or after our periods are we supposed to drink it, like, could someone who knows shares it with us in details?

  408. ekta June 28, 2007 at 11:57 am #

    i am 17 years old and i have a lot of facial hairs so i wanna try spearmint tea. so here is a question, if i drink tea 5 days twice a day. what would i do after that. means it will stop growing hair or what will happen in my body? how would i know that my facial hair are stopped growing. and what if it makes stop growing my hair from head.
    answer me on ekta15154patel@yahoo.com
    thanks….

  409. Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    You see body hair out of the society now…and even nature does not give much hair to men anymore……but i happen to be a very hairy guy unfortunately…..and i HATE HATE this fact.But i just cannot help it.
    Generally men do not indulge inhair removal procedures(common man).and girls say they “EWW HATE HAIRY MEN!” they are nasty things.
    so my life is a depressive one due to my very hairy body.

    CAN SPEARMINT TEA / CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS work for me?
    I hate my testosterone its too much.

  410. Anonymous May 20, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    the teas are not the same. don’t even try cream on your face coz it burns and sensitises the skin.
    try using strip wax to be safe or will keep you u.t.d!

  411. Kavita May 22, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    hi I am Kavita, past 2-3 years i am seeing some abnormal hairgrowth on my chin and underside of my jaw.Is this something called hirsutism?
    Can u suggest some cure?

  412. Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    I have the same problem, and have dealt with being very hairy all my life. I recently found out I have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), which is the cause of my excess hair. Other symptoms of PCOS are irregular periods, weight gain, having a hard time losing weight (especially in the stomach area). there are medications you can speak to your doctor about if they diagnose you with PCOS, which is most likely the cause of your excess hair. There is something called Metformin (Glucophage)…..this can help reduce the hair, and help you lose weight. Also, there is a progesterone cream that you can use, or VITEX (which is available at health food stores), and helps to restore the hormonal balance in your body. also there is a cream called Vaniqua (I think that is the name), and you can use it on facial hair….it helps to reduce it.

    I know this can be one of the most embarrassing things to live with….but do talk to your doctor, and ask them to check your hormones, and check for PCOS.

  413. Anonymous May 20, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    that site is very useful and informative. thank you

  414. imaginativelover2000 May 20, 2007 at 10:07 pm #

    The hair phobia has grown to such an extent that a woman is supposed to be ‘clean’, shaven and ‘bald’ all then time in her pubic region. In fact, hair in pubic region and armpits are quite erotic and reservoirs for female pheromones, which serve to attract the male. A ‘bald’ woman is totally abnormal and sterile-looking, I guess. Of course, if a woman starts morphing into a werewolf, she may require hormonal therapy or spearmint tea (LOL). Otherwise, there is simply no reason for shaving her nether parts, just to be ‘in’ with the crowd of other ‘bald’ women..

  415. Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    I came across this site as I’ve just been for my third laser session to remove my cheek and neck hair. I’m as amazed as the rest of you that I’m not the only one with this problem. I’m 33 and I’ve been fighting being hairier than my society for, oh, 25 years.

    Here’s what I’ve learned:
    1) Teenage girls are the nastiest beings on the planet. It’s a universal law. At your age I got every single insult you all did. Nowadays, those *normal* girls look their age, their hair is thinning, they’ve got wrinkles. Me, not so much, artists want to draw my eyes. It’s 2010 already. Flip the nasties back as the ignorant, racist throw-backs they are.

    2) Guys are way, way, WAY nicer than girls and magazines. I’ve gotten dates with *four* handicaps: hairy, big nose, flat chest, short. For the record, in 14 years of dating, only ONE guy has insulted me about it. A whiter-than-white balding Caucasian. Who abandoned his daughter. And gets his jaw broken into bar fights. See my point?

    3) Waxing my face just made it worse – thicker and more numerous. Hair bleach has been the best. The brand with initials S and H works best for me.

    4) Don’t get so hung up over your hair. I’ve just come back from a holiday where I was banned from removing the facial hair, pre-laser. And NOT A SINGLE PERSON I met reacted – and believe me, I’ve learned to be sensitive. Please, don’t cover up your arms, go swimming, enjoy your life. I’m especially speaking to the girls who are covering up their arms. I’ve been there. In school I would pluck the hair off my hands, I’ve waxed from my shoulders down. We’ve just got to accept we’ve got more of a beauty burden then the rest. Pay-off: more lashes and head hair! No mascara ever!

    I hope at least one girl reads this and avoids being embarrassed 24/7 and hiding their teenage years/twenties away like I did. The world is a really fun place, and you deserve it as much as the hairless people. If your friends are the ones giving you a hard time, time to get new, non-racist friends.

  416. Anonymous May 20, 2009 at 4:27 am #

    i cant cope anymore, ii dont want to die but i’m not coping with this anymore. i’m 24 and my life has been taken from me. i justwant to go to sleep and not wake up

  417. Anonymous February 26, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi – Here is a link to the BBC article on this same issue. It does provide some info on the dosing. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6376599.stm

    Good luck!

  418. Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Ok, I’m 14 (Hispanic) and have been dealing with upper lip hair and hairy legs since I was 10. I HATE it, every now and then there’s a MORON who points out the fact that I have a mustache, it gets me PISSED, I’m in high school, the youngest, one of the skinniest,(I look anorexic sometimes *im not*), and one of the shortest. Last year my mom bought me veet and let me use it on my legs, i was SOOOOOOO happy, I didnt know my skin could b soooo smooth and pretty. By the end of the school year it started burning my skin, so she bought me smooth away, which had a similar result but takes sooooo much LONGER. I told my grandma to tell my mom to let me wax. I’d been fighting with my mom for this since 6th grade, so 3-4 years. I guess they talked and I overheard that I was getting laser for my b-day. Well, my b-day PASSED A WHILE ago, I still haven’t been able to remove this curse. I have some VERY good friends, but when they start talking about mustaches, I get all self conscious, I know she’s not talking about mine, but it still hurts me. I’ve recently discovered hair on my chin, not very noticeable, but it bothers me, so I use smooth away, and it works, doesn’t come back for SOME time, I asked my mom if I could use it on my upper lip but she said “Don’t you DARE!!!” ARGHHHH Sometimes I get so depressed that I go in closet and cry myself to sleep. The ironic thing is that other days I look at myself and see how sexy my body is, but then I look at my upper lip and all that self-esteem goes down. I have some a trail of hair going through my belly button, Im thinking of using smooth away, but since no one sees that till summer, I’ll wait. Once I shaved my pubic area cause I heard that’s what everyone else did, but as soon as I started I regretted it, the sad thing was that I couldnt stop until it was all gone. I KNOW im pretty, but sometimes I dont see it. What bothers me most is that every corner I turn I hear people snickering, laughing, making side comments. I just feel like screaming when that happens, and telling people to shut up. Before school started my mom said something about fixing my eyebrows a little. A few weeks later I asked her “Weren’t you going to fix my eyebrows?” and she said “I’m still thinking” It’s the middle of the school year, and she still hasn’t done anything, I feel like she has NO idea what I go through. When I tell her that she says, “I know what your going through I went through the same thing.” Then I think to myself, I went through it, why don’t you do anything to change it. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *I feel so much better letting out my feelings*

  419. Anonymous May 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Hi
    I m 21, and have imbalance hormones. I have a lot of facial hair, and on my body. It is very despressing for me as I m married. I want to know if spearmint tea and green tea the same? I have green tea at home. Can anyone please suggest me how to handle the unwanted hair naturally. I used to wax my face, but it causes pimples. So my face skin has gotton a lot of open pores from using hot wax. Has anyone ever tried using cream? Can someone be kind to give me some tips.
    Thanks

  420. Anonymous February 22, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    i am deepa from india i would like to ask a question if you can answer i have pcod and i would like to know the quantity of tea to be taken how many times a day and on which day during the menstural cycle and for how long we can take the tea.

    it would be very helpfull for me as you know that there is no other natural treatment for the same we also have infertility problem it would be very kind of you to help us with the same. it would be grat if you can mail me on my address at srbindia@yahoo.co.in

  421. Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    OMG same here! I just have an issue with my CHIN HAIRS they leave my face sacred when I remove them. When I gained 20lbs that when more grew under my chin and neck area…but no one can see it. I dont shave or pluck it. I just get my mustache waxed, and i try to even my skin tone so the black blotches are not too reveling. I know that if I loose weight I wont have to worry about my facial hair. Im glad only I notice it…Im Black, but a tad bit light brown…the rest of my face is clear as a crystal! My chin however is in the way. I harte it. I do have hair on my boobs, buy once again it is not noticeable. Yes my arms and legs are hairy, But im not worried about that. waxing will reduce and slow down hair growth, trust me! Im taking HORMONE pills for TRANSGENDER CROSS OVER MEN….the pills work for men to lower their testosterone so they become more femine. I just started taking it last week, no results yet. But I know it will work. the pills are called OVERY PLUS, if anyone wanted to know. I also have on my face, but it is naked to the eye! Only I can see it, no one notcices it….and I have side burns too

  422. Anonymous May 18, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    ladies all of us who have more hair than we think we should…most people in the world have something they are not happy about. whatever it is to that person that is THE MOST TERRIBLE thing ever. i also have excess hair in places i wish i didnt, unless its caused by something, hair are not a bad thing. everything on our body is there for a reason. but if u think about it everything now is blown out of proportion. hvaing hair on ur back..is it really bad? or is it because someone said so and 1000 other ppl bakced it up? why does it matter what that someone says? its his opinion after all. i was checkin otu my mom photos from 20 years ago. some of them were from summer, she had on shorts and hairy legs. she didnt shave, in fact who did? guys did. back then ppl didnt care. why do ppl seem to pay so much attention to the appearance? one thing is to be clean and wear clean clothes and keep up ur hygen but why do we push ourselfs so much as to look like manequins? or a barbie doll. its stupid. i always hated the hair on my body. yes i do shave, and pluck and on top of all that i have ingrown hair all over my legs that are imflamed and they look horrible! but if u really think about it, when ur out there on a beach who is the one that really pays attention to the hair on ur body?? for me i start to noticy that its all in my head and i am the one that enlarges the problem. yes i do have hair all over but being so concious of it i put my thoughts in ppl heads even though ppl dont even notice them! so unless ur hair are really excess, that means u might need to see a doctor to check if something isnt wrong with ur health. because an EXTREME excess of anything is bad, not just hair. So ladies remember that the hair on ur body are not there to ruin ur lives and u should not think that way. if u fidn a guy u like and e seems to like u dont be scard to show ur body and even more dont point ur flaws. because when a guy truly loves u he doesnt notice those things, and even if he does its one of those things about u that he loves and accepts! so when he tells u u are beautiful and u know he means it, dont think of it as anything else but his true feelings :))) so ladies dont cry over the excess hair! it wont make them go away nor will it help u with anything! be the way u are and think about those who are really unfortunate with a serious illness or injury .. i accpet my hair over a missing leg anytime!!!!!!!
    so really as much as i know its hard to accept those flaws, especially nowdays that everything is aiming for perfection, try ur best to at least ignore it and think about it as something u were born with and as part of u and if ur attitude about is positive everyone around u will be in love with u as a person that accepts themselves! its a big plus!

  423. Anonymous February 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I am only 16 years old and we apparently have identical problems. I have been dealing with it for the past 5 years. I have shaved literally every part of my body before I realized what the consequences of that were. I have a nice body and I am often described as beautiful but I can’t wear anything that is revealing and I constantly hide my neck/cheeks/chin/etc. My stomach, breasts, stomach, abdomen, buttox, etc. is covered in hair. I don’t know what to do. I have a beautiful pool and plenty of amazing guys chasing after me but I can’t have a pool party and I can’t be with guys I want to be with. I have amazing skin… well HAD amazing skin but now I wear harsh coverup in order hide the stubbles. I can’t help but feel jealous of other girls who don’t have to deal with all this crap.

    You have the same problem, what causes it? Have you gone to the doctor? I know it might be from hormone imbalance but I don’t have the money to go to the doctors…

  424. Anonymous May 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    This site seems to have to really good info on herbs and vitamins to help if anyone is interested:
    http://www.marilynglenville.com/general/polycystic.htm

  425. Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I’ve always wished I could be “normal” I have been dealing with this horribly embarrassing problem of excess hair for about 10 years now! I don’t know exactly how I made it this far, thinking back as early as elementary school when my facial hair was just starting to come in I remember one of my closest friends asking m if I used to be a boy cause I had a mustache!!! Now if that didn’t scar me as young girl I don’t know what else would have! As I went through my teenage years it was so difficult to just be myself, I was always holding my head down to hide from people looking at my neck and chin, I wasn’t comfortable having sleepovers in case I needed to shave and couldn’t, I was afraid to have a boyfriend incase he was disgusted by my hairy body, I wouldn’t wear anything revealing and never ever would I wear a bikini!! I remember awkward conversations or jokes about hairy women or women with nipple hair and I always wonder if I looked like I was faking when I laughed at their jokes or if they could see right through me as I shamefully looked away pretending to laugh. I found it so hard to deal with but over the years I have come to accept it as it is just who I am and there is no need to hide or be ashamed, I am healthy, beautiful, feminine and I have a wonderful husband and darling son who love me just the way I am. I have tried electrolysis, which was very expensive and painful and results took time but I couldn’t financially afford to keep up with the maintenance and it didn’t take long before it was right back to where I had started. I have also in recent years tried laser hair removal which again is painful and expensive but it worked a lot faster than electrolysis again I couldn’t afford to keep up with it and once again went right back to where I started for darkness and thickness of hair growth on my face. So now I just shave EVERYDAY it is quick easy and inexpensive it just gets the job done. Towards the evening I already will have stubble on my chin but I pretty much never go anywhere without makeup on and just hope no one gets that close to me to see it!!
    When it all come down to it you just need to remember that things could be a lot worse and we would be lucky if this was the worst type of embarrassment we had in our lives. It is just hair and we didn’t make ourselves this way its just who we are.

  426. Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 7:22 am #

    if he has not noticed maybe it is not as bad as you are seeing it?? i hate tthe hair i have but everyone just looks at me like i’m mental or something and says its not that bad… its enough to make me feel disgusting.. its everywhere :(

  427. Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    Please Please Please dont comment on things that your not trying to live with.
    I have pcos and the worst case of unwanted hair my local drs have seen and it is HELL…..
    It doesnt matter how nice you are, how positive you are ( I am a positive person by nature) how long you have it or what you do about it ….it is always there, there is always someone commenting, snickering, talking about possible solutions “for the poor thing”…..
    I am trying to find someone who will remove my hair follicles surgically cause i cant take it anymore….
    I am sure that if I didnt have 4 beautiful children ( from an abusive relationship where i was called the bearded lady, told i belonged on display in the circus, a fat circus freak etc) who need me then i wouldnt be here……
    i have dark hair and grow a beard thicker and darker then my husband did…. I also had more hair on my chest ( to be fair he isnt an overly hairy guy as far as men go). i also grow dark corse hair on my belly , my bottom my lower back and my pubic hair grows down my thighs…..
    The worst thing is that getting to my ideal weight did nothing and neither did the 4 scripts im on
    And unless you have had your 6 yr old ask you not to kiss him because your face is more spiky then daddies then you have no right to tell us to be positive, not to blame god not to hide or anything else… it is hell….

  428. Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 7:17 am #

    you must be the only man that thinks this…

  429. Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    Oh honey i feel for you, I live with the extremes of it everyday and i had a daughter 2 yrs ago and now i am frightened for her everyday…
    I have been doing research and it all says that if young girls have any signs it should be seen to ASAP as it is easier to treat the earlier its caught.
    honey sit down in a respectful mature way and explain to your mum how you feel and how it effects you …. maybe even show her the rersearch you have been doing…. there is also daplimotry creams which may be suitable but waxing would be best. I have extremley sensitive skin so i wax at home myself it is call Nair NATURAL COLD wax…you dont heat it so it has less allergy affects on your skin.

    take care and keep your chin up.

  430. Anonymous May 14, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    electrolosis has not caused scarring for me..dont get me wrong, i look like i have been slaped in the face afterward but it is worth it. it does take time but i am seeing an improvement. I dont have to pluck my eyebrows anymore ( honest to god this has saved me half an hour a day!) I dont have sideburns anymore either! and the rest of my face is being worked on.. i hate my chin and neck though, horrible hair i feel like a man sometimes.. cant wait to get rid of it! then i just have to worry about my hairy body… huff. If i ever get rich enough i’m going to have electrolosis on other areas.. i just hate the down hair i’m covered in it.. it is so annoying.

    I pay £33.00 for half an hour ( make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing x

    i dont feel so alone talking on here, its nice xxx

  431. Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    Have you tried seeing an endocrinologist about your problem? They specialize in hormone problems and perhaps could treat the underlying cause of your unwanted hair. You may also keep in mind that, regardless of how you feel right now, no one is perfect in this life. Everyone has different imperfections. There are many who would probably be glad to trade your problem for theirs anyday. I’m not trying to underplay the turmoil you go through with this, but even contemplating suicide because of excess facial hair means you need to have a better balance or view of life. Do you really think God takes delight in your misery? I would like to challenge you to get to know Him better before you lay those kinds of accusations at his feet. What I do know is that when we have these kind of things in life that we are not alone, there are many more out there that need a word of encouragement and acceptance. Right now your message is pretty negative, kind of I have excess hair so my life isn’t worth anything. How about something more positive like I have excess hair but I’m still a valuable person and you can find acceptance here.

  432. Anonymous May 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    wow these comments are amazing. I totally cried reading these. I have a hairy lip, hairy nipples, hairy abdomen, and now in the last few years hairy chin. Been dealing with this since the kids at school started making fun of my moustache when I was about 11yrs old and I suddenly realized i was a total freak.
    I am now 33 and still dealing with it, thank god i lived thru the 80’s before low rise jeans were the fashion>low rise jeans should die!!! spent all of high school wishing i was dead cause i was such a hairy ugly moustache monster and no boy would ever want to be my boyfriend, and had such low self esteem and depression because of this that I had no friends either. I guess i was naive too cause I actually didnt even realize that girls werent supposed to have treasure trails or hairy nipples until low rise jeans came into fashion, and until a boy I fooled around with in university told our mutual guy friends that I had hairier nipples than he did…I promptly began plucking those too after that! even now, I recently went to the doctor and told her I wanted my hormones tested, when she asked me why I couldnt bring myself to say “I wanna know if i have a hormone imbalance because im a hairy monster”, and made up some other stuff. Ive always thought I would have been a completely different person, a more successful and confident person, more friends, happier, and just had a better and more NORMAL life if it wasnt for this. A friend I hadnt seen in ages called me last minute to go out the other week, i totally wanted to go, but had to say no cause I wasnt plucked and waxed enough, and there just wasnt enough time to do all that, plus all the regular “getting ready to go out” things that you do, and there was no way i was going to the bar with a mustache.
    It interupts life and it totally sucks! and I HATE IT!

    but ….
    I just want to say the younger teenage girls on here, I totally feel for you, you are expected to wear much skimpier clothing than i was growing up, with your thongs popping out for all the world to see lol. kids are totally cruel and can make you feel really awful about yourself. but I PROMISE you that as you get older things get way easier and people grow up and dont judge you in the same way, do not let them get to you. You are only as beautiful as you feel. I PROMISE you that you will have a boyfriend, you will have plenty of boyfriends, and yes sadly there will be guys that dont want you cause you are hairier than them, but you also might decide that you dont like a guy for equally stupid shallow reasons- I certainly have! guys are attracted to confidence, they certainly dont look at girls and say “im gonna date her cause she is really unhairy!!!!”. the sooner you look in the mirror and accept yourself the way you are, the sooner you will have a boyfriend, one that loves you no matter what, and the happier you will be in the future, the longer you fight it and let it make you miserable, then the more it overwhelms you and just becomes who you are, and the harder it is to ever get rid of feeling like that.
    I wish I had realized that i was nowhere near as ugly and disgusting as i thought in high school, and could of totally had a boyfriend, it wasnt the hair that stopped me from having one, it was ME that stopped it from happening- by thinking and believing that I was too gross to deserve one, I was so sure noone would want me, that i never really gave anyone the chance to. DONT BE ME.

    you are not repulsive, do not kill yourself, and hell dont be embarassed or ashamed, as you can see you are definately not alone. The more you look in the mirror and say “why me, this isnt fair” – the more its gonna affect you and ruin your life. no more tears. you HAVE to accept it and deal with it, it is the ONLY way to make it go away. if it doesnt matter to you – then it doesnt matter period- which means its truly gone. noone will love you just the way you are, until you love yourself just the way you are.

    and fyi put a bit of baby powder on the spots you are waxing as it hurts it a bit less and seems to work better, and i personally prefer those microwavable heat up waxes, the ones that you just put the wax on and then just grab the wax and rip it right off, without the strips, I find the ones with the cloth strips to be utterly useless and dont take off a damn thing.
    and there are ointments and toner type things that you can get for after wax/shave etc … for those of you that mentioned ingrown hairs and irritation and bumps and stuff. I use something that I think is called is bikini zone (i use it everywhere tho, and i get it at my local drug store, works fine for me) and if you go to a proper waxing salon they usually sell some there.
    and im totally saving up for laser hair removal, ive been dying for this ever since it came out, it better work….permanantly. gonna try some tea and that look into that “whatsitcalled Saw something” herb i saw mentioned too.

  433. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    I previously posted the one that said, ” No one notices but me eh?”
    I go through periods where I feel like I am the ugliest person in the whole world. I really do get suicidal, and it’s amazing that I am still here. I tell myself that I’m never going to get married, so what is the point of living because at some point, I would like to have chilren. However, I do realize that as a person after me said, the hair CAN be taken off. At the end of the day, it can be shaved, naired, or waxed away. I get embarrassed everyday, but I also have this theory as to why I was unfortunately “blessed” with Hirsutism:
    I feel like I was cheated out of a happy, normal life. I think people who don’t have to struggle with this, don’t realize just how awful it can be at times. Like I said before, I HATE not being able to wake up and not worry about it. I hate lying in bed and my hand running over the stubble on my neck. I hate that my neck burns all the time from the Nair that I have to use everyday. I hate everything about it; I hate that I freak out on guys, and I also hate that I am fairly alone in this. I was lucky enough to have one friend in high school who had the same problem, however she was african-american and so her hair blended in with her skin, but she still felt the same way I did. I repeatedly curse and get angry at God because I don’t understand why He did this to me. I wish I had some wonderful, insightful reason, but I don’t. All I know is that after having been called ugly most of my life, I now have a new respect for other people’s feelings. I don’t EVER call anyone ugly, because I know just have painful that word can be. I know that particular word has been known to make people commit suicide, and I would not ever want to be the reason for someone’s death. I know that although I have an average face, just a few inches below, I struggle with a defect. So, over the years I have learned to be the nicest person I can be, in order to try to make up for my unwanted hair. Like I said before, I struggled through college and I was determined not to let it inhibit me in college. So far, I have done a good job of taking care of it. I do have to get up earlier than my roomate to be able to fix myself, but it is worth it in the end.
    I know that myself, like many other women, will probably have to deal with this for a loooong time from now, but we have to remember to take it in stride and to still be the best people we can be. I am determined to find a permanent solution to people who struggle with embarrassing unwanted hair. I know that there are people who shell out dollars to get laser, but even that isn’t guaranteed. Granted it does make me mad when people write about their peach fuzz, knowing full well that it is normal. EVERY part of your body (except palms and bottoms of feet) have hair, so it frustrates me when people complain about something that I would love to have, to be normal. I don’t mean that you can’t be mad as hell about it PCOS and Hirsutism , because I am, but just don’t let that affect the relationships with other people who don’t judge you based on your face value.
    Do remember that just talking about this, and raising awareness is actually really helpful and it needs to be adressed. Even though we aren’t suffering internally, it does a hell of a lot emotional and mental damage to us women.
    Take care of yourselves ladies!! :)

  434. Anonymous May 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Hello How are you ? I am a man who REALLY adores women with LOTS of hair. For me and men such as I am, you can throw away the razors, wax, electrolysis, and all the rest of that. I think hairy women are VERY SEXY and attractive !!! thanks for reading this. You may email me at bookatrain@gmail.com. Bye for now.

  435. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m very sad for you and for all the girl that suffering from being hairy but i’m on of the guys whoo attracted of hairy girls
    anyone that wants can write to me
    arielove@bezeqint.net

  436. Anonymous May 12, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    wow u inspired me soooo much by this

    i have 2 agree, it really does feel that ur on ur own at times but this site made me realise im not and its true: those who don’t have hair issues may have worse issues than us right?!

    By the way, how much does electrolysis cost and does it leave any scarring??

  437. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 4:32 am #

    I know exactly what you mean about everyone going “ewwww gross!” I had a class also about women with excess body hair. I felt like sinking through the floor! It’s so humiliating! I just wish there was something I can do to damage those hair follicles FOREVER! I’m doing laser treatment, but not even that seems to work! I’m hairless for 3-4 blissful weeks and then terribly hairy for 2/3 weeks again. I get so depressed sometimes and just avoid people as much as possible during that time. Only my sister knows about it. The hard and sad part is that I don’t know anyone with this problem, so it really helps reading about it here. Thank goodness for internet!

  438. Anonymous May 11, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m17 and I have the saaame problem. Im pale and my peach fuzz isnt the norm…I was made fun of in junior high and I’m scared to get near guys for the same reasons of some of you. Thank god my mom is an esthatishion (omg i cant spell- but a person who gives facials) and she also waxes. so she only thinks it is on my back, arms, sideburns and face, but really its everywhere. I use microwaveable wax (Gigi wax) on my shomach and it actually doesnt hurt that bad if you do it right. I have decided my life is my life and I have to make it the way I want it. I cant mope around and be self conscience

  439. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I have the same “hair everywhere” problem also. In addition to that, I have stretch marks on my knees, tights, and butt. (No i was never overweight or pregent.) Oh and I suffer from eczema on my legs and acne on my back and face. As if that is not enough I stand 4’8′ tall at the age of 22. Needless to say I entirely hate my body.
    Off all of my problems, I find my hair and stretch marks to be most embarrassing. I have been bleaching my face, stomach, and chest since I was in high school. Ya bleach does make your hair turn blond and I am Indian so I have brown skin. I learned the trick is to not leave the bleach on for the whole time that is on the instructions so the hair doesn’t turn super blond. That is how i can get away with just bleaching these areas. I shave my legs and wax my entire back. I feel so unfeminine because of this problem. Only my mom and sister knows about this problem. None of friends know. I don’t think they would even understand cuz they say how gross it is that guys are hairy. I just laugh but I secretly wonder what they would say if they find out how hairy I am. Lets just hope they never do. I always have to hide behind my clothing from head to toe.
    The sad part is that even when i shave/wax and pluck I can’t wear anything reveling cuz of my other problems (acne scars on my back, strechmarks and my ezyema). Just thinking about it is so very depressing. I feel sooo very veryyy uglyyy!!! I don’t believe any guy who would like/love after he finds out how ugly my body is. I mean why would any guy want to be with me when every other girl has a much better body than I do.
    Ya if you haven’t guessed I have never had a boyfriend or even been kissed. I hate how I’m!! I try not to let it get to me. It is just soo harddd sometimes. What is worse is that I don’t really have anyone who would listen or even care how I feel about this matter. My mom and my sis do not have these problems so they are not sympatric. Sometimes they are a even little disgusted though they never say it. I can see it in their eyes or their facial expression when I talk to them about it. I am just so glad that i found this site and have other who are more understanding. I am so very sorry that you all have to face these problems too.
    -Ugly Duckling

  440. Anonymous May 11, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    omg! reading this made me feel like im not the only one suffering! this condition is really depressing and i find myself losing the will to live. i cant be normal and hang out with friends and wear nice clothes, when i have to do so much before i can go out! i hate the hair on my back but i cant even tell anyone about it! not even my own mother kas i know she will think i am a freak and be disgusted by me… its not fair kas she has such nice skin and here i am suffereing! i dont know what to do, im too scared to ask for help from anyone i know, kas i think theyre going to judge me and be disgusted by me.. i cant stand the hair. what i would give to have a normal body with no excess hair! to wear cute tanktops instead of jackets all the time… i can never feel pretty and im so paranoid when im with my boyfriend that he’ll find out and LEAVE ME! he hasnt noticed for now, but what about when we get married?then i wont be able to hide anything from him! i wish there was a way to remove all permanently….. =[

  441. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    i know its something related to gense…..but just imagine if your children blame you n hate you if they get very hairy or get some other genetic imperfection from you?
    it is neither in your hands nor your father’s hands to control it.Even your father should hate/blame someone for it…..but in the end you have to deal with these things which are destined to you.
    There are cases when children are short even if parents are tall….children smooth bodied if parents very hairy..or vice-versa.
    So what i mean to say please do’nt hate n blame your father for your condition.

  442. Anonymous May 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    You know what i share exactly the same problem as you guys but reading your comments is really great cos i honestly felt like i was the only person out there who has this problem cos you look at all your friends and you don’t see any hair on em and you do honestly feel the freak and your the only person that suffers from it. I pluck my eyebrows and wax my upper lips but i do find that if you take care of your skin and it looks healthy and glows your hair wont be as noticeable because i went through a time that i didn’t take care of my skin and it was dry and quite rough and you could really notice the hair but since i started taking care of my skin the hair is less noticeable. I also use a toner madde up of black tea and lemon because i have problematic skin and this is great for healing my skin it also slightly bleaches the hair on the face not completely but i little bit so that is worth a try. Seriously reading these comments and knowing that i am not the only one going through this problem does make me feel that having hair on part of the body that you are ‘not supposed’ to have is not a big deal.Anyway who made the rule that women should a head full of glossy hair on their head but not anywhere else i bet you that if we were bombareded with images of women in the public eye having hair in unconventional places on their bodies no-one else would make such a big deal of it. Also if people make you feel bad about it such as friends or boyfriends then they are usually not worth having them in your life.
    PS: The toner recipe is 5 weak tablespoons of black tea with two teaspoons of lemon its great if you suffers from blackheads, blemishes and pimple prone skin store it in the fridge and use it for a week only.You are also meant to use it only at night time because lemon can make your skin photosensitive.

  443. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    omg i thought i was the only one that was hairy im barely 12 and i have hair all over my body my mom doesnt let me shave or wax what can i do someone plz pretty plz help me

  444. Anonymous May 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    I am 19 years old and I’m not sure if I have hirsutism because I have never actually talked to anyone about it besides a few people closest to me, but I have extremely dark and thick hair on my legs, hair on my upper lip and chin and some slightly noticeable hairs on my cheeks, hair all over my stomach, hair on my butt cheeks, lots of hair on my arms, you know, THE WORKS! I was made fun of in middle school a lot of the time for my hairy arms and upper lip hair, I was devastated. I used to do everything from waxing myself to bleaching the hairs and also having some bad nair experiences. As I’ve gotten older I’ve stopped all of that, I pluck my eyebrows and upper lip every morning of every day for fear of looking absolutely disgusting which I’m kind of ashamed of, but that’s about all I bother to do anymore. I just really want to let any girl that might have a little bit more hair than what is considered “normal” that you are not weird, you are absolutely not ugly, and you are not alone. I consider myself a very attractive girl and I’ve always hated the fact that I am extremely hairy because I always thought that if I just didn’t have hair on my body I’d be so beautiful. I’ve always been reluctant about getting too close to guys because I never wanted them to know what secrets I had underneath my clothes. I now have an amazing boyfriend of two years and he really loves me for me. He knows every inch of my body and thinks I’m beautiful just the way I am. It is possible to meet someone who will love you the way you are (even though you should never need a guy to feel great about yourself). A lot of guys can be real assholes about the subject of a girl with a little bit more hair than most girls, but they can honestly fuck off. The idea that women shouldn’t be hairy is simply the way our society programs people to think. If anyone here likes to read I suggest you read some feminist literature, it will really empower you. The feminist community has made me change my mind about myself. I am not saying that I never get a little sad now and then when I look at my body, but I’ve come a long way. Hairy woman or not, we are all just people!

    I would be curious to see what this tea has to offer. I love tea!

    If anyone needs someone to talk to please E-MAIL me at sri0211a@harford.edu (my silly college E-MAIL) I enjoy good conversation and listening to anyone who needs to be heard.

  445. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    i am literally in tears reading this but everything you have said is so true. everytime i go out there is people laughing at me saying i was born a geezer (guy) and thats why i look like this i have also had sucide thoughts it truelly feels like i cannot talk 2 anyone they just say i am being paranoid. i use nair it really burnz my skin but i dont know what else 2 do. thankyou for posting your comment its nice 2 know i am not alone with this problem.

  446. Anonymous May 5, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    I’ve been drinking the tea usually 2 cups per day for TWENTY FIVE DAYS. And I still see NO results. I’m not exactly sure what to expect but none of my hair has been falling out and I still have to wax my upper lip every 3 days. (PAIN!).

    Should I just keep drinking it????

    Please share anything you know and what your results were like:
    resplendentwings@yahoo.com

    This is so NOT FAIR! Why me???? Why did I have to be the fcuking hairy one in my family!!!!!!! ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I can’t help but to obsessively compare my body hair with other girls. It’s ruining my life. An 18 year old shouldn’t have to go through this NONSENSE.

  447. Anonymous February 16, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    I have suffered with the same thing…black hair that grows back by the time you blink on every inch of my light-skinned body. I wish when I remove my hair it would send signals to my brain not to grow back! I have had to deal with it from 11 to now that I’m 22. Its very frustrating cuz you cannot be spontaneous and just go to the beach or pool. You have to wear long clothes and high tops that don’t show chest hairs or ingrowns.
    I’ve watched myself and cried cuz many times I couldn’t find clothes to wear to go out to accommodate it and spend tone of money on hair removal cuz I swear creams and shaving has my hair ten times thicker. Now I’m pretty much over that and my hair growth is the same. I realised that at the end of the day the hair CAN be removed. There are options. There are people that have permanent marks of the skin that can never be removed. Hundreds of growing flesh, virtiligo or warts. I am learning to be content and thank my blessings cuz there are many worse off. I always wonder when I get married what my husband would think but if he truly love me it’ll be unconditional cuz I am beautiful nonetheless. So take it or leave it. I’ve had a friend that says it really doesn’t matter.
    You have to be confident in yourself and grateful that you don’t have a cleft lip or one leg….what’d we do then? Let people think what they want…they are not perfect. I have started electrolysis on my chest, part of stomach, nipples, moustache, beard and lower back. I want at least these areas permanently gone so I’m expecting results in a year!

  448. Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    I’m almost eleven I have hair on my arms lower stomach armpits happy trail toes(I know gross huh?) legs upper lip and on my nipples! its not fair!

  449. Anonymous February 16, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Really? No one notices the hair but me eh?
    Not so. I don’t know if you are aware of it or not, but there is a medical condition called Hirsutism, and only about 10% of women have it. It sucks, and anyone that truly has this condition, will agree that it makes you want to kill yourself. Literally, there is not a day that goes by, that I do not think about taking my own life. Why? Because men usually do not want women like us. People stare; I can feel their eyes burning into my face and neck. It’s uncomfortable, and the worst part is knowing that everyone sees it. I got made fun of in high school because of it, I QUIT a job because the people I worked with would literally send me home in tears. They said I was a “womMAN”, and said I was disgusting. I wish I could have fought for myself, but I didn’t want to bring it into the public eye (aka lawyer) because I knew psychologically I could not handle the humiliation. It really stinks, because it’s on your face and neck, a place that isn’t so easy to hide. I go to college, and I am fairly sure that every single person I meet, boy or girl, is judging me, because of the very shitty, very unfair condition I was born with. I did not ask to be like this, it just happened to me. There is not a day that goes by, that I don’t have to put up with it. I can’t wake up and throw my hair up, put on a little bit of makeup and go to class, I have to Nair and bleach my face, and then because my skin gets so irritated, I have to apply a ton of makeup to cover up the redness and irritation. I can’t get ready with the girls, because I refuse to show them what all I have to do to get ready. I get irate of someone in my family such as my mom or siser, mention it even though they are concerned. My mother has told me that I need to “do my neck,” ( our code for Nair) literally, 15 minutes after I did just in fact, Nair my neck, due to the constant stubble. I can’t meet people at parties, I have never had a boyfriend, and I will most likely never be married or have kids and let me say, that I would make a damn good wife and mother. However, I know that it is a slim possibility. Sure, I try to have hope, but it’s the cold hard truth. I try my hardest to be in a relationship, but men never see me as good material. Even if I were in a relatinship, I literally cringe when a man touches me. I have accidentally gone apeshit on a man before when he put his hands too close to my neck; hyperventiliating, and freaking out. People say to keep your head up, but when NO ONE wants to touch you because of something you CANNOT help, it’s just a tad bit upsetting. There have been days that I don’t go out of my room, and days that I don’t even wake up. I have a wonderful personality and would one day like to be an art and music professor, but I know that I will most likely never get taken seriously, because my co-workers and students will always look at me as a freak. I permanently hear the snickers and whispers of those around me, and see people staring at me, even though I try my best to hide my hair.
    So, while you sit there and worry about your “thickened waistline and belly flab”, keep in mind that this can actually be taken care of by excercise and proper diet. However, there is NO cure for people such as myself that have been diagnosed with Hirsutism. Don’t you ever fucking say that we are the only ones that notice; the whole world puts us in exile and continues to laugh as we sit aimlessly without a damn cure.

  450. Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    Its bad enough being reeallllly hairy everywhere but the fact is i cant remove it either because i get really bad skin irration its soo bad that ive got scars from it so what am i supposed to do!!! its sooo depressing that i cant lead a normal life i feel like crap all the time!!!
    arabia_nights@hotmail.co.uk if anyone has any help suggestions!!

  451. Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Im seventeen years old & i have too much hair on my body im latin & i have dark black hair, it sucks. I have hair on my face back,lower back,stomach, breast, nipples, bottom,knuckles, & toes. I shave my mustache, arms, legs, lower back & stomach daily its horrible because my hair grows back fast. I’ve had this problem since i was little nobody but my twin sister knows about it. I’ve never told my mom about it, she doesnt have this problem but my twin sister has it too. It has affected my self esteem so much im discusted by my own body i have acne on my face too but its not that bad guys think im cute but compliments dont matter to me because i know if they knew my problem they would be discusted as well. I’ve had a boyfriend but it was difficult i shaved often & when we had sex i would shave my entire body & it would take me about an hour in the shower wich i competly hated doing. Sometimes i cant wear what i like because of my hairy situation i love going swimming but shaving & looking nice in my swim suit takes a lot of my time. I wish i didnt have this problem it bothers me so much because it makes me believe im the only one with it. I see other girls with low cut shirts & they show skin and they have no hair or very thin hair that looks perfectly normal. I want to get rid of my hair forever but i know that is impossible, guess ill have to suffer with this curse until i die.

  452. Anonymous May 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    If anyone with hirsitism (I suck at spelling) and particularly anyone with PCOS would like to have an e-pal to discuss our issues and attempts at treatment feel free to email me at missusbutch@gmail.com

    Cheers!

  453. Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    ever since i was born i had hair.
    my hair is really thik and dark so i hate it. i started shaving when i graduated from elementary. i wanted to look pretty in my dress.. and the hair would ruin it :( i hated myself so much for my hair. and as time went by hair started growing everywher! im 15 now and i still shave…. everywhere. It just became a habit now,,, its a rotuine in my shower. i spend like a hour in there just taking my time shaving. I really hate it. but i got used to shaving so now i look like im hair less.. and people always tell me how lucky i am… i want to tell people that im really not hairless.. but im super scared. people made fun of me when i was young for it. im sure no guy would like me if they know im hairy. i have a boyfriend now and he has seen me completely naked… he has told me i have nice skin and im soft… but yeahh im pretty sure im good at hiding it. I just wish i was hairless. its a big pain in the ass. i have cried before so much and when i told my mom that i hated myself for it. she laughed which made me even more sad. i hate my dad for being so hairy :( but i do wat i do to be pretty :( i know if i never had all this hair.. i would b more confidened and i wouldnt have to worry about wat people see when i wear certain types of clothes.. i wont have to hide my self anymore… i would be more happier. but im stuck with this dummm curse.. i hope it removes… :(

  454. Anonymous May 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    Drink it with Honey! Particularly Manuka honey if you can afford it. It’s tastier than sugar and where sugar is pretty bad for you manuka honey has many health benefits!

    I’m interested if this Spearmint tea works. Can you just use the cheap tea bags or would it be better to use actual dried leaves?

    I bleach my facial hair but I pluck both my stomach and breast hair. My stomach always comes back prickly and fast and both areas keep getting ingrown hair leaving me with sores, any tips on fixing that? It’s so gross.

  455. Anonymous February 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    I’ve had that very same problem for years!!I thought it was just because I shave(everywhere!!)That it grows back extremely quick.I shave my face every 4 hours!!I think it’s because of a metabolic disorder/insulin resistance.If you Haven’t already looked into that,i suggest you do!!It’ll give you some much needed answers!I have very fair skin and I’m natually blonde so it’s really embarassing to have course/dark hair in places I shouldn’t.I started using the perscription Vaniqa.It can take 8 weeks to see results on my face,so far it’s been almost 5 weeks and I think it’s working.It burns when you 1st put it on but only for a few seconds.Also eating right and excersising helps get control over the whacked out hormones.Try womentowomen.com.They have a variety of programs that can help this too.Different vitamens and supplements.I hope I helped!Thank you for sharing your story!Take care!
    A

  456. Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Girls, how much longer should I wait?

    It’s been about 20 days and I see NO results. I drink the tea 2x a day every day! This was my only hope…I can’t afford anything else… I’m like crying right now.

    resplendentwings@yahoo.com

  457. Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    wow – i stumbled on this COMPLETELY by accident – but i think i may just try this!! i have hair on my throat, a few stragglers on my jawline and chin, but mostly my throat (and now starting to get a faint mustache). the really odd thing is, i really have almost NO hair on my legs and very little under my arms (if i don’t shave for a few days). i didn’t always have this problem – when i was getting married at age 26 (i’m now 42), i had gone to the hairdresser to get my hair colored, and asked him about these few teeny tiny hairs – he said “um, i hate to break it to you, but those are pubic hairs – you have too much testosterone in your system”. from that point on, i started plucking them to get rid of them, which made me red, sore, irritated and annoyed. waxing resulted in the same problems. i stopped doing these things, and it became SO bad, that members of my own family started calling me “goat girl”. i finally got so fed up that i started shaving it, much like a man would – now i have to deal with stubble/5 o’clock shadow!! it really sucks – i can’t afford electrolysis, which i’m not sure even works, and i’m tired of being furry….i’ll give this a try, it certainly couldn’t hurt….

  458. Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    join the club. lol

    who knows what will help.

  459. Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Wow i thought there was only a few ladies like me who were hairy
    i have hair on my face, my neck, my chest, my nipples, my arms, my back, my belly, my knuckles, my legs, my bottom, my toes and i also have like a treasure trail starting from my belly button.
    im 14 from pakistan born in london so i have black hair and my skin in brown but you can still see the hair and i do not have any one piece of skin which is larger then my fingers that doesn’t have hair on it. And i know everyone has hair everywhere but theirs is really fine and light even people who aren’t that light skinned. i used to really cry about this and get nearly suicidal i’ve had this problem for as long as i can remember. it doesn’t help i’m fat. im a nice smart funny girl but no one cares about that! it all about what they see, and i know i shouldn’t care about what other people say but like i was sitting next to the hottest guy ever and we both reached for something and our hands was against each others and i just saw all the hair on my knuckles and creeping out from under my sleeve, and i know he saw it too. i get my face waxed in the middle of the year but it hurts so bad i’d rather just stay hairy, and i get pimples because of it too, i remember last year actually crying because i thought if i get rid of one problem i’ll just get another one. i want to do laser soooo badly but i don’t think it will work for me because im not white and also its very expensive. this really annoys me and i know other people are worse off then me like without food or water but like i still cant forget it sometimes i wish i was just a homeless starving person cos atleast i’ll be skinny and not enough food to power the hair growth. i have never had i boyfriend and im sure i never will. i’ll probably just end up marrying some old fat guy. i sometimes look at myself in the mirror and think i look nice today, but then i get closer and just see hair, i might wear something like a low cut top and look hideous in it but then some other non-hairy girl wears it and looks like a supermodel. aaahhhhhh i wish there was some magic cure i have so much hair on my body but not enough on my head. i would rather just have no hair at all like no eyebrow, eyelashes etc rather than having this much body hair.

  460. Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Girls, how much longer should I wait?

    It’s been about 20 days and I see NO results. I drink the tea 2x a day every day! This was my only hope…I can’t afford anything else… I’m like crying right now.

    resplendentwings@yahoo.com

  461. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I’m a sophomore and I’ve always had just… FUZZ. EVERYWHERE. And I’ve HATED it! Especially cause I never saw anyone who had the same problem as me, everyones always perfectly smooth! All the girls would be like oh my legs feel so good, and they can wear these short little shorts, and wear bikinis but oh… I shave, but I’m never totally smooth! Especially my upper thighs, I shave it cause it gets really really thick, but then it grows back like right away! Also, when I do shave it it’s still not smooth, and there are little black dots wherever I shave I have hair on my tummy, in between my breasts, on my nipples, on my lower back, my fingers, my toes, my butt, and my arms. I also have trouble around the bathing suit area, and I don’t know what to do because it looks bad when I shave and it always seems like my bathing suit sticks out! I hate it!! My boyfriend always tries to put his hands up the back of my shirt and the front, but I shy away because I don’t want him to feel the fuzz on my back and tummy.
    :[ I want to tell him, but I don’t know how! Any help??

  462. Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    I remember when i was 15 and wouldnt wear short sleave shirts to school. I never really knew that shaving really wouldnt help the matter but maybe for a week or so at most, so i shaved my arms, back, upper lip, and stomach not including the usual legs and armpits and bikini area. But the hair always seemed to come back. So when i was 16 i call this 1800 nohairs number and asked about hair removal. I guess i must have sounded young cause they were like “hunny i am sure that you wont have as much hair as a man. So it wont be as much.” But i do feel like i have as much hair as a man.. Getting in bathing suits are horrible for me, i went to mexico in december and i naired my butt, and back. I still shave my happy trail/ stomach to this day. But i want to feel as soft as a other women with out all this shaving or occational nairing. I dont have a bad body i am skinny and try to stay tan due to the hair i have. I am always worried about having a baby cause everyone is always looking and touching on your stomach, or getting married and my husband being disgusted with me. I have to pluck my nipple hair, and i forgot to do that when i went to the gynocologest and was so embarrased.. cause she had to do the mamagram and i just closed my eyes and pretended as though nothing was there. Now i go to walmart and buy hair lightener and use it on my back and butt. also on my arms. It makes me more comfortable. Its a lot less noticeable, at least til i get money to do lazor or something. Sorry this is so long but i think i really needed to say this to someone cause i dont tell anyone things like this. But i do feel better. Thanks and i hope everything works out for you and now i hope you know you are def. not alone..
    -Me

  463. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    i don’t have that ovary thing or hirsutism but i am really, really, hairy. i was tested, had an ultrasound, blood tests etc. i have abnormal testosterone. in one my classes in schools, we were walking about how female body builders have extra testosterone and have facial hair and body hair, and then the whole class, guys and girls, were like “ewwwww gross”. i didn’t say anything cause that descibes me and it’s not funny and they don’t understand what its like to be so hairy. i’m a furball. i’m seventeen, and whenever i hear that so and so had sex in school and read articles about how people my age are sexually active, it’s sad. i’m hairy, and that’s a powerful form of birth control, cause no one would have to have sex with me. i’ll never have a boyfriend. when i get my facial hair taken off, i take pictures of myself because my attractivness gets multiplied by like 100 and i know it won’t last forever. then when i get ugly again i can look at the pics and know that under the hair i can be like any other teenage girl. pathetic, i know. i hate myself. i hate having dark hair and light skin. i wish i was blonde.

  464. Anonymous April 20, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    well, i guess tanning salons are not the best option afterall… thanks “BJS”.

  465. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    okay i’m indian so i think genetics plays into this, but i have hair on my arms, legs, chest, face, sideburns, back and butt. my dad is a gorilla so thats probably where i get it from. i hate myself. sometimes i wonder if i will ever have a boyfriend or get married becasue i’m so hairy. i remember this one time during practice with my swim team(this was before i got hair on my chin and chest)and i must not have shaved the inside of my legs properly. i was doing breastroke and this guy who was behind me, he wasnt swimming just standing, he kept ducking his head under water when i brought my legs apart under water. i realized later that i hadn’t shaved properly.it was so embarrassing. the guy was cute too, but i wanted to smack him for staring.also i was very embarrassed of my stache becasue it gets darker when its wet. so iused to cover my mouth when i got out of the water. i didn’t realize that my arms were extremely hairy too, so they would have been really obvious. i almost want to laugh when i think about it. its was years ago and i can’t swim anymore because my apeness has increased since then. i had hair wehne i was in elementary school but i didn’t care that time. now i’m mortified. i’ll probably end up being an old hairy spinster with lots of cats 50 years from now. to add to it i’m not that attractive otherwise. i see cute guys and know they won’t look twice at me, or won’t look at all.

  466. Anonymous April 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    I’m hoping.

    After how long did you see results? It’s been over 10 days for me. I’m going to do this for over a month or two. If I still see no results; I’ll stop.

    resplendentwings@yahoo.com.

  467. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    I’m only a teen too. I’ve had hair like you describe for years, except my eyebrows are okay. I was always and am still so embarrased about it. When people look at me they look at my chin, or the hair on my upper lip. I wear long sleeves at the end of the school year when it’s hot because it’s too embarrasing to expose my arms. Last year I got a lot of hair under my jaws and around my chin, so my mom took me to several doctors to see if I have hirsutism. I don’t but I have too much testosterone. I pluck the hairs on my face, I don’t shave them. Shaving is bad, it will make the hair grow in darker and faster. Plucking is painful and I involuntarily get tears in my eyes, but its worth it.When I pluck hair on my face, though, I get acne/pimples. I use this thing on my arms, I don’t know what is is called, but it’s a cream, after you apply it, the hairs fall off. Of course they grow in later and it does look like i shaved it, which is really obvious because my skin is light and my hair is black. So I just avoid t-shirts. I don’t do anything about the hair on the other parts of my body right now, I just avoid wearing shirts that go even a mm below the bottom of my neck and I shave my legs.I’m thinkingabout plucking the hair on my chest, though. It’s annoying and even my mom can’t sympathize, becuse she isn’t hairy, but my dad is. My brother told me once to shave after seeing me up close, and I cried. It’s a touchy subject with me. Not only that but I have these horrible big sideburns. This means I can’t even wear my hair up in public. Don’t shave any hair except on your legs. It grows in fast, and darker. As far I can tell, laser hair removal is the only option that’s permanent and painless. I completely sympathize with you. And I thought I was probably the only teenage girl cursed with too much body hair, can’t wear clothes other girls do with lower necks and exposed arms. I think the only easy and cheap way is shaving and plucking/waxing. I don’t know if tea works.

  468. Anonymous April 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    it takes time. be patient and be positive. you will see results.

  469. Anonymous February 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    the best hair removal you can do is to look up in your area for electrolysis treatment in the yellow pages phone book. The treatments will take time but it is worth every penny you spend on the treatment. Good luck because I was very hairy and now I am a women with no hair at all.

  470. BJS April 19, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Tanning salons will do one thing only: Damage your skin. Yes, you’ll get tan (though a weird orange one, not natural looking). And in about 24 months you’ll see the damage to your skin. Then you’ll be spotted and have too much hair. Not the right approach.

  471. Anonymous February 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    i never though this was common
    just as some of you had said
    that you thought you were alone.
    i thought the same i hate living hairy
    aswell i have to shave every 2-3 days
    its upsetting sometimes i stop shaving
    because its too much work and at the end
    they always come back right away ugh i get
    soo frustrated honestly. my facial area
    has hair aswell i have to constantly remove
    it. and sometimes i cry about it
    alone… i also suffer from severe acne, hair and oily skin
    soo its a load sometimes for me and i have to wear
    a sweeter at all times or long sleeves… but i try
    to suck it up and just not let it dragg me down
    its relly hard. im going to try spirolactone
    hope it works and the spearmint tea what else is out there and has anyone had any good results from these 2’s?

  472. Anonymous April 19, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    hey im wondering whether the tanning salons may bleach the hair, like the “natural sun” does.. do any of you has already tried it? or know something about that?…

  473. Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one with this problem. I have hair everywhere, but I’ve come to deal with it. I thread my face and wax my lower back and stomach. I also use a epilator on my arms and I shave my legs. It’s just a pain to keep up with the waxing, but then again, beauty can be painful.

  474. Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    Why isn’t this working for me? It’s been 10 days?

    SHOULD I WAIT LONGER. How long did it take for some of you?

  475. Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    omg i thought i was the only unusually very hairy person and am kinda glad that other girls are like that but im really not happy about my hair. i have think dark hair on my arms, legs, stomach chest and my face and even on my back and butt. i shaved my legs first when i was 9 or 10 which is stupid but even then i was really embarressed about it and now my hairs on my leg are really think and when i do shave it doesnt work and theres dark spots underneath which is really annoying and gets me self concious so i have to always cover my legs up. they are really fat too which sucks :(
    i didnt want to shave my arms but my hair is very dark but i didnt i used veet hair removal cream. ive been using it for a long time now but it looks like ive shaved coz it grows back really spikey and its really annoying as i normally roll my sleeves up but then realise my arms are disgusting and like before it would be a week before the hair started showing but no it comes back the next day. i want to wax but i dont really want it to grow to a certain length for it to work coz i hate seeing the hair. im always tempted to shave my stomach as it has some pretty long hair on it which is gross but my mum did and her stomach looks disgusting so im kinda put off but i want to get rid of it. how? which is the easiest and cheapest way? i have a proper man face as i have many upper lip hair which i do get professionally done once in a while but my hair always grow back really quickly so i have to pluck it. i eyebrows are really thick and it annoys me as they grow weird and thick and fast everytime i get them done so i have to pluck them too but sometimes it just gets tiring doing it and sometimes i really cant be bothered but i want some way that the hair will grow or at least become littler and finer. i hope this tea thing works coz i dont normally drink tea but ill give it a go. is there any other really good way? other than laser coz im only a teen :L xx

  476. Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    Like many of you, I have hair on my stomach, upper lip, side burns, upper and lower back, butt cheeks, thighs, beasts, arms, and legs. So practically EVERYWHERE. I am in so much stress because of this. I am so depressed. I can’t handle shaving, waxing, and wearing winter clothes in the summer.

    If any of you have something or knows how to remove this help me. And if you tried the tea and it works, email me:
    resplendentwings@yahoo.com.

  477. Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    i know it sucks.. i’m 17 and have had dark hair since i was about 12 or 13 i’d say… this one boy used to make fun of my arms so i started shaving them, i don’t worry to much about my back/butt because most of the time i have a shirt and pants on anyway.. but i haven’t really dove into the sexual part of my life, and i’m hoping to have laser or SOMETHING done before i do. I have a stach, that’s not all that bad.. you can’t really notice it unless i let it get to bad. i do however have hair under my chin and all on that.. whatever it’s called lol. it used to just be a little bit, my sister called it out and made fun of me (so loving, i know) so i shaved it and have for about 2-3 years now and now it’s just a hassle. I still shave, but regret doing so in the first place, i would much rather have plucked the few hairs i started out with and live with those rather than what i have to deal with now. but, it’s all a part of life, i’m sure that with new technology and natural things such as the tea, i should be able to find a cure for it… i however don’t know if i’ll ever be able to fix the hair under my chin since i already started shaving it unless i do begin laster hair removal treatments, because no matter what i think it would grow back.

    (spoiler)

    if you do shave, you can’t really go back on it unless you want to start waxing (which i’m to embarrassed to ask my mom for) don’t shave for a few days.. generally the weekends or a break from which you don’t absolutely have to go outside if you don’t want to… let it grow out, then use a razor (i use 5 blade just because it makes me feel way smooth and better about myself)

    i used to hate myself, now i’ve learnt to live with it, as long as i can cover it up i should be fine… i just don’t like that there’s still a stubble some times if the razor has gotten old and over-used. i still do have insecurities, but i try to overlook them.

    if you wanna talk go ahead and email me at natural_blond.beautiful_brunette@yahoo.com

  478. Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    How long did it take you lovely girls to see the results?

    It’s been 10 days and I haven’t seen anything. Maybe I should be a bit more patient. I don’t think my hair is just going to fall off. I might have to wax it a bit to help… ???

  479. Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    I can understand how you’d feel as I personally have fairly hairy body myself. When I was a teen, I used to be very conscious and upset about it. I was so embarrassed that I was nearly depressed and had absolute social life. One time I have even burnt myself with a hair remover trying to get rid of excess hair. As I’m brown skinned, bleach didn’t really help. It made hair shinier and golden. also I came out with lotsof spots after that. Then later in my teen I started to wax my upper lips and eye brows. Believe it or not that actually helps a lot. I’d suggest you to wax rather than shave as shaving or using depilatory, they often results in stubles and coarse hairs. And over the time, with waxing, hair do become finer and lesser. Also, when you have shower don’t pat dry, rub the towel roughly all over your body like you’re trying to get rid of something that’s has stuck. Also, make sure that you moisturise your skin well as if it’s dry it looks awful. Palmers cocoa butter is very good and it costs less. Over the time hair on body do disappear or atleast get fine. Also don’t forget that as you’re in puberty, weird things happen with your body. I’ve also read somewhere that 2 cups of spearmint tea a day helps. I may not have been much of help but you really have to be patient with yourself. In the mean time, when in he beach, try wearing one piece rather than bikini and wear quarter sleeved or full sleeved tops or like mentioned before just wax, it lasts longer too. Hope that helps.

  480. Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    hi, im wondering whether drinking peppermint tea will work for hirtuism

  481. Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Hey im 14 and im from California, and here the weather is pretty hot most of the time and well as the people from the other comments, i have hairy arms, legs, face, back and butt which i really hate and specially cuz i usually wear short-sleeves shirts, shorts or clothes like that but since my body is really hairy i get really self-conscious and people is usually teasing me about it, I wanna bleach my upper lip and arms but I dont know if it’ll work since im tanned so what can i do about it??? PLEASE HELP!!!

  482. Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    The experiment used spearmint so just drink spearmint. They’re not the same thing!

  483. Anonymous January 28, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Thankyou so much i thought i was the only one
    my family is from the middle east so i dopnt think im hairy becas of hormonol problems
    im 12 and i have loads of hair on my upper lip, legs, arms, butt and back
    but im mostly concious about the hair on my upper lip
    Iv told my mum about waxing or shaving it but she says it will only get worse
    as i get older my upper lip hair is growing more
    And i cant bleach because i am tanned
    Is there anything i can buy (in ireland) that will stop the growth of my upper lip and possibly thin it?

  484. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    i know what you guys mean !
    im only 16 & am VERY embarassed to wear dresses or swimsuits
    because i can only think that people are going to look at my hairy body !

    thanks for the tip ; i’ll make sure to try it ! :]

  485. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    ok I recently turned 16, im from pakistan and I have a very very hairy situation lol. im a bit chubby but im workin on it and im seeing some results so im hopefully loosin some weight, so im guessin this weight isn’t something to do with my hairy issue. when I was in 3rd grade, I did a veryy veryy stupid thing. I shaved my legs. yess very stupid, but I shaved them. and I’ve been shavin since. now I have the hairiest legss everrrr!! and I wanna get rid of them with somethin cheap cuz im only 16, don’t have a job and survive from my weekly allowance lol. like everytime I shave, no matter after how long, I have these very very dark spots on my legs, which I believe is what’s called ingrown hair? anyways I’ve heard some ppl say loofah loofah loofahhhh well NO. it does notttt! work. and some ppl say to tweeze it? like omg there’s like a gazillion hair its gonna take u more then a year to pluck em all out! and yes I have the usual hairy arms, stomache, butt, back and all, but im not really worried about that, im more worried about my legs. can someone plz plz plz plz plzzzzz give me some advicee plzzzzzz. can u believe I have never shown my legs in public ever since I was a baby!? how sadd I feel so bad for myself. plz someone give me an afordable solution, so I can FINALLY show my legs after like a gazillion years!! plzzz. thanxx love u all, and I hope all u guys best of luckk with ur lil hairy situation :)
    email me if u want: pakigirlnamedashley@yahoo.com

  486. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    lol. do your research first before trying it out.

  487. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    i feel so much better knowing im not the only one with this! i think i got it around 14-15 but it has gotten a little worse over time and some hair has increased while other parts have stayed the same.

    i have hair on my face, tummy, nipples, and chest. i usually pluck the hairs around my nipples and i used to shave my chest but then i stopped and the hair was not light but not black and i just kept it like that for a while but it got really long and i couldnt take it anymore so i shaved it again but i am scared that it will grow back darker black? i didnt even really notice the hair on my chest until i started shaving it for some reason and now its different. i also have a few hairs around my belly button and a little happy trail. my face isnt that bad and its not that hairy but i bleach the hairs anyways! i think we all just need to remember that WE ARE BEAUTIFUL and we ARENT THE ONLY ONES. i have been with my boyfriend for a year and i havent told him but i think if it gets to the point that i cant hide it anymore i will! i know what is genetic because my mom has facial hair and i can tell she shaves because i can see the darkness from shaving and i think i caught her shaving! my mother and i are beautiful and just because us girls have more hair than others doesnt make us bad people or ugly!

  488. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    hum thank you! yeah you’ve said “pig’s fat” but i didnt associate, sorry my mistake. well, doesnt hurt to try ;)

  489. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    i feel so much better knowing im not the only one with this! i think i got it around 14-15 but it has gotten a little worse over time and some hair has increased while other parts have stayed the same.

    i have hair on my face, tummy, nipples, and chest. i usually pluck the hairs around my nipples and i used to shave my chest but then i stopped and the hair was not light but not black and i just kept it like that for a while but it got really long and i couldnt take it anymore so i shaved it again but i am scared that it will grow back darker black? i didnt even really notice the hair on my chest until i started shaving it for some reason and now its different. i also have a few hairs around my belly button and a little happy trail. my face isnt that bad and its not that hairy but i bleach the hairs anyways! i think we all just need to remember that WE ARE BEAUTIFUL and we ARENT THE ONLY ONES. i have been with my boyfriend for a year and i havent told him but i think if it gets to the point that i cant hide it anymore i will! i know what is genetic because my mom has facial hair and i can tell she shaves because i can see the darkness from shaving and i think i caught her shaving! my mother and i are beautiful and just because us girls have more hair than others doesnt make us bad people or ugly!

  490. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    it’s pigs fat, can be found in at the grocer’s, meat section.
    been said that women would rub that on their bodies to get rid of the hair, don’t know how far that is true…….

  491. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m a male and i wish to find one hairy like the girls that wrote here and make her and me happy but i can’t find!
    I live in Israel and here there are a lot of potencial of hairy girls but most are shaved. My last girlfriend did a laser
    What can i do about it?:(
    write to me

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  492. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    hair is on the face. umm… umm…. hair is thinner i think but those nasty chin hairs are the ones to get rid off. i have to really check again but so far it was on my legs and arms that i noticed the difference. i didn’t wax or shave coz of winter:) so i noticed patches of missing hair. like bald spots:)
    been drinking the tea for 3 months now, not all the time. well they say drink it at the start of your period and 15 days after so thats what i am doing.

  493. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Well im 18 and i have hairy arms and legs aswell and u could see them because im white skinned and the hairs are black. I always wear sweaters or long sleeve shirts and jeans. i sumtimes see pretty open close tht i like and i would want to wear but i cant. :( i have a bf. And im embarassed and scared to tell him about my hairy arms and legs. I dnt know how he would react. He always tells me to take off my sweater but i tell him no. And he tells me “dnt u trust me” and i tell him i do bcuz i do but im scared tht when i will tell him if i do or show him he’ll reject me and leave me for how i look like :( i really hate my body. Fml. I sumtimes wish i could die. Wat should i do?

  494. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    PIG’S FAT:)

    went on the soulcysters website and someone said that lard helps to reduce hair!

    what’s a “lard”? i couldnt find it while searching online..:/ i’ll try everything that can help this ^^

  495. Anonymous January 17, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    It’s hard for everybody to find something about themselves while looking in the mirror that they like. You may not be hidious in the eyes of another.

    If your overweight fix it by simply eating a healthy low fat diet. Maybe try a macrobiotic diet. Loosing weight will help control your hirsutism and acne.

    For your hair just wax I garuntee you’ll feel so much better about your self after.

    And your acne try clean and clear advantage or clearisil ultra. They are amazing and cheap.

    We only live once so you should try to make yourself happy with the way you look.

    You can email me if you’d like at ellefranco3@gmail.com

  496. Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 12:40 am #

    well i am seeing results. takes time though.
    women on the pill, this is an added benefit to you as it will drop the testosterone level immensely.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    Is is on your face? How is the hair? is it reduced? And how lang did you drink the tea?
    & when did you start to drink it (on your first period?)

  497. Anonymous January 17, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    So many with the same problem, suport eachother and live through this curse.
    Some good advice, have a 10 minute warm shower then just shave your area after you dry up with no shaving cream.
    You might have to do this everyday but at least its presentable.
    I go through this pain as well and i hate the fact i have to accept im the hairier type.
    Im slowly beginning to acept it and just go out with those black ingrowns on me, people look but dont comment.
    If you do get a comment try your best to over look such a shallow person and just accept your not perfect.
    But theirs a guy/girl for everyone on this forum, hairy or not they will accept you. But their rare and only come once maybe, so marry them! lol.
    My heart goes out to all of you :(

  498. Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    went on the soulcysters website and someone said that lard helps to reduce hair!

  499. Anonymous January 17, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    hun i can never ever find anything about myselef thats i can say wow about it!everything about me is well..hidious!
    i’m overweight-hairy tush,abdomen,lips!bad teeth and lots of pimples!!so all i have to live with that people are prettier than me!!:'(

  500. Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    well i am seeing results. takes time though.
    women on the pill, this is an added benefit to you as it will drop the testosterone level immensely.

  501. Anonymous January 17, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    u know im beginning to think that every women/girl has hair in these unusual places.The next girl is just as hairy as you,but u dont think it nor c it because well shes probably shaving or something lol.But ugh I have hair alot of places but i hateeeee the fact that i have hair on my chest and back.Especially the back! I refuse to wear anything with my back out.I’ve had it pointed out to me a few times about the hair on my back..talk about embarrasing.I’ve thought about shaving it but no,no Im good lol.

  502. Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    http://www.indiaparenting.com/beauty/article.cgi?art_id=123 hope it helps

  503. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Wow, reading this makes me feel better. I’m middle eastern and very hairy!! It’s so unfair though because some middle eastern women have no hair at all, naturally.. It’s just very frustrating because I literally have hair everywhere. On my face, upper lip, arms, legs, stomach, back, butt. You name it, I’ve got it. The only positive thing to being hairy is that my eyebrows are full and my eyelashes are nice and dark, so I never need to wear mascara unless I’m attending a party and want them to look extra nice. Anyway, I know a lot of people are going through it too but it still bothers me because I see women on tv who have NO HAIR anywhere. I try to convince myself that they don’t have it because they’ve waxed it, or since they’re rich they went for laser hair removal, but it still bothers me bc I’m afraid that in the future my husband will expect me to be gorgeously hair free like the women on tv, and it’ll only disappoint him. I know if he loves me he won’t care but still, it might bother him deep down. Idk. If anyone wants to vent out or share a story, email me at knowledgeseeker22@yahoo.com

  504. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    Well, the hair hasn’t and I’m sure it won’t just fall off for me. So, I just shaved a small portion of my legs to see what happens.

    I would appreciate it if other women who have seen results could answer this for us? :)

    Thanks!

  505. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Actually , not everyone who is unusually hairy has pcos or even abnormal hormonal test results, I do recommend if you are very hairy to be tested though to rule it out.in me and my sisters case we are within normal range, so just bad luck I suppose :(

  506. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    im not really sure abt that. i started drinking the tea today and im kinda hairy right now.im gonna experience if they fall for themselves this time. if they dont, the next time ill wax and then see if i notice some difference

  507. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    Well thought I’d give my 2 cents as it may help someone :) what a relief to read others experience the same as me.My dads a sasquatch-furr everywhere, and so I have a less coarse version since I was 8 or so.I always felt isolated having hairy arms and legs and moustache.At 14 it was out of control,and grew on my chest and sideburns and all my back and bottom.I finally discovered bleach for my sideburns and stache,but kept my body hidden.My heart goes out to the gal who’s fella said he felt carpetburn when he kissed her,as I started having to shave at 25 in order to get lazer hair removal and continued after along with plucking-which takes almost an hour a day to do,and stubble is a constant fear!Lazer was so costly and I needed more sessions so only had a few without the results I wanted All my life I’ve been humiliated by this,dressing for gym in jr high and hs was a daily fear and once when I was 20 I wore a dress and shaved my chest and we were in a group outdoors and my friends little brother said “do u shave your chest?!?” In front of everyone and I was humiliated and covered up for a years after that,I can so vividly recall public humiliations of my hairiness,I guess many of you can relate .So now I’m in my early thirties, I have tried the no!no! And it worked very well on back and chest and butt hair (not face) but its a temporary thing like waxing but worked for me for 2-3 weeks at a time and worked well.Also a good tip is that I’m pale as heck with black hair so I would tan after using no!no! (Self tanner works too) and doing both I could actually wear minimal clothes confidentally! But still I’m afraid to have my face looked at in daylight.and to be graphic if it helps anyone (I know several expressed fear to be intimate with this issue), because I was so ashamed of my bodyhair I waited till my twenties to be intimate, and I would shave my chest,tum,butt and of course legs and arms.I would not allow my back to be touched as well as turn out the light-it was stressful believe me. The no!no! really helped make me relax in this aspect as its almost impossible to enjoy yourself when your obsessed that you will be touched and feel stubbly! So the no!no! Was $ 250 and I won’t recommend it now because I bought it 2 years ago at sephora and now they don’t carry it or the blades and it is an ongoing cost (it did though permanently reduce the amount slightly but def made all hair finer). So my status now is I was given the Tria from nordstroms recently as a gift which I have been dying for since I first saw it in a magazine as it has the same lazer diode as the ones in the office.You can look it up online as well as reviews and judge for yourself.Yes its expensive (595?)( As well as you must be light skinned as to not burn your skin) but you can save if you’d like besides at nordstroms I believe qvc carries it and offers a payment plan.My experience is the hair is diminishing,yes I use it on my face(wasn’t not gonna try when that such a problem area!) And hair grows in phases so I use it 2 a month.I’ve used it on chin (my biggest problem facial area-i always was picking hair out w tweezers and scarring),jaw and cheek and moustache and I can see some hair has not come back.I’ve used it on neck and belly and sides of belly and back with similar results and the hair that has come back is finer.I guess the hair on my neck and chest is more resistant so far,but you’re supposed to use this for 8 months so I’m not there yet so I’m optimistic.Also I’ve used it on bikini line,toes,feet,hands,arms and legs, will work on butt soon.Its so relieving to be able to do this at home in privacy whenever you like,and keep your dignity-ive actually apologized to drs before they. See me undressed I’m so embarassed of body hair and felt inferior and unfemenine -so very sad :( I completely understand if this is out of price range for most people but boy do I wish I found this as a teen and bypass so much pain! The Tria is not approved for facial use in the US so its a personal decision but in my experience a great one.Also nordstroms has a great return policy so that gave me confidence.Let me tell you I am so positive and hopeful and trying not to hide anymore, and hopefully by summer I can wear tanks and tops I have always been petrified to wear! I wish you all good luck and positivity as this is such a burden to so many and I think this kind of site is such a blessing, it would have saved me tears and anguish when I was younger to know I’m not alone.god bless!

  508. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    So, I’m currently drinking the tea and I’m really hairy right now. Should I shave? Or should I wax and pull out those hairs?

    I’m not sure how some of you are seeing the results?

    (sorry if this is an idiotic question).

  509. Anonymous January 14, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    Seriously you can’t be complaining about this, when you have the power to get rid of it!! its called wax, sugaring, tweezing, and laser. shaving is a major no no!!!!!

    Wax your face trust me Ive done it makes skin look and feel amazing!!!!!!!!

  510. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    the tea should start being taken in the begining of the ‘follicular fase’, wich corresponds to the first day of the period and the following 15 days… thats what i’ve read online in another website

  511. Anonymous January 13, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    I’m Japanese as well as Okinawan and I too have a problem with being hairy. I could be hair from my father as well as my Okinawan side but it’s frustrating. It’s almost like every inch of my body is covered in hair. My breasts. My stomach. My butt. My back. My shoulders. My face. My legs. My hands.. I’m sure that if I let my hair grow out instead of waxing or shaving it that I would be damn more hairier than my own brother and that takes a whack to my self-esteem. I’ve also had it pointed out to me, with my long sideburns(Which is why I rarely to none have my hair up unless I’m at home) I hardly go to the beach and it depresses me because where I live, it’s warm and I want to wear tank tops but with all the peer pressure, I’d probably be made fun of. I also forgot to mention when a friend was teasing me about my facial hair.. it’s really a blow to my self-esteem. To make it worse, I have trich, which means I pull at my eyebrows and make that look all funky. :(

    The good thing about me, I’m social and can get along with a lot of people.

  512. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 1:03 am #

    I’ve read on another forum (soulcysters.net) that you should only drink it for the 5 days before you ovulate since that’s when our estrogen hormone is in abundance.

    So you don’t have to drink it on the first day of your period?

  513. Anonymous January 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    It’s kind of funny, looking back, how I knew it was the end of the world because of my facial hair. Now, I don’t care one bit about the facial hair, it is the thickened waistline and belly flab that occupy my worry time. You are all beautiful and no one else notices the hair except you.

  514. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    Thnx for the reply!

    I’m now waiting for my period.
    I think you have to drink this for 4/5 months to see seenable result, because it’s the same with the diane 35, you see the hair on the face getting thinner, but it takes 4/5 months.
    I have used the diane 35, en before using it I had hair on my chin, and after using the pil the hair get a bit thinner.
    I think spearmint wil give the same result, because the testosteron wil decline.

    & U have to use fresh SPEARMINT leaves to see any result, so not PEPPERMINT!

    + the researcher used 5 gr spearmint, i’am wondering how much leaves is that? :S

  515. Anonymous January 12, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    I’m 17 and I’m going to a college on the beach soon, so like my main goal is to get rid of the hair because it has stressed me out for to long, lowered my self cofidence and made me never flirt back with any boys. So I’m pretty sure I don’t have hirsutism, I’m middle eastern so I’ve always been hairy but the older I get the more I notice it, also I probably don’t eat enough which makes it darker. I have leg, arm, under arm, back (got much worse after shaving it back in middle school same with my tummy) also face
    and a little bit of chest hair but not bad just enough to annoy the hell out of me. I recently started to use this stuff by GiGi called keep it bare, you apply it twice a day after waxing and depending on where it’s is you are applying you can see results in as little time as a 1-2weeks. You just keep applying it twice a day til you noticed hair has stopped growing back ( you may have to do another wax in between, I think I did). Now you only have to apply it a couple times per week, but once you stop using it for a period of time hair will start to grow back. It’s only $7 (face kind, but also available in a bigger bottle for body) I got it from Sally beauty, it doesn’t dry you face out, and it makes it smooth. Also another product that works though nasty is TALA ( ant egg oil) women in the middle east have been using this for a very long time and unlike keep it bare it perminately stops hair growth. Use it every night after waxing for 6-8months. I bought it to try but couldn’t wait 6 months. But it’s work a try. If you are afraid to wax because of the pain get NO SCREAM it’s numbing gel and it worked wonders for me I can pretty much wax anywhere now thanks to it. Razor burn, ingrown hair, and bumps is also a problem caused by waxing and shaving but if you use Tend skin it cures you of that. I really wouldn’t shave either, the hairy you are the more you should wax instead of shaving. I shaved my arms cause I was in a rush and didn’t have time to wax HUGE mistake!!!! My mom has been waxing for like 15-20 years and her hair is like gone. If any body ever wants to talk about this over hairy thing we have my email is ellefranco3@gmail.com I know how hard it is to talk to people about this and how hard it is to cover up. I spend so much money on make up trying to cover it up with foundation cause I have made sone parts on my face my face bad with digging while plucking. Stay strong and be happy with your body and it is your choice to live with the hair or with out the hair.

    Ellefranco3@gmail.com

  516. Anonymous April 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    So, I’m currently drinking the tea and I’m really hairy right now. Should I shave? Or should I wax and pull out those hairs?

    I’m not sure how some of you are seeing the results?

    (sorry if this is an idiotic question).

  517. Anonymous January 12, 2010 at 1:37 am #

    Gigi keep it bare, apply it twice a day after waxing for a couple weeks ( depending on the area you can get results in as little as 1-2 weeks) if hair is starting to grow back (thinner & slower you should notice) just wax it off once you notice it’s not growing back you only have to use the product a couple times per week. But once you stop using it for a while hair starts to grow back. It’s pretty cheap $7 (for the face one) at Sally beauty, it’s not drying and it makes skin really smooth but it kinda stinks when your putting it on. Also there is this stuff called Tala (ant egg oil, not as gross as it sounds) it’s from the Midfle East and I guess it’s been around forever, and after using it 5 nights in a row after waxing for 6-7 months it perminately stops hair from growing back. If you are worried about the pain of waxing use NO SCREAM it worked wonders for me I was never able to wax my legs bikini or underarms because of pain but now I can!! And let me tell you it’s sooooooooo nice not to have to worry about hair for a while. And for razorburn, ingrown hairs or bumps caused by waxing or shaving try Tend Skin it’s great!!!!! My only problem now is my side burns, it’s like the one part of my face I just can not for the life of me get under control, and I just keep plucking praying it will just go away but then I accidently dig into my skin leaving red marks, that rake alot of foundation to cover up. But all I can recomend is trying those product and waxing not shaving (hair grows back faster and is prickly) being overly hairy is stressful enough but having to worry about shaving almost everyday (if your like me) is a pain in the tushy, and the longer you wax the less hair grows back, slower and thinner. My mom has been waxing for like 12-20 years and she bairly has any hair. Also are any of you middle eastern???? I am and I do feel like we tend to be hairier. I’m so glad I’ve found other people like me though I don’t think I have hirsu something hormonal imbalance, I do know I am extremely hairy, and do self consious because of it. Email me to talk about this please I don’t know about you guys but I can’t really talk to my friends about this. Ellefranco3@gmail.com

  518. Anonymous April 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Right when you get your period, start drinking the tea. And continue to drink the tea daily for 15 days after your period as well.

    *I would appreciate it if more women would share their results with us. ;)

  519. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Hi, I have hair on my breasts, back, stomach, legs , arms , face.. lol
    I am a very attractive woman but I feel insecure all the time. I have had many boyfriends and thankfully none have complained(none broke up with me; I did). I am dating one right now as well and he is very happy being with me. I guess a good heart is all that matters :)

    I use bleach for my face and shave the rest of my body. It sucks cause the hair that grows back is so thick. I am planning to wax my body because it slows the hair growth.

  520. Anonymous April 11, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    the tea should be taken from the start of your period and 15 days after the cycle.

    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    Hi
    i’m sorry for not understanding this, but do you mean, after or last day of our period, we have to drink it for 15 days?
    Or is there a stop, of a few days after our period, and then drink it 15 days?

    pls can anyone reply this

  521. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    It sounds like you have a hormone imbalance more than anything, have you tried talking to your doctor? A really simple solution is to go on the pill long term. It takes a few months but the hair does reduce is some cases with this course of action.

  522. Anonymous April 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    drink it in the morning and towards lunch.
    you don’t want to drink the tea at night! trust me!

  523. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    i’ve also been suffering from the same hairy problem, and it was only when someone at college pointed it out that i thought i was different. I was happy in my own skin, but now i think something is a bit unatural about all this excess hair on a 17 yr old girl….
    sooo, i told my Mum, because i thought if i cant tell her, than who can i tell. Ok, i was embarrassed, but it’s a problem that needs sorting. We did some research and found out that itz probly a hormonal imbalance or hirsutism.
    I went to the doctors and had some blood tests done that will determine if ive gt extra andogens or summat. The hair is a symptom of an internal problem (which probley isn’t severe). Thre doc sed that we can discuss treatment after weve pin pointed the exact problem.
    So, i just wanted to say that the hair may be a symptom of a medical problem, and if u get it looked at there is treatment, and u dont have 2 just live with it, unless you feel comfortable with it. Personally, the hair isn’t detrimental, and i am happy, as i put things into perspective, but i would prefer it if it wasgone, so fingers crossed with the treatment.
    it’s comforting to know that i’m not some sort of mutant creature! lol! tc

  524. Anonymous April 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    I just got my spearmint tea today. I know we should drink 2 cups per day. But, WHEN do you guys drink them throughout the day or does it not matter? I’m thinking I should drink 1 cup in the afternoon and 1 cup in the evening or at night…?

    I’m praying to God this works for me. I hate looking at my legs, stomach, and back … so hairy and manly.

  525. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    wow i finally found another asian who is going through the same problem!
    I hate it so much cuz i look around and see that i am more hairier than asian boys! how embarassing but its reassuring that i am not alone. Hopefully i can fight through this insecurity and accept myself for who i am.

  526. Anonymous April 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    i know this point has already been made my many of you other ladies, but i just had to say how comforting it was for me to stumble across all of these comments & to know that i’m not the only one with (what i consider to be) this very upsetting problem.

    i’ve just begun this (i’m less than a week in) and have already seen a small difference. like many of you i have the thick dark hair everywhere and i’ve sadly let it get me down. i hope this continues to work (and i hope it works for all of you too!).

  527. Anonymous January 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Omg! I’m a sophomore in highschool and I have the same problem as all of you guys..I knew I wasn’t the only one buut i didn’t think that there was this many girls going through this problem, I’m sooooo self conscience about it. I still wear bikinis buut i cover my stomach and try not to let people see me too much. I have hair on my arms stomach and back and it’s so embarrassing. I hate it..cause I’m always soo paranoid about it. And it sucks :(

  528. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    In the trials the herbal tea was made by pouring a cup (250ml) of boiling water over 1 heaped teaspoon (5g) of dried leaves, and leaving it for 5 to 10 mins.

    they say there they tried with dried leaves, i dont know if i can do the tea with them fresh..

  529. Anonymous January 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I am 16 years old and i started noticing hair on my breasts when i was only 14. i had electrolosis done and it was very painful!! and it never stopped growing. i then went to laser for it and that was very expensive! and i am now at a new laser place for my breasts and stomach. I just want this to stop!! My leg hair grows very fast and i have hairy arms. but a cheap way to bleach your arm hair it to put hydrogen peroxide 3% on it. i have hair on my butt, and back as well. it is embarrissing but i hope i can find some man to love me even though i am hairy. i think it is a hormonal inbalance. does anyone know if there are medications to reduce testosterone in women? thanks

  530. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    Actually, aren’t we supposed to use fresh leaves?

    I ordered them from here:

    http://www.adagio.com/herbal/spearmint.html?nav=story&SID=697f12046390a1ec9e10bce13cc378ea

    I should get my within 2 days. This is a reliable site as I’ve been told…

    Good luck!

  531. Anonymous January 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    you said everything i feel. i am sorry for us, but at least we have out health, and we can try these things like spearmint tea, exercise more, etc. and i heard birth control might also help regulate the hormones. we might not be silky smooth, but we are beautiful and good people. i just wanted to tell you i feel exactly as you do everytime i touch my face i want to cry. sometimes i do.

  532. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    I read that you SHOULD NOT as it could reduce your milk supply and something else. Search online for more details.

    It would be best to wait after you’ve given birth and you’re done breastfeeding. :/

  533. mariecurie9 January 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    If you want, contact me ASAP.

  534. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    as i cant find any spearmint tea in my zone (or country –‘) or even in sites that can sell it here, im gonna try buying spearmint fresh leaves (they sell them in the “cooking” areas in supermarkets) and do the tea with them.. does anyone knows if that also works? some sites say it’s the same thing but i dont really know .. good luck !!

  535. Anonymous January 9, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Ever since i was little i had so much hair and i would always cry about it and i thought i was the only one..i have hair on my back but arms and stomach and i hate it! i wanna find a way to get rid of it!

  536. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    hi.. i cnt beleve how many women have the same problem as me!! i thought i was the only one!

    ive got hair EVRYWHERE i had laser treatment on my face even then they manage to grow back!! im from an asian background and have dark hair on arms, legs, chest, back basically evrywhere!!! tried evrything still wont go away! and it makes me feel so depressed and paranoid!..

    can i take this spearmint tea in pregnancy???

  537. Anonymous January 8, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    hi I’m 16 years old and have this exact issue. I have hair absolutely everywhere and I’ve tried all the creams, shaving, epilator (hate!) etc. What makes it worse is that I’m asian! Yes, that’s right! a hairy asian! I read somewhere that asians are not necessarily hairy. But not me! My entire family going back to my ancestors only have the every now and then stray hairs.

    I believe i have hormonal imbalance. I’m sooooo insecure. I feel so abnormal. It’s getting better though. I know one person who has it and now i know many.
    Thank you.

    p.s. thanks for this anonymous comment box.

  538. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 4:55 am #

    im wondering if when we stop drinking it the hair will go back to his “normal” growing period…

  539. Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    You are lucky that you find someone who love you as you are
    I want to find someone hairy as you are:)
    Girls who want to talk to me please write to:

    arielove@bezeqint.net

    This is also my msn

  540. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    did you girls really only drink it for five days? i think i’ll be drinking it for a month bcause 5 days dont seem enough..

  541. Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    You are lucky that you found someone that loves you as you are
    I hope to find someone hairy like you:)
    Any girl that wants to chat with me this is my mail and msn:

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  542. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I”m assuming you shaved or waxed, right? They didn’t just fall out. ;D

    I am really hoping and praying this works for me b/c I also have hairy legs and THIGHS. I also have hair on my stomach. I’m getting the tea in three days from adiago.

  543. Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Wow this is great! I thought I was the only one going thru this! Ok I’m Mexican and I think that has something to do wit it! But yea I hav hair all over ! Butt legs toes fingers hands arms back stomach boobs face! And I pluck it except my butt legs armas back n stomach lol! My butt I wanna shave it but I don’t won’t the hair gettin thicker. My legs I shave everyday. My arms I used to shave but stoped because I don’t want the hair gettin thicker so now I jus trim them wit sicsors(I forget how to speel I swearlol) and my back too. I trim it. It’s hard tho!! And my stomach I shave it but I’m still freacked out bout the hairs gettin thicker! But I figured it was kinda normal! I’ve been wit my boy friend for 9 months now and I bearly told him bout my problem and i had a big problem wit tellin him because unlike most guys he’s not hairy!! He don’t grow hair on his chest stomach ass nothing!! So I don’t wanna be harier than my bf! But I told him and the first thing he said to me playin around was aww my cute hairy monkey!! Lol like tellin me don’t worry! Because after he did! He said I live u no matter wat mamas!:)) yea so like the other day he was lookin at my back n he was like u do go hair everywhere! But then he was like want me to help u trim it?? And yea he did! It may sound a lil wierd but that’s how comfortable I am wit him u kno? I mean cuz we tell eachother alot of shit cuz sooner or later he’s gonna find out rite? So now when ever we get “intimate” I don’t care no more about having the lights off! Lol trust me girls THE GUY WILL NOT CARE IF UR HAIRY! I promise. I mean unless .. Yea I don’t know. But if he rele loves u he will love u and ur hairyness and every flaw u think u have!

  544. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Thank you so much for replying. I hope it does also! I’ll post my results in about 3 weeks or we’ll see…

  545. Anonymous January 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi I’m 17 a junior and have the same problem, I’m an attractive young girl but one problem I’m a bit furry! I’ve had hair all my life back, stomach, and butt. I’m light skinned but my hair is not dark or thick , I’m sorry for those that have alot. All I can tell you if people laugh at you it’s because that have it to. Girls are naturally hairy!! Some mor than others but trust me we all have hair!! Who cares be happy with what you have all that matters is that you have your health!! Hair is just a little detour we all have. If your waiting to be intimate with someone don’t open freely and tell them and if they love you they’ll accept you and your furiness! So quit messing with your hair! Head up, confidence high and go get that cute bikini, dress, skirt, etc and go!! Have fun!! Because at the end of the day you have high esteem and whoever laughs probably has a bigger flaw!!
    Don’t damage your skin with all the treatments it will only burn you skin and turn dark(friend did laser baaad idea)

  546. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Sadly, I shave and by the next day (usually within a few hours only) the hair is back! I haven’t shaved in a while and right now the hairs on legs are almost getting to be 2cm in length. (Ew!, I know). And there is hair growing on my lower back and butt.

    I WANT IT GONE.

    I’ve read that only about 5% of women deal with this. I’m always left asking…Why did I have to be in this 5%? None of the other women in my family have this.

    I so hope the tea works.

    Guys, don’t forget to answer my questions:
    Should I drink it with sugar or honey? What tastes better and does it even matter?
    Thanks!

  547. Anonymous January 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    reading all of these, i feel a whole lot better becasue there are people how know what it feels like to be in my position. I have hairy arms but not crazy hairy, i still wax them though lol. and i have light hair under my chin, not long but it still bothers me. i have all these things you ppl are talking about and its like ok wow im not alone! xD
    i have it like on my tummy and backside too and i just thoguth it was gross and wrong of me. but yeah im going to try this too and well i dont feel like a freak no more. haha hopefully that lazer stuff goes down its rediculous lol

  548. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    I’m really glad I came across this website, I’ve been having a really hard time dealing with my hair growth lately!
    Do any of you guys have hair that grows in really fast on your arms or legs? I feel like mines growing in faster and thicker to a point where I don’t even want anyone to see. I went to the doc and my hormone levels are fine but she put me on Yaz but I feel like I’m going to be covered in hair!

  549. Anonymous January 6, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    heey, im 13 and i have this same problem. i have fine/thick black on my back hair, butt, chest, breasts, arms, hands, feet, stomach, [some on my] face and the usual on the armpits and legs. i also have a monobrow and exremely thick eyebrows (which really doesnt help, but i tweeze this). i recently asked mum if this was normal, and she said yes, but when we get changed for PE at scool, i notice that i am the only one with this problem. i stopped wearing revealing clothes and panic everytime we have to go in the pool. ive never worn a bikini, and mum is the only person that know about my ‘werewolfness’ as i call it.
    i regurally find more hairs, and i always feel self conscience. when i have a shower, i sometimes try to shave them off, but it never works. something that im worried about is that when i ever get a boyfriend, no one will want me once they find out about my hairiness. my friends would tease me and it would spread over the whole of the town.
    when im washing myself, the hair is very soft and fawny, and it would help if it was blonde. but its black.
    at first i though i was the only one in the world with this, and i havent ever met anyone with this. then i thought that something was wrong with me, and i would always feel depressed when i looked at my friends when they wore bikinis, or other randoms.
    im just really worried that ill be rejected when im older.
    and im so happy that im not the only one with this (:

  550. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Should I drink it with sugar or honey?

    And how exactly do I make it?
    Just put a spoon of leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes?

    is that it?

  551. Anonymous January 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Thank God it’s not just me. I’ve always been discouraged about my hair. When I was little I always shaved it but as I got older I always worried about it getting worse with shaving (though I read a few posts saying that that’s not true). I have it on my lower back, butt, stomach, arms, under my chin,upper lip and sideburns (and of course the usual arms and legs). Unfortunately it’s all very dark so it stands out. I hate it when my mom and other family members tease me about it but there’s really nothing I can do. When my mom drags me to the salon to get my face waxed the ladies always comment about how hairy I am which makes me feel even worse.

  552. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    yeah

  553. Anonymous January 1, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Your hairyness is a gift, you should exhibit proudly!
    I love you hairy and lots of men too if only they are brave enough to admitt it, the problem is that most men will not confess so as not to be judged as freaks, or gay or something worse.
    Believe me, learn to love your hairiness and shre it with all of us.
    I would love to get to know you. fcs42@yahoo.com

  554. Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    i see some evidence of improvement like the other ladies also. i see the hair falling off my legs and arms. taking time but its working. to tell you the truth since it has been winter i haven’t shaved but i think you should continue to wax and exfoliate. hope it works for you.

  555. Anonymous December 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    And i enjoyed from your writing and also i’m happy that you feel good about yourself

  556. Anonymous December 31, 2009 at 1:03 am #

    After reading a LOT of these comments, I felt I had to post one myself.

    I am sixteen years old and I have the same problem and I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I’m Mexican and I have this idea in my head that it kind of has something to do with it. Most of my family knows that I’m hairier then average but they don’t know to what extent just because I’m always aware of it and hide it as much as I can. I have hair EVERYWHERE that, yeah, sometimes I get a little upset. I have it on my cheeks, upper lip, a little on my forehead, back, chest, breasts, stomach, and the typical leg and armpit hair. I also have a lot of arm hair but it’s not that hairy that I freak out about it, though. What I do to hide it is I bleach my facial hair when I need to and it works the best. For my back and chest and all that, I shave when I wear clothes that might reveal my hairiness. Lol. And that whole “shaving makes it longer and thicker” is crap. It’s exactly the same. Sometimes we get so self conscience (sp?) that we might THINK it’s worse then before but that’s probably because you’re stressing that it will happen and stress makes it worse. But in order not to look stubbley, it’s best if you shave the morning of when you’re gonna wear anything that might show that you’re hairy in the shower. And once you hop out, put on some lotion. And there you go.

    Bust because you have mega hairy legs does not mean you can’t wear skirts and all that good stuff. Shave/wax your legs. It’s what everyone in the human world does. Even those so called perfect people in the magazines. And if you wanna get close to a guy (or girl) but scared that they’ll reject you because of this, just shave/wax everything you’re uncomfortable with whenever you think something might go down between you guys. Hirsutism does suck really hard, but it’s not something to be depressed about. We all know it’s a hassle. We have this cruddy condition that none of us asked for but we shouldn’t let it rule our lives because believe it or not, we have control over it someway. It’s not that hard to hide. Most of my friends have seen my back or stomach (My biggest problem areas) one way or another and they don’t know I’m a hairy beast. Except for the ones who have seen me on an off day but they still think I’m hot. Lololol. It’s more of a matter of will you take the time to just look in the mirror, and decide what you’re gonna do about it. Because sitting here posting comments won’t make it go away. Though I will say this!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO POSTED A COMMENT SHARING YOUR PERSONAL STORIES AND ALL OF THAT GOOD STUFF. IT MADE ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER ABOUT MYSELF. BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW HIGH OF A SELF ESTEEM YOU HAVE, SOMETIMES YOU FORGET HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU REALLY ARE. I REALLY ENJOYED READING THROUGH THEM AND I CAN HONESTLY RELATE. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW I’M NOT ALONE. HAIRY WOMEN UNITED!!!! LOLOLOL!!

    But now I’m just rambling so yeah. Thanks for reading.

    IF YOU SKIPPED THIS…. READ IT!!! I SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON IT LOL AND IT’S MY FIRST TIME POSTING A COMMENT ON ANYTHING I’VE EVER FOUND ON THE INTERNET. THIS ARTICLE AND COMMENTS WERE JUST THAT GOOD. LOL.

  557. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Has it worked for you? Have you seen any results?

    And should I take it and then wax to see how long it lasts? or how long my hair will grow back?

  558. Anonymous December 29, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Hey everyone, I’m 26 years old, and I’ve been hairy ever since I was going through puberty. I have hair on my Face (near my ears), on my stomach, lower back, butt, arms and legs, it’s not super thick, it’s more bothersome because its dark. I’m of Indian heritage…not sure if that is a factor, I’ve never been to the Dr. to have the problem diagnosed, but I do remember lying on the Dr’s table at the Gynocologysts and the Dr. said “ooo, you’re hairy!”…needless to say, I was rather hurt by the comment.
    It’s strange because when I was younger, I’d wear bathing suits and any other type of clothing (no-one ever noticed, and if they did, they never said anything about it) and at that time, I was never even phased by my “hairiness”, and then all of a sudden, it really started to bother me.
    I’ve been shaving my arms since I was 17 (amost 10 years now), I bleach my upper lip and stomach, pluck the nipple hairs, and shave my lower back as well as legs….it’s SO time consuming…
    A few years ago, I did try Laser hair removal, to have the treatment done on my stomach, back of my neck all the way to my butt was going to cost $5600!! and I was prepared to pay that…well, I only went through one of the treatments and decided not to continue because of the cost… AND it was rather painful (I’m hoping that the cost of Laser Hair removal will decrease soon, it’s rediculously expensive).
    I am extremely self consious about this problem, but ya know, it’s about accepting yourself…
    Not to sound conceited, but I am an attractive young woman, I don’t have a problem meeting guys, I’m currently in a relationship, and when he and I first met, and it got to the point that we would become intimate, I told him about my “problem”, and he wasn’t bothered by it at all…it made him sad that my hairiness made me so upset. It’s never bothered any of the men I’ve been with…it bothers ME more than anyone else really…
    I think I may try this Spearmint tea…and excercising more, and hey, if they don’t really work, they are both still healthy habits:)
    Just wanted to share my situation, and say that it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone.

    ~KD

  559. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    hi. so you don’t get confused, i did tests before i heard about the tea.
    another way is birth control pills. but that is an option. people also recommend saw palmeto for decreasing androgen levels. but i haven’t tried it.
    the tea should be taken from the start of your period and 15 days after the cycle.
    also try keeping a good diet so lay off the sugars & fats. exercise could prove beneficial. exfoliate regularly and PRAY. you should try getting the actual leaves, coz it pure spearmint leaves. i bought mine from adagio.com. they were efficient in delivering the stuff. got it the next day. instructions were to just use a tsp per cup but since i was doing 3 a day, i would put extra for strength.
    don’t give up! and don’t be put down by anything or anyone.

  560. Anonymous December 29, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    I’M A SOPHOMORE TOO GOING THROUGH THE SAME EXACT ISSUE! HAIR ON MY ASS (NOT ALOT EITHER) IM HELLA FINE BECAUSE RANDOM GUYS EVERYWHERE KEEPS “HOLLARING” AT ME, ASKING ME OUT AND STUFF, BUT THE HAIR IS MAKING ME FEEL LESS ATTRACTIVE. LIKE SAY A GUY FINDS ME ATTRACTIVE AND ONE DAY HE SEES MY ASS AND IS LIKE “I’M OUT!”, THAT MAKES ME HELLA NERVOUS! I DONT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. AND I DON’T HAVE ALOT OF HAIR THERE, IT’S JUST ENOUGH TO SEE BECAUSE I HAVE A LIGHT SKIN COMPLEXION TOO AND MY HAIR IS BLACK! OMG, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME! BUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL IS EXPENSIVE AND I DON’T KNOW, I JUST WISH I WASN’T BORN WITH IT! WHY THE CUTE ONES GOTTA SUFFER, LOL! WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG WITH SOMETHING RIGHT?! THIS SUCKS!

  561. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    Thank you. :) <3

    So now,

    How do I drink this?

    – Do I drink it for only 5 days (does it have to be during my period)?
    – Where can I buy this from? i.e. Should I get it in tea bags or the actual leaves? And if so, how exactly do I make it?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))))))

  562. Anonymous December 26, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    unfortunately, i have the same problem! surprise surprise! i joke about my excess hair ALL the time with friends and family, but it really does drive me crazy! I think what drives me the most crazy is that I shouldn’t really care, and now that i’m older, i regret all the plucking, shaving, and waxing i’ve done to myself! whether it be my caterpillar eyebrows, mustache, stomach, bikini , and legs. i have honestly grown to like my eyebrows and the hair on my head, and although i have to shave my legs ALL the time, it’s not that bad anymore. but what still stresses me out to know end is my bikini area and my stomach. it’s embarrassing to wear bathing suits! i wax sometimes, but it’s too expensive to do all the time, as is laser and electrolysis. if you can afford it, i’d do that, even though i have no personal experience. sooo the other day (even though it’s not summer) i was getting extremely upset about my “happy trail” so i waxed it! and it worked really well…but i have hair all over my stomach, that now i have a waxed happy trail, and still hair everywhere else. it’s not thick, but i’m really pale and my hair is very dark so it’s ….noticeable, to say the least. AH. what to do what to do, any ideas?

    for now, all we can do is laugh! in this particular situation we are all having to endure (unfortunately) less is more!! so don’t go crazy because stubble is more unattractive. smile and laugh and let’s keep our fingers crossed that the price of laser treatment goes down soon… ha ha.

  563. Anonymous April 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    it does work. i can see major improvement on me.
    mainly the hairiness is caused by hormonal imbalance. research shows that androgen levels can be contained through drinking the tea. i had gone to the doc and ran a few tests. all proved negative so it wasn’t even hirsutism.
    you should not let “hairiness’ badger your mind to think suicidal thoughts. you should take a look at me. lol. but i am laughing it off. much to be grateful for is the gift of life, some people have worse of problems. and to every problem there is a solution. where there is a will there is a way. remember you are beautiful!

  564. Anonymous December 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    Hi i don’t have PCOS but i have low levels of a hormone called SHBG which is in the liver and basically it absorbs excess testosterone in the blood but because I have less SHBG excess testosterone is not being absorbed. I have excess hair and I made a choice of not to take medication such as the pill, this is what the doc gave me. I feel its better to exercise and have a healthy diet and I will also include spearmint in my diet. I know its hard im 20 and iv had it for 6 years but please do not shave the hair will look like a stubble rather u should wax, pluck or thread eyebrows or upper lip. I use an epilator for my neck which is fine because it pulls hair out the roots and skin is soft. But always remember you can get electrolysis which is a permanent hair removal method when you can afford it. And love yourself because then everyone around you will love you!!! Be happy and live life to the fullest, I mean why should us beautiful girls let hair get in the way of having fun and living good lives? tc.

  565. Anonymous April 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    Please answer:

    – Does this tea only help with women who actually have hirsutism? Or can it help with women who are genetically hair or have a hormone imbalance?

    – Does it work? HONEST answers.

    I’m 18 and I can’t not deal with all of the hair on my back, butt, stomach, thighs, and face ANYMORE. I’ve had suicidal thoughts before!

  566. Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    I am amazed at how many people have this problem, I mean I never thought I was the ‘only one’ but certainly one in about a thousand or something. I’m currently a sophomore in high school I have the same problem, hair on my abdomen, butt, thighs, but there not so thick but thick enough as to where you can feel them and see them. Mostly, because, my complexion is whiter than a piece of notebook paper and my hair is dark it unfortunately shows up more than the average female. It causes me great distress because I’m attractive it’s just the hair that seems to get in the way & I believe I have a fairly nice personality as well but the amount of hair I was unfortunately given by birth usually holds me back from being intimate with any boys. I plan to get laser hair removal/electrolysis when I get a job and save my money, but for now I bleach all the hair & wax my arms/ shave my legs. But, I’ve noticed, if you don’t let people see that it bothers you then it usually won’t bother them. So continue to love yourself for who you are, & don’t let some hair hold you back too much because we all have hair!.

  567. Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    does anybody know why exactly its effecting our lives like this?

  568. Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 5:53 am #

    it makes me feel better knowing that more people have this problem than me…im 13 and ive noticed this starting when i was 9 or 10… i feel so young since most of you guys are 19 and 15 :(, but ive noticed hair on my back,butt,stomach,arms and breast, its not all that dark, but you can still notice it very much. i dont have any on my neck or face so i have no clue what i have really. if anyone has a clue, please email me at murrykun@yahoo.com . im waaay to embarrased to tell my mom or any family member, i just need advice and help please…

    :)from-fmalove01

  569. Anonymous March 31, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    I was looking at the dosage in the experiments and it said that they used 5grams x 2times daily.

    I bought organic spearmint tea bags and they say each bag has 1.5g…should I up the dosage in this case? Like 3 tea bags per cup?!

    How did you ladies do it?

  570. Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    I understand your pain but there are some boys that like hairy woman like me

    Arie

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  571. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    i am not one to follow rules to the letter so sometimes i skip drinking the tea (when i feel lazy.)
    but i think not more than 2/3 months i have been drinking it.
    as for results……. i was shocked when i looked at my legs one day to find patches of hair missing and it’s hard not to see coz my legs were hairy. taking time but it helps.
    hope this answers your question?

  572. Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Hi
    You shouldn’t feel embarrsed.
    I believe there are some boys that will like you hairy as you are

    arielove@bezeqint.net

  573. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    What have your results been like so far? And how long have you been drinking? Thanks for your reply, also!!! :)

  574. Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    shaving does not make more hair grow. waxing and improper laser treatments do. also if you plan on getting laser, waxing makes the hair more resistant. most people think shaving makes the hair grow more because it makes the tips of the hair blunt – when they come back in they look and feel more coarse, which gives the appearance of more hair.

  575. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    but whatever makes it bearable for you. i usually put extra spearmint for strength. i kinda boil the loose leaves in boiling water until it’s strong enough. then i strain it and drink.
    i think the tea should be taken all the time till we all have a noticeable difference in our androgen levels. well like everything else in life you can’t give up.

  576. Anonymous December 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    I don’t think any of us knows what’s it like to feel normal. Regretfully we have no other choice than to deal with it one way or another. My #1 tip is if you decide to get laser hair removal, please remember to avoid the sun as much as possible and wear sunblock religiously. It’s depressing to get rid of hair and then suffer from bad hyperpigmentation. In regards to this tea; ladies the ONLY sure thing to CONTROL (not get rid off) PCOS, hirsutisim and hyperteichosis is better eating habits, exercise and less stress. The true solution lies within you; NOT in a tea. God Bless and Happy Holidays.

  577. Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    You are right, the laser is not perfect treatement.

  578. Anonymous December 16, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    i feel sooo embarresed; i shaved my upper lip because i thought i had really dark upper lip hair, and they were easy to notice. i snogged this boy a few months back and he told his friends that it was like getting off with ‘sandpaper’ and that he got ‘carpet burn’ and he’s been telling all of his friends! this is the most embaressing thing ever! he doesn’t talk to me anymore : also i shaved my eyebrows because i thought they were very bushy. and people have noticed. it’s just sooo embaressing! and i cut my hair at the top of my forehead to stubbles o: but i am letting them grow back, i also shave alot of my facial hair, what can i do?

  579. Anonymous March 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Hey.. ive posted here before under the title Hairy Issues.. but i though i’d post again. Ive found a link which might help or be useful to women out there. check it out..
    http://www.indiaparenting.com/beauty/article.cgi?art_id=123
    hope it helps. x

  580. Anonymous December 15, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    This may seem stupid but thank you for inspiring me to get the bleach from walmart I always thought about it but tried everything else,electrolysis,wax(ouch)especially on the spot were your legs and butt touch. I have always felt very insecure about my butt hair mostly, maybe by lightning it up a little it will help, hopefully it also weakens the hair and makes it a little thinner because not only can you see it but you can feel it as well. I was diagnosed with high testosterone and pcos. thanks again!

  581. Anonymous March 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    have faith, add God and do things and you are bound to succeed!

  582. Anonymous December 12, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    the product, you can find in walgreens, cvs, and walmart. hvnt seen it anywhere else..

  583. Anonymous March 20, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    ya. i also get that. you need to exfoliate, if that helps.

  584. Anonymous December 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    It’s kinda sad to read all your testimonies. You guys are so young..14 and 15.. I can’t even imagine how you guys must feel. Im 19, and my problem started about a year ago.. I also started seeing abnormal hair growth in my body. It was weird, because from one moment to the next, it just appeared. It’s funny because I thought I was the only one and I thought “I” had it bad. Luckily, I know that mines is a hormone abnormality and i can easily reverse the effects with eating and dieting, like eating foods with less testosterone levels and exercising. Its a proven fact that exercising helps reduce growth of extra hair..

    Besides the spearmint tea, there are other things you should try. I would only suggest wax for the upper lip and eye brows. everyone does that. But lets say, for your face, like sideburns, cheecks, chin, neck and in between, there is this product that I’ve been using since I first noticed. Its a facial creme bleach. It lightens your hairs to almost inivisibility. The first time, it literally makes ur hairs dissapear, and after the third usage, it just looks blonde. Im telling you IT WORKS!! and I have really thick and dark hair! and the best thing, is its just about 6 dollars only.. Totally worth it!!

  585. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    does anyone else get black dots after shaving?

    i know it is the top of my hair underneath
    but its still gross.

    help?

  586. Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 7:07 am #

    There’s a cure definately for your pimples. I had severe acne on my back (no joke it looked like I had some disease) So my mum took me to the dermatologist and they prescribed roaccutane. It works and you don’t ever get pimples after you take your course. Generally, your on it for about 6-12 months. I took it for ages cuz I’m really skinny and the dosage was too strong for me. But it worked I haven’t had pimples on my back for 2 years it literally the best drug out there. The only problem is that you can’t wax while on it. I’m really hairy and I died without waxing, I shaved and the hair came back in like five hours (literally) but apart from that it fine. I’m so happy cuz I had to wait 6 months after stopping taking them to get waxed and today I finally got waxed after 2 years :D

    Also, girls/guy(s) should NEVER shave!!! It’s the worst thing, the hair just comes back thicker and hairier than before. It you want to remove hair waxing or lasers is the way to go. Waxing makes the hair really fine. Before I went on roaccutane I always waxed I didn’t even know how to shave… And by waxing from the start some parts of my legs don’t even have any hair cuz the wax like removed it for some reason and my armpit hairs are a lot finer than when you shave. When your as hairy as me (I just tell myself it’s because I’m Greek :P ) you have to wax or else it’s just gonna get worse

    ok I’ll tell yous my life story of bring hairy… Btw I’m 15… So I have always been hairy… I have hair everywhere… Legs, armpits, bikini, stomatch, boobs (and it’s not fine hairs) and then the other day I totally freaked when I saw some on my chest, I also have hair on my upper lip but it’s not that bad and I’m too scared to check my back/butt and I don’t want to stress myself I don’t think I have hair there :S lol but my mum said that I would get laser hair removal done and it would be ok :) Also I was reading someones story and they were saying that they were hairy and had scoliosis well! Your not alone!! I have really bad back problems too, I’m the biggest spaz… So I have kyphoscoliosis which is apparently rare in females (85% male 15% female),just great more evidence to point to that I’m a man lol I’m getting a back brace cuz my posture is so bad I slouch 24/7 and because I’m skinny my bones stick out so I look like a dinosaur lol also I have to do back excercises for the rest of my life lol but kyphoscoliosis is like the same as scoliosis but it has something to do with the spine also having like a curve (having like a hunch) as well as it not being straight. I don’t really mind I like joking and laughing about it :) and that’s what we should do about excess hair just joke about it because there are so many people suffering from this issue (going into debater mode atm lol soz)

    Just putting this out there but we all are all pretty vain to be stressing about hair, I mean there are people out there with diseases and we are worrying about hair on our bodies. Girls (and the minority of guys) the hair can be removed so let’s not worry and live our lives

    well that’s my life story (no one will probs even read it lol). Good luck to eveyone on their quest to rid themselves of hair

    xoxo

    – a very skinny/hairy/vain wog :) mwahh

  587. Anonymous March 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    Peppermint is a hybrid cross between Spearmint and Watermint, so I would expect it to be very similar, though not exactly like Spearmint. Apparently there are many types of Peppermint depending on how the cross goes, so some may be better than others.

  588. Anonymous December 5, 2009 at 4:18 am #

    ok im 18 and have always been a little bit hairier than most of my friends but i never let it bother me. but in the last 2 years the hair on my face, breasts, arms, hands, chest, stomach and back has gotten quite bad. its weird because it just suddenly came on. and i can see day by day the hair on my breasts getting worse…so as you can probably imagine im just over the moon about it..naat!! so ill tell you how ive been getting rid of or hiding my hair. so my hair on my face i sometimes pluck but i mostly dye it and i reeeally recommend dying it it just bleaches it! works wonders for me its like you can hardly see it at all! you can buy special dye for excess dark hair at your local pharmacy its not that expensive and works wonders! for hair on your arms you can bleach it too with the dye. for hair on my stomach i shave or wax it but i only shave or wax it when i have to like wear a bikini or show my stomach because the more you shave or wax it the worse it gets!..so try do it as little as possible! i havent found a way to get rid of the hair on my breasts maybe pluck or bleaching. and every girl on the planet has hairy legs just shave it its no big deal! and girls there could be worse things that could happen you so dont be so depressed about it! i mean im hairy and i can sometimes see people looking at my moustache but do you know what..i doont care!! me and my friends joke about how im hairy all the time no one really cares! iv never been bullied about it or anything so that probably helps! just be honest about it with yourself and other people. the more you hide it the more youll be ashamed. we’ll be hairy and happy :)

  589. Anonymous March 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    well ive been drinking peppermint leaves for about 10 days (one or another day i forgot and just bought one tea) but it really didnt do anything so far (i stopped yesterday) .. i dont know, i cant find spearmint leaves in my country! only peppermint -.- isnt it the same? does anyone know? :/ thanks!

  590. Anonymous December 2, 2009 at 1:38 am #

    Well, girl, you can’t put yourself down so much! I’m speaking from experience, I used to do that also and it was no good. You must have something that you like, whether is some physical or moral quality which I’m sure you have! Try to look at these and it will give you strength and self confidence :) You sound young (not that I’m 100 years old lolz), you’ll see that with time you will be more confident, but it’s important to work on it!
    If there’s no one around and you want to talk to someone, you can always message me at: the_unmanifested@hotmail.com , I will be happy to reply!

    The “half cypriot” girl

  591. Anonymous March 7, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    well guys i didnt really do anything…kept drinking tea and the hair in my thighes and legs fell off itself after about 10/12 days of drink but not all at a time it took about a month to get my thighes clear…i think i shud consider waxing my face as tea has done nothing so far after a month ill wax and see how it grows back…

  592. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  593. Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    i am a 23 year old girl, this problem literally kills me too! i have times when i don’t even want to live.. i just hate it so much

  594. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  595. Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    i have cried so many times because of my excess hair. i get it everywhere and have been told it is not hormonal so there is nothing i can do. I am 23 and feel like i am loosing my battle with this problem. I feel really alone just like how you felt and i don’t feel i can be close to anyone because a guy understand if i tried to tell them.

  596. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  597. Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    just keep your chin up and remember you are beautiful despite this condition.
    don’t let your self-esteem be lowered, remember your great worth and the talent you have,
    God loves you.

  598. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  599. Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    i know laser works and some even say electrolysis also.
    i have been checking the prices of laser treatments in the american salon and it is way too expensive!
    i am better off getting it done in South Africa, where it is relatively cheaper.

  600. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  601. Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    don’t make a mistake of shaving or waxing your back coz it might get more thicker.
    if you do wax go to a salon and do it.
    you may want to try and bleach it, if that helps. you can ask someone like your mum to check it out for you.

  602. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  603. Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    hmmmm…… i think you should try the tea the full week, then wax and see what the outcome is.

  604. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    ivaedocvunf@gmail.com

  605. Anonymous March 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    oh my goodness!! i did not know that there were women and teens with the same problem as me. I hate it lol! I have hair on my stomach and my back & ugh just everywhere!
    its ridiculous!! I feel so alone because nobody else i know has this problem! I’ve been teased in school since i was about 9 or 10 years old & now im 15 & its always the same jokes! im just glad that im not alone in the world lol! my friend says i should get laser hair removal & that it would probably work better on me because i have dark hair. I wish i could do it but it cost way too much money & waxing and shaving makes it grow back thicker & it irritates my skin…but im gonna try this tea & see how it goes. can anyone give me tips because i dont really understand…like do i drink the tea & then wax or shave my hair or do i just drink it and wait?? idk please help!

  606. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

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  607. Anonymous July 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    A really good advice column by Seattle’s Dan Savage about PCOS is found here. A woman with PCOS wrote in with some good info:

    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=37522

    Whatever you do, don’t feel bad about yourselves.

    “Health consists of having the same diseases as your neighbors.”
    –Quentin Crisp

  608. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

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  609. Anonymous February 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    I never would have thought that there are so many women with the same problem. I having been dealing with my hair problem since i was like 10 years old, I’m very hairy and Im not talking about those little fine baby hairs all over that aren’t so noticeable! I have light skin and VERY dark hair! EVERYWHERE! From head to toe…it’s so embarassing. I was made fun of all the time when I was younger. I hate being hairy I’ve cried over it so many times. I’ve tried everything you can think of shaving, waxing, creams. Like so many of you i’m scared to wear revealing clothes because I have hair on my back, chest and stomach. it’s so hard to get rid of this hair and even harder to have to cover up in the summer. It’s also affected my relationships because i never let a guy get to close to me because he might feel stubble. I have a boyfriend now who i’ve been with for 6 years now and as time went on it just got too difficult to keep how hairy i am from him, thankfully he was very understanding and doesn’t seem to care about it. But even though i know he’s ok with it I’m still very uncomfortable I never let him get to close to my chest, belly or bum cuz he’ll feel the hair. He hates that I push him away and it causes and argument. It’s hard to deal with this problem but I’m doing the best I can. right now I thread my face and neck, and shave everything else I also use the no no! it takes a long time but it works on the body there is also a cream I want to try it’s called kalo. I will also try this tea…thanks everyone.

  610. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

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  611. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    try ordering it online, there are varieties

  612. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    You might think more in terms of a happy medium and sometimes being outside of that as being OK. In some instances, it’s being outside the norm, that interests people. Hairy arms are really not a big deal. For instance, I once dated a girl because I liked how she looked. She thought her eye brows were too thick, so she shaved them off. After that, I didn’t like how she looked any more and stopped dating her. Be yourself and let others enjoy being around you for you, not what you are told to be by one person. Teasing sometimes happens when someone is interested, so it’s best to just be yourself and let others figure out how to improve themselves, rather than you. IMO.

  613. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    hmm ok bleaching bad idea…. dam! lol i think it also deppends on how sensitive your skin is in the first place, and how much you bleach it, as well as how long you keep in on there. i’m thinking ill now put it on as a last resort :(
    with waxing i’ve had really good results, with my back my beauty therapist thinks the hair is more sparse and is alot thiner, so i can leave it longer before i have to get waxed again =D
    im also doing a beauty therapy course and if your hair is getting thickerafter a waxing, then the technique is wrong and they’re snapping the hair and not getting out the roots… but try being constant so you can get all three cycles of hair into one cycle, im not sure if that makes sense lol
    im trying the tea with milk today, which im not ment to be doing cos its herbal, but o well.
    and its Twininngs brand, im not sure if thats good, but i couldn’t find a straight spearmint so this is with camomile.
    hope this helps
    xoxo wilo

  614. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm #

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  615. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    It works. You must try it. It can take a few consults to find a practitioner you like, so do your research and know what to look for, but it absolutely works. This is better for small areas like the face. That is most important for most people though. Seriously, if you are plucking or something damaging to your skin, start electrolysis and in a year or so you will be done.

    For the body, if you have dark hair and light skin , laser works. I don’t fall into that category, nor have the extra money for laser, but I do plan to get it when I do.

    It is expensive, but laser and electrolysis have amazing results when the right practitioner performs them, so I think for someone who is miserable, it is worth trying. Waxing will absolutely make the hair grow back coarser and darker – learned the hard way. Shaving won’t

  616. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm #

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  617. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    sorry ladies. i meant to say i am having bigelow spearmint tea and does anyone know what brand of tea is good?

  618. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm #

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  619. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 7:01 am #

    lol. it tastes terrible when it gets stronger, have to drink it though.
    and i don’t think there is another way to make it taste better:) hmm… do you think exposing your body to bleaching is a good idea? coz chemicals in these dastardly products have side effects. reason why i am saying this is, i tried the hair removal cream for years and it made my skin sensitive to other products, eventually it started burning it. and the other lower costibng brands, just doesn’t work as effectively. so think about it.
    does anyone know what particular brand is good?
    i am having blgelow’s.
    another bit of info i have gathered is that the birth control pill can and may work coz it regulates the hormones and inhibits future hair growth. anyone knows about this?

  620. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    belive t or not , there are plenty of men who find hairy woman very sexy

  621. Anonymous February 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    every one that leaves a comment on this page, is so great!!
    i thank every one of you great grls xxxxxx this page gives so much hope,and insperation, and every time i read all these messages i feel great cos i no im not alone. i usually just wax my hair away, but i tryed the bleaching and it had such a great affect. lets just put it this way…. one of my breasts is hairy and the other only is, if your looking very very closly :D thanks guys
    hmm does anyone else think the tea tastes descusting? QUESTION! does anyone no how to make it taste any better? lol
    if you no please leave a comment!

    xoxoxo wilo

  622. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 12:30 am #

    I have all the same problems as u and i never had these problems as bad until recently. i get embarrased when people touch my face or anything because i am self concious that they can feel all the hair. i wish there was a easy way to get rid of it all!!

  623. Anonymous February 25, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    SO if anyone can tell me what it really does i would really appreciate it does it make it thinner cuz IM AM SOOOO LIGHT SKINNED n its kinda obvious and i never lifted a finger on my hair CANT but if this tea works i can do it
    i just dont want side effects that wud make me hairier cuz i wont be ablt to cut it
    ANNNND GIRL I THOUGHT I WAS A WEIRDO CUZ MY SISTER DOESNT HAVE ANY HAIR OR MY MOM! luckyyy asses lol

    and im the MAN WOMAN!

    so please tell me what it really does

    TOTALLY SCARED BUT HAD A LIL HOPE,
    REBECCA

  624. Anonymous November 30, 2009 at 4:44 am #

    I have more peach fuzz on my body than normal. I also suffer from TTM. People just think I have a bad habit of playing with my hair. They dont understand what TTM really is and how hard it is to deal with. I could not stop. Its embarrassing. Then I started having some hormonal complications and my hair is coming out bad. It did help me stop alot know it was coming out all by itself. I have less than half of the hair I used to. And yes it does grow back weird and fine.

  625. Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    hello, iam 16. i have the exact problem everyone of you lovely women are having. i have hair ALL over my body. you name the area i got it there! iam soo impressed with you all for tellling us your story and showing me that iam not alone! thanks:)
    i do wax my face and chest, but i cant do laser because sadly iam a red head and apparently my hair is not dark enough for the laser to work. it is however extremely course and i have been picked on by it from kids in my class when i was in grade 9. its embarassing. it is sad because iam now in grade 11 and have not had a boyfriend yet, because iam to scared to expose my problem to them. i also went to the doctor and had to get oodles of tests done to see if it was anything. it was nothing and he said it was just hereditary. my doctor did however prescribe me to 3 months of taking spironolactone. i have only been taking it for a month and a bit and although it hasnt removed all my hair yet, i have noticed that after i shave or wax, my hair doesnt grow back as quickly! =) iam excited to see if this treatment will work!! iam going to get some of this tea and try it, there is nothing to loose, right?
    i would just like to say iam very proud of you all and to not give up!!
    bye bye =)

  626. Anonymous November 28, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Great to know I’m not alone reading your comments.
    I’m extreamly hairy, the only benifit being I have thick hair on my head.
    But to make things worse i suffer from mild Trichotillomania on all my body causeing hair to grow back messy and causing scars. It just don’t find it fair that we were born into this!

  627. Anonymous February 22, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    well let me give it another try and see………….

  628. Anonymous November 27, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    My name is Amanda and I’m a producer with a two time Emmy Award Winning TV show. I’m working on a show speaking with women who love being natural and don’t shave. I’d love to speak with you and can be reached at: amandatvprod@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Amanda

  629. Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    you know i honestly think a lot of the ‘hairy’ situations are due to hormonal imbalance. it’s an issue. and i still keep doing oodles of research. i can certainly agree to the other lady who said she can’t believe that there is no cure, no tablet and or other inexpensive solution to combat the problem.
    it does affect everything about your life, it’s sad. who wants to go out looking like a hairy ape? sorry to be so frank. i hate dealing with this issue.
    i have tried the tea………….. i have no comment!
    since the tea is herbal, it will cause you to visit the toilet often to the lady with diahorea.
    that is all i am going to say.
    maybe, one day pretty soon, there will be a