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Jun 9, 2010

WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?

I am really getting tired of it. You know what it is? It grows. It grows in all kinds of places. It grows where you want it sometimes but mostly it grows where you don't want it.
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You try to be good to some of it. You clean it and feed it and shine it up. You keep it trimmed. It feels soft and silky in some cases. You caress it and play with it. 
In other cases it is bristly and coarse. It increases in number the older you get. It is removed from the various parts of the body in various ways. A few of the ways are truly painful and not for the faint of heart.
We pull it out one strand at a time with tweezers or with fast moving threads. We smear it with hot wax and pull it out by its roots screaming and wondering why we do this to ourselves. We cover it with toxic smelling goop and then do the bathroom dance, trying not to smear it on anything else we value, while we wait the allotted time before we go and shower it off. After that our skin has a rubbery feeling, even on our hands that rubbed the goop on. That can't be good for us.
 
Sometimes we use sharp razors to quickly remove it at the surface level. Sometimes there is blood. This is such a short term solution needing to be repeated almost daily.
If money is no object you can have a laser applied to burn out the follicles but even this isn't permanent. $3000 and a few years later and it is almost all coming back. I know it is cheaper now to get laser done but sometimes you get what you pay for. I am a little nervous about the companies that offer more affordable treatments.
Well no matter how you tame it, train it, treat it, tousle it, tint it, twist it, tweeze it or tug it we are stuck with it and not all in the right places.

8 comments:

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I'd like to know who the genius is who decided women should shave their legs and underarms. They should be held down and given a Brazilian wax! Regardless of gender.

Blondie's Journal said...

Boy...you hit it all on the head. And I thought you were talking about grass at first! How funny this is!

xoxo
Jane

Kathleen said...

Oh brudder!

vignette design said...

It's amazing how much we think about hair. Hair defines us--how we wear it, how much we have or how little we have. And what is with the pesky chin hair that keep cropping up? Funny post!

Shirley said...

I'm always fretting about my hair. I just have to give it up and be glad I have some. Yes, some in the wrong places but who's to see!! Funny post : ))

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Praise God it isn't just me!!!

I'm sick of it on my chin and legs.

Teacher's Pet said...

You always make me smile!! :)))
Love,
Jackie

Tamara Jansen said...

Too funny :)

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