How to Get Rid of Chin Hair

Home remedies can keep your chin free of hair.
Home remedies can keep your chin free of hair. (Image: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Most women want thick hair, but only on their heads, not their chins. Some women have more than just "peach fuzz" on their chins, due to genetics or hormonal fluctuations. Women who produce more androgen, or male hormones, may have a condition called hirsutism, where the excess hair is accompanied by a deep voice and acne. If you have too much hair on your chin, you can get rid of it with simple home remedies. If you're looking for a more permanent solution, consult with your doctor.

Shave or pluck the hair. These are the most common ways of removing chin hair. Shaving does not make the hair grow back thicker, but frequent shaving can cause minor skin irritation.

Use wax to remove the hairs. The wax dries on your skin and when you pull it off, the hair come out too.

Use a depilatory. Depilatories dissolve the hair. They often have a bad odor and can cause minor skin irritation. Follow directions carefully and do a patch test to make sure that the chemical is compatible with your skin.

Consult with your doctor about electrolysis, which sends electricity to the hair follicles to prevent hair from growing. If you go this route, you will need several sessions to get rid of the hairs completely. Laser treatments also target the hair follicle and must be performed by a licensed practitioner.

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