Skip to main content

Cyster Talk: Hair Removal Cream




Uggh! And super uggh! *SCREAM!* The dreaded hair, or hirsutism related to PCOS. Just absolutely ugh. It all started with a faint mustache in middle school, and it was only a few chin hairs by Freshmen year in high school. I don't know at what point my socially awkward teenage self decided it was a good idea to shave to avoid the bullying.

I have:

  1. Shaved
  2. Waxed
  3. Hair Removal cream
I have thought about laser hair removal, but the thought of laser beams against my already sensitive and messed up skin terrifies me. I will almost never do it. I am going on 32, so I am pretty comfortable with not trying to please people. Some women I know who suffer from hirutism, you wouldn't even know they have it because they stay on top of the extra hair growth. I on the other hand do not... I waxed once, NEVER AGAIN. She decided to wax my side burns, my mustache, my chin, my neck. I was horribly broken out in itchy, tender, red bumps for days. It was not worth the torture or pain.


I use this hair cream remover by Sally Hasen for years. The only time it irritates my skin is when I leave it on too long or have gone longer than a month without using it, yes I have done that. Again, I have just accepted my hirutism as a part of me and my PCOS symptoms. You know how I love bargains, so if you would like to buy in bulk, do so here! You can get six boxes! for only $26.33! 


Story:
Once on the train a girl came up to and asked me about my "beard" and what do I use, and she had a product she wanted me to try. She also told me that she gets laser hair removal and she loves it because it lasts for weeks.

Wait. I'm sorry weeks? That's not long enough for me, and the amount of money it costs! That's crazy.

Last Night:
You don't wax? I wax mine. It hurts like hell, but I can't go around looking crazy with hair all over my chin and neck. You should wax it and not use the cream, the wax will last longer.




I don't know whether to feel offended, or just shrug it off. Last night bothered me because I was just minding my business and shopping. I mean, I'm opening up with you guys and I feel no shame. Ok, so let's talk about the results. It stings, you can see the redness from after the process, but I'm hairless and I feel like a woman again. It feels like when you shave your legs for the first time after winter, ya know? Wait, you don't know because you shave your legs all winter? Oh...😖

Popular posts from this blog

Vlog Magick v.6: My Growing Walgreen's Addiction

Hey, lovelies! It's been a while. May is still Mental Health Awareness month, so I'm exercising working on myself this month. It's especially important to me because I'm getting a year older in my dirty thirty's. It's both bittersweet and eye opening. I'm finding my depths this month, more so than I have ever been tried in all my 31 years. I'm finding a strength I didn't know I had in myself, and it's growing everyday. I still have many obstacles to overcome, but day by day, a girl is kicking the ass of all the negativity coming my way. I just keep reminding myself and telling myself that this season is almost over. I'm still winning in my own special way. Lovelies, what ways are you taking care of yourself this month?

Adulting: Mental Health Awareness Month

I didn't realize my birth month is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. Funny how the first day of the month I have a complete mental breakdown. I'm fine now. Actually the next day I was doing much better.

I knew that transitioning my blog from my budding writing career to a lifestyle blog would be an interesting transition. I am usually secretive and tend to keep my feelings to myself. I knew that somewhere there would be an enemy or foe scowling at my posts, or making jokes at my expense. Which is fine, it comes with the territory. I don't do this for you, I do this for the lone girl that's out there like me. For the person who thinks they are the only one who suffers. I'm open because I'm strong enough to be open. I'm open about my PCOS and the facial hair that comes with it, because I'm inspired by those women who were brave enough to share their experiences.

I'm experiencing what I'm coining 'Environmental Sadness'. My surroundings are mak…