“Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!” – Three Little Pigs
While there’s no big, bad, wolf to huff and puff and blow your house down, unlike the chin hair-proud three little pigs, you’re probably self-conscious of your chin hair no matter how fine or attention-grabbing, coarse it is.
It’s totally understandable, girl! And, before we move forward, let me tell you this, you are beautiful no matter what!
You’re probably here looking for ways on how to get rid of chin hair, you’ve come to the right place! This article is jampacked with lots of valuable information on chin hair removal.
So, whether you’re looking for a more natural approach, a device or a more permanent solution, I got you covered!
First off, let’s understand why some women are predisposed to having chin hair, unlike others.
- What Causes Chin Hair in Females?
- How to Get Rid of Chin Hair: The Natural Approach
- How to Get Rid of Coarse Chin Hair (Without Shaving)?
- How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair Bumps Under Chin?
- Top 5 Best Chin Hair Removal Products in 2020
- Putting It All Together
What Causes Chin Hair in Females?
There are a variety of factors that could cause excessive hair growth in women, including chin hair.
While some women can easily trace it back to genetics (especially for Asian, African and Middle Eastern women), other women’s excessive hair growth is caused by a more complex factor called Hirsutism.
The main reason? Hormonal imbalance. When there’s an overabundance of the male hormone (androgen), women experience male-pattern hair growth (Hello, chin hair! How are ya?) alongside other symptoms.
But Hirsutism is only a small part of a bigger picture, it can be caused by any the following:
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Cushing’s Syndrome
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Thyroid Problems (such as Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism)
- As a side effect to certain medications
How to Get Rid of Chin Hair: The Natural Approach
How to get rid of hair on your chin naturally?
You’d be surprised to know that some of the best hair removal solutions can be found right in your kitchen. But with all these hair removal concoctions claiming to be the best and most effective, which ones are really worth trying?
Check them out below:
- ¼ cup water (or chamomile tea steeped water)
- 2 cups of sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Wax applicator
- Wax Strips
How to Make:
- Pour ¼ cup of water on a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add 2 cups of sugar and ¼ cup lemon juice, mix until well combined.
- Bring to a boil until the mixture loosely thickens, reduce heat for a few minutes.
How to Use:
- Allow the mixture to cool down to a tolerable temperature.
- Using a popsicle stick or wax applicator, spread the mixture evenly on your chin and place a waxing strip over it.
- Hold your skin taut and pull the strip in the opposite direction that your hair grows. Repeat if necessary.
Ran out of waxing essentials? Here’s a good choice for:
- good wax applicators and strips (link to Amazon.com)
No time to make one? Check out my recommendation under the review section!
- 1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
- 1 ½ tsp. raw milk
- 3 drops of lavender oil (or Tea Tree Oil)
- ¼ tsp. turmeric (it halts excessive hair growth and anti-inflammatory properties that nixes away bumps and ingrown hair)
How to make:
- In a microwaveable bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Pop it in the microwave for 12 seconds on high.
- Allow the mixture to cool down to a temperature that you’re comfortable with.
How to use:
- Using a wax applicator or a mask applicator, apply the paste on your chin (or face, making sure to avoid your under eye area).
- Wait for 30 mins. or until the mask has fully dried.
- Remove the mask by slowly lifting the edges beginning from the jaw area and working your way up. Voila! Soft, smooth and peach fuzz-free skin!
Egg White Mask
- 1 egg white
- ½ tsp. corn flour
- 1 tbsp. sugar
How to make:
- Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste. No heating required.
How to use:
- Apply the paste on your chin area.
- Wait until it completely dries.
- Peel it off. Nothing is as straight forward and easy as this!
If DYI-ing is not your thing and would rather get salon or professional treatments, you may try Threading. This hair removal method is uber-safe for women with sensitive skin who want to avoid chemical-laden products.
Threading utilizes a long strand of thread strategically twisted and looped around the fingers which efficiently grabs hair from the roots no matter how thin or coarse it is.
How to Get Rid of Coarse Chin Hair (Without Shaving)?
Rebelliously coarse, dark chin hairs need a more aggressive solution.
While shaving seems to be the quickest facial hair removal method, I find this the least favorable method for girls with coarse chin hair as it amps up the chances of getting ingrown hair and can lead to coarser, more darker chin hair.
If you want better and longer lasting results, stick to waxing or threading. These methods pull hair from the roots and can last you days or even a week compared to shaving, which only keeps you smooth for a few hours.
Want a more permanent solution? You may try electrolysis (permanent hair removal method) or laser hair removal (semi-permanent hair removal method. Ex: IPL or Intense Pulsed Light).
How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair Bumps Under Chin?
Ingrown hair bumps are annoying to see and feel (like, hello? they’re super itchy!).
The following methods and products will surely diminish the appearance of these unsightly bumps:
- Use a gentle face brush to exfoliate the area – These bumps are caused by hair growing inwards and are trapped within a layer of dead skin. Sloughing away dead skin cells at least twice or thrice a week not only reveals a fresher layer of skin but can also free up nasty ingrown hairs.
- Use a glycolic/salicylic acid/retinoid infused facial wash – The key to removing ingrown hair bumps is exfoliation. These active ingredients help your skin shed old or dead skin cells.
- Use Benzoyl Peroxide ointment – The same thing you use for acne can also be your saving grace in vanishing these irritating, red, bumps especially if they become infected.
- Try facial steaming – this will open up the pores, and just overall make your skin appear healthier. Why do you think saunas are so popular?
And now, for the moment Y’all have been waiting for, I present the top 5 best chin hair removal products that’ll make chin hair a thing of the past.
“I got no hair on my chinny, chin, chin!” – You.
Top 5 Best Chin Hair Removal Products in 2020
Putting It All Together
The best method on how to get rid of chin hair depends on your pain tolerance, budget, and how much time you have available to make this as a part of your routine. The methods and hair removal solutions presented above are some of the safest and most effective out there.
Feel free to try them, starting with the products you already have at home. Facial hair removal need not be hard and pricey, you just need to find the right products that will suit you and your needs.
What’s your fave chin hair removal product? Have you tried any natural hair remover? Share it with the team. Good luck with your hair removal journey!
P.S. For more info on hair removal options, kindly check out my Hair Removal section of this blog. There, you’ll find lots of informational articles on all things hair removal! From waxing, shaving, epilating and lasers, you’ll surely find something based on what you’re interested in.