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Plucking hairs

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Why shouldn't you pluck hairs if they grow from a mole or around your nipples? Reading through my old Bliss magazines last night <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/redface.gif"&gt; I used to swear by those! Anyway yeh, I just came across them saying you shouldn't but they didn't say why and i was just wondering if anyone here knew.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    because it is too sensitive around the nipple = pain! and it can bleed if its in a mole. n i used to buy bliss too, every single month!! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/redface.gif"&gt;

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    not only did i buy bliss, i also bought sugar and j17 too!!! and i wondered why i always had no money?!

    i noticed i have an ickle hair growing from this mole on my chin yesterday <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; but luckily it's quite light, just kind of long. but it doesnt really bother me. i have one on my hand too... im really paranoid about the hairs on my arms generally, they're longer and darker than everyone else's!! at one point i was even bleaching them with jolen stuff, partly stemming from this boy in year 7 telling me i was a gorilla and yelling it for all the class to hear <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt; paranoid about it ever since.

    totally off topic lol.... but i dont think id like to pluck it out, if i ever catch the mole on my stomach with a fingernail it KILLS, and just imagine plucking out a hair! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; i think id be doubled over in pain with tears streaming down my cheeks! lol better not ever try those weird methods of hair removal like electrolysis, the thing where they wind thread round each hair (threading, thats it!), or epilation where they just yank out the hairs with a machine! or waxing for that matter lol, id die!

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks you two!
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    not only did i buy bliss, i also bought sugar

    Ooooooh Sugar was a bit rude for me! lol


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just found this on a dermatololgy website -
    The coarse hair which sometimes grows in a mole can be removed by shaving. Plucking may cause inflammation resulting in a painful lump under the mole.

    j9
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    oooer. thanks for that alarming news j9!

    im not shaving my chin or the b ack of my hand to get rid of one tiny hair!! lol

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't want a lump!!!

    I'll stick to shaving <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i had heard that it can tuirn the mole cancerous if u plucked the hair,dont know how true that is,but i wouldnt advise it neway!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i plucked a hair outta my mole on my leg, cause i wont shave it. dont think u can get cancer, but im not 2 sure realy.
    imagine the ow-ness of pluckin hair from nipples! god, just the thought of it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I also have hairy arms. At one point I was so paranoid, I did shave them but it was too much effort to do it all the time so I let them grow again. Who cares?

    As for moles, just cut the hair really short. That way it's not really noticable and you're not getting to the root.

    I recently bouht myself a diy electrolysis machine thing. It's only a mild prickly sensation and it does a small area in one go (not each hair). You just leave the wand in place for 20 seconds and is no where near as painful as plucking (although treatment works faster if you pluck the hairs first).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I disagree <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; Lol, well not about the mole thing but if I have a few dark hairs around my nipples then I pluck em. It doesnt hurt any more than say, your eyebrows does.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by scaredycat!:
    i had heard that it can tuirn the mole cancerous if u plucked the hair,dont know how true that is,but i wouldnt advise it neway!

    One of the causes of cancer, although believed to be very minor (Cancer is difficult to pinpoint the cause in many cases because it usually develops over a lifetime), is believed to be constant iritation. I remember a study on rats where they irritated the same spot by scratching it very lightly with a tiny back-mounted machine for hours on hours per day and found cancer developed in a very tiny portion of those mice. So plucking hairs will likely do nothing.
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