When women get old....

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  1. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was scratching my ear, and found an ear hair, and it got me to thinking, ...do women get ear and nose hair like men do when they get old, or do they just get that hairy upper lip thing going for them? I remember being a kid, and stairing for hours at my Grandma's hairy upper lip while we sat in her porch swing on the front porch... I noticed most old women just get the black hairs on the outer edges of their lip, kinda like a Fu-man-Chu thing going on, while some get those transparent hairs under their nose, (which wouldn't even show up, if they didn't cake on the make-up to hide some of the skin wrinkles I suppose?) One things for sure, I better tell the wife to start buying an extra can of Nair...!
     
  2. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    We just tweeze the odd hairs that erupt where they're not supposed to. or trim them. At least I do...
     

  3. culpeper

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    Except for the odd stray hair, hairy ears is a man thing. For which may all of us women be truly thankful (we have enough problems without that, thank you!).
     
  4. RoseGarden

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    Women get the hairy lip generally due to hormonal changes as they age.

    Nair on the face is awfully harsh, even the kind made for facial hair. My grandmother would set her poor face on fire with that stuff. I would tell her to just shave it off instead, less traumatic.
     
  5. hrslvrtrailridr

    hrslvrtrailridr Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, since Ive gotten older Ive noticed all kinds of weird things going on! And they are not very lady like. Extra hair is the least of my worries.
     
  6. DixyDoodle

    DixyDoodle stranger than fiction

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    LOL

    Sheesh, now you've gotten me all paranoid. Do I maybe have some hairs I haven't noticed? :p

    Slev, I would not suggest you give the wife a bottle of Nair---she's liable to bonk you over the head with it. Don't you know it's a scientific fact: when people reach middle-age, their hair migrates at night. The hair creeps off the man's head and implants it on the woman's face. LOL Or maybe it just seems that way. So unless you want to really offend your wife (and possibly sustain some serious physical injury), I would maybe consider how you would feel if she handed you a pamphlet for Rogaine or even Viagra. ;)

    (But yeah, sometimes we do grow weird things.....I get one fine white hair, practically invisible, that grows right between my eyebrows. It can get to be a scary inch long before I notice it and pull 'er out. Not sure if that counts as "old-people" hair, though).

    DD
     
  7. DonnaKay

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    I had a friend that used to get her whole face waxed (except eyebrows) she said it made her make go on smooth. I decided to try the same thing with nair. I put it all over my face....it started to tingle...I told myself that was normal. It started to burn...I told my self just hold in there a few more minutes. When I finally got it off my face was bright red and firey hot. It took a couple hours to stop burning....on the plus side when the ordeal was over my face looked like I'd had a chemical peel and a face lift :)

    Donna
     
  8. DonnaKay

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    My husband gets the same extact thing in the same place!! I plucked it out from between his eyes one day while he was driving....must have been three inches long...just waving around...I don't know how he didn't see it :shrug:

    Donna
     
  9. suzfromWi

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    The problem is we get hair on our chins, usually black, and because of bad eyesight we cant always see them till they are out there for the world to see. ARGggggggg!
     
  10. susieM

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    If I don't pluck, I could have quite an impressive beard and moustache.
     
  11. MelissaW

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    That's why our eyesight gets bad as we age! It's God's way of saving us from seeing what's growing out of our faces.
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  12. Hip_Shot_Hanna

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    LOL! I've always said that the fact that one cannot see well close up after the age of 40+ is a blessing. Because that way you cannot see the little aging things your loved one is going through, and he can't see yours!
     
  13. Pony

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    Ladies, ladies...

    Those hairs are called Stray Eyebrows. ;)

    The problem with those has been pointed out: Presbyopia keeps us from seeing them until they're long and gangly. I am thinking of getting a magnifying mirror, but... I'm scared of what else may be there!

    Pony!
     
  14. DonnaKay

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    When you're a teenager you can't imagine finding someone that's got a beer belly and a bald head attractive. As you get older your relieved to see those things...I figure his balding head cancels out my stretch marks and vice versa....I thinks it's a George Strait song that says "Let's fall to pieces together" that verse takes on a new meaning when approaching or in middle age.

    donna
     
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    My son and granddaugter told me I had a big hair growing on my chin and darned if I could see it. I was so embarrassed. My husband never mentioned it as I guess his eyesight is as bad as mine, but in some ways maybe that is an advantage!
     
  16. Oggie

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    Ear hair? No problem.

    Isn't that what ear wax is for?
     
  17. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've heard that old men look distinguished, and old women look like old men.

    I also heard that you are only as old as you feel. I guess the secret is to keep feelin'