Egg Soap Could Treat your Acne!


Swedish Egg Soap. Courtesy of thesoapbar.com

While I have not been diagnosed with acne at all, I do get occasional pimples.

I especially get vicious blackheads randomly or from ingrowns because of my hirsutism. They can be quite the pain in the nuts!

I love making soap! I plan on opening a small online retailer to sell my soaps very soon. I love homemade banana, lavender, cinnamon, and avocado soaps!

Making soaps from scratch means you have no chemicals in your product that may irritate your skin.

I never made egg soap, which is pretty easy, if you are familiar with soap making.

I typically stick to cold-press or hot process soap making (mainly cold) and when your soap has started to trace, you would add the egg in its liquid state.

Doing a little research on soaps, I noticed that Swedish egg soaps got rave reviews for skin care. Soap for facial skin is usually not always recommended, but I have yet to see any bad reviews on egg soap.

Egg is a wonderful conditioner for skin and hair. I use to use it on my hair a lot as a conditioning mask before getting dreads.

Additionally, it helps to reduce pores, thus reducing the chance of inflammation.

If that’s the case, I wonder what it will do for the appearance of ingrown hairs? I mean, if it helps reduce pores, maybe the chance of a hair growing in reverse would be reduced too since the pore would be smaller.

That’s just my assumption.

You can search “Swedish Egg Soap” on Amazon and you will see the wonderful reviews on this breakfast soap!

The only thing I do not like about many of these soaps is that they may contain lanolin, which is a thick, waxy-like grease component, used in commercial lotions and hair products for moisturizer. But, because it is thick, it could clog pores and make your hair greasy and limp. And plus it comes from sheep and some folks prefer products that do not contain animal substances.

It may be worth a try if you suffer from acne. If you do buy it, let me know what you think! Hell, I may buy (or make) it for myself soon!

Thanks for reading!

The Mom that Waxed Her Three-Year Old’s Uni-brow!


Courtesy of usmagazine.com

So here is the story about Farrah Abraham, former teen mom. She has a three-year old named Sophia who is a little on the furry side. The baby has a unibrow growing.

I know what you are thinking: So the hell what?!

Apparently, Farrah was bothered by her daughter’s appearance and decided to wax the baby girl’s unibrow. When Little Sophia did not appreciate hot ass wax on her forehead, Farrah decided to take for the tweezers when the child was asleep, accomplishing the task.

Apparently, Little Sophia liked her appearance the next morning.

Call me crazy, but I do not think there is much wrong with this UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  1. There is proof the child was being teased brutally in school or daycare
  2. The child was pulling at the hair, causing pigmentation and other skin issues.
  3. The unibrow would make the child feel ugly, not the parent.

Besides these reasons, I am trying to understand Farrah’s reasoning for waxing her daughter’s face. Considering Farrah has had a great deal of plastic surgery done herself, maybe she is just a little too zealous with “perfecting” herself and now her poor three-year old.

This nonsense is exactly why my daughters do not watch music videos. I do not want them to get the image of “perfection” in people who are just as flawed as you and me.

Society’s perspective of beauty is so flawed, mainly because it tells the overweight girl, the dark-skinned girl or the hirsute girl that they are not pretty enough to be adored.

It’s bullshit and shame on any parent that puts their TODDLERS through this sort of mess so the parent (not the child!) can feel good about themselves!!

Sigh….

Read more about Farrah’s story if you can stomach it….

My First Electrolysis Appointment for the New Year!


So I was looking into some electrolysis for the new year to be rid of this facial hair once and for all!

My facial hair does not bother me nowhere near as much as it did when I was younger, but it’s simply something I want to do for me to better myself and my self image.

So I found a spa in my area that offers all types of services, but the electrologists in the shop is not only experienced, but she performs laser hair removal as well. How awesome is that!?

I plan on having my consultation sometime this week, since she said that was the protocol for getting services which did not surprise me. When I had my electrolysis done before, I had to have a consultation. No big deal.

The lady’s name is Debbie and from the information on the website, she has been doing electrolysis for 20 years.

I researched her and I did not find much information on her, neither did I find any complaints of her work. And the salon she works at has no complaints as well in the electrolysis services.

Sometimes, depending on the state you are in, it’s hard to find licensed electrolysis businesses because performing electrolysis does not require having a license in Virginia.

That’s why it is crucial to do a little digging on any practicing electrologist (or any professional in general) so you know what you are getting into. I usually pay attention to the licenses that should be on display in any esthetician-like office or hair salon, nail salon, medical spa, etc.

But for the most part, I am psyched to finally be getting this done! After a little digging, I found that after 5-6 treatments on my areas of most concern, I should be fair free! I cannot wait either!

I am aware that it will not be terribly comfortable; I am considering  some numbing creams I can start to invest in.

I will detail as much as I can about my treatments. My hope is to be allowed to take some pics or a short video of my progress.

Read more about Debbie here.

Stay tuned!

 

Smoking Weed May Slow Hirsutism?!?!?!


Marijuana leave. Courtesy of nationalallianceofmarijuana.wordpress.com

Happy New Year!!

While I am not a smoker and I cannot stand to be around smoke very long, I know a lot of women who are. Furthermore; some of those women are abnormally furry.

I just always thought it was because they were genetically hairy to begin with but I found a European medical article that states that smoking can in fact influence hirsutism.

Basically, a smoker’s hormones are tossed outta wack as well. The activity of smoke may somehow disturb the synthesis of androgens to estrogens and may increase a woman’s androstenedione level. Androstenedione is a hormone level that is very likely to be tested when you go and chat with an endocrinologist about your hirsutism.

Now, my assumption is that this article is talking about cigarettes.

Read more about that article here.

Marijuana, on the other hand, contains phytoestrogens.

According to an article in the U.S. National Library of Medicine website, apigenin, is the phytoestrogen in cannabis. The crude marijuana (or pure cannabis) was condensed (likely chemically) to smoking form and given to baby rats and showed no increase or decrease to estrogen activity.

My thought is take the phytoestrogens in pure cannabis and do the test? Phytoestrogen activity may level out the already increased testesterone in a hirsute women…or I guess it would! I am sure there’s a lot more doctor-shit to it than what my pea-brain can decipher!!!

They only tested on the rats with a manipulated type of weed and got no results. If using rats and pure cannabis, they may field more provocative results. But then again, pure cannbabis may be too strong for baby rats and might kill them. Plus, it may make the rats addicted to it.

So in doing the test on pure weed, they may be doing more harm to poor baby rats….even worse, poor HUMANS!

So if estrogen is down and androgens are increasing or staying level, it makes sense that a woman may appear to have more manly features like extra muscles mass and/or body and facial hair if she smokes, especially cigarettes.

As I stated, I personally hate smoke. Both of my kids were born premies so I am very particular of having them around smoke, even now as school age children.

And smoke just makes your clothes and breath and car and house STINK! (Sorry to the smokers reading this! I am not talking about YOU personally! I’m talking about your SMOKE!)

If you are hirsute and are a smoker, my educated guess would be to stop smoking first of all. If you were not hirsute before smoking, then clearly the smoking caused it. It’s possible it could have been a combination of other factors like age, weight, hormonal level, medications, etc. as well.

Thanks for reading!!

 

 

Thank you All for Reading my Blog!!! Here are My Hirsutism Resolutions for 2013!!!!


As the year comes to an end, I want to take this time out to thank each and ever last one of you around the world for reading my crazy blog and viewing my outrageous photos!

I know for the non-hirsute eye, my blog is a little….weird….but for the young hirsute girl in the USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Russia, France, Brazil and many other corners of the globe, this blog has been a small haven for girls who need the support in dealing with such a bothersome condition.

This is a dream in the making for me as I have big aspirations for this blog and even more, supporting more women dealing with this condition.

I have dealt with idiopathic hirsutism for most of my life and I am actually doing something about it and in doing something, I hope to help as many other hirsute women as possible.

I also hope to educate people on this condition so they recognize how painful it can be to deal with and how bad it can truly damage a girls self-esteem.

In doing this, I created a list of “to do” things for the New Year!

  1. Create a large support website for all things hirsutism. It will be a go to place for all girls and women dealing with this!
  2. Write a book about my struggles with hirsutism and how I managed it.
  3. Perhaps make 1 and 2 an income for myself and become a true business woman!
  4. Restart my soap business. Yes, I love making homemade soaps!! The book in the link is one I actually own!
  5. Not be so self-conscious about wearing bikinis. I have even considered having calendar made when I am a little more big time!
  6. Consider taking dating a little more serious. I never been married and it seems like it would be nice! Maybe a little… 🙂
  7. Manage my money and try to pay of something on my outrageous student loans!

I’m sure this list will grow but I know for a fact I want to tackle these 7 things. 7 is a good number I think!

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!!!

 

 

Ingrown Pubic Hair vs. HPV and other STDs!!


How do you distinguish the two…or three!?

I will be brave and admit to having both. I dealt with a dirty ex several years ago when I just started college, and well, the rest is very gross, painful history!

On the other hand, an ingrown hair is easy…you will see the hair within the pimple. Sometimes, especially for darker toned women, the ingrown may even appear very dark or even black, especially if your vagina hairs are dark too.

This is not for only hirsute girls or girls who think they have hirsutism. An ingrown hair can happen to anyone.

Mine are occasionally very dark also; that’s how I know it’s an ingrown.

Some ingrowns are so obvious, you can almost pull the hair out yourself.

Most of them are painful though.

The best way to avoid ingrown hairs is to keep that area lubricated at all times. Consider waxing and not shaving and if you do shave, use an electric shaver that doesn’t go all the way to the skin….for me, it kinda gives the bikini line a close cut per say as opposed to a Brazilian wax!

Ingrown Cooch hairs. Courtesy of twigsandberriesbook.com

Now, HPV (human pailloma virus) on the other hand, for me, appeared as a small cluster of white bumps on the vagina with no hairs in them. These actually appear in my vagina, not on the skin where pubic hair grows (that’s a HUGE difference between the two!) I also had some appear in a small patch on the side of my knee on both legs!

An example what HPV may look like for men or women. Courtesy of std-aid.com

See, when you have a HPV or even a herpes out break, since the two look so similar, they can appear anywhere on the body…mouth, hands, pubic area, legs, arms, fingers.

For me, the HPV was not painful to the touch, but getting treated for it was holy hell! When I went to the clinic to get checked out, they had to scrape my vagina to test the fluids and I screamed like a baby.

Though HPV was not painful to the touch, walking and even sleeping was painful because I was rubbing my legs against my vagina of course. It got so bad, I had to walk with a limp for a day or two.

I got completely treated for my HPV shortly after. The funny thing is while there is no cure for it, it’s one of those type of viruses that just goes away on it’s own. Thankfully, it’s gone from my body and has ever returned! Therefore; no long term medication is required from it!

But it did cause my cervix to have some abnormal cell growth and out of the fear of developing cancer, my OBGYN had those cell frozen. That was nearly 8 years ago. I’m blessed to say that did not develop into cancer! 🙂

A herpes outbreak, however; may require on going treatments for the long term. That’s just my guess. I never had herpes but because it is a more complex disease, it may require a lot more attention from a medical professional.

So that is the difference between an ingrown hair and HPV. One spreads, the other doesn’t. One (unless it is deeply infected) does not require major medications, the other does. One may itch like hell, the other may give you difficulty trying to piss. One may look like a typical zit, one looks just…strange! One can be removed with a sterile needled and a steady hand, one shouldn’t EVER be touched unless by a doctor. One cause unsightliness, one potentially causes cancer.

That’s why it pays, ladies and gentleman, to maintain your check ups, and choose partners wisely. My situation was pretty bad and embarrassing but it could have been WAY worse!

Side note: The moron that gave me the HPV denied it and said I need to monitor the way I wipe my ass better after using the bathroom…..Needless to say, we stopped being friends after that statement and I never looked back.

For more information about HPV click here on the U.S. National Library of Medicine dialogue about HPV and Herpes.

Thanks for reading and wrap it up!!!

 

The Simultaneous Hirsutism and Dreadlock Struggle!


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Mo’s Locs!

The natural hair movement, especially for African and African-American women, has been booming for decades. Some black women have never chemically processed their hair ever!

I have not had a perm in my hair for years now because my hair just got on my damn nerves. Not my neck and chin hair this time!

My hair on my head is very thick and somewhat lengthy so combing and brushing everyday was a serious chore.

Just like tweezing and waxing and shaving was a horrid chore I dreaded…

I wore braids, cornrows, perms, wigs…you name it, I rocked it. Sometimes, not too good!!! Luckily, I don’t have pics of those hideous hair styles!

I remember dying my hair a lighter brown and ALL my hair fell out! That was a little traumatic, by the way…

But it is very ironic…around the time I decided to do something serious about my hirsutism, I decided to seriously do something with my kinks!

I cannot say I stopped caring about my extra thick hair or my hirsutism, but I started to care about managing both much better.

With my hair, I honestly can say that occasionally, I got me down. I started feeling like I was not as attractive as some of my fellow fairer-skinned African-American women who happen to have finer hair than me. (Sadly, this has been an ongoing battle with black women. And the more cultural experiences I have, I realize that in some cases, people do prefer the fairer to the darker in many other cultures too…Again, these are just MY experiences! My experiences may not be the same as yours!)

I started to feel like no one would be attracted to a woman with kinks or a woman who wore the hell out of fake hair. (But I know that’s a bad assumption now!)

Similarly, I felt the same way about my hirsutism: who would want me with all this extra hair on my face? Who?! What successful marriages do I know of where the woman had hirsutism and the man was totally and completely happy with her? I knew of none and to this day, I still don’t!

But then something magically happened: I stopped giving a shit about both!

I stopped caring about my hair! I knew I needed to find a way to maintain but I stopped shoveling so much money into my hair. The braids, perms and wigs were taking a toll on my pay checks and the health of my hair! Also, as a child, I had extremely long hair….my hair has never been that length since. I figured if I could make my hair as virgin as possible (meaning, as chemical-less as possible, basically the way my hair was before my first perm) it would eventually get to that length.

And when I started dreadlocking my hair, that’s exactly what happened! My hair feels full and I know it’s quite long because there are places on my head that were near bald that are dreadlocking beautifully.

I love my dreads so much I even started to dread my daughter’s hair. I know their hair is growing great. Take a look at my daughter’s dread that I combed out just the other day. This is the length of her hair after stretching it completely out:Kira's Locs

So as you can see life got much better for my hair and my hirsutism when I simply stopped caring so damn much about both! I found a method to get rid of my worse spot for my hirsutism, which is my neck, very easily (Panasonic epilator…Google it!) as opposed to wrecking my skin with spending hours tweezing each facial hair and for my head hair, I simply started growing small dreadlocks.

My dreads have gotten nothing but raves from people, especially complete strangers!

I love the natural hair look, I even took some professional braiding and dreadlocking classes for it! (Check off the Bucket List!)

So you will find things in life easier to deal when you simply….stop trying to deal with them soooooo hard!

Chill and don’t be scared to try something new for yourself. The epilator looks and sounds scary but it works wonders on my neck hairs. And I got use to the pain. It certainly does not measure up to the pain of laser hair removal! And growing my dreads means I can be diverse as well as saving me hundreds at a salon!

Thanks for reading!

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