Hi, this is an embarrassing subject but I know there are other brides out there who may be in a similar situation and so I feel my question is one that may help others too. I have pcos and therefore unwanted hair. I hate it but I cope normally. On my wedding day I don't want people to look at me as the hairy bride. I'm debating threading my upper lip for the first time a week before the wedding. Has anyone else done this with pcos and as it's my first time will it grow back normally or will it grow back thicker because of the increase in hormones you get with pcos. I felt a week is long enough in case there is a reaction and I doubt the hair would have grown again in a week. I didn't want to start it early as I know the constant hair removal overtime can make it worse for people with my condition so I wanted to do it as a one time only thing. Please help me as I feel there is no one I can talk to and female hair is a subject that can be common but open to ridicule and is. never spoken about. Hope the other answer helps other ladies too.
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Hi, beauty therapist here with 15 years experience. Threading will not cause hair to grow back thicker or darker. Neither will waxing or plucking. These methods are removing hair from the root so in fact end up coming back through finer. That is not to say that NEW hair doesnt grow dark/thick. If you are planning on having any kind of hair removal i would suggest trialling it a month before just to make sure the skin does not react aversly. Threading can feel very pinchy but it gets all of the hair out, including very short and vellous (whie fluffy hair) very effectively. If you chose to wax go somewhere that offers 'hot' waxing. This method of waxing is much kinder to skin than the warm wax that is removed with a paper strip. An oil is applied first to prevent the wax from sticking to skin anf pulling on it. It also causes less reaction than the strip wax. If you decide to use a hair removal cream please do a patch test first to check sensitivity and note that it is not being removed from the root and so wont last very long and will grow back blunt so will feel more spikey than if you remove from root. Hope that helps.