I Hirsutism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 223 People


    I deal with it a day at a time. Don't let it consume me. Yes I wish things were different. It is what it is. The thing that bothers me most is the fact that I would like to have children and I am afraid to pass it on. I hate how time consuming removing this hair is. I am always...
    Angrysouls Angrysouls
    1 Response Apr 10, 2013

    Why Isn't It That Simple

    I have Hirsutism. God that was hard to say. Since I was 14 this has been my dirty little secret it wasn't until I went to a school dance at 16 did my mom notice I had hair on my chest. I knew it wasn't normal but I never questioned it. We decided to do something about it. The...
    mollyhatchett mollyhatchett
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2013

    Hiding Something Ugly...

    I think God cursed me from the day I was born. I don't have anything. I ****** up big time. I ruin relationships I have… with my parents… friends… colleagues… partners… with everyone… I don't know what's wrong with me and I am sick and tired trying to figure it out. I...
    hirsutismlesbian hirsutismlesbian
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    Life Changing

     I remember being in my sisters room when it was first brought to my attention. I had to have been 12. My older sister looked right at me and started laughing. She pointed. She told me that i could be her brother with all "that hair" on my face. Great! Thats when my self...
    InspiredbyHair InspiredbyHair
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2011

    I am a man who pretty much all my life have

    been very very attracted to hirsute females. As you can imagine, at times I have been made to feel ashamed of my preference or told I was weird or perverted for liking a woman this way. It can be very hurtful and you start trying to conform to what society says is beautiful. In...
    DCAdventure DCAdventure
    Nov 16, 2015

    Shaving And Waxing.

    I have been surfing the web on and off looking at different medical and non-medical sites on hirsutism. (nice, the condition is so rare that my computer doesn't even recognize the word). There was plenty of info on what was causing the hair growth, but the articles were all...
    globulin globulin
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

    Why Does This Even Exist?

    This problem has really got me down. I cry most days just thinking about it and how it's not fair. Not one of my friends has this problem, except a girl who has hair that is blond and grows back much slower than mine. On top of that, she doesn't have hair on nearly as many places...
    imveryjealous imveryjealous
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    Another Sad Story, I'm Afraid.....

    I've been a bit on the furry side for as long as I can remember. It first got noticed in high school where some boys decided to start calling me 'tashima' (thanks guys) I went home and tried to cut my moustache off with scissors. It really wasn't that bad until a few years ago (I...
    lifesableach lifesableach
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    Can't Really Be Myself...

    My story started when I was very young. I started developing early, and started growing hair in unnatural places like the old ladies I saw at church every day. I remember in seventh grade I had VERY thick sideburns and noticed dark hairs growing on my chin. I always wore my hair...
    vissy90 vissy90
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    I want to die. I'm 20

    and have a gene for hirsutism, my dad is extremely hairy like gorilla hairy and i have the female version :'(. I have hair everywhere like including fingers toes feet, bum cheeks, bum, sorry to be so precise but i just need to get this off my chest, round my boobs, and some...
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I'm Just Wondering...

    If anyone uses this group anymore? I want to share my story, but I don't want to type out a long detailed descrption (which I think is important to explain how my experience having this condition) if no one really is active with this group anymore. Please let me know if I should...
    bookworm23 bookworm23
    Feb 17, 2011

    Wish There Was A Cure

    Hi. I'm new here and have been looking at this site now for some time so thought I'd share my store. I'm 24 years old, ever since I was around 15 maybe I noticed I have alot more facial/body hair than "normal". I have never talked to anyone about it because I'm too embarrasses by...
    sadxpanda sadxpanda
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    Reaching Out.

    Hello, I'm 21 years old and this is my first time really reaching out to talk to people who can completely understand my circumstance. I have hirsutism brought on by PCOS. I guess I started noticing I had an issue when I was 14, I began growing long sideburns that other girls...
    Ccgrim1291 Ccgrim1291
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    Rock Bottom.

    I'm a 17 year old girl, I've never posted anything like this before but I just wanted to tell my story I guess. I'm not desperately looking for a response or anything, I just wanted to tell someone. So ever since I was about 12, I knew something was wrong with me. It had never...
    idcutyournameinmyheart idcutyournameinmyheart
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    Where to begin? For as long

    as I can remember I have had excess body hair and have been constantly insulted, teased, bullied and ridiculed because of it. The constant bullying had become so bad during secondary school that I desperately tried to shave it all off. My hair grows everywhere. The whole of my...
    DesperateToLive DesperateToLive
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    I Just Want To Be Like Every Other Girl...

    I just want to be like every other girl.... I want to be able to wear bikinis, low cut tops, and daiseys I'd like to know when I look at myself in the mirror, I am sexy I'd like to not worry every morning I put on a shirt that if I raise my hands or grab the hand rails on...
    MsCariB MsCariB
    18-21, F
    12 Responses May 20, 2010

    I am getting quite depressed.

    I have hair everywhere. On my back, my face, my arms, my stomach and more is growing in my chest area too. It is quite tough. I am unable to be in a relationship. I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I have a beard and facial hair too which I keep plucking away, threading and...
    stuckwithhair stuckwithhair
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2014
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper
    18-21, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    Hirsute Lesbian And Proud!!!

    Cool, another blog to tell my hirsute story. At my current location hirsute women/lesbians are unsupported (Chicago, IL.). I have accepted hirsutism at 27 then I did 14 years ago. I use to consider myself suffering from werewolf sydrome til I came across the word hirsute :). I...
    uniquennmc04 uniquennmc04
    26-30, F
    Nov 27, 2012


    It is an affliction caused by a hormonal embalance. I have extra hair on my body that is not normal. I started to notice it in High School. My armhair got really thick. Then under my chin it started coming in. I didn't know it was that bad til' one day a girlfriend of mine asked...
    hairylady hairylady
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Nov 15, 2008

    I Am Woman

    I noticed the excess hair on my face when I was in junior high, shortly after puberty. I had sideburns and a mustache, and since then its developed into a full beard. I shave my chin and mustache daily and use a cream hair remover to remove my sideburns and cheek hair. I hate...
    sweetheart91 sweetheart91
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    I'm 15 and am 99% sure I have Hirsutism.

    I have not told anyone and have been living with horrible excess hair for about 4 years now. I really need help as its bringing me down so much. I hate myself and keeping it a secret it so hard! But I don't have anyone I can tell because of embarrassment. I worry so much about...
    foreverdealingwithhair foreverdealingwithhair
    16-17, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    Feeling Down

    Today I feel really down. It has been a while since I have felt like this. I usually just remove and keep moving and don't let it bring me down. But ugh does it suck when you sit and think about how you will be like this the rest of your life. About how I can't ever get up and...
    whataworldthisis whataworldthisis
    22-25, F
    Jun 21, 2013


    Well for me it started when I was about 16. I had the upper lip hair since I was a kid though. Then I noticed I had a hairy belly. From there it went on. And the upper lip hair got darker. Basically I have hair down the sides of my face, my lip and chin/underneath chin also(which...
    whataworldthisis whataworldthisis
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 10, 2013

    A Guest Post On Hirsutism...

    Hi All, We have had a guest post from a Blogger called Allerleirah all about how she deals with Hirsutism. Feel free to have a read: http://www.styleable.co.uk/2013/09/04/beating-the-beard-how-i-live-with-hirsutism/ Thanks, Kiesha Meikle www.styleable.co.uk
    StyleAble StyleAble
    36-40, F
    Sep 13, 2013

    My First Post & Not Sure How To Start

    Well I'm 25 years old & have been dealing with hirsutim from PCOS for the past 4 years. This is pretty hard to write but i want to talk to some women that go threw this as well maybe meet a friend i can talk to & we can help each other when trying to work past the feelings we...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    Hi, ladies! Does anyone have any tips

    for removing chin and neck hair efficiently? I've been struggling with hirsutism since the age of 16. I don't mind the belly button/lower stomach areas. The most debilitating area is my chin and neck. I've tried shaving, plucking, threading, hair removal cream, epilation...
    Ifinallygotadiary Ifinallygotadiary
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Can't Cope!

    Hello beautifuls :) Firstly i just wanted to say to everyone in this group your doing a fantastic job of supporting eachother! Ive suffered on my own for far too long and drove myself insane. I dont have anyone i can talk to about it because there is only my mum that knows and...
    uglyduckling91 uglyduckling91
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    Hirsutism & Relationships

    I was wondering if any of you have revealed your disorder to your significant other & how they have reacted to it. I am terrified to tell anyone, especially my boyfriend. I have usually avoided relationships altogether because I never thought it was possible for someone to accept...
    dontcare6 dontcare6
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2010
    saddeena saddeena
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    I Hate My Hair

    I am 39 years old. Last year I noticed alot of dark stubble on and under my chin. I have had laser surgery and most of the hair stayed gone for a year until now. Now I have dark hair back on my chin and on my neck also and also more above my upper lip and ive always had alot of...
    hirsute123 hirsute123
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    At-Home Laser Removal.

    Alright ladies, I've posted a couple of stories about my problem with excess hair, and I wonder if any of you have tried any of the at-home laser treatments like Flash and Go, or Tria. My main concern is that I'm mixed, and I have a darker complexion, but not too dark. I'm...
    vissy90 vissy90
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2013

    A Hairy Little Tail...Lol

    i have had a mustache ever since i was a little kid that for some reason, that dont bother me as much as the beard. to make matters worse im a pasty white irish chick with dark hair so its very noticeable. i have to shave it everyday. I wont dare to go camping cuz there is not...
    bflony bflony
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2013

    I guess I've always had this,

    since I hit puberty. It wasn't a big deal when I was younger, no one noticed (or at least said anything). Now I am 30, and the past 7 years have been the worst. Hair on my upper lip, pretty much a full beard with sideburns. Hair on my breasts and in between them. Hair on my...
    tljjrj tljjrj
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    Never Been Able To Say This In My Life..

    Ever since I was about 10 I knew something was wrong. I have excess hair on my face, mostly in the "sideburn" area, my back, my buttocks, stomach, arms and basically everywhere else. It's not dark everywhere but I have very fair skin so even the lighter hair is noticeable. I won...
    catlover93 catlover93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    Would You Want This?

    Hi. My name is Sarah and I have Hirsutism. When I first started getting excess hair I really struggled because I didn't know what was happening or what I could do about it. It took me ages to find out all the information on it, what I could do about it and I had to do this by...
    Sarahrow Sarahrow
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    My Depression Caused By Hirsutism

    I'm 43 and have had this hirsutism since very young but has got worse as vie got older it effects my life from when I wake up to when I go to sleep I live in Brighton and wish I could find other people who has this too it's worse at the moment cause summer is coming and it's nice...
    Brightonmty69 Brightonmty69
    May 17, 2012

    I Dont Want To Be Your Fetish

    I know there are many good men out there that can appreciate a woman and all her flaws. I respect that and one day hope to met a man like such. But, when im being asked to send pictures or my stubbled face, legs, "Bush"! (wtf), it doesn't make me feel respected! It doesn't make...
    InspiredbyHair InspiredbyHair
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    Feeling ugly But Vain

    It seems like a contradiction but unless your a women dealing with this its true. All I want is to feel pretty all the time not just part time when I'm hair free. Ever sense I found out about my condition I've been doing all I can to make my self at least be some what excepting...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

    Hey, I think I have hirsutism

    but i'm not totally sure. I know that the only sure way to tell would be to go to the doctor, but that would be way too embarrassing. I would have to tell my mom and dad. I'm 14 years old by the way. Also, my parents don't have medical insurance right now. In fact we don't have...
    HirsuteBallerina HirsuteBallerina
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    I Do Have Hirsutism!!

    After many years of having excess hair i finally got the courage and went to the doctors to see what was going on, to my surpise i thought it was PCOS but i was told i have hirsutism. Im glad to finally put a name to "what" i thought it was. Always since i was younger i remember...
    Jessie86 Jessie86
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2010

    Confusion . .

    I have many insecurities, most i probably will never share with another human being. I have found the courage or rather got so annoyed i have told people i grow hair on my face. It annoys me more when they look and i feel their eyes and they say nothing. Do they think i dont...
    InspiredbyHair InspiredbyHair
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2012


    I have this horrible condition I cry alot and am on tablets to stop me feeling sad I've tried most hair removal cheap and dear ones my advice is they are useless don't waste your money
    Brightonmty69 Brightonmty69
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    Is There Anything I Can Do...?

    So, I've shared one story already, but this time I want to know... Is there anything I can do? I want to know what you ladies have tried, and if anything has worked for you. I am overweight, but can losing weigh really reverse the hirsutism? I am SO tired of feeling like a man...
    vissy90 vissy90
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    Advice Please

    hi, i need some advice.My sister in law suffers from hirsutism, she hasn't got any confidence, she doesn't leave the house and hasn't got any friends to talk too. She has been prescibed dianette which will sort the issue out but she is paronode she will get a bloodclot so chose...
    annoy2013 annoy2013
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2013

    I Hope It Works

    is there anyone here has tried tria hair remover ?if so, does it work great or you're not satisfied with it!! cuz i'm seriously thinking of buying it but it's too expensive and i don't wanna waste my money for something not good ..i'm sorry for my bad English :D
    Arya94 Arya94
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013

    Cant Stand Myself.

    I am 18years old turning 19 in January 2012. I have hirsutism....it ruins my life day to day. I cant stand seeing myself in the mirror nor can i bare to look down at myself in the shower! its horrible....i have hair on my breasts, butt, my full legs, arms, cheeks, NECK, chin...
    Feelingsorry Feelingsorry
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Ruining My Dating Self Esteem

    I met this guy who I liked a lot and we decided to get intimate. I was anxious for weeks about the encounter and whether or not my beard would be thicker than his! Of shaving, nair, waxing, I decided to use my epilady the night before the big date so that any irritation could be...
    ofcoarse ofcoarse
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Sep 17, 2010

    My Story

    I have a hirsute women my whole life and always felt lonely and that I would never have a successful relationship due to this condition. Treatments are to expensive and I am tired of feeling like i am freak. I have tried to accept this and live with it as best I can but its...
    dinomite dinomite
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2010

    Me Hirsutism

    i realized that i have hirsutism a few months ago. i mean the name because i already know have to cover my hairy body. if you know what i mean . I had a 5 year relationship that ends 4 months ago and my boyfriend always made comments about my body hair. he made jokes all the...
    medullla medullla
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2010

    I'm Hairy

    I never realized I was hairier than normal until my sister pointed out my hairy chest. And my "happy trail." And my hairy lower back. I never realized it wasn't normal to have to shave your legs everyday. The unwanted hair began on my body. It didn't really bother me until I hit...
    anonymousface anonymousface
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    I Look In The Mirror And See Beauty....

    Hello my name is Scarlette and im 24 years old.I have had this condition for as long as i can remember, i used to get teased at school all the time, but dont feel sorry for me because the teasing never bothered me at all. You want to know why? Because i love who i am as a person...
    ScarletteRoss ScarletteRoss
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2011

    You Can Get A Guy

    ok so for you girls who think that abnormal hair growth will ruin dating for you. I decided to be entirely open with some guys i know about it and thay all say I still think you're beautiful and this is like six guys and I was expected an "ugh my god really you freak?" but no not...
    hirsute123 hirsute123
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    You`D Think By Now There Would Be A Way To Rid Ourselves Of This

    I have read a few of your stories. Many are quite young. I remember being 20 something and shaving. It made the re-growth much thicker and darker.I wish I had never shaved. I have been tweezing my chin area for over 10 years now. In 1996 I tried electrolysis , it did not work...
    AfraidToGetClose AfraidToGetClose
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2013
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