How to Get Rid of Black Hair on Chin and Neck

by A.N. Pike ; Updated September 28, 2017

Get rid of pesky chin or neck hairs with Tweezers.

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Many skin blemishes go unnoticed through the use of makeup. Unfortunately, unsightly black hairs on the chin and neck do not escape the eye quite so easily. Plucking and waxing can get rid of the hairs, including the roots, but neither is a permanent solution. However, each option provides a quick fix with no noticeable hair growth for about two weeks or longer.

Plucking

Moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. Rub the cotton ball over the hair and the area around the hair. Moisten another cotton ball and thoroughly wipe down the Tweezers.

Pull the skin around the hair away from the hair with the tip of your finger. The skin must be taut.

Rest your forefinger toward the front of the Tweezers. Support the other side of the Tweezers with your thumb. Place the hair in between the two Tweezers tips. Squeeze the tips together with your forefinger and thumb.

Firmly and quickly pull the hair out by pulling the Tweezers in the direction of the hair growth.

Disinfect the area once more with a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Repeat each step with other hairs on the neck or chin.

Waxing

Thoroughly clean the area surrounding the hair with a gentle facial cleanser.

Heat your wax according to the instructions included in your waxing kit.

Pull the skin around the hair taut with your fingertips.

Spread the wax over the hair in the direction of the hair growth.

Place a muslin strip over the wax. Gently press down on the strip. This helps it adhere to the wax. Let the wax set for a few seconds. Wait until the wax cools and hardens if you use wax that does not require muslin strips.

Grasp one end of the strip or wax between your forefinger and thumb. Quickly and firmly pull the strip away from the face in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Wipe the area down with soothing after-wax lotion.

Repeat as necessary for other hairs on the chin or neck.

Tip

  • Wax and pluck your face in a brightly lit location, preferably with a magnifying mirror. Performing your hair removal in brightly lit areas with a magnifying mirror helps you see the hairs that need removing.

    Some people prefer getting rid of unwanted hair on the neck and chin through the use of depilatory creams. Whether you use these creams or wax, always make sure that you look at the ingredients for each product. Certain products contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions or are too strong for sensitive skin. Use products specifically designed for sensitive skin if you are prone to reactions.

    Trim the hairs if you do not feel comfortable plucking or waxing. Trim as closely as possible to the face.

    Shaving the hair is always an option, as well. Use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel and a sharp razor. Be cautious when shaving sensitive areas such as the neck.

    Laser hair removal and electrolysis are both hair removal options. However, you must speak with a doctor to find out if either option is right for you.

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About the Author

A.N. Pike has been a professional writer since 2006. She has worked for the "McKinney Courier-Gazette" and her campus newspaper, now freelancing for various clients. Pike earned her associate's degree in mass communications and journalism from Collin College.