Any girl wants to be beautiful, to have smooth, even skin without excess vegetation. However, more and more girls are faced with such a problem as the appearance of hair on the abdomen. We will understand the mechanism of its occurrence and consider how to get rid of unaesthetic vegetation.
Causes of hair growth on the abdomen
There are three main reasons why girls begin to grow hair on their stomachs.
Girls of eastern nationalities, as well as swarthy brunettes, are genetically predisposed to the appearance of hair on the abdomen (as well as on other parts of the body). In this case, excessive hair growth is the norm, and it is basically useless to fight it.
In the case of a genetic predisposition to increased body hair growth, there is no radical way to deal with them. It is worth not worrying about the state of the hormonal system and locally fighting excess vegetation if:
- you are a brown-haired woman or a brunette of an oriental type;
- increased hair growth has been observed since childhood;
- your parents, grandparents and other relatives have lush vegetation on the body.
To combat excess vegetation, choose one of the methods that is right for you.
Increased body hair in the abdomen in early pregnancy is a physiological norm. This is a sign of normal pregnancy and fetal development. The mechanism of its occurrence is as follows. The adrenal glands begin to intensively produce progesterone to prepare the uterus for childbirth and for the normal development of the placenta. Initially, progesterone promotes the implantation of the fetal egg and its development in the uterus.
Progesterone is a male sex hormone that helps strengthen hair and enhance their growth. This phenomenon is called hypertrichosis. The peak of hair growth occurs at 13-15 weeks of pregnancy and this is the norm.
Do not worry if you suddenly have hair on your stomach during pregnancy. After childbirth, for 2-3 months, they will begin to thin and fall out on their own (by the way, increased hair loss after the birth of a child is just due to a sharp drop in the level of progesterone in the blood).
Increased hair growth on the abdomen is a kind of “side effect” of pregnancy. Consult with a gynecologist what to do in this case. Since this is a temporary phenomenon, doctors do not recommend doing anything with unwanted hairs.
Increasingly, the cause of hair growth on the abdomen is a disease – hirsutism. It is characterized by hormonal imbalance, ovarian damage, and male pattern hair is just one of the symptoms of the pathology.
Hirsutism is an increased growth of hair as part of a pathology. As a rule, this is one of the symptoms of the disease. Hair growth is caused by a hormonal imbalance or, less commonly, a thyroid disorder.
If the growth of hair on the abdomen is accompanied by increased hair growth throughout the body, menstrual irregularities, painful menstruation, pain in the lower abdomen, weight gain, increased oiliness of the skin and the occurrence of acne of varying intensity, then hirsutism is a consequence of hormonal imbalance and ovarian dysfunction. Urgently address to the gynecologist!
Pathology of the thyroid gland.
Abundant body hair is accompanied by weakness, depression, weight gain, thirst, feeling of a lump in the throat. On the neck, a seal in the thyroid gland is clearly palpable. Urgently address to the endocrinologist!
Often, thyroid dysfunction is accompanied by a general hormonal imbalance. Failure of the production of thyroid hormones entails a violation of the function of the adrenal glands and ovaries. In this case, excess vegetation appears not only on the stomach. You may find increased hair growth on the legs, arms, around the areola on the mammary glands. Also noteworthy is the shift in the hairline on the head – hair begins to grow on the neck, below the temples and even on the cheeks. The appearance of hair on the chin and an obvious mustache is a sign of severe pathology.
Methods for dealing with vegetation on the abdomen
Consider how to deal with belly hair.
- If belly hair is a genetic feature.
In this case, you can use the following methods of dealing with annoying vegetation.
Excess hair can be shaved off. This method is painless, modern machines allow this procedure to be carried out with maximum comfort. The disadvantages of the method – the effect of shaving is no more than 2-3 days, ingrown hair and skin irritation are possible. To prevent this from happening, treat the skin with special aftershave products.
You can perfectly solve the problem of excess hair with the help of an epilator. It removes the hair from the root, after regular use, the hair becomes thinner, their growth slows down. The disadvantages of this procedure are that at first it is very painful (the skin gets used gradually) and ingrown hairs are possible. To reduce pain, use the gel before epilation, and to prevent ingrown use scrub. If the hair is ingrown – in the bathroom, gently release it from under the skin with tweezers and treat the skin area with an antiseptic gel.
If the hair is small and thin, you can use the lightening method. Hair is not removed, but becomes invisible. To do this, use hydrogen peroxide.
Cream – depilatory.
Convenient and effective hair remover. Apply the cream to the area with hair and remove according to the instructions. The effect of the remedy lasts up to three weeks. The disadvantage of the method is that an allergic reaction is possible. Do a skin sensitivity test before using the cream.
Waxing has the same effect as using an epilator. The disadvantage of the method is that it is painful, in addition, the hair must grow to a certain length.
Photoepilation, laser hair removal.
By far the most effective (and expensive) hair removal methods. To achieve the effect, you need to go through a series of procedures after a certain period of time. The disadvantages of this procedure are that there is no 100% guarantee of hair removal, in addition, there are contraindications (you should consult a doctor before epilation).
Hair can be removed with folk remedies. Some of them are quite aggressive and fraught with allergies. Here are some proven methods.
- Make a solution of potassium permanganate in a rich pink color. Wipe the stomach daily with a warm solution and apply cling film. After a while, the hair falls out.
- Mix 5 g of castor oil, 35 g of ethyl alcohol, 2 g of ammonia, and 1.5 g of iodine. When the mixture becomes…