Chin Hair Removal: How to Get Rid of Chin Hair

If I look closely in the mirror I can already spot some hairs that are going to become troublesome in the future but I already know all about how to get rid of chin hair so I’m not worrying too much.

At least, I know which method I’m going to use. But if you don’t or you want to try another chin hair removal method, I’m sure this post will help you.


I still postpone for as much as I can the time when I will have to remove my chin hair.

When the time comes, I’ll first use cold facial wax strips because they’re easy to use. If I apply some aloe vera gel after and my usual moisturizer (argan oil), my skin shouldn’t get irritated.

After a while, when my skin gets used to the whole hairs being removed from the root process, I will use my epilator with the facial cap on, on speed 1.

Now that you know my plan, let’s talk more about the various ways on how to get rid of chin hair.

a women's hair free chin


If you want to know how to get rid of chin hair without feeling any pain or discomfort, shaving is the obvious answer.

don't use a regular razorI’m not talking about shaving in the traditional sense, where you have to use hot water and a shaving cream. There are special facial razors, one of the best beeing the Tinkle razor.

How does it work?

You use it directly on dry skin without any preparation or fuss. It cuts the hairs in a matter of seconds, whether you have peach fuzz or coarse hairs. After that, all you need to do is apply a moisturizer.

The Tinkle is sharp enough to cut the hairs but the blade is made with the thought of removing facial hair only so there’s no risk of cuts or nicks.

The downside:

You will have to repeat the process in 2-3 days.

Some women might have to shave daily. It’s quite inconvenient from this point of view but at least it’s a cheap method and you will be hair free in no time.

Hair Removal Creams

depilatory creams for chin hair removal

Hair removal creams are the second chin hair removal method that is totally painless.

Even so,

The process is a bit more complicated than shaving. It takes a bit longer and you must be more careful with how long you leave the cream on the skin, otherwise it might cause burns. It’s all about following the instructions precisely.

The best hair removal cream for face at the moment is the Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, for which there are two options:

  • for fine to medium hairs
  • and for medium to coarse

They’ve even considered this because it’s completely different dissolving the fine to medium hairs than it is dissolving the medium to coarse ones.

The Olay is my top recommendation for any type of facial hair removal, in this case it’s the answer to how to remove chin hair if you want to use a depilatory cream.


It also comes with the Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, which is applied prior to the cream for protecting the skin from the chemicals that are only intended for dissolving the hairs not for harming your beautiful facial skin.


threading facial hairUnlike the above two methods on how to get rid of chin hair (shaving and hair removal creams), threading is not painless. It’s a bit painful but manageable.


You need to find a professional. I definitely wouldn’t be able to remove hairs from the root with just a thread. I still find it amazing but this is an ancient method. It has withstood the test of time because it’s that good. It’s still really popular.

Why do I recommend it for chin hair removal and overall facial hair removal (sideburns, cheeks, upper lip, and so on)?

Because it’s less likely to cause irritation and breakouts, unlike the next two methods (waxing and epilation). If you have sensitive skin, threading is the first thing you should try if you want to remove those hairs from the root.

You still need to moisturize after each session but that’s mandatory no matter which chain hair removal method you’re using. It’s the same for the rest of the body.


waxing your chin hair with wax strips

When it comes to waxing your chin hair or any facial hair, there’s one decision to be made first:

Are you going to use hard wax, the type that needs to be melted then it hardens and then it can be pulled with the hairs from the root?

Or are you going to use cold facial wax strips, the type that are applied directly on the skin and then pulled without needing to get the right temperature and stuff like that?


Using cold facial wax strips is really easy, not messy, fast, and perfect for any beginner, even if it’s your first chin hair removal. I’ve used them for many years to remove my upper lip hair before switching to epilation.

It’s what I also recommend for chin hair removal.

Unless you’re an experience user who has used waxing for body hair removal for a long time. In that case, you can use a waxing kit.


removing facial hair with an epilator

Last but not least on how to get rid of chin hair, there are tiny devices with a lot of rotating tweezers that grab the hairs and pull them from the root.

I’m talking about epilators. I use such a device with a facial cap attached on to remove my upper lip hairs.

This method is a bit more painful than waxing, which in turn is a bit more painful than threading. So, on the pain scale we have threading, waxing, and epilators.

Even so, the process is really fast in a minute I’m done with all my upper lip and I only have to repeat the same thing in two weeks’ time.

I hope that the chin area is not as sensitive as my upper lip. But I’m not to eager to find out on my own, so maybe you can help me by telling me how it’s been for you.

Epilators are popular for a number of reasons:

  • they’re cheap because once you pay for a device it will be with you for many years, there’s no refills no nothing;
  • not messy at all;
  • really easy to use by anyone;

You can get a facial epilator, at the moment the Emjoi e18 is one of the best facial epilators, or you can get an epilator for the body that also comes with a facial cap.

What else do you need to know?

As I already said, if you have sensitive skin or if you’ve suffered from breakouts, it’s best to start with threading or with using cold facial wax strips for your chin hair removal. After a year or so, you can get an epilator.

Besides all the above ways on how to get rid of chin hair,

There are two more chin hair removal methods that I haven’t tried on any part of my body or face.

One is laser hair removal, which offers long results, no hair regrowth for at least 2 years, and the other is electrolysis, which is permanent. The hairs will be gone for good.

What do you think, what will your answer be to how to get rid of chin hair, which method is the most convenient for you?

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