Is it permissible for a frum man to wax facial hair?

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    Imaofthree
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    anybody know anything about this? just curious….

    #722381

    I know people that use the powder but I never heard of anyone use wax and the thought is making me squeamish so I’m going to just move on

    #722382

    arc
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    I believe it isnt

    #722383

    bpt
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    Willingly apply hot wax to my face? I’d sooner crawl over broken glass. I jump out of my skin when the havdalah candle drips on me.

    Ima of 3 (unless the 3 are girls), let me offer the best advice I know of:

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    #722384

    Imaofthree
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    Oh, sorry Derech, maybe this is TMI for some folks but I just honestly wanted to know the halacha.

    #722385

    Well all this time I thought it wasn’t allowed…you know,hubby CAN use a brow wax,now that you mention it : )

    #722387

    real-brisker
    Member

    Please rephrase the thread title for instead of “frum” to “jewish”

    #722388

    Is it permitted for a man to wear a dress??

    Have I answered the question??

    A good question would be if men are allowed to shave/trim their eyebows/unibrows?

    Or if men can use hair-dying products if they’re made for men, like Just-for-Men hair products?

    #722389

    dunno
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    BP Totty

    Girls do it all the time…

    #722390

    2qwerty
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    My original post didnt go through for some reason, mods?

    You are not allowed to destroy hair of the beard. However, mustache and eyebrows dont have that problem but waxing those areas might be a problem of acting like a woman.

    #722391

    ronrsr
    Member

    girls are much stronger than men.

    #722392

    @dunno

    girls also have babies….

    #722393

    dunno
    Member

    True but it’s usually the guys that try to act all macho. We girls are tough too 🙂

    #722394

    MDG
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    I think that it is permitted based on the idea that shaving with a razor is forbidden, but not other ways of removing facial hair. (It’s been a while for me, but see last perek of Makkot -Mishnah on 19a; Gemara on 20a and see Yoreh Deah 180-182 one of those simanim).

    The concept of begged isha only applies to removing hair where women (could) normally remove hair – underarms and below the belt (again see Yoreh Deah in about the same set of simanim).

    From Makkot 20a:

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    #722396

    bpt
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    “Girls do it all the time… “

    You got me there, Dunno. Then again, women submit to having their eyebrows plucked (yeouch!)…and pay someone to do it, no less.

    #722397

    I’d imagine that once you’ve squeezed a watermelon out of a straw, pouring molten wax on sensitive skin is like being tickled with a feather.

    #722398

    dunno
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    BP Totty

    Lol! Men will never understand it…

    #722399

    haros
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    certainly for busha, if your embarrassed by extraneous hair, its mutar.

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