Upper Lip Hair :(

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2502 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

meadow_jersey:  I would wax, personally. I usually get my eyebrows waxed (just to shape them) when I get my hair cut. It only takes a second and the hair takes quite a while to grow back- it isn’t like shaving where you have stubble. I’m 33 weeks pregnant and it seems like my body hair isn’t growing as fast but who knows, it’s hard to tell.

Post # 4
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

meadow_jersey:  Hi! Light skinned Hispanic with a moustache here. I’ve always waxed. It doesn’t work like shaving. Shaving gives stubble because you slice all the hair off at the thicker part of the hair shaft. Waxing yanks the hair out by the root, so when it grows back it grows out thin at first… So it goes from peach fuzzy to normal instead of stubble to normal. Annoying, because shaving it would be faster. But waxing works excellently, I’d recommend it.

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Try threading specially if you have sensitive skin. I have waxed before but sometimes the wax can lift live skin cells, not pretty and painful. IMO  threading lasts longer and when the hairs do grow back they aren’t as noticeable.

Post # 7
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

meadow_jersey:  I had my upper-lip waxed for the first time about a month ago; 2 of my friends have been doing it for years and swear by it, so I took the plunge.

With waxing you will not get stubble; yes, you will get regrowth, but the hairs won’t be blunt as they are if you shave, and typically, over time, they become finer. So, you will have to spend some time with a bit of hair, but it shouldn’t be too long.

As I said I had mine done a month ago, and I’m still waiting for any regworth; it’s great! When it does grow back I’ll wait a few weeks and then get it waxed again.

Post # 8
957 posts
Busy bee

I second PP on the threading! I’d be worried about redness with the waxing, but it would be easier. If you have a few days where you can stay at home, I’d try waxing. If you get it professionally done, you’ll probably be okay. 

But I’d say the safest would be threading. I use to do that and it worked out great.. I don’t anymore because I feel like the hair isn’t noticable anymore. (Could be because of the threading, or as I got older I changed.. not sure)

Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee


blue_cat77: I also didn’t know you weren’t supposed to, and have bleached my top lip a couple of times during pregnancy. I use it as a interim between waxes, but could maybe go without if i had to and wax a bit more often. I have noticed that my lip hair seems not to grow so fast since I have been pregnant. Think it is all growing under my belly button instead!!

Post # 10
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I personally find threading 1 million times more painful than waxing.  I tried sugaring, but that really doesn’t work at all.  Waxing is the best way to go.  It’s over in a second and the redness/irritation goes away quickly.  Just be sure to go to a good salon that doesn’t double dip sticks or use too hot wax.  I have gotten burns on my face before because the wax has been too hot.  But I go to a great place now and it only costs $6.  SO much easier and faster than bleaching.

Post # 12
240 posts
Helper bee

This may be more helpful long term rather than short term (during your pregnancy), but as a former chin plucker/upper lip bleacher I have to say that having permanent hair removal through electrolysis was the best decision I ever made. I had wanted to do it for years but didnt feel I had the time to dedicate. Now that I do I pop in for a 15 minute session every 1-2 weeks, I’ve been going for a few months and the difference has been amazing! Maybe something to consider while on your mat leave so that you don’t need to continue bleaching/waxing forever!

Post # 14
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Laser hair removal might be an option too, I’m not sure the limitations for when you’re pregnant.

Post # 15
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

I’ve been waxing my lip since I was 11, no stubble! The hair grows back pretty fine and sometimes I can just pluck the strays. I get waxed every 3 weeks. If the person who waxes your lip puts their finger down immediately on the part they just waxed the pain goes away instantly.  I find threading my lip painful so I stay away from it. 

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