Post # 1
The time has come for me to address something I have been attempting to ignore for a fair while now. Upper lip hair. Ugh. I’m very dark haired and pale skinned which means that every last hair shows up! I don’t get too many but I got into the bad habit of shaving my upper lip or plucking it occasionally, neither of which work for me!
What would you recommend that doesn’t need doing too frequently?
Post # 3
Wax away. If you can afford it laser.
Post # 4
I also have dark hair and very fair skin (I’m usually one of the lightest 2 shades when it comes to foundations, but a very dark brunette). I used to thread my face ($20 for face and eyebrow threading at this place by my house), until I started laser. If you’re only going to do the upper lip, I would recommend electrolysis, if it’s in your budget. Laser is cheaper, but more sessions. Electrolsis is one time and more painful usually. Both are permanent.
Post # 5
I use a cream and then I pluck any additional hair that pops up.
Post # 6
Laser! Pricy, but very worth it in the long run… Before I lasered my lip I used to get it threaded so that’s also a no mess option.
Post # 7
I pretend it’s not there, and hope to God everyone else does the same thing.
My SO pointed it out once and I was so mortified. But the thought of having to bleech it or shave it scares me because I don’t want it to grow back like this
Post # 8
Wax. I’ve been doing it for a few years now (maybe 5ish?) and it’s now so thin and so light I only have to do it twice yearly. I used to have to do it every month like clockwork.
Post # 9
I don’t get lip hairs, but do get chin hairs and I’ve been epilating for quite a while. It seems to last a lot longer than plucking and doesn’t take anywhere near as long to do. I just make sure to do it while Mr CL is out of the house
Post # 10
I use hair removal cream, you only need to leave it on for a few mins and then you wipe it off, its pain free and lasts ages and when u see a first glimpse of hair then you can use it again even on short hair.
BUT!! be careful that you are not alergic to it first by doing a test patch! you in no way want a fat red rash on your upper lip you’d be better off keeping the tosh 😛
Post # 11
i would suggest waxing as the cheapest alternative. the hairs will grow back thinner and sparser.
i wax my upper lip and find i do it less and less frequently over the years. i do it at home myself.
shaving will only make the hairs grow back thicker.
laser can be expensive and will take a few sessions but apparently works.
Post # 12
I wax and use Sally Hansen cream hair removal in between session. Occasionally I’ll pluck if a hair is missed. I definitely think upper lip hair can be controlled!!
Post # 14
I thread and its such a neat, no-mess solution. I will likely laser at some point in the future, but I’m still a bit wary of lasering. Fiance is frightened that it will somehow do longterm damage to my skin.
Post # 15
OMG I get thick chin hair.
I don’t just let it sit there or anything, but I hate it so much. 🙁
Post # 16
I have just started noticing that I am getting lip hair, but it is thin and blonde so I don’t know whether I should start waxing or just leave it be?