(Closed) Facial Waxing???

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was just like you, hesistant to get it waxed because I was worried it would grow back darker and thicker. 

To me it does look like it is darker and thicker but I also don’t know if it is my imagination.  LOL.  Plus as you age the hair stuff just get worse so it could just be I am getting older and it is naturally just becoming more prevalent. 

It isn’t too expensive and it does last a decent amount of time.  I have hair that grows back quickly and it looks pretty smooth for about a month.  If you already get your eyebrows waxed what is the worry about the chin and lip?  You are doing the same thing just in a slightly lower location. 🙂

Post # 4
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

“I’ve considered getting those areas waxed, but am nervous that it will make the hair grow back thicker and darker and faster.”

That’s not how waxing works. Your hair will grow back like brand new hair, so if it’s already thin and soft, it’ll come back that way. Waxing can decrease hairgrowth over time (though only a bit). I would definitely wax for your wedding maybe 3 days before and also 4 weeks before that so you can make sure you don’t react poorly.

Post # 5
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i’ve been waxing my own lip for years.  i don’t think it comes in darker or thicker.  in fact, i find that i am doing it less and less.  i think if you cut or shave it, it will come in thicker.

if you are already doing your brows, just have them do your lip and chin.  don’t be embarrassed.  those estheticians have seen it all.  it’s their job.

Post # 6
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Stace126:  How many are a few? I have three that come out of my chin, three coming out of other areas of my face, and maybe five on my upper lip (left side also, lol). I tweeze them every couple of weeks.

Post # 7
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Stace126:  Don’t wax or tweeze or thread!  No pulling of any kind for hair that is hormonal.  I get Electrolysis done on my face every other week and have been going for several years.  Since you only have a few thick, dark hairs, it shouldn’t take as long for you, just a few months most likely.  Electroylsis is the ONLY thing that is PERMANENT.  Laser IS NOT.  The thing about hair is that there are many different cycles and everyone’s cycle is different.  So for one person it might only take a short period of time for one area and for another person it’ll take twice as long for the exact same area.  Electrolysis is slightly pricey and it’s a little painful in certain areas, but you will not regret it.  I used to have a lot of thick hairs on my chin and they’re gone now! It’s a time consuming process, but it works and you’ll never regret it.  Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. 🙂

Post # 8
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just pluck my few hairs (like… 3 on my chin and 2 on my lip that are dark {there are some generally fine hairs on my lip, but I ignore those and just pluck the darker/thicker ones}) like greenidlady said 🙂

Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mypinkshoes: I agree with everything in your comment.

There is nothing wrong with waxing. There are so many different opinions out there and as someone who waxes at home, it does the trick well. Why pay $100+ for a treatment that doesn’t show results right away when you could do it yourself at home for less than $10 and get instant results? Waxing is cheap even if you go to a salon and plucking is free!



Post # 10
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wax my upper lip, eyebrows, and underarm..the lip hurts the most for me, but my skin is also sensitive. I would rather go through a quick moment of pain rather than have a mustache. I got my waxing done yesterday and my wedding is July 14th..it lasts about 6 weeks on me. 

Post # 11
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m a licensed skincare therapist, and as mrsSonthebeach said, waxing will have just the opposite effect – it will actually make hair grow back thinner and sparser the more often you wax.

I don’t have excessive hair growth, but I wax everything on my face (eyebrows, upper lip, chin, jawline, etc.) simply because I prefer the smoothness and the way makeup goes on so much better.

Post # 12
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I use GIGI microwavable hard wax on my upper lip. It’s kinda messy if you’re not used to using the little spatula to apply the wax, but honestly, it really doesn’t hurt as much as you’d expect it to. I do it maybe once every month-2 months. Hair grows in thin and fine. I’ve also tried Sally Hansen body wax strips. They’re the kind you warm up by rubbing between the palms of your hands. It’s less messy, but I don’t like the results as much as with the GIGI.



Post # 13
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I used to get my lip waxed all the time but stopped when I started getting laser. The laser takes a long time to fully eradicate all the hairs and since I’ve just gotten extremely busy and stopped going the hair has definitely grown back but SO much less. When I used to wax, I mean it grew back the same as it did before I waxed. I didn’t notice it getting darker but it definitely didn’t get better. I hated feeling like I had a moustache two weeks after getting it done.

As far as the stray chin hairs I would just pluck those. I think everyone has them and if I find one I just tweeze it out. 

Post # 14
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wax my upper lip on occasion (and tweeze if I need a quick fix).  It definitely doesn’t grow back in darker or thicker.

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