Upper lip… fuzz? (talk me off the ledge plz) Poll included

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Lip fuzz sitch
    I don't do anything for my lip fuzz : (41 votes)
    29 %
    I thread/wax my lip fuzz : (83 votes)
    59 %
    I bleach my lip fuzz : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I don't have lip fuzz : (13 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 31
    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I just shave it! It takes about three seconds and I’ve never had it grow back thicker or darker like the old wive’s tales. But I wouldn’t worry, I think it’s really only noticeable when it’s quite long and when you’re up super close to someone

    Post # 32
    1208 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

    djbeats :  ive unfortunately had a mini mustache since a teenager. I come from a hairy line of women (yeah, SUCKS!). My buddy (a sweetheart) calls it my Frida Kahlo look; i try to own it lol.


     Ive done a couple of things: pluck, shave, wax, thread. It really helps. My next thing will be to finally laser off. It doesnt grow thicker btw

    Post # 33
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    j9marie :  do it!!!! they are super cheap and worth a shot, plus during the times where I don’t keep up with it, it just grows back as peach fuzz anyway. All a myth about hair growing back thicker and darker 🙂 

    Post # 34
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    I get 3-4 dark but very fine hairs at either corner, which I pluck out.

    I also get the odd dark coarse hair on my chin which I pluck out as soon as I spot them. I hate it when the hair is too short to catch with the tweezers but I can still feel it!

    Post # 35
    6061 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m blonde and my hairs are practically invisible – but it still bothers me so I get my lip threaded lol. It takes like 2 seconds when I’m getting my eyebrows done and I find my makeup/lipstick looks a little nicer. 

    Post # 36
    713 posts
    Busy bee

    I use the Finishing Touch Flawless electric shaver thingy- it’s an Amazon bestseller. Super duper gentle, completely painless, and virtually no chance of getting injured. 

    Post # 37
    4486 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    slomotion : lol I have side burns too….I get mine threaded. I’ve almost wondered if I should let them grow and pick up a side gig as an Elvis impersonator. You should join me! We can become a famous stage  duo called The Two Elvis’s….or should that be The Two Elvii?? 😄

    Post # 38
    302 posts
    Helper bee

    slomotion :  Ugh I have this too, it’s such a pain. Any removal method makes all the fuzz on the rest of my face appear really obvious, so I’ve yet to find a solution. Basically never wear my hair up because of this. 

    Post # 39
    1353 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

    I use tweezers for my eybrows and my upper lip. My hair is very dark, so I was always very self-conscious about having hair there. I actually feel like the hair has gotten lighter/less dense since I started tweezing there. Darling Husband doesn’t even know about it.

    Post # 40
    1597 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I had mine waxed once, now I just pluck dark hairs as soon as I see them. I have to pluck daily.

    Post # 41
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I have pretty light skin and dark hair. No peach fuzz, but a few hairs that are noticeable if they get too long. I thread them myself (and my eyebrows – easy to learn with youtube). It’s cheap and takes less than thirty seconds. 

    That being said, if you’ve never noticed the hairs in your whole life don’t let one comment bother you!

    Post # 42
    146 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am surprised to hear how many women shave their upper lips! I was always told that it would result in stubble (and given that my leg hair, arm pit hair, and pubic hair grow back a little stubbley when I shave, I still have that fear).

    When I was young (12-14) I used to bleach or nair my upper lip hair.  I didn’ like how those chemicals smelt or felt, so now I wax and/or pluck my upper lip (approx. every 2 weeks).

    I also had it threaded once.  That was surprisingly painful (so I have kept waxing despite some concerns that I have heard of regarding waxing increasing wrinkles).

    As one of the PP said, I also notice lip hair on a lot of other women, so I have probably been a little more aggressive with ensuring that I have 0 lip hair at all times than I probably need to be.

    Post # 43
    1683 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Thanks to genetics and PCOS I have a very prominent ‘stach,.sideburns and quite a few chin hairs.  And I’m only 26 :(.  I get my whole face threaded – it hurts and gives me hives, but feels so nice after.  I’m supposed to get it done fortnightly but I’m more of a once every 6 weeks gal coz I’m too busy.  I have to pluck pretty much daily to keep it in line.

    Post # 44
    170 posts
    Blushing bee

    My eyebrow threader always asks if I want my upper lip, too. I’m tempted but I’ve heard it’s pure agony. What hair I have is light so i just leave it alone but if I was going to do anything it’d be laser.

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