hey does anyone remove their upper-lip hair? how or with what method used? My concern is that I tried a hair removal lotion and yes the hairs are gone but is noticeable in the way that when I look in the mirror I can see the pores (lol I dont know what else to call it) but I have friends that use waxing as a way to remove it and it looks more smooth and I cant notice the "pores" is there a difference in the result betwen a hair-removal lotion and waxing?
will waxing it at home give me the same salon result? or will I just receive the same result as with the lotion?
PS: I guess what My problem really is, is that when I use the lotion u can actually "tell" because it looks like a finished-up shave and I'm very self-concious when near people...
I use one of those epi. type hair pulling gadgets that is so much easier than waxing without the mess of wax either. Just stick some batteries in it and run it over the hairs and it pulls them out. Doesn't feel all that great but neither does waxing. My biggest complaint with wax or the epi. thing is that the hair has to be out before it can be pulled. If all you have is fine white hairs I actually would just shave it off. AND NO...shaving goes not...I repeat...goes NOT make hair darker or thicker. That is an old wives tale!
I'm having the same problem but just a question, does anyone know a good At-home waxing products? I've heard of something called STRIP-FREE HOT WAX and somehow is used without the strips which many people say is easier but i dont know for sure, any suggestions?
At Sally's you can buy a stripless wax...it's not the sticky gooey wax like you use with a muslin strip or paper strip. You can buy the kind to put in the microwave, be careful that you don't get it too hot, and use a spatula or popsicle stick to spread it on your upper lip, when it cools, it gets very hard and you just pull it off. It's infinately easier than using the clothe strip!!!!!! I have purchased the sally hansen one but it's too sticky for my liking. I just looked it up and the one I've used is this: Ardell Surgi Wax - For Face from Sally's
hmmm, waxing looks a bit un natual.... u can do it and it will work but if u have dark hairs, as mentioned before an epilator... ones by emjoi are good, they have a cheap one out that they actaully sell on tv called tweezeeze (i know it sounds cheezy but we sold that brand at a spa i worked at) and its small if ur just gonna use it for ur face. if u have fine white hairs the only thing i can think of to try to not get a shiny smooth surface that will look pretty noticeable is plucking with tweezers? i dont know, thats all i got.....
I have fine light hair and have mine waxed at a salon. Since I have a lot of peach fuzz, we do my upper lip, chin and along my jawline. I used to be so self conscious - I love the results. Unfortunately, you do have to let the hair grow out a little before you wax again. I also get a prescription from my dermatologist that reduces how fast the hair grows back and after using for 3-4 months, I did notice a difference. It does NOT get rid of the hair, just slows down regrowth, so it's designed to use with hair removal. I haven't tried the at home products, so wouldn't know what to recommend there.
Since the upper lip is a very sesitive area, I recommend waxing rather than using an epilator. The epilator will take longer than waxing, because it rolls around constansty plucking a few hairs out, over and over again, so the pain is constant and worse and it lasts longer. With waxing, you just have to slather it on a couple times and rip off, where the worst pain will subside within a few seconds.
The best most awsome wax I have ever used it by Gigi, which you can get at Sally's. They have one specific for face, but Ive used the all purpose on my husbands or friends face (which he has really thick coarse hair) and it came out with no problem. For strips, I get muslin cloth from the fabric store and cut them up however big I want. Cloth is much better than those paper strips that you sometimes get with some waxes, because the paper ones are stiff and the cloth is easier to form onto the curves of your face or whereever.
In conclusion, they are both painful, but waxing will for sure get every little hair and the pain doesnt last as long because its a much quicker process. The other option is threading....but its more difficult and is probably a longer process than epilating. Hope it helps...
I forgot to say that epilating or threading might be your touch up option because they both can get hair that is much shorter than you can with waxing...in case you dont want to wait to grow it out everytime.