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Dealing with hairs on your upper lip. What's best?

(46 Posts)
Madratlady Tue 30-Apr-13 18:25:40

I have quite a few hairs on my upper lip, mostly light but a few dark which I bleach. I want rid altogether though because it makes me self conscious. What's the best and most permanent method of hair removal for that area? Wax? Laser? Something else?

Dontbugmemalone Tue 30-Apr-13 18:54:11

I use an epistick. It costs about £2-3 from ebay.

It pulls out the hairs like plucking but it's quicker IMO.

Dontbugmemalone Tue 30-Apr-13 18:55:20

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monsterchild Tue 30-Apr-13 18:55:26

I have been studiously ignoring mine, but they haven't left yet. I am curious to see if other methods are better!

Dontbugmemalone Tue 30-Apr-13 18:55:58

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Tottyandmarchpane Tue 30-Apr-13 18:59:37

Threading - amazing. Disappears for ages. Great for eyebrow shape too.

VivClicquot Tue 30-Apr-13 19:03:50

Threading. Always threading.

BastardDog Tue 30-Apr-13 19:07:46

I wax.

wankerchief Tue 30-Apr-13 19:13:18

I get my tash threaded. I am greek and hairy if i didnt id have a full on tash and beard

Pinkflipflop Tue 30-Apr-13 20:23:56

Phillips lumea absolutely brilliant!

missnevermind Tue 30-Apr-13 20:41:50

Oohh I have an epistick. I have used it for years. But never knew what it was called.

blibblibs Tue 30-Apr-13 20:48:43

I bought an epistick after another thread on here - it was without a doubt the most painful thing I've ever used on my top lip.

Laser was good but not permanent so now I just use sensitive Nair removal cream. Found that the best after trying most on the market.

Corygal Tue 30-Apr-13 21:15:27

Epilate - fast, cheap - or threading.

LifeofPo Tue 30-Apr-13 21:16:27

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LifeofPo Tue 30-Apr-13 21:21:37

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verygentlydoesit Tue 30-Apr-13 21:23:52

Used to get mine waxed at salon. Now I do it myself, quick, painful for a nanosecond and easy.

I find it best to do it in small sections as its not a good idea to recover areas as that can cause soreness.

kingbeat23 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:28:33

Wax or threading. DO NOT PLUCK! I got in the habit of plucking and now look like Tom selleck but it all grows at random times. I've taken to bleaching until its the same length and then thread again!

Pinkflipflop Tue 30-Apr-13 21:29:55

I have the latest one (I think) that has the attachment for using on the face.

codswallopandchips Tue 30-Apr-13 21:31:08

IPL - halfway through a course of 6 right now and the difference is amazing. Wish I'd done it sooner. Still a few stragglers here and there, but for the most part the full Freddie Mercury has gone grin

boodles Tue 30-Apr-13 23:03:31

Home waxers, what wax do you use?

ScienceRocks Tue 30-Apr-13 23:09:13

Do you have to shave before using the Lumea? And can you use the old Lumea?

zipzap Tue 30-Apr-13 23:23:18

The episticks - if I am brave enough to try them after MissNeverMind's post - are they all pretty much of a muchness on ebay or is it worth paying a bit more for one from the UK or that says it is a particular brand?

And how long do they last when you are using them? Do they wear out or break in a month or two, or are they something like combs or hairbrushes that seem to go on for a long time and then you suddenly realise that they've started to lose the odd tooth/prong and it's time for a new one. and they no longer make the only one you really like for your hair and they all seem to have doubled in price since you last bought one

StatisticallyChallenged Tue 30-Apr-13 23:24:17

You can thread your upper lip yourself - there are some videos on youtube. It's really easy.

I wouldn't do my eyebrows in case I got the wrong bit and messed up the shape (although I have tidied them up a bit with threading) but hey, any hair around my lip needs to be gone!

clattypatty Tue 30-Apr-13 23:28:31

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ItsAllTLAsToMe Tue 30-Apr-13 23:35:48

OMG, I can tell just by looking at a picture that epipens are painful beyond belief.

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