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Gross sorry - upper lip hair removal question

(15 Posts)
babyphat Sat 18-May-13 20:35:09

Are spots unavoidable after waxing/threading? I've been putting off getting into a regular tache removal routine as always get spots if I wax it, which looks worse than the hair. I'm blonde and not too hairy so think have got away with it. But now have noticed a couple of darker hairs so can't any longer. Tried threading at home from a YouTube tutorial and ended up with spots for a couple of days, though nothing horrific. Waxing always the same too.

Is it because I'm doing it myself? Am I just grubby? Any tips or wonder products? Fwiw I always had the same thing after bikini waxing, both home and salon ones.

IkeaIdea Sat 18-May-13 20:54:45

I always had the same problem, I use the JML wand thing now and get no spots now.

babyphat Sat 18-May-13 21:12:48

Ooh what is this wand of which you speak? Will google

babyphat Sat 18-May-13 21:14:43

Is it a shaver ikea? Isn't there stubble??

toucancancan Sat 18-May-13 21:16:10

Have you thought about getting electrolysis?

feelthis Sat 18-May-13 21:20:49

You need an epicare cost buttons on ebay. Will a bit painful first time for the big blitz but do it every other day going forward and it take but a minute

cocolepew Sat 18-May-13 21:25:12

I use a facial hair remover for sensitive skin, think it's Nair. After using it I give myself a moustache and beard like santa of Sudacrem.

Works a treat and I have a 'tache like Freddie Mercury.

babyphat Sat 18-May-13 21:34:57

feelthis is that an epilator? I have a regular one would that do?

babyphat Sat 18-May-13 22:26:48

feelthis is that an epilator? I have a regular one would that do?

SingingSilver Sat 18-May-13 23:42:27

I use a little £1.99 epilator, it just looks like a long spring with plastic knobs on the end. Works like a charm, I just run it over my lip every few days for maintenance. I think it's called a hair removal device, there are loads of them on ebay.

raisah Sun 19-May-13 06:19:55

I apply a thin layer of vaseline before putting on hair removal cream (Boots or superdrug brand). This stops the redness that you get and the stinging srnsation if you have sensitive skin. Also do it before you go to bed so your skin is back to normal in the morning.

babyphat Sun 19-May-13 07:34:15

Thanks all, will try epilator. Would rather yank it out at the roots rather than cream so will try that first. grin at coco's sudocrem Santa beard!

QuinnFabray Sun 19-May-13 09:23:33

Facial hair trimmer here too (JML or there are other brands). Does my nose and chin hair too! It's the only thing that works for me, leaving no rash or spots. I do my bikini line with it too.

EuroShaggleton Sun 19-May-13 10:41:51

I used to get the same problem - a spot moustashe instead of a hair one - great! I use veet now.

kotinka Sun 19-May-13 10:55:00

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