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Top lip - wax or thread?

(29 Posts)
ChablisChic Sat 06-Dec-14 12:37:51

Have a bit of a 'tache going on. It's only noticeable in some lights, and the hairs are fairly fine, but I'd like to get rid of it before Christmas.

Any useful advice as to whether waxing or threading would be the most effective? I'm not too bothered by the pain aspect, I think I have a pretty high pain threshold!

boxoftissues Sat 06-Dec-14 16:39:15

Threading for upper lip and eyebrows

SquidgyMummy Sat 06-Dec-14 16:48:54

waxing (in a salon though)
I had threading once and my eyes were streaming I am a pain wuss

Samantha28 Sat 06-Dec-14 17:30:21


I'm a big baby and I find it ok

rockpinkpumpkin Sat 06-Dec-14 17:34:11


Tigresswoods Sat 06-Dec-14 17:37:53

Either. I doesn't matter.

Voice of years of experience sadly.

LoafersOrLouboutins Sat 06-Dec-14 20:32:59

I hate to be the voice of doom but as somebody who has been getting their upper lip waxed for years (I'm 33 and started waxing when I was 15) , I have more fine lines on my upper lip than anywhere else on my face. The rest of my skin is great, but I do have fine lines around my upper lip. I asked a beautician and she said waxing can thin the skin so it is more prone to wrinkles. I've now been threading for 5months and hope it will halt the fine lines a little!

lunar1 Sat 06-Dec-14 20:35:50

Threading, it hurts slightly more but waxing doesn't agree with my skin.

Wrongornot Sat 06-Dec-14 20:38:11

this (ebay link)

daimbardiva Sat 06-Dec-14 21:39:54

I just use facial hair removing cream from boots. Cheap, cheerful and does the job

marriednotdead Sat 06-Dec-14 21:51:31

I've tried home waxing, Veet, threading and that epistick.

Veet- doesn't last long enough.
Epistick- ouch.
Threading- double ouch (I get my eyebrows done so not a complete wuss)

Home waxing using Boots sensitive strips seems to work ok for me.
I'll live with the fine lines!

Hoolit Sat 06-Dec-14 21:51:37

I have no experience of threading as no local salon offers it but waxing gives me spots.

minibmw2010 Sat 06-Dec-14 22:50:04

Threading gives me terrible spots (aside from the pain, OMG!!!). And then I scar, I assume because the skin is so thin, v annoying

AppleYumYum Sat 06-Dec-14 23:14:49

I've always bleached mine and it seems to disappear after that. Does anyone else do that or is it old school?!

Bunbaker Sat 06-Dec-14 23:27:40

Superdrug offers threading, and so does Debenhams.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 06-Dec-14 23:38:58

I use a hot wax when I think my 'tasche is getting a bit obvious.

Loafers I'd add that the upper lip is one of the most mobile parts of the face.
Drinking, using a straw, smoking , all causes the top lip to pucker.
Top lip is also very prone to sun damage .
I cannot imagine that using a wax when needed would have that much effect?

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 06-Dec-14 23:43:34

What wrongornot said. Springy face torture thing.

ChablisChic Sun 07-Dec-14 11:42:24

It's obviously a split decision! I've seen those springy things before and wondered about them - I do epilate legs and underarms but haven't been brave enough to try on my top lip. Perhaps I'll pluck up the courage and see how it goes.

Wrongornot Sun 07-Dec-14 17:34:57

Springy face torture thing changed my life <dramatic>

No more hair between beauty appointments, no more making or paying for beauty appointments, just an outlay of £1.99 and two minutes of time every couple of days. Win. Win. Win.

XiCi Sun 07-Dec-14 17:46:35

I second that waxing causes fine 'smokers lines', it tears at the delicate skin. I wish my beautician had warned me earlier, so definitely threading or hair removal cream.

LumionaMoonsplash Sun 07-Dec-14 17:53:05

I'dd recommend bleaching if its fine hair. I've done waxing / hair removal cream / facial epilator / Laser. Since the laser removed the thick hairs, Jolene bleach is all I need every month or so to remove the light shadowy bit.

JuniorMumber Sun 07-Dec-14 18:13:58

Waxing or threading - I do both, the results are the same in my book. I wax my own tache with Veet strips (beware, the first time you do it you may get a red mark on your upper lip for hours, so don't do it before you go out).

Don't bleach it - you can still see the hairs really clearly in certain light.

EmilyGilmore Sun 07-Dec-14 18:18:03

Threading. I've been doing it for a couple of years and love how clean it feels afterwards. Stings like fuck but is over in a minute. The very first time I did it I felt numb for days!

I pay £2.50 at Superdrug atm. Used to pay £10 at posh salon. Ridiculous for a 2 min process.

Roussette Sun 07-Dec-14 18:48:14

Another one for threading. It hurts to buggery but it's quick.

Waxing doesn't get the really stubborn hairs out and threading lasts longer. I go to Superdrug and pay more than £2.50! If I have eyebrows and upper lip done, it's about £16!

Bunbaker Sun 07-Dec-14 19:25:03

Perhaps different Superdrug stores charge different rates. In Sheffield and Barnsley it costs £2.50 for upper lip and £5 for eyebrows. £16 sounds a lot. Is this in central London?

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