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I have a moustache

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RattleAndRoll Tue 14-Jul-15 12:19:23

A fine, blonde moustache.
It glistens in the sunshine.

How do I get rid of it?

I don't want to make it worse and it grows back dark, course and angry.

I'd rather an at home thing than a salon thing. I'd actually keep it if I had to go to a salon

Please help!

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 14-Jul-15 12:21:31

Have you ever tried one of these?

People rave about them.

CainInThePunting Tue 14-Jul-15 12:23:47

I take your moutashe and raise you fluffy white side burns, I epilate. Hurts like bejesus but it does the job.

BadgerCain Tue 14-Jul-15 12:27:03

*moustache. I can spell usually...

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 14-Jul-15 12:27:49

Ditto...

Is this one of those things that once you start you have to carry on with?

<curses the aging process>

<feels lucky not to have to have had to grapple with this sooner>

RattleAndRoll Tue 14-Jul-15 12:56:04

Yeah I was wondering that too. I just don't want to get short dark course stubble hmm.
How do your sideburns grow back after you epilate?
Anyone used one of those spring things?

LaceyLee Tue 14-Jul-15 12:58:52

Wax! It's easy to do at home, buy a pot of wax rather than ready made strips. I cut the material strips in to small squares. Doesn't hurt that much either.

CadiM Tue 14-Jul-15 13:14:55

The epistick is good for a fluffy 'tache. It won't grow in dark (if it wasn't dark before) or stubbly, it has the same effect as if you had waxed.

Ashwinder Tue 14-Jul-15 13:17:36

I tried an epi stick but it took ages and made my skin sore.

Now I get my upper lip threaded when I get my eyebrows done- about once every 3 weeks or so. The beautician who does it isn't the slightest bit phased and the regrowth is very fine.

Karbea Tue 14-Jul-15 13:20:05

Veet sensitive every couple of weeks. No pain and easy.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 14-Jul-15 13:25:20

Presumably the regrowth comes through short and stubbly - and therefore possibly more noticeable than untouched tache?

OriginalHugsy Tue 14-Jul-15 13:31:42

That epi stick thing didn't work for me. I have a blond tache with a few dark ones mixed in and I've taken to waxing at home myself every couple weeks or so and its easier and effective and doesn't really hurt. I've been getting the upper lip wax strips though so wondering if I could just get a wax pot and cut strips as pp above me somewhere mentioned smile

Happy36 Tue 14-Jul-15 13:35:57

Buy some sharp nail scissors and a magnifying mirror and carefully cut off the hair as close to the skin as you can. Do it in the strongest light you can (preferably natural light) so you can see all of the hairs.

Optimist1 Tue 14-Jul-15 13:38:22

I've used the epistick fairly successfully, but when I started getting my eyebrows threaded I surrendered my top lip and chin to the lovely woman who wields the cotton thread. Much better end result and well worth the short, sharp pain.

meglet Tue 14-Jul-15 13:40:07

facial wax strips. practice on your legs before you do your face, there's a knack to it.

my skin doesn't even go red when I do it now.

Blueberrymuffint0p Tue 14-Jul-15 14:00:22

I just shave mine. I've tried waxing and veet-both brought me out in a rash, I've tried plucking and that was painful and fiddly. I just run the razor over it every night while I'm washing my face-i haven't turned into Kevin Webster yet!

GatoradeMeBitch Tue 14-Jul-15 14:06:43

I shave it now. It's quick and easy, and painless! I just buy cheap mens razors from Superdrug. (Not the womens ones where you pay extra because they're pink!)

WhereYouLeftIt Tue 14-Jul-15 14:34:30

I know you say you don't want to go to a salon, but ...

I noticed a budding moustache over twenty years ago. Just a few hairs, but dark. Went to a beautician and had a course of electrolysis over a few months - every week at first, but as the hairs weakened and took longer to return, less frequently. All gone.

I now have two dark strong hairs making a reappearance, but it's taken over twenty years for that to happen. I pluck them; if any more start up I'll have electrolysis again.

Swipe of Veet, 4 minutes, wipe off then wash face.

SweetAndFullOfGrace Tue 14-Jul-15 14:38:03

I used to get mine waxed but it was causing spider veins so now I tweeze the darkest ones and ignore the rest. Everyone has upper lip hair, mine mostly isn't dark and I decided life is too short to waste energy hating it! also I am very lazy

CainInThePunting Tue 14-Jul-15 14:50:11

The epilator doesn't make it come back any different, still like down. Because it re grows from the root it isn't stubbly. It's not like a Santa beard honestly! I notice it a lot in strong light and when putting on makeup though so others must be able to see it.

I was under the impression that electrolysis only works on dark hairs, is that no longer the case WhereYouLeftIt? I haven't looked into it for years but would love to get rid of mine for the next 20 years.

newhairdontcare Tue 14-Jul-15 15:14:12

Epistick for me and I love it. I have tried waxing and threading but found I would be moustache free for around a week to 10 days and then it would grow back in until my next appointment came around. The epistick means I can keep on top of it myself (although it's not perfect - I do occasionally catch myself in the right light and realise I have missed a few stragglers).

WhereYouLeftIt Tue 14-Jul-15 15:21:39

CainInThePunting, I think the treatment that only works on dark hairs is something to do with intense light pulses? Electrolysis is a tiny needle inserted into the hair root and an electric current passed through it. This weakens the root until it eventually dies. The colour of the hair doesn't matter, although I imagine it's easier for the beautician to see (and so accurately target with the needle) if the hair/root is dark rather than fair.

It was money well spent!

trollkonor Tue 14-Jul-15 19:22:29

I have one of these

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tippytap Tue 14-Jul-15 19:31:00

I'd recommend threading. Def works. And no stubbly regrowth.

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