14 yr old DD stressing about hair removal on top lip, your advice (again) please.

(22 Posts)
alaspoorderek Thu 09-Jun-16 16:24:33

Honestly, she goes one from one stress to another, help! Currently it is the hair on her top lip, it was slightly noticeable (as it is for most people who are not fair haired) but unfortunately some very kind girl at school pointed it out to her last week. She is very sensitive to comments from other people so wanted to go to chemist asap for some cream or wax.

We ended up with cream with I think has given her a bit of a rash, anyhow she is still stressing and seems to think she looks like a yeti, bless her. Any advice on what your DDs use and how they cope?
Personally I use a razor but she has read that hair grows back stubbly. I don't find it an issue. Thanks all.

Quietlygoingmad67 Thu 09-Jun-16 17:00:45

I wouldn't let her shave her upper lip - my daughter has used hair removal cream but had to try a couple of different ones before she found one that agreed with her skin. She uses Superdrug own brand facial hair removing cream. The other thing you could try is electrolysis - although painful and costly it will mean that later in life she will be hair free in that area.
It's very hard when they focus on one thing then move onto the next - my daughter was the same and I just helped her through each stage as much as I could

DropYourSword Thu 09-Jun-16 17:02:54

I recommend threading. It can be eye watering when they do it but you get a good result. Definitely would NOT advise to use a razor.

memyselfandaye Thu 09-Jun-16 17:03:12

Can you take her to a salon for a wax?

It's cheap for an upper lip, under £10.

welshweasel Thu 09-Jun-16 17:04:24

Veet waxing strips are great. Or get it threaded in a salon. Or pay for laser hair removal. Don't let her bleach it!

Quietlygoingmad67 Thu 09-Jun-16 17:45:37

Please have a test done for waxing - my daughter reacted and ended up with an upper lip full of tiny little pus spots - took her to the salon that does my upper lip so I know it was a good salon.

talllikejerryhall Thu 09-Jun-16 18:05:52

I thread every three weeks or so, works like a dream.

Rockelburger Thu 09-Jun-16 18:57:33

Threading is amazing and leaves no marks at all after about 5 mins of having it done

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jun-16 19:01:37

Lady shave? I can't use creams or wax as it irritates my skin.

The2Ateam Thu 09-Jun-16 19:03:18

Threading or or wax, but as some has said waxing can sometimes cause spots.

VagueButlmportant Thu 09-Jun-16 19:50:08

I'm with you on the shaving OP.

I had a similar experience aged 14 when a boy I fancied suddenly shouted out in French class that I had a tache.

I went home that night and shaved with my dad's electric razor. I've been shaving with a disposable razor ever since and I'm now 41. I only have to do it every 2-3 weeks and it's never got any worse.

My DD is also 14 and has recently started shaving too. She wouldn't go for threading or waxing because she thought it sounded "painful and embarrassing" and I didn't encourage her to try creams because she has very sensitive skin and can't even use soap so I wasn't sure how she'd react.

The first time she did cut her upper lip because she used my blunt razor that I'd used on my legs! Then she talked to me about it and I bought her a new one that's just for her.

Sotaku Fri 10-Jun-16 01:49:07

I recommend [ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004LNXA0Y/ref=cmsww_rcpp_tai_f0GwxbS1FWJM7 this]. It works just as well as threading for me but at least I can go "owwwww" without feeling embarrassed in public. I definitely wouldn't shave. I used to wax but, like others have said, that often leaves a mark. It did for me for days afterwards and felt very sore. I don't get that with threading or this device. You just have to get the hang of bending it into a u shape and twirling. It's actually really easy and cheap.

Sotaku Fri 10-Jun-16 01:51:25

Oops messed up my link. It's this

alaspoorderek Fri 10-Jun-16 18:35:56

thanks, all, some good advice, I have looked at that Sotaku, mm interesting such mixed reviews...I will let her take at look.

madmother1 Fri 10-Jun-16 18:39:20

Don't let her wax herself. My DD ended up taking a bit of lip off! She know has someone who comes to out house to do threading. I'd like to offer her laser treatment when she's older.

squidgyapple Fri 10-Jun-16 21:02:18

What about using a facial hair bleach - I've done that with a combination of tweezing a couple of more noticeable buggers .

I had electrolysis in the past but I think later treatment has superseded that.

squidgyapple Fri 10-Jun-16 21:03:04

that should read laser treatment

Dozer Fri 10-Jun-16 21:05:25

Cream is cheapest and fine, she just needs to do a tiny patch test and not leave it on too long!

BonitaFangita Fri 10-Jun-16 21:10:37

I have dark hair and find threading or waxing done at a salon every 4 weeks or so works best. My hair grows back a lot finer now and it gets less painful after the first few times.

ggirl Fri 10-Jun-16 21:14:40

my dd used to have hers sugared when she was a young teen

JustDanceAddict Sun 12-Jun-16 09:21:46

We both use hair remover cream. Occasionally she will get a bit of a rash, but it's when she has a spot there and does it anyway (I tell her not to but she ignores me!). Before she used to bleach it but she says it's still too obvious so we started on the cream for her. Now she does it regularly it's more obvious when it needs doing!! Hers is darker than mine and she's quite self-conscious about it. I make the removal into a bit of girly time and we have a laugh about our muzzies - she's nearly 14 and has been bleaching or removing for about 18 months I think.

AUntMaudsSpecialMuffins Sun 12-Jun-16 09:31:28

My 8 year old has a tache too and is quite conscious of it. I've been thinking of using my lumea on it over the summer holidays. Does anyone know if the Lumea is ok to use on children? It doesn't say anything like it shouldn't be used.

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