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To pluck my moustache?

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smallfaces · 31/05/2013 21:13

On a closer inspection of my face than I normally have I discovered I have a moustache. It's faint and thin, think 13 year old boy. I don't want to wait to get the thing waxed off my face - I want it gone ASAP, obviously. Would it be bad to pluck? Will I wake up one day with a full on tache?

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Joiningthegang · 31/05/2013 22:16

I like eyebrow plucking but top lip plucking is nasty

Hair removing cream is least painful

Threading makes my toes curl and eyes water (went to get eyebrows threaded and she said "shall I do your top lip too?" Of course I said yes but did think "cheeky cow"

PoppyWearer · 31/05/2013 22:19

Yup, thread.

I paid £10 yesterday and had all of my facial hair threaded in one hit, I look soooo much better. £10! Bargain!

Doilooklikeatourist · 31/05/2013 22:19

fakebook it's warm , soft and sort of creamy when it goes on .
Not hot ( I got burnt on my underarm by wax once .... Yeeeouch )
Have been sugared for years now , and wouldn't do any thing else , always go to a salon though , have top lip , underarm , half leg and bikini line sugared , ( and eyelashes tinted )

SoleSource · 31/05/2013 22:31

Tweezerman tweezers

Magnifying mirror

Veet epilating spray


HolgerDanske · 01/06/2013 00:43

I pluck stray ones once in a while between cream treatments and it hurts like a bitch! But if you can stand the pain then I can't see why you shouldn't..

WandaDoff · 01/06/2013 00:45

I try to avoid wearing my glasses so I can't see the worst of it at least Blush

HorryIsUpduffed · 01/06/2013 09:40

Dear God no. Bleach if it just looks like a shadow. The growing back/out is much less obvious.

Yamyoid · 01/06/2013 09:46

Please can I take this opportunity to hijack thread and ask something that's been putting me off salon waxing/threading?
Doesn't it leave an angry red mark above your lip? So if you have to walk home everyone can see what you've been up to. I'd be embarrassed. How does that work?

SirRaymondClench · 01/06/2013 09:47

Strip wax.
I have had my 'beard' threaded a few times and it was great but WHY do they always insist on threading being done in full view of the public??
Who wants to be sat in the walkway of a shopping centre having your chin hair and 'tache threaded where everyone you know can walk past??

Yamyoid · 01/06/2013 09:49

SirRaymond, that's another thing that's put me off.

hollyisalovelyname · 01/06/2013 09:58

Yamyold, Yes you do do have a red lip and it is obvious for a while. I practically dive into the car after having it done. I also hate if there is someone else in the reception area of the beauticians when I've to pay with my red top lip.
I agree re threading - i would live to get threading done but no way am I sitting in the middle of Debenhams for all to see my hirsute ishoos!!!

PoppyWearer · 01/06/2013 10:00

SirRaymond the one I go to is in the middle of a shopping centre but they have a pod-type thing so you are screened off. I also try to go first thing so that few people are around.

Yes, you do look a bit red, but I just brazen it out and it calms down soon enough. If any shop assistants really stare, I explain.

Yamyoid · 01/06/2013 10:20

you're both brave Smile

SirRaymondClench · 01/06/2013 11:39

As I'm getting older things are definitely getting worse! I am going to seek out some of that Vaniqua cream that stops hair growing. I know my GP won't give me any because he is a bastard but will have to raid the penny jar instead before I end up looking like David Bellamy.

SirRaymondClench · 01/06/2013 11:57

By all accounts these are very good and do the same thing as threading (but without Deborah from Human Resources spotting you having your 'sidies' removed)

Lots of them on ebay for around £1.50 too!

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smallfaces · 01/06/2013 16:25

I've still not done anything about it. I considered threading today but, as you've all said, sitting in debenhams is not the most subtle way to go about it.

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AllegraLilac · 01/06/2013 16:31

Wax. seriously.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty · 01/06/2013 16:38

I pluck mine.

I've got pcos and have an actual full moustache! black hair. not a whispy thing. A full on man's tache! and goatee.

god, I sound gorgeous Grin

waxing doesn't shift it, nor does cream and shaving gives me a 5 oclock shadow!

So I pluck, daily.

It hurts at first, but eventually it stops. The only bit that is still painful to pluck is that bit in the middle with the groove.

If you can get used to the pain, plucking will work.

I wouldn't bother with bleaching. blonde moustache is not invisible, no matter how much people like to pretend it is Grin

Montybojangles · 01/06/2013 16:38

I use an epilator, seriously hurts for first couple of seconds, but then you go beyond the pain! No way I'm walking round in public with a bright red tash rash a la threading.
It hurts worse if you do it just before or during your period, so timing is important.

Bexicles · 01/06/2013 16:40

I get my eyebrows and upper lip threaded at the same time. Waxing my upper lip always gave me little pimples or a rash.

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