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Hi ladies,

I'm posting this here because I am too embarrassed to ask anybody about it in real life! I have noticed that when I hit 30, a bit of a mustache showed up (just on the left side?) It's not huge, but there are definitely a few dark hairs. (Everyone in my life swears they don't see it, but I do!)

What should I do? I've heard never to shave so...recommendations? Bleaching or waxing? I've never done either!

Jan 11, 2017 @ 09:14 am

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Iam in the same boat as you , Iam 33 now and I can notice some hair above my lip too. Any suggestion would help me as well. I heard some women wax but i don't want it to get worse thats what i was told would happen
Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:43 am
Ali de Bold

Wax it!

Definitely never ever bleach hair you are trying to hide. It will just look blonde and fuzzy, which I think makes it stand out more.

I swear by waxing for everything - except my legs. For that I use an epilator. In my experience, waxing makes hair grow back slower and more sparse than any other hair removal method. Over time you will barely need to do it. For example I used to shave my under arms (I think it was daily? It's been a long time). Now I exclusively wax and I only really *need* to do it once a month.

There are lots of great at home waxes. My favourite for sensitive areas is the Parissa Body Sugar. Make sure you read the instructions before you do it. Worst case get your first wax done professionally to give you confidence you can do it yourself at home next time. Good luck!
Jan 11, 2017 @ 01:12 pm


I for sure wax too. I agree with everything above. ^^
Jan 11, 2017 @ 02:08 pm

Wax it is!

Thanks very much Chicks! I think I'll be attempting my first wax this weekend! I'm kind of glad to be going this way as the thought of putting bleach on my face scared me a bit. Waxing, I can handle!
Jan 11, 2017 @ 09:43 pm


I just bit the bullet and looked for an affordable laser hair removal for my upper lip. Worked great. It took me 7 sessions it`s almost gone now. I`m 33 years old and just few months ago, I saw that I was growing a moustache too and it bugged me a little bit! lol so I know how you feel.

If waxing is not for you, You can always try sugaring too. it`s less painful than waxing.
Jan 12, 2017 @ 01:06 am


I feel your pain...if I didn't wax my 'stache and brows, I'd look like the love child of Tom Selleck and Groucho Marx! (Try not to picture it...it's quite frightening!!)
Jan 12, 2017 @ 08:10 am


@Mel did you end up waxing? I've noticed some unwanted (does anyone ever want it?!) hair on my upper lip. Dark fuzz, really. Until I read Ali's reply I was thinking about bleaching... now it doesn't seem like the best idea. I wax my legs and arms at home using hot wax and muslin strips but this whole facial hair thing is new to me. I'm not sure how I feel about using my regular wax on more sensitive facial skin. Did you use a wax specifically for the face? Did you use packaged strips or did you apply hot wax?
How do the rest of you wax the dreaded lady 'stache? Hot wax? Prepared strips?
Thanks girls!
Jan 30, 2017 @ 02:34 pm
Ali de Bold


I think a sugar wax is better than a traditional hard wax. It's supposed to be more gentle. I recommended one in my first comment. I believe that brand also comes in kits for the face.

I like prepared strips for traveling when I won't have access to a microwave to heat a wax but find them way less effective. Some people swear by them though. It may take a few tries to find what works best for you.

If it's just a few hairs you could also just tweeze it out.
Jan 30, 2017 @ 02:59 pm


I have a lot of facial hair, all blond but still lots!
I have shaved it with a razor which is ok since the hair is so fine, had it threaded which really gets all the hair but it doesn't seem to get right down to the root. Waxing has probably been the most effective as it gets down to the roots and takes a few weeks for it to come back.
Jan 31, 2017 @ 10:25 am

Tweeze it

I know it hurts and will probably make you sneeze.. but if your just seeing a few dark hairs, plucking them out whenever you see them should help them eventually not grow back in. If it is more of a whole area and way too many to tweeze, yes, wax.. Your not alone :)
Jan 31, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

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