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Get Rid of Unwanted Lip Hair

Updated on November 2, 2011

get rid of unwanted lip hair with several different methods or techniques

Get Rid of Unwanted Lip Hair

Women are extremely self-conscious of their face. They will use face creams to soften, makeup to highlight their pros and play down their cons. Facial hair of any kind is not welcomed. One of the most self-conscious things that affect a lot of women is lip hair.

Lip hair or the dreaded “stash” is hair on the face between your nose and upper lip. Even if anyone hasn’t commented on it, you know it is there and it’s unwanted. The dilemma is faced with the removal of this unwanted hair on the lip. Getting rid of the dreaded as well as unwanted “stash” or lip hair is not a daunting task. Finding the right removal method for you is where things can get a little tricky.

There are a variety of different methods that you can use to get rid of lip hair. These are advantages and disadvantages of the various ways to get rid of unwanted lip hair.

Bleaching the unwanted lip hair

Bleaching is a method of hiding the unwanted lip hair. Bleach is applied to the hair which will fade to blonde or lighter hair so it will not be so noticeable.

The advantages of bleaching are how quickly it can be done. It’s fairly reasonable in price and easily done at home or by a professional beauty consultant.

The disadvantages of bleaching are it will only last for a couple of weeks. A major disadvantage is if you have dark skin bleaching the unwanted lip hair will certainly make if more than a little noticeable. Bleaching the stash on a darker skinned woman will have you walking around with a blonde mustache for weeks.

If you are considering bleaching remind yourself that you will be placing dangerous chemicals to your face. Are you okay with that?

Waxing the unwanted lip hair

Waxing has been around for quite some time in the beauty industry as a method of removing unwanted hair anywhere. You can wax your legs, arms, underarms and face.

Many women endorse this method of removing unwanted hair from your lip. The advantages are it is extremely in expensive, it’s quick and fast. Waxing your face can be done safely at home. Tons of women have advised that waxing removes hair for at least two to three months.

There is some discomfort with the process. Hot wax is transferred from a pot to your face and strips are applied that are quickly removed. When the strips come off, so does the unwanted lip hair. Any hairs that are missed with the wax will be plucked.

There are some disadvantages with waxing and the main one is the pain involved with waxing. Mainly there the redness and some soreness have been recognized more than the slight pain involved with waxing. Some women will even break out after a wax. The redness and soreness is generally gone in 24 hours.

You can wax at home if you know what you are doing. However, a professional is generally safer. You want to make certain that you don’t apply wax that is too hot and get burned as well as removing the strips correctly to prevent any injury to the top layer of skin.

Threading of the unwanted lip hair

Threading is characteristically performed for eyebrows and women love it. The cleanness, shaping and pain free method of hair removal for your eyebrows you receive with threading cannot be beat. If you loved threading for your eyebrows then you may enjoy it as a hair removal technique for unwanted lip hair.

Advantages for threading include being pain free as well as lasting for a long time. Threading removal for hair will last for quite some time because you are removing hair at the root one hair at a time.

Disadvantages for threading are few, mainly it would be the time spent with this hair removal method. Threading is removing one hair at a time from the area and depending upon how much hair you have to be removed will account for the time spent.

There are threading kits you can purchase online and in beauty supply stores to do the threading method at home. However, for best results you want to have a professional trained in hair removal with threading.

These are various hair removal methods for unwanted lip hair, including their advantages and disadvantages. Selecting the correct method for you may take some trial and error.

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      tamron 6 years ago

      This article is for me I have an on going battle with lip hair. I have Italian in me not only do I get hair on my lip but dark hair. Thanks for this article! Vote Up