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So you have facial hair. It happens. Some women are just cursed with darker peach fuzz than others. There are a variety of reasons for female facial hair: genetics, health issues, hormones, etc. The great thing about modern technology is that you don’t have to live with facial hair. Shaving isn’t such a great idea; stubble doesn’t look as sexy on ladies as it does on guys. Laser, electrolysis, and IPL are effective and often permanent, but they’re pricey and time-consuming. So what is a girl to do when she’s got a dignified mustache on her face? Here are a few quick, affordable options.
Yes, it’s a pain, but it gets the job done. You can buy an at-home kit or go to the salon for an upper lip wax. If you’re the type who can’t pull off a bandage, you should probably go to a professional. Waxing involves applying warm wax to your face with a tongue depressor, then pressing a piece of fabric to the wax, then ripping that fabric off, taking your hair with it. The results typically last for a couple of weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows. Unfortunately, you have to wait until your hair grows back to a quarter of an inch in length (so much for trying to hide that your have any!) before you can wax, because you have to make sure that there is enough for the wax to grab on to. Waxing will often leave skin red, sometimes with a rash or swelling, so it’s best not to schedule a wax right before a hot date or on your lunch break if you don’t want everyone at work to know that you wax your lady ’stache.
These readily available creams are applied to your skin, left on for a few minutes, then wiped away – along with your hair. Depilatory creams are available from drug stores, and the treatment is done at home in just a few minutes. The results can last anywhere from days to two weeks. The reason for the quick and varying regrowth is that the cream dissolves hair just below the skin’s surface, so depending on how far it went down below the skin, it could be back in no time. It may not be so friendly to sensitive skin, so make sure that you get a product formulated for faces.
It’s not just for eyebrows! Threading is great on fine hairs, so it will work well on your other facial hair. If you’ve never seen this trendy hair removal technique, a threading expert will use a piece of thread to grab and pull out the hairs. Sounds impossible, but the pattern of knots and twists in the thread held between the practitioner’s hands does grab hairs. One awkward thing about having your face threaded is that many practitioners thread out in open salons, not in private rooms. I’ve even seen threading stations set up in the middle of a mall. So much for keeping your facial hair a secret from the public! You may be able to ask the threading expert to take you into back room at a salon, or choose a quiet salon where you won’t run into a frenemy from high school. Like waxing, the results can last from two to six weeks. Threading may damage hair follicles, which sounds bad, but it’s actually awesome: it limits regrowth.