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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:42 pm      Reply with quote
The person who does my brows keeps trying to get me to get a lip wax but I'm a little nervous about it. I have noticed that I am more hairy there than in years past so I'm thinking about getting it done. Do you get a lip wax? What are the pros and cons and things to look out for? TIA
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:30 pm      Reply with quote
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The person who does my brows keeps trying to get me to get a lip wax but I'm a little nervous about it. I have noticed that I am more hairy there than in years past so I'm thinking about getting it done. Do you get a lip wax? What are the pros and cons and things to look out for? TIA


jom,

I have had it done in salons and also did it myself at home. It makes you a little red (not horrible) for a while and it's a bit sticky! I always took my pressed MMU to touch up and cover after. The worst I have seen is on another who had little white bumps right after that calmed down after about 15 minutes.

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:48 pm      Reply with quote
So how's te lip wax working? I haven't tried it before. I prefer a lip mask, seems more gentle. Is lip wax more efficient than lip mask?
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:53 pm      Reply with quote
Katy wrote:
So how's te lip wax working? I haven't tried it before. I prefer a lip mask, seems more gentle. Is lip wax more efficient than lip mask?


If you mean something like Nair when you say lip mask that doesn't work at all for me, it just makes any hair I have tried it on shrivel up but never gets it off...YUCK! Waxing works great for me.

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:39 pm      Reply with quote
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jom wrote:
The person who does my brows keeps trying to get me to get a lip wax but I'm a little nervous about it. I have noticed that I am more hairy there than in years past so I'm thinking about getting it done. Do you get a lip wax? What are the pros and cons and things to look out for? TIA


jom,

I have had it done in salons and also did it myself at home. It makes you a little red (not horrible) for a while and it's a bit sticky! I always took my pressed MMU to touch up and cover after. The worst I have seen is on another who had little white bumps right after that calmed down after about 15 minutes.


Thanks DarkMoon, do you use Retin A? I get my brows threaded or tweezed (lately I've been getting them tweezed) because I use Retin A so the esthetecian receommended I not use Retin A for two days before my next appointment if I want to get my lip waxed. Is that enough time or how long do you wait if you use Retin A?
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
Sorry Jom The strongest I have ever used is the Green Cream 9 and that's only been in the last year! I have read that you should not use Retin A for at least 2 days before waxing. Hopefully someone who does both can answer better for you! Smile

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:51 pm      Reply with quote
I'm using Retin A and was going nuts not being able to wax until I remembered that I have an old Epilady hair remover. It's the kind that has the coils that pull out the hair. It's so much faster than tweezing. Downside is that I only have the one for legs so it's a little less effective for the small area around my mouth, but it does work. I can't use it around my eyebrows, but that's not really an issue for me.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:36 am      Reply with quote
I use an epilator - but those coil ones are old hat now. The newer models have rows of tweezer type things and work much better. They're allot more gentle too.

I also quite often just shave my face with a dry disposable razor. But I only have peach fuzz, no real dark regrowth.

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I use the little Nads wax strips (similar to Nair wax strips). Doesn't even leave me red at all anymore. My skin must be used to it. Follow instructions. I go over the same area twice to get as much hair as possible but don't try three times or you can end up with a sore. Remove any left over sticky wax bits with baby oil on a tissue. I then cleanse thoroughly with my usual cleanser to remove the baby oil. Sometimes i'll do this once a week, but usually i'm slack & only do it every 2 or 3 weeks.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:13 am      Reply with quote
Do you think sensitive skin can try lip wax??
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:18 am      Reply with quote
I think so. I would suggest only do each area once though & removing as i explained in my post above. It's so cheap & easy to wax yourself. I wouldn't waste money paying someone to do it for you.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:34 pm      Reply with quote
I started waxing my upper lip a few years ago and now I seldom have to do it, the hair eventually stops growing in. Just be sure not to use Retin-A at least two days before otherwise you could peel off a layer of skin. Shock
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:21 pm      Reply with quote
I don't consider my skin to be overly sensitive, but I have tried waxing three times (was not using Retin A at all at that time) and tried threading once. Each time I tried I ended up with little whiteheads all over my upper lip area that took a week or so to heal up. As much as I would like the hair to be gone, I'm too afraid to try it again, so I bleach it.

I guess my experience is rare, but I just thought I'd pass it on to let others know that waxing doesn't always give the most positive result.

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:29 pm      Reply with quote
When I do it at home I use a product called NoTweeze, it's not the Honey looking wax that they use in salons now with cloth strips, it drys hard but I have not only used it on myself but many others and I never see that reaction, yet I have with the "soft waxes" that are common now? Shock

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the one thing that hinders me from getting a lip wax is the fact that the hair keeps growing and you have to keep waxing smh!I'm yet to come across a one-time solution for hairs on the chin and upper lip besides waxing/threading/bleaching the hair!Does anybody know any permanent or atleast long term solution versus the 4-6 weeks waxing methods

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I used to wax my lip, but my skin is super sensitive , so my skin will be red for a couple of hours.
A year ago I've discover the threading, so every month I go to the salon for eye brows and lip threading.
It's so much better.

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Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:06 am      Reply with quote
I used those wax strips for lip hair and not only did it not work, I think it caused a spider vein where i tore the strip off. Never again!! lol.
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:21 pm      Reply with quote
I can't wax my upper lip because I am prone to cold sores and the waxing trauma can trigger an outbreak. Also, ethnic skin can hyperpigment with the trauma of waxing. I would recommend threading instead of waxing. Some people bleach the lip hair.
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Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:41 am      Reply with quote
I use the Epicare. It works great to reduce the amount of hair. I do only have blond peach fuzz though.
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Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:54 pm      Reply with quote
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the one thing that hinders me from getting a lip wax is the fact that the hair keeps growing and you have to keep waxing smh!I'm yet to come across a one-time solution for hairs on the chin and upper lip besides waxing/threading/bleaching the hair!Does anybody know any permanent or atleast long term solution versus the 4-6 weeks waxing methods


Actually the more you wax, the less hair you will have. That is a guarantee! I know this to be true from waxing my bikini line. I also like the product "NoTweeze" that Dark Moon mentioned. Get it from Sally's Beauty Supply. To get permanently remove upper lip hair, get electrolysis.

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