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okay, so i have a question: does anybody use wax to remove those tiny fine hair above the lips?<br><br><br><br>
Does it grow faster after that or maybe it is more visible? I am asking because i removed it today and i'm a little scared <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":surprised">
 

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I've done it several times before and it does make my lip break out about a week later, but has no real impace on hair growth that I've noticed. If it weren't for the breaking out thing I would probably do it all the time.
 

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My hair stylist does it for me when she does my eyebrows. I tried doing it myself once at home & tore off the top layer of skin. Yeah, that was extra fun... So my recommendation is to have it done by a pro. It costs me all of $5.<br><br><br><br>
And when you pull hair out from the root like that, you are eventually supposed to end up with less hair. Definitely does not grow back thicker/darker/etc.
 

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thanks for all your responses! You made me a little bit calmer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
And, for those who wax it regularly: how long is it till it starts growing again and isn't it rough, i mean, if someboy tries to kiss me, i don't want him to feel like he's kissing his dad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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It's not rough like it is when you shave. Shaving cuts the hair at a sharp angle making it seem like it's thicker and rougher than it is. Waxed hair grows back in normal hair shape which is much softer.
 

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You can use a loop of string that's twisted about 10 times in the middle. Stick two fingers of each hand through either side of the loop, stretch it and make scissor-like movements, alternating between hands. Any hair that gets stuck in the twisted part in the middle of the loop will come off. Unlike wax, you can't accidentally bruise yourself or tear off skin.
 

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^^^^ wow.... I wouldn't have even thought to try threading on myself. Is it as easy as you make it sound?
 

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To be honest, it took a bit of practice to get the fine motor coordination down, but as long as you don't try to do your eye brows right away you can't really do any damage. And this is coming from someone who can be quite clumsy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Oh, sticking your tongue into your upper lip helps.
 

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My best friend usually waxes above her lip. It's never grown back thicker or coarser but sometimes she breaks out. I always bleach. Gigi brand works best.
 

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Waxed hair slowly gets thinner and lighter, and after several years stops growing altogether. you might wanna look for a special facial/sensitive wax though!<br><br><br><br>
my twin sisters a beauty therapist, so i know too much hehe
 

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I always just tweeze my eyebrows, and any obvious hairs on my upper lip like you guys are talking about. I have been considering waxing my lip though lately. It's pretty cheap to get done at the salon or hair dressers like someone said, but I think I would be more comfortable doing it at home if at all possible.<br><br>
Someone mentioned 'Gigi', anyone else know of any tried and tested at home wax kits/brands?
 

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I haven't tried the Gigi brand of wax , but I might try it to see how it works. I've been waxing my upper lip for 20 years and it didn't help it to stop growing any. I sometimes use the depilatory creams to remove the hair on my upper lip, but then I get a dark shadow that is visible. It's a real pain, because the hair is always coming back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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urgh and ouch... i can't imagine going through 20 years of waxing, and depilatory creams never removed my hair, just my flesh, hahaha.<br><br><br><br>
have you considered electrolysis? you need to commit to going back and having it done a few times (i went weekly for a month or so, then fortnightly for a couple of months, then monthly for a while), but a year or so on, my hair is now permanently GONE. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> it was definately 100% worth it- both cost and time commitment wise.
 

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Waxing will not make it grow back coarser. It will not be like a man's face! I guarantee. I've been waxing my upper lip every 1-2 weeks for the past 6 years (and before that, doing it monthly for a year and a half) and it's very smooth. Even when the hair is long, it's still smooth and doesn't feel prickly. Waxing takes the hair from the root, unlike shaving. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I found this site and related forum, all about all the different methods of removing unwanted hair and how all these epilators and depilatorys work.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php" target="_blank">http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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No form of hair removal causes hair to grow back thicker or coarser. That's just a stupid urban myth. The only noticeable difference is the angle the hair is cut at, as has been mentioned, can make the hair appear darker as you're seeing more flat surface at certain angles.<br><br><br><br>
Waxing causes damage to hair follicles, resulting in lighter and weaker hair, and potentially eventually ending hair growth in that area all together; pretty much a good thing since you want to remove the hair in the first place.
 

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My favorite method of hair removal is the epilator. But I don't use that on my face! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I don't know if it has already been mentioned but there is also <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugaring_(epilation)" target="_blank">sugaring</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/book2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":book:">
 
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