The mustache: Creepy on guys and not the prettiest on girls.
If you have one, it's normal. Every girl gets one. You know when you start to bloom into a woman and body hairs starts to sprout all over? Yep!
The darker your skin, the more visible your 'tache. Simples :) If it doesn't bother you then kudos to you. If it does however then fear not, we have some of the best removal methods (non-permanent) for you below:
Shaving: DON'T. Just don't. While it is a myth that shaving hair will make it grow back thicker (shaving cuts the hair shaft which can make it appear thicker), it will grow back stubble like. AND you'll have a 5 o'clock shadow. Not pretty at all.
Bleaching: This is potentially okay if you are fair skinned but generally avoid. You will end up with ginger hair and it will be more obvious than it was before. Especially in sunlight....
[True story; A desi friend of a friend had a mustache that one of her friends advised her to bleach. She ended up with ginger hairs above her lip. Like a ginger cat's ginger hair. I hope she ditched that friend....]
Waxing: Fast, efficient, and hair free for a good while. However, over time it thins the skin above your lip and you end up with a permanent shadow (this is more evident the lighter your skin is).
1. Threading: Your BEST option really. Gets rid of unwanted hair, pretty fast and you stay hair free the longest. Plus the hair grows back thinner. You can do it yourself or get your local beauty parlour lady to do it for you.
*For some reason I can't tolerate upper lip threading. It's pretty unbearable to me and I consider what I have a high pain threshold, but upper lip threading is a complete no no for me*
2. Epistick: This is a stainless steel coil with 2 plastic knobs on both side. You bend it into a U shape and twist the knobs back and forth. Results are similar to threading.This is my preferred method. I normally do it while watching television. Takes me about 5 minutes. The best part? It costs less than a pound (I got mine for 99 pence from Ebay) and lasts for absolutely ages (I have 3 of these, just because, and the oldest one is about 5-6 years old and shows no signs of needing replacing). Best one pound I have ever spent. Pick one up from Ebay (Ebay International Seller, Ebay UK seller) Comes with free shipping and all. Just go buy one.
3. Depilatory cream: Basically hair removal cream. You leave it on for a set time, then wipe off. Follow with a moisturising cream. This is Nigar's and Mum's favourite method. I occasionally use this when I don't have time to sit and use my beloved Epistick. I don't love it. But it gets the job done.
Nigar recommends Boots Facial Hair Removing Cream, and Nads' Facial Hair Removal Cream. Both comes with a finishing cream to apply.
It's very important to do a test patch when using a removal cream. I had an allergic reaction to the Boots one. Not pretty at all. But Nigar uses it without any problems. So save yourself the pain, embarrassment and burnt skin and do the test patch first.
N.B. you feel more pain during certain time of the month (linked to your hormonal cycle) so it might be less painful to wax/thread/use the Epistick at certain times if they normally cause you pain.
What's your favourite removal method? Or do you prefer to rock the 'tache?