This post was inspired by a curious beauty out there. She asked the following question: I have hair above my upper lip. What’s the best way to get rid of this? Should I wax it? Will it grow back thicker?
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Yes it’s November, the month than many men go on a no shaving strike, but that doesn’t mean that you ladies want to rock a mustache, too. For many women, having hair on their upper lip is more than just a tiresome issue, it’s embarrassing!
According to Anna A. Bar, M.D., a dermatologist from Oregon Health and Science University, “there are many new and improved at-home products and treatments that make hair removal more effective and less painful.” But keep in mind, these comes with both its pros and cons.
Is it a myth that removing the unwanted hair will cause it to grow in coarser?
Well apparently this is not a very well studied topic. Though there is some research out there that would support both sides of this issue, there is none that has found substantial concrete reasoning for either.
Some of the studies suggest that the removal of the hair causes trauma to the follicles, which in some cases causes the hair to convert to thicker, darker strands, and in others decreases the hair growth. Others suggest that hair texture can only be influenced by hormonal factors.
The only fully studied area of this topic is within shaving and depilatories. Studies show that these methods are the only hair removal methods that are guaranteed to not change the character or growth of your hair.
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Which method lasts the longest?
Hair removal methods that pull the hair out at the root, such as plucking, waxing and threading, all tend to have a longer lasting effect. The unfortunate part of this is that these are all the more painful methods, and in some cases can be skin irritants. This can be difficult when it comes to removing hair in sensitive areas like the face.
Top 3 Long Lasting Hair Removal Tips:
1. Turmeric – Take little quantity of turmeric powder in a mixing bowl and add milk to it, so as to prepare a paste. Apply it on your upper lip area. When it dries, remove it by rubbing.
2. Lemon – Mix lemon, sugar, and water (2:1:1). Apply it on upper lips area. After about 10-15 minutes, wash with cold water.
3. Chana dal Flour – Take Chana dal flour. Add a pinch of turmeric and teaspoon of milk in it. Blend well to prepare a thick paste. Before applying this paste, add one teaspoon of fresh cream. Let it stay, until it gets dry. Scrub it off against the hair growth direction. It will easily take off hair.
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