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#1 christenew

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    Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:46 AM

    I have never waxed my upper lip. I am debating doing it for the wedding. I want to hear some opinions from people who have done it. Since I am a virgin how for before the wedding to I get it done so it isn't red or so that the hair doesn't grow back?

    Thanks!

    #2 YoursTruly

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      Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

      Generally the waxed job lasts two weeks. But the hair will grow back thicker regardless so time it to be waxed right before you leave. I cringe to think that I am actually considering the brazilian wax but the thought of the pain sends me cowering back to the razor! OMG but I wouldlove to get one done. Sorry to switch the wax topic :).

      #3 chicklet

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        Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:24 PM

        I've done it lots of times...not gonna lie it hurts!! I don't even feel eyebrows anymore as I am used to it now.
        The redness usually goes away within 2-3 hours. They tell you to not go in the sun the day after you wax for some reason. I would maybe (if you're gonna do it) go on thurs.
        Another option could be using the nair cream..if your hair is fairly fine it will work well. Just layer it on, wait five minutes and wipe it off. Voila!!
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        #4 Tracy_S

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          Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by christenew
          I have never waxed my upper lip. I am debating doing it for the wedding. I want to hear some opinions from people who have done it. Since I am a virgin how for before the wedding to I get it done so it isn't red or so that the hair doesn't grow back?

          Thanks!
          If you want permanent results I would recommend laser hair removal.. I haven't done it myself on my lip but elsewhere on my body and I would totally recommend it! Also if you need it temporary since your wedding is coming up soon... I would do it a couple days before for sure so you don't have the redness like getting your eyebrows done leaves... just a thought

          #5 IndianBride

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            Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:14 PM

            Have you thought about threading? It doesn't turn as red as waxing.

            #6 BachataBride

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              Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:28 PM

              I've never done my upper lip...but I've had almost everything else waxed (legs, underarms, bikini - brazilian for the wedding maybe??!). I would say do it a day or two before you leave to avoid the redness. It should still be fine by the wedding day - if not, just make sure you have a pair of tweezers handy to get rid of the few that have grown in - that's what I plan on doing with my underarms!!

              #7 samanthag

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                Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:35 PM

                I find that eyebrow & lip wax honestly hurts for that 1 second. It's really not too bad. I think it's best for you to get this done maybe 2 days before you leave? The redness will go away within hours so you don't have to worry about that...
                Now like YoursTruly, I too have been considering a brazilian wax but I'm sooooooo scared! Any thoughts on this procedure??

                #8 jennierin

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                  Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:48 PM

                  Waxing...to me, it's a godsend! I have been waxing for many years now, specifically Brazilians.

                  I'm not going to lie. It HURTS! I still haven't gotten used to it to be honest. I find though, that taking a pain killer (like Tylenol) half an hour before the procedure, it doesn't hurt as much! With that being said, I would still recommend getting it! No worries while your on your wedding vacation! Not to mention that your groom will probably LOVE it ...

                  About the upper lip...unless your growing dark hair in that area, I wouldn't recommend doing it. I did mine a few years back and now have to get it done every few weeks because some of the blond hairs grew back in black! I'm turning to electrolysis for that in the near future but it's expensive!
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                  #9 beachbride08

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                    Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

                    I wax my own upper lip using the Sally Hansen kit and I find my skin gets less irritated than when I get it done at the salon and it usually lasts 2 weeks. I do get my eyebrows waxed professionally with no issues, but I have been doing that a lot longer. It does hurt, but only while the strips are being pulled so for a few seconds. I would receommend getting it done if you think you need it, but I'm guessing since you never had it done you probably don't have dark hair above your lip. My is mostly blonde, but there a few hairs that have gotten darker as I have gotten older so I get it waxed. Had that not happened I would have left it alone!
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                    #10 christenew

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                      Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

                      See I am not so worried about the pain. I have never had it done. I am blonde and relatively fair skinned, however I have a little bit of dark hair. I am afraid it will cause me to have it done all the time. I do not want that.




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