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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: The Girl-Stache + How I Remove Mine


Happy Friday guys! Leaving everyone with this interesting, love-your-body type of question from one of my loyal readers, Anne:

Hi Martha,

What are your thoughts on 'girl-stache'? I have one and it's embarrassing because I love taking photos of my lipstick.

I have a few specific questions: 1. How do you remove them? 2. How frequent? 3. What are your recommended salons to have it removed? Thank you very much!

Anne

Hi Anne!

I think I don't even have to say, but it's pretty obvious in my photos that I have a girl-stache. :) And what do I think about it? Nothing. It's fine. I'm okay with them; it's only hair; it doesn't destroy my life so I have no issue with my girl-stache. The funny thing is, others have issues with it! :D They say I look 'ugly' because of it and I seem unhygienic; these are just assumptions and I know they're not true so I'm not bothered at all!

I do wax off my girl-stache, but it's just I don't seem to have the time nowadays and I'm such a spendthrift to cough up hundreds of pesos for an upper lip wax so I wax my 'stache on my own. What product do I use?


Photo Credit: veet.co.uk

I just use VEET Wax Strips; I cut one into strips, grab one, and start waxing; I just follow standard waxing protocol to keep my skin safe throughout the process; I've been using VEET to remove my girl-stache for a year now.

How often do I wax my upper lip? Around 1-2 months; I let the hair grow out fully; I don't wax often because I noticed that the skin on my upper lip gets irritated quickly so I give it enough time to recover before the next session.

Finally, for the salons, Benefit Brow Bar or Browhaus, two of my trusted girl-stache removers when I'm just too lazy to wax 'em off on my own.

There you go, Anne. Having girl-stache is okay so don't worry too much about it. ;)

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29 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I agree on the part where you said that other people are bothered of your girl-stache, it's non of their business anyways. And for me I don't like removing hair especially on my legs because why bother I'm not that hairy and I don't want to spend money that will make my legs look ugly after the hair growth. I want to try veet for underarm removal but do you think it's safe? I am afraid that it will irritate my underam.

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    1. Agree! If it doesn't harm humanity, people then shouldn't give a frack about my girl-stache haha!

      As for VEET underarm, I haven't tried it yet, although I tried veet depilatory cream on my legs. :) I have a review.

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  2. I have girl-stache also and I don't really mind about it. For me, its just normal and little thing to be stress of(^○^)

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  3. Count me in as I have mine too.In my opinion, I don't see anything to worry or to be embarrassed about having a girlstache not unless you have super black and thick just like men have.Just kidding. Having a girlstache doesn't make you ugly nor seems unhygienic Ms.Martha, not at all. Anyways, thanks for sharing your personal ways about waxing. Never tried it before but I'm curious to try it.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the girl-stache too. :D

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  4. I get mine threaded at Lay Bare. It costs around 100 pesos. I've tried waxing myself before but I failed desperately. Lol

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    1. Wow! That's affordable! I should try it some time. :)

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  5. Definitely nothing wrong with girl-stache. Boys can have them, why can't we? Haha but on a more serious note, it's good that you don't always wax it, Ms. Martha. Frequent waxing leads to the eventual destruction of hair follicles and though that might sound like it's a good thing since there's a chance that the stache won't grow back, it's actually scary since the skin on the upper lip can also have permanent irritation. :/

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  6. If it is not too thick and not that obvious, i guess there's no reason for you to be ashamed of it but if it will make you feel better and will make you more confident of yourself, then go and enjoy the salon waxing experience or wax them off by yourself.

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    1. yeah, it just looks obvious in pictures, but in truth, it's fine! Thank God I have sparse hair. :D

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  7. This is my problem too, been called like a boy or nagpapanggap na babae because i have it :( Its kinda depressing but i get used to it! Im afraid to wax it cause im scared that it will regrown on a thick black hair when i wax it like i did on my legs haha :<

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  8. Oh I don't get bothered with it. Removing it never crossed my mind but, I heard someone tinting it with chemicals to make it lighter and less obvious.

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  9. Having a girlstache is one of those things that make you a truly unique being. Not a big deal at all. But I know of a girl who for some s has a bit elevated testosterone count, and she has to wax her girlstache because it's thick. She also has to wear a bathing suit with a skirt because her pubic area is more pronounced because of the elevated testosterone level.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. How is your friend dealing with it?

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  10. I have girlstache also though it is hereditary got it from my mom I even have hairs on my neck around the "adam apples" its quite long but I don't bother to remove them because my mom and sisters also have that fuzzy hairs. hehe we just call it our lucky charms! hihi :)

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    1. Adam apples?? Haha :) adams apple I mean. Lol :)

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    2. LOL. That's cute! My BF has a lone strand of hair sticking out of his left arm; he doesn't want to pluck it out because he calls it his lucky charm too. :D

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  11. Thanks Martha! Didn't realize you'll post it soon, I was thinking of waiting for a month at least before you get to my FMF. Hihi
    Although no one has pointed my girl-stache yet, I just feel conscious because I know they're there... I guess it's just vanity on my end. But again, thank you and thanks to the other commenters as well. :)

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    1. You're welcome. I actually have a lot, but most of the questions, I already wrote about months and years ago already so I just send them the links. :)

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  12. For me, I don't mind at all. Anyway, it's not that visible naman. Atsaka it's a facial hair. There's a purpose kaya may ganun. It's normal. And hormonal. Di ko na lang din gagalawin yung akin. Baka kumapal lang. Haha! Problem ko lang sa part na yun is pawisin. But still, it depends on every person. If you don't like it, then remove it. :)

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    1. Yup, agree; do whatever that floats your boat!

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  13. I also have a girlstache, pero konti lang. I actually noticed it just last year. haha. I never waxed them yet as I'm afraid they would grow longer and bushier when I do.

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    1. True! I have the same experience as well; once you wax 'em, they'll grow much thicker!

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  14. i have an obvious one too.. (one of the big bosses always noticed it on me) i tried shaving but i know it will only make it thicker.. i can get rid of it little by little by using peel of masks.. =)

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  15. I also have girl-stache, I sometimes think on waxing it but I'm afraid it grow thicker.

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    1. Yup, that's the side effect; once you wax, you have to maintain it.

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  16. Girl-stache. who coined the term.lol. It is very obvious in the girls. Thank god I don't have much problem with that.

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