Best Upper Lip Hair Removal Methods

The subject of upper lip hair removal is a constant in many women’s lives.

We dread seeing those hairs.

There are plenty of upper lip hair removal methods to try and choose from.

Some offer results for a very short period of time, others ensure peace of mind for a couple of weeks, while one is permanent (sweet words for any woman).


Although the focus of my post is on upper lip hair removal methods and some product recommendations in the case of some of these methods, almost all methods can be used to remove unwanted hairs from the entire face.

I think the hair removal cream that I’ve included should only be used on the face.

That’s the only exception from the entire array of methods.

I just want to make one thing clear before we go into all those methods:

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, based on an article published in the BMJ in 2007, it’s a myth that shaving causes hairs to grow back faster, darker, or more coarse.

By extension, I would say the same to be true about depilatory creams, waxing, threading, tweezing, and epilation.

If you are interested, here is an article on how to remove upper lip hair through natural methods.

My Own Experience with a Bunch of Upper Lip Hair Removal Methods

I’ve tried 3 upper lip hair removal methods and each had its advantages and disadvantages.

Besides my upper lip and my eyebrows, I leave my peach fuzz just as it is and as nature intended it to be.

That is becoming increasingly difficult as time goes by. I’ve just entered my 30s but some peach fuzz is starting to stand out a bit.

Even so,

I’m too lazy at the moment to do anything about it. I’m so letting laziness win over this.

The same cannot be said about my upper lip hair because that one is definitely dark and has been so since my teenage years.

  • My first experience was with a pair of tweezers. That happened when I was in high school.


  • I discovered the wonderful world of cold facial wax strips after going a few times to a salon for waxing all over including my upper lip hair and even my eyebrows.

upper lip hair removal with wax strips
I ended up sticking to cold facial wax strips for many many years because it was such a simple upper lip hair removal method and overall pretty affordable.

It has the same advantages as tweezing with the major bonus that you achieve the same results in 2 minutes.


  • I got an epilator with a facial cap and epilation has been my go-to choice for a couple of years now

There was no point in spending money on cold facial wax strips anymore.

At the moment, I alternate between my Braun Silk Epil 9561 and my Braun Silk Epil 7561.

Both are amazing upper lip hair removal products for me.

I like epilation because it’s just easy. And cheap in the long run.

removing facial hair with an epilator

I just attach the facial cap, turn the epilator on speed 1, and in 2 minutes I’m done.

It takes longer to apply all the creams after epilation.

Top 7 Upper Lip Hair Removal Methods and Products

The abridged version goes like this:

  • there are two painless upper lip hair removal methods to choose from: shaving and hair removal creams – they are also the ones whose results only last for a few days
  • there are more options to consider if you want a hairless upper lip for at least 2 weeks but you have to handle the pain: tweezing (it takes a while so it’s a bit tiresome), threading but you need to find a professional for that, waxing (hot wax or cold facial wax strips) which can be easily done at home, and using an epilator, which might be the most painful but very fast
  • laser hair removal, which can leave you free of unwanted hairs for up to a couple of years
  • and the permanent one: electrolysis

For some of these upper lip hair removal methods, I’ve also taken the liberty to recommend some products to get you started and to give you an idea of the cost.

1. Shaving:Β The Tinkle

Click On Photo to Learn More

If you prefer shaving as a method for getting rid of facial hair then this product may be great for you.

A really awesome razor is the Tinkle. An alternative is the Schick Facial Razor.

Both are amazing.

It’s the perfect razor if you want to remove facial hair.

It’s not advisable to use razors that you would normally use on your body.

When using the Tinkle, you don’t need to wet your face or use a shaving cream.

Just make those hairs go away on dry skin. The shape of the blade is perfect and the blade is not that sharp so there’s little risk of cutting yourself.

It shouldn’t cause razor burns or irritations.

Where to Buy?

Check Price & User Reviews Here

Whether you have peach fuzz or coarse hair, the Tinkle is going to handle them.

Don’t forget to moisturize after because shaving your face also implies a bit of exfoliation. Therefore, you don’t want to have dry skin.

It’s incredibly fast to shave your upper lip, there’s no faster method for upper lip hair removal. And no pain!


The biggest disadvantage is that you’re going to shave once every 3 days or so.

2. Hair Removal Creams: Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo

Click On Photo to Learn More

One of the best ways to remove upper lip hair when deciding to use hair removal creams is to buy the Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo.

Before actually talking a little about this cream, I would like to remind you that first you should do the 48 hour test to see if there are any adverse reactions, like burns.


Make sure to read and follow the instructions.

Where to Buy?

Check Price & User Reviews Here

Everything is very easy when using hair removal creams for upper lip hair removal and there’s no pain.

You simply apply a layer of Olay cream, leave it on for 6 to 8 minutes, no more than 8 minutes whatever the circumstances so don’t forget about it, and after that you wipe the cream with a towel. Or wash it off your face.

The hairs are dissolved during those minutes. After rinsing the skin, all the hairs are gone.

No fuss, no pain, but you have to do the whole thing again in 3 to 5 days.

3. Tweezing/Plucking: Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer

Tweezing requires a lot of patience as an upper lip hair removal method. For me, it became annoying and time consuming.

But the results last for at least two weeks in my case.

If you have peach fuzz you can even go for a month until it starts showing. That’s a really big advantage.

The second one is that the pain is not bad because with a tweezer you can’t grab that many hairs at once, contrary to what happens when you use a facial epilator or when you wax.

Where to Buy?

Check Price & User Reviews Here


It’s an incredibly cheap upper lip hair removal option. A tweezer is quite cheap and it stays with you for so many years. You only need a lot of patience.

4. Waxing: Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit

Click On Photo to Learn More

I’ve already told you that I used to use facial wax strips but I still believe that hard wax is the best wax there is.

I use wax strips because I’ve never used hard wax at home.

When I was waxing a very big part of my body, I did it at a beauty salon. And, since I have been using an epilator from the neck down, the cold strips were really the best deal for me.

If you want to wax your body hair and your facial hair, I absolutely recommend the Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit.

It’s affordable and it has a lot to offer!

If you choose waxing solely for upper lip hair hair removal, then you can do like me and use cold wax strips.

The Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit removes peach fuzz and coarse. It removes it from the root so it may take up to, usually, at least two weeks before you need to wax again.

The only disadvantage is the pain.

But that gets better in time so waxing is indeed an attractive solution for getting rid of facial hair.

Where to Buy?

Check Price & User Reviews Here

This kit includes a wax warmer, Gigi Brazilian Body Hard Wax 14 oz which is also the only investment you’re going to make in the future, 1 pre-epilation oil for a little pain reduction, 1 post wax cooling gel for soothing the skin but it doesn’t remove the wax residues, and 2 sizes of accu edge applicators(small and large), 10 of them for each size.

That’s a lot for the money.

5. Epilation: Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18

Click On Photo to Learn More

Epilators are fantastic for any part of your body, whether you want to have silky smooth legs, perfectly hairless underarms, a bikini line ready for the beach or you want a smooth and clean upper lip, even in the brightest light.

Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18 is one of the best epilators for face.

It can also be used as an epilator for the underarms and for the bikini area.

If you want an epilator for the whole body, including for face, I recommend the Braun Silk Epil 7681 or the 7561.

It has a special facial cap and a sensitive area cap.

It works for both coarse hairs and peach fuzz.

Getting back to my personal recommendation,

Let me tell you a few words about the Emjoi Epi Slim e18 and what are the reasons for choosing it if you’ve decided that epilation is the upper lip hair removal method for you.

It has 18 tweezers. These 18 tweezers rotate, grab many hairs at the same time, and remove them from the root.

It’s really fast, the whole hair removal process will only take about 2 minutes.

Where to Buy?

Check Price & User Reviews Here

Since the hairs are removed from the root, it takes longer for them to grow back – between 2 weeks up to a month.

The Emjoi Epi Slim is tiny but powerful.

Thus, coarse hairs are easily removed from the root. It’s also pretty good at removing thin fine hairs.


If you have peach fuzz the best method for you would definitely be threading so you should stop looking for the best upper lip hair removal products and find a threading salon.

It works on 2 AA batteries so that’s the only investment to be made in the many years to come.

It would have been better for it to be rechargeable, especially if you plan on using the Emjoi e18 to remove hairs from the face and the underarms and the bikini area.

A facial epilator turns out to be one of the cheapest upper lip hair removal methods because it can work perfectly well for so many years.

The only problem is that it’s going to be painful in the beginning and you will have to change the batteries pretty often.

6. Laser Hair Removal: Find an Amazing Professional

The follicle is damaged with a beam of light.

It’s painful and it can take from 2 to 6 treatments until completion but each session lasts a few minutes.

You must also understand that the results are not permanent, just like the American Academy of Dermatology Association lets us know.

Some of the hairs can regrow after several months or some can take even years to grow back.

It also doesn’t work for everyone: the perfect candidate is a person with fair skin and dark hair.

Now for the price:

According to HuffPost, each session can cost between $150 up to $250. That’s definitely expensive, not something I could afford.

Finding the right professional is very important when it comes to laser hair removal, just like it is the case with the next and last upper lip hair removal method.

7. Electrolysis: Find an Amazing Professional

An electrologist is the way to go if you plan on undergoing electrolysis sessions.

This is the only permanent upper lip hair removal method!


Be prepared to pay an average price of $600 for all the needed sessions, which might even take a whole year to be completed.

According to the American Electrology Association, electrolysis is suitable for every skin and hair color.

But once that year is over, you’ll never have to search for another hair removal method every again.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note: Comments are held for moderation, once approved your name and comment will be published on the website.

  1. jsy March 10, 2015
  2. BHenry November 3, 2015
  3. Annette March 20, 2016
  4. Amaya smith April 13, 2016
    • Denisa April 14, 2016
  5. Leasa April 30, 2017
    • Denisa May 1, 2017
      • Susan May 1, 2017
        • Denisa May 2, 2017
  6. Suzanne S November 24, 2017
  7. Faye January 21, 2019
    • Denisa January 25, 2019