Almost every woman struggles with a “lady stach” when they get older. My facial hair began to rear its ugly head after my 30th birthday. I started to notice an occasional wild chin hair, which progressed into a light mustache. I was lucky enough to have blonde hair, so it was only visible in the right lighting, but nonetheless, it was there. No one likes to talk about their upper lip hair but it is a reality for almost all of us after 30. Unless you are one of the blessed few who are blessed enough to maintain a smooth upper lip naturally.
I tried shaving, plucking, waxing, and finally an epilator. All of these options made my hair grow back thicker and darker. Shaving made my upper lip feel rough, definitely not what you want when your man leans in for a kiss. Plucking, waxing and the epilator kept my upper lip smooth but my hair always grew back darker. Finally, I found Oil of Olay smooth finish hair removal cream. I love this cream. It leaves your face smooth and your hair grows back the same. Now for those wild hairs on your chin, I recommend the Rubis Switzerland slanted tip tweezers. These tweezers will pull your chin hair out without breaking off. Yes, Rubis Switzerland tweezers are more expensive than other brands, but they work. I tried numerous tweezers before finding these. Save your money and invest in a quality pair of tweezers that work at the start. You can purchase the exact pair of tweezers I purchased on Amazon by clicking here
I started using oil of olay hair removal cream for medium to coarse hair over a year ago and love the results. The HUGE drawback I have against this product is the sudden price increase. Since I purchased this cream ONLY a year ago the price increased from $17 to $100+. I recently saw this product listed on eBay for $50, but that is still insane. Olay must know how much of a struggle it is for women to get rid of the lady stach. I know you have to pay to play but I will pay elsewhere at this price point. I still love this product but it is not worth $100. My advice, if the price does not decrease, invest in laser hair removal. At $100+/tube, your money would be better invested in a permanent hair removal option, such as laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal for small areas, like an upper lip, is very affordable. You can anticipate it to cost approximately $150 – $250 per session. Yes, you will need multiple sessions for permanent results but you are getting closer to permanent hair removal with every session. A much better investment of your money than a hair removal cream that you will need to continue purchasing for a lifetime. To learn more about laser hair removal, read my post about laser hair removal.
I am searching for the Olay hair removal cream at a better price but so far I have not been successful. The price keeps going up on Amazon. I will be on the hunt for a replacement product or consider laser hair removal. I will post an update with a replacement option if I find one.