How to Stop a Mustache From Growing

Unwanted moustache hair can be an unpleasant thing to deal with. You can go through what seems like countless methods to try and keep that hair from growing in. The moustache region is not only a highly visible location, but also a sensitive one, so different methods of hair removal can cause pain or red bumps. Here are some tips that will help fight off upper lip hair.

Shave your face for a quick-fix. Rinse your lip and razor with warm water to ensure the most comfortable shave, and use shaving cream. According to Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. from, shaving does not make hair grow in thicker.

Wax your lip if you want a longer-lasting solution. You can either go to a salon to have it done, or waxing products can be bought from any drugstore. Keep in mind that the upper lip area can be sensitive, so follow the instructions carefully.

Laser off the hair. The laser treatment is supposed to stop the hair from ever growing back, but there is no guarantee of this. The treatments are both expensive and time consuming, as it will take several visits over a few weeks to finish the removal.

Electrolysis can rid you of hair by delivering a electrical current into the hair follicle. This treatment is also expensive and time-consuming, but it can rid you of your moustache hair permanently.

Tweeze the hair for a slow, but effective way to get rid of a few pesky hairs. The advantages of using tweezers is it's cheap, and it's handy -- when you need something on the go. The disadvantage is this is a painful method, so it's best left for a small group of hairs.

Use a depilatory cream. These creams won`t leave stubble like shaving can. Test the product on your skin before you use it, as it can take a day before a reaction appears.


See a doctor if you feel nothing is working. Hormone imbalances and medicines can cause abnormal hair growth. If your moustache hair is dark, bleach creams can help lighten the hair colour.

Things You'll Need

  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Waxing kit
  • Tweezers
  • Depilatory cream
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Andrew Cowie started writing professionally in 2004. He has published work in "SEE Magazine," "Intercamp," "Metro Edmonton," "Metro Calgary" and "Metro Toronto." Cowie earned a journalism diploma from Grant MacEwan University and is completing his Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Alberta.