My moustache journey has been pretty well documented on GLAMOUR. But ever since I found my ideal upper lip hair removal method (it’s waxing, FYI), I’ve been craving bigger and better things.
Although I only have to tend to my wispy blonde whiskers every six weeks or so, ideally I’d like a permanent solution. With laser out of the question (too blonde), I came across an old wives’ tale about using coffee grounds and baking soda to stunt hair growth.
I tried every single lip hair removal method and here are my brutally honest reviews…
The theory goes that you mix the two together, and then once you’ve waxed, shaved, plucked or threaded the area in question, you rub the mixture into your skin to stunt the hair growth.
It sounded easy enough and I had both ingredients in my kitchen so I thought, why not? I gave it a go the next time I waxed…
I mixed just a teaspoon of each into a bowl and put it to the side ready to go. After waxing my lip, I cleaned up the area with a post-care wipe and then patted dry with a towel. The area is always a little red after waxing so I was a little scared the coffee and baking soda might sting or irritate it further, but I forged on.
I gave myself a blood facial and this is what happened