Okay, Yeah, I Have A Mustache.

A photo of Nair Hair Remover Moisturizing Face Cream

Let’s get something straight right off the bat. I have a little mustache. We all have a little mustache. I, a very Latina lady, have a bit more of an obvious stache due to genetics and being a brunette. I also have a pronounced cupid’s bow that makes my upper lip look shadowy.

I had some sessions of laser hair removal after high school, and although effective, you have to go back every few years for a repeated treatment and my enthusiasm (and lack of unlimited money) kind of fizzled. I’m a big fan of threading my brows and lip because I feel like it works better than waxing. Waxing, threading, whatever you do, can be costly and inconvenient. Since we moved, I haven’t found someone I trust to rip the hairs out of my face and I have been getting a bit desperate.

I had some Nair nightmares back in the day so I was a wee bit hesitant to try it again. I’m talking my skin burning like lava spurting out of a volcano and swelling up. It was terrifying. I had used some kind of facial hair remover from the “Brazilian Clay” range and have avoided all DIY hair removers since. Out of desperation curiosity, I picked up some of the Nair Moisturizing Face Cream and it kind of rocked my socks.

I think it’s all do to with the moisturizing formula that features almond oil. It effectively removes all the hair and doesn’t dry out my skin. The best part – there’s no burn or weird chemically smell. It feels like a thick cream and it applies so easily. I’m kind of ecstatic about how well this worked and how cheap it was. Plus, it only took 5 minutes and it didn’t irritate my skin. This little guy is being welcomed with open arms into my skincare arsenal.

-Tara Joy

34 thoughts on “Okay, Yeah, I Have A Mustache.

    1. beausandbows

      No way! You’re so brave. I’m so afraid of the DIY wax strips because I’m always so worried the wax will be too hot or not hot enough. I would probably ask my boyfriend to do it for me too because it just stresses me out.

      -Tara Joy

  1. M

    Great review. As someone who burned her skin off using the Palmer’s hair removal cream, I am keen to try this one after reading your review. 🙂

  2. heyehren

    oh the mustache struggles. I tried wax strips once but the horrifying incident of not pulling the strip off all at once left me with the NEVER AGAIN feelings. Thank you for this, I need to try it out immediately!

  3. twocatsoneflat

    Thank you so much for posting this, although international women’s day is supposed to inspire me to be all ‘woo I’m a woman imma grow all ma hair and i don’t care’…. actually I have a few areas (face, neck etc) where I am MORTIFIED it’s there (I call the one on my chin Spike).
    But thank you, thank you for blogging about it. It’s something that I definitely don’t have the courage to write about!
    – Charlotte
    http://www.twocatsoneflat.wordpress.com

    1. beausandbows

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this <3 You know, it's funny. I don't feel ashamed or something of my body hair/face hair, but I do prefer not having a mustache. I feel like being a woman is whatever it means for you. You want to grow it all out, do it. You want to shave yourself bare, go for it. Do whatever makes you fee comfortable (even if that means tweezing Spike every once in a while.).

      -Tara Joy

  4. Cara

    I’m ITALIAN-AMERICAN, I have a mustache, a unibrow, a chin beard, fucking side burns. A ukrainian lady waxes my unwanted facial hair every couple weeks (it costs money, but Nair burns like hell, if I take my contacts out to do my own eyebrows I can’t see what the hell I’m doing, I feel like an old man if I shave my face).

    1. beausandbows

      I feel you! I also have a unibrow, side burns, and hair on my chin. Nair used to burn me so freaking bad, but something about this new one just doesn’t burn at all. It literally feels like lotion which is the only reason I can use it. I’m so bad at doing my own eyebrows so I rely on someone else to wax them. It can all be a struggle, but it’s okay too.

      -Tara Joy

      1. Cara

        Between 1999 and 2001 I was on three 6 month courses of Accutane (so I took accutane for a I8 months) and my skin is rather sensitive.

      2. beausandbows

        Oh man, I understand. I actually have very sensitive skin too and I’m prone to allergic reactions and stuff like that. If you do end up trying it, maybe do a patch test just in case. I have pretty thick hair above my lip and I can leave this on for the minimum amount of time (5 minutes) and it does a great job. You can use it up to 10 minutes.

        -Tara Joy

  5. thestripedcoyote

    I have a little mustache too. I am so apprehensive of removing mine though because you can’t really see it but then you can see it some light. I just fear it will grow back thicker and darker and worse than before. Right now it’s peach fuzz. I don’t want coarse dark hair! It’s also something I fear I will have to maintain. I don’t know what to do! Agh! The struggle of having a mustache…
    This cream looks good though. I’d probably use this over waxing or threading.
    -Brandie

    1. beausandbows

      You know, they say that the hair will grow back thicker, but more often than not, it doesn’t. It’s really not a hard thing to do every once in a while and it’s not really about maintenance (: I just do mine every 3-4 weeks and it only takes 5 minutes!

      -Tara Joy

  6. The Lady

    I’m definitely going to give this a try! I’m in the same boat as you are and have resorted to plucking after a horrible chemical burn from a Nair depilatory.

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