How To Get Rid Of A Female Mustache

How to Remove Your Mustache (for Girls)

Four Methods:

Whether it's a few dark strands or a full-fledged mustache, upper lip hair can feel like an unsightly embarrassment for many girls who have it. If you want to remove your mustache, skip the shaving and opt for longer-lasting methods like waxing, depilatory cream, electrolysis, or laser removal. You can also minimize the appearance of upper lip hair by bleaching it.


Using Depilatory Cream

  1. Choose a depilatory cream for a painless option.Depilatory creams dissolve the hair at the surface of your skin. If used correctly, these creams are painless, so choose this method if you want to avoid the pain caused by waxing or epilators.
  2. Find a depilatory cream that is appropriate for facial hair.Because the chemicals involved in this process are harsh, select a cream designed for delicate facial skin. Visit a beauty supply store, and search for a product that specifically states it’s for facial hair. If you’re unsure, ask an associate to point one out for you.
  3. Spot-test the cream.Apply a small dab to a sensitive but safe area (such as the skin of your inner wrist) to make sure your skin doesn’t react. Leave it on for the recommended amount of time, which will likely be around five minutes, and then wash it away thoroughly. Wait at least another 10 or 15 minutes to make sure your skin doesn’t begin to itch or turn red.
  4. Spread a thick coat of the paste over your upper lip.Put on disposable gloves and squeeze a pea-sized amount onto your finger. Start directly under your nose and wipe out in both directions across your upper lip. Make sure there’s a thick coat of the product covering the entire area.
    • If you wipe the product too far out and it reaches your cheek, immediately wipe it off that area with a damp cloth.
    • If your product came with a small spatula, you can also use that to apply the cream.
  5. Leave the cream on for three to six minutes.Follow the instructions on the product carefully. They will likely tell you to let the cream sit on your skin for three to six minutes, but it’s better to err on the side of less time if it’s your first application. If you begin to feel a tingle on your upper lip, wipe the product away immediately.
  6. Rub a small section of skin to see if hair comes off.Using your fingertip or a Q-tip, gently rub a tiny portion of your upper lip to see if the hair wipes away. If so, go ahead and remove the cream. If not, wait until you’ve reached the maximum amount of application time.
    • Never leave the product on for longer than the recommended amount of time. Your skin can get irritated or burned.
  7. Wipe away the cream using a damp cloth.Use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe the cream off your skin. You can also get in the shower and simply rub the cream off with your fingers.
  8. Rinse your skin thoroughly with soap and water.Lather your fingers with soap and water and then gently rub your upper lip to remove any of the product residue. Then rub or splash water on your upper lip to give it a final rinse.
  9. Apply a gentle cream afterwards.If the area feels dry after this process, apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizing cream or lotion. Reapply the cream or lotion as needed over the next day or two.
  10. Repeat this process every three to five days.Depilatory creams are only a temporary solution, and the hair will grow back in three to five days. You can use the product again after three days, but stop using it if you get irritated, itchy, or red skin.

Waxing Your Mustache

  1. Choose waxing if you want a longer-lasting solution.Waxing removes the hair from the root, and can give you two or more weeks of hairlessness. It can be painful, however, so visit a beauty salon to have it done for you if you don’t think you can do it yourself.
  2. Wait until hair has grown to a quarter of an inch (0.6 cm).Waxing is only effective if the wax can stick to the hairs, so wait until the hairs on your upper lip have grown to a quarter of an inch (0.6 cm). If you aren’t willing to let your hairs grow long enough to do this, use another method, such as bleaching.
  3. Find a wax that is appropriate for facial hair.Visit a beauty supply store or drugstore and purchase a home waxing kit. Make sure it specifically states it can be used on facial hair. You can either get spreadable wax or ready-made strips that already have wax applied. The ready-made strips are the tidier option, though they are sometimes less effective.
  4. Wash your face with an exfoliating cleanser to minimize pain.Cleaning out your pores and removing built-up dead skin cells will make it easier for the wax to pull the hair from the follicle. Scrub your face with an exfoliating wash, or use a normal face wash and scrub with a washcloth.
    • Other ways to minimize pain include applying numbing creams, taking a hot shower beforehand, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol on waxing day.
  5. Heat up the wax in the microwave if necessary.Most waxes must be warmed up, but wax strips are sometimes the exception. Place the container of wax in the microwave and heat it for the recommended amount of time. Follow the instructions on your product carefully to avoid overheating it and burning yourself.
  6. Apply spreadable wax over the mustache area.If you purchased spreadable wax, use the applicator that came with the kit to spread it carefully along your upper lip. Apply it in the same direction that the hair grows. The wax should cover your mustache area in a thick layer, but be sure to avoid the delicate skin on your lips and in your nose.
  7. Apply a waxing strip over your upper lip.Whether you just spread wax over your upper lip, or you purchased strips with wax already on them, apply a strip across your mustache area. Start on one side of your upper lip and move across the middle as you apply it. Pull it taut as you smooth it over the area with your fingers, making sure no air bubbles get trapped under the strip.
  8. Wait the recommended time.Follow the product instructions for how long you should leave the wax on. Removing it too early may render it ineffective, and waiting too long is unlikely to make it more effective.
  9. Tear off the strip in one quick motion.Hold the skin next to your upper lip taut with one hand, and grasp one end of the strip with the other. Yank it off quickly in one smooth motion, pulling it in the opposite direction that the hair grows. Don’t rip it off slowly or in several motions; this will make the pain worse.
  10. Rinse your skin thoroughly with soap and water.Lather up your fingers with soap and water and then gently rub your upper lip. If you feel any residue left behind, dampen a washcloth and gently wipe the area until it's gone.
  11. Apply a cortizone cream to reduce redness.Visit a drugstore and pick up some cortizone cream to apply to your upper lip after waxing. Use it for the first 24 hours after waxing to reduce redness and irritation. You can also use a soothing oil, such as azulene oil.

Bleaching Your Mustache

  1. Bleach your mustache if you don’t want to let it grow out.Bleaching is an effective method for hiding mustache hairs that are too short to wax. If you don’t want to wait for your upper lip hair to grow out to a quarter of an inch (0.6 cm), bleach the hair to make it less visible.
    • Bleaching is best used on fine hair and is often ineffective on very coarse hair.
  2. Choose a cream bleach for facial hair.Visit a beauty supply store to pick out a cream bleach. Be sure to only choose bleach that is recommended for use on the face, or your skin may become irritated. If possible, choose a bleach that's appropriate for your skin type (i.e. oily, dry, etc.).
  3. Mix the bleach according to product instructions.The bleach should come with a cream and an activating powder. Mix these two ingredients together according to the package instructions immediately before you plan to use the bleach. You’ll need to throw the remainder of the mixed product away as soon as you’re done using it, so try to only mix as much as you'll use.
  4. Spot-test the cream.Apply a small dab to a sensitive but safe area (such as the skin of your inner wrist) to make sure you don’t react. Leave on for the recommended amount of time on the box, and then wash it off. Wait at least another 10 or 15 minutes to make sure you don’t itch or turn red.
  5. Wash the skin on your upper lip with a gentle cleanser.Before applying the bleach, make sure your skin is clean by washing it with soap and water, or use your regular face wash to cleanse the area. Avoid exfoliating facial cleansers since applying bleach right after it may irritate your skin.
  6. Apply the bleach to your mustache area.The cream should come with an applicator, but if it doesn’t, use a popsicle stick or put on gloves and use a finger. Start under your nose and move outward in the direction that your hair grows. Be very careful not to get it on your lip itself or near the skin in your nostrils.
    • Dispose of your application instrument or gloves in a plastic bag, since you could get bleach on your garbage can.
  7. Wait the recommended amount of time.Follow the instructions on the product packaging and do not exceed the recommended amount of time. Your skin could become irritated or damaged if you do. Generally, bleaching cream should not be used on the skin for more than ten minutes at a time.
  8. Wipe away a small amount to test if it has worked.Use a Q-tip or cotton pad to wipe a small section of the cream away. Wipe the cream away from your nose and mouth, rather than toward them, and check to see if the hair is light. If not, wait another minute, but do not exceed the maximum recommended amount of time.
  9. Wipe away the remaining cream with a cotton pad.Use cotton pads or paper towels to wipe up the remaining cream. Be careful not to get it on any sensitive areas as you wipe, and dispose of the pads in a plastic bag.
  10. Rinse your skin thoroughly with soap and cold water.Lather your fingers with soap and cold water, and then gently rub your upper lip to wash away the rest of the bleach residue. Pat your face dry with a paper towel rather than a nice hand towel, just in case there’s any bleach remaining on your face.
  11. Repeat when the hair grows in dark again.After several weeks, bleach the hair again when you see it starting to grow in dark again. Stop using the bleach, or use it more intermittently, if your skin turns red or gets itchy or irritated.

Using Electrolysis or Laser Removal

  1. Choose electrolysis or laser removal for a permanent solution.Both electrolysis and laser removal have the potential to be permanent solutions after enough treatments. They are far more expensive than the other methods of hair removal, but they can save you a lot of time in the long run if you’re constantly waxing or bleaching your mustache.
  2. Choose laser hair removal if you have dark hair and light skin.During laser-hair removal, a laser is used to zap many hair follicles at once and kill hair at the root. Because the lasers are best at targeting dark hairs that stand out against light skin, it’s not ideal for dark-skinned or light-haired people.
    • Skin and hair color are less important for electrolysis, when a tiny needle is inserted into the hair follicle and creates a current that kills the root of the hair.
  3. Research locations and practitioners carefully.Some places have better machines, more qualified specialists (always make sure they’re licensed), and happier customer reviews than others. Look online for reviews, but never choose a location based on the testimonials on their company website.
  4. Call a few clinics to interview practitioners.Call your top two or three choices for clinics and ask them questions about their services, equipment, and training. Some things to ask include how long they’ve been in business, how old their equipment is, whether their equipment is FDA approved, and whether their practitioners are licensed.
    • Also ask about the total price, whether they’ll let you do a patch test, what the possible side effects will be.
  5. Ask practitioners about their expectations for your hair type.While laser hair removal and electrolysis can have permanent effects and work wonders for some people, they are not guaranteed for everyone. Moreover, the treatments can be painful and expensive. Ask a couple of different practitioners what they expect your results to be. If they promise results that sound too good to be true, consider going somewhere that offers more realistic expectations.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Will the hairs still be visible when I am in the sun?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Some clear and non-visible ones might be highlighted by the sunlight, but they won't be too visible. Really short hairs might also be visible in the sunlight, but not by too much.
  • Question
    Can I just manually pluck all hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can but it will hurt and it won't last as long as using any of the products discussed in the article above.
  • Question
    Is it okay for 12-13 year olds to use the bleaching method? Will it damage their skin? My daughter wants to do this and I am not sure.
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It depends entirely on personal skin sensitivity. For the most part, it should be fine. Start out by using a 'mild' bleach as these are less harsh on the skin. Similarly, there are a wide range of 'sensitive' bleaches on the market that will be useful for young skin. Fortunately, skin has stem cells that are amazing for renewal and repair, so, there should not be long term damage. However, short term damage such as redness/irritation/bumpiness is likely to occur.
  • Question
    Is it okay to shave the upper lip hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Never shave it, it makes the ends blunt and gives the illusion of thicker hair on your upper lip. It also leads to stubble when it grows back in.
  • Question
    Does waxing help slow down the growth? And help stop the hairs from growing?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Waxing does slow it down, but the individual hairs grow at different rates. That is why some people say that when you wax it grows back thinner - that is not true, but it does grow slower. Waxing does not permanently stop the hairs from growing back, but it does slow it down.
  • Question
    Are these methods okay for older tweens to early teenagers?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, indeed. However, you will have to wait a bit longer for electrolysis or laser as owing to your youthful hormones, the hair will grow back almost immediately, which is waste of your money and effort. If you can handle the pain, then you can do the other methods; just be careful.
  • Question
    Could tweens or young teenagers use these methods too?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes! However, they will have to wait a bit longer for electrolysis or laser. Because of their youthful hormones, the hair will grow back almost immediately, which would make the procedures a waste of time, effort, and money.
  • Question
    Will using the cream make hair appear thicker?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. The cream will try and get rid of all the excess hair appearing on your upper lip.
  • Question
    Can there be an ingrown hair after waxing?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, exfoliate the area before and after each waxing to ensure that this does not happen.
  • Question
    Is bleaching recommend for a 12 year old girl?
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    Community Answer
    Provided your parent or a responsible older sibling helps you, then it should be okay.
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  • The best time to get rid of your mustache is before bed. That way your skin has all night to get over any redness, irritation, or swelling.
  • Don't go in the sun for 24 hours after hair removal to prevent your upper lip from further irritation.
  • Use an ice pack afterwards to soothe irritation.
  • After waxing use an oil wipe (they often come in the package with cold wax stripes) then, to avoid impurities on your skin, clean your face with a face soap or soft a peeling and use some lotion for your face.


  • Pre-teens and young teens should have adult supervision while using any hair removal method.

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