How to Remove Upper Lip Hair Naturally

by Elizabeth James ; Updated September 28, 2017

Upper lip hair can be embarrassing for women.

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If you have hair growing on your upper lip, there are several remedies for hair removal that can be done naturally at a salon or in the comfort of your own home. With a few steps, you can use natural remedies to remove the hair on your upper lip.

Items you will need

  • Wax hair removal strips
  • Threading professional
  • Chickpea flour
  • Water
  • Washcloth
  • Lemon juice

Instructions to Remove Unwanted Hair

Step 1

Waxing your upper lip is one of the most common ways to remove unwanted hair. You can go to a salon to have your upper lip waxed, or you can purchase the wax hair removal strips at natural food stores and drug stores.

Step 2

Threading is a relatively new way women are getting rid of upper lip hair. Threading is not something you can do at home, but trained professionals can use thread to remove unwanted hair. This method of hair removal is growing in popularity because it is inexpensive and painless.

Step 3

Prepare a paste made with chickpea flour and water. Use your fingers to apply the paste to your upper lip. Allow the paste to dry. Scrub off the dried paste using a dry washcloth or your finger tips.

Step 4

Bleaching the hair on your upper lip is another natural way to cover up unwanted hair. Apply lemon juice to your upper lip with a cotton ball. Leave the lemon juice on your lip for fifteen minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Although this method will not remove the hair, it will lighten the upper lip hair so that it is less visible. Lemon juice may contribute to sensitivity to the sun, so be careful with sun exposure.

Warnings

  • The chickpea paste mixture should only be used by women with fine hair on their upper lip. This home remedy will not be useful for women with dense hair.

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About the Author

Based in South Florida, Beth Swanson has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in the magazines “Kiwi," “Natural Home,” “Clean Eating,” “Palm Beacher," the “Miami New Times” and several other publications. Swanson earned a Master of Arts degree in integrated marketing communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.