March Madness – The Mustache Chronicles II

March Madness – The Mustache Chronicles II

So if you are just now tuning in to my blog for “The Mustache Chronicles”, catch up by reading THIS POST.

Let me reiterate that I believe in God and I love His Word.  I am serious about that.

But even this nice Christian girl who is concerned about eternity has to keep it real – and acknowledge when there is a physical thing that is taking up some brain space.

Real women mustache

And apparently, I’ve been a real woman for some time – and embraced loving myself a bit too much.

So I’ve been doing some homework. Let’s suffice it to say there are more than a few options for getting rid of facial hair.

You can…






BURN IT (with chemicals)

or DESTROY IT (with electrolysis)

That’s a lot of options.

I’m slightly intimidated with the number of ways that we have to attack our hair.

And frankly, I’m only slightly consumed bothered by my mustache so taking a laser to it sounds a bit extreme, burning it sounds a bit dangerous, and destroying it sounds like I’m at war.

Geesh! I just want to remove a little shadow.

I did ask for a few opinions as I seek to analyze which might be the best course of action for me.

Starting with my husband Jessie…

So apparently, he thinks I need to deal with more than just my mustache.

I can’t help him with all of that right now.  I’ve got to pace myself and take it one step at a time.

Back to my mustache…

Next, I took a moment to interview my friend and makeup artist, LeTitia Calhoun Smith, about what I can do to address the shadow above my upper lip.


My oldest daughter is a fan of threading. So I took an afternoon and followed her to a local hair removal spot.

The things women do in the name of beauty.

And frankly, I just want to know who ever said a little shadow above the lip wasn’t beautiful?

I mean… if so many women have one, why are all trying to rip it off of our faces?  Why can’t we just leave it and culturally accept that it’s just the way it should be?

way of life

I don’t think my shadow would even be an issue… except for the fact that as I age it is getting darker.


Well… over the next few days, I’ll be making up my mind about which hair removal technique to try.  I’ll be back with a report on what I did and how it went.

Which one do you think I should do?

And if you want more information, check out the WebMD site. It discusses hair removal options in detail HERE.

In the meantime, I’m curious…

Do any of you women just make peace with the mustache (or chin hair or kitty whiskers)?

Or is everyone pretty much choosing some method of removal?

Whew! A whole post about women and their mustache.  I must be nuts.

Either that or I just want to be honest.  Remember… the goal is to hit the nail on the head of stuff we normally don’t discuss. I’m aiming for a slam dunk.

For Part III of “The Mustache Chronicles” CLICK HERE.


March Madness - The Mustache Chronicles

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  1. Tamara R March 7, 2014 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Another great article! At the end of the day, just do what makes you feel comfortable. If you dont care about the mustache and your husband doesnt care about the mustache…..or hairy legs :-), then maybe you should just leave it alone. Is does take time and the dollars start to add up. But as for me and my face….waxing and threading it is!!!

    • Chrystal March 7, 2014 at 9:22 am - Reply

      That’s what I’m afraid of… time and dollars. I don’t have any more time… and that’s not where I want to spend my money!

  2. Shelly March 7, 2014 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I wax – have for years and find that now I don’t need to and can take care of what hairs that still grow with a pair of tweezers

    • Chrystal March 7, 2014 at 9:22 am - Reply

      So I shouldn’t be afraid that waxing will make my hair to grow back thicker?

  3. Sharon G. March 7, 2014 at 8:04 am - Reply

    I like your style Chrystal! From my experience waxing or threading last longest and in my opinion less painful than tweezing. For me threading lasted longer than waxing. Keep in mind your upper lip has been hidden from the light of day for a spell. So don’t be surprised of the fresh new look! 😉

    • Chrystal March 7, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Oh no… now I have something else to worry about! 🙂

      • Sharon G. March 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        LOL!!! not really. It’s like getting a really short hair cut for the first time. Try not to over think. It will become one more thing to maintain. All things being considered i’m sure you will be pleased 🙂

  4. Sandra R March 7, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Actually I am back and forth about removing my facial hair. I probably see it more than others. But, I do not like it. I actually shaved yesterday with a mild cleanser. I had no idea so many women had this issue. Thank you again for sharing your story.

    • Chrystal March 7, 2014 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Well… I’m also glad to know that I’m not alone?

  5. Lisa H March 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Love your authentic attitude towards this issue for women! Thanks to your family & friends for sharing their professional advice and opinions…did you wake your husband from a nap to ask the question??? 🙂

  6. Corisia March 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I’ve never thought about removing my mustache. I don’t want more hair to grow and it becomes another monthly expense. I’ve experienced it with the hairs under my chin so I don’t want to try my mustache. Best wishes!!

  7. dani noble March 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    this is great !!!! i actually love threading yes it hurts but it last the next goal is to get laser (permanent solution to a very annoying problem)

  8. Felicia Johnson March 7, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Because I don’t have a lot of hair over my eyes and I have about 3 hairs on the chin , I may wax my eyebrows every 3 or 4 months and I just pluck the little chin hairs The wax does bring a tear every time I do it.

  9. Krysten March 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I shave mine off. I used to get it threaded but, it hurt too badly. But,I only shave when I feel like it. It’s not a part of my regular beauty regimen.

  10. Michelle March 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Chrystal! Check your FB messsages. I just sent you one. 🙂 It’s about the “stashe” lol 🙂

    • Chrystal March 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      I didn’t get it Michelle? Or maybe I didn’t see it?

  11. Kistina Freeman March 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I usually use Nair for the face. Tried threading once and it was too painful to try again.

    • Chrystal March 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      I have heard that threading is painful.

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