March Madness – The Mustache Chronicles IV

March Madness – The Mustache Chronicles IV

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

One other plug for something you may find useful. My first podcast is up!  When you have a moment, check out this discussion on “Balancing Fitness and Motherhood“.  My friend, Kat Lee, asked me to join her on her podcast.  Kat does such a good job of encouraging mom’s with her blog and podcast @ Inspired to! It was my honor to join her and I hope I share something that encourages you in this area of your life.

O.K.  Back to the mustache mania happening on my blog.

Sorry it’s taken me so long to share my commentary from the last’s week hair removal adventure.

I’ve been recovering.

Don’t get me wrong…

It’s nice to get rid of some old hair above my lip and around my eyebrows but the experience was not pain free and the jury is still out on what will continue to happen over the long haul. So here’s the recap.

This whole shenanigan situation started because my kids noticed that their Mommy had a mustache. When this mess began, that was my only goal…

To get rid of the mustache.

But then, as I investigated all of the different ways to remove the ‘stache, I realized that while I was at it, I might as well get my brows cleaned up as well.

If I’m hairy, I’m not just hairy above my lip right?

So the journey began to uncover the various methods of hair removal and I decided upon threading for the brows and waxing for the lip.

I figured I could experience both and then decide which to continue… IF I decided to continue the practice at all.

The threading won hands down.


Not only was my upper lip traumatized from the hot-then-cooled-waxed pulled violently away from my skin, the next morning, I was still a little swollen and sensitive.

The threading had no aftershocks whatsoever.

I could definitely thread my brows again.  However, for now, I will resort to plucking individual random hairs from my nicely cleaned brows as they grow in.  I don’t want to yet incur a regular beauty bill by paying someone else to maintain what I can maintain – at least for a while.

Not sure what’s gonna happen with that mustache tho’.

I’m told that next time I go to wax the lip should I choose to do so, it won’t be so bad because I don’t have as much hair to pull.

I’m not sure how I feel right now about the person who actually said that to me.. “I won’t have as much hair to pull”.  I mean… what are they implying?

I did ask the hair removal lady why someone would choose to wax versus having their brow or lip threaded.  She said that threading is better for your skin because it doesn’t pull so much at your skin.

I can see that.

She also said that threading takes off all the small hair whereas waxing takes only the longer hairs.

Apparently, I had a lot of long hairs.

(And this would be why I was not and am STILL not interested in a full leg wax – OUCH to the heavens!!!)

I’ve also been told that no matter what I do to my lip, it will hurt worse because the tissue above is soft and sensitive by nature.

Some ladies have informed me that there is a Nair designed  for the face. Others have reminded me that laser is an option I can try. Maybe I need to go a kinder/gentler route than ripping hairs from their follicles.

We’ll see ya’ll… we’ll see.

While, sadly The Mustache Chronicles must come to an end, I have had a fun time trying something new and ridding myself of some old hair.

Here’s my face before and after  hair removal.


If you want to watch the entire threading and waxing experience, you can watch this video (4:41):

How did I feel the next morning?  Watch this next video (3:31)

So that’s the commentary on my old hair, once-removed.

I hope you stick with me for the rest of my March Madness commentary about non-sensical stuff that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of life but that matters enough to me to make it a matter of discussion.

You can check out the first post for “The Mane Chronicles” by CLICKING HERE.

March Madness - The Mustache Chronicles


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  1. Sharon March 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Looks great Chrystal! I know it seems a bit much to endure over and over again. I agree the threading is best option. I also think it last longer (my experience). Your husband’s facial expression was hilarious. It was like WHY do I have to be here LOL!! I like the brows a nice an clean, but not too thin.
    Go ahead girl! 😉

  2. Matilda Harris March 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I am watching you on the morning after…it is cracking me up! I do know how you feel…

    • Chrystal March 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      When I watch that video back, I’m like… wow… my lip didn’t just FEEL swollen, it WAS swollen! LOL!

  3. Jacquita March 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    My husband was the first to do my eyebrows and he has been the one to do them now for 18yrs and i still love it..Yes it does not hurt as much anymore unless i go a few weeks longer than normal of getting them done…but my grow very thick and i look like a wolf..You video was great..cause i actually want to try the threading thing one day but nervous since all my husband uses is the razor. Thanks for sharing though and ya look great!

  4. Felicia March 21, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

    This blog may not be in the hall of fame era for what matters the most, BUT it definitely gets my vote because I’m in tha hairy club. I’ve been debating about getting my legs waxed for the summer and my fear isn’t the pain but what will grow thereafter Lol… I don’t want to look like a sheep with wolf clothing (by the legs)…lol.

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