I’ve used a lot of hair removal methods over the years, most recently falling in love with the epilator but I’ve wanted to perfect waxing for a while. I’ve tried various brands in the past with limited success on various parts of my body but I wasn’t ready to give up on it just yet. I’m pretty much resigned to shaving my legs as the idea of having to grow out the hair for weeks to prepare for waxing is horrifying for someone who used to shave DAILY however I’ve wanted to book in for a professional bikini wax forever. I’m not so much scared of the pain as I am scared of the vunerable and embarrassing position I would be in with a (hopefully) total stranger. Well when these strips arrived I decided to bite the bullet and have a go at DIY.. I had 999 on speed dial, preparing for the worst case scenario.
I can’t lie, it really f**king hurt in some areas but in others it was not unlike ripping off a band aid. The most important thing is to rip the strips off hard and fast which is really tough to do while preparing for the pain your about to cause yourself. I’ve read a few how to articles and watched some videos (some very freaking GRAPHIC videos!) and the number one advice people seem to give is not to do the first one yourself.. it’s apparently much easier to keep up a professional job than it is to start from scratch.. wish I’d read that before I did it 😉
Another note would be that I cut up these huge strips so that I could wax in smaller sections, much easier and it looks like it’s cheaper to buy the larger ones and cut them than buy the smaller bikini sized strips. Something I liked about these particular wax strips is the heat indicator, cold wax strips need to be a little warm to work properly and it can be tough to guess whether they’re warm enough but the Nair paper has a logo printed all over it which disappears when it reaches the optimum temperature.. smart, huh?
So I was happy with the wax and will definitely use it again in future but the areas I couldn’t quite get or that wouldn’t lift I went over (the next day.. the same day it was WAY too sensitive) I went over with the shower power cream. I’ve used plenty of depilatory creams and I can’t tell you this is anything special but it did the job. One tip if you are planning on using something like this on your bikini area is the use tissue to protect the very sensitive areas.. I warn you it will sting like a mother if it gets where you don’t want it, you don’t want that!
Overall I’m really happy with Nair, I would 100% recommend the wax strips as they’re the most effective I’ve tried. The aftercare is important and the kit comes with post wax wipes that both remove excess wax and soothe the skin but you only get 2 per kit, that’s the only issue I have with it.. I want at least 6 for the amount of uses I’ll get out of the strips the way I’m using them. – Nair is available online here