Excellent Bikini Wax Product, I Use It On Underarms, Face, Even Legs Too!
I have had salon waxes done on my legs for years, but hated going for a bikini wax. I tried a number of different home wax products, but they were terrible. They were sticky and messy and painful and didn't remove the hairs effectively at all. When I decided to try this product, I was skeptical, but the idea of saving so much money and getting the bikini wax done in the privacy of my own home pushed me to give it a trial.
I'm so glad I did. The very first time I used this product, I had excellent results. As I've gotten more experience with using it, I'm even happier. It is inexpensive, easy to use, minimally uncomfortable and very effective. I've been using it for two years now and will not go back to any other product. I even use this wax for my legs! It works far better than the soft waxes and strips.
A few tips to make your waxing experience more successful:
Do trim hairs to about 1/4" for best results. Too short and it won't be able to "grab" hairs well. Too long and it will be painful. I'm not sure why it's so much more painful with longer hair, maybe because the wax sticks to more adjacent hairs or pulls more? I don't know why, but that's been my experience. Ymmv.
Do apply the oil first. Use an ample amount and rub it into the skin well. Then use a hand towel, going against the direction of hair growth, to remove excess oil from the hairs and make them stand up away from the skin.
Make sure the wax is heated adequately, but not too hot. It should be fairly thin, like honey consistency when you apply it. It will feel hot, but not burn (test first before you put a bunch on delicate skin!) But make sure you heat it enough. If the wax is not hot enough, it will not cling well to the hairs and it will go on very thick and gloopy, which wastes a lot of wax both because it's so thick and because you'll have to repeat applications more to get all the hairs. Remember to stop and reheat your wax if needed during a session. I usually have to reheat a couple of times (perhaps a warmer would also work) to complete a session.
Work in small swatches, not too wide, several inches long. If you wax too much at once, it'll be hard to remove and more painful.
This stuff is not any more messy than any other wax product I've used, but drips are inevitable and the hot wax cools quickly on contact with surfaces. It can be very hard to remove from tile, impossible to get out of fabric or rug. I suggest putting down newspaper or some other disposable protective barrier beneath you while you work.
A small mirror with a stand that tilts to allow you to position it as needed will help a lot if you're waxing the bikini area by yourself.
Keep an old tweezers around to remove the last stray hairs and designate that tweezers just for this purpose. Residues of wax will stick to your good tweezers and can ruin them for effective use on the finer hairs of the face. If you buy pricey high quality tweezers, you know why this is important.
This wax is fabulous for other areas, not just the bikini zone. I use it on my underarms and on my legs as well. Surprisingly, it works much better and is cheaper overall than other waxes marketed for the legs.
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