I sometimes get a professional wax, but typically just do it at home. It's never easy for me-- my hair seems more stubborn than most-- but some products are better than others. I have never liked a product enough to buy it again, however, and always try something new.
This particular product took forever to heat up (going way beyond the warning to not heat more than 2 minutes-- at 2 minutes, the product was still too hard to even stir!). Also it cooled way too fast and I reheated twice for only my upper lip area. It also failed to remove even half of the hair. In order to not end up with a spotty upper lip, I eventually had to go back and wax individual hairs, as this seemed the only way to get it to work. More trouble than it was worth. Other products by the same brand have worked better for me.
I have PCOS and this is one of the best ways I have found to get rid of that hair on my upper lip and chin. Chin hair is so GROSS and tweezing/sugar removers/shaving is so painful and time consuming and sometimes if the hair is too much it just wont come out. This stuff does have a learning curve. You do need to heat it longer than it recommends (I end up doing about 9-10 minutes on high) and after a couple of heat ups you need to toss it even if you have some left because the efficacy just isnt there anymore. But this is the only product that I can use on my upper lip and chin and be done in less than 10 minutes. It may leave some stray hairs but I can pluck those as I find them. It can be painful. I dont think hair removal can be painless imo. Ive tried so many of them. The good thing iss this is cheap and easy and works well for me and my stubborn PCOS facial hair.
I love love love this product! Picked it up by chance on holidays in the US four years ago and this is the only product that I use. The only problem I have is finding people who are going to the US on holidays to bring it back for me as it isn't sold in the UK. I melt it in the microwave at 900 watts for 8 mins (which is more than the recommended melting time). I apply a small amount and then pick the edges of the wax in the direction Im going to pull. It pulls out even the finest and shortest hairs. I love that it has a tweezers too - perfect handbag size!
I just used this for the first time a few minutes ago!
I picked this up at Rite Aid for around $5, so very good price! It came with a good amount of wax, tiny tweezers, instructions (with a dollar off coupon for my next purchase), spatula, orange stick, and eyebrow guide and a little lotion.
I bought this mostly for my upper lip, and that's what i used it for today. Right off the bat, it didn't want to melt properly, but it wasn't to bad.
ONE BIG TIP!! Even though you don't have to, I recommend using a muslin strip when you're using this product. They tell you just to pull the wax off around the edges, this is a lot more painful then using strips! I bought some at CosmoProf for under $5, and it came with 100 of them, which I cut in half.
I used one side with the muslim, and one without. The side I did without the strip was a LOT more painful!
Overall, I really like this product, it's messy, but for $5, you really can't beat it!!
This kit was literally a hot mess! First my complaint is the packaging, mine didn't come with the mixing wand and the packaging was so flimsy I can see how it would have fallen out. Second, The wax took awhile to heat up and dried way too fast while I was applying it. Third, it hardly removed any hair and I followed the instructions. It also was a huge mess and I think the eyebrow strips took off more hair than the freakin' wax! The only good thing was the relief creme which made plucking easier, ugh never getting this again. Going to try a creme instead
Awesome product! I use acne products and used this on my upper lip, and it took hair off easily, was non-irratating and my upper lip was smooth for a week.
For the price of one eyebrow wax I can just buy this kit and do it myself for a couple years. This jar last forever! I think I've had it a year and a half and it's not even halfway empty. The relief cream they provide in the kit works really well too. I really like it but have a few things to note. First- you DO need to provide yourself with some kind of removal strip- like fabric strips or heavy paper towels. The kit says you can take the wax off by itself but you CAN'T. Expect to microwave your wax about halfway through because it will have cooled too much by then. Even so I will buy this again when I run out- but that's a long time coming!
the product was too messy for me
it got some of the hairs out but if you pulled to hard
it will make serious irritation and redness
i rather do threading then use this again
The worst thing about this wax is the degree of messiness involved. You simply cannot prep, mix and use this without getting wax in various stages of drying time all over the container and utensils. Other than that, it's hot wax...it does what it's supposed to although it did leave some strays behind. If I can find it again, I'll be going back to Zip Wax. It was in a squeeze tube that you heated in a cup of hot water. No mess, no frills, I miss it.
I'm actually very pleasantly surprised by this! I don't normally wax anything, but lately tweezing has started to hurt like hell, and for some reason I'm getting baby hairs at the age of 29, so I decided it's time to think about a more efficient hair removal process. I picked this kit up at Wal-Mart. This is actual WAX wax, not the sugar stuff that needs strips. You heat it up(I also had to heat it for 2 minutes, I'm convinced SH based their heat time off of soviet-era super-nuclear microwaves, lol), test the temp, and spread it on the hairy area. You wait a bit till it solidifies, and then rip it off, much like sugar wax. Ouch. It does hurt, but it works WAY better than sugar wax! I tried it on my eyebrows & it even got the tiny peach fuzz hairs.
There is DEFINITELY a learning curve with this kind of wax. If it's too hot, it drips, and if its not hot enough, it doesnt spread evenly. But if you get it on right, it gives a nice clean line & gets all the hairs. It's actually kinda fun to use when you get the hang of it, lol... Its rather gummy & sticky, so be sure to have some baby oil on hand to remove the stray chunks.
This is a really good buy, IMO. Roughly $6 and it comes with eyebrow guides(which are actually quite helpful, I didn't realize just how uneven mine were till tonight), a cute little pair of tweezers, and numbing cream. Which you MIGHT wanna use BEFORE you wax, if you're doing a sensitive area.
I'm gonna practice on my chin hairs till I get good enough to get the back of my neck. Oh, the plight of the Slavic woman :)