Nair • Salon Divine Sensitive Wax • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this just for my underarm as i realised wax strips and creme removal weren't removing the hair at all. The wax only took about 2.5 min to melt to the correct consistency and stayed at that consistency for about 20 min,ample time to wax both underarms. The pain was bearable and the wax took out most of the hair,except for some(which is why i'm giving it a 4). Overall,an effective hard wax :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm also reviewing the body one that is not actually for sensitive skin. i bought mine at Rite Aid for about $10, which is cheap. As others have mentioned, you have to heat this for longer than the recommended 2 minutes. I actually find that the hotter it is, the better (as long as it's not enough to burn you), because when it's a really thin consistency, you waste less and you can actually see the hair you're covering through the wax because it's thinner, and it's easier to control. Just make sure you use caution and test it on your finger first, but I think a thinner, runnier consistency instead of the "thick, creamy honey" consistency is much better in that regard. It really does smell awful, and I don't even like to use the microwave for food for a few days afterwards, because I feel like the fumes are still there, but it is really pretty good for an at-home wax. I bought craft sticks like others recommended (100 for $1), which is critical. So far I used the wax twice on my legs from the knees down, and I think I'll still be able to use it one more time, so 3 uses for $10 is pretty good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
update* have switched to cream wax by gigi, its much better! I am reviewing the Salon Divine regular formula like most people below me are. I see a sensitive skin formula online, but its for the face, and I dont know if its out in stores yet. Im reviewing the one with the scent: sensual orchid (purple and green box). I have thick, dark body hair, and this did an excellent job. Does this work effectively? Yes! Should a first time waxer use this kit? No! not unless you have had the part of your body you are waxing done professionally FIRST. I say this because waxing is so messy and painful, you will think you are doing something wrong, but you arent,- it really is that painful and messy! I have used this on my arms, legs, happy trail, bikini, as well as on a friends brows with no problems. I suggest you buy extra wooden applicators, you can get these at sallys or in the craft section of any store. The one stick they give you absolutely will not be enough for a large area. You can only use applicators a handful of times before wax builds up thick on the ends. I also suggest wax remover. I love Gigi's from Sallys but drugstores are starting to carry wax removers too. The towlettes they include help to remove wax a little because they are oily, but they are mainly for afterwards irritation. You dont have to have powder like the box suggests, but it wouldnt hurt. I didnt see a difference when I powdered the area to be honest. Hair length- the longer the better. For starters this will not melt in the time the box directions give. You need about an extra minute in the microwave, but check every 20 seconds. If the wax is too hot it will burn and not harden correctly. Not hot enough, and it will be too thick to spread. It should not have a liquid texture, but have the texture of thick honey. Apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth, making sure to leave a thicker dab of wax at the end of the "tail". If you dont coat the wax on thick at the ends, you have to scrape it off your skin to pull the strip off, and this pulls little hairs and hurts! I suggest applying to 1-3 small areas before letting dry and pulling off. If you let the wax sit too long on your skin, it will break in half when you go to remove it. So dont get carried away applying the wax all over, do a few spots at a time. Pull the wax off too soon, and its gooey and will not remove hair. I normally do 2 x 4 inch pieces, and let them sit about 30 seconds each. Always test the temperature of wax on your finger before waxing. Remember to pull low to the skin, and away from the direction of the hair growth. Many people pull it in an upwards motion, and this makes the pain intensify. There is a great picture of this procedure dont correct, and incorrectly on the instructions and box. After each strip you pull off, I suggest to rub the area back and forth with your hands, this takes the pain out. Never re-do an area that has already been waxed, unless you wait 24 hrs. Dont bother waxing an area that has 1-5 hairs that were missed or left, just pluck those! The most painful areas? Around the ankles, and right before the hair stops at your feet on the front, hands down! Behind the knee hurts, and if you are a first time waxer the shin area can be sensitive, but its nothing compared to the ankle area. As painful as waxing is, after the 2nd time you get used to it. My hair grows super fast, and this lasted me a few weeks. Some areas grow back quicker, and others still havent grown back after a month. The good thing about waxing is, it removed the root of the hair, so no more "black dots" from shaving leaving behind the root. Anyone with dark body hair and pale skin knows what Im talking about. Ingrowns- I am very prone to ingrowns, and after my first salon leg wax I had horrible ingrowns. This was my only salon leg iwax, and then I switched to this stuff. I dont have a problem with ingrowns when I use this wax, I think because after a few leg waxings , the hair is thinner, and doesnt grow back at the same time in different spots. The more you wax, the better it gets, the thinner the hair gets, and even when it grows back, its never a full leg of hair. Luckily the hair above my knees is thinner in texture (not lighter but thinner) so I wax a few areas there then shave the rest. Waxing just my legs with this kit uses up all but 1/2 a centimeter of this container. So if you wanted to do from your hip down to your ankles, and you had a lot of hair- you would need 2 of these kits. If you want to do from the knees down, and a portion of your upper legs, then this kit would be enough. The smell is kind of like burning rubber, I dont think the sensual orchid smells good at all, but it may camoflauge some sort of chemical scent the wax naturally has, so it doesnt bother me. I bought this for $18 at walmart, and at the rite aid the next week for only $13. .. so shop around before you purchase. All in all its a great kit. If your hair is thick enough, and long enough you shouldnt have a big problem with the wax not picking the hair up. You will have a few hairs that dont get picked up in some areas, but I just shave or pluck those. I would highly recommend this kit. I much prefer this kind of wax to a wax tha requires strips. When Im done, I rub wax remover all over, wipe with a wet towel. Use cortizone or neosporin mixed with water as a lotion and in 6 hours the red bumps are gone. Im pale so i get horrible rash looking red bumps, but they DO go away, so dont fret. This is so messy, especially because you have to re heat it so many times. As the wax in the tub gets used up, it takes longer to heat. When there is only a centimeter left, dont throw it out! It may take longer to heat this, but every bit of the wax in this kit can be used. My last tip would be to put down newspaper, and have all of the applicators spread out. Wax yourself in good lighting, have a hand mirror handy, and pull the strip off as fast as you can! :) Hope that helps.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I use this for my face because I shave my legs and armpits. As for the bikini area, this works great too.
The cosistency of this wax is good. it feels almost like plastic instead of other waxes that break. I'm comparing this wax to waxes that dont need strips. This wax is very pliable too. The only thing I dont like about this wax is that when you get it from the pot and bring it to you face or any other part it leaves a string or wax trailing behind it. It can make a mess. Like your stuck in cobwebs. It ends up getting on your nails and is hard to take off because nails are warm along with your skin so it doesnt harden and isnt easy to take off.
So, I'm just careful with that.
Other than that I love it.
It's huge, good quailty, good quantity, and good price.
I will repurchase when needed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have the same wax that is in the picture, but mine does not say sensitive anywhere on it (neither does the box in the pic).
Besides that, this is overall a pretty good hard wax. The smell is pretty gross, but thats ok. You get a huge amount of wax for $10, but there is also no lid/cover on the bowl of wax, which makes storage a little awkward.
I used it on my underarms and my bikini, worked great on my underarms, but didnt pick up al the hair. I spread wax a 2nd time over the areas that still had hair left, and that got rid of 99% of it. Left a lot more hair behind in my bikini area, but also hurt a lot less than most other waxes. I usually use Surgi hard wax, but this stuff is way cheaper and seemed to hurt less and grab more hair under my arms. Will buy again :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is solid in quality and price. One down side to it is the spectula which I have trouble cleaning after its used. Probably will not buy again because I use No!No! now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
Hum, not sure if this review is for face wax, but anyway, I am reviewing the body wax (the bigger jar, 14oz).
-Good consistency when heated for 3 minutes (the 2 minutes they say are not enough, it was too thick)
-Removal is easy and painless (ok it depends WHERE but overall...! )
-The strips didn't break halfway the removal (not like Veet's version of the wax)
-Strong scent, pleasant but strong
-Has to be heated more than what is written on the insructions
Overall, I am very very pleased with this wax and I do recommend it for any hair. It did great with my bikini and underarms. I didn't try on my legs but I'm sure it would be as great!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This was the first time i've attempted to wax my face and I was very pleased with the result.
This was $13AUD and the only product in the supermarket that was suitable for facial hair.
The wax is hard, and you microwave it until soft. The wax is purple and shimmery, and is the perfect consistency when runny like honey, and warm-hot.
You use the wooden paddle to mix it, and then smear on in sections where you need it. I was able to get results using a maximum size of 5x6cm patches on my cheeks, and smaller 2x4 cm patches on my upper lip.
This IS a bit messy, and I got some on my jeans, but I was able to peel it off fine when it had cooled.
This product removed ALL of the fuzz on my upper and lower lips, cheeks, chin, etc. This is impressive as my facial hair is VERY fine, short and I had to go over areas a few times to get all the hair off. I used up the whole pot in one go, so this isn't REALLY cheap, but it's still better than a salon's price. The whole pot did my upper lip, lower lip, chin, sides of face cheeks, bikini line and feet.
I really like how you don't have to use cloth strips. It also barely hurts at all. I used to tweeze or epilate my facial hair and in comparison this is virtually painless.
The wipes remove the wax well, and did a good job of calming my skin down. It's 2 hours after I waxed and my skin has returned to normal colour, so this IS good for sensitive skin as my skin overreacts to everything.