Gigi • Brazilian Wax • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Here we go...
I've spent way too much money on bikini waxes and this has been an excellent alternative. Remember, this is for bikini waxing, I wouldn't/haven't tried it on any other part of my body. I bought mine on Amazon.com for about 40$.
The wax takes about 40 minutes to heat up (I'd take a ibuprofen around when you turn it on) and you can jump in the shower while you wait which makes waxing easier.
HAVE PATIENCE AND TAKE YOUR TIME
I recommend starting from the outside and bottom, going in and up. I didn't use strips with it (even though it is a hardwax) like others have, but could see how it would have the potential of pulling it off easier.
Start small and in an area with fewer hairs to test it, and see how you like the consistency and temperature to pull the wax off.
Use the pre-oil and cooling gel (if you get the pack).
It takes time and patience, but with practice it will get easier and less painful. Took me about an hour to do a bikini plus, but I was amazed with the at-home results. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who isn't a seasoned waxer or doesn't feel confident they can do this to themselves.
It was relatively painless- but you're still waxing your "area". Good luck!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have always gone to a salon to get my bikini waxes, I had tried myself a few years ago using several different hard waxes and it was ok, messy at times and lots of residue. First thing I did this time was research all the available brands out there and stumbled upon Gigi right here on MUA. After reading the great reviews I was convinced, I dahsed out to a Sally during my lunch break and embarked on my waxing session last night. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, definitely less painful than other brands I'd used before. I purchased the strip less hard wax kit, which comes with all the pre and post lotions and gels. Bikini waxes are painful, but if you take advil 1 hour before and follow the instruction, it will make it more bearable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I did careful research before buying this product. I read over the instructions given on these reviews twice before trying it. I have only done my underams so far, but I am amazed!
I bought the Brazilian kit and used all the products in it as directed. I applied the wax and let it cool for about 5-10 seconds. Then I grabbed an edge, held my skin taut and pulled it down quickly, I was in shock that all the hair came out. I just stood there staring at it. It left a few hairs, but I just applied wax over those tiny areas to get the rest. I did all this about 8 hours ago and my underarms are a bit sore, but I forgot to take tylenol and wasn't worried about my pits hurting, anyway. When I go to do my bikini line, I will definitely be buying the numbing spray and taking tylenol.
This is an awesome product and I'm sure it will work just as well on my bikini line as that's what it's really for. I recommend this for any ladies out there who prefer to DIY, like me and will take the time to read directions and advice thoroughly. It's worth it....my pits are silky smooth in a way that can never be achieved with shaving....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Let me start by saying the last reviewer was using this product completely wrong!!!! It is NOT supposed to be used with muslim strips it is a hard wax and mustbe used in conjuction with a wax warmer suited for this pot of wax. The application should be small areas only...max 2×2 area and then tested for tackyness before removing. It is meant for coarse hair, hence Brazilian waxing. Skin should have a bit of the Brazilian oil applied to it to help with easier and less painful hair removal. That being said, it is a great wax to use for the entire bikini area because it can be overlapped over the last treated area without over exfoliation...no skin tearing. Any leftover residue can be removed with wax remover. Get educated before using this stuff. Get all the proper pre-treatment products and a good wax warmer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product did not work for me!!! I was drawn by the reviews on here and youtube, and I've been thinking of waxing for weeks so I gave this a shot. I used muslin strips with this. I only successfully completed 2 areas with no problem. Had to reheat it like every strip because it wouldn't stay at the right consistency I needed. Every other place I put this got STUCK in my hairs and on my skin. I had to spend an hour removing this mess. Not to mention it was painful. The actual act of waxing was tolerable, I give it a 6 out of 10. Results did turn out well for the areas it managed. However it was not worth the pain and anguish I went through trying to remove this wax from my skin. The "Wax Off" bottle did absolutely nothing to help remove it, either. I really wanted this to work for me. Next time I put wax down there, it will be a PROFESSIONAL JOB! I don't care about saving money, this kit was definitely not WORTH saving money for what I went through. I don't plan to use this again anytime soon. This is what I get for penny pinching.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have always had waxing done by someone else- but due to pain and cost, cannot do it to often.
Thank you MUA- I bought the kit, my first home waxing ever!
The step by step instructions from all the ladies gave me courage and guidance, and now I get to type this and say I survived and am very pleased with the results.
What worked for me:
Warm up wax to keep caramel consistency as mentioned earlier
Used pre Hon
Powdered (regular talc)
Applied wax and immediately pressed on the strip, waited 5 seconds with strip (when I waited longer, the wax did not come off my skin so had to double coat with warmer wax to allow it to stick to strip and try again)
(Tisha's instructions worked perfectly!)
Did small patches at a time - I really liked this because when I go to the salon, the pain is BRUTAL. I can do pain but not in my bikini area, I am way too sensitive. By controlling the area and size you target, you can manage pain much better.
Yes it hurts, but then again, remember what we're doing here. I can't believe it but it actually hurts less than at a salon, and at $15+ vs $70+ tip my pocket doesn't hurt either.
I recommend trying it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Wow! This great for all types of waxing not just brazilians or bikinis! It's the only thing I use on my underarms that works. It's not perfect but much less messy than anything I've ever used. Super cheap! $20 and can be used about 4 times for both underarms and full brazilian!
TIP: Use strips, even though its striplless. It works great and doesnt hurt that much!
Also, make sure to use the Pre-Hon and Pre-Epilation oil it will make everything so much easier!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got the Brazilian Body Hard Wax- same yellow color as the honee- just much thicker. Have had much success with the all purpose honee.
I just finished skin care school so I know the basics.
This was awful, with no strip, it gummed up, and was like having to scrape elmers glue out of my Betty. It was impossible to do a swift pull, as the wax would just stretch and pull apart like putty. OWWW!
I tried different temp, different times letting it set, tried using strips (left most of wax stuck in hair). I don't know what I was doing wrong, This was like trying to do a Brazilian w/ chewing gum. The absolute worst
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Green
I buy the 8oz microwave strip free jar and love it! It's a green colored wax that smells so good. It has a fresh tropical scent to it. I heat mine up for 60 secs, and then in 15 second periods until it's a caramel like texture. Always make sure u test it so u don't burn urself. Then I smooth it on with one of Gigi's waxing spatula's, let it cool and harden, and then take a deep breath and rip it off lol. Yea it hurts, but it hurts for about 2 seconds and then it's over. Your left with smooth, soft skin that lasts for weeks(about 8 weeks for me). It's worth it compared to shaving for the underarms and bikini area, 2 months straight of bare skin is fabulous lol. I'm a serious baby when it comes to pain but this wax is such a breeze to use for me. I'm so happy I found it. I use Gigi's No Bump toner(Tend Skin dupe) and wax off cleanser too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The ratings on this product were lowered by someone who used it on her eyebrows. This is a Brazilian Wax!!! It is not for your eyebrows; Gigi has facial waxes for that.
As a Brazilian Wax, it is wonderful! Who thought one could do a Brazilian at home safely and relatively painlessly and save so much hassle and money. However, my first two tries were pretty bad and painful, until I refined the method. Here are my tips for a low pain, high gain BR wax:
1) It is best to go to a salon first and get a BR there. Then, use this as the hair grows in because it will be sparser and easier to remove. However, it is possible to do on fully grown hair too.
2) A few days before starting, begin using Gigi No Bump to diminish ingrowns later. This can be warming/burning so test in a small area first.
3) 30 minutes before starting, take 1 or 2 tylenol.
4)Begin warming the wax in your wax warmer. You do not want it too liquid. It is VERY helpful/less painful to get the right consistency, so play with it a little. My warmer only has "on" and "off" (wish I had got the one with adjustable settings now), so I turn it off once it starts getting tacky but soft.
5) While the wax warms, trim the hair! It should be 1/8" to 1/4" at most everywhere.
6) Cut some muslin strips (I know the wax says you don't need it, but it makes it a lot easier). I use 3-4" long and 1/2"-1" wide.
6) Clean the area with Gigi PreHon
7) Spray a little Gigi Anesthetic Numbing Spray (not much) and let it dry
8) Dust with Gigi's Epilation Powder (****VERY IMPORTANT***; it helps the wax come off more easily instead of clinging to your skin like it happened to the person who put it on their eyebrows)
9) Beginning on the outer areas, apply wax to the skin in the direction of hair growth, about the same width or narrower than the muslin strips you cut (I use Gigi Accuwedge (?) applicators)
10) Cover with a muslin strip, pressing it softly into the wax; leave some left over muslin at the bottom of the hairgrowth so you can use it to pull the strip off soon
11) Use this as a chance to see how soft you want the wax, and how long you want to leave it on. Testing on the outer areas will help A LOT later!
12) Leave the wax on until it's cooler but still pliant (about 10-15 seconds for me, but TEST on yourself by making adjustments). Wax that is too warm will not pull hair, and wax that is too cold will be crumbly and painful to remove.
13) Take a deep breath, and relax. Outer areas are probably less painful than you may imagine. Grab the end of the muslin strip and pull back QUICKLY, in the opposite direction of hair growth, keeping as close/parallel to the skin as you can
14) Look at all the hairs you removed and rejoice!
15) Continue the process moving from the outside to the inside, using each strip to adjust the consistency of the wax and how long you leave it on.
16) If the wax starts getting soft, turn of your warmer for a while (if yo only have the on/off like me), or adjust the temperature down. If you watch your wax, you can turn the warmer on/off before the wax gets too soft or stiff and you can keep using the wax without interruption
17) For inner areas, it helps to have something soft to sit on (e.g., a towel) and a mirror.
18) Keep in mind that in some people the hair changes direction of growth in some parts, so always check before you apply the wax and strip.
19) That's it! If you want help with clean up on skin and/or bathroom, Gigi's Wax off can help but you still have to work to remove it sometimes.
20) You can choose to maintain it with Gigi No Bump in the morning and Gigi Slow Grow in the evening, or vice versa. None has done wonders for me but I think overall I do better using them than not.
I hope this helps! If you follow the steps, ESPECIALLY using the Gigi prep products, you should be able to do a nice BR at home to enjoy and save lots of money. All the stuff I mentioned, including the wax warmer (get the adjustable if you can), costs less than 1-2 BR at the salon and after that the cost is peanuts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've only had a couple of bikini waxes in my lifetime, and while I love the results, I just can't justify the expense on a regular basis. A few months ago when I had a weeklong beach vacation planned, but not enough money to get my Brazilian wax done, I did one of the most craziest things I've ever done -- attempted it myself.
I did my research, both on MUA and Folica, to make the best decision on which kit to buy. After all, it's a pretty important area and you don't want to mess it up! For $14.95 + tax, I got a kit with the wax, Pre-Hon Lotion, Pre-Epilation Oil, Wax Off lotion, Slow Grow lotion, 5 Small Acuu Edge Applicators and 5 Large Acuu Edge Applicators.
Two hours in the bathroom and I was completely hairless. It was so much less painful than going to a salon, not to mention a fraction of the price and without the embarrassment of laying there spread eagle in front of a stranger. (FYI, I doubt it would take an experienced waxer two hours to do her own wax, but this was my first time trying it at home and I had to make several trips to the microwave down the hall.)
I've now purchased a bigger tub of this wax and my own wax warmer so I can keep it up on a regular basis. Only $35 for both products (which will hopefully last me a long time) compared to $65 (+ tip) for one wax at a salon. I'm sold.
A word of advice: Do NOT forget to use the Pre-Epilation Oil. I'll spare you the gory details.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I *love* this product! I've repurchased 3 times. Getting tired of paying to get brazilian waxed, and getting tired of not getting brazilian waxed, i decided i would attempt something crazy...do one myself. I had seen a few people on mua post that they did theirs and i figured why not give it a try, well, i knew why NOT to, but i figured I would do it anyway. I asked for recs and got this one. I asked for tips and was told even though this is a stripless wax, to use strips with it, so i bought the kit, laid everything out and grabbed some strips from a different wax kit i had at home. You can't believe it, 1/2 hour later i was mostly hair free. And the pain was comparable to getting it done by a professional, not bad for my first time! I even ended up writing a step by step how-to on my blog, here is an excerpt, and the most important part, the other steps are just prep.
Apply the wax, press a strip on to it, pat it down a bit, rub it a bit, let it dry at least 5 seconds, you can wait up to 20 or more i suppose. Hold the strip fairly close to where the wax begins, hold skin comfortably taught, and *quickly* remove the strip by pulling it back as parallel to the skin as possible. This will make it as painless as possible. Lay new wax down for the next, but you can use same cloth strip again, maybe 3 times, until the wax buildup gets in the way. (one way to make it close to fool proof, after the wax dries to the strip, just peel up the very beginning of the wax, this way you cannot fail to remove the wax with ease).
It costs about $20, and should last about 2 braz waxes, bringing your cost per braz wax to $10! The kit comes with 4 pre and post wax products, so it's a very good value. Self braz waxing is not an easy task. If you are not gutsy and limber, don't bother. But if you already are familiar with waxing yourself in other areas, have been brazilian waxed before, and feel confident that you can get through this, go for it. Please read my full how-to before starting (link above). Oh, and it's certainly not perfect. Agree about the inconsistent melting. It takes a few microwavings, mixings and coolings to get it the right temperature. If you plan to wax often, you can always buy a wax warmer for $20.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
DO NOT ATTEMPT to go near your brazillian with this!!!! I purchased this as I wanted a stripless gentle wax for my eyebrows. This was described as gentle and stripless. Stripless yes, gentle oh so not! The product is hard to warm - gets hot and runny in middle so you have to force your way through the top layer of wax then mix to get the right consistancy. On applying to my eyebrows it quickly dried and became crispy and brittle. To remove, I had to pick away and "snap" it off taking some of my skin in the process. Jojoba oil did help a little for the last remaining bits. Thank God I didn't go near my bikini area let alone the brazillian, as you would have heard me screaming around the globe!!!!