Gigi • Brazilian Wax • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently purchased Gigi Brazilian Wax and I was pleasantly surprised. it took me a while to make a decision on this because of past experience with other waxes for this purpose. If you use the pre-epilation oil from Gigi it makes removal much easier because the wax will adhere to the hair and not the skin. The first time that I did this it took about 45 minutes and like other reviewers, I had to run to the microwave a couple of times in order to reheat it. After I finish the microwaveable bottle, I will buy the metal container and a wax warmer so I don't have to run back and forth to the microwave. It is highly advisable that you follow the directions and make sure the hair is quarter of an inch otherwise removal will be difficult if longer. This particular kit does not have a mirror but I highly recommend a mirror so you can see what you are doing. Overall, I was happy that I did this and I don't know why I waited so long to do this. It is much, much better than shaving. I would not recommend doing this yourself if you are not experienced with waxing otherwise have a professional do it the first few times.
Age: 30-35 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.