NADS • Hair Removal System - No-Heat Hair Removal Gel • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||27%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Oh, Nads. I remember the very first infomercials in the 90's with that Australian lady and her hairy daughters. I myself was a little 9 year old girl with a unibrow. I had a gleam of hope in my eyes upon seeing that commercial, despite the fact that my parents would never let me use anything beauty-related at such a young age.
But as you get older, you realize you can't get through life being the happy little hairy girl. You kind of have to be vain to an extent to succeed, unfortunately. So after years of being made fun of by classmates for the dark shadow on my upper lip, I decided as a teenager that it was time to do something about it. And I bought my first tub of Nads.
Well, the most important question is of course does it do what it's supposed to: take off hair? Yes, it does. However, this green goo seems to have an expiration to it. After keeping it stored away for over 5 months, I noticed it turned to a salted sugary look and didn't have the adhesive factor anymore.
Is it painful? Yes. But show me a hair removal technique that isn't. Granted, I've started getting my eyebrows and smaller areas threaded to avoid ripping layers of skin off. But for larger ares, Nads is just as good.
Can you eat it? Yes, and I have. Just like that episode of friends where they eat Monica's organic hair removal.
Is it overpriced? Probably. Considering other hair removal products have entered the market since then. However, this seems to be one of the only easily found waxes that DOESN'T require a microwave. So you can travel with it.
If you're looking for an industrial strength wax to give yourself a Brazilian, I don't think Nads will cut it for you. But as a basic wax supply to save you money and modesty from the spa, this is pretty damn good. Nads certainly spared me from some embarrassment going through high school, which we all know is hard enough to go through. So I feel like I owe em at least 4 stars. Someday, I will have enough money for laser hair removal. But I will look back and remember the one who helped me out when I didn't have that kind of money. Even if it did jerk tears and cause me to scream expletives after every rip.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I don't know why the rating on this product is so low. It is amazing! I just used it on my legs and it was great! It barely hurt. I have been searching for so long for a no-heat product that works. I hate heating wax in the microwave. It gets all stringy and messy and that's the end of it. But this product is natural, it doesn't irritate and wow... the results are great.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
After a ten year, self-imposed home waxing hiatus...NADS has me back in the game.
I live in L.A. where a good bikini wax can cost between $70 (Melrose) and $35 (the valley). I have no problem paying for a good wax, but it's really not that difficult to do yourself, unless you want some freaky shape or vajazzling.
In college, I jumped on the NADS wagon and it was an epic fail. Somewhere in between college and now, I started to actually read directions. Wow...game changer.
So, here's my experience in a nutshell:
You need to make certain the area is clean and free of body oils and lotions.
Let the product warm in the sunlight, and use a delicate hand when applying (meaning, don't glob it all over like wax). The thinner, the better.
Take a good 4-7 strokes over the cloth strip to make sure it's sufficiently warmed to the skin. Then riiiiiippppppp! Actually, it's like pulling off a band-aid. The hair pulled out cleanly, and my bikini line is bump-free.
I did a great job my very first time, since rediscovering NADS. I purchased my tub of green gooey wonder for about $10. I buy my own replacement cloth strips and sticks at Sally's. Thanks for saving me about $60 a month NADS - now I can spend more time at the Korean spa with my extra moola!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I imagine this product has changed since people began reviewing it? It was easily the best home "wax" I have ever used, and the fastest. I usually get a professional wax, or cheap out/maintain with pre-waxed strips but the strips seem to be less and less effective lately -- hard and unusable. Anyway, I read a good review here of another sugar-type product in a tub, but not finding it in three drug stores here in NYC I bought the Nads. I did not heat it. (It's very hot out today.) The product *was* hard to spread but working just a little bit I could mush it out. Spreading thin was the obvious choice, since the product soaks into the strips. SO here's the thing nobody has mentioned: once the very first section is done, keep using the *same cloth* over and over, with the original "wax" on it, and it works brilliantly! In fact, I don't think I used more than four strips for full leg + bikini, and I have TONS of product left since I barely used any.
Keep in mind, you must use the prep wipes (or a wet washcloth), to make sure your legs don't have any oil (esp in the summer!) and then make sure legs are dry. My only complaint is that given you use so little product, the few strips given are going to be used up in no time. I've seen spas use strips of cotton fabric so I'll try some old bedsheets before I spring for more strips at the beauty supply.
Update: OH! The strips are washable! Perfect.
And I don't think it was mentioned but this home use stuff is NOWHERE, NO WAY as good as a professional wax. I usually use it between salon visits. (to cheap out)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the only wax I will ever use again. I absolutly can't stand unwanted facial hair and this removed it with absolutly no pain and easy to use wax and strips. Another great thing about this is the fact that it comes off with water so if you accidently put it in the wrong spot, it will just come off! No pain, just hair removal! Two thumbs up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Good for legs, long lasting results, and easy to use.
Extremely sticky and hard to spread.
Made my underarms and bikini line bleed when I tried to wax them.
However, what made me decide to not purchase this again was that the sugary substance attracted ANTS!!! I had them all through my bathroom this spring, all headed towards this jar in my cabinet!! Yuck! So once you open the jar, be sure to seal it in a plastic baggie, especially during the summertime!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
UPDATE 12/2/11: I've gotten lazy. I rarely use this for myself anymore but my mom (54) has taken a shine to it so it's not going to waste.
I have gone through 3 tubs of Nads. I am very happy with the results (once you learn how to use it properly) and am more than willing to wait for my hair to grow long enough.
I wax my legs almost exclusivly, I dont want to wait for my pit hair to grow out and the rest of my body is thankfully covered in blond-ish fine baby hair. I wax my mothers upper lip and the back of her neck sometimes and, while she thinks it hurts like hell, is very happy with the results as well.
1. I wait for my hair (on the fine side) to be at least 1/2 inch long. If I can wait for it to grow to 3/4 long the removal is 50% easier.
2. Warm the wax in the microwave for 10-20 seconds on 60% power (with lid off!). This thins out the wax just enough to shorten application time.
3. SUPER THIN LAYER!! When you think you have it thin enough, make it thinner! I can not stress enough that the #1 mistake is using to much product. The less you use the easier it is to pull off, the less it hurts, and it grabs more hair in one pull leaving less straglers behind.
4. Exfoliate before waxing with a non-moisturizing soap. I then use some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to go over my legs (area to be waxed) to remove any trace of residue/oil/dead skin.
After fine tuning my skills with this wax, it takes me about 20 min to wax both legs. I dont rush, I take my time and I'm sure I cound go faster but I would probably miss a lot more hair that way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
First bought this after watching infomercials about this on tv. It does work really well, but heats up very quickly on the skin and can get very sticky. but works well in winter!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately I got suckered into buying this also, so I thought I would share how awful it is and hopefully anyone that reads this will be deterred from buying it. It's a WASTE of money. Go buy an epilator, if you don't want to shave or wax. Nads does not work, the hair has a hard time gripping to the gooey sugar substance they stick on it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was awful. It's fiddly to apply, really runny and gooey, and when I pulled off the strip hardly any hair came with it. It left sticky residue all over my legs. I will stick to shaving.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
CONS: So hard to use. SO hard to keep warm, which is necessary. Very, very hard on my skin when it did work. Otherwise, it wouldn't work well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
easy to remove
HAS to be heated, and kept warm to use
not that easy to spread even when warmed
spendier than the alternatives
I don't have a microwave and was forced to keep running hot water into my sink and leave the jar sitting in it to keep the stuff soft enough to use...I do like that it washes off, and that the strips are re-usable...however the package I got had literally 5 strips. I get that they are re-usable, but 5 strips is one leg, if that. So both legs took me two days to achieve, which is just silly.
I had to wash and dry the strips before going at my left leg, and if there is anything less attractive than hairy calves, its one hairy calf and one smooth one :) However, if I could get this at a better price I would buy it again just because it washes off. Most waxes and even the no-heat alternatives leave little threads of ickiness all over my bathroom, and this stuff is a breeze to clean up. I also found it more effective than most of the no-heat alternatives, it really just yanks hair away.
I found something similar but way better online that didnt need to be heated AT ALL called Moom. Its also sugar based.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
*This is for Nad's Natural No-Heat Hair Removal Gel in the green tub*
This is the worst product!!! I tried this twice- first on my bikini line, then on my legs. The first time, it was very difficult to spread, but I managed to spread a little on my bikini line, put the strip down, and experienced the most pain in my life. And yes, I have had professional brazilian bikini waxes before. It only ripped out maybe half the hairs, and I was actually BLEEDING. In several places. So I was done. Months later, I figured I'd give it a try again on my legs. It is SO hard to spread on, like it literally didn't spread. I didn't try warming it, which looking back, I should have. But I had never waxed before and didn't think of it. But again, it got almost no hairs. Plus, now that I have a little more waxing experience, I realize how few strips they give you. I forget exactly how many it was, but it was laughable. I bought the Gigi Honee Microwaveable Wax and have never looked back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm surprised this gets such a low rating. I've been using NADs for a few years and it's an absolutely excellent product. It's not the cheapest hair removal product on the market but the pot lasts for ages and you only need the thinnest layer. I actually find the results are better if you don't smear on too much.
The best part is that its water soluble (unlike a lot of waxes) and is totally non toxic.
If you live in a colder climate - standing the pot on the central heating or letting it sit on your skin for a minute before trying to spread helps with application. I use it with Body shop's organic cotton strips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This worked well as all the other no heat waxes I've tried: Nair, Sally hansen. The only difference is that the other brands are about $8-$9, and this one is $20. Honestly, it's not any easier to spread than the other ones, but the other brands give you a whole roll of wax tape. This works, but is too expensive, i've only bought it and used it up once, then I found that Sally Hansen is half the price and works just as well, so I started buying Sally Hansen.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
this stuff was ok..
It was super messy to get on your legs or wherever.
It didn't take out the fine hairs unfortunately. thats sucks cause i don't have thick hair on my legs.
It hurt sometimes depending on where the wax was.
The strips were reusable but you had to soak them in whatever to get the wax off then dry them somehow.
I wouldn't buy it again. I prefer strips with wax already on them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
so, i like this wax...or whatever it is. i use it for underarms and legs. it's not so effective on the fine hairs, but works great on the coarse ones. it takes a bit of work (what wax doesn't?), but once you get the spreading thing figured out, it works as good as any wax. i've found that with the underarms, it works best if you spread the wax thinly and evenly on the cloth strip (not the skin)...rub into the skin in the direction of the hairs...and rip. i like the fact that it cleans off with warm water and that the cloth strips are reusable. it was a bit expensive at the target, but they've updated the packaging, which is nice...less is definitely more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am lucky enough to have very little leg hair growth; I can go months without waxing and no one would notice. When I do decide to do so, I find this works BEST. First of all, only natural ingredients are used to make this product, so it is very easy to clean and I find much more water soluble than real wax. Whoever said it doesn't wash off properly oughtta try washing off wax instead...where you have to use baby oil. Simple water removes the excess product. It warms to your skin, and I find, has reduced my growth tremendously.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I want to start this by saying that if you want a professional wax job, then get one, don't expect it from a home kit.
I bought this on special at the supermarket for $NZ20 having given up on the awful Veet plastic strip things. Followed the instructions, and it worked fine. Didn't need to microwave it at all. Spread a thin layer, patted it down, ripped it off, patted where I'd waxed to help with pain, voila. Took me a while to do my legs as I'm not an expert at doing it, but it certainly had good results, and it's a lot easier if you take a painkiller half an hour earlier!
Tip for making it work better: Before waxing, wrap your legs in hot towels for a few minutes, then dry them off. Opens up the follicles and makes it considerably easier to wax.
My only complaint is that they only give you ten cotton strips. Come on. I had to buy a separate pack of 25 extra strips to make it worthwhile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So my best friend and I went to search for some good hair removal products when i saw Nads and i was so amazed because i thought you had to buy it online or on their website. But it was there at cvs for $25 bucks (which isn't cheap). So there were only two boxes left. my best friend and i went back home to test it out. When i opened my box thinking it had the stripps in it and my best friend does the same and she was the only one with stripps, mine didn't come with any. we tried it and its the worst experience ever. overall product is thick, sticky, hard to get off after you take the hair off. you can't really re-use the strip like they say you can. don't recommend this to anyone!!!