(Closed) DIY Waxing…

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I loved the sally hansen strips until I discovered threading.  Its cheaper and cleaner.

Post # 4
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use something called “Hair Off”. I’m not sure if it’s available in the US, but the wax is really good, and it includes cloth strips, oil for afterwards, and spatulas of two different widths so you can definitely do eyebrows with it.

Post # 5
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I bought a waxing kit from Sally’s. I bought a wax warmer (like the in salon), the wax, wax strips, and some other supplies. Sally’s usually runs specials where you get items free, so I ended up getting the strips and wax for free. It came to about $50, which would be the price for one trip to the salon for a bikini/eyebrow wax. I’m still kind of a punk using it, but I think buying the real wax is better than the microwave waxes or wax strips you get from the drugstore. I’ve never had good experiences with those.

Post # 8
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Parissa wax strips.  They sell them at Whole Foods and Ulta.  Believe me because my sisters and I are obsessed with hair removal.  Arms, sideburns, legs, eyebrows, toes, bikini line, anywhere the hair is not necessary we remove it!  These strips are amazing.  I buy the leg strips since they are larger and cut them to size.  Cleaner and faster than salon style wax.  I converted my older sister who was a cotton strip girl.  Try it before you invest in all that equipment.  You won’t be sorry!

Post # 9
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The wax that you heat up (so that it becomes liquid) is the best in my opinion, but i”d be really really really careful doing your own eyebrows! I’ve done my own upper lip, arms, legs… but you do NOT want hot wax in your eyes or eyelashes. I would recommend the pre-waxed strips for that area.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve only tried the veet strips, but I have sensitive skin, so the chemicals burned me. So if you have sensitive skin, try to stay away from the chemical waxes, and stay more with the natural stuff. sugars, etc.

Although this thread reminds me of a HILARIOUS email I once read about self waxing.

Post # 11
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354 posts
Helper bee

Ok, waxing your eyebrows is easy peasy! 

Pick up the supplies first.  I absolutely recommend buying a wax that is suitable for the face, as they are different to body waxes.  The skin on the face is so much more sensitive/thinner than say legs, or even underarms, and face wax is made for this.  Cream waxes are generally the best, and make sure to get the type that needs heating as it’ll do a better job of grabbing onto the hair.

Some wax kits you can buy will also have a spatula, and the strips that you need aswell <score!!!> if not, buy the strips, but dont go crazy cause for the eyebrows you’ll cut the strips into smaller sections anyway.

You will also need pre and post depliation solution.  Basically pre is just cleaning the area of any lotions/make up that you may be wearing, and post removes any left over that might be hanging around.  You’ll also want tea tree lotion, or some other kid of soothing/antibacterial cream for after.  Ooooh, I almost forgot you need talc powder too!!

<still with me?  Ok, cool :p let’s keep going…>

If you’re maintaing the shape that’s already there, this is really easy peasy! 

  • After cleaning the eyebrow with pre depliation solution, let the solution dry for a few seconds, then apply the powder with cotton to the eyebrow, this helps the wax adhere to the hair. 
  • Next test the wax on the inside of your wrist, you don’t want to burn yourself!  If the wax is too hot, wait, if it’s really thick…wait!  It’s not ready.  You want a good consistency but not loads of bubbles cause that is tooooo hot. 
  • When the wax is a good temperature and consistency, get it on one side of the spatula (wipe off one side) and apply it WITH the hair growth on the area you want hair removed.  If your eyebrows have hair growing in different directions, you’ll need to work in sections (same applies anywhere else on the body). 
  • After the wax is applied, take a wax strip that’s cut to an appropriate size, and place it over the wax leaving about 2″ past the end of the eyebrow (this is so you can grip the strip).  Rub the strip in the direction of hair growth a few times, take your non pulling hand and stretch the skin around the eyebrow wherever you’re able…taught skin is SUPER important!!! 
  • When you’re ready, pull as hard and fast as you can AGAINST the hair growth (opposite way from which you applied the wax) but DON’T pull up, pull backwards staying as close to your eyebrow as you can.  This will help prevent bruising 🙂 

Repeat these steps until all the hair your want removed is gone, apply post depliation lotion, then tea tree lotion. 

Do the same to the other eyebrow…VOILA!!!

 

p.s you don’t need to buy a wax heater right off the bat, you can also use a crock pot to keep wax warm, or heat in the microwave, and sit it in hot water in your bathroom sink.

 

**sorry for the essay 🙁 **

Post # 12
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use the Sally Hansen strips for my face – I usually buy the larger ones and cut them down as needed. 

I have really dark, coarse hair and they work best if I hit it with my blowdryer for a few seconds.

The only downside is the exact thing that happens when I get professionally waxed no matter what type is used – I get BRIGHT red for a few hours after. 

Post # 13
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354 posts
Helper bee

@thewheelsonthebus:  At home or with a Pro, you’re going to go red!  It’s the skins response to being “injured”.  The skin is soooooo thin there, it’s like it’s mad at you, haha.  Make sure not to touch the area with your fingers too much, as this is how the skin could get infected

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