Post # 1
Since many of us are sharing our “hairy secrets”, I wonder how many of you deal with your hairy secret by waxing at home.
I always feel like I drop so much money each month going to the salon to for waxing and I’ve considered doing it at home but don’t know how easy it would be. I refuse to shave my upper lip and my lady bits (bad ingrown hairs down there when I shave = ouch!).
So, if you wax at home, how easy do you find it? What products do you use? Anyone use hard (aka stripless) wax? I much prefer the hard wax to the use of strips at a salon and would probably want the same for at home.
Post # 3
I have only tried waxing facial hair at home and it never goes well. I don’t know if I chicken out and don’t pull hard enough or what, but I always end up with wax on my face and very llittle hair coming off:(
Post # 4
I’m a licensed skincare therapist, and trust me when I say there is a definite method to waxing properly. You have to consider type, temperature and consistency control of the wax, the direction that you apply it and the direction in which you remove it (you should always try to remove the wax so that it’s parallel to the skin! NEVER pull directly upwards), any contraindications or skin sensitivities, etc.
A LOT can go wrong with at-home waxing attempts. Believe me. I have had to “fix” a lot of at-home waxes that went horribly wrong. (Half an eyebrow ripped off, burned skin, and chunks of skin missing to name a few.) You’re not crazy to prefer hard wax over strip/soft wax, though. Hard wax is without a doubt more gentle on the skin and is my preferred type of wax for all small areas. I refuse to use strip wax on my clients’ eyebrows, I still believe that it’s crazy that people use strip wax on such a thin and delicate part of the body.
That said, I obviously do wax myself at home. Face/eyebrows, underarms, legs, and bikini area, but NOT full brazilians – sometimes it’s ergonomically impossible to wax yourself safely no matter how much of a pro you are. I use pro brands of hard wax (which are AMAZING and will grab hair even if it’s only millimeters long), but if I’m running low or in a pinch I will use the GiGi brazilian body hard wax since it’s readily available at the beauty supply store.
Post # 5
I used to use hot wax for the brazilian but it was messy and long. Worked wonders however. Now that I had laser treatments and all I have to wax are the remains, which are much more soft than they used to be, I just use Veet wax strips. It works pretty well and doesn’t stick everywhere. I tried Nair as well, but hated it.
Post # 7
I wax my eyebrows and my upper lip at home, I’ve never burned myself or had anything else bad happen, I think it’s pretty easy. I use Sally Hansen’s Eyebrow, Face, and Lip Wax. It’s a hard wax, and it’s the only one I’ll use, I’ve tried tons of other waxes but I they don’t seem to work as well.