Recently, I decided to buy wax since I had become so fed up of shaving my legs so I wanted to try something different.
I purchased the Veet professional warm wax which only cost £4.99 in Savers compared to £14.99 in Boots and Superdrug. The wax is very easy to use and can be reheated.
Although waxing can be painful it does help to pull out the hairs from the root which makes the hairs take longer to grow back. It is best to wait until your hairs have grown out a bit before you decide to wax your legs to make sure the wax picks up all the hairs so your legs might look a bit like Chewbacca for a while but it will all be worth it in the end.
To get best results, you should exfoliate the day before you wax.
For this wax you can simply heat it in the microwave for one minute, or until it is runny but remember to be careful that it is not too hot. The spatula will tell you when the wax is at the right temperature.
Apply the wax in the direction of hair growth, wait a few seconds for the wax to harden slightly then push it down and pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
If you have any excess wax left on your skin then you can use an oil such as baby oil to remove it.
Most of the hairs did come out of my legs however there was still a few left but this was probably due to the fact that it was my first time trying to wax my own legs. Make sure that you have plenty of time to do the waxing to make it more effective and so you can be sure you are doing it properly.
Some of the pros of waxing are:
- It temporarily removes hair at the root which means hair takes longer to grow back
- It saves time in the long run because you won’t have to shave as often
- It prevents ingrown hairs
Some cons of waxing are:
- It hurts!
- It takes longer to do than shaving
Overall, I would recommend this at home waxing kit because it does work and it’s worth the pain and the extra effort especially before going on holiday.
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