Reddit reviews: The best hair removal waxing strips

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u/elizabethan · 17 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I wrote a version of this comment a couple of months ago, so here is a slightly updated version (still the same amount of cursing tho):

Okay, this is a novel but it's my journey with epilating and some things I've learned along the way. I am a total baby when it comes to pain but I managed to overcome it.

My friend epilates and convinced me to try it. I bought a cheap one on Amazon, tried it, hated it, sent it back, and bought the mack daddy Braun Silk Epil 9, and I have to tell you it was rough going at first but now I love it.

It really did hurt like everloving FUCK the first time. I have a lot of hair. A lot. Friend said it would hurt less as I go on, on which I called bullshit. It was so so so bad that I couldn't even do a full leg in one go. And forget above the knees, Jesus tap dancing Christ Almighty.

Why I love it now: friend was right, damn her. It really truly gets better the more you do it, and I mean almost immediately. The second time is like night and day compared to the first. The reason for this is that hair grows in cycles. All the hair on your legs didn't all start growing at the same time, so when you rip all that hair out, every hair isn't growing back at the same rate. I would say it's about 1/2 to 1/3 of the amount of hair that grows back long enough to epilate in about a week's time. The lower density of hair makes for a MUCH less painful experience, and for me to say that, well, you saw how much of a little bitch I was in the previous paragraph. It seriously doesn't even phase me now.

Also why I love it: when you shave hair you leave a blunt edge which can feel like the hair is thicker and makes stubble feel stubblier. When the hair is plucked, it grows back nice and tapered and is softer to the touch. Because the hairs are growing back in less density, it's less noticeable. I can go for a week without giving a fuck about the hair on my legs.

Also, shaving just fucking sucks for me. It tears up my skin, I get itchy, and then it grows back in like a day. Epilating 4 lyfe, man.

But it took some trial and error to get there, which wisdom I will now bestow upon you. Here is my routine:

  1. Exfoliate. For the love of God, before and after. Exfoliating means less dead skin means less chance for ingrown hairs. My preferred way to so this is with a hammam glove like this one. Look up the Baiden Mitten, then buy a hammam mitt on amazon because they're way cheaper. But it basically sloughs off the dead skin in rolls and is super gross and super satisfying. I did this right before the last time I epilated and my legs are soooooo smoooooth I can't even.

  2. Nothing on your skin, no lotion or whatever. The epilator tweezers might slip on the hair and break it. This leads to subparly smooth legs and ingrown hairs. So I wash in the shower with a soap that won't leave any residue, hammam it up, and then dry off and epilate.

  3. Epilate! If you have a wet/dry epilator you can do it in the shower with really hot water. This truly does alleviate the pain, and this was how I did it every time when I first started. I have found though that when I do this, the time it takes me to do my lower legs means that the water has made the hair on my upper legs much softer and prone to breakage, so the epilating isn't as effective. I usually suck it up and do it dry now.

  4. Exfoliate again! This time I do chemical exfoliation. I use Stridex pads, the kind that come in the red box. Red box is important because it's at the right pH to actually exfoliate.

  5. Soothe and/or moisturize. I slap on some aloe gel for this. Then I take care to moisturize daily afterwards.

    Rinse and repeat! I find that going more than a week in between hair ripping sessions means the growth is just enough to start to be painful again. I do this about every 5 days because my hair grows fast, but I'm hoping to extend it to a week eventually (which coincidentally is the recommended time to go in between exfoliating seshes).

    With this routine, which takes less and less time every time I do it, I don't get any bumps and only the occasional ingrown hair, usually on my upper thighs. Your legs will be kind of red and splotches after, and there may even be angry red dots where the hair was ripped out, but this goes away very quickly, and by the next day they look completely normal. It's never going to be completely smooth like with shaving, but honestly the tradeoff to me is worth it because when I shave, my legs are never perfectly smooth anyway because of the damage the razor does to my skin. Epilating is way gentler on my skin and I love the results I get.

    My final piece of advice: if you can stand it, wax everything first. Then the first growth cycle you epilate will be much less painful than if you'd started with the epilator. I used these Veet wax strips and yes it hurt like a bitch but ripping a giant bandaid off your legs is way better than slowly moving an epilator up your legs knowing that the pain just isn't going to stop. I have also done this again when I waited too long in between epilating and I just couldn't face the pain again.

    If you don't want to wax, what I've also done (I told you this was an arduous journey) is shave first with the shaver attachment on my epilator, then epilate. There are very few hairs left behind that are long enough for it to grab, so you can get used to the sensation.

    I haven't been brave enough to do my underarms yet, because the couple times I tried I was actually yelping from the pain. I may try waxing those first which I'm sure will also be an experience....

    Good luck! And remember that Amazon had a generous return policy. ;)

    PS I should mention that I have sensitive skin in general and I'm prone to things like eczema, ingrown hairs and body acne, but epilating with this routine does not exacerbate this at all.
u/wintercast · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hey, hope you don't mind my comment. I am female and don't wax my chest, but I wax a lot of other places on my body.

over time, you get used to the waxing and even different professionals do it different and even what you ate before hand (and for women, where they are in their monthly cycle) can relate to the amount of pain you feel.

I will say a few things; if the hair is long and curly, waxing always hurts more. basically want the hair no more than .5 inches long.

Type of wax and technique really matters too. Some waxes just hurt more as they grab more skin. Babypowerder applied to the skin before wax can help keep the wax from sticking to the skin. It also takes away any moisture which messes up a wax.

The more you wax, it changes the hair growth. hair grows in stages, so the 2nd or 3rd time you wax, you might be actually only ripping out 1/2 the hair as the first time because only half of the hair was growing back at that time. Next time you wax, you are getting the other half. Also, waxing can encourage hair to start growing in one direction, so it is easier to pull out and only requires one pass instead of multiples.

I would also say, if you want to save some money, teach yourself to wax. I would recommend a product like Moom. You can find it online or in stores like Ulta.


It comes with fabric strips, but I recommend the parissa cloth strips more.


You can wash and resuse them.

I find that a glass of wine or beer before I wax really helps with the pain. Advil is good too.

Also, right after you rip the strip off, sometimes pressing on the area you just remove hair from seems to take away some of the pain.

u/Deminix · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I have dark (but peach fuzz fine) upper lip hair. I've had wonderful results with these.
I think if your hair is thick they may not work too great, but this is my go to brand. The strip is super soft and flexible. I usually tear the strip on half before warming it up with my hands giving me 4 pieces. By cutting them in smaller pieces I'm better able to position the strip to target all the small areas. Also, they don't need to be warned up all that much. Over melting the wax causes the strip to separate, leaving the wax behind on your lip. If this happens, don't worry, coconut oil or jajoba oil works wonders in removing wax left behind.

I hope this was helpful to you or our other xxtrolls!

u/pax_mentis · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I know this may not be feasible for you at all, but about a year ago I invested in this, which is the one they used at the salon. I also got some better stuff for wax strips (like this). Those were both way, way easier to use than the kind of microwavable wax I've tried in the past, and the cloth strips made a big difference compared with the papery ones.

Technique gets better with time, but I've found if I take a couple acetaminophen first everything goes a lot smoother - you're less afraid of hurting yourself and so are able to take off the strips more effectively.

Also, clean the area first and then put baby powder on it. It keeps the wax from sticking to your skin too much and instead the wax will grab the hairs. Always push the strip down in the direction the hair is going and pull it off the opposite way. Focusing on smaller areas at once is usually more manageable.

And I just pluck my own eyebrows - above or below is fine. I don't like the idea of messing with wax on your eyebrows yourself; you're too likely to burn yourself or botch it up and then it's on your face for everyone to see.

u/idgelee · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

I've used nads mostly because name made me laugh. Then I realized how easy it was to use and how convenient to just do it myself. Easier and faster than plucking and never had an issue.

I do my eyebrows too. It works great!

If I'm really lazy (which happens more than I'd like to admit) I grab my husband's razer and just do a quick once over the sides so I don't show off my amazing mustache!

u/catsandcake · 5 pointsr/tifu

For me, it's pretty easy to do it on my legs, underarms, and the outer and upper bikini areas. But it's nearly impossible for me to wax the lower part (labia majora) on my own. It's best if you pull your skin taut while waxing, which is kind of hard to do on that area of the body. That part is also just super sensitive, so I always end up psyching myself out if I try to do it on my own; that's why I like having somebody else do it for me. They do it quickly and just get it over with. Plus they get the butt strip too, which is hard to get on your own.

If you do decide to do it yourself, I would recommend using the pre-waxed strips (like these) that you just rub to warm up, then apply. I've found that they're much easier, cleaner, and less painful than both stripless wax or the kind where you apply wax then the paper.

I hope this helps!

Edit: A quick word of advice - don't use something like Nair before or after waxing!! I made that mistake once, and ended up with blisters and scabs all over my bikini area. Not sexy!

u/msbwh · 1 pointr/Advice

I'm a straight male so this might be a surprise that I know this. You can go on Amazon and buy wax pads for pretty cheap or you can also buy Nair soap that's meant for sensitive areas. I bought a box of wax strips here that come with 50 double sided strips and 6 wipes and it's only 13 bucks. If all you're doing is using them for your bikini line it should last you a pretty long time. But if you're afraid of using wax then Nair soap is a painless and easy solution.

u/bcaaaww · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I started with my brows. It hurts... but it's a good hurt! (It only really hurts for about 2-5 seconds. Then it's just a little achey after.) I got some of the ready to use waxing strips for my brows, tried one on my leg and it wasn't bad at all! I'm going to order this because hot wax is the best ever. Also does a much better job than the little strips like these.

u/Larnius · 1 pointr/Vaping

Depends on where you live, German #NiCR are great, also great are the Intaste Tripple fused.

The only „international“ pre built coils I liked in the Zeus were:
8pcs GeekVape N80 Fused Clapton Coil 2 In 1 6 Wraps https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0721SYXYR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_emzUuPdbCGQJr

u/hewegoagain · 3 pointsr/SRSWomen

Have you ever tried "Nad's?" They are at-home heat free wax strips. They work pretty well.


I'm part werewolf so I use these alot :)

u/prettypotato16 · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

My friends wax themselves and they buy those Veet facial wax strips. I've heard that they are convenient and gentle. Some of my friends also buy the normal Veet wax strips and just cut them up to make them easier to use on the face.

(I recommend testing on a small patch of skin first because some people do have allergic reactions to the wax!)

This is the product I'm talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Veet-Face-Strips-Sensitive-Skin/dp/B00BG69MEM

u/dollywobbles · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Just curious, what waxing method works the best? The only time I've tried, I got those Nads strips and it was a nightmare. Pulled less than half the hairs out, hurt like hell, and left this green sticky goo on my skin. I'd love to find a more efficient way!!!

u/Zosma82 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I got these and they work better than most wax strips for me. They clean up easily, and didn't irritate my skin too much. I'll take what I can get!

u/lashek · 1 pointr/asktransgender

I bought the Veet self-waxing strips for my chest and legs.

Took some getting used to, but works well! :)

u/fritobugger · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I second this. I broke a few glass ones. Plus the glass and plastic ones cool too quickly so a double wall stainless is a better choice to keep the temperature high during the brew period.


u/bocadelperro · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Seconded. Nads facial wand is the best thing for eyebrows/upper lip that I have ever found. The only drawback is that they run out fairly quickly.

u/AngrySnowglober · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I use these sugar facial hair removal strips. They're really easy to use, you wash the area where you're removing hair (so it grabs the hair and not the oil on yor face), warm the strips up between your palms or behind your knee for a couple minutes, peel the strips apart, apply to the hairy area, brace yourself and pull! It stings but it's not horrible, and it's probably a lot less work than trying to use wax yourself. After a while, the hairs grow less.

u/This-is-Peppermint · 1 pointr/beauty

You can try pre-waxed strips like those which are available in large supermarkets in the hair removal/razor section. Many different brands make them.

You rub the strips between your hands to warm them up so you don't have to microwave anything in the kitchen.

u/MaquillageEsthetics · 1 pointr/waxing

Before you start waxing, put a towel down that you don't care about ruining, or you can get something like https://www.amazon.com/Spa-Essentials-White-Table-Paper/dp/B002T3EQBA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495134609&sr=8-1&keywords=waxing+table+paper if you prefer disposable. I use the same paper to cover my treatment bed when waxing clients. As far as getting the wax off your rug, you're probably never going to get it all out. Other than the oil, try taking a brown paper bag and placing it over the wax spot, then run a hot iron across the bag a few times to heat up the wax. Just make sure you completely cover the wax spot...you don't want wax on your iron. The wax will stick to the bag and you can throw the bag away. Keep repeating that until you've removed as much as you can. Then follow up with the oil.

u/Lemonoidal · 2 pointsr/japanlife

If you take baths, you can use コラージュDメディパワー or Curel. They're designed for people with eczema and dry skin - I have eczema and dry skin and have found these both helpful in the past. You add a bit to your bath water.

u/BeSeXe · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Not original commenter, but... If you want to start home waxing I suggest Nad's Hair Removal Strips 24's For Body by NAD'S you can reuse each strip until you aren't getting anymore hair out. If you can tolerate that. I suggest upping your game by... Please hold on my phone and I'll have to make a lot of edits to link everything....

Purchasing a Wax Warmer,
Muslin Strips, Large, and Satin Smooth Deluxe Cream Pot Wax, 14 Ounce by Satin Smooth. Oh go and pick up the large Popsicle sticks at a local craft store.

Please DO NOT buy the microwave stuff. It doesn't work as well. Make sure that it's not a Brazilian or hard wax, as it makes ripping it off very difficult. All of this is learned from trial and error.

Phew! Okay now I'm done editing...

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

I really like nads but sometimes I'm lazy and just shave it like a man would.

u/Naxili · 1 pointr/asktransgender

These things?

Would I need the "frequently bought together" things too?

u/dcredditgirl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

is it course? Laser has REALLY come down in price. If it isn't course try a different brand of wax. I have been waxing for years and now nothing really comes back!