Hi guys! Today I have a review for you on the Nair Wax Ready-Strips. These are basically strips pre-laoded with wax that you just gently pull apart and use on your legs (or wherever you want). With the warmer weather here in the northern hemisphere, most of us will be wanting to keep our legs hair-free as much as possible, so this seems like a good time to share this option! This product was sent to me for review, but all of my opinions are completely honest and my own!
So this box comes with 40 strips (divided into 2 packs of 20), as well as 4 finishing wipes and an instruction booklet.
I have pretty fine leg hair, partly because of my lighter coloured hair, and partly because I usually use an epilator to remove hair. I have also had bad experiences with wax products in the past, especially the last time, when the wax seemed to hold on a little too hard, and left little purple bruises at the base of each of my hairs, and didnt really pull many out. Needless to say, I was a little worried going into testing out this wax.
Luckily, these strips left my legs bruise-free! Also, they were pretty effective! The instructions suggest you can use each strip "until it no longer adheres to the skin," which is great, but I found that it only removed hair really well twice, and the second time was not as good at the first. Still, I found that 20 strips was a pretty good number to de-hair my legs, making this box good for 2 full leg waxes.
I feel like these could have done a better job—there were still some hairs left in random places that weren't removed—but they were really quick and easy to use! Two other problems I had with these, though, were a) they leave you a pretty big stack of waste after you're done, and b) it leaves sticky wax on random bits of your leg. Now, "b" isn't really an issue, but I feel like it's not very efficient or environmentally friendly to be creating that much waste every time you want to remove som leg hair, but I could see these being good to bring with you on vacation or something, since it's small, and there's no chance of your electric epilator to start going off in your bag!
And of course, the stickies are yuck, but once you use the finishing wipes, they're completely gone.
These wipes serve a few purposes, and though they did surprise me, I quite liked them! I was expecting more of a cooling wipe like a face wipe, but these are loaded with a good amount of a nice oil, as well as chamomile extract. So, not only do they get rid of excess wax, but they are great at soothing your angered skin and really moisturize! I used one wipe per leg, but you could easily use one wipe for both legs, there is definitely enough product in each wipe. It is delicately scented, but it didn't really bug me, just smelled nice. After wiping down my legs, I rubbed the oil in a bit more with my hands, as well, to help it absorb more quickly. It is a little greasy and it soaks in quickly but not immediately, so maybe don't get dressed right away.
Overall, I was pretty happy with these. They work well, are quick, and actually less painful than epilating. Obviously it's ripping out your hair, so it isn't painless, but it isn't bad at all. Personally, as I said above, I don't think these are a sustainable option, and I wouldn't switch from my epilator to using these exclusively, but I do think they are a good option if you need a way to remove hair on a trip.
Let me know if you've tried this product, and what you thought of it! Also, let me know your go-to hair removal method! =)
Thanks for reading!