This weekend I bought Sally Hansen’s Lavender Spa Body Wax Hair Removal Kit. I’m trying to cut out as many salon visits as I can because I just don’t have time for them anymore. So, I decided to wax my arms myself, which turned out to be a big mistake.
Here is what went wrong. 1) After microwaving the wax according to the instructions, I still found that it was too thick and difficult to spread. I think that’s the main reason why the wax had trouble grabbing on to the hair. After going over the same area twice, only about half the hair was gone. 2) There was significant redness–more than I’ve ever had before post-waxing. 3) It didn’t help that the wax was super sticky. I accidentally got it on my hand and spent about 5 minutes trying to get it off.
All I can say is that at least I was smart enough to do a ‘test patch’ at the top of my arm. I had plans to go out later that night and would have had to wear a long sleeved top if I had tried it on the lower part. Lesson learned? Read other reviews’ of a product like this before buying it. I went back later and Googled to see what feedback others had. Turns out, many experienced the exact same frustration I did.
So, I’m not sure whether I’ll try to use the kit again or not. At the moment, it’s just sitting in my bathroom cabinet. I’m disappointed because Sally Hansen products are usually great. Maybe it’s not so much the product, but rather the fact that you really need to know what you’re doing when it comes to waxing.
Have you tried the Lavender Spa Body Wax Hair Removal Kit? If so, I’d love to know what your experience was. Also, do you have any other waxing products you recommend or any tips you can share? In the meantime, I guess it’s back to the salon for me…