Waxing is undoubtedly one of the best ways to get rid of unwanted body hair, if not the actual best of them all. However, the process can be intimidating for many people, especially when doing it at home to save some good money and time. Apart from patience and precision, whether you’re waxing your face, underarms, legs, hands, bikini line, or other body parts, waxing at home requires you to have the safest and the most gentle waxing kits.
The proper kits ensure that you get perfectly smooth skin without burning, irritating, and potentially scarring your skin. When done right, waxing at home can become one of the best decisions you ever made; however, that requires you to acknowledge all the risks accompanying it.
Hyperpigmentation Issues For People With Dark Skin
One of the reasons for the popularity of waxing over other hair removal methods is that hot wax adheres to skin, removing hair from roots while pulling off the top layer of the skin, acting as an exfoliator. While exfoliation is good, it also leaves your upper skin layer vulnerable to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, also known as dark spots. It is because as UV lights strike, melanin rushes to protect the area causing dark patches. Therefore, it is best to avoid the sun for a couple of days after wax or wear sunscreen when leaving the house.
Hot Wax Can Cause Skin Damage If Carelessly Done
Again since hot wax adheres to the skin, one needs to ensure the right wax temperature before applying, as carelessness can result in major and dangerous skin burns and damage.
Tips And Tricks For Home Waxing –
- Waxing already exfoliates the skin, so avoid exfoliating a few days before and after the wax.
- Clean your skin before waxing to avoid bacterial infection in the pores.
- Make sure your hair length is at least ¼ inch before waxing so the wax could quickly grab the hairs and pull them out.
- Keep your skin taut and pull the waxing strip in the opposite direction of hair growth to get the entire hair follicles.
- Post waxing, apply chemical-free soothing skin cream or aloe gel and avoid friction by wearing loose clothes.
- Sugaring is an excellent alternative to waxing for people with sensitive skin.
Bliss Poetic Hair Removal Home Wax Kit
This kit by Bliss uses the same formula professionals use for a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your home. It is available with pre and post-waxing oil and is great for sensitive skin with a painless waxing experience.
- Microwave the microwavable hard wax.
- Apply it to your skin using one of the four available applicator sticks depending on the size of the targeted area.
- Peel off the wax when done without the need for physical strips.
Hair Removal Waxing Kit By VidaSleek (Extra Strength)
With two simple ingredients, i.e., avocado oil and two types of plant resins, the VidaSleek waxing kit is specially formulated for sensitive bikini line skin. However, this does not mean the wax is any less efficient; it grips onto hairs tightly, particularly the thick and coarse hair, to leave not a strand behind.
The kit includes a tub of microwavable natural wax (10-ounce), ten strips, cleansing towels (two), and wooden applicators. What’s more, the cleansing wipes have chamomile and jojoba oils that don’t just wipe away any moisture and stickiness after waxing but will also soothe the skin.
GiGi Hair Removal Home Waxing Kit (Brazilian)
Unlike the traditional waxing strip method, hot wax will solidify on the skin, letting you pull the wax off using your hands. It is particularly suitable for anyone with sensitive skin, as hot wax makes the entire process much less painful and manageable.
This waxing kit by GiGi includes everything you might need, such as one wax warmer, 14oz hard wax beads, wax treatment before and after, and wooden applicator sticks (30). It is recommended you do a test patch before applying the wax to bigger areas as the wax can be a little sticky at times.
Parissa Cane Sugar Wax (Organic)
Roll-on waxing kits are increasingly becoming a popular choice given their easy application and brilliant results. This Parissa organic sugar wax keeps the mess away and provides precision waxing in hard-to-reach places. But that’s not even the main part. The fact that the wax consists of organic sugar, citric acid, chamomile, and water, makes it a much better and cleaner alternative.
KoluaWax Wax Warmer Hard Wax Beans
This multi-purpose waxing kit by KoluaWax consists of a digital wax warmer providing precise temperature control. One could see how hot the wax is exactly through a bright LED display to avoid burns.
Other than this digital wax warmer, the kit contains hard wax beads ( 4 bags/3.5 oz. each), pre and post-wax oil (3 oz. each), large and brow applicators(10 each), and a free “How To Wax Guide.” The guide will instruct you on every step and even let you know the temperature and time recommendations, so you know how hot is just right for the body part you are applying it to.
Veet Ready-To-Use Sensitive Formula Wax Strip Kit
For anyone who suffers from reddened skin post waxing, these Veet wax strips are the way to go. These strips act as liquid during applications, so you do not have to worry about leaving hair patches. What’s more, each strip contains shea butter that acts as a moisturizer, soothing skin post-wax for soft and smooth skin that lasts up to four weeks. This product is considered one of the best by the brand and has received several positive reviews for providing a gentle and clean finish.
Sally Hansen Eyebrow, Face, Lip Stripless Face Waxing Kit
Waxing facial hair is often the most difficult of all after, of course, the bikini line. What’s more difficult is choosing the right product that does not scar your face. This Sally Hansen kit provides a versatile and safe waxing experience all over your face, from eyebrows to upper lip. The kit includes a microwavable tub of wax, mini tweezers, an application spatula, post-treatment lotion, and three brow shape guides.
Nair Hair Remover Wax Ready-Strips For Face & Bikini
Waxing doesn’t get any easier than using these Nair hair removal strips. All you have to do is peel apart, apply and pull off without any requirement to heat or rub whatsoever. These stripes make for a great choice for last-minute plans and long trips.
Nad’s Hair Removal Natural Gel Kit
If you like to keep things natural with both skin and sustainability in mind, this NAD hair removal gel is for you. The gel has all-natural ingredients, including sugar, molasses, and honey, and it melts with body heat and washes off with water. The gel does not just break the hair; it removes them from the root and leaves you with smooth skin for weeks to come. What’s more, with one more step towards being eco-friendly, the kit also has reusable cotton strips.
Waxing is tough, but not so much when you have the right kit and tricks up your sleeve. With the increasing popularity of waxing at home, several brands have launched their hair removal waxing kit to ease the process and meet the demand of people with different skin types. Whatever your needs and skin type are, the waxing kits mentioned above are sure to leave you satisfied and glowing.