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As someone fairly new to ebrow hair removal, i sort out a product name with a familiar and good track record. I only wish i had read the reviews first. I usually have my eyebrows shaped by threading, but it can sometimes be quite painful and i didnt have time to go to a salon, so i purchased this item from my supermarket.
It comes in a pretty pink,white and green box, a good size to fit in your handbag,with a good list of ingredients: Sucrose, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Aqua, Citric acid, Butylene Glycol, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, nothing too onorous. It also had everything you required to complete the process i.e: 15ml tube of wax, Reusable roll-on applicator, 20 washable mini-strips and a precision spatula.
I read the enclosed instructions carefully and settled infront of the mirror ready to transform my hairy caterpillars into neat, beautiful lines. I heated the tube in boiling water for 3 minutes as indicated and then swopped the cap for the enclosed roll on cap. I proceeded to test path it by rolling some on the back of my hand, it felt very warm but there was no irritation. Feeling very pleased with myself to have come this far, i rolled a good measure of wax along the underside of my brow and neatened it up with the supplied spatula. I pressed the little cloth strip against my eyebrow, quite firmly and then pulled it away as recommended in the direction of the hair growth. Nothing! Absolutely nothing happened. I tried again and ensured the wax was hot enough, that i had put enough wax on and pressed the cloth down firmly and.....Nothing!.I started all over again on my other brow and followed the instructions to the letter and still nothing.
I was totally dissapointed, no matter what i tried i could not get this product to lift a single hair. I have written to the company for an explanation and i am awaiting a reply, but i would never use this product again and indeed it has put me off using any other Nair propducts. Be warned.
I'm a fan of waxing my eyebrows and other facial hair that I'd rather not admit to. This product looked good, because it can be hard to shape your eyebrows with the standard rectangular wax strips that you normally buy. I thought I'd try this so I could apply the wax where I wanted, then shape my eyebrows nicely.
Nair is a fairly well known product for hair removal, so I assumed it would be really good. In the past I've used Nair products and they've been great.
What do you get:
In the box is an instruction leaflet telling you what to do and how to use it. There's a tube of wax with a screw on lid keeping it firmly shut, a roller which you put onto the tube when in use, and a pack of clean wax strips to put on the wax once applied your face.
Using this product:
I poured a cup of boiling water, and put the tube of wax into it to warm it up for three minutes, like it says on the packaging. I then screwed off the lid and put the roller lid on, so you can roll the wax onto your skin. I applied it to the area under my eyebrows where I get unwanted hair growth then pressed on one of the wax strips that comes with the pack onto the wax on my skin. I rubbed it on firmly in the direction of hair growth like it says on the packaging, gave it an extra rub then ripped it off against the direction of the hair growth. It felt like it had worked, it hurt and my eyebrow was sore but when I checked the strip, there wasn't a single hair on it. I was a bit miffed, so I tried again on the other brow with a clean strip and new wax, but had the exact same result. I thought it may have been that my eyebrow hair wasn't long enough, even though I'd left it to grow, so I tried it on my arm to test it. My arm hairs are lot longer obviously, but it didn't pull any hair out from there either.
I tried a couple more times, heating the wax for longer and rubbing the strip onto the wax more, but it didn't work at all. I gave up in the end and emailed Nair to complain. I told them about the problems I'd had with the prouct and how much I paid for it, £4.99 from Boots, and they sent me a cheque refunding me.
I was really surprised with this product, I thought it sounded great and expected it to work really well, but I wouldn't bother with it again. I definitely wouldn't recommend it. The Boots own brand of wax strips are a thousand times better and much cheaper too!
When I was shopping one day my little boy decided that he needed a wee and whilst we were in the toilet I noticed some advertising on the back of the door. Normally I pay no attention to these ads at all but this one was for Nair face and eyebrow wax roll on and it really grabbed my attention as I have my eyebrows waxed when they need doing at a salon so the option of doing them at home sounded appealing. I took myself straight off to boots to buy the kit as soon as my son had finished weeing!
The product comes in a white and pink cardboard box. On the front we have a green label telling us that the product is new. There are also a couple of diagrams on the front of the box too highlighting what the box contains. Instructions for use are on the back of the box and are clear and concise and thus are easy to follow.
Inside the box you get the following items:
-a tube of pink wax
-a roller applicator for on top of the wax tube when the product is in use
-a pointed wooden spatula to separate hairs
-cloths for doing the actual waxing
To begin with you should always do a skin test to check that you are not allergic to the product or any of its ingredients but after twenty four hours you can use the product fully providing you have suffered no reaction.
To begin you should fill a cup of glass with just boiled water and then place the tube of wax with its cap facing downwards in to the water. It is important to leave a little of the tube showing so that you do no burn your fingers when removing it from the water. You should leave the tube in the water for two to three minutes and then remove it and dry it thoroughly before removing the cap and replacing it with the roll on applicator. You should squeeze the wax tube a little ensuring that the wax is moving around and it hot and then roll the applicator over the area you wish to wax on your fully cleansed face in following the direction of the hair growth. Then you should apply a cloth and pulling the skin taut pull it off again rapidly in the opposite direction removing the wax and hair. This can be repeated until you are fully happy with the result.
The first thing I noticed about this kit was just how simple it was to set up and get ready to use. The first time that I did it by myself I found that whilst it worked in pulling a few hairs off my eyebrows it was nowhere near as effective as when I visited a salon. On subsequent uses I have asked my sister to do it for me and have achieved slightly better results but a lot of plucking is usually required too.
The roll on applicator is remarkably easy to use and seems to ensure that the wax goes just where you want it to. The spatula can be used if you wish to be more specific but I haven't found the need for this yet as the roller seems to be quite accurate and follows the line of the eyebrow well.
A problem I have found is that the wax does seem to cool down quite quickly once it is out of the water and so by the time one eyebrow has been waxed the wax just doesn't seem hot enough to apply to the other eyebrow. I find it is best to put the wax tube back in to the water to warm up again between applying to each eyebrow.
The kit comes with twenty cloth strips for waxing but a good feature is that these strips can be washed using warm water after use and so if allowed to dry they can be used a few times and so there is less wastage.
The wax that is left on the face after waxing washes off easily with warm water and it does not aggravate my skin in any way. My skin is of course a little red initially after the waxing process but that is normal. The area in which the wax remains just feels normal to me afterwards.
I think that the Nair face and eyebrow wax roll on is an ok product for those times when you cannot afford a visit to the salon perhaps but I have to say I am pretty rubbish at waxing and plucking my eyebrows and so I do get a better result at the salon. The kit cost me £5.99 from boots and I have used it around five times now and the wax tube is still three quarters full and so there is so much usage left. Considering it costs a fiver each time I get my eyebrows waxed this product is a cheap alternative and one to look out for it perhaps you are used to waxing other parts of your body and are confident in doing so.
Thank you for reading my review!