“ Brand: Boots / Type: Wax / Laser / Sugar „
Isn't it strange that to have thick luxuriant hair on your head is considered attractive, but for women in particular body hair is not. If you are brave and non-conformist you will ignore the style police, but if like me you are embarrassed by hairy armpits and legs then read on. I have been using sugaring for a few years on my legs and to tidy the bikini line The brand I usually use costs about £11 per pot so when I saw the Boots version for just over a fiver , it seemed worth a try. There are three products in the Boots Aromatherapy Sugaring range. Pre waxing and sugaring treatment £2.79 Sugaring in rose and peppermint or lemon and jasmine £5.50 After waxing and sugaring balm £2.39. The pre wax treatment... This is a thick pink liquid in the rose and peppermint fragrance. You apply it before the sugaring to give the sugaring better grip on the hair. I liked this product but you can just use a dusting of talcum powder. The sugaring..... This comes in rose and peppermint or lemon and jasmine. I tried the rose version which is a vivid pink colour and smells delicious. I found it quite easy to use the pink does make it easy to see, but it did stain my hands a little. It was very effective at pulling out the hairs and although it does hurt a bit you soon get used to it. The consistency... Has to be soft enough to be pliable but not runny. I found that it was fine at normal room temperature. But the instructions tell you how to warm it with hot water or refrigerate it, should it be to stiff or runny. Application...You need a damp flannel handy to keep your hands clean and damp. You scoop out a piece about the size of a walnut and roll into a ball with damp hands , then press it onto your skin and spread it down in the direction of the hairgrowth. Use about half this much for sensitive areas. Removal... You get 12 washable cotton strips to pull the sugaring off . Press it down very firm ly and then pull off quickly against the direction of hair growth. I found that the hairs were pulled out by the roots. You do have to be brave and try not to pull upwards when doing this otherwise you end up sore and sticky. Does it hurt well its a bit like pulling off a plaster. You can use the strip about three times before it is covered in hair. Aftercare... Rinse with warm water to remove any stickiness.The balm is cooling and calming rose and peppermint gel, liberal appplication does calm the skin down. But be warned I did get little red spots over my legs for an hour or so. Its best not to sunbathe on the same day. Don't use the balm if you are pregnant. To remove hair you only need the actual sugaring treatment but the other two products do make the whole proccess easier and more comfortable.. I found these products to be just as good as the more expensive versions and I think one pot will probably last me all summer. The hair takes about four to six weeks to grow back, but you do have to wait until it is about 1cm long before your next treatment. I have found from years of waxing and sugaring that I now have finer hairgrowth and some bald patches. So in the interests of research I tried it on my husbands hairy legs, just a little patch. It pulled out coarser hairgrowth with no difficulty, but he now has a little baldy bit on his shin. On a serious note this method should not be used if you are elderly, diabetic, on broken or inflamed skin or over raised moles, sunburn, warts or varicose veins. So I would say go ahead spread this sweet smelling candy pink goo on your hairy bits and rip it off. But practice on your shins first as these are less sensitive. If you lose your nerve you can wash it off in the shower.
That was my reaction when my friend came up to me and said she had had her legs sugared for the summer. "Yeah, it lasts about three weeks". "Wow", I thought, I was going on holiday for three weeks soon and thought it would be a wonderful idea! Who wants to shave their legs on holiday eh? I went and bought some, bit more expensive than razors, but I thought it would be worth it for the smooth legs I would have after. I locked myself in the bathroom and read the instructions…your leg hair has to be quite long; luckily mine was a forest at the time! I did a test patch (about a square inch) and WOW, it worked, no pain, no hair. That’s perfect if all you want to get rid of is a little square inch of hair. I thought I’d do the rest of my leg, so I wet my hands, rolled the sugaring up into a little ball and spread it onto my leg, covered it with the cotton strip and whipped it off. OUCH!!! God did that hurt!! It kinda put me off it in the first proper strip. Still, I thought no pain, no gain, and carried on doing the rest of my legs. After, I had a shower to get rid or the pink gunk on my legs that got left over, and I thought, “what a mess”. Ok, it managed to remove about 50% of my hairs and tweezers are recommended, as you are not meant to shave afterwards. I sat out in the sun for ages, plucking away and only got a bit of one leg done. Sod it I thought, where’s my razor. A tub manages to do legs more than once and you get some cotton strips to rip it off. What you have used all your cotton strips, you can wash and iron them again to be re-used. Unfortunately, you really need to do this halfway through the actual remover. What it doesn’t tell you till you open it and read the instructions is that you also need some special powder to go with it. Talcum powder works just as good. If thinking about doing this, forget it, unless you want to get it done professionally! I think its best they take care of it!
I bought this product about a year ago, after a friend told me that it was pretty good. I found from using it that it is generally very good - it does keep hairs away for about 4-6 weeks, though it is difficult to get the right "consistency" for the sugaring. The soothing gel works great, I tried it once without the soothing gel, and it really did hurt for a good while afterwards! It still hurts as bad as waxing does, so I think that I'll maybe stick to the old razor!
Hullo! I usually like to keep this a secret, but for the last few years I have suffered badly with occasional & quite severe attacks of hairy legs. It's an embarrassing problem, and one that I don't like to stand up and speak about in public very often (eg. more than three times a month). Anyway, whilst casually browsing in Boots a few weeks ago I spotted some of these new "Boots Aromatherapy Sugaring Collection Unwanted Hair Removal" kits, and decided there and then that I would give them a try. I had to send my sister in to get them whilst I waited outside, but when I got them home I was delighted and almost totally surprised (but not entirely) - for they actually work! After only the first day I noticed an immediate improvement, and since then things have just gone from good to great to even better (apart from the 5th day when things took a slight turn for the wobble, but soon recovered). My only question seems to be = if the strips are "re-usable" then why do you get 12 of them!? Are they supposed to be for the whole family to share? Or for removing unwanted hair from your pets? Give them as gifts to hairy friends? The mind positively boogles! Anyhow, the bottom line is this... buy this product now (if not sooner) - ok so you might not have a hairy face right at the moment, but maybe in a few years you will regret not stocking up while you had the chance. I've never looked back and can now go swimming for the first time in what seems like a very long length of ages. Cheers, m'dears!
With 12 re-usable cotton strips and sugaring solution / Aims to remove unwanted hair from legs, arms and bikini line for up to six weeks