Product Type: Boots Hair Removal
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Boots Expert Single Use Waxing Strips
Member Name: sharonk
Boots Expert Single Use Waxing Strips
Date: 14/10/03, updated on 15/10/03 (422 review reads)
Advantages: You get a lot of strips, Not reusable, Not too painful
Disadvantages: They do not grip the hairs very well
I am a big fan of Boots so I thought I'd try their wax strips. You get a lot of strips compared to other brands (36 to be exact) and they seem good value for money. They are £4.79. They are not reusable though. There are other brands that are reusable and more expensive, but you don't get as many strips.
I found the wax strips easy to use and not too painful, the trouble is they didn't remove all the hair - I had to use another strip to get off all the hair. I think part of the problem is the backing the strips are attached to - it is thick paper and doesn't adhere well to the contours of your body.
The wax itself is clear and doesn't seem very thick and sticky, so it doesn't grip the hairs well enough. I guess that would be why the strips are not reusable - they don't work very well the first time around! The advantage of this though is that you can cut them into smaller strips for your bikini line and difficult to wax areas (such as knees) and the wax doesn't stick to the scissors! Also there doesn't seem to be any residue of wax left on your skin afterwards, so they are not messy. I have used other brands before that do leave a residue and this is a pain to get off.
On the plus side I did get advantage points for buying these wax strips, but I don't think I will buy them again. I have tried the Immac ones (also known as Veet) and I think these are better although a little more expensive (around £5.99). The wax is blue and gel-like and the strips are reusable (up to four times and you get 12 strips), and the backing the strips are applied to is much softer and very supple. They seem to grip the hair better but they do leave an annoying residue behind which I find I can get off with some baby oil and a bit of scrubbing in the shower. They do however come with about four sachets of moisturising wipes which help to remove any last traces of wax residue, but they don't really supply you
with enough. By the way, don't get this wax on the carpet you'll never get it off!
As with all waxing products the hair takes up to 6 weeks to grow back, so you don't have to worry about hair removal for a few weeks. On the down side, you have to let the hair get to a certain length (about 4mm) before you can wax again, so you have to be prepared to have hairy legs for a while. Also you can get in growing hairs which take the form of little spots which are annoying and sometimes sore.
If you are new to waxing then Boots Wax Strips may be good to get started with. They are not too painful and you can practice your technique without worrying about getting residues of wax all over yourself!
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