* Prices may differ from that shown
Nads (snigger) is an Aussie hair removal company whose products I have occasionally bought over the years. One of my favourite ones is their ingrow solution which I like to use after getting waxed as it really helps with stopping me from getting those nasty red bumps from ingrown hairs that I often get with waxing.
The solution states that it will help minimise ingrown hairs, razor rash and bumps. The solution comes in a spray and can be used everywhere on the body where you might shave or wax. On the face it is supposed to be sprayed first onto cotton wool but everywhere else it can just be sprayed straight onto skin after shaving or waxing.
I think this is fabulous at stopping ingrown hair and bumps from waxing. I am good and follow all the instructions when it comes to waxing such as exfoliating first and using a balm afterwards and while these things help a little they don't stop ingrown hairs from forming or even stop razor rash but this does.
As long as I remember to use it straight after waxing and shaving and then again the next day I don't get any ingrown hairs. If I can feel or see a little bump forming then I just spray this and it gets to work to get rid of it.
I do have a word of warning though. The old expression that beauty is pain is so apt when it comes to this as it stings like hell when you spray it on freshly waxed skin to the point that I think it is more painful than the waxing itself which I have been doing for so long I find it a breeze now. It only stings so much on freshly waxed skin but even on skin which hasn't been freshly waxed there is still a sting from spraying it. Luckily the stinging only lasts a few minutes and the pain is worth it for the results that it gives.
This isn't cheap but it is the only thing which I have found that pretty much stops me from getting any ingrown hairs and gets rid of those unsightly bumps that come from waxing. It costs £10.49 in Boot't but it is a price that I am happy to pay since it actually works.
I tried Nads Ingrow Solution as I had ongoing problems with ingrown hairs after shaving, waxing or epilating. Ingrown hairs cause unattractive bumps on the surface of the skin and can even lead to scarring which made me shy away from showing my legs in the summer. Nads has solved this issue for me completely!
Texture and application:
Nads Ingrow solution comes in a handy bottle with a nozzle that allows you to get only the amount you need out of the bottle. I use a small pea-sized blob for smaller areas and a slightly larger blob for my legs. The solution is just the right consistency to spread easily and absorb easily into the skin without being too runny. It has a cool refreshing smell. It can leave a sticky feeling on your hands afterwards but this isn't overly unpleasant.
I wouldn't recommend applying the product straight after shaving as the skin will be irritated and may sting. I apply Nads in the morning if I've shaved the night before, or in the evening if I've shaved in the morning.
Does it work?:
Nads has completely solved all my issues with ingrown hairs. Applying this once a day to areas prone to ingrown hairs stops hairs from getting trapped. I'm also convinced that it helped heal previously scarring on my legs.
Do be aware that the effect of the product won't be instant. In grown hairs can get stuck under the surface of the skin for a long time and therefore it will take time (about a month of use) to eliminate all signs of ingrowth. It took about a month for me to clear the affected area completely. Then after 2 months, the previous scarring had faded. I've not had any ingrown hairs in 6 months of use.
Price and value for money:
I was sceptical when I bought Ingrow Solution as it seemed expensive (just over £10 from Boots). I was unsure that a liquid like this could have a real effect on ingrown hairs. The bottle has so far lasted 8 months and will easily last me two months more. Given that I use the product every day and that it has worked perfectly for me, I would certainly say it's excellent value for money.
Overall, I would fully recommend Nads Ingrow Solution as it does exactly what it says whilst being easy to use. It's a total solution for ingrown hairs.
I have wrote previously about Skin Doctors ingrow no more which has been a life saver for me and a prodcut that I have been using religiously for years since I discovered it.
Unfortunately one time when I went to boot's to buy a new one it wasn't in stock and the assistant reommended that I try the Nad's ingrow solution instead as she said it was a similar product and it was slightly cheaper. I don't really have any loyalty to any product so I bought it thinking that I would be able to save myself a little bit of money.
It cost me £10 which is still expensive but as my ingrown hairs cause me lot of pain not to mention how unattractive they look I was more than happy to pay it for some relief.
The botle is 125ml and it has a spray applicator so that it is easier to apply to larger areas such as the legs and chest.
The spray is used to minimise ingrown hairs, shaving rash and red bumpy skin after hair removal.
The scent is much more mild than the Skin Doctors one but I was still nervous the first time I used it as the Skin Doctors one stings like mad and is like torture to use. The Nad's one is much more mild but it does still sting a little so make sure you grit your teeth when using it especially if you are using it on any delicate areas.
You aren't supposed to use it on broken skin so it's probably best to wait a day after hair removal to use it. I shave in the morning and would use this at night and it definately did help.
Instead of spraying it I would apply some to cotton wool and wipe it over my neck and I noticed immediate results. It would instantly calm my razor burn and the next morning when I would usually have some inflamed bumps from the ingrown hairs I noticed that they were significantly reduced.
The best thing about the Nad's ingrow solution over the Skin Doctors one is that it was much milder to use and where as the Skin Doctors would leave my neck burning the Nad's actually calmed down the redness which is probably due to the fact tha it contains witch hazel and aloe vera.
Although I quite liked the Nad's it just wasn't as effective as the Skin Doctors and I would still get the odd ingrown hair it just wouldn't remove so although I finished the bottle I went back to my tried and tested one as soon as it was finished.
I would still recommend it but proabably only if your ingrown hairs and shaving bumps aren't that severe as for severe cases like mine it is perhaps just a little too mild. As for how long it lasts I used it twice a day and it lasted me for about two months so in the end the £10 wasn't a bad price really.
Since an unfortunate incident on holiday almost 10 years ago I've suffered with ingrown hairs all over my lower legs which are pretty much impossible to shift. I'd almost given up hope of ever having smooth skin and being able to feel confident in skirts and shorts.
I've tried many different so called cures and solutions to my problem over the years and while some have made a little difference few have given me real results.
In my local Boots recently I saw a brand of hair removal products called Nads, from Austrialia which contain among other things a product called Ingrow Solution which as the name suggests is designed to eliminate ingrown hairs and reduce razor bumps and rashes from shaving and other forms of hair removal.
I was a little sceptical about trying it as nothing else had really worked in the past, plus this product seemed expensive at almost £10 per bottle. In the end after much umming and ahhing I took the plunge and bought a bottle thinking I could always flog the remnants on eBay if it didnt work!
That evening just before bed I applied the solution all over my legs. The product is a thin gel that glides easily over the skin. It sinks in quickly and does feel a little tacky at first but after a few minutes any traces of stickiness are long gone. It smells medicinal to put it mildly but I like that as it gives me the sense that its working and doing me good.
Just 10 minutes after first applying the gel I was amazed at how smooth my legs felt, several of my bumps had gone and a vast majority of my ingrown hairs had already popped up, released from the skin.
I have used this gel for 3 days running and my legs whilst not quite completely smooth are a million times better than they were. I can see light at the end of the tunnel now and for the first time feel confident about my chances of being to get my legs out in the summer months.
I'm hooked and will definitely keep using this product, it's not cheap but given the excellent results it's worth every penny.
I bought this product about a year ago because I get these red tiny blotchy spots on my arms and I read in Cosmopolitan magazine that this product was good for reducing it. So I use this quite often.
It comes in a spray form and is quite watery once sprayed on. The smell is awful and mostly an alcohol type scent. But that fades once instantly rubbed in.
Whilst of course it is very good for eliminating ingrown hairs I also use it for when I have shaved my legs to stop itching which really works! It stings slightly when applying to shaven legs but as soon as you rub it in it goes. It also, after 5 minutes, makes my legs super smooth without all the greasiness of creams because it contains aloe vera. I don't use this all of the time but those occasions when I haven't got time to moisturise my legs a few sprits and I'm good to go.
It is very good for after waxing as well although you are recommended not to use it until 24 hours after being waxed. It eliminates horrible ingrown hair caused by waxing as it contains witch hazel which has antibacterial properties.
I purchased this from blushingbuyer.co.uk for about £10 however, they only stock the men's version at the moment. Amazon and Nads website itself stock the women's version I have also recently found the product in Boots.
I use this on my legs after waxing- its a product which is meant to help with ingrowing hairs, basicly to stop them. It set me back £7.99 in Boots about a year ago (in 2007)
I wax- or shave, and I clean, then spray on the solution, simple as.
I do get more then my fair share of ingrowing hairs, especially on my bikini line and this is the only product I have seen in Boots that actually states or infers that it stops ingrowing hairs. On closer inspection, it actually reads that it 'minimises' ingrown hairs, razor rash & razor bumps, waxing and electrolysis irritations. That all sold me, besides the electrolysis, they all apply to me!
The ingredients are Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (water), Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Glycerin Sailcyic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Glycoloc Acid and Allatonin. Though its not all natural, the Aloe and Witch Hazel gave me hopes that this was a semi natural product.
Well, I sprayed on the fluid straight after my shave, and at the time I had just waxed my eyebrows with Nad's facial wand (also have done a review on this) and decided to apply the spray here- although on your face, your supposed to spray it onto cotton wool and then onto your face.
Spraying it onto my legs, I was very surprised, the facial wax/gel is called 'natural facial wand', I figured the same company would make something kind of similar.
Well no. Not in this case.
My first thought at the 'scent' was how much like 1980's hairspray it smelt, sort of a nice reminiscence, but not the type you want all over your legs when you have just used melon scented saving gel.
It sprays on like water, and dries up very quickly, its not sticky and seemed to settle on my skin well.
The spray also stung- and ALOT! I am usually OK to roll with the punches, no pain no gain, right? Yeah, but there is a limit. And this was too far.
I didn't even attempt my newly waxed eyebrows, I could see me turning puffy eyed for the next 24 hours. Not what I wanted!
I did apply the spray to both legs, I wanted to see if it really worked and I also didn't want odd legs, if one was going to sting, then hell, so was the other!
Ingrowing hairs? I have to say, there was a reduction, but razor rash/bumps? Not really. It made my legs red and seemed to enhance the bumps.
The redness in all fairness, went shortly after the stinging, after 30 minutes, it was all over, the razor bumps were reduced, still there though, but its hard to tell if they were reduced compared to before or reduced to when the spray was on.
I did at a later date, for some stupid reason, apply it to my underarms after shaving- never ever ever again! I thought my under-arms were going to fall off. They stung ALOT! More then when I ran my epliator over them! And they didn't have any effect on redness, surprisingly.
I do think this helps ingrowing hairs, but I think I will stick with exfoliating every day and maybe save this spray to dab on the offending hairs, its too harsh to use all over, I tested it with unshaven hairs just to see, and it still hurt then too, maybe I just have sensitive skin, but I have to say, I am not allergic to anything, and rarely do I get an effect like this- and never to this point of pain!
Verdict: use, but sparingly, but wont be buying again, the bottle I have is 5/6 full and I think I have enough for the entire rest of my life there.
Nad's Ingrow Solution has been specifically developed to release ingrown hairs and eliminate irritation, redness and bumps caused by shaving, waxing, hair removal creams and electrolysis /