I have tried many different hair removals products and started off with shaving, this was easy; how-ever I find that the hair grows back quickly, so I then decided to go for wax. I used wax strips which were easy to use and hair removal felt more or less pain free. I was surprised how-ever at how expensive the wax strips were to buy. I purchased an epilator and thought the results were great; how-ever this causes me to get ingrown hairs which are not nice. I was browsing the shelves in boots a few weeks ago and picked up some of the Nad's natural hair removal gel. I thought I would give this a go to see what the results were like and if they lasted longer than shaving and if I got better results than epilating.
The hair removal gel quickly removes unwanted hair by the roots, giving professional results lasting up to 8 weeks. The backing strips are fully washable and reusable. The gel is simple and effective to use on Legs, Bikini line, Arms & Underarms. I chose the gel because there is no need to heat the product and it's also water soluble.
~ PACKAGING ~
The products come in a white and green box and on the front of the box is a picture of a lady. It states that the product is an original natural formula and that it's dermatologically tested. On the side of the box it tells you what is included in the box (I'll go into more detail later). On the back of the box it tells you about how the product works and how to use the product in 3 easy steps. It also has a list of ingredients for the gel and for the cleansing wipes.
The gel comes in a white tub which feels quite heavy. The lid to the tub is a light green colour and you can see that the gel in the tub is sealed with foil. There is a list of ingredients on the tub and how to use the product.
The cleansing wipes come individually wrapped in white foil wrappers which will need to be ripped open in order to use. On the back of these there is also a list of ingredients and how to use the product.
The backing strips (x5) are white and some sealed in a small plastic bag which is see-through. The backing strips are folded up inside the packet and you will need to cut or tear the packet open in order to use these.
The spatula comes in the box in no wrapper. This is made of strong but slightly flexible white plastic.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased this from Boots for £7.65 which is for a tub of 170g of the gel. You can also purchase this from Superdrug and possibly some supermarkets.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
The box contains 170g tub of hair removal gel, 1 spatula, 3 Cleansing wipes, 5 Backing strips and an instruction leaflet. I read through the instruction leaflet a few times before I was confident enough to start using the gel. I was worried that this was going to be painful, but after epilating, waxing and having 4 tattoos done I should be used to pain by now!
Step 1 (Clean area) - Clean the area to be treated (in my case legs) using one of the cleansing wipes provided or a non-moisturising soap. Ensure all oils, makeup and moisturisers and removed and then wipe skin completely dry. You can moisten the cleansing wipes with a little water for some slight foam. I ripped open one of the sachets in which the cleansing wipe can in and unfolded it. The wipe had a slight fruity smell to it and was quite pleasant. I didn't feel the need to moisten the wipe with some water as it was quite moist already. I wiped both legs with the wipe which felt soft against my skin. There was some slight foam from wiping it over my leg but this gave the feel that it was cleansing well. I then dried my legs with a towel, ready for waxing.
Step 2 (Applying the gel) - Using the spatula provided apply a thin layer of gel in the direction of hair growth. The hair should be at least 3-5mm long. The gel is best used at room temperature, but if you find the gel too thick you can heat it in the microwave for no more than 15 seconds, making sure you remove all traces of the foil seal. If you don't have a microwave you can carefully place the jar in a pot of hot tap water for approximately 5 minutes. You need to make sure the water level does not ride beyond the Nad's logo on the jar otherwise the gel will become ineffective as its water soluble. Using the spatula I scooped some of the gel out of the tub. This wasn't easy as the gel is quite sticky and can become a little stringy. I then spread the gel on my leg in the direction of hair growth. The gel was a light green colour and didn't have any smell to it. The gel was quite easy to spread on my leg using the spatula provided, as when it went onto my leg the gel warmed slightly.
Step 3 (Apply strip) - Immediately place a strip over the gel. Using the palm of your hand, firmly smooth over the strip 3-4 times in the direction of hair growth. The strips are made from material so they are quite soft and are also a nice size as they are big which means you can do large strips on your leg, rather than keep having to do small strips. After applying the gel I smoothed one of the strips over the gel and used my hand to smooth the strip down 4-5 times. This was easy as the strips are smooth and very flat, even though they are made from material.
Step 4 (remove gel) - Holding skint taut with one hand, quickly pull strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth. The quicker you pull the strip the more effective the hair removal will be. Remember to hold skin taut with the other hand and to pull close to the skin rather than up into the air. The same strip can be re-used my folding the strip in half so that the gel is in contact. Massage the strip between your hands and slowly peel the strip open. Continue using the same strip until no longer affective. Holding the skin taut as suggested I quickly pulled back the strip. This wasn't as painful as I thought it was going to be which was good. I could see the gel on the strip and lots of hair in which the gel pulled out. The patch on my legs where I had applied the gel was now hair free and very smooth. I was impressed with the results of this. I continued to do both legs using the gel.
~ AFTER WAXING ~
If any gel residue is left on the skin, simply rinse away with warm water. I actually had a shower after doing this and the gel rinses away very easily with no need to scrub my legs. It's suggested that you don't use lotion or anything on the area which has just been waxed. I did how-ever feel as though my legs needed a bit of moisturiser so I did put some of this on after showering and it didn't sting at all.
~ THE RESULTS ~
My legs were really soft and so smooth. I could never achieve this result using veet wax strips or my epilator. My legs did look a little bit red which is understandable, but they weren't itchy and didn't feel sore. I decided to use the wax strips the night before heading out on the town, just in case I experienced any redness or reaction to the gel wax. By the following day my legs were no longer red and looked really smooth.
~ PRECAUTIONS ~
· Do not use on sunburnt, irritated or broken skin or if you have had any reactions to wax in the past.
· Do not use directly after shower, wait for at least 15 mins until the skin is dry and moist free.
· Gel can become ineffective if it comes into contact with water.
· After use always wait 24hours before using a deodorant or other lotions on the area you have just waxed.
· Always read the instruction leaflet before using the product
~ ADVANTAGES ~
· Skin stays hair free for up to 8 weeks
· Gel is easy to apply and no need to heat
· Backing strips can be washed and re-used
· Smoother skin
· Gel residue washes off very easily
~ DISADVANTAGES ~
· Gel can become a little stringy/messy at times
· I had to wash backing strips after waxing 1 and ½ legs! (they became quite sticky)
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
The hair removal gel is very affective at removing unwanted hair on your legs. I haven't tried the gel on other areas such as underarms as I'm not sure I'm brave enough for this so will stick with shaving them. The gel was a lot easier to apply than what I thought and when removing the gel using the backing strips it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would and I have very sensitive skin. The backing strips wash very easily in the washing machine. I put them on a quick wash and dry which takes 30mins and the strips came out looking clean and new. If you don't use all the gel you can keep it, so long as it's away from wet/moist places as its water soluble. The gel residue rinses off very easily without leaving my legs feeling sticky. I used the gel about 3 weeks ago now and I still don't have any hairs starting to come through yet. I give this product 4 out of 5 stars and would definately buy it again.
(review may also appear on ciao)
I just used it for the first time. It is by far the best product I've used thusfar. I have sensitive skin which can't handle hair removal creams. Shaving resulted in the hair growing back to fast not to mention I am a klutz and cut myself alot. Professional wax removal cost me $80 for my legs and underarms - yikes! Thereafter, I tried several types of home waxing kits and got wax everywhere. Nads cleans up with plain old water. I simply sat on the edge of the tub to wax and afterwards hopped in the shower. My legs are smooth, no patches, it got all the hair and no after-waxing products to use or nasty clumps of wax anywhere.
When it comes to hair removal the one thing I hate is shaving, to me it isn't a very feminine process and is something I will only do if I have no other option. In the past I have tried an array of products from wax strips, hair removing cream and mousse to going to a salon to have my hair professionally ripped out of my legs and it was so painful I never went back.
Recently, a friend of mine who is by trade a beautician told me I should use Nads because it is really easy to use. Now being a Northern Lass myself the word Nads beings something entirely different and probably quite inappropriate, so with a stifled giggle I decided to use my old trusted friend Google to see exactly what Nads was.
Nads is an Australian company which is owned by the Ismiel family and it was founded back in 1992 when Sue Ismiel the Mother of the family used ingredients from within her own kitchen to create a hair removing product for her daughter but it wasn't until 1998 that the product become successful within the USA which then led to further successes across the world including the products being sold here in the UK. It wont surprise you to read that Nads uses ingredients from sources as close to nature as possible in their products and nor are they tested on animals.
The product range from Nads is quite extensive for both men and women and you can buy anything from wax strips, facial hair removal wands, hair removal gels, ingrown hair solutions and soothing body balms. So I opted for the original product which is the no heat hair removal gel which I bought from Boots for £14.91 which does sound like a lot of money, however within the package it comes in there was also 5 cotton strips, an orange stick, a spatula, some wipes and most importantly the instructions which told you what to do and how to use it.
When it comes to using the gel it sounds very similar to using wax because the gel removes the hair from the root and in doing this it makes the growing back time of those hairs a lot longer than it would do if you shaved your legs on a weekly basis. By waxing or in this case gelling your legs you should find that it will take between 3-6 weeks for those removed hairs to grow back. In my case if I use this gel it is a 5 week period before I need to use it again. However, using this gel is really easy, a lot easier than I thought although it can be quite messy the first time round.
Nads hair removal gel does not need to be heated, that is probably the most important part of the process to remember and I have to admit that was the part I was most pleased about because I didn't cherish the thought of giving myself third degree burns at home using a home hair removal process. Instead the gel melts naturally using your body's own heat and instead of being a sticky mess like wax can be where you can spend a good 20 minutes or so trying to remove the excess wax from yourself, Nads washes away with warm water. So, so far it is sounding a lot better than wax which hopefully means it is less painful!
I am no expert when it comes to removing hair in this way at all but I did find the instruction leaflet to be really helpful and to make the most effective use of this product the hair you are removing does need to be between 3-5mm long!. There are a few simple steps to follow to complete the process of removing your unwanted leg hair and they are as follows:
Firstly before you begin spreading the gel onto your legs, you are advised to clean the area of your skin using the cleansing wipes which are provided within the extras that come with the package. Once you have done that simply dry the area completely before using the gel. These wipes are to me a little similar to baby wipes but more moist and they simply remove any dirt and grime which is clinging to your skin. As a smell they are quite floral and they do really wet your skin hence the need to dry them completely before applying the gel.
Next step is to apply the gel. Once the lid from the pot has been removed with a simple twist, inside is a green looking gel which is quite thick in texture and reminds me of the hair gel my younger brother used to use in his hair spiking days as a teen. Using the spatula to apply the gel to your legs is a little bit messy if you have too much of it on the spatula at any one time, so I would advise placing a towel under yourself and your legs (I sit on the edge of the bed to apply mine) to catch any spillage and then you spread the gel slowly in the direction in which the hair grows, which in most cases would be downwards and the gel itself is really sticky, so if you apply it too quickly the hairs on your legs will be ripped out as you move the spatula with the gel on it down your legs and if I am totally truthful it is really painful.
The third and final step of this process if using the cotton strips which once again come within your package and you need to smooth them onto your skin and you may need to repeat this process 3 or 4 times to ensure it is as close to the skin as possible and then holding the skin on your leg so that it is taut, pull the strip quite hard in the opposite direction to the way you spread the leg, so in most cases this will be in an upward movement. The first time you do this, it is a bit hit and miss, the most important thing is to ensure the cotton strip is smoothed onto the skin as much as possible to avoid leaving stray hairs behind and thus having to repeat the process over the same area. Is it painful? Well I won't lie and say it isn't at all but it wasn't as painful as I was expecting it to be, it was slightly uncomfortable but manageable.
Once you have finished removing the hair from both legs and you are happy with the results, you can wash away any excess gel from your legs using warm water and then once you have dried your legs, I would suggest adding some form of moisturising cream, if your legs are quite sore, which they shouldn't be, something with Aloe Vera as an ingredient in it works wonders with soothing the skin. There was a slight redness to skin after this process as I expected there would be, but it did settle down after a few hours and is much less painful than cutting yourself shaving that is for sure and you do have super soft smooth legs.
When it comes to the smell of this gel, I assumed it would smell as awful as hair removing creams which linger for hours after you have used them. Thankfully I was proven wrong because it contains lemon and honey it smells really citrusy although the aroma doesn't linger on the skin after using it.
I have been using Nads now for 3 months, I am still using the same tub that I bought which has more than half of the gel left inside and it is used every 5 weeks. You may find that if you don't use this gel on a regular basis it becomes quite runny and water like but that doesn't mean it becomes unusable, instead all you need to do is pop it into the microwave and wait for the gel to begin to boil and then remove it carefully from the microwave and leave it to cool to room temperature where it turns back into its original consistency. For me, this is a product I will continue to use, mainly because the hair which does grow back on my legs has become much easier to remove as time has progressed and it isn't as uncomfortable as it once was so in that respect I am thankful and it has made the whole process of shaving a thing of the past.
I received Nads natural hair removal gel as a product to test through one of the survey sites that i am signed up to. To be honest with you i wasnt sure if i would be brave enough to use it as im no good with pain, but im glad i did.
This product was developed by a lady in Australia in 1992 for her daughter who had sensitive skin. It actually says on the box that it is officially the fastest way to smooth hair free skin and it holds a guiness world record.
About the product
Nads is a natural product and has been dermatalogically tested. The packaging is quite simple, the box is white and green with green writing and the logo 'Nads' is in gold writing, and the pot that the gel is in are exactly the same colours. It is covered in silver foil for freshness. It is a 350g pot and the scent is mint and kiwi but to be honest i cant really smell anything. The gel is very thick and is dark green in colour. Also included in the box is a spatula to apply the gel, 5 cleansing wipes, 10 backing strips to remove the gel and hair from your skin and an instruction leaflet. There is no need to heat the gel, you use it cold. The gel is water soluble and the results last for up to 8 weeks. It works by removing the hairs from the root.
How to use the product
First of all you need to clean the area of your skin with the cleansing wipes provided and then you need to dry the area completely before using the gel. The scent on the wipes is very nice, quite a flowery smell. They are quite wet and when you rub them on your skin they do become quite soapy and this is left on the skin.
Next step is to apply the gel. It is very sticky and i found that i made a bit of a mess trying to apply the gel and so would recommend putting an old towel underneath to catch any gel that spills.To apply the gel put a small amount onto the spatula and spread it very slowly in the direction of the hair growth. I do have to say that you do have to put this on really slow as you will find out like i did that if you try to go to fast it pulls on the hairs and is quite painful.
Last of all you need to remove the gel. Using the backing strips included in the box, smooth it on to your skin and then quickly remove the strip, making sure that you hold your skin taut.
It is quite a painful process but a successful one. The results were very good and although i have only used this product once(5 and a half weeks ago), i would definately use it again. It is only just now that i have a few stray hairs growing back, so it hasnt lasted the 8 weeks, but i think with a few more uses the amount of time my hair takes to grow back will increase. The strips are washable and reusable. This product can be used on your legs, bikini line, arms and underarms. It retails for around £14.99 and you will be able to get quite a few applications out of this tub.
I've read all the reviews here and am actually quite surprised as I am quite hairy and have used this product countless times, with ease and it is very effective in removing hair. The pain free bit may be a bit of an overstatement, but I do find it a lot less painful than using conventional waxing strips or hot wax. I used to live in Australia where I first found it and used it there, but now in England I have to search for a while before I can locate it.... and search I do, as it is a very good product. Maybe the previous users who have left a review may have spread it on too thickly? I know it takes a bit of using to get used to and finding the best way for it to be most effective, but it is really very very good. A hint - try dusting the area to be waxed with a bit of talc ! Good luck !
I have never experienced pain like it.
I think this product is expensive, i could have my legs waxed professionally with less pain.
The stuff gets everywhere and is not much good after 2 uses.
i saw this advertised on tele, they must have given the models they used it on morphine before they waxed their legs on the beach!
It very nearly caused a divorce in our house, as i attempted to use it on my husbands back, needless to say he had a bald patch on his back as he would not let me finish it off, great if you want revenge on the man in your life!
**something funny has happened to some of my capital letters, it is not me I promise** Now this may come as a shock to some of you, but most of us girls are not the naturally hair free, smooth skinned goddesses we present ourselves to be. On the contrary, we too have **whispers** body hair, yes we do, indeedy, so sorry to shatter any illusions you may have had. However, we hide this very well, going through depilatory processes that can be irritating, time consuming and painful and we do it just for you... and the Greek species of female (like moi) do it more often than most to prevent ourselves being mistakes for gorillas, making us somewhat experts in the field of de-fuzzing. Yes the playground taunts of "Gorilla", "Yeti", "Missing Link" et al are all flooding back to me now... Hmmm, not pleasant. So you see effective hair removal becomes a crucial part of many people's daily routine. Yes I used to dream of being hair-free and having less painful ways of having my body fluff removed whilst going through waxing, shaving, epilating, tweezing ingrown hairs and threading. Then one day whilst deep in thought on this troublesome topic, and flicking through the numerous Sky Digital shopping channels, I saw an infomercial on "Nads No-Heat Hair Removal Gel" which stopped me channel hopping dead in my tracks. Was this the answer to my prayers, would greekspiceuk's bad hair days finally and miraculously only relate to the follicles on her head? Glued to the TV set I watched as hairy men and women were non-flinchingly having their hair from all over their bod removed, reusing the same cotton strips without having to reapply the product, this really did look like a miracle product. I became somewhat obsessed with it and watched the infomercials about 10 more times before finally deciding to buy it, what the heck, it claimed to last for about 6 months to a year depending on the frequency of us
e and cost about the price of one of my normal waxing sessions so I had nothing to lose, did it work? I will reveal all... **Claims** To remove hair without taking off the top surface of the skin Heat Free Painless Easy and non-sticky Long lasting product Hair regrowth takes longer time and it is thinner Over time your hair follicles give up and you are completely hair free **What You Get** I ordered using the telephone order line given in the infomercial: 08707280684. You pay by credit or debit card, I can't remember which cards are accepted, I think it was Visa, Delta and Switch, I paid by Visa. Their website also says it is available from some Fenwicks, Sainsbury's and Safeways branches. If you order the TV pack, which I have ordered twice now, for £33.90 (which includes postage and packaging) you get the following:- 1 x 12oz tub of Aussie Nads No-Heat Hair Removal Gel 1 x spatula applicator 1 x Orange stick 1 x 3.4oz Kiwi-Chamomile prep-soap 1 x 2.5oz Kiwi-Chamomile Smoothing Lotion 5 x Cotton Strips 1 x Instruction booklet 1 x Instruction video They tell you it takes up to 6 weeks for delivery, which didn?t impress me much, but then I was very impressed both times I ordered when it arrived within 2 weeks. The amount was not taken from my bank account until they shipped the product. **The Product** It comes in a round, white, plastic tub with a green label and the name of the product is in gold. It is made from all natural products, and the infomercial claimed this is what makes it suitable for all, and women with "sensitive skin" claimed it was perfect and they didn't have any bad reactions to it. But from seeing the other ops here, everyone who has written an op so far has had a bad reaction to it. I didn't have a bad reaction to it (my skin isn't really sensitive), neither did my cousin, but my siste
r did. I think with all new products, and as the instructions that came with Nads states, you should test a small area first to see if you have any bad reactions to it. Diabetics cannot use this product. The ingredients are:- Fructose Glucose Sucrose Water Molasses Honey Vinegar Lemon Juice FD&C Blue No.1 FD&C Yellow No.5 As you can see it is all natural stuff with food colouring. In the infomercial the product looked like green runny honey, and claimed you could even eat it; the mums testifying on how great it was said they had no worries about their rugrats getting their paws on it as it was totally safe and even tasted good. With this in mind I decided before I even broke the seal on the inside of the tub that I would taste it before using it. On breaking the seal I was not met with a green runny honey, but more a green thick honey that looked very sugary. As for the no heating, the instructions said that the shipping process might change the consistency so heating in a microwave on high power for no longer than15 second might be required. On prodding it with the spatula, I found it to be almost rock hard, and had to heat it for about 30 seconds to get the consistency looser, but it was by no means runny. But the consistency was now, at least somewhat spreadable. I did think that perhaps it is just our climate, after all this is straight from Australia, perhaps the heat there keeps the product runny, but after seeing a couple of ops here, people living in warmer climates have also have the same problems. When my tub ran out, the second lot of Nads I ordered had a much better consistency and was much thinner and didn't require any heating at all. **How to use** If, like yours truly, you are curious about the taste of it, do what I did and have a taste. It smells gorgeous, and you almost think twice about putting this candy smelling gloop on your bod to rip your fuz
zies out. It smells like toffee apples and those red-rock dummy sweets you get at fairgrounds and it tastes like it too. If it wasn't green I may have even decided to spread it on my toast when we ran out of Greek honey in a mad sugar craving fit? sadly for this op I am not that insane and after the initial tasting I decided to get down to business and use it as it was meant to be used. The instruction booklet and the video are very useful and comprehensive, making it look like child's play and giving tips and hints on removal on different parts of the body. And step by step here is what you have to do: 1. Apply the product thinly in the direction of the hair growth 2. Apply a cotton strip and rub it firmly 3 times 3. Hold the skin taught with one hand, and with the other quickly pull back the strip on the opposite direction of the hair growth 4. Apply the same cotton strip to another area that you want to remove hair from, there is no need to apply more of the product, you re-use the same strip until it stops removing hair 5. When that strip stops removing hair, fold it over and follow the instructions above using the "clean" side of the same strip It sounds simple enough and looked it too, but was it? First of all it was quite difficult to spread the product thinly with the first batch I got as it was so thick and sugary in consistency. Also it does not work if you are too cold or too warm? if you are too cold it will not remove the hair and if you are too warm it the product will stick on your skin and you'll be pulling a clean cotton strip off. Also if you have not washed your skin with the oil-free prep-soap it may not grip the hairs if you have moisturised. But I found that most of the time I used it I didn't have any problems with my body heat. If you are cold wait a bit, you can see the product melting on your skin with your body heat, as advised on the video. If you rub the cotton
strips too much then you can make the product too warm and it doesn't stick to the hairs. Once you have washed with the prep-soap and de-fuzzed you rinse the area with cool or luke-warm water and apply the smoothing lotion. It is also advised that for sensitive areas suck as the bikini-line you should apply the product to the cotton strip rather than the skin. Once a strip is used, simply wash it out in warm water and hang it to dry for the next use, the product dissolves in water so there are no worries if it drips anywhere. **Where Can You Use It** Everywhere! The video, infomercials and instructions show hair being removed from backs, legs, arms, eyebrows, upper lips, chins, chests... you name it, you can Nad it... that sounds a bit pervy!!! I have tired to Nad my legs, arms, underarms, bikini-line, eyebrows and upper lip - I promise I am not the missing link, honest!! **Greek Joke Interlude** Q. Why do Greek men grow moustaches and beards? A. To take after their mothers **boom-boom** **My Experience and Does It Work?** Overall I have been very happy with Nads. It does not take off the top surface of the skin like waxing does and I have found it to be painless... mind you I do have an extremely high pain threshold barrier. It is easy-ish, and I will explain this more in a bit, but it is sticky and you will have to rinse your hands every time you change strip. The product may require heating on opening but despite the thick consistency you get opposed to the thin runny gloop you see on the video and infomercials it still does work. It does last a long time, mine lasted 5 months and that was with constant as-and-when I needed it use. Regrowth is much thinner and actually the hair follicles to give up, I get patchy regrowth and some areas are now totally hair free **yippee** After using Nads I am usually stubble free for 2 - 3 weeks, as opposed to waxing or shaving where you
get stubble in days. But the downer is you have to wait for it to grow quite a length before you can attempt to Nad again, which is not very nice. Epilating or shaving between Nad-ing may be required where you need to flash your bod and the hairs aren't long enough to Nad. Does it work everywhere, here's greekspiceuk's guide to where it works:- Legs: Fronts fine, removed all hair first few times, but now regrowth is patchy and so thin and short that am having probs with removal. Shows that the product has worked very well, and has done what it set out to do, but now it's hard to use as the hairs are too short and too fine. Backs of legs very difficult to do, I am not the most flexible of people and trying to do the backs of my legs is almost impossible and backbreaking. Arms: Very easy to use, removes all hairs, still working. Regrowth is thin and patchy, working well and very happy with results on arms. Bikini-Line: Have a perfect puss in 5 mins, and NO PAIN!!! Eyebrows: Didn't work for me, and had a near-fatal incident which could have removed half an eyebrow. Not good or easy to use, back to plucking and threading. Upper-lip: Not good experience at all, every time I've tried it, it removes hair in patches and never removes the lot, making the remaining hair stand out even more with emergency threading and plucking in order. My verdict, pass on using here. Under-arms: This can be painful and doesn't always work, which means you are rinsing it off, waiting for your skin to dry and repeating it only for it not to work again, leaving you quite sore. I refused to give up and in the end developed the knack of doing it, but it is not easy and it takes a long time. The smoothing lotion helps cool the area down after. Regrowth is much thinner but very itchy. You can use delicate deodorants (I use Mum) straight away, but the best thing is to use the lotion and talc for that d
ay and you can go back to your usual deodorant the next day. **Pros** *It does work and regrowth is thinner and there is even no regrowth in some areas *Regrowth does not appear for a long time *Mostly painless *Skin is soft and smooth after use *It lasts a long time so is cost effective *No ingrown hairs *It's all natural products *It dissolves in water *Fairly easy to use **Cons** *Hairs have to be quite long before using the product (but this can be a great natural contraceptive, hehehe) *It is sticky *May require heating *Doesn't work on all areas and some areas can be painful *You can have a bad reaction to it *5 strips are not enough, it is so annoying when you are halfway to a sleek and slinky bod and then you have to wait for the strips to dry to carry on *When hairs become too thin and short the products works less effectively *It is time consuming, not all areas are quick to do **Overall** I am very happy with Nads, it has done mostly what it said it would. It is a shame that after doing what it is meant to do, it makes using the product more difficult! I am not that surprised or disappointed that it is difficult or impossible to use on certain parts of the bod, after all it is no big deal if I carry on plucking my eyebrows and threading my upper-lip. I wish they would include more cotton strips though as it is so annoying when you are mid Nad-ing and you have run out of strips. I am also happy that it lasts a long time and I am stubble free for much longer than with any other hair removal methods. It is reassuring to know that it is natural stuff I am putting on my bod and that it can't harm me, even if I decide to have a nibble on the stuff! I have just checked out their website and they have done a separate men's kit, wh
ich I am guessing is the same stuff but packaged in a more manly and masculine way (it looks like it is all dark blue boxes and tubs). They have also launched a special face kit. It is good they do a kit for men as if you want to be Mr. Greekspiceuk and you have hairy back and chest you'll have to use this... I might even help you! For more information on the product, how to use it, stockists and other products, check out their website http://www.nads.co.uk So use it and cut down on your bad hair days, after all as that lame joke says: hair today and gone tomorrow **cheesy grins**
Where do I begin when I begin to describe my experiences with NADS? Promoted as a wonder product ? 100% natural and better than hot waxing, with relatively little pain (depending on skin sensitivity). The story about the creation of NADS can be described as 'romantic'; Australian nurse Sue Ismiel created a natural product from items procured from her kitchen cupboard. Her am was to solve her daughter's hair problems, the sales pitch being 'From my home to yours'. Intrigued by demonstrations of the product on QVC and the (sickening) Infomercial on other shopping channels it appeared to be a wonder product - one of those once in a lifetime finds that works a treat. So, like a good beauty 'lemming'? off on the hunt for products, I rushed off to purchase a box of NADS. I got it home and naturally examined the contents : a spatula, cotton strips, an orange stick and a tub of Aussie NADS. Excited, I bared my ankle for a patch test but that was when things did not go according to plan. You place the green 'substance' on your leg with the spatula, then place the cotton strip over this area and rip it off in oppostie direction of hair growth. It hurt - a lot! Naturally I put that down to having a low pain threshold but then a red rash appeared where I had used the wax. This rash was red, itchy and hot and unlike the few minutes it was supposed to last, it lasted between 24-48 hours. Being a sucker for punishment, spurred on by my hairiness and the fact my mum had no problems, I felt that I would try once more ? take a couple of painkillers and go for it. I followed all the instructions to the letter, but once again the rash appeared and the skin was so tender it hurt to the touch. Pain free or relatively painless or what other sales ploy is used on the infomercial is a lie. It was only after I had bought the product that I did a search on the internet and I was so pleased to discover I was not
the only person to have had this reaction. I finally returned to the box (to throw it away!) and read the list of benefits down the side: Safe to use (surely most, if not all high streey products are) 100% natural No heating - this is another area where I had a problem. What is supposed to be green liquid was completely solid when I used it, maybe it is a sign it should only be used in warmer climates?! Easy to use Ready to use - see no heating Washes away with water - well again, maybe it's down to location but it didn't wash away as easily as I would have expected. Melts with body heat As you can tell, I'm not a big fan of this product, but I am just highlighting my experiences with it. I have read other reviews where people have not had a problem with it, so maybe it's just down to skin type. All I am trying to say is that if you do go and buy this product, make sure you test it first - just don't think I''ll be fine'. Happy Hair removal!
I, like other reviewers, was impressed with the infomercial on the shopping channels - no muss, no fuss, no pain and no hair after continued use. It sounded to be too good to be true and, what a surprise, it was! What really sold it for me was the big hairy men that were tested on - the had their leg hair removed, the hair on their backs - even their ears! And not one of them flinched when our Sue ripped off that cotton strip. My leg hair wasn't long enough so I thought I would try my underarm hair. I made sure the skin was dry, I stretched my arm back as far as I could so the skin was taut and spread the gel in the direction of the hair growth as per the video (I was sad enough to get the whole package!). I pressed the strip "firmalee" three times, gritted my teeth and ripped the strip off. Oh my word - I had never felt so much intense pain! Worse, not a single hair was removed!! So I washed my underarm again, dried it off etc etc and applied the gel. This time, once the tears had stopped welling up in my eyes, a few hairs had come out but some skin must have come off too as there was a little blood - no pain, pah! I also found that it took a lot of time - I needed to wash my legs and then make sure they were completely dry which is a lot more hassle than just swiping a razor over your legs in the shower. It was more successful on my legs but I found that it was tedious waiting for my leg hair to grow long enough and as other reviewers had found, it didn't catch all the hairs so my legs weren't smooth and hair-free as promised by the advert - I was actually pretty stubbly. I would save your money and spend it on some good quality razors because as far as I'm concerned, shaving is far more hassle free than Nads.
when i heard of Nad's, i was hoping to have all my hair removal problems solved. boy was i WRONG! when i got the goo, it wasn't solid like some people have said it to be, but i'm guessing it's mainly because i live in a VERY hot section of southern USA. i followed the directions exactly, and not a single hair was removed from the section of leg i tried it on. this product was horrible. it hurt like god knows what, and it didn't remove any hair at all. it left my skin really red and sore. i figured that maybe my hair was too short for removal, and tested it on a few sideburn hairs that were about 1 inch long. some these hairs were removed, though painfully, and still many were left behind. this product works somewhat on hairs longer than 1 inch, but on leg, underarm, or bikini hairs, FORGET IT! this was a disappointment since this is this product was intended for. when i tried to use the product again, it was rock solid, despite the severe heat conditions where i live. and the hair removal was anything but permanent. overall, this product was a WASTE OF MONEY!
Firstly, ignore the name (it's obviously doesn't have the same meaning in Oz!!!). I saw the advert for this product while I was doing my usual flick through on my Sky remote and I stopped dead in my tracks. I heard things like "it doesn't hurt", "your hair will eventually never grow back", "you will be hair free for weeks". Amazing I thought so I preceded to watch the programme and was so impressed I placed my order. Now I expected big things from this product, firstly I liked it because it is 100% natural. It was made by an Aussie mum for her daughter who had bad hair problems on her arms. Apparantley, nothing worked well enough for her daughter so armed with pots of honey, some lemon juice and some water (amongst other things) she shuts herself in her kitchen and comes up with Nad's. Amazing!!! The ingredients are as follows: Honey, Fructose, Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Glucose, Water, Lemon Juice, Alchohol Denat, and (Food Dye). My package arrived and I set about reading the instructions eager to get going. I unpacked the box which contained a 175g pot of Nad's gel, 4 re-usable cloth strips, an orange stick for eyebrow waxing, a spatuala and the instruction booklet. The first thing I noticed about Nad's was the fact that it was hard - rock hard!! Now on the advert it is relatively runny and gooey and mine was nothing like this. Obviously as it is so cold in the UK compare to Oz the product doesn't have quite the same effect. It does say that if it is cold it will harden and then you have to put in the microwave for 20 seconds (so much for the NO HEAT slogan!). First problem - I do not have a microwave. So I improvise - there I am in my underwear holding a hairdryer over a pot of green goo trying to make it runny. Eventually after 5 minutes on full heat it starts to become the right consistency. I use the spatuala to spread
it on my leg, press the cloth 3 times and pull.....initially I was impressed it didn't hurt anything like waxing but when I looked closer I saw loads of hairs left on my legs. So I put the strip back down and pulled again - some hairs still there. I didn't get any irritation and my legs felt fine apart from the stray hairs left behind. Anyway, to cut a long story short and get to my opinion. Basically, the idea is good but I don't think it lived up to it's reputation. I have used it 3 times now on my legs and on my bikini line and it doesn't get all the hairs. Thinking maybe the hair was too short I left my hairs to grow for weeks on my legs (much to hubby's disgust) just so they would all be long enough and it still left hair behind. I have followed the instructions to the letter and I know I am doing it correctly. It also washes off incredibly easily with water. So to summarise: LIKES 1. It is 100% Natural 2. It is easy to use 3. It is less painful than waxing 4. It washes off with plain old water 5. Less irritation than waxing 6. You can re-use the strip over and over again on your leg to keep picking up hairs DISLIKES 1. If you live in cold old UK it will be hard as a rock in the tub. 2. You will have to heat it (see 1) 3. It doesn't get rid of all the hairs - and I'm not just talking short ones - long ones too. FINAL OPINION I am disappointed by this product, it made so many claims and hardly stuck to any of them. I so wanted to give this a rave review but I don't think I can. It does work but not to the extent they say it does. I can't comment on regular use stopping your hair growing at all but that is one reason why I bought it in the first place. Maybe the cold UK is just the wrong climate for it and it doesn't work because it is the wrong consistency but all in all I'm disappointed by Na
It is raining....there is nothing on the TV....boyfriend is at work....I AM BORED! Have you ever wondered who watches shopping channels and worse, who actually buys anything from them? I used to wonder that all the time until the night that I was so bored that I was flicking between the shopping channels to give me something to do. The Nads no-heat hair remover advert caught my attention (actually because the woman on the advert pronounced 'firmly' in such a strange way that I had to watch!!) and I sat engrossed for nearly and hour while they told me all this wonderful stuff about it. Nads was invented by Australian, Sue Ismiel for her daughter, who had problems using any other sort of hair remover. It is completely natural - all ingredients are natural and nothing has been tested on animals. Nads is safe to use, easy to use, it requires no heating, it washes away with water, it is ready to use and it melts with your own body heat. On the advert were a string of people who had tried Nads and loved it - it was quite sad actually as there were women in USA who were so excited that they got to meet Ms Ismiel, who personally gave them a demonstration of the wonders of Nads!! They all made sure that you knew how easy it was to use and that it didn?t hurt one little bit. You only had to use it about every six to eight weeks which I thought was great. Not only that, but if you use it for a long time then your hair eventually becomes so weak that it stops growing. Well, I thought to myself, this stuff looks great - jar of that and I'm laughing.... No more shaving for me, and since I am too poor to go to salons for waxing this would be ideal. Up the stairs I sprinted and stuck on the computer. Looked up their website and there it all was, just as they had described in the advert. I opted for the cheapest package which didn't include the kiwi soap and stuff :0( but at £20 for just the tub of Nads I couldn
9;t really afford much else. Armed with my credit card I go about the ordering process (there are not many actual shops which stock it - although those which do are listed on the site). 'Thank you Eleanor for your order, it will be shipped in 28 days.' 28 DAYS?!?!!? I can't wait that long!!! I could swim to Australia by then and get it myself. Well patience is a virtue so they say so I didn't swim to Australia I decided just to wait. A couple of weeks later the package arrived - I was so excited (yeah - I am sad!!). Up the stairs I sprinted with my box of delights, just couldn?t wait to make my legs smooth and beautiful. I never read the instructions as a general rule, but I broke my own rule and read the instructions (even although I had watched so many demonstrations on the TV!). I undid the lid and was faced with green gooey stuff that looks like syrup (except it is green). It was solid ? so much for not needing heating (but then it is cold here so you can forgive that little thing). They send you a little plastic spreader thing so here goes.....spread it on my leg.....stuck on the white cotton patch they send you.....Rub it twice 'firmly'.....fold it back and rip it quickly.....AARRRGGHHHH!!! That has to be the sorest thing I have ever done in my whole life - must have done it wrong because it doesn't hurt one little bit remember. Re-read the instructions, try again. Same thing. Not only was it bloody sore but it missed half of the hair, and when you go over the same bit again it is even sorer. I kept soldiering on anyway and did the whole of both legs - well the whole except the bits that it missed. I decided that since I was in so much pain I should quit there and try the others bits tomorrow. Overnight my legs came up in big blotches and had a load of spots, which stayed for days. Now, I am not sure if this is meant to happen but I wouldn't have thought so, and i
f it is a usual 'side-affect' on someone that has never waxed before then they should at least tell you. I will give them one piece of credit though - it does wash off really easily so if you drop some or get too much on your leg you can just wash it off and start again. Now that I have finished writing this I am sitting here contemplating whether or not I should give it another go - it was two months ago that I first tried it so maybe one last shot would be wise, I am 2 months older now which has to help.....And after all it did cost me twenty quid..... watch this space!!
A 100% natural breakthrough in the war against unwanted hair! Nad's grips hair without irritating or damaging delicate skin, to effectively remove hair from all areas of the body, even sensitive areas / Water soluble for easy cleanup, Nad's requires no heat