“ Brand: Nair / Spray / Type: Hair Spray / Subcategory: Hair Removal / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I wasnt even planning on writing a review today but I wanted to try and warn people off this product as quickly as possible! Now I usually stick to shaving or waxing my legs but sometimes I dont have a lot of time so I try and look for quick fixes to get rid of that horrible leg stubble. Ive tried a few of the Nair range and Ive had 50/50 results from them but I saw this in town yesterday and I thought Id pick up a bottle to use today before I went out.
So yesterday I did a small skin test on the back of my leg as I always do with new products and I had no reaction to this whatsoever so I proceeded to use it today. Now the back of the can told me I could use this on my legs, armpits and bikini line, but I dont trust anything that close to my bits and bobs so I decided just to use it on my legs. Now Im very happy I didnt use it anywhere else.
So I sprayed this on my legs this morning and waoted the proper 4 minutes for it to start working. I did notice it was stinging a little bit when I applied it but I just put that down to it working well. So then I came to wash it off. And I was horrified at the results. As soon as I started to wash this off I noticed that my skin underneath was BRIGHT red which started to worry me and whilst i was washing it off the water was actually stinging my legs. I put all those concerns aside though and moisturised and dressed as normal.
Just a few minutes later my legs started really hurting so I decided to take a close look. When I looked at my skin it actually looked like something out of a horror movie with blood pouring out of my legs. When I say that this hurt Im not even exaggerating and I got back into the shower to run cold water on my legs. Now I couldnt even get my legs underneath the water without it stinging really badly, have you any idea how hard it is to shower without getting your legs wet?! And the pain actually got so bad that at one point I had tears in my eyes.
That was a few hours ago and since then my legs have errupted in loads of little spots and gone an even brighter red so Ive had to get my mom to apply some burn lotion on them which I think is starting to help. I cannot stress how bad this product is because there was nothing wrong with my skin before I applied this and now it looks horrendous!
It didnt even remove any hair! As if the bleeding, redness and spots werent bad enough but now Ive still got leg stubble (god I sound so appealing right now right?!) and I cant do anything about it.
JUST STAY AWAY. Realyl Id rather have really hairy legs than use this ever again and I really dont recommend that other people try it either because you could have the same bad reaction I did!!
AVOID THIS LIKE THE PLAGUE!!
Im hoping my legs get better over night. Fingers Crossed!!
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Do I Have To Give This One Star?!
It was a friday afternoon, I had popped out quickly on my break from working realising I had no razor blades left and definately needed to defuzz the ol' pins before a night out on the town. I popped into a Superdrug and in a panic thought hey, I'll save some money and buy this product instead, oh how I regretted it!
So before I delight you with my tales of woe heres the low down... it costs around £5 from most good chemists and has really nice graphics that convince you it is safe and easy to use. At the bottom of the bottle on the front there is a bold band telling you it is dermatalogically tested and also a bubble assuring you your legs will be "soft for twice as long as shaving" , brilliant, I thought. In comparison to buying fancy shave gel and razor blades this seemed like a mega bargain.
A good point I should make about this product and probably something they need to change is the instructions printed on the FRONT of the bottle along with the logo and outlandish claims about how great the product is. I was obviously seduced and having used many different creams and lotions and potions before had no reason to think this one would be any different so I didn't think twice.
As i rushed in from work and tried to get myself ready I ran into the bathroom and sprayed it all over my legs....
JESUS H CHRIST...I have never in my life felt pain like it. I am a heavily tattooed person and the pain was so much worse than the most teeth gritting tattoos I have ever endured. It was absolutley burning my legs to the point of which I couldn't help but moan out loud "OWWWWWW" I washed it straight off within a minute. It was only then I looked at the back of the bottle to see that over half of it was covered in paragraph upon paragraph of warnings, so many warnings in fact that they had to put them in super small print.
I couldn't believe it, i am left thinking there are some ingredients in this product that some people can be highly allergic to. My legs were left red raw, itchy and painful to the touch. I never experience reactions to any beauty product and boy do I use a lot of them. I simply just wouldn't reccomend this product at all, it's not worth the risk and it's not worth a fiver of your hard earned cash.
Needless to say I wore tights that evening.
Wow, what can I say, I had almost given up hope on ever finding a hair removal cream, they all seemed to not be strong enough to get rid of all my unwanted hair, most of then didn't have any real effect at all. -or not one that warrants spending £4 to £10 on anyway. But this? This really works!
In the past I have tried every type of Veet removable cream, spray, and anything else, the whole range, -even the waxes, don't do anything like enough for me. I have also tried the Boots own range, again, not strong enough, which for a teenager of 13 when I first got my hands on Veet, (or Immac as it was back then) was pretty worrying, I thought I was going to turn into a Yeti (but a pale blonde haired one!)
I don't think I ask a lot from a hair removal cream, my hair is blonde/fair, my skin is pale, I am not a naturally very hairy person, its just nothing seems to work on me, shaving inst enough, after fanout 4 or 5 hours there is stubble, and eplilators give me razor rash (?!). I have tried the boots wax, the Veet wax strips and the Boots own brand wax that you warm in the microwave, all doing very little for me.
This was a last resort buy, I needed to de fuzz and was depressed by the idea of the epliator again, I saw this in Boots for £7.99 and decided to give it a go, if anything I thought, I can review it on here and make it worth something to someone.
This spray is a can of hair removal cream/foam which you spray on the area you want the hair removed, its aimed at the teenage market- though I only saw this when looking it up on the website to give them good feedback. Reading the feedback there, I am not the only late 25-50 person using this! Its got a sweet melon kiwi scent, the actual scent is 'soft kiwi and lychee', it does smell pleasant to use, but to me, it still smells man made, its not a natural product and really shouldn't try to be! Nice of them to try though!
It reads on the can that you need to spray it on and leave it for 3-5 minutes, check and if you need more of an effect, leave it for no longer then 10. So, I thought to myself, 10 minutes it is.
Before using it, I washed my skin, dried off my legs and sat down to apply the spray.
I hadn't imagined how messy it was going to be- its not too bad really, its just that as your spraying your legs from a distance, obviously there will be some of the stuff that lands on the area behind your legs, which it did. My advice, wear flip-flops with a grip. It can become very slippy if your bathroom floor is tiled. Or if your like me at the gym, get the staff to put up a 'wet floor sign'.
Spraying it on is fairly easy, its a nice can to hold- not to fat not to skinny, and push to spray is fairly straight forward. It would be excellent for getting practice for spray tanning yourself- its easy to see where you add too much! Not that it matters with this. This is especially good as unlike Veet, its incredibly easy to knock off your legs, if you have wet hair, towel wrap it, a small drop can immediately wash off the spray on your legs.
I left mine on without checking the 5 minutes rule, I waited 10 minutes, there is no real pain, just a heating up and too hot feeling, its not like applying deep heat to your legs, its more like a tingling feeling, like you have stayed out in the sun too long.
I also did my underarms, this really did sting too much, and though I tried hard and was almost able to forget about it, I don't think I will be using this on my underarms again. After the burning feeling on my underarms, I knew that the bikini area was a no-go!
Showering off was very easy, there is no spatula like with other brands, but it just washed off with water so a shower does the trick. Immediately the burning feeling went away.
After the shower I dried off, no redness, no pain, my legs? HAIRLESS!! my underarms were a little different, though hairless, they were pink on the outside rim of my armpit- where your arm pit joins your back. This went away after about 4 or 5 hours, though it was a hot day so this could have impacted that staying pink for the time it did. It wasn't really comfortable to touch but it didn't really sting or anything. It 'smarted' slightly.
I still cant believe how hairless my legs were- I have never ever had them like this- not with wax, not with anything other then as soon as I shave my legs for about the first hour, and here today, 48 hours later? Still hairless! My underarm hair is starting to show about 1mm or less, not noticeable, but this is because I constantly shave it so there will always be bits growing though at different rates, unless I stop altogether for 6 weeks and then do it (cant see that happening!) then there will always be this regrowth problem. My legs have very pale hair so they ahdnt been touched for a week.
Verdict on this? Defiantly worth it! Even if it is aimed at people half my age! But next time, I think I will try the sensitive model!!