“ Brand: Nair / Spray / Type: Cream / Texture: Gel / Hair Removal / Suitable for: legs or body / Dermatologically tested: yes „
Shaving can sometimes be painful for me as i get ingrown hairs and shaving rash.
So when i see nair cream on sale for a pound i thought id give it a go, to be honest because of the cheap price tag and the fact id never heard of nair before i didn't have high hopes for it.
When i first spread it on my legs the first thing i noticed was the awful smell like sort of an eggy smell, but in nairs defense all the hair removal creams iv used have had this smell and as soon as you wash the cream off the smell gos.
In the instructions it said to leave it on for 3 minutes, i tested an area on my leg and the hair was still their so i left it on for a further 3 minutes and when i washed the cream of my legs were surprisingly very smooth and hair free, it had the same effect as waxing but was painless.
Try not to leave it on longer then 6 minutes as it can irritate the skin and start to burn it but then again i do have very sensitive skin.
I find the cream works really well on long hair but not so much on stubble so you either have to let the hair grow back a bit before putting the cream on again or shave the stubble off.
Having used countless hair removal creams on my legs and having never found a really good one I returned to the world of waxing but when in a hurry it is not always possible to find the time for waxing so I tend to still use a cream from time to time.
Having run out of my usual one I recently bought the Nair sensitive gel cream and I might have just found a very good alternative to waxing.
The Nair creams of old never used to impress me in the slightest, they always had to be left on for longer than they said and when you did leave them on longer they began to irritate the skin. The new gel cream however removes the hair in the time it says and leaves my skin feeling very, very smooth indeed and with no irritation which is the main thing.
The gel cream comes in a tin which looks more like a deodorant then a hair removal product, the gel pumps out kind of like a shaving gel and it smells fairly pleasant unlike a lot of hair removers which tend to leave your skin with a horrible aroma for a few hours after using.
To apply the cream just pump a little into the palm of your hand and wipe gently over your legs or whichever area you are removing hair from (do not rub in), wash your hands after applying then leave for three minutes (yes only three) or up to ten depending on the thickness of the hair (never leave longer than ten minutes). Test a small area and if the hair is coming off then just shower the cream off and you have silky smooth skin.
Apart from my head I like to keep my whole body hair free (too much information I know) and to do so I now use Nair gel cream and I am finding it a really easy and really inexpensive way of removing hair. A 155ml pressurised pump dispenser costs as little as £3.99 if you shop around and lasts enough for about three treatments of your legs even if you do use it on other parts of your body. I buy it at that price from Semi chem. But it costs £5.89 from boots the chemist so be careful where you purchase.
As soom of you will have read a review I did on the Veet In Shower Hair Removal product, you will know that my last comment stated I would stick with my trusty razor...however, me and new products seem to just attract each other so well!
I saw this advertised on TV the other day and thought i'd give it a go...apparently it dissolves the hairs from the root, rather than just scraping them off, or ripping them out.
Below is my review of this product :)
Nothing too spectacular. It's just a can on the shelf infact! I expected it to be in some kind of a box with a leaflet telling you how to use it, and give you the warnings etc, but nope, you just pick up the canister off the shelf and buy it...just make sure you remove the cap and check the seal isn't broken on the dispenser. The instructions are on the back of the canister with afew little illustrations of how to apply and take off the product. It also has the warnings too, for example, if you've had any reactions to any hair removal creams in the past, do not use....mmmmm....well, I did. I had a horrible experience with the Veet product I mentioned before, but since this product was a different brand and a different way of removing, I thought i'd try it, and if my legs went red and spotty again, I would plaster myself in Savlon and wear trousers for work!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The canister itself does not actually tell you how the product works, which is abit of a let down I must say. I knew from the advert that it dissolves the hair, but surely Nair, as a company, should not just rely on their advertisements to tell people what the product actually does.
So, like I said...the gel cream itself dissolves your hair, lifting it out of the skin, rather than painful ripping!
It is dermatologically tested and it's suitable for use on arms, underarms, legs and bikini line.
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?
It smells quite pleasant when you first squirt it out, but once it gets applied and you leave it for a couple of minutes, it starts to smell like most other hair removal creams...which kind of smells like it's burning your hairs and skin!
After the product has been applied and washed off, your skin is left smelling rather nice.
WHATS THE TEXTURE?
Well, what you would expect it to be. A gel cream. So it's quite thick, but creamy at the same time!
TIME FOR THE APPLICATION....WAS IT EASY?
Well, there is nothing hard about applying cream to your legs, but it does clearly state that you need to put on a thick layer and don't rub it in. You apply it to your dry legs, before you get into the shower. The instructions aren't very clear about this, but if keep reading what it's telling you to do, you can figure out that you do it before stepping into the shower. Once I did this, I just tended to wander around the house. You leave it on initially for 3 minutes...test an area to see if any hair is easily removed, and if it is, wipe it off, it if isn't, keep it on for afew more minutes, but do not exceed 10 minutes.
It instructs you to use a damp flannel when wiping off your gel cream. So I got my flannel, tested an area after 3 minutes and found the hair was being removed, but not easily...so I waited just 1-2 more minutes before I could easily remove the hair. The instructions also state that you should 'wipe' not 'rub' the cream off, so I tried my best not to constantly go over the same areas again, rubbing.
Just to clarify, my legs were, rather hairy before I applied this cream, so I don't know how effective it's going to be on short hair, and the product does not state anywhere that it can be used on short hair. I didn't shave my legs for about 5 days....yes thats pretty disgusting on a woman, but I've been making sure the spots on my legs had recovered after using that awful Veet product!
Anyway, so I wiped all of the product off my legs, to find that my legs were looking rather smooth and hair free....I was quite impressed! I continued to follow the instructions which was to wash the product off your legs thoroughly....so this is when I had my shower. Afterwards you are to 'pat dry' your legs and just leave them. I would assume you don't apply any perfumed lotions to your legs as this could cause irritation, but the instructions or warnings don't say this, so I could be wrong.
THE FINISHED RESULT
My legs were actually hair free and smooth! Upon closer inspection, I could still see, in afew places, that the hair hadn't been 'dissolved' out of my legs, but never the less, my legs look and feel so smooth! My boyfriend checked also, as when I had used the Veet product, he looked at me and said "Kezz, they're still stubbly"...but with this product, he said "wow, it's actually worked".
During the rest of the night, I was awaiting any nasty side effects, or any lumps, bumps and itches....but I had nothing. I woke up this morning and they still looked great, so I confidently went to work in my skirt.
SO HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR THIS?
I bought this from superdrug for about £2.50. I don't know how much usage i'm going to get out of it, but I certainly haven't used THAT much yet, after all, I only did 2 legs! I think this is rather cheap considering it's so good. I guess the reason it could be so cheap is that it doesn't come in a fancy box, nor do you get provided with a flannel, nor are the instructions clear to understand.
Saying this, apparently the RRP for this product is about £6.50. I must've got it as an introductory offer!!
I have to say that this is a really nice product. It did exactly what it said it would, with no side effects, and I am completely happy with the finished result.
However, I will still be using my razor. This hair removal cream method I used, is great, but, it's just alot of faffing about really. You've got wait 10 minutes before you even get to have your shower. Admittedly, it is worth the wait if you want smooth legs, but, shaving is still the easiest painless way to remove my leg hair. Until I find something else that is as quick and pain free, I will still continue to shave.
I hope you will try this product out for yourself.
Please bare in mind that no-where on the product says it is suitable for short hair, so don't just presume it doesn't work because you've got the smallest hairs on your legs and they are still there after using this product. Saying that, I will be testing this product to see if it does work on short hairs.
Suitable for legs or body / /