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I recently got the opportunity to go on a last minute rush job bargain spa weekend - and therefore needed a last minute rush job bargain bikini line solution!
My method of choice would be to go for a professional wax - but this is very expensive plus I would need to book and wait for an appointment. Next I would try home waxing or epilating, but both of these while inexpensive are time consuming and do require a little preparation (i.e. a tin of beer to ease the pain).
Some time ago I'd bought a tube of Nair Hair Removal Cream from the pound shop thinking that it may come in handy - and this was the perfect time to use it!
Nair Hair Remover cream comes in a long white tube - a bit like a tube of toothpaste, but if you mistake the two, don't worry as you'll only do it once! The tube says that it is for all hair types and provides "radiant, silky-smooth skin". The cream is white, the tube is recyclable and contains 110ml.
The instructions advise a small test on the skin 24 hours before using to ensure that an allergic reaction will not occur.
To use, spread a thick layer over the skin covering the hair to be removed. Do not rub in. After 5-6 minutes test a small area to see if the hair comes away. If not, leave for a little longer but no more than 10 minutes. Shower off with lukewarm water using a wet cloth if required and pat dry skin.
There is also a warning which I have summarised here: Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on eyes, nose, ear, breast nipples, perianal or vaginal/genital areas. Don't use on irritated, broken or inflamed skin or weak scars. If you feel burning remove immediately and rinse well with water.
So, how did I find it?
First of all the cream was minging! There must be some fragrance added to help, but it smells like a tub of Copydex glue from back in the day at school art class. Thankfully, it's only a cream that you have near your person temporarily so it doesn't really matter, but boy does it pong.
Next - the cream was a little bit runnier than I would have liked. The plan was to back my overnight bag while I was using it (I certainly couldn't sit down) but I had to stop every 30 secs or so to grab a tissue and prevent any drips from escaping. Other than that it was very easy to use.
Usually I need to be a bit generous with timing - i.e. hair dye and moustache bleach take a bit longer than recommended, but 6 minutes was more than sufficient for this stuff to work. It did seem like nothing had happened, but the hair just seemed to dissolve, even close to the skin. Being incredibly lazy and also in a hurry I didn't relish the thought of having to clean out the shower once the removal business was finished, so I got a big handful of dry tissues and wiped away the bulk of the cream and flushed it down the loo. I was very careful and gentle and I didn't find this hurt or harmed my skin. The remainder came away quickly and easily in the shower, with a minimum of residue to finally rinse away.
The results were excellent - really smooth skin and hair free. I thought that close to the skin might be a little prickly but it was fine.
Regrowth however was quick - that's not a fault of the product of course - but the hair didn't grow back all jaggy like it does when I shave (I really try to avoid shaving, it gives me a nasty rash and the regrowth is pointy, itchy and very unpleasant). I imagine that this was because the hair was dissolved rather than simply cut - and therefore the regrowth wasn't as blunt.
I'll give this product 4/5 and would recommend it as a good way to tackle bikini lines quickly and easily, plus at just £1 it was excellent value!
I'd still prefer waxing, but in a rush this is a quick, cheap fix - and definitely better than shaving.
Thanks for reading.
Nair is literally the best product I think I've stumbled across in recent years. For me, shaving is too time consuming and leaves me with horrible red, raised spots and itchy rashes. Waxing is too expensive and I have an appallingly low pain tolerance when it comes to things like that. Nair is easy and simple. You rub the cream onto wherever it is you want to remove hair, legs, under arms, etc, leave for a few minutes and rub off. The packet recommends you leave the cream for 3-5 minutes and urges you not to leave it on for longer. I, however, ignore these instructions and usually leave it on for more like 7 or 8 minutes and I've never self combusted, so don't worry. Some products come with a plastic scraper to use to remove the cream, but rinsing it off in the bath/shower works just as well. A work of advice! The product asks you not to use on your bikini line, which again I ignore. You can definitely use the product on your bikini line, it works much better than shaving if you ask me, but be sure you don't go crazy like I have done a few times or you will struggle to wee for a few days. Sometimes when I use Nair on my bikini line, I get raised bumps, similar to shaving rash, which is often annoying, but nothing moisturiser doesn't fix!
I my first and my only time trying nair hair removal was about 4 months ago. And I can assure you I will never ever be using their products again.
I was in my local superdrug and saw that they had an offer on for nair hair removal cream...you got 2 sachets for 99p so I decided to try it as I wouldnt be wasting alot of money if it went wrong.
When I got home I tried to use the sachets. They were fairly easy to open all you had to do was to snip the corner off then paste them all over your legs. The first thing that hit me was the horrible smell. It was truely awful...the best way to describe it is wet dog!
You dont really get alot of product in the sachet both sachets barely did both my legs. I needed a nother packet to finish the job off. So as you could imagine I wasnt able to apply the product very evenly firstly because of their not being enough product. Secondly I couldnt concentrate due to the sheer smell of the stuff and thirdly the formula wasnt very thick at all. It looked cheap and it was cheap.
I left the cream on for about 8 mins because of my coarse hair I cant really remeber how long you were meant to keep it on for but i think it said no longer than 5 minutes but me and me I didn't listen to that!
Then I hopped into the bath to see if I could remove some of this stuff and oh my gosh it took ages to take all the hair off. I had to wipe it with tissue and that didnt remove it...i washed my legs aswell but still they were covered in hair!
After taking nearly half an hour to remove the stuff the end result I got was rubbish. There was still hair on my legs and it was only smooth in patches. As you can see I was very dissapointed.
Overall my experience with Nair wasnt a good one. All I can say is you get what you pay for and for 99p you get a pretty rubbish result. I will deffinately not be using Nair products in the future.
Prior to trying this product I hadn't used hair removal creams for decades, having been put off by the unpleasant smell of the last cream I'd used. However, I was delighted to find Nair's Pretty Naturals Exfoliating Cream, and have now added it to my regular beauty routine.
As the product's name implies, it contains exfoliating beads, which I think is an inspired idea. The cream helps gently smooth the dry skin from my legs at the same time as it removes the hair. The scent is pleasant, as it contains Stimulating Orange Essential Oil, though it does still have a touch of the traditional depilatory cream smell. The product also contains Smoothing Papaya Extract.
The instructions on the back of the tube state that the cream is dermatologically tested, and is suitable for use on your legs, bikini area and underarms. I've used it on all these areas, and had no adverse reaction or sensitivity anywhere.
You should apply the cream 'in a thick, even layer, covering the hair to be removed. Do not rub in.' You are advised to test a small area after 5 minutes, and if that is not sufficient (it wasn't for me), you can leave the cream on for a few more minutes. 'Do not exceed 10 minutes in total'. I find that I need to leave the cream on for the maximum 10 minutes, which means a bit of standing around - I now know to take a magazine into the bathroom with me.
You are advised to 'Remove the cream with a wet wash cloth and rinse the area immediately with warm water *without soap*. Do not rub.' I found that the hair came away better if I used the little plastic spatula from my facial hair bleaching package, rather than relying on simply washing it off in the shower.
The product comes in an attractively coloured cream and orange tube, which stands on its lid so that the cream is always easy to access. The Pretty Naturals range also features a cream that has a raspberry fragrance and added moisturisers, and a Refreshing Gel - with smoothing Blue Algae and a 'special refreshing agent'. They are all available at Boots, at £5.10 for a 150ml tube. Other products from Nair include creams for sensitive skin, tough hair, as well as a glitter version.
Because it needed a bit of extra coaxing, as opposed to the method suggested in the instructions for use, I'm giving this four stars rather than five. My skin was left feeling soft and smooth, and it took some time for any hairs to grow back. When they did, they were a lot finer and softer than if I had shaved.
While still retaining a touch of the depilatory cream aroma, I believe this is a real improvement on the creams of previous years. And the exfoliating element is a real bonus for my very dry skin.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
It says on the packet you can use it most places except your face and your rude bits. I put some on my bikini line anyway because I live on the edge, me. The sachet only gives you enough to do up to the knee of both legs with a little bit left over for bikini line, so if you wanted full-leg hair removal, it's lucky they give you 2 sachets stuck together. It's pretty straight forward - just smear it on.
So there you are, standing legs akimbo in the bathroom wondering what the hell to do with your time. You can't bend your legs or you'll smear all the cream. You can only realy move in a crablike motion in case you get Nair in your rude bits, and cause some sort of emergency. You're supposed to leave it on for about 10 minutes. It says in big letters DO NOT EXCEED 15 MINUTES. Usually when it says that kind of thing on hair dye and stuff, I ignore it and leave bleach on my hair for about an hour in the hope that I won't have to do it another three times. But, this said it in CAPITAL LETTERS so I figured I should do as it says. I've never been good under pressure.
Once you get to about 5 minutes though it starts to tingle. By 10 minutes you're wondering whether you should be worrying about the itchiness and trying to weigh up the decision between nice, smooth, but possibly rashy legs or nice, un-itchy, but possibly still hairy legs. It's always the non-hairy legs.
= When you rinse it off, instead of being smooth, you get left with this weird slimy residue on your legs, which does make your legs nice and soft once they're dry, but when you're washing the stuff off it's a bit gross.
The hair just doesn't come off though. It says just to rinse it off and not to rub, but the only way you're going to get any results is to get a flannel or something textured like that and try to rub it off with little circle motions.
The grossest thing is that the hairs just shrivel up and you have to pull them out individually. You shouldn't use this on your bikini line, if only for the fact that pulling out little clumps of shrivelled pubes has got to be the most disturbing experience of your life.
With waxing, you're never going to get 100% of the hair, so at least you can shave or pluck the rest. With this, the slime on your legs, plus the shrivelled patheticness of the hairs mean that any razor glides right over the hair making no difference at all. You could try plucking at them, but there will be a lot, and they generally just fall off, leaving little brown dots on your legs instead of actual hairs.
After some bad experiences with Boots facial hair remover I rather nervously moved on to the Nair Upper Lip kit. It's widely available, currently about £5 for 20ml, and you get a tube of nice mild moisturiser with it too.
It comes in a little tube with a specially-shaped slanted nozzle so you can just about apply it direct to your skin, although it's a bit clumsy.
The cream is pale pink and has a smell that's not all that pleasant but quickly fades.
The instructions say to leave on the face for five to ten minutes maximum but I quickly abandoned that after being left with alarmingly painful, lumpy red burns on my upper lip even after five minutes and without rubbing it in, as instructed. These red weals took a couple of days to heal and I dread to think what they might have been like if I'd left it for the full ten minutes.
I've got a routine now of bleaching the hair first two days before to weaken it, then using the Nair cream but leaving it on for no more than three minutes, wiping away with wet cotton wool and rinsing really well.
I use their moisturiser straight away: it's thin and gentle, and quite soothing.
The results are good: all the unwanted hair disappears and my skin feels good as long as I'm REALLY careful how long I leave the cream on for.
I think when this tube's finished - and it seems to last for ages - I may try a different brand as the Nair is so harsh it scares me. I feel like the perfect hair remover must be out there and I'm getting closer to finding it!
I started using Nair individual sachets of Hair Removal cream about 10 years ago. You can buy one pack which has two individual sachets for around 90p. You can open and use part of one sachet then secure the top and go back to it for economy reasons (just fold the top down and put a peg or some large paperclis on it) so one pack of 2 x 30ml sachets can be quite good value in terms of hair removal cream. It depends how much you need to use.
The instructions read like an absolute Idiots' guide:
1. Read the instructions carefully before first use. [THEY ARE NOT LYING WHEN THEY SAY THIS!]
2. Ensure skin is clean and dry, then apply a thick, even layer of the cream. Do not rub in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.
3. After 5 to 6 minutes, test a small area. If the hair does not come away from the test area easily, leave for a few minutes longer. Do not exceed 15 minutes in total.
4. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water, using a wet cloth if required. Pat area dry with a soft towel. Do not rub or use soap.
CAUTION: FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS [YES THEY WRITE THIS FOR A REASON!]
The thing with hair removal cream is it essentially disintegrates the hair, so if you do forget about it or leave it for literally a minute too long, yes your body hair will just wash away or wipe off, but you will most likely get the most awful ingrowing hairs/ rash after the hair starts to grow back- which will only be a few days.
If you use this for bikini line hair removal, be very very careful. It is really hard to get the timings spot on. One time you won't leave it on for long enough and only half of your hairs will come off so you will still need to shave or epilate. If you leave it on for too long, you will get a rash and large nasty sore spots all around the hair removed region... which will look awful and be really painful.
So, although the smell of the cream itself is quite pleasant and you think- how hard can it be to smear on a cream then wash it off... in reality you may find you end up with a painful rash. The hairs will grow back in a matter of days so overall, its better to just shave. If you use this cream for leg hair removal, then it is just fiddly and messy. There are easier ways....
I was always looking for something what will easy remove unwanted hair and doesn't burn your skin or left cuts everywhere. I am kind of lazy when I have to shave my legs, I guess because it takes so long. I was about 16 when I first have seen or rather say notice hair remover cream in store. I never thought it would work and it didn't. That's why I wasn't very excited to try new product from Nair. But I thought maybe they improved it and this time it will really work for me, so I gave it a try.
I went to the closest grocery store and find all package for $2.50. What a good price I though. The cream was wraped in plastic case and it was kind of hard to open it and I cut myself. So be careful please ,because the plastic can be sometimes really sharp. Inside the package I find those two extends, one for putting on bottle and other one for taking the cream of the skin. I think those two things are very cool and I love it, because this cream can be greasy, but now there is no need to touch it. You just put the hair removal cream straight from the bottle on your skin and then remove with this thing looking like shaver, but has no razor inside.
Using Nair hair remover cream is really easy and it takes about four minutes. You just put the cream on your skin and wait. On the bottle it says to wait for three minutes, but of course it depends on the thickness of your hair. Try to remove hair from small area and if it doesn't work wait a little bit longer but no more than 10 minutes. This is important now because I once forgot and had it there for those 10 minutes and my skin was red and burn for few hours.
When you had removed all your unwanted hair, shower as usual
Of course there is possibility of allergic reaction, but that's with any product, that's why you should try it at first only in small area and see how it react with your skin.
Tell the truth I was really surprised with this product. I never thought something like this will work , special after my first experiences many years ago. But of course I guess they improve it and now it works for me. Another thing I like is the smell. I remember this stinky chemical smell when I first buy my hair remover cream, but the Nair is different. Now I have the one with Tropical fusion and it is really nice smell. You feel like you are in spa having some good treatment and not removing your hair with something unpleasant.
There is only one disadvantage of this product for me. It does remove hair, but sometimes when you try them remove after first day of shaving it can be really hard. So you have to wait or just shave them with razor.
I really like this product. the price is very good and I have no more all those cuts on my legs. If you are tired of shaving with razors, you should try Nair hair remover.
Who doesn't like nice smooth legs? Razors, wax, tweezers...women now days use many different kinds of products to make their legs as hairless as can be. Some are less irritating and messy than others are. I am sure you have seen the commercials for Nair. You know the one with the woman running on the beach with shiny, hairless, legs. "Who wears short shorts?" Not me after using Nair that is for sure! After a certain incident with the product "Nair" I feel like I should give a little warning to others.
I first used Nair when I was 12 or 13. I was a little cautious of those sharp razors and I had not gotten over that awful razor cut I got on my ankle after attempting to use one. Well, anyway, when I first used Nair I followed the directions correctly. It did not work AT ALL! I wiped the Nair off and there was that awful hair. I then went on to waxing. Hurt a bit but it worked!
Well, a couple weeks ago I purchased a bottle of Nair. Being eight months pregnant there is no way I can properly shave my legs. A patch of hair here, a patch of hair there...you get the point, it just is not going to happen when you cannot see your feet! Anyway, hoping that it would work this time I picked it up. It was not too expensive, I think two dollars and some change.
Later on that day I ventured into my bathroom and looked over the bottle. Same instructions and everything. Just like I had remembered from five years ago. I followed the simple instructions...skipping the test for allergic reaction. (big no-no!)
I shook the bottle well and poured some into my hand. You are to put it on thickly, but not to rub it in. After four minutes, you are to check a patch and see if worked. If it did not I was to leave it on longer. It says that for most women it will work in four min. It did not for me so I left it on longer. While I was waiting, my skin started to burn. I remembered it did that the first time too, I just thought it was "working".
Well, I checked again and the patch was hairless. I stepped into the tub and washed off my legs. I had hives all over them and they were all red. Then they started itching awful. I kept running water over them for they would stop burning and itching. It did not work. I got out of the tub and patted dry my legs and immediately put Neosporin on my legs. Instant relief. My legs looked awful. This probably would have been prevented if I had tested for allergic reaction first.
According to the Nair bottle, irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people, EVEN AFTER PRIOR USE WITHOUT ADVERSE EFFECT! Now isn't that crazy?
How you test for allergic reaction is by applying the lotion to a small part of the area where you are going to remove the hair. Follow the directions on the bottle and wait twenty-four hours. If the skin appears normal then you can go ahead and use it. This is the crappiest thing ever. This means even if you have been using if for years upon years you can still breakout. That calls for testing every time you use this product! I think that is very inconvenient. I say stick with your razors and wax. Nair smells! I bought the apple licious kind, and it still smelled terrible. The normal kind is the nastiest smell ever!
You must test 24 hours before using it...every time! If not, well, look above at my incident with skipping the test. Eek! Not good, not good at all.
To sum it all up... Nair may work for some, but please follow the directions closely. Do not skip the 24-hour test. If you just have to get your legs smooth and you do not have the time to test.... USE SOMETHING ELSE! You legs will thank you.
Just for those curious, the ingredients in this Nair Apple Licious is as follows:
Water, Mineral oil, calcium hydroxide, urea, potassium thiogycolate, cetearl alcohol, cetereth-20, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, D&C Yellow No. 8, Chromium hydroxide Green.
I hope my review of Nair helped you. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to leave them. Thanks for reading and rating!
I am a guy and having been buy Nair for 7-8 years now, I buy the original girls nair in the pink bottle, and it works well, i have had a few bad experiences, I dont like hair on my back and butt so I Nair that. But one time I left it on too long and got a chemical burn and had to go the E.R. Men, dont bother buying the Nair for men in the gray bottle, its not the same, also the roll-on bottle of nair sucks too. Other than that one time i still use it and never have any problems as long as i follow the instructions.
As someone who has always shaved my leg`s etc with a razor I'm always on the look out for something better, more long lasting with no pain.
Epilators - I have a mini one of these and it really hurts definitely couldn't take the pain of doing two whole legs.
Waxing - Well I'd rather get this done by a professional and to be honest I couldn't be botherd with that.
Hair Removal Creams - These always look like to much mess.
So anyway a few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and try a hair removal Cream, That was the easy decision now which one to get, I Decided I would try the Nair brand as my first try into the world of Hair Removers.
Nair has a variety of choices
Nair Moisturising Hair Cream
Nair Sensitive Hair Cream
Nair Sensitive Facial Brush On
Nair Sensitive Gel Cream
Nair Sensitive Glide on
Nair Pretty Soft Rasberry Cream
How do they work
The Creams contain ingredients that work by breaking the chemical bonds that hold the hair together. The bonds give hair strength and structure, so when you break these bonds, the hair can easily be washed orwiped away and removed.
When the hair grows back it should feel softer as it hasn't been cut to a sharp edge.
I chose the Nair Sensitive Hair Cream for all hair types, On the tube it says you can use it on legs, body and face.
Their Claim for this product
Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this Nair Sensitive cream gently but effectively removes hair from legs, bikini areas, underarms and face. With Camellia Oil and Ylang-Ylang, it helps moisturise and exfoliate your skin while it removes hair, leaving it soft and smooth to the touch. No irritation, just gorgeous smooth skin.
I thought I would just try a small area the first time I used it so I went with my bikini line.
I let my hair get a weeks worth of growth as I really wanted to see how well the cream actually worked.
With the tube I bought I got a spatula which is handy as I didn't need to touch the cream at all, I squeezed it straight on to my skin then just spreaded it evenly on top of the hair I wanted to remove, easy as that really.
It said to leave it for 5-6 mins then remove a small bit with the spatula, one side of the spatula is smooth to put on with and the other is shaped to scrape with, you do this in the direction you would normally shave. I think I probably left it on longer than this and just tried to remove it all.
I have to say I was fairly impressed, it removed all the hair s that I actually covered, and my skin felt really soft too and it easily washes off in the shower,
I still think on me it grows back as quick but I don't notice it as much because the hair definitely feels a lot softer to touch instead of rough like with shaving, there was no goose bump effect and no itching when the hair started growing back.
A few days later I thought I would try it on my leg's, I left it on for 10 mins then I scraped it of with the spatula then got into the shower, When I got out I found my leg's to be very red and stinging, I won't use it on my legs again because it reacts on me but I will continue to use on my bikini line and underarms as it is ok on these parts.
I've been turning into the bearded lady lately, and was sick of spending hours with my tweezers plucking each hair out individually, so I decided to try some hair removal creams.
I had a look around the shelves of Boots and a pot of Nair brush on hair remover seemed to be one of the best ones there. At around £4.50 for a small pot, it wasn't exactly cheap, but I managed to overcome my embarrasment and took it to the checkout.
Following the instructions, I covered my face with a thick layer of the cream and waited for the advised four minutes before rubbing a small area off. No hair was removed so I left it on for the maximum ten minutes. I then went into the shower and rinsed it off with loads of coolish water, using a sponge to get it all off. The cream itself is thick and white. The brush screws into the pot and was easy to use. The cream smelled strongly, but the smell disappeared quickly too.
My facial hair was gone, but it left my skin feeling pretty inflamed and red looking. If this is a sensitive formula, then I dread to think what a harsher cream would do to my skin. I used loads of witch hazel to bring down any redness, which was gone by the next morning. It took about two weeks before my hair needed removing again.
I persevered with it and used the rest of the pot on subsequent occasions. I got probably around six applications from the small pot so it works out being good value for money. I always used it at night so that my skin would look ok by the next day.
Because it caused my skin to get a bit inflamed each time, I've decided to try a new brand instead.
Nair Facial Brush-on
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.
My husband had been making comments about my 'moustache' so i bought the Nair Facial brush on. I read the instructions and normally I would ignore the part where it says 'test a small area then wait 24 hours'. I put the cream on a tiny area near my top lip and left it on for the minimum 3 minutes as it said on the box. I felt no discomfort whilst it was on my skin, but after washing off after the 3 minutes, my skin started to burn and weep. It is now 4 days later and I have a very unsightly scab on my face and I am hoping it doesn't scar.
I contacted Nair customer services to complain...guess what...no response.
I was getting fed up of shaving my bikini area all the times and being a little sore afterwards so I decided to try a hair remover cream. I decided to try a product called Nair. It is two 25ml sachets for the price of one and I thought at least IF it doesnt work then I havent spent much money! So I paid 75p for them. The saches are about six inches long and they do feel full. They are a white sachet with a blue pattern down the side. When I opened it, I found the cream was white in colour and it wasnt too thick and it wasnt runny. The product contains: Vitamin E Baby Oil Camomile Aloe Vera All of these will moisturise your skin although when I opened the packet, I think is has a slight smell of cucumber! It does say on the packet not to use on broken or inflamed skin. To use this, it is a good idea to spread a thick layer of the cream onto the area you want to get rid of hair. After 5 minutes, do a skin test to make sure everything is ok. You can leave it on for a maximum of 15 minutes. I think this is a very good product, It got rid of all my unwanted hair and I think it is well worth the price. I bought it in Morrisons and I have seen it in other supermarkets and in places like Savers and Superdrug. I would definately reccomend it to everyone.
** This is not for those of a delicate disposition or the under 16's ** You know those slow evening when there's not much on the telly. Nothing you want to read, no one you want to speak to etc. Normally I retreat to the bath. But last Thursday I couldn't even do that as it was occupied by housematey. So I poked around my room looking for inspiration. In my cupboard I found a host of lotions and potions which could keep me amused for a while. I weighed up the pros and cons of each and plumped for the tube of Nair Cool Gel hair remover. This has been sitting in my cosmetics stash for about a year. (Yes, I buy things and never use them. I like to have my own branch of Boots bursting out of the bottom of the cupboard for emergencies just such as this) Boredom, Nair and I plodded downstairs to the bath-free bathroom and arranged ourselves comfortably on the bidet (what a ridiculous piece of bathroom furniture. We use ours as a towel store mostly) Anyway. I did glance over the label first this time after my Rimmel debacle the other day. Blah blah suitable for legs, underarms, bikini line, NOT face (tach gets a reprieve for a while longer) Well having had my legs out alot in the sun recently I am relieved to see that they are hair free. Those shower fairies must have been at it with the razor again. Well I might as well do a bikini line trial ready for hols then eh. The tube tells me to apply the gel in a thick even layer, not rub it in, and wait five minutes before wiping a bit away. I do this. The gel is a blue colour with blue and yellow bobbley bits in it that contain jojoba and orange oils apparently that should burst on my skin and help moisturise. Right. It smells typically chemically, I was expecting something rather fresher but it has that revolting plastic-y immac aroma. Dum de dum. Realise a couple of minutes in that sitting around half nuddy with hair remover gel on me is not a gre
at way to relieve boredom after all. Five minutes by the clock i wipe a bit of gel away. Some hair comes off, some stays put. The tube says I can leave it up to 15 minutes in this case. Another 2 or so in and I have to wash it off. Not only am I about to explode with the tedium of it (how low is my boredom threshold?!) but it has started to tingle somewhat. I hop in the shower and rinse it all off as directed. By the time I get back upstairs to my bedroom I am in serious pain. My bikini line is patchy. The gel appears not to be thick enough to stay where you put it. It has worked it's way down into, ahem, more delicate places that don't want such things in contact with them. And burnt me. OK it's not nice to laugh. I can't remember the last time anything hurt so much. And I look over the label again. Ooh I was supposed to do a patch test. But surely this is the gels fault for being so, er, moveable? I start to worry that I will never be able to have sex again. Or children. I will never have children. Oh my god I can't walk properly!! I stagger downstairs and confide in housematey what horror has transpired in the pants region. She laughs, alot. This is kind of to be expected as the night before I had manged to burn my own back by knocking the cherry off my fag whilst scratching my ear (yes, with a fag in my hand). It appears I am not having a lucky week. She suggests germolene and I hobble to bed tearful and uncomfortable. I can tell you this now, wincing with the memory of it. I am glad to say my bits recovered reasonably quickly. And I am prepared to share this embarrasment as I feel it is my duty to warn you away from this evil evil stuff. Let's recap: It burns your bits, it smells vile, the jojoba bobbles don't pop because you can't rub them in, so it doesn't moisturise. And hair removal? I had stubble the next day. I call that serious insult to injury.
Nair Cool Gel Hair Remover: £4.85. Seriously not recommended.
Hair Types: All / Contents: 100ml