Cold Wax Strips
A convenient and easy way to ensure effective long lasting hair removal leaving your skin hair free for up to 4 weeks.
With my recent trip to the beach (happened over the weekend btw), I did a bit of shopping in preparation for it. I got to thinking about hair removal and came across a few things that can help on that matter.
Actually, Sophie had a little something to do in introducing the idea into my head. That’s why when I saw this product on the shelf, I thought it wouldn’t do much harm if I experiment a bit. Besides, we all worry about the bikini line during beach season, right? The wax strips are also used on facial hair but, fortunately, I don’t have that sort of problem. So, my experiment only involved the former.
For best results, hair should be between 3-4 mm long.
Make sure your skin is clean, dry, not irritated and free of oils and creams.
For best results, warm the wax slightly by rubbing between your fingers for 30 seconds and slowly peel the strips apart. Allow longer if required.
Remove any excess wax with a cotton wool pad or tissue moistened with baby oil.
: Never use soap, water, or alcohol to wipe away any traces of wax.
First of all, waxing is not for the faint-hearted. It will hurt. It will sting. You’ve got to prepare yourself for pain if you’re going this route. The wax strips are called cold since the wax isn’t prepared the same way like most waxing techniques. It can be used at room temperature. Easy to use. Just peel the strips off, apply on your skin then peel it off — removing the hair on your skin. Er, ideally.
Sadly, I’m not at all impressed with the wax strips. Apart from the painful process, hair removal isn’t 100% effective. Even when it’s economical since you can re-use the strip until desired result, having to do the task over and over isn’t what I call efficient. Using it on a small area as the bikini line, I believe that spending 30 minutes on this one task is too impractical.
Also, remember when it said that you can easily remove excess wax with just apply baby oil with cotton swabs on your skin? Well, I did that but there’s a red mark that’ll be left on the skin which won’t go away until a day or two. The area will have prickly skin (seemingly like gooseflesh), too. And if you pulled the strip in the wrong direction, there’s a possibility that you’ll wound yourself.
But to balance things out, after a couple days, my skin feels unbelievably smooth. I’m still not sure how long this will last. You know, before the hair grows back. I’ll make sure to let you guys know.
Anyway, if you decide to use it, make sure you schedule it a few days before you “show off” your skin.
P.S. Do you think it wise to use it to shape my eyebrows?
Photo© 2008 Sasha Manuel