Leg Waxing and the like

  1. Spring time is around the bend........

    Does anyone have any recommendations on at home leg hair removal products such as Nair or wax products that you can use at home?

    I would like to give it a try but don't want to waste my time or money on something that won't work.

    Let me know if you have ever tried anything and what you thought of the results. I would love to use something like a wax that will last a while but don't know if cream like Nair will last as long.

  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   manna
    I'll be watching this thread - like to read the replies myself.

    All I can say is - Nair, YUCK!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Nair YUCK is oh so true!! I tried it as a teenager. So much easier and much much quicker to just shave!!

    Never waxed, never will. It ain't that hard to shave and doesn't cost much more than what a disposable razor costs.

    Old Fogey and proud of it. :chuckle

  5. by   traumaRUs
    The new Nair - isn't too bad ladies - it only takes about 4 minutes and voila - no hair for about a week! I plan to use it prior to going to St. Thomas. I'm interested in other products too though....
  6. by   theblondeone
    Okay, here's the short list...LOL...Nair, stinks to heaven, says not to leave it on longer than 10 minutes, but after ten minutes, I just looked like a dog with mange (plenty of hair left). Epil-Stop and Spray, same thing but it doesn't smell quite as bad. Sally Hansen at home cold wax strips, stuck to everything but the hair. Nads...worked well while I could stand it. My husband came upstairs pretty sure someone was attacking me because I was screaming and cursing like a mad woman. I've since given up on the at home products and pay $20 a leg to have professional waxing from the knees down and $15 for a bikini wax. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but it last 6 to 8 weeks and after 5 or 6 times the hair comes in so much lighter and finer that it doesn't matter if I have can't get an appointment for a week. When I was shaving, I had to shave everyday or I was in stubble-hell and I was spending at least $15 a month on good razor refills.
  7. by   athomas91
    wax, wax, wax..... it hurts..but the hair slowly stops coming back - or comes back soft and blonde...and you can do it yourself....i have my underarms done due to the fact that it is a hard area to do - 20$ every 4 wks for a few months...no big deal really...(and no shaving) but i do my own legs and nether regions - and it only hurts for a few seconds.

    if you have the money - they have a new laser procedure out that permanently rids you of hair (only works on dark hairs, not little blonde fuzzies) - i haven't looked into the cost yet- but anything is worth not having to shave...
  8. by   colleen10
    The problem I have with shaving is that I never have a nice close shave and there is always some amt. of stubble left and since my leg hair is dark even after I shave you can still see the hair in the pore. Not a problem in winter but not attractive in summer. Plus, I have to shave every single day.

    I tried Nad's a few years ago and it was horrible. Didn't stick to the hair enough to rip it out but stuck enough to make it really painful to get off.

    I wanted to try leg waxing at my local salon but it's $60.00 for just both lower legs and I read that you have to let your hair grow to at least 1/4 inch long. That will take me a whole month which isn't a problem now but later on in summer I don't want to have to wear pants in 90 degree weather for a month so I can have my legs waxed.

    What do you guys think?
  9. by   colleen10

    Be careful when you look into the laser procedures. I saw a news report once with a young girl who had the procedure done. After it was all over she noticed round red marks on her legs (the shape of the laser tool). It turned out the laser gave her second and third degree burns all over her legs. I felt so bad for her, even years later she still had really bad scars.

    I think they said that the cosmotologist operating the laser equipment should be specially licensed/credentialed so I would check into that before just signing yourself up.
  10. by   OCCHCanada
    I'm a waxing chicken - I don't think my family physician will go for the prescription for my pre-wax sedation.
    shaving for me - love the new razor that have the shaving lotion wrapped around the blade - last a month and no fighting with soap/shaving cream - just wet the razor and go for it.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    That Veet wax was terrible. I followed directions to the letter, and still wound up having to scrub off half of the wax that stuck to my skin.

    I used Nair for my knees and ankles. I cut them to death shaving.
  12. by   sharann
    I can't wax, tried many times at home and by a pro, but I break out something awful from the waxes (ONCE I did the bikini wax, never again it till hurts). I try the Nair type but I get chemical burns. The best, best razor I found is one that comes with a piece of soap above and below the blade(the name escapes me now), and the soap glides ove the part to be shaved before the razor hits the wet skin. It is lovely and I don't need those shaving gels to soap up beforhand. Also, its so much easier to shave in the shower. Its a nice thick handle. A bit pricey but well worth it for me pesonally.
    If anyone has ideas, go for it.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Schick Intuition. Thought about trying that myself, but i have a ton of blades to use up.

    And that Venus razor isn't nearly the close shave that the men's Mach 3 is. Used to tick my ex off when i used his razor! lol
  14. by   Ahhphoey
    Although Nair smells horrible, it leaves my legs very soft and hairless. Shavings okay, but takes too long for me. I think I'll be trying getting wax jobs at the salon this summer. I already get my eyebrows waxed and it lasts a long time. I'm just not sure I can stand the pain!!!