My niece suffers the same fate, probably from our side of the family and his Dad is mabalbon (hairy) too. She's been having to wax her legs at home with the help of my SIL. They buy those Veet waxing strips so it's just the same with having to go to the salon and getting a wax. One of my closest friends recommended that I try Veet's Hair Removal Cream after I was complaining that I forgot to shave my legs before a party. Yuck!
So I bought this: Veet Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin
It's not cheap ha. I don't recall the price now but I think it's close to just having a half-leg wax at Laybare. Anyway, I tried it immediately the day I bought it but it turns out that I was doing it wrong and that the hair is still pretty short. But they did advertise that it is "Proven to work on very short hair" so I tried it anyway.
I've been itching to go to Laybare for 3 weeks now, growing the hair on my legs that would pass as a stunt gorilla but I decided to give Veet another try. It was more of like an ultimatum. If it doesn't work, I'd throw it out.
Now as per the instructions on the box, you should try the cream on a small area first to see if you'd have any allergic reaction. Did it already before so I know I'm good to go. I applied generously this time. The first time I was applying thinner layers so maybe that's why it didn't work. And I waited longer, up to 7 minutes. Normally you'd wait only for 5 minutes. But for stubborn hair, you can wait more than 5 minutes but not more than 10. You apply the cream with this pink applicator/hair remover.
I strictly timed myself for fear that my legs would get burned. While waiting, the cream felt cool, then sort of stingy, then cool again. That freaked me out a bit. It did say in the box that if you feel stinging, you should remove the cream immediately. But I braved it out. Silly me. Anyway, after 7 minutes, I started scraping off the cream and off the hair goes. It's pretty cool aside from the fact that I'm scared to even know how on earth that is possible without putting any force in taking out the hair.
|Before and After|
Anyway, I can say that it works well but I won't be using it again unless I don't have a razor available or can't go to the waxing salon. I'm not comfortable with the chemical smell and the itch/sting I feel during and after applying the cream. But it may be for others though! It's really convenient for those looking for quick fixes for unwanted hair.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
How do you get rid of unwanted body hair? Shave? Wax? Pluck?
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