Can I just say up front that hair removal is one of my least favourite self maintenance tasks!
So you'd think that going into the winter season where my legs are more often than not completely covered with either stockings, tights, leggings or long pants I'd have a break from this repetitive task for a bit. Well, this would be logical but for the fact that I love the sensation of having smooth hair-free legs. It doesn't matter that almost no one else will see my legs, I will see them, I will feel them and I will know! So even in winter I continue to rid my legs of hair, predominantly by shaving.
So when the opportunity arose to review a range of Veet hair removal products I jumped at it in the hope of discovering a better and longer lasting method than shaving.
The Veet products I was provided with for review included:
- Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll On Kit
- Veet Natural Inspirations Face, Bikini & Underarm Wax Strips with Natural Shea Butter
- Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax with Natural Argan Oil
- Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream with Grape Seed Oil
This product is an electrical self heating wax system with a roll-on applicator designed for leg and arm hair removal. A different sized refill with a smaller roll-on head is also available for purchase and use with this product making it suitable for underarm and bikini areas. This product is advertised as being suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
As a beginner home waxer, prior to using this product, I watched the how-to video on Veet's website. It reassured me just how simple this product is to use. Even so however, being new to DIY waxing I trialled this product on my legs only.
Clicking the cartridge into the holder and plugging it in was simple. I heated up the wax in the holder for 20 minutes. As the wax did not glide onto my legs easily at this stage I then continued heating up the wax for another 20 minutes.
Applying the wax in the direction of my hair growth it now glided on smoothly after this extra heating time. I then placed the strip over the wax, smoothed it down several times to ensure it was adhering well to the wax, held my skin taut, then pulled the strip off against the direction of the hair growth.
The majority of my hairs were removed in this first go but I did need to repeat this process a couple of times to remove the remaining stubborn hairs along that section. To finish off with I used the provided finishing wipes to remove the wax still left on my leg. The overall results were excellent.
This process is definitely more time consuming than shaving my legs, especially when you take the 40 minutes heating time into consideration as well, but the benefit is definitely the longer time frame before needing to deal with hair removal again! Due to this fact, also because this process is relatively simple, mess-free and easy, I will be continuing to wax my legs whenever I'm not in a last minute rush!
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Veet Natural Inspirations Face, Bikini & Underarm Wax Strips with Natural Shea Butter ($11.49)
I found I had to use the wax strips on each area a couple of times to remove all the hairs and it was a bit tricky determining the direction of my underarm hairs but with more practice I'm sure my technique will improve. It was also a bit hard to position the wax with its surrounding material on my face where needed but once again I'm sure with more practice my technique will improve. Thanks to the added natural shea butter my skin was left not only smooth but also soft and moisturised. I loved the convenience of this method of hair removal.
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Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax with Natural Argan Oil ($15.49)
I found this product a little bit trickier and messier to use than the Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll-On kit and the Veet Wax Strips products above. With this Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax product you need to heat the full jar of wax either in the microwave or in boiling water. I chose to use the microwave as it was simpler, easier, quicker and safer. There is a risk of overheating this wax but luckily Veet have developed a safety system involving the blue rectangle you can see on the spatula in the photo above. You can check the temperature of the wax with it, if you can see the blue rectangle the wax is safe to use, if the word "NO" appears the wax is too hot and should be left to cool down a bit before use.
I did have good results with this product and I liked the inclusion of Argan Oil in the product. After waxing my skin felt soft and moisturised.
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Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream with Grape Seed Oil ($9.49).
I liked this product. It was easy to use. You simply apply the Veet Cream using the plastic spatula provided to spread the cream to fully coat the hairs, wait for 5 minutes and then use the spatula again to wipe off the cream and your hairs with it. You then rinse your skin thoroughly to ensure no cream is left on your skin. The instructions advised that this cream is suitable for legs, arms, underarms & bikini line only BUT not on your face or any other body part.
Once again my legs felt moisturised after using this product, this time due to the inclusion of Grape Seed Oil .
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Overall I was happy with all the above Veet hair removal products. For more info about these and other Veet hair removal products go to the Veet website. For people new to Veet products like myself the hair removal how to guides will be really useful.
Trialing these products has certainly opened my eyes to effective hair removal options other than shaving.
Do you continue with hair removal in winter?
Or do you have a break from this task?
What methods do you use?
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