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After being absolutely disappointed with the result of immac hair removal cream, I resorted to the more traditional method of waxing, even though at first I was petrified of the pain since I was only going to use it on the underarms that was a particularly sensitive area. When I first used it, it was slightly messy as the applicable poured out quite a lot in one go and it was difficult to check the heat of the wax. Therefore, I just ended up with a big patch of wax which was real painful when I unskillfully applied the pads and peeled it off. Sigh.....well it was a good start.
Anyhow, after a few more tries, I finally got round it and although I thought the applicator was still not good for the underarms, I understand that it's use are mainly for the legs. Result wise, it was fairly okay. I can't really say it's brilliant cos waxing doesn't remove hair until they reach a certain length, so you still see some really short ones around, although from far, they are unnoticeable. I have seen other users saying it's really lasting, I guess for the legs it's okay, but for the underarms regrowth is noticeable after about a week. Also, you need to put up with this regrowth for about 3 to 4 weeks before waxing again, because if it's not long enough, number one the waxing doesn't work properly and secondly it's really really painful waxing the really short hair. That's why I'm not particularly satisfied cos going through the pain, I only get about a week in a month to wear the sleeveless tops I went through all this effort for.
However, whatever I say, it's a much better result than the hair removal creams, it's quicker after you get the hand of it, and I believe it lasts longer. It probably will come out fairly cheaper than the creams, however, for people like me who only need to do the underarms the applicator is really not that economical nor useful. So now although I kept to waxing, I have gone for the other bigger tubs because you can heat a bit at a time without heating the whole bottle numerous times because just using them on underarms will take you forever to use up the whole bottom, and this reheating seemingly ruins the wax and won't be good for your skin. Also, the wooden spatula is easier to apply to the underarms that is only a small area, rather than use the applicator that really pours too much out.
A word of warning though, do be careful of the wax overheating and try to fill the sink with hot water to keep the wax warm cos it does cool down fairly quickly which makes it ineffective and also do use some antiseptic cream after the waxing to prevent infection. One big reason if you asked why I don't go for the waxing particularly designed for underarms is these more traditional ones are very easily washed away using water, while the other ones require oil or their particular removal ointment to wipe off the excess wax which I find quite inconvenient. Just take care to choose the right one for yourself.
Although this applicator product was my first choice, I now gone to use the one with honey and a free tube of moisture oil that comes with the pack that adds to the convenience and makes the skin a lot softer and less prone to irritations.
I cannot find anything to suit me! I have tried waxing, and like you, found its too much bother, and you have to be hairy befor yo can be smooth because of how much regrowth you need! But with shaving i have to do it too often, and it growth back too quickly! grr. Good op. Naomi :)
eca99ajm 25.06.2001 20:38
I can't hack waxing - I tried it recently (see op!) and it was a complete disaster! Thanks! Anna
Fiona28 24.06.2001 16:13
If you don't like to shave underarm hair. I find that sugaring is more successful in this area than wax.