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Things are getting a little personal today, ladies. We’re going to be talking about personal grooming.
Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean it’s time to let ourselves go.
Over the past few months I have been a a HUGE fan of waxing a few certain areas instead of shaving…for example, underarms, bikini area, and that pesky little area around the belly button. YUP, I went there.
I mean hey, we are all women, and I think it’s important to take care of ourselves, and grooming is a simple and easy way to do that. Plus, you feel more confident when you have smooth, soft skin.
As you ladies know, I am a huge believer in using natural beauty products, so of course I like using a natural wax as well. Cue in Nad’s Natural Hair Remover Gel — it’s made with natural ingredients such as sugar, water, date extract, honey, vinegar, and lemon. The formula hasn’t changed since Nad’s creator first cooked it in 1992, right on her kitchen stove! Crazy, right?!
Besides being made from natural ingredients, it is a NO HEAT gel wax. Which means no microwaving, and no extra equipment. It just melts with your body temperature when it’s applies and easily washed off with only water.
The gentle formula is dermatologist tested and works for all body areas and skin types. It’s perfect to use on your face, legs, arms, bikini, and underarms. Which means smooth, soft skin that is also long lasting.
The best part it that waxing removes hair from the root — so you STAY smooth for up to 8 weeks! Which means you can worry about everything else in your life besides shaving. YES, please.
Sure, you can go and get a wax somewhere, but to be honest I feel like it is seriously overpriced…and I am a fit girl on a budget. So I much prefer this easy DIY solution for natural waxing.
Yes, it can seem a little intimidating doing it yourself, but I wanted to share some of my best tips for waxing at home.
Tips for Waxing at Home
Make Sure your Hair is Long Enough – You’ll need at least 1/4 inch of hair length, and not more than 3/4 inch when waxing. If it’s too short, you won’t be able to pull the hair out properly. And if it’s too long it will be much more painful!
Get your Wax Kit Ready – Luckily Nad’s Natural Hair Remover Gel kit has everything your need — the wax, fabric waxing strips, soothing cream for after, the wax applicator sticks, and cleansing wipes.
Exfoliate Before – Exfoliating before can help to soften body hair and opens up your hair follicles for a more comfortable experience. I love using my easy homemade coconut oil sugar scrub.
Clean the Area Well – After you’ve exfoliated, make sure you wash and dry the area well. If you have oils or lotion on the skin the wax won’t be able to stick properly. The cleansing wipes Nad’s provides are great for pre-treating the area.
Go the Right Way – When applying the wax go WITH the direction of hair growth, and place the wax down the same way. When removing the wax strip go AGAINST the hair growth.
Make it Fast – The faster you pull the better! Yes, it will be painful, but just grit your teeth and get it over with. If you pull the wax strip too slow, you won’t remove any hair.
Wash Up after Waxing – Nad’s is great because it washes of with only water. Trust me, you don’t want sticky residue hanging around. Wash up with warm wather and then apply some soothing after wax cream to calm down your skin.
Do you have any other tips for waxing at home??