Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
If you home wax ( Hollywood/ Brazilian) what wax do you use?
I've been having salon waxes for Hollywood/ Brazilian for years but have decided to save some money by DIY I wondered if anyone home waxed and had any top tips for which wax? There is a hard wax that doesn't need strips, soft wax with strips, sugar wax - I had no idea there were so many choices! I'm going to buy a heater as well, for it.
This probably isn't what you were looking to hear but I'd say if it's a "full on" wax like a Hollywood or Brazilian I would stick to letting a trained beauty therapist do it for you. Waxing is a really dangerous thing to do if you haven't been properly trained. Plus because of the angle you won't be able to pull your skin properly in every area to get the tension right. You could give yourself terrible burns, ripped skin, infections, the list of problems is endless! If you were just doing a standard bikini maybe try a hair removal cream made specifically for that area? I wouldn't be using it for full hair removal though. Maybe try doing your own nails or something else to save money instead? I'm honestly panicking thinking of anyone attempting to wax themselves! I'm not a beauty therapist but work in the industry and know enough about waxing to say you shouldn't be attempting this yourself!
I do my own quite often, the full Hollywood. Waxers I've used have always said they wax themselves, it's really not that hard! I use Nads "Brazilian and Bikini" hot wax from Boots, it's about £10 and lasts two goes. I'd say just give yourself time and do it in small patches. You can always go back for a tidy up later. Good luck!
If I was doing it myself I'd go for a hard wax that doesn't need strips as I find you get a bit more time to take it off once you have put it on as it needs to cool and harden slightly to remove it easily. It's less reliant on the right angle to remove it unlike strip wax and you can do small areas at a time. Just my personal preference.
I used to wax at home and do a Brazilian, I bought a wax heater, wax and cotton strips from a salon supplies shop. Being able to keep the wax a constant perfect temperature made a big difference (previously I'd been using microwaveable wax).
Now I just epilate because I used to get in such a mess with the wax.