Extra Strength Hair Removal Waxing Kit Men + Women, All Natural (10 oz)
Product Contents List
- 10oz Jar Extra Strength Spa
- 8 Non Woven Wax Strips
- 2 Cleansing Towelettes
- 2 Wooden Applicator Spatulas
Also in Product Range
This review concentrates on BodyHonee's Extra Strength waxing kit, specifically designed for thick, coarse hair.
However there is another product in the same range for those with fine to medium hair.
Also made from natural ingredients this kit includes 10 wax strips and 2 wooden spatulas and has the same 3.9 star rating as the extra strength kit.
This is a basic, no frills waxing kit which, at less than $20 provides good value for money.
In comparison to the average salon price for waxing of between $25 and $90 per session depending on area being treated, it is easy to see the massive savings to be made.
The wax is simply heated in it's container in the microwave for 1 minute on high temperature.
Alternatively it can be heated on the hob by putting a small amount of water in the base of a saucepan and adding the pot to warm on a low heat until the wax is soft and easy to spread, ensuring that no water gets into the pot.
Never apply the wax to skin hot! - it should be just warm enough to spread easily.
Ease of Use
As with all at home waxing kits, although relatively easy to use, some practice will be needed to perfect your technique. If you have never waxed before, you might find our in-depth article useful: The Ultimate Guide to Waxing
Prior to waxing ensure skin is perfectly clean and dry and apply a thin layer of powder. There are a number of proprietary pre-epilation powders on the market, but any sensitive, fragrance free talcum powder will do fine.
If you have never used wax before, the manufacturers recommend that hair be at least 1/2" in length. For future treatments, 1/4" should be sufficient.
Once the wax is at the correct consistency, the spatula can be used to gently stir thoroughly to create a smooth, even consistency and then apply a very thin layer of was to the treatment area, in the direction in which the hair is growing.
The waxing strip should be applied immediately over the wax in the same direction as hair growth and smoothed down firmly, also in the same direction using the palm of the hand.
The strip should be pulled off in the opposite direction in one quick, smooth movement, whilst holding the skin taught with the other hand.
Finally, the area should be wiped clean with the cleansing towelettes provided.
With 100% all natural ingredients, this product is safe and much more gentle on the skin than using the harsh chemicals found in most depilatory creams.
- Colophonium (gum resin)
- Glyceryl Rosinate (pine resin)
- Persea Gratissima (avocado) Oil
- Isopropyl Myristate (vegetable source)
- Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil
- Metricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Essential Oil
How Painful is it?
Inevitably, there is a certain amount of pain involved in waxing, as the hair is pulled out at the roots. However, with the hundreds of different waxing products on the market, it is clear that the gain is worth the pain for thousands in the USA alone.
There are ways to reduce the pain from waxing, and there are pain reducing products available.
If you would like more information for these, see our articles:
Product Dimensions: 3.8" x 3.8" x 3.5"
Shipping Weight: 12.8ozs
Customer Ratings: 3.9 stars from 112 reviews
Is it Worth Buying?
What people think (reviews)
This product has achieved a star rating on Amazon of 3.9 out of 5 from 112 reviews, which is pretty good going for a product such as this. These are a few of the headline comments:
"Salon results from a home waxing kit" - Stacey
"Miracle Wax!" - Amber
"Some of the best wax I've tried -- VERY strong!" - Stephanie
Some of the more negative comments mentioned the fact that there were not enough strips included in the kit and that the product is messy and difficult to remove from floor, furniture etc. if spilled.
All in all, based on our research we believe this product is worth buying, particularly if you have thick, coarse hair.
We would recommend that you also purchase additional strips, spatulas and post-wax oil.
Things we Liked
- Good value for money
- 100% natural ingredients
- For Men and Women
- Easy to warm in the microwave
- 10oz size - used sparingly lasts for several treatments
- Many good client reviews
Things we didn't Like
- Not enough extras in kit (strips, spatulas and towelettes
- Can be time consuming and messy (customer comments)
- Additional products for after-care need to be purchased separately