The Five Best at Home Waxing Products
There are so many at home waxing products to choose from that it can be a bit tedious trying to find the best ones out there!
Whether you are looking to touch up between appointments, do your own compete waxing with hot wax, or prefer cold wax strips, we have researched and found the 5 best products out there for you right now.
1. Clean and Easy Waxing Spa Basic Kit
This one is our personal favourite (reviewed fully here).
The Clean and Easy Waxing Spa Basic Kit is a complete hot waxing kit for use at home with a wax warmer, wax and refills, different sized rollers, epilating cloth strips, post-waxing lotion and skin conditioner, and an educational DVD.
Perfect for both waxing novices and those who are experienced, the kit comes with all you need to do all of your own waxing, face and body.
Application is super easy with the roll-on applicators (avoids getting sticky wax everywhere), and the wax is usually ready to go at the right temperature within 30 minutes.
Now retailing at about $90, about the same price that you would pay for a waxing session at a spa, this waxing kit is of great quality and price, and comes with enough wax to last for quite a large amount of sessions. A must-have for your own spa-like waxing treatment!
2. Veet Leg and Body Cold Wax Strips
These cold wax strips are super affordable for under $10 and come with 40 large wax strips and 6 finishing wipes.
The strips are easy to apply, big enough to use on larger areas of the body such as the legs, arms, back or chest, and remove even short hairs. This is because the wax on the strip acts more as a liquid when applied and coats even shorter hairs. No need to heat the strips, so they can be used immediately, and they also contain a “pull” tab which makes them easy to pull off.
Each strip can be reused several times, and you can cut them if you want to use them on “smaller” areas such as your arms, underarms or bikini line. They are however NOT for use on the face!
The wax contains almond oil and Vitamin E which helps to leave your skin hydrated after treatment. This is definitely one of the best and most affordable cold wax products on the market right now!
3. Gigi Brazilian Waxing Kit, 14 Ounce
Another great hot wax spa-like kit and also an online top seller right now. This kit comes with a wax warmer and lid, 14 oz of Brazilian hard wax, 30 applicators (small, medium, large), pre-waxing oil, post-waxing gel and an educational DVD.
Brazilian hard wax is known for its ability to be well suited for the removal of coarse hair without irritating the skin, which is why it is perfect for the bikini area. It is also the same type of wax used in a salon, so this kit is a steal if you consider how much you would pay for one session in a salon compared to how many waxes you can get out of this kit.
Retailing at around $50, you really feel like you are using the same equipment as a professional would. It doesn't come with wax strips, so if you prefer to use them then you will need to purchase them or make them separately, but you can actually remove the wax without the aid of a cloth strip.
It can be a little messier to apply than the Clean and Easy Waxing Spa Basic Kit, but it’s easy to get the hang of after a few tests. The trick is to follow the instructions correctly to get the right wax heat.
4. The Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Roll-On Wax
For under $15 this wax roller does exactly what it says it does, and very efficiently at that! You heat the roller for 10-20 seconds in the microwave, roll the wax over the area that you are treating, apply one of the cloth strips provided and pull the wax off.
It works on short hairs, which makes it great if you are in a bind and not ready to go to the salon for a full wax, or if you prefer to wax in the comfort of your own home.
The roller keeps everything very clean, and the wax is water soluble, so not only does any residue wash right off your skin, you can also wash the cloth strips and reuse them!
5. Veet Facial Hair Remover Cold Wax Strips
While there are many cold wax products for the face Veet wins in this category again. Not only are they super affordable ($5 for 20 strips), these strips get the most positive feedback on most drugstore forums.
Very easy to use and very effective too, these strips can be applied directly to the chin, upper lip or eyebrows without any heating, and can be reused a couple of times after the first pass.
They pick up on short hairs, coarse hair and fine peach fuzz, which is exactly what a facial wax strip needs to do. As for the leg and body strips listed above, Veet’s wax contains almond oil and Vitamin E to keep the skin hydrated and reduce irritation.