Hope you’re having a spooktacular time!
Speaking of having a happy haunting, I have something truly scary to review today. It’s hair-raising even – the Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips!
I’ve wanted to try this ever since the summer, but kept putting it off because I can be a big ole chicken. *Bawk bawk bawk*
Waxing just seems really intense to me. You’re pulling the hair out by the root, after all. There’s no dainty way to go about it. Put your gold-rimmed floral teacup down! Go in and yank those suckers out!
As you can probably extrapolate from the above, I had never waxed before. So, I wanted to document my first experience on here, naturally.
Don’t worry – there aren’t any nasty before-and-after hair-removal photos of my legs to cringe at.
(Please do a Google image search for ‘Sasquatch’ if you are interested in Before Photos. For After Photos, Google Adriana Lima or some other drop-dead-gorgeous model. ;))
Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Pictures
Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Ingredients
Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strip Wipes Ingredients
Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED
(Note: As a beginner, I couldn’t get it to remove all my leg hair in one session no matter how hard I tried. It may just be my lack of experience, but I feel like this product isn’t for me.)
- √ Easy grip
√ Long-lasting results
- Name: Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
- Amount: 40 large (green) strips, 2 small (pink) strips for your bikini area, 2 small (pink) strips for your face & 4 wipes
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall & several drugstores
Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review
This package certainly comes with a lot of wax strips for you to remove hair on large areas like your legs. This particular box had a bonus of 4 little pink strips to be used on your bikini area or your face.
The wax strips are contained between 2 sheets of what feel like wax paper. The bonus pink strips come in rectangles, but the green strips have a contoured shape that’s supposed to make it easier to hold onto.
How to Use
To use the Veet wax strips, you have to rub one strip between your hands. This will warm the wax inside. Then you peel the strips apart. Place the wax onto your leg (tab side pointing down) and repeatedly rub the strip downwards in the direction of your hair growth (i.e. knee to ankle).
Once you’ve mustered up some courage, hold your skin taut and then grab the tab and pull the strip back on itself against the direction of the hair growth. You have to do this in much the same way you’d remove a bandage – fast and in a swift motion.
How to Remove
After you finish using the strips, you’ll have little bits of stuck-on wax. To get this off, you’re supposed to use the provided wipes. They contain a lot of mineral oil to help remove the wax.
Tips from Veet
- Exfoliate 24 hours before waxing for improved results
- Make sure your hair is past the stubbly stage (Veet wax strips work best on hair between 2mm & 5mm long.)
- Ensure that your skin is dry, non-irritated & free of creams or oils
- Test a small section of your skin & check for any reaction after 24 hours (Some people are allergic.)
- Don’t scratch your skin after waxing because it can lead to irritation
I followed their directions exactly, and maybe it was my lack of experience, but the wax didn’t pull enough hair out in one go. I tried a few strips on each leg just to see if it would remove it all. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I was left with a lot of hair. Eventually, I gave up. Think I’ll stick to shaving.
It was really scary to pull the wax. You can’t peel it gingerly. You have to do it fast and smoothly. When the wax did grip onto the hair, boy was it painful! But, this is my first time, so maybe you get used to it when you’ve come to expect it. Despite the harshness, surprisingly my skin didn’t get irritated or red at all.
There were little bits of wax left on my legs. Using the wipes did help get rid of it, but I found them really unpleasant to use because they’re loaded with mineral oil. I had to take a shower after to get that icky film feeling off my skin.
Although the Veet wax strips didn’t pull out all my leg hair and leave me smooth, the hair it did pull out took longer to grow back than if I had shaved.
And I didn’t dare use any of the strips to wax my face and bikini area, which are really sensitive. I was way too chicken and had nightmares about me getting a ‘waxing burn’ in the shape of a moustache. I’d never live that down. *Bawk bawk bawk* Yes, I know…
Final Verdict: 4/10
I could only give this product a top score if it removed all my leg hair easily. Unfortunately, I ended up using my razor. It still gets a 4, though, because you get a ton of strips with it, and I feel like if you have more experience than I do with waxing, you could probably make this work. I’m grateful to have been able to try it, but it just wasn’t for me, unfortunately. This has killed any desire I had to wax.
How do you remove your unwanted hair? Do you think that the pain from waxing is worth the long-lasting results? Have you had your hair removed by a professional or do you do it yourself?