I like to try new beauty products whenever I’ve finished my current stock, and I’ve been trying to upgrade my products to be a little more earth or body friendly as I go. Well, one luxury that I’ve let go since I’ve had a baby is getting my eyebrows waxed. Even if DH takes my son for the afternoon or evening, it’s never easy to find a reliable salon where I can get my eyebrows waxed quickly, without waiting, and have them done right, and not pay an outrageous amount of money. Because, really, even after paying $15 my eyebrows are going to need waxing in a few weeks again anyway. So I’ve been doing them at home.
I’ve used a Sally Hansen at-home eyebrow waxing kit that came with a little tub of microwavable wax and a little plastic stirrer that has heat-sensitive ink that says “ready” when the wax isn’t too hot. I’ve had it for years but I have to say after even three at-home waxes the jar of wax got goopy and solid. It got to the point where I would have to microwave it for way longer than the recommended 90 seconds, then hit it with a hammer to break through the exterior and reach the melty inner sanctum. Even when that happened, I had a small window of opportunity to scrape out the soft wax, get it on my eyebrows, and peel off the wax while it was still pliable, all while trying not to get the little wax strings in my eye or on hairs I would need. (And there were several times I had bald spots in my eyebrows from goops going awry.)
Enter Nad’s. It has been a long time since the infomercials of yesteryear telling the story of a mom who made a natural hair removal wax for her daughter in her kitchen. In search of a new at-home eyebrow waxing product, the following box caught my eye (and so did its price tag):
For $7 at Walmart, I picked it up and gave it a shot. So far, two at-home waxes in, I’m very pleased with the results.
Pros: No heating, no stirring, no waiting. The applicator makes it easy to keep the wax contained. Instant on. Natural ingredients. It is very easy to remove the hair with the included cotton strips (which are completely washable and reusable). No heating means your skin is much less irritated, which also makes it easier to use more often for touch-ups. Excess wax washes off quickly and easily with warm water. No more pulling out hairs trying to get rid of excess wax!
Cons: Sometimes it’s awkward getting the right angle on the applicator to cover exactly the area you want. You may have to practice a little bit to be able to get the look you want the first time. The box recommends you clean the area to be waxed with the enclosed cleansing sheet but I get good results with my own facial wash (Neutrogena’s Naturals Facial Cleansing and Makeup Remover) and a clean towel. I tried the wax on my chin and it worked well for the finer hairs but not for thick, stubbly ones.
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars. It’s effective, efficient, natural, and pleasing to use. And at $7 a box, this is a bargain.
Walmart in-store was $7; Drugstore.com has it today for $5.59 (buy it now)