Now that I have moved to Guam I need to start finding all new beauty resources. I’m up for the challenge! While searching for a new home I stayed in a hotel by the beach. I love relaxing on the beach in my swimwear. (Something I don’t normally do in the fall lol…anyway) The downside to that is trying to be hair free without shaving. I don’t shave because my skin is very sensitive to razors. My legs aren’t as sensitive so I don’t have issues there. During my hairy stint I discovered the Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Hard Wax Kit. After this discovery I had to share with you my thoughts and experience with it.
I’m a long time wax user and also learned how to wax professionally while attending esthetician school in addition to cosmetology.
What’s included in this kit? Well everything you basically need to be hair free!
- Hard wax 4.0 oz
- 3 Ouch-Relief numbing wipes
- 6 Spatulas
- 4 Azulene oil finishing wipes
Wax Ingredients: Glyceryl Rosinate, Paraffin, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Parfum/Fragrance, Mica, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl, Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Passiflora Edulis Flower Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Azulene Oil Finishing Wipe: Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Isopropyl Myristate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Bht, Guaiazulene, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
Ouch- Relief Numbing Wipe: Active Ingredient: 6% Benzocaine, Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Aqua/Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben
- No strips needed.
- Wax contains oatmeal oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and passion fruit extract (known to nourish, soothe, calm and reduce skin irritation).
- Works on sensitive areas.
- Great for brows, upper lip, bikini, legs, arms and more.
- Eliminates even the most stubborn unwanted hair.
- Pre-treatment helps reduce pain while waxing.
- Salon and dermatologist-tested.
- Professional-quality results that last up to eight weeks.
Instructions as listed on the box
- Clean and dry skin prior to waxing.
- Apply wax in a thin layer, in the same direction as hair growth.
- Leave wax thicker on the end for easier removal.
- Hold skin taut and remove wax close to skin surface, pulling back, not up.
- Remove wax in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Cost around $13.
It comes with everything that is needed. Performs as good as professional wax. Doesn’t take long to heat up in the microwave and it remains warm in the container for a good amount of time. I’ve tried lots of wax over the years and this one is high on my list of favorites.
Well, overall I did not have many cons with the product. It performs very well. Definitely was a surprise to me. I actually went out and bought three more boxes after I completed the first waxing because I liked it so much. It basically did exactly what it said it was going to do and as an added bonus it actually does work on coarse hair. With that being said it is called “Ouch-Relief” if you are new to waxing you will still feel it. There is an “Ouch” factor when you are removing the hairs. For vets like me it was a pleasant experience. It did not hurt for the most part.
I was not hair free for 8 weeks…I’d say….closer to 5. It does claim “up to 8 weeks” though. It all depends on how often you wax. My hair free timeframe is typically around 5 weeks.
Last thing that I will note that could be a con for some is that you do use a good amount of wax per section. I was able to do full bikini and underarms with just a little product to spare. Someone who is less experienced with waxing might not have enough wax depending on what section of the body is being waxed.
- Make sure to exfoliate the skin in between waxes. It helps to prevent ingrown hairs.
- Don’t overheat the wax, follow the recommended time.
- If you are a beginner, work in small sections.
- Lastly but most importantly when using a new product do a patch test to insure there that you are not allergic.
While I’m in Guam I plan on checking out laser hair removal. I’ll keep you posted on how things go with that. Until then I’ll be using this kit.
I also have some fun fall things I’m working on for the site. Stay tuned!
Thanks for hanging out!