Waxing used to mean one of two things – an expensive trip to the salon, or a wild experiment that could feature one or more of the following: a microwave, hot wax, an electric cauldron, hope, tears, and human sacrifice.
Luckily these practices are something out of the past, thanks to devices such as the Easy Wax Electrical Roll-On Kit. An all in one device that heats the wax, and also works as the applicator to make for smooth, even coverage.
This method of hair removal is a form of epilation, which is removing hair at the root, rather than just the visible portion above the skin. It takes the hairs up to four weeks to make themselves known again (as opposed to the 2-3 days after shaving) and when they come back you should notice that they’re finer, keeping your skin softer and smoother for longer. The act of pulling the hair root out can also cause hair growth to weaken over time.
To use the Easy Wax Roll-On Kit, you just have to put the wax refill into the device, plug it into the mains (so no expensive batteries) and leave it for about twenty minutes, until the wax has melted. You then roll it onto the areas that you wish to remove the hair from; the wax cartridge has a roller head to ensure that the wax comes out in a smooth and even layer. If you are tackling underarm hair, or your bikini zone, you can use specific refills with specially designed heads, for further ease and comfort. You then take the provided fabric strip and push it down onto the wax, leave for a few seconds, before pulling it off in a fluid motion against the direction of hair growth. Use the provided perfect finish wipes to get rid of any excess wax, although if you’ve run out of these you can use baby oil and a cotton swab. If any individual hairs somehow managed to escape, then these can be plucked out carefully; make sure you don’t wax the same area twice.
For the best results, it helps to exfoliate the day before, wash the area with warm water and dry it carefully immediately before waxing. This removes some of the oils on your skin that can interfere with the wax, and also helps open up your pores so the hair comes out much easier. Waxing comes with a reduced risk of ingrown hairs, but there is still a possibility. So, it’s recommended that you avoid wearing tight clothes over the waxed areas, at least for a short while.