Women's Health Interactive Forums

  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


No announcement yet.

Cold wax for underarms

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cold wax for underarms

    Hi guys,
    I just recently tried waxing my underarms at home (I used to shave), and I bought a box of those pre-made wax strips from the drugstore. I followed all the directions as indicated on the box, but can't seem to pull any hair off (just a few)! Am I doing anything wrong? Has anybody had this problem before?

  • Advice from a male....

    Throw the strips in the trash. Yes, I wax parts of my body and the "best"/"easiest" home wax I've found is called GiGi Strip Free and can be found at your local Sally beauty supply. Stop by your local dollar store and purchase some "craft" sticks a/k/a popsicle sticks for applying the wax. Follow the directions in the package.

    The goal is to have the wax to be warm and thick like really thick molasses. Not hot and runny like honey. Apply it to the hair of your underarm (you have to allow the hair to grow long enough so the wax has something to adhere to), wait about two or three minutes, peel up one end, and in one quick motion rip it off (like you would a band-aid) in the opposite direction that your hair grows.

    My teen age daughter uses it for her underarms, upper lip and chin. She is very pleased with the outcome.

    I put "best" and "easiest" in quotes as I really have no idea what is best or easiest and it's just my opinion. I do know it works well for us.


    • Okay, to add to what the other guy said, those strips suck, because they will also rip off mor skin than hair. Like I found out. ON MY LIP. Then I had to go to school with a scabby lip, so go with the reccommended wax, that should work out the best. Strips suck.



      Womens Health orange logoGet The Newsletter

      Receive our passionately crafted, medically reviewed articles and insights — the stuff nobody else talks about but you want to know — delivered right to your inbox.

      Latest Posts in Our Forums


      • Reply to LIES

        amy40 I'm curious how you can tell they're lying and know this with any degree of certainty?...

        Yesterday, 01:37 PM By atskitty2
      • Reply to LIES

        I don't tend to lie as such: but I will tactfully tell the truth/bend the truth, so as to not hurt the other person's feelings. Sometimes you HAVE to...

        Yesterday, 09:05 AM By Popcorn&Candy
      • Reply to LIES

        I'm an open book person & feel compelled to "confess" things to husband like if I think some man I saw is good-looking, lol


        08-02-2020, 10:23 AM By amy40
      • Reply to Have You Heard Of An Amicable Divorce? Let's Discuss.

        I agree 100%. I wished many times that my parents had just divorced and moved on. I think my mother would be miserable regardless, but I think Dad could...

        08-02-2020, 04:22 AM By atskitty2
      • Reply to Pre Mature Ejaculation problem

        Welcome to Women's Health Interactive Forums. Could you go into the details a bit more? Not just the physical aspects but also how you relate to each...

        07-30-2020, 03:44 PM By jns

      Latest Topics in Our Forums