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  • MynxV
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    Nad's Natural Wax

    This Thing is horrible! I bought it at Target with the price tag of 19 bucks and now i feel like i just washed down that money down the toilet, this is why I'm always so skeptical about waxes if it's not the one's in the salon.

    Warning!! Do not buy Nad's Natural Wax because It's not only messy but it doesn't work AT ALL. Does anyone know the waxing product they use at salons. It would just be cheaper if i buy rather then spending 10 bucks every 2 weeks. Thanks Ladies!!

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  • heyu582
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    I am a shaver i use the rolling razor i made a prior post about it i really love it it gets the hard places that i hate shaving with ease like behind the knee for instance great i really recommend it

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  • AliciaV
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    Are you sure you shaved properly? You have to use a clean blade and you want to make sure you let it soak in the warm water for a few minutes, then apply shaving cream and let it soak for another couple minutes, and then shave WITH the hairs. So down, not up. And only go over each area like once or twice. Don't keep shaving the same area or it irritates it. I love shaving! It's fast and easy. And the more you do it the more you get used to it and you don't get those bumps anymore.

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  • emilycate
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    Sugaring

    Here's a recipe that I've used before - verbatim - from my growing list of natural beauty products recipes. Enjoy!

    "Ingredients for Halawa by Lucy Elsherif
    1. Two cups of water
    2. Three cups of sugar or three cups of honey
    3. Two teaspoons of lemon juice

    Procedure
    1. Place all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil.
    2. When its colour changes to golden brown, lower the heat and continue to simmer.
    3. Keep a careful watch on the colour. Once it starts to change to brown, turn off the heat.
    4. Allow to cool a little, then pour small quantities onto heavy duty plastic, of the cereal bag type. Plastic that is not heavy duty will melt. It is not a good idea to use a plate, as you will need to peel it off something pliable after it cools.
    5. When it becomes cool enough to handle, pull a piece off the plastic and pull and stretch it. This will immediately cause it to change color, from a clear golden brown to an opaque gold. It should be easy to stretch and pull. If it is too hard, you have left it on the heat for too long and must make a new batch. If it is too liquid, it has not been heated enough and must be heated once more, or a new batch made.

    It is now ready for use! Good luck in bearing the pain!

    The trick is in knowing when to turn the heat off, and may take a few batches until mastered. One test is to take a drop on a spoon and hold it between your thumb and finger (cool it under water first!). It should stretch between them. If it too liquid to stretch, continue to heat, and if it stretches but is brittle, discard and repeat, reducing the time you leave it on the heat.

    An easier, although more expensive, alternative is to use just three cups of honey and a few drops of lemon. Simmer for a few minutes until the colour changes then continue from step 4."

    If it's runny, I've tried adding cornstarch. The stickiness doesn't last as long (still a pretty long time), but at least it's usable instead of throwing it out. I have another recipe for the sugar technique that uses the strips if you'd rather try that out. Either one works great if you add either chamomile tea instead of just water for calming the skin, and adding some tea tree oil for antiseptic/numbing.

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  • CEBOULD
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    so how do you heat the sugar and water on the stove or the wave and how long

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  • emilycate
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    sugaring, nads, etc.

    okay, first of all, hi! - newbie here.
    second, I can tell you all about my experiences with shaving, waxing professionally, waxing personally, and sugaring. Sorry, it's been so long since I attempted Nair or anything like it I don't remember much. I do remember I stay FAR AWAY from it so I must not have liked it.
    Shaving "down there" is okay as long as you keep up with it. Be careful though, there are possibilities of ingrown hairs and cutting yourself. Been there, done that, went to waxing.
    So I attempted to wax by myself the first time. I pulled it off, but it took 2 days because I ran out of strips (home waxing kits never give you enough strips to do the whole brazilian) and the anticipation of pain was really quite horrible. You really need to go to an aesthetician for at least the first couple of times.
    So I made an appointment and it went great. I learned a ton, like how to prep the skin, where and when to use powder and oil, and technique of ripping the strips off.
    Once again, I experimented myself. Original Nads works great if you use it properly (spread on a thinner layer than you would ever imagine working, and then it works! spread on too much, and you just get a big sticky hair-still-there mess), but it hurts worse than any other product I've ever tried. It is water soluble so it doesn't make a huge mess that can't be taken care of with a wet washcloth. Naughty Nads is a heated product that you apply and just rip off without using strips. A better product for this style of waxing is sold by Bath and Body Works. Sally Hansen bikini hot wax works pretty well, and a friend of mine swears by GiGi's home kits. Heat wax is a bit annoying if you don't have a way to heat it in the bathroom, though. You end up running through the house half naked to reheat the wax in the 'wave, so if you end up trying a heated wax, you can try what I did and just heat it up on an electric mug warmer. Also, be sure to get all kinds of wax remover as it's very messy and you're guaranteed to get it on things like floors and sides of bathtubs. It also never - I mean like NEVER comes out of clothing.

    Moom is another product that a lot of people don't know about. It's pretty nice since it's almost like Nads b/c it's made of all natural stuff. As a matter of fact, it's sugaring. Ingredients include water, sugar, lemon, chamomile, tea tree oil. It's no heat, and its pretty awesome stuff. BUT my fave is by far the home made sugaring. There's several ways to make it, but it's basically caramel. You heat 2-3 cups of sugar with some water and lemon juice (how much depends on the recipe you're following). You can make it into a ball of goo that you spread onto your skin against the hair growth and rip in the direction of the hair growth and you just ball it up again and keep going until you're done. Either that or you can make it a little runnier and either wait for it to dry a bit on your skin and yank or use muslin or cotton strips to yank (btw- you can order muslin strips or just cut up an old linen sheet or pillow case). I've tried variations of it and it works better than waxing in my opinion. First, b/c there's less irritation and so less pain. Never underestimate that point. Second, b/c it's cheap to make, and you can just throw it away or even compost it (gross, I know but why not?) when you're done with the ball and if you use strips, they can be washed and reused infinite times. Third, b/c unlike waxing, my experience with sugaring has lessened the amount and thickness of the hair with continued use. Fourth, you can go over the area as many times as you want and it won't hurt your skin. I'm sure there are more reasons to come, but I'll stop there. It still hurts, but not as much.
    I should mention that you should absolutely NEVER mix shaving with waxing. The possibilities of ingrown hairs and a really ugly hair line just exponentially went up. Then you gotta use Tendskin and Bikini Bump Stopper, etc. etc. to correct the problem.
    Sugaring is awesome, you should try it.
    Hope this helps someone. I hoping I couldn't have suffered that much for nothing...

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  • fridabonida
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    i jus looked it up sugarin the site said this

    Using a technique which originated in Egypt, a paste made primarily of sugar is applied to the surface of the skin. The sugaring paste is then removed taking the hair along with it.

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  • CEBOULD
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    ok somone tell me what sugaring is

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  • MaxiC
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    . I went and had "sugaring" done down there, and boy was it great! Talk about smooth and no bumps! It's supposed to be way better than waxing


    Do any of you have any more details on this??? Sounds like a great option if i knew more. What it involves, cost, where you can get it done???

    Thanks

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  • wootoo4
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    waxing

    Waxing down there is VERY painful, but so smooth, and it takes a couple of weeks for it to start growing in again and when it does it is softer finer hair, I have always waxed, now I am trying the laser thing, hoping to never have to go there again once it is all gone, it should not grow back. 1 treatment so far but will need approx. 4 treatments for my skin and hair type.

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