Sunday, 29 August 2010

Nair Exfoliating Hair Removal Cream – Review

A couple of months ago I bought a hair removal cream (can’t remember the brand) for the first time, I guess I expected too much because I was really disappointed with the result. So I dismissed that method of removing hair, until recently when I decided to try it out again and bought Nair hair removal cream priced £5.99/$9.29 for 200ml.

I bought it because it was the most expensive item of its type in the store, which allowed me to decide whether it’s the quality of the first cream that showed bad results or just the fact that this method doesn’t work.

The item in its self is very well presented, with pleasant colours and clear text, generally pleasing to the eye. It also claims to be dermatologicaly tested, exfoliating and moisturising with “up to 7 days of smoothness”.

Straightaway after applying, it gave off a really bad smell; it’s tolerable but quite strong. I waited for 5 minutes as instructed and when I checked all the hair wasn’t removed, so I waited a bit longer (it instructed that 5 minutes was the perfect time, but could wait longer as long as it wasn’t above 10 minutes). So when I finally checked after about 9 minutes, most off the hair came off, but still left about 3 millimetres of the hair which looked very messy and uneven. I applied it a couple more times, to get the final hair off, all in all about 4 applications.

Eventually I just went and shaved the remaining hair, partially because I was bored of the cream and because I got pretty much the best out of it and it stopped working on that left hair. I’m not a perfectionist, I don’t expect perfect results, but I want a substitute for the conventional methods such as the shaver, as it sometimes hurts my skin and leaves scars. So when I got the Nair cream I didn’t expect it to be perfect, but for it to at least replace the shaver.

I have to say I wasn’t impressed, and I don’t think it was the brand in particular, I just think this method of hair removing doesn’t really work; maybe they need time to develop this technique further.

Having said that, I wouldn’t rule out this method all together, my skin did feel smooth after the cream and then the shaving, if you are a patient person, prepared to put time into it and shave after using it then perhaps you’ll enjoy this product.

I also have to add that we all have different types of hair, so this product might work better for some than others, also might work better on different body areas like leg hair and facial hair better than pubic hair, as it is thicker. So, although this product isn’t for me, others might disagree.

Thank you for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I always think about trying Nair and Veet but always chicken out and stick to the plain old soap and disposable razer. Maybe I'll need to be brave and try. I really like your blog. I write at if your ever wondering around the internet. :)