Waxing – what a procedure. Some of us love it, others hate it or perhaps some just want to try it out. Everyone knows that waxing is the kind of procedure where you need to have a few things to do it. Wax, waxing strips, some wipes, spatulas, etc. Getting everything in big quantities isn't very practical. Therefore, setting yourself up with some of those materials from the very beginning can be very helpful. That‘s why I thought I would create this list of the best home waxing kits. I‘m only sharing 4 that I find quite good. Each of them has a short review that will hopefully help you to make up your mind.
Best Home Waxing Kits - Short Summary
Good for beginners
Good for coarse hair
100% natural, for sensitive skin
Makes waxing more efficient
**Below, you'll find my more detailed reviews. However, you can also click above to see customer reviews on Amazon.
GiGi is a company that was born in 1972. They always had a belief that professional waxing can be so much more pleasant and intimate. I think that’s why they created products that you can so easily use at home and achieve the same results you would in the salon. In addition to that, you can also save money! Anyway, this company has been trying to improve its products and set up a lot of trends that now shape the waxing world. Their motto is – “good things come to those who wax”, which is both hilarious and inspiring. I think they really care about what they do. That kind of dedication can be seen in the quality of the products they make.
GiGi Brazilian Waxing Kit
This particular GiGi Brazilian Waxing Kit comes with spatulas, 14 oz of hard wax, pre-epilation oil, post wax cooling gel and a cd that pretty much just teaches you how to remove hair in the right way. The wax is particularly good for coarse hair that we usually have in bikini area. Additionally, it does wonders with sensitive areas such as upper lip, chin, eyebrows and underarms. It’s a hard wax too, that basically mean that you have better control over what hairs you remove. Hard wax tends to be softer with skin too. If you have very easily irritated skin, it might be a good choice.
Pre-epilation oils helps for wax to catch hairs avoiding the irritation of your skin. However, if you use too much of it, the wax won’t be as effective. Use it wisely. Also, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the cooling gel that will beautiful soothe your skin and take the pain away.
Who’s It For?
GiGi wax is great for beginners who’re learning how to remove hair using wax products. Also, a good choice for those with sensitive skin. If you’re looking to wax your legs with this one, that may not necessarily be a good product to buy since it works better on smaller body areas.
BodyHonee was found in 1980’s by a skin care expert Hana Roda. She believed that everything you put on your body was absorbed. Therefore, she wanted to create effective products that are completely natural and safe to health. We all know that in ancient Egypt people used natural products to remove hair and that was possible. Why wouldn’t it be possible now? That was mostly the reason why Hana Rada started this company. They’ve been working on their products for over 30 years now and the results are fascinating. You’ll notice that I recommend two products of this brand!
BodyHonee Extra Strength Waxing Kit
This waxing kit comes with 2 spatulas, 10 oz of wax, waxing strips and wipes to get the leftover wax away once procedure is done. It‘s cheaper since you don‘t really need a wax warmer for this one. You can just use a microwave and it should do the job just as well. This formula is good for coarse hair and isn‘t recommended for face at all. That‘s probably mostly due to the fact that it‘s not a hard wax so you don‘t have as much power over how to remove hair. In other words, it‘s just not as flexible and not so soft on skin.
The product is made in the US and is cruelty free. Additionally, both men and women can use it since it gets away even the coarsiest hair. It has simple instructions too, which is useful. Anyway, anyone can succesfully use this wax and get salon results, which is something everyone can appreciate. It will get messy if you don‘t have experienced hands though. That can be annoying. However, with time you‘ll learn and it won‘t be so bad. Also, I recommend buying some extra oil with this one. You‘ll need it for getting rid of all the leftover wax. Those wipes are simply not enough.
Who‘s This For?
If you‘re hairy or if you want to use wax for leg hair removal, this product is just for you. The wax is super strong and it will genuinely take all of your hairs away. However, I do not necessarily recommend it for those with sensitive skin as you may experience irritation. The product is not expensive though so it‘s worth a try.
Sugar Hair Removal Waxing Kit
Here is another natural product that you could probably eat! It‘s made from pure cane sugar, sea salt and lemon juice. All these three ingredients combined create strong wax that works well on fair to medium hair. It‘s actually water soluble so be careful when using it. However, that also means that you can just use water to wash off the leftovers of the product.
You should probably know that you shouldn‘t use it if you‘ve never waxed or epilated before. That‘s mostly because this wax only works on fair to medium hair. If you start using it on hairs that have never been waxed before, they‘ll be just too thick and this product won‘t be able to rip them out. This wax is less likely to cause allergies if you have super sensitive skin that constantly gets irritated by waxing products. It‘s less painful too. Also, sprinkle some baby powder on your skin before the usage, you‘ll notice how much easier it‘s going to be for that wax to grab your hairs.
Who‘s This For?
Perfect for arms, legs, bikini area, chest and back. I‘m pretty content with my own results using this wax. However, it‘s really not good for small areas such as underarms and face. I suppose it‘s just too sticky and hard to control. I did notice that it‘s much softer on skin and it gets irritated less. Therefore, if you have sensitive skin, fair hair and want to remove hair from large body parts, this product is just for you. 100% natural too.
Bluezoo Waxing Kit
Bluezoo is not such a well known brand amongst other waxing companies. I‘m recommending their product, because I think it‘s quite good. It comes with a wax warmer, spatulas and hard wax beans in 4 different flavours. However, they do smell weird in the beginning. That might be the problem with the wax warmer.
What I like about this waxing kit is that wax comes in beans. That means that you don‘t need to heat up the whole waxing tin each time you want to remove hair. You simply need to take the amount of beens you need for that one procedure and forget about the rest. Constantly reheating wax is quite annoying and with this product it can be avoided. I think it‘s not as messy as other waxing products and quite easy to use.
Who‘s This For?
Great for beginners who‘re just getting acquinted with waxing. It‘s cheaper and not as messy as other products. In addition to that, it works well on small sensitive areas such as underarms, face and bikini line. Therefore, I‘d definitely recommend this product to you if you‘re really inexperienced with sticky wax.
Why Waxing Kit?
I‘m sure you‘re wondering why you should buy a waxing kit. Why can‘t you just by wax on its own? Of course you can and if you‘re plannng on waxing regularly, it‘s probably a better idea. However, buying a waxing kit in the beginning is quite handy since it contains all the needed materials for waxing procedure in small amounts. If you happen not to like removing hair that way, you‘ll find that out right away and for a cheaper price. That‘s super handy. Therefore, waxing kits are mostly useful for beginners who are getting to know what waxing is really like. It‘s also good to set yourself with all the products you need. Later on, you can just refill the things you don‘t have and buy them seperately.
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How to Choose the Best Home Waxing Kit?
Even though I‘ve recommended some of the waxing kits above, it‘s always good to know what you‘re supposed to search for when searching for a product just for yourself. Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself whenever you try to choose a product.
Which Part of Your Body do You Want to Wax?
Obviously, all of us want to remove hair from different parts of our body. Some of you will probably be thinking about hair removal, others about face, etc. If you‘re looking to wax one part of your body most of the time, it‘s a good a idea to choose a wax according to that. Hard wax is usually better with smaller body parts that are more sensitive – face, underarms, bikini area. Soft wax is good with coarse hair and generally with larger body parts – legs, chest, back, belly and arms.
Do you Have Coarse Hair or Fair Hair?
For those who haven‘t waxed or epilated before the answer is pretty simple. You probably have coarse hair and waxing will appear painful. In that case, it‘s better to use hard wax products, because they‘re softer on skin. Additionally, you‘ll only be able to wax in small patches which will make the overall procedure less painful and more durable. For those who‘ve waxed before and have fairer hair, I‘d recommend soft wax, especially when it comes to large body parts such as legs. Soft wax tends to trap hairs much better and you‘ll get more satisfying end results in less time. It‘s more painful too. However, the experienced ones should be ok with the level of pain it causes. Also, you should still probably use hard wax for sensitive parts and bikini line too. Less painful and easier to control.
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Do You Want to Invest in a Wax Warmer?
Wax warmer is probably the only thing that costs slightly more than anything else. You might want to buy a waxing kit that doesn‘t have one in order to save money and just use a microwave to melt that wax. However, don‘t forget to think about your own comfort. From my own experience, wax warmers are so practical. They just help you out a lot by keeping that wax in liquid form for the whole time. The problem with microwavable wax is that it hardens up too fast and then you need to microwave it in the middle of the procedure. That can be both annoying and tiring. It‘s all about experience!
Are You Looking for Cruelty Free Products?
Times are changing and I think more and more of us are starting to care about who companies test all those products on. I live in UK. Testing products on animals has been banned long time ago in here. Overall, europe is animal friendly country. I know it‘s not like that in United States. Therefore, you should probably buy products that you‘re comfortable buying. I know that not everyone cares about these things but if you do, you might as well try to find a waxing kit that‘s cruelty free. It‘ up to you really.
Is Your Skin Allergic to Wax?
The sugar wax I recommend above could do wonders for someone who has allergy to wax products. In fact, trying any BodyHonee product could be a good idea, because they concentrate on creating very natural products that are less likely to cause allergic reactions. When you want to find the best home waxing kits, you should always look at the ingredients. Chemicals are usually behind all of those allergies. Therefore, taking your time to find something that consist of products found in nature, could be a good idea. Your skin will thank you in return. 😉
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I hope you enjoyed the reviews and found the best home waxing kits that would suit your or your friends needs. Do you have any certain tips on how to choose the right wax? Do you have some thoughts to share about any of these products? Feel free to comment and review! I’d love to learn more and I’m sure others do too!
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