The Best At-Home Waxing Kits Of 2017
In this article, we’re here to help you find the best at-home waxing kit available in 2017. Waxing will hurt. It is something that just can’t be avoided when hair is pulled from the roots. The best that can be done is minimizing the pain by using the right preparation techniques as well as a product that is efficient at getting the task done.
Waxing at home may seem like too much trouble for some. Just the idea of the stuff getting everywhere in your bathroom or your floor, may deter some from trying it at home. It may seem that too much equipment is needed for at home waxing. While this is true when compare to using a razor in the shower, it really isn’t much if you consider the long-lasting results of smooth skin.
In the section below, we’ve outlined our three best home waxing kits. Each waxing kit review breaks down both the good, the bad, and ugly. We pride ourselves at delivery detailed and accurate reviews that help you choose the right at-home wax kit.
|Image||Brand||Hard Wax/Strips||Best area to use on||Wallet impact||Our Rating|
|Gigi Brazilian||Hard||underarms, bikini, Brazilian||$$$||4.8/5|
|bliss Poetic||Hard||eyebrows, upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini, Brazilian||$$$||4.7/5|
|BodyHonee||Strips||underarms, bikini, Brazilian, legs||$$||4.5/5|
|Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit||Strips||underarms, face, Brazilian, Legs||$$||4.7/5|
|Veet Ready-to-use Wax Strip Kit||Strips||Legs, underarms, arms, bikini line||$||4/5|
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Our Top 3 Reviews – At-Home Waxing Kits
You may have seen this exact kit being used in salons, if you’ve ever paid attention which is difficult when you know you are going to be in a bit of pain (well, maybe a lot, depending on which area) shortly.
This kit does really give you everything you need to get some good waxing done at home. What I mean by “good at-home waxing” is that you will actually succeed in giving yourself salon quality waxing results. Getting smooth, hairless skin with a fraction of the cost of going to the salon and being able to do it every month from the comfort of your own home can be super time saving as well as money saving. Additionally, you can really do it the way that makes you most comfortable. You might be like me in that you don’t really like being in a chair/bed that hundreds of others have been in no matter how good the salon is at keeping everything sanitized. This may particularly gross you out if you are without underwear, getting a Brazilian Wax done!
This kit gives you the wax warmer and hard wax. Before I go into all the other great things it comes with, let me just explain what hard wax is for those that may not be familiar. Hard wax is still soft and melted by the warmer, but once you apply it, it will harden a bit. You will not need the cloth wax strips that typically go with waxing. You just grab the edge of the wax you applied and pull off. The great part is that only your hair will be engulfed in this wax as it hardens, not your skin.
Two things happen thanks to this process. The first is that you will not be pulling on your skin as much as you would with wax strips that stick to it a lot more. The second benefit is that, the wax captures coarse hair that has thicker roots, making it more efficient at getting close to 100% of the hairs in one swoop. I guess there is also a third benefit that goes along with both of the above and that is less pain. Less pain because you don’t pull on your skin as much and less pain because you typically don’t have to go over areas more than once.
Other items in this kit:
- 10 small, 10 large, and 10 petite applicators
- 1 pre-epilation oil (2 ounce)
- 1 post wax cooling gel (2 ounce)
- 1 Brazilian waxing instructional DVD
Brazilian waxing is huge money making business for salons. It is understandable that a lot of women may not be comfortable with giving themselves a full Brazilian wax. Some may just be intimidated by the supplies they think are needed or that there is a special “technique” that is used for getting it done. This wax kit really takes the mystery out of the whole “do it yourself” experience. The DVD is very helpful to those that are new to waxing at-home. With a bit of practice and patience, you may find that it might even be a better experience, not just for your wallet, but for your comfort as well.
The only thing to keep in mind with this kit is that you may have to pay close attention to finding the “sweet spot” when the wax is cool enough to pull off and not too cold that it breaks. There is a bit of a learning curve here. Some methods you may want to try are: Touching the wax with your finger and making sure it doesn’t stick to your finger before grabbing the edge to pull off.
Sometimes it may require a few seconds of waiting after this before taking it off, you will have to judge as you practice. Another “trick” is re-using a piece already pulled off wax as a strip for the next area that has fresh wax on it. Using the cold, used wax ‘strip’ can help you use less fresh wax and give you a base that the warm wax can stick to before it gets too cold. I have seen them use this method at salons and it really helps me get a good grip on the strip I’m pulling off.
Best for use on: underarms, bikini, Brazilian
If you have done some research on this at-home waxing kit already, you may have noticed that some complain that the microwave version is not as great as the metal mug that could be heated. Well, I really believe that this can just be chalk to up to user error, for the most part.
This kit was previously only used in Bliss Spas, which means that the quality is up there in the professional level. This aspect alone makes it very appealing to me. It is a very gentle product that can be used on sensitive skin and practically any area of the body that one may want hair removed from. This includes the upper lip, chin, as well as eyebrows. It is easy to use and extremely effective at removing unwanted hair efficiently.
Items in the kit:
- 5.3 oz microwaveable cup (filled with Bliss Poetic Wax)- this is also a hard wax, so no strips needed
- 1.0 oz Bliss Poetic Waxing Super Skin Cleanser
- 1.0 oz Bliss Poetic Waxing Pre- And Post-Waxing Oil
- 3 large spatulas and 3 small spatulas
Instructions for use
- Complimentary sample of an Ingrown Eliminating Pad, Complete waxing instructions.
The main thing to remember when using this wax kit is that you need to have patience and take it slow. When it comes to heating the wax each time, I think it is best to set the microwave on a low temperature but for a longer period of time. You may need to do it a little bit at a time until you get the timing and consistency right, but once you get this down, the hardest part is over.
The second consideration is to use the smaller applicators on your initial attempts so that you minimize the mess. This helps you grab smaller amounts that are less likely to drip and get on the sides of the cup, reducing the amount of wax being “wasted.” If you lay down parchment paper under the cup, it will help catch any drippings that can be take off easily and used on the following wax session.
These two main pieces of advice will really help make the experience a lot smoother for you (punn intended). Once you get the hang of how to melt the wax down and how to apply in properly, the rest is taken care of by the great quality of this wax. You do not need a very thick layer for it to work. It also does not require several attempts at grabbing all the hair.
I really appreciate that the kit comes with the cleanser. Most importantly, the experience is even better thanks to the before and after oil that comes with the package. Waxing will always have pain associated with it. Having items that reduce the irritation after waxing can help you with this immensely.
You may be reluctant, at first, to purchase this product because of the price. However, it sure beats the cost of each trip to the salon to have someone do this for you each time (and you don’t have to tip!). Not only is it a great wax, but I also appreciate that it has use for multiple areas of the body. This makes it a smart purchase for the consumer.
Best for use on: eye brows, upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini, Brazilian
I wanted to list a product here for those of you that still may prefer a wax kit that uses strips. There is nothing wrong with that. You may not feel comfortable with you ability to find the perfect timing of pulling off a hard wax or finding the edge to grab, so strips are good “helpers” for this.
In addition to that, this at-home waxing kit is excellent because it is 100% all natural. With only 3 ingredients (Sucrose, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice, Sea Salt) it is still able to do an effective job of removing hair from the roots, leaving your skin smooth and silky feeling for weeks! Thanks to the all-natural nature of this product, you can be sure it is kind on your sensitive skin and safe to use for those that worry about putting anything on their skin.
A third benefit of this waxing is that it can be easily cleaned up if any spills occur. It is water-soluble so, wiping it clean from surfaces, as well as your skin, all you need is some warm water. With no chemicals to worry about on your skin and no worries about making a bit of a mess as you work with this product, some of the anxiety that comes with waxing at home can be alleviated for some.
This is a great at home waxing kit that both men and women can enjoy the benefits from. Great for fine to medium hair removal, but not really recommended for facial hair. Although there are some that have used it on the eyebrows and upper lip without any issues.
Items in this kit:
- 10.oz Wax Jar
- 10 Non Woven BodyHonee Wax Strips
- 2 Wooden Spatulas
It is recommended that a layer of talcum powder on cleaned skin will really help with creating a dry area where the wax can be more effective. Having said that, you always want to make sure your skin is prepared by proper cleansing to remove any oils before waxing.
The wax melts quickly in the microwave (there are stove-top directions as well), but careful that it is not too hut before you apply it to your skin with the provided spatulas. Apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth and lay the wax strip on top. Smooth it out with your hand before pulling off the strip in the opposite direction of your hair growth in one, quick action (don’t pull up, pull back as close to skin as possible).
This is probably the best kit for beginners to waxing at home, especially those that may have never had waxing done before. The ease of use and how quickly you can get set up make this kit appealing for first-timers, but it’s effectiveness will make them happy about their purchase. It is a kit that they can benefit from for a long time.
Best for use on: underarms, bikini, Brazilian, legs