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  1. VANewbie

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    waxing?

    If so what kit would you recommend? I've never had it done professionally or done it myself. First timer.:blush:
     
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    I wax my eyebrows at home. I got a kit which included everything including a warmer for like $50 at Sally Beauty Supply. I have probably had it for like 5 years and it has been well worth the money. It took a bit getting used to waxing my own eyebrows, and I learned never to go over the same area twice (it will pull the skin off and I had big scabs under my eyebrows...embarassing!).
     
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    I tried to wax my eyebrows at home...once! I made such a mess. I pay $6 to have mine done when I get my hair cut. I'm so not talented enough to do it myself.
     
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    I look forward to other responses... I have a few stray hairs that pop up under my chin that I just use a razor for but should be waxing!
     
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    I would like to do my own bikini area as well. I think it would be pretty easy to do my own eyebrows. I think.
     
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    Have it professionally done. It takes some getting used to -- to be able to rip it off with just the right amount of force.

    I can do it myself now on my brows, chin or face, or even my legs -- but it takes so much effort to pull it when you KNOW what it is going to feel like, that you are much better off leaving it to a professional. Eye brows are easy to pull, but hard to do without pulling your whole eye brow off -- so leave it to a professional, at least the first few times.

    Fair warning -- it hurts. Upper lip hurts worst (though I've never tried the bikini line -- just thinking of it makes me shudder.)

    Ah the things we do for the sake of beauty.
     
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    I think I would rather try to do it at home first than go to a professional. I just do not feel comfortable doing that.
    I did find a product called BareEase and Cream. If you type it in yourtube there is a lot of information.

    Or just go to their website. I will buy a pair and see how good they work. Seems like my problem could be solved.
     
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    BareEase is a numbing agent. You will still need wax and ancillaries. You can get those at Sally's, if you have one. You will, at the minimum, need muslim strips (plenty of them), the wax itself, orange sticks to apply it, wax remover for any that gets on your hands or other skin areas, and a cooling agent (lotion) in case you get the wax a bit too hot, or your skin turns out to be sensitive. You can get all of those things at Sally's or some other beauty supply house.

    Also, make sure to try a dab of the lotions and other items in an inconspicous area, just to make sure your skin doesn't react to it.
     
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    The wax kit at Sally's is called "GiGis."
     
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    Sally Hanson (i think--the nail product brand) make a facial hair remover cream...I've been using it on my chin and upper lip for years. I tried waxing those areas once, and I had tears running down my face as the lady pulled the tape off. I'm such a wimp. The cream is painless!
     
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    Yes TB71. I use Nair for my hair on my upper lip. Ive used it for years and have never had a problem.

    Rainstorm I have heard a lot of good things about Gigi
     
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    I'm too chicken to wax or use various creams but I'm definitely interested. I don't ever hear much discussion about this unless it's about brazilians! :eek:
     
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    OUCH!!!
     
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    I get my brows waxed often at my salon. I once (once!) had a Brazilian professionally done by a woman who was highly recommended. It hurt like heck...I can't fathom waxing any part of my body at home.
     
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    I don't know how I will do it either but I have to at least try. lol
     
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    I use sally Hansen wax strips. You really have to play around with what you like, and what works for you.
     

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