I have struggled in finding the best hair removal products ever! and since my life demands a lot of traveling I always wanted to find something affordable and can get my hands on always so here are a list of the things I’ve used and my thought on them.
Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream, £6.99 What’s the deal? A tube of hair removal cream that you apply to legs, leave it on for 3-6 minutes whilst showering, then use the sponge to buff the cream (and hair) away. Pros: If , like me, you’re prone to shaving rash, then hair removal cream could be good option to consider, unlike razors it doesn’t cut the hair on a sharp angle, so you’re less likely to have that irritated, itchy feeling when the hairs grow back. Cons: It’s not very practical. You have to apply to dry legs, wait one minute before getting in the shower (so not one to try if your bathroom is chilly), then remove after 3-6 minutes. Question – who has a timer in the bathroom? Not me. I ended up using over half the tube to cover my legs, and I was still left with a fair few stragglers after removing the cream. Plus it’s a lot of cream to wash down the drain, so I was a little worried it might clog the drain. Overall rating: 5/10
Gillette Venus Snap Razor, £9.99 What’s the deal? A baby razor. Yup, unlike traditional razors with a long handle the Venus Snap has a small round grip. Pros: This was made for summer holidays… The travel-friendly design will take up very little room in your beauty bag, but luckily you don’t have to compromise on a high-quality shave. The razor head has 5 blades, and I found they gave a precise, close shave. Cons: It’s definitely not the cheapest for a travel razor. Whilst the tiny handle is practical, it takes a little getting used to having a smaller grip, instead of a regular handle. Overall rating: 7/10
FFS (Friction Free Shaving) Rose Razor Subscription, £9 per month What’s the deal? FFS (or Friction Free Shaving) is a monthly razor subscription service, you sign up and they send you the razor of your choice (I’m a fan of the rose gold one), plus four disposable razor heads. Each month, FFS send you four new disposable razor heads – for a monthly fee of £9. Pros: I thought the razors were amazing quality, each head has six diamond-coated steel blades, plus one styling bikini blade built into the back of the cartridge. Not only is the subscription service a more ‘environmentally-friendly’ approach to the traditional multi-packs of plastic disposable razors, but you also never have to suffer the annoyance of a dull, rusty razor. Cons: a) It’s not quite as cheap as other disposable razors. b) There may be times of the year that you aren’t going to need four new razors head per month (one a week) – because let’s be honest, Winter is no time to be bother with the faff of shaving. Overall rating: 8/10
Veet Wax Strips Natural Inspirations, £6.95 What’s the deal? Chances are, you’re probs pretty familiar with wax strips, but these ones contain aloe vera, which claims to help soothe and moisturise the skin. Pros: I’m not a huge fan of at-home waxing, I just can’t handle pain, let alone self-inflicted pain. But once I persevered and waxed my legs, having two weeks of hair-free skin was pretty amazing AND I didn’t have to deal with shaving rash (hallelujah). I didn’t notice a huge difference having the added aloe vera, but I guess it can’t hurt, right? Cons: As far as wax strips go, they get the job done. It’s rare that a wax strip will pull out every single hair on the first go, so you have to go in with the tweezers (ouch) or shave any stragglers. Overall rating: 8/10