For most woman getting rid of unwanted body hair is a necessary part of our beauty regime, and we’re regularly in search of new methods to remove hair that are effective and long-lasting. One of the biggest, most trusted names in hair removal is Veet. I’ve used their removal creams and been happy with the results but being a wuss I’ve never tried at home-waxing, until now!
Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit (RRP £30)* is a heated wax system designed to give you easy to achieve salon-wax results at home. Made with the same ingredients as salon wax, Veet promises their EasyWax will remove short hair right from the roots, giving you smooth skin for up to four weeks. As waxing is a great long-lasting alternative to other forms of hair removal such as shaving or depilatory creams I was really keen to try the kit out!
Specially formulated with Shea Butter, known for its moisturising properties, Veet EasyWax is incredibly gentle and suitable even for sensitive skin soft, and it has a lovely floral scent. Each pack contains a self-heating device with cap, base and electrical cable, a wax roll-on sufficient for up to 4 sessions on legs and / or arms, non-woven waxing strips, and Perfect Finish post-depilatory wipes. The heating unit reliably heats the wax to the right temperature and once unplugged keeps it warm for up to 15 minutes.
The instructions provided are clear and simple to follow; simply insert the refill into the heating device, plug in and wait for 20-30 minutes. Once the wax has reached the desired temperature and is a smooth consistancy, just roll it on in the direction of your hair growth, smooth a strip over the top then instantly pull it off in the opposite direction. Finish off with a Perfect Finish wipe to remove any traces of wax residue, and to leave your skin soothed and conditioned. A smaller roll-on refill is available separately for trickier areas like the underarm and bikini line.
It all sounded simple enough and as Veet promised the application was straightforward, but unfortunately removing the hair was less so and try as I might I only managed to remove a few hairs, despite following the instructions to the letter. After half an hour I abandoned my efforts and resorted to my trusty wet shave. While the results aren’t as long lasting as waxing at least the job is done in minutes.
Whilst the Veet EasyWax method is simple and the formulation is gentle and skin-friendly I was disappointed that the wax didn’t remove my hair as I was expecting. I’m not sure where I went wrong as I know some people who swear by home waxing, but I think I’ll stick to my razors and hair removal creams. Have you had better results using the Veet EasyWax Kit?