When I was younger, I used to harvest those tiny strands in my armpit through shaving as I found plucking too painful at that time. Years later, waxing salons emerged but I still did not try because the idea of pulling my hair at once was scary, and I thought it’s not worth the expense.
Apparently, I regret shaving for years after I noticed cuts and discoloration. A friend recommended me this Epilin hair remover product that can be used at home. And since they said it isn’t that painful and I want to have another alternative that does not harm my skin, I tried it out.
But before we move on to the product, let’s talk about the good sides of waxing. Hair re-growth takes longer after waxing as it pulls the hair from the roots compared to shaving. You need not worry about cuts or nicks, and it does not darken underarms.
I bought the smaller version of Epilin Hair Remover wax at Watsons for around Php80 back in college. While the bigger one similar in the photo costs around Php150. It has instructions in the box so first-time users will be fully guided.
But to give you an idea, it says in the box that “Epilin removes unwanted hair on face and body. It is 100% natural and that it has no chemical that can damage your skin. Epilin removes hair down to the root and has a long-lasting effect. Repeated use will weaken roots, hair will grow thinner and may eventually disappear. Epilin is very economical and easy to use.”
Natural tree resin, natural beeswax, vegetable oil, no chemicals, no colorants, no fragrances, 100% natural.
- Place the melting pan on low heat. Press the wax down with the spatula; the melted wax will rise to the surface. Melt only as much wax as you need.
- Let wax cool until the consistency is similar to honey—not to hot. Spread wax in a strip on clean, dry skin. For better results, wash skin with soap or astringent before waxing.
- Let wax strip cool for a few moments until it doesn’t stick anymore. Then life the lowest end of the wax strip—against hair growth—and pull it off the skin in one quick motion. Repeat as required. Don’t let the wax harden too long to avoid breaking.
- Wash treated skin with warm water. Slight reddening of the skin is normal after waxing. Don’t use on sensitive, broken, or irritated skin.
Since Epilin wax is more convenient than going to waxing salons, I’ve been harvesting my underarm hair at home. And so far, these are my comments:
- It’s convenient and affordable
- A pan lasts up to two months or more, depends on how much you use it
- Removes hair from roots in one pull
- Lightens the underarm when used for a long period of time
- I haven’t experienced any harmful side effects after I use it
- Doesn’t cause bumps
- You can be hairless for at least two weeks
- Hair doesn’t disappear after long years of usage, contrary to what they state in the box
To whom do I recommend this
Epilin Hair Remover is for people who can tolerate heat on their skin as they apply it on their own. It’s also good for people who are looking for a more convenient waxing option, but not expecting too much when it comes to the length of time of being hairless.