So there, just last Sunday I decided to conquer my fear. What made me change my mind? After plucking or shaving, my armpits become itchy and dry with chicken skin all over. I'm not a regular user of deodorants but I noticed that my armpits become darker whenever I shave or pluck. I want to change this, so the best recommended solution so far is to try waxing.
I went to the Watsons Store in SM North Edsa and bought a hot wax kit by glam works for only P69.00. They also have a cold wax kit for P99.00.
I opted to buy the hot wax as I feel that hairs will stick better if removed with the wax directly rather than with waxing paper.
The instructions and do's & dont's are clearly stated on the back of the box. I read it carefully and followed everything like a freshman student.
Inside the box are 2 pieces of wax, melting pan and a spatula.
Before the waxing proper, I cleaned my armpits with cotton balls and water and put baby powder on both underarms so that the wax will stick better. After that, I let the wax melt into the heated pan for a couple of seconds. I stirred the wax until the consistency became thick but still soft. I dabbed a little amount on my fingertips to assess if it's cool enough.
I put an ample amount of wax on the spatula and started applying it on my right armpit first. After 15 seconds I stretched the skin taut and removed the wax downward without hesitation.
Happy with the Results!
The first application turned out really well! Lots of hairs sticked to the wax and the process was not that painful. Sure, I felt a little sting but since I'm used to plucking the itchy, stinging sensation was no big deal. There are some hairs that were not removed so I just repeated the procedure to get a more satisfying result. I did the same thing to my left armpit and I couldn't be more happier with the outcome :)
Excuse me for the pics! I just want to show that the product is indeed effective considering it's cheap price.
|1st application result|
|Follow up application|
Overall, I'm happy that I finally tried underarm waxing. I will definitely do it again but I want to try the cold wax next time.
Hot wax is easy to use but it's also easy to get cold. Make sure that you use it real quick to avoid re-heating. As for me I re-heated it twice.
It's the 4th day after the procedure and I noticed that my armpits are softer and smoother and so far no hairs are growing just yet :)