If waxing and shaving are part of your weekly routine, make sure you’re using a natural wax solution that isn’t harsh on your skin. Many at-home kits can irritate the skin and give you sub-par results. While I prefer to get professional hair removal services at the spa, I do wax at home when I’m short on time or can’t make it to an appointment. I had the chance to try out the BodyHonee Kit recently and was impressed with the results. Unlike many popular at-home waxing kits on the market, BodyHonee is made with just three all-natural ingredients – lemon juice, salt, and sugar – and there’s virtually no cleanup involved.
Here’s my review of the BodyHonee wax hair removal kit:
BodyHonee Hair Removal – How It Works
Each kit comes with a microwaveable jar which contains the wax formula, a spatula, and a set of wax strips. This is a hot wax solution that is suitable for all skin types and you can just warm up the jar in the microwave for about 30 seconds to turn the formula into a thick, syrup-like consistency. You will need to apply the wax to clean skin and place the wax strip over the warm wax immediately. I had to press the strip down about four to five times to make sure it had a good hold on the hair, then pulled it off quickly all in one go. The wax and the strips came off smoothly and virtually painlessly — I didn’t have to tug at the wax strip or pull extremely hard to get the strip to come off. I could see my skin was smooth and hair free immediately, and just worked section by section on each area.
Tips for Using the BodyHonee Kit
Even though BodyHonee is a hot wax hair removal solution, you never actually want to apply hot wax on to the skin. Wait at least a minute after microwaving the jar to apply the wax so you’re always applying warm wax on fresh skin. Your skin has to be completely dry in order for this to work. Make sure the area is free of makeup, oil, and any moisturizer (you can use talcum powder to absorb any excess moisture or oil on the skin).
Some other tips for using the BodyHonee waxing kit:
– Always apply the strips in the same direction as hair growth and pull the strip off in the opposite direction
– Keep your skin as taut as possible with your other hand
– Don’t wax right after a shower (before is preferable), and don’t go tanning before any waxing session
– Use only a very thin layer of the BodyHonee wax – more is not better!
– You can keep unused wax somewhere cool and dry, then just reheat it for the next session
Overall, I was impressed with how simple it was to apply this wax and how smooth my skin was after the hair removal process. I didn’t have any redness or skin irritation and my results lasted almost four full weeks. The only cleanup involved was wiping down my skin with a damp cloth and rinsing off the spatula. The wax was very easy to spread and didn’t drip or create a mess like many waxing solutions often do. It’s also affordably-priced – the complete kit is just $14.99 and a single jar provides several applications.