Product Review: Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit

Shyne&Inspire Sally Hansen Review SideA couple months ago I noticed that my bikini area was becoming irritated from shaving. I was experiencing shave bumps and sensitivity in that area. Due to these issues, I decided to give waxing a try. I started doing my research on the best way to go about waxing at home. I just don’t have the money to afford to have a professional do the waxing for me. I found a few sites suggesting wax strips to keep things simple because I was new to the waxing game.

While out shopping for other personal hygiene products I came across the Sally Hansen: Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit. The kit I picked says that it’s meant to remove hair from the eyebrows, face, and bikini area. Perfect! That was exactly what I needed. I tossed the product in my cart and went on my way. A few days later I decided it was time to give the kit a try. I read through all the instructions three times.

Shyne&Inspire Sally Hansen Review  Wax OilAfter making sure I knew all the correct steps I attempted to use a strip on the left side of my bikini area. Ouch doesn’t begin to explain it. I was able to pull the strip off in one go, but the wax and hair remained on my skin. Luckily I had the Azulene Finishing Oil to get the wax off safely. I couldn’t figure out what I did wrong. I was sure I followed ALL of the instructions. Wanting to make sure I didn’t just miss a step I attempted to wax the right side of my bikini line. No luck.

I have some experience with this type of product. I’ve used wax strips before on my eyebrows. That is why I gave the Sally Hansen wax strips another try when it came time to wax my eyebrows. Once again I was stuck removing wax from my skin and hair.

Shyne&Inspire Sally Hansen Review Product BackIn conclusion, I’m not sure what the problem was. I’ve come up with three possible reasons. The first being my hair type. As an African-American woman, my hair is naturally thick and coarse. The second possible reason could’ve been that I didn’t manage to apply enough heat to the strip. I have no way of knowing whether this is due to my own personal error or a design flaw. That brings me to my last possible reason for failure: The product simply doesn’t work. This reason upsets me slightly because I normally have great experiences with Sally Hansen products. This bad experience didn’t make me like Sally Hansen any less. I’m just a little upset about having to massage wax off of my slightly irritated skin.

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