Well, if I was going to give any of my readers advice, I would suggest never using Nair products on any part of your body. Ever. Last week I endured countless hours of involuntary pain. I have to mention that I only have sensitive skin if I shower with a place that doesn’t have a water softener, luckily my new place does. No more eczema for me! I was feeling a bit lazy and didn’t want to shave that particular morning. Instead, I went out to the drug store and picked up a ten dollar(!!!) bottle of Nair that I am contemplating throwing in the garbage. I read some of the instructions, it told me to test it out on a patch of skin first. Who does that anyway? (Smart people probably). But not I! It then tells me that I should not use it if I have sensitive skin. I certainly don’t—my eczema is gone, right?
I slathered it on my legs, a glob on my arm pits, and everywhere else that grows unnecessary unattractive hair. I left it on for about 6 or 7 minutes, hopped in the shower and scrubbed the nair off with a face cloth. That stuff is hard to get off, and the hair sticks, and it’s all just one gross mess. When I washed the product off my arm pits I noticed it did a poor job of removing all of the hair that I wanted off. So, again I applied more of the nair to places on my body where I didn’t think there should be hair. This is where I took the wrong turn. I should have never applied that devil of a product on my body for a second time. I burned the cripes out of my arm pit skin. It stung so bad. It almost looked like a wet cut, the rash was that bad. I literally called my Mom and was almost in tears (She laughed). I immediately tried to calm my skin with … SOAP. Where in the hell did I get that idea? IT STUNG A LOT MORE THAN THE BEGINNING. So, I tried to put on deodorant. Third sting. Bloody hell. So, the only idea I had left, was putting a bundle of baby powder on. Which seemed to help soothe it, to a degree.
What I didn’t know was that nair is no different than shaving, so you will see stubble a day or two later. Just like shaving. So I just wasted ten dollars, and I can’t shave for a few days. Awesome. I couldn’t put deodorant on the next day, I was that sore. It was painful having something restricting on or near my arms, oh… you know. Like a t-shirt? Yeah, couldn’t wear one of those for a day and a half. It felt like a reeeeally bad sunburn. I also had some red, rough, raised, rash-like patches on my legs. I think the pain of the armpits overwhelmed any other pain I would have otherwise experienced.
Where is the nair right now? It’s sitting on the top of my wardrobe, waiting until the next time I use it. Which probably won’t be that long from now, as I’m a stubborn person. IE: (“Oh, I don’t remember hurting that bad. I won’t leave it on for as long this time. I also won’t put it on a second time”). I need a slap! Seriously.
A few people that I have talked to, can’t use nair because of the stench that comes off. Apparently they said it smells like hair burning. Maybe they have come out with newer products since they’ve last used it. I used something, and it smelled like some nice lavender scent. No burning hair! Gross.
I think I’ll either stick to waxing, or shaving. No more nair. Do you have any horror stories about shaving, waxing, or hair removal cream? Tell me! I want to be entertained today lol.