Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream has saved me from a summer of painful razor burn.
I’ve got exciting news from Canada, y’all: it’s finally hot here! (Well, it’s hot in Toronto. I can’t speak for all of Canada. We’re a big ass country, after all.)
Anyway, the temperatures are finally climbing in my little part of the world, and that means it’s time to pull out the cropped jeans and dresses that have been gathering dust in my closet since last May. Oh, and it’s also time to pay some attention to the forest that has sprouted on my legs since the last time I shaved them many moons ago.
Now, I’d love to be the type of girl who just doesn’t give two shakes about body hair. I wish I were that cool and confident and just, like, blasé about gender norms and conventions and stuff. But I’m weak! I guess I really do care what the weirdos on the streets think about me. I also genuinely like the feeling of smooth legs, so I guess I’m not such a #badfeminist after all.
Anyway, I plan on having hairless legs this summer, but what I do not plan on having is razor burn.
Enter my latest beauty obsession: Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream.
I was initially very, very hesitant to try this product. The thought of using a cream to burn off my leg hair made me super nervous. I’m prone to getting hives, unexplainable rashes, and itchy patches on my skin, so I can’t just go slapping random lotions and potions on my body and calling it a day, you know?
Ultimately it was a combination of my deep-seated hatred of razor burn and the packaging on this product that won me over. What can I say? I’m a total sucker for avocados. If such a delicious and nutritious fruit vegetable food item is involved, how bad could it be?
When I first went to try out the hair removal cream, I was relieved to find that the instructions did not call for possessing a degree in rocket science. If there’s anything I hate more than razor burn, it’s long and complicated directions.
Here are the steps:
- Apply a thick and even layer of the cream to your legs. Don’t rub it in.
- Wash your hands immediately after you finish applying the cream.
- Leave the cream on for three minutes, and then wipe away a small portion with a wet cloth if your hair is gone; awesome! Wipe the rest of the cream off. If your hair isn’t gone after three minutes, wait for another two to three, and then wipe away the cream.
- Rinse your legs thoroughly with water, and you’re done.
Before I slathered the stuff all over my legs, I did a quick patch test (always, always, always do a patch test first). When I didn’t immediately break out into crazy hives, I went wild with it.
And much to my surprise, things went super well! After five minutes with the cream on my legs, I gently wiped it away and was left with the smoothest, most hairless legs I’ve ever had. Seriously, I think this is the first time in my life that I’ve been able to remove the hair behind my knees without screaming in pain and/or bleeding. (Question: has anyone ever managed to shave back there without cutting themselves?)
It’s been three days since I first tried the Veet hair removal cream, and my legs are still looking pretty damn smooth. I haven’t had any weird breakouts or rashes, so I think it’s safe to say that this experiment has been a great success. I even used the Veet on my armpits, which was also a lovely experience. Two (hairless!) thumbs up.
So now I want to know: what products do you use to remove your body hair? (Assuming, of course, that you’re into body hair removal. If you’re not, just know that I am in awe of your coolness.) Do you have any recommendations for me? Or are you a ride-or-die-for-the-razor kind of girl? Let me know in the comments!