Veet vs. Nair
Winner: Nair Brazillian Spa Clay Hair Removal Shower Power Cream, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart
My waxing lady is going to kill me. But after seeing her for three years for monthly bikini waxes, and experiencing those annoying post-wax ingrowns, I knew I had to give my bikini area (and wallet) a break. Now I’ve never been a big fan of depilatory creams because they tend to leave my skin itchy and red afterwards, they stink, and regrowth is faster – but they do a decent job if you need to be bare down there quick.
Like if Bradley Cooper called to say, let’s hit the hot tub tonight. Swoon!
Veet’s bikini hair removal kit has always been my standby in case that happened…or realistically when I couldn’t make it across the city to see waxing lady. The Veet kit consists of the hair remover cream, a plastic spatula, and an after care cream. It’s a pretty involved process: You apply the depilatory cream directly onto the skin with the spatula, spreading the cream evenly to fully cover the hair; wait ten awkward minutes, then scrape off the fuzz with the spatula; apply the post-care cream; then wash off the spatula and stuff it back into the box along with the other two tubes. Quite a production, right? I always wished that depilatory cream systems would get better with time, like smart phones.
- the convenient pump bottle is easier to use
- less wait time
- no funky smell (it combines mango butter and açai berry)
- smoother results
Instead of waiting for ten minutes, which I did mostly standing up half naked reading a magazine (you can’t sit, obvi), you apply the cream on the hair and let it set for just one minute. Then you hop in the shower and do your thang – wash your hair, scrub your face, belt out a song – for two minutes before rinsing the cream off with a sponge (one is included). And that’s it! No strange spatula or after care cream involved. Just three minutes to hair-free lady parts. The product’s description couldn’t be any simpler: Just smooth on before stepping into the shower and step out with silky skin that lasts days longer than shaving. This thing is like the iPhone 5 of depilatory creams. Once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever got around without it.