Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tell-All Tuesday: Sally Hansen Precision Brush-On Hair Remover
2.0 oz./$7.99 at Walgreens
· Eliminates stubborn, hard to remove hair
· Perfect for face, chin/lip
· Helps reduce appearance of regrowth
I hate the fact that, with this post, I am admitting to having unwanted facial hair (not like I have a big bushy Amish beard or anything), but I am super self conscious about having a mustache...I mean, let's get real here: We have all seen those ladies with darker hair who have a mustache, or the older ladies with whiskers on their chins - it's no wonder we are all paranoid!
So one day (I think prior to a date or meeting up with some cute guy), I decided to give this product a shot. If you have used Nair or Veet before, this is basically the same thing, but in a more face-sensitive, not so harsh formula. It also claims to have moisturizers and other nourishing ingredients for your skin as well.
The applicator for this hair remover is kind of like a concealer brush. You squeeze the tube and apply the product with the brush...easy enough, right? Not so much. When I first opened up my tube of hair remover, I just couldn't seem to squeeze hard enough to get the product to come out! So, of course, I'd finally had it. I moved the stubborn tube of shame over my sink and squeezed it as hard as I possibly could, naturally resulting in a huge mess. Superb first impression!
As far as the actual hair removal goes, the instructions state that you will see results in as little as 3 minutes, which I did find true. But of course, I wanted to be sure that I got all of the hair removed from my upper lip, so I left the cream on for the max amount of time. Not only does this product smell like Veet or Nair, but it also BURNS like Veet or Nair, too. Not just the sensation of burning either, which I unfortunately discovered first hand. Although it did a great job of removing my unwanted hair, it also literally burned my upper lip. I had very light, but visible scabs and had to keep a cold wash cloth on my upper lip for an entire day. Embarrassing much?
I really don't ever recommend this kind of stuff to anyone, regardless of the severity of facial hair growth you may suffer from. I have since my trial with this product found these awesome "brow shapers" at Walgreens and they work fantastically for removing unwanted facial hair, as well as taming unruly side burns and, of course, brows. If you do decide to try this product out, please proceed with caution! Leave it on for the least amount of time as possible to avoid total mustache humiliation!
Psst: for those of you who accidentally left the hair remover on for too long like I did and now have a nasty looking scab, try using some Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment to help speed up the healing process. Do not use foundation or concealer on the burn to avoid bringing more attention to your traumatic injury - powder use only!