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Nair, shave, or wax for beach?

Hey there! I haven't been really good about grooming since I was pregnant - eeks! We are heading to the beach for a week and I don't want to worry about my bikini area - or legs.

Does Nair work? For how long? Is waxing better? What do you do?

 TY

~Crista

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  • Nair works and it lasts for at least a week when I use it. 

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  • I just started using theVenus "Embrace" and love love love it! It gives a really smooth shave.


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  • Stay away from the beach after using nair.

    True story - a guy I knew a while back used to nair his back (eww) One day we all went to the beach - I am not sure if the salt water had a chemical reaction to the nair or what put the guy broke out in major red bumps and was super itchy on his back. He said that never happened to him before, so he attributed it to the salt or maybe the sand or combo of the 2.

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  • Krissyh - it could have been sand fleas.

    Never had that happen to me but I also rinse really well after using nair then cleanse the areas I naired with a gentle cleansing soap.

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  • I really like "Magic".....I think it is in a gold can. It is just over $2 at Walmart, in the shaving section. It is a powder that you mix with water, African American men use it on their heads to get all bald and smooth!

    It never irritates me like nair does and works great! I used it before our Jamaica trip!

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    Krissyh - it could have been sand fleas.

    Never had that happen to me but I also rinse really well after using nair then cleanse the areas I naired with a gentle cleansing soap.

    No, not convinced of the sand fleas. We go to the beach ever weekend here and I have never ever saw a person with the reaction this guy got - just on his back. But maybe he didn't rinse well, who knows really. I just would hate to try it and have the outcome look as bad as his back on my crotch! 

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  • I'd wax the bikini area personally, but several days before you go.

    Legs, I'd shave & I also like the Venus embrace. Waxing legs takes forever & hurts a lot. ??

  • Another recommendation for the Venus Embrace here.  I have used Nair before on both legs and bikini, but it does not last any longer than shaving for me.  If it's really important for you to not worry about maintenance on your trip, waxing is definitely the way to go.  I have considered it for several different trips, but always chickened out!  :)
  • I LOVE nair. love it.

    I've never had a reaction, I guess just do it a couple days prior, just in case.

    thicker hair takes longer, mine comes off in a mere 3-4 minutes, I'm blond.

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