How to Wax Your Legs

It’s summer and that means it’s time to defuzz. Heading to local salon to get a wax can be quite pricey, so we put together some tips to help you wax your legs in the comfort of your own home.

How to Wax Your Legs

Step 1: Pick your product

Two great options are Aussie Nad’s, ($18.99), and Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit. Nad’s is an all-natural gel, while Sally Hansen contains a soothing blend of lavender and vitamins. Both products come with applicators and enough hair removal strips for several waxings. No worries about sensitive skin – both are dermatologist tested (and smell yummy, too).

Step 2: Clean up

Shower to strip your skin of oils, then dry off for an hour. Hair must be 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch long for waxing, so for best results be sure you have the right amount of growth.

Step 3: Ready, set, wax!

If using the Sally Hansen, nuke it for 30 seconds in the microwave-no need to heat the Nad’s. Apply a thin coat of wax on a four- to five-inch section of your leg in the same direction of your hair growth, then smooth a removal strip over the area. Stroke the strip twice (it helps bind the wax to your hair), and rip it off as quickly as possible. It’ll hurt, but a slow rip means hair won’t come off, and this is not a process you’ll want to repeat too many times!

Step 4: Relax

Apply pressure to the area you waxed, and realize that post-waxing redness will linger for several hours. If using Nad’s, rinse the waxed area with cool water. If using the Sally Hansen, wipe the skin with the Azulene Finishing Oil, included in the kit. Now take a deep breath; you’ve just given yourself a spa-quality treatment for a fraction of the price!

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

    Blog Comments

    I am a total expert at waxing @ home. 🙂 

    I say invest in the home wax melter! It’s an investment like a good flat iron—it will pay for itself in the long run. 

    My fave money saving tip when waxing your legs: buy your muslin & wooden wax applicator sticks (craft sticks/popsicle sticks) at Joanne Fabrics.

    5 yards of Muslin will last you a year and will cost less than $5, compared to the small pack that you get at the beauty supply for $10+.

    Also, You can cut them to the desired size you want.

    A big mistake girls do when they wax at home is that they try to do it standing up. It’s crazy messy…Designate an old sheet as your “waxing” sheet, lay it down on the floor and do all your waxing on it.

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