Are you tired of the endless salon appointments, the long waits, and the big bills that come with professional waxing sessions? We hear you! Imagine having the power to achieve that flawlessly smooth, hair-free skin right in the comfort of your own home. The good news is, you absolutely can. With the right tools in your hands, at-home waxing can be a game-changer.

In this blog, we're going to spill the beans on the top 10 things you absolutely need to consider if you want to buy the best at-home waxing kit. Say goodbye to the frustration of trial and error, and say hello to the solution you've been searching for. 

So when you go down the rabbit hole of internet research to buy a waxing kit, consider these 10 things. 

1. Listen to Your Skin: Do You Have Any Skin Concerns?

When it comes to achieving that beautifully smooth skin, we understand your eagerness to pick up the spatula and get waxing. However, before you rush to purchase a waxing kit, it's crucial to consider your skin's unique needs and skin concerns.

Skin concerns can significantly impact the waxing experience, and in some cases, it might not be the ideal hair removal method for you. Here's why: Applying hot or warm wax to your skin, followed by swift removal is highly effective for hair removal, but it may not be compatible with certain skin conditions or concerns. 

Here are a few normal skin reactions to waxing:

  • Redness- The pulling of the hair follicle and the tugging of the hair causes some degree of redness on the skin. It is the most common effect of waxing.
  • Inflammation- The waxed area might feel a little inflamed just post-waxing. It is again caused by the swift pulling of the waxing.
  • Tiny rashes and bumps- These may be caused by a minor histamine reaction in your body to waxing. These bumps usually subside within a few minutes of waxing. 
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    Do a patch test before committing to a full at-home waxing kit. If the after-effects of waxing are more severe than any of the reactions we have listed above, you might want to reconsider waxing at all. We recommend consulting a dermatologist or healthcare professional before using any waxing products. 

    2. Regular Ripper: How Often Do You Need to Wax?

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    Before you grab that at-home waxing kit, let's chat about something super important: How often do you need to wax? 

    Waxing needs vary from person to person. Some folks wax every few weeks, while others do it once a month or even less. It depends on your hair growth, thickness, and your body hair maintenance preferences.  

    So, before you hit that 'buy' button, think about how often you'll be waxing and ask yourself these questions. 

  • Do I need hair removal more than once a month?
  • Do I  remove hair from larger body parts like my arms, legs, chest, back or face?
  • Do I stress about going to the salon before every big event?
  • Have I ever waxed just because I felt like it, rather than for a special occasion?
  • Do I prefer to maintain a consistently hair-free appearance?
  • Am I looking for a solution that allows me to wax whenever I want, without scheduling appointments?
  • Would the convenience of waxing at home fit my lifestyle and needs?
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    If you find yourself nodding “yes” to most of these questions, chances are you're a frequent waxer who would benefit from having an at-home waxing kit readily available. It's all about making hair removal fit seamlessly into your lifestyle and preferences!

    3. Cha-ching! Is the Waxing Kit within Your Budget?

    When it comes to getting that irresistibly smooth skin, your budget is your best friend. It's essential to consider how much you're willing to spend because, believe it or not, waxing at home can be a total game-changer for your wallet!

    Let's break it down: Frequent salon waxing appointments can add up quickly. You're not just paying for the service but also factoring in travel expenses and maybe even a tip for your technician. Multiply that by several visits throughout the year, and it's clear that the salon option can get quite pricey.

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    Waxing at the salon costs

  • Legs (Full):
  • Single Session: $50 

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $300 

  • Arms (Full):
  • Single Session: $30 - $50

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $180 - $300

  • Face (Upper Lip & Eyebrows):
  • Single Session: $15 - $25

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $90 - $150

  • Back:
  • Single Session: $40 - $60

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $240 - $360

  • Chest:
  • Single Session: $40 - $60

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $240 - $360

  • Bikini (Basic Bikini Line):
  • Single Session: $25 - $40

    Over 6 Months (6 sessions): $150 - $240

     

    At-Home Waxing Kit Costs:

    Waxing Kit: $30 - $50 (one-time cost)

    Wax Beads/Strips (6 months' supply): $20 - $30

    By buying an at-home waxer you are staying within a very reasonable budget in any way, Investing in an at-home waxing kit has a fixed initial cost and provides you with multiple uses, making it a cost-effective choice in the long run.

    4. Make a Smooth Choice: Are You Looking for a Soft Wax Kit or a Hard Wax Kit?

    The first step to narrowing down on a few good waxing kits is to choose the kind of wax that you are looking for —soft wax or hard wax.

    Here’s the scoop: Soft wax is cold wax that usually comes in strips, whereas hard wax comes in the form of beads or tablets that you have to melt and use. 

    Soft wax kits include wax strips and pre-wax and post-wax products. 

    Hard wax kits include hard wax beads, wax warmer, pre-wax and post-wax products and applicators

    What wax should you choose? 

    Let’s take a quick look at hard wax vs. soft wax pros and cons to help you decide better.

    Hard wax

    Pros: 

    Cons:

    • Time time-consuming to prep, apply and wax

    Soft wax

    Pros:

    • Quick and easy to apply and wax

    Cons: 

     

    Want to get your waxing done quickly? Choose soft wax, but don’t mind the pain and the bumps! But if you want a smoother, less painful experience and longer-lasting results, you have to be team hard wax. 


    5. Some Like It Hot: Your Kit Should Include a Wax Warmer

    You can’t truly have a hassle-free waxing experience at your home without a wax warmer. It's not just a nice-to-have accessory; it's an absolute must for any waxing kit. 

    Wax warmer gives you the perfect honey-like wax consistency. Unlike makeshift heating methods, like microwaves or stovetops, a wax warmer offers precise temperature control. No more guessing games or accidental overheating that can lead to burns and bruises.

    When considering a wax kit, make sure the wax warmer includes these key features:

    1. Adjustable Temperature Control: Look for a warmer with adjustable temperature settings to customize the heat according to your comfort and wax type.
    2. Indicator Light- An LED indicator light that tells you when it’s on. 
    3. Safety Features: Ensure it has built-in safety features like a sturdy lid and insulated body. 
    4. Capacity: Consider the size of the warmer; larger ones are ideal for frequent waxing sessions.
    5. Even Heating: Look for a wax warmer that evenly heats the wax to avoid hot spots.

    Look for the star wax warmer when investing in a waxing kit. Your waxing kit cannot get any more convenient than this! 


    6. Beat the Beginner Blues: Is Your Waxing Kit Beginner-Friendly? 

    Assess your experience level with waxing. Are you a beginner or an experienced waxer? Some kits are designed for beginners, while others are more suitable for those with experience. But it never hurts to get a beginner-friendly waxing kit that is easy to use, even if you are a seasoned or pro waxer. 

    Not sure whether your at-home waxing kit is beginner-friendly? Here’s a checklist that will narrow down your options. 

  • A clear Instructions manual:
  • Are the instructions easy to understand, with step-by-step guidance for each waxing session?

  • Hard Wax Beads or Pre-Waxed Strips:
  • Does the kit include pre-waxed strips or beads that require minimal preparation?

  •  User-Friendly Wax Warmer:
  • Does it come with a straightforward and safe-to-use wax warmer for heating the wax?

  • Applicators or Strips:
  • Are applicators or strips included for easy and mess-free application?

  • Suitable for Multiple Body Areas:
  • Can the kit be used on various body areas, including legs, arms, face, and bikini?

  • Cleanup Tools:
  • Are post-waxing cleanup tools like wax remover or oil included for easy cleanup?

  • Compact and Portable:
  • Is the kit compact and portable for convenient storage and travel?

    If you have chosen a waxing kit that checks 5 out of 7 things out, you’re on the right track. Get your hands on an easy-to-use kit to get your job done swiftly and smoothly!


    7. Your Skin’s BFF: Are the ingredients of the wax safe? 

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    Smooth results can last you longer only if the ingredients of your waxing kit are safe. Before making a purchase ensure that you look at the ingredients label of the hard wax and other waxing products. Here’s what you should look for:

    1. Natural Ingredients: Opt for waxing kits that contain natural ingredients like beeswax, sugar, or resin. These ingredients are known for their skin-friendly properties, reducing the risk of irritation.
    2. Hypoallergenic: Look for products labelled as hypoallergenic. These are formulated to minimize allergic reactions, making them suitable for sensitive skin types.
    3. Cruelty-Free: Support brands that prioritize ethical practices by choosing cruelty-free products. These products are not tested on animals and are often more environmentally conscious.
    4. Dermatologist-Approved: Products with dermatologist approval are more likely to be safe and effective, giving you peace of mind during your at-home waxing sessions. 

    Even if your at-home waxing kit passes all the safety checks, make sure to patch-test the wax and the skincare products before a full body waxing session. You gotta look out for your safety!


    8. Who Takes Care of You? Look for Warranty and Customer Service

    When it comes to choosing the perfect waxing kit, don't overlook the importance of top-notch customer service and a solid warranty. It's like having a safety net for your investment. Look for brands that offer 

    • Excellent customer support
    • Readily available to answer your questions via chat or calls
    • Provide guidance on your waxing journey
    • Additionally, a generous warranty speaks volumes about a company's confidence in its product. It means they stand by their kit's quality and are ready to assist should any issues arise. 

    With reliable customer service and a reassuring warranty, you'll have peace of mind as you embark on your path to smoother skin. It's all about making your waxing experience as stress-free as possible!

    9. Raving Reviews: How Does the Brand’s Reviews Section Look?

    When it comes to purchasing any product online, one of the most valuable resources at your disposal is the reviews section. This holds particularly true for waxing kits. Reading what other customers have to say about their experiences with a brand can be a goldmine of information, helping you make a well-informed decision.

    Now, let's get into the specifics of what to look for when reading reviews in Amazon product listings. Keep an eye out for these keywords and phrases:

     

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    1. Effective: Look for reviewers who mention that the waxing kit effectively removes hair and leaves the skin smooth.

    2. Gentle: Seek reviews that emphasize the gentleness of the wax, especially if you have sensitive skin.

    3. Easy to Use: Reviews that mention ease of use and user-friendly features are valuable, especially for beginners.

    4. Minimal Pain: If pain is a concern, reviews mentioning minimal discomfort or pain can be reassuring.

    5. Long-Lasting Results: Positive feedback on the longevity of results can indicate a high-quality product.

    6. No Irritation: Reviews stating that the kit didn't cause irritation or redness are essential, especially for those with sensitive skin.

    7. Value for Money: Assess whether customers feel they received good value for the price paid.

    8. Customer Service: Positive comments about the brand's customer service can be a sign of a reliable company.

    9. Before-and-After: If reviewers include before-and-after photos, these can offer visual proof of a product's effectiveness.

    10. Consistency: Reviews from customers who have used the product over time can reveal its consistency and performance in the long run

    10. Can You Go from Zero to Pro? Access to Waxing Education 

    If you are a beginner in the self-waxing game, then waxing education helps you navigate through the process. Managing a whole kit and getting waxing done on yourself successfully requires some knowledge. Go for a waxing kit that comes with a detailed but simple manual that guides you throughout the process. If the brand has a social media presence that promotes waxing education, then that’s a bonus! 

    With Tress Wellness, you get so much more. We give you detailed yet a very easy-to-follow manual with your waxing kit. Our WaxPal app will become your best buddy in your waxing journey with video tutorials from licensed estheticians and a scheduler to get to those at-home waxing sessions on time. The Tress Tribe on our Instagram, YouTube and TikTok is growing every day. We are loved, and we’d love to share our sparkle with you!

    Now you’re ready to take on the internet with this guide when purchasing your waxing kit. With our checklists in place, you can bring the salon at home with the best at-home waxing kit. But we're not done yet! Waxing can be a fun experience, and we'd love to hear about your journey. Share your tips and discoveries in the comments below with our community of smooth skin enthusiasts!

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