Best at home hair removal kits for men and women

Maisie Bovingdon
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Booking a wax in a salon can be quite costly, so what are the best DIY wax kits? (Getty images)

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Booking a wax in a salon can be quite costly, as one in five people spend on average £7,560 in their adult lifetime on hair removal, according to research carried out by DestinationSkin.

Getting your bikini line, chest, back, legs or underarms waxed is a personal choice for each individual, regardless of their gender.

While some may prefer to go au naturel, others may be after a slight tidy up, a particular shape or complete removal.

However, some males and females may find going to a beautician a little daunting, as well as expensive, which is why a kit to do in the comfort of your own home is a preferred alternative.

Once that has been decided you then have to factor in the type of wax you want.

There is the classic soft wax, which involves removing any fuzz with a muslin or paper strip, or a hard wax - also known as a hot wax - that you simply peel off.

The latter is said to be more effective as the warmth opens the hair follicles to ensure the hair is extracted at ease, and doesn’t break the hair shaft, which can cause ingrown hairs.

But either way waxing is the preferred form of hair removal as it lasts for longer than plucking or threading, and is said to make the hair less thick.

Both forms can be found in the salon, but are also available as home kit versions too.

So what are the best waxing kits to use at home?

For those Iooking to recreate the salon look a wax pot is a popular choice, as the wax can be melted in the microwave, but be careful to check the temperature before applying to the skin.

Strip wax kits are another fan favourite, as they come with wipes to get rid of any residue, plus they come in different sizes for the target area.

Then there are natural sugar kits, which are a great alternative for those wanting vegan options.

Shop the nine best at home wax kits

Nose Wax Kit | £9.99 from Amazon

Nose Wax Kit

Wokaar’s hair removal nose kit has received five star reviews from customers for being quick and efficient, with one shopper describing it as “simple, pain free, very effective.”

Simply melt the wax in hot water or in the microwave, once it is molten dip the applicator into the wax before pushing into the nostrils.

Sensitive Warm Wax Treatment | £7.99 from Superdrug

Warm Sugar Wax

Superdrug’s Warm Wax Treatment is a popular go-to for those wanting an easy to use hair removal treatment, plus it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, which is an added bonus.

The set comes complete with a sugar base formula, made from nourishing shea and rosehip extract, a spatula and 10 non woven strips. The wax can be washed off with water, which makes for an easy and mess-free pampering session.

Veet Facial Wax Strips Sensitive | £6.50 from Tesco

Veet Facial Wax Strips Sensitive

The brow and upper lip area is very delicate, and with a small surface area to cover, finding wax strips small enough to fit that area can be problemtatic.

However, the Veet facial wax strips are a must buy for the sensitive facial area, plus they pick up even the smallest of hair.

Rio Total Body Waxing Hair Removal Kit | £39.99 from Argos

Rio Total Body Waxing Hair Removal Kit

Out of 372 reviews 94% of customers would recommend the Rio waxing kit, because it is “easy to use and heats quickly”, according to shoppers.

The set comes with two types of wax, a soft and hard version, as well as a heater and spatulas, to make getting those extra fine hairs easier.

GiGi Professional Brazilian Waxing Kit | £64.99 (Was £74.99) from Amazon

GiGi Professional Brazilian Waxing Kit

The GiGi waxing kit caters for everyone’s needs, as it includes the wax warmer, Brazilian hard wax, as well as wooden spatulas in different sizes to help with precision when carrying out your ablutions.

Plus it includes a pre and post lotion to make sure your hair removal session is as pain-free as possible, but with salon results.

Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip for Sensitive Skin | £4.86 (Was £7.29) from Superdrug

Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip for Sensitive Skin

The Easy-Gelwax formula makes formula contains vitamin E and almond oil to help nourish the skin after having a wax.

The Veet strip wax is best used on dry skin to get the best results, and with finish wipes included you will not have to walk around with the remains of wax sticking to your body.

Persian Cold Wax Kit for Fine to Medium Hair Types Body Waxing | £12.63 from Amazon

Persian Cold Wax Kit for Fine to Medium Hair Types Body Waxing

This home wax kit is made from natural ingredients and is easy to apply, as well as clean up after your waxing session as the strips are washable.

The beauty buy can be used on sensitive skin, as well as all body parts, and customers can’t get enough of the item.

One review read: “This wax is the best at-home method I have used for hair removal!”

Veet EasyWax Sensitive Electrical Roll-On Kit | £29.99 from Boots

Veet EasyWax Sensitive Electrical Roll-On Kit

This nifty gadget is a great at home wax kit, as it is more compact than some melting pots, but also provides more wax then a pack of strips.

Simply place the wax roll on into the heated cap, which will warm up and allow you to apply to your legs, arms or chest in minutes for an efficient hair removal process.

Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit | £12.99 from Feel Unique

Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Wax

The Sugar Coated Full Body Wax is vegan and cruelty free, as it is made from natural ingredients pure sugar syrup and water, which makes for smooth application on all areas.

Plus, the beauty set includes reusable spatulas and strips so it is great value for money and eco friendly - what’s not to love?

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