Hair removal, in any form, isn’t the most pleasant experience. Whether you choose to epilate, laser, shave or use hair removal cream, each method has its pros and certainly its cons. So with all these choices, why opt for waxing?
From longer-lasting results to high-precision removal – and no risk of nicking your knees – many people swear by the stuff, using it monthly, every six weeks or longer if you’re lucky.
Even so, for anyone new to waxing, it can seem like quite a daunting task, especially when doing it at home. So, we’re here to help show you there’s nothing to fear when doing it safely, effectively and with the right products.
Wax strips, wax pens, melting wax pearls and even sugar paste are all among the most popular options. But depending on your confidence level, hair type or desired result, it’s important to know the difference between them.
So, keep reading below for helpful hints and tips on how to get started, the best products to use and how to minimise any risks. And remember, when it comes to body hair, whether you choose to remove it or not, the choice truly is one of personal preference.
How we tested
Over the course of six weeks, we waxed every different body part, from legs and bikini lines to upper lip and toe hair. In fact, very few body parts were left unturned! Each waxing kit was rated on ease of use, price point, pain factor and, most importantly, how well they got rid of unwanted hair. Here are the results.
The best at home waxing kits for 2023 are:
- Best overall – Veet wax strips for sensitive skin for body and legs: £9.88, Amazon.co.uk
- Best face wax – Flamingo face wax kit: £9, Boots.com
- Best for home waxing professionals – Sugar coated full body hair removal kit: £10.93, Amazon.co.uk
- Best salon-quality wax kit – Mylee coconut and arnica stripless wax kit: £55, Lookfantastic.com