Nair = Drano: Reasons NOT to Use Hair Removing Creams

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Yes, Nair helps your legs stay fly on a dime. But the harsh nature of sodium hydroxide makes using it worth reconsidering. Similar product such as Veet contain calcium hydroxide instead (among other ingredients), which is believed to be less harsh than the compounds in Nair — but both sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide can take the skin off your body if you leave them on for too long. The personal experiences and stories related by friends of an afternoon of grooming turning into a horror story complete with blood are too many to ignore.

You must rethink how you remove your hair. I for one will not be using Nair again or anything resembling it, armed with this new information. The question is: What’s next in the fight to stay smooth?

Other possibilities include extremely careful shaving (not for me anyway), cutting back on waxing, and investing in a expensive-but-effective hair removal machine. It would “pay for itself” over time.

How about you? How do you do your hair removal? Have you had to change the way you stay groomed because of the recession?

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