7 At-Home Waxing Kits For When You Want To Rip Your Hair Out

Waxing any part of your body — from your brows to your bikini line — can be costly, painful, and at times, just plain awkward. That said, if you choose to remove your hair and don't want to deal with shaving (or commit to laser), then investing in an at-home kit is often the easiest solution.

"At home waxing kits are effective, so long as you are using them properly," New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, tells Refinery29. "The biggest potential risk with hot waxes is that you can burn your fingers if they touch the heating device, or potentially cause a burn on the skin."

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Luckily, the newest generation of at-home waxing kits are much safer and more user-friendly than previous iterations — and even come in innovative strips, beads, and pots designed specifically for your skin and hair type.

However, there are a couple things to keep in mind before adding a kit to cart. Waxing (at-home or otherwise) might not the best choice if you're currently on Accutane, or have used a product with retinol, AHAs, or BHAs within the past week, according to dermatologist Morgan Rabach, MD. It's also important to be mindful about after-care. "A hydrocortisone cream can do wonders for redness right after," Dr. Rabach says. "If you experience redness or swelling that lasts for three days, or any unusual discomfort, make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to look at the affected area."

If you're ready to give things a go, we recommend checking out these seven waxing kits first.
 
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Flamingo Face Wax Kit


The brand made its name by crafting well-made razors in trendy colors, but don't sleep on Flamingo's face-and-body wax strips. They're perfect for beginners — just position them wherever you want smooth, hair-free skin and quickly pull in the opposite direction of growth.
Flamingo Face Wax Kit$10.00 Buy

Wakse Mini Cosmic Candy Hard Wax Beans


No, this isn't something out of Reddit's ForbiddenSnacks thread. These teeny-tiny tablets are actually bits of hard wax, which dissolve when heated up in a microwavable pot. (But yes, it does smell like candy.)
Wakse Mini Cosmic Candy Hard Wax Beans$15.00 Buy
Wakse Face & Body Applicator Kit$10.00 Buy
Wakse Reusable Melting Pot$10.00 Buy

Nair Wax Ready-Strips For Face


If you're concerned about applying hot wax to your skin, then try a waxing strip, which won't reach a high temperature, even if you warm it up with friction. Nair's under-$10 strips are easy to use and can be cut down to fit areas of the body or face as needed.
Nair Wax Ready-Strips For Face$7.99 Buy
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Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit


If you can't make it to a Bliss spa, then this at-home kit is the next best thing. Each kit comes with a reheatable mug, plus pre- and post-care products to help prep and soothe your skin for a more comfortable wax.
Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit$24.00 Buy

Parissa Face and Body Sugar


If sugaring is your hair removal method of choice, then try this at-home formula infused with soothing chamomile to prevent redness or bumps.
Parissa Face and Body Sugar$12.99 Buy

GiGi Brazilian Bikini Wax Microwave Kit


For the truly fearless among us, DIY your own Brazilian wax with this comprehensive kit, which comes with pre-wax skin cleaner, oil, microwavable wax, wax remover, and hair minimizing lotion.
GiGi Brazilian Bikini Wax Microwave Kit$15.99 Buy

NaturalRays Wax Warmer, Hair Removal Home Waxing Kit


This viral Amazon pick has nearly 2,000 reviews (and a 4.4 star rating), which is saying a lot when you're talking about a beauty ritual that no one actually likes.
NaturalRays Wax Warmer, Hair Removal Home Waxing Kit$35.59 $28.89 Buy
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