Friday, May 8, 2015
Ally Answers...Hair Removal Questions
My friend says hard waxing is less painful. Is it? I want to wax my legs, but not sure what to buy. Katie C., Albany, NY
Ally: Not if you are waxing your legs. Hard, stripless wax coats hair and doesn't stick to skin, so it is great on small areas that might be pain prone (like the bikini line). Soft wax spreads better on larger areas. Both Gigi and Clean + Easy make both at-home and professional waxing products that are good for your skin and easy to use.
Are the red bumps I get after shaving always just razor burn? Julie M. Spokane, WA
Ally: No. You may be one of the millions of women with a nickel allergy. Nickel is found in most razors and can cause an allergic reaction. Look for a blade that is nickel free.