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Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair 4 oz (120 g)

 
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Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz
 
4.3

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Gets all hair (26)
  • Minimal pain (24)
  • Heats quickly (20)
  • Easy to wash off (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to wash off (9)
  • Breaks when pulled off (7)
  • Messy (6)
  • Misses hair (5)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Face (24)
  • Bikini line (15)
  • Underarms (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (13)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse hair (35), Fine hair (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thank the Lord!

I decided to buy this product because it's strip free. I tried it, and my Lord, it is the best thing I have ever tried, and I am in the beauty industry,...Read complete review

I decided to buy this product because it's strip free. I tried it, and my Lord, it is the best thing I have ever tried, and I am in the beauty industry, I have tried everything! It took about 10 minutes to heat up on my stove, it is not messy at all, because you want it a little thick when you apply it, so its not runny. It is very easy, and VERY fast, not as painful, and doesn't make me break out in red bumps,and you don't have to re wax the area, it takes out even the most stubborn of hairs. And I noticed that the general redness you get after waxing went away within about 5 minutes! So it's easier to keep it secret ;). EVERY wax makes me break out, very bad. But not this one!! I am SO pleased, and hairless! Buy this product, please!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Takes some practice, as with all waxes

Unfortunately the Sally Hansen Wax has been discontinued, so I use this. The second time I used it, I figured out to only warm this on low heat for a minute (at...Read complete review

Unfortunately the Sally Hansen Wax has been discontinued, so I use this. The second time I used it, I figured out to only warm this on low heat for a minute (at most) so that the base would melt; after stirring (or just seeing which parts of the wax cake were melted to honey consistency), I could use this without burning myself.

This is a lot better than other stripless alternatives, but as noted, it heats VERY quickly, and you shouldn't need to melt all the wax to use this. (Do not walk away from this pot--I usually set it on medium-high flame and it takes no more than 2 minutes.)

This did a decent-enough job getting the tougher hairs on upper lip, cheeks, etc, but it takes going over the same spot more than once occasionally, or drawing the skin taut when applying/pulling off the wax.

The azulene oil (or anything to dissolve the wax off of skin) is smelly and greasy, but it helps get off all the wax residue. (There might be less acne-inducing alternatives, though. I wash off the azulene oil after usage and I'm still struggling with breakouts, but I have very acne-prone skin).

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best wax i've tried for my stubborn hair

By got my dad's unfortunately hairy genes

from Dallas, TX

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gets All Hair
  • Heats Quickly
  • Minimal Pain

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Face
  • Underarms

Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

I have very coarse, dense, stubborn underarm hair. Other waxes, albeit easier to clean, would miss half the hairs no matter how many times I went over the same area. This wax gets all or most in 1-3 applications, with very little pain. Also used on my upper lip, a small area where strips would get in the way.

Some of the other reviewers here complained about it breaking. It only happens if you let it cool too long and/or if you apply really thin layers.

I've found it's best to apply a generous amount, at least 3mm thick, and to to pull off the wax while it's still warm/pliable & have to re-do the area (even if it sticks to your fingers a bit) rather than wait til it cools/solidifies, in which case you'll be chipping it off your skin in painful, dry little bits!

  • Hair Texture:
  • Coarse Hair

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5.0

Works!

By Taps

from Rialto, CA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Easy To Wash Off
  • Gets All Hair
  • Heats Quickly
  • Minimal Pain

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Face

    Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

    I have very coarse hair and it is the only product that has worked for me.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse Hair

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    2.0

    Ehh...

    By Chris

    from Washington D.C

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Minimal Pain

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Breaks When Pulled Off
    • Difficult To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Underarms

    Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

    I wish it could stop breaking when I pull it off. It chips and its difficult to wash off. I don't think I'll but this again.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Fine Hair

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Not that great

    By Quality vs. quantity

    from Wisconsin

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Microwave Heating

    Cons

    • Does not work
    • Misses Hair

    Best Uses

    • Face
    • Fine Longer Hair
    • Upper lip

    Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

    Item arrived open box- cut with something sharp. Scattered around large box. When applied as recommended it did not even touch shorter coarser hair on my upper lip. I won't buy it again.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Fine Hair

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best I've tried

    By Flower

    from New York

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gets All Hair
    • Minimal Pain

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Face

      Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

      I've had impossible course hair in embarrassing places for several years. I have tried salon waxing, threading and shaving. None of these processes worked satisfactorily; hair would grow back literally the next day. I don't know why this wax works, but it does. It completely and painlessly removed all of my thick course hair. I am hair free for about two weeks, which for me is a miracle. I highly recommend this product.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Coarse Hair

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By Vegas Baby

      from Gainesville VA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gets All Hair
      • Heats Quickly
      • Minimal Pain

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Face

      Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

      I used this product on my chin. It is easy to use and removed those lovely "whiskers" that menopausal women get. No need for strips. I haven't used it on legs or underarms yet.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Fine Hair

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this wax!!

      By jamich3

      from Bloomingdale, NJ

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gets All Hair
      • Heats Quickly
      • Minimal Pain

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bikini Line
        • Underarms

        Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

        This product is great once you get used to using it. It takes a couple of tries. I use this exclusively for my underarms because wax strips are just too difficult to use in the crevices. I have become a waxing diva, I threw all of my razors away and I exclusively wax. I have my Brazilian done elsewhere, but have used their techniques to wax my underarms and have been hugely successful!! I have ventured in doing some of my women family members underarms as well and THEY HAVE LOVED IT!!! Just remember to blow on wax a little before spreading it on, it does tend to get hot enough to burn you if you spread right away.

        • Hair Texture:
        • Coarse Hair

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        5.0

        I love this stuff!

        By Kitty J

        from Fredericksburg, VA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gets All Hair

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Face

          Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

          I bought this after Zip changed their product (making it less effective). Parissa is a great replacement. It gets rid of the hard to remove hair on my face.

          • Hair Texture:
          • Coarse Hair

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally, something that works!

          By Amy

          from Wisconsin

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gets All Hair
          • Heats Quickly
          • Minimal Pain

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Face

          Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

          I have short, coarse hair on my face that is embarassing and seems to be able to survive all attempts to remove it. I have tried so many creams and waxes, but thought I was stuck trying to get them all with an epilator and tweezers (which takes forever). I bought this on a whim and then let it sit for weeks, not bothering to try it because I assumed it would not work. I finally tried it last night and it worked--amazingly! It got the short, coarse hairs and the finer baby-fuzz type hairs all in one go. If you have hair that could apparantly survive a nuclear blast, do dry this out and I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!

          • Hair Texture:
          • Coarse Hair

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Why was I so cheap?

          By JL

          from VA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Cost effective
          • Easy To Use
          • Easy To Wash Off
          • Minimal Pain

          Cons

          • Azulene Bottle Difficult

          Best Uses

          • Face

          Comments about Parissa Strip Free Hot Wax, Short Coarse Hair, 4 oz:

          My usual product was out of stock and honestly I was getting tired of the terrible quality. After searching I found this wax, and had stayed away from it in the past because I thought it was too expensive. Desperate for a similar item to the last product I used, I ordered this one. I was shocked when I opened the package - it's a large amount of wax, two long stir spatula sticks and a shorter one for spreading. They also provide a small bottle of azulene oil - although the oil is really effective the bottle is a pain to open and close.

          Overall I'm really happy with the product and kicking myself for torturing my face for so long with the other product that dried out my skin. This wax seems kinder than other waxes and used with the oil gives great results.

          I highly recommend getting the wax warmer - it makes everything so much easier, plug it in and read a book while it warms up for 30 minutes. No more carrying it through to your room from the kitchen. My grooming routine just got easier! :)

          • Hair Texture:
          • Coarse Hair

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