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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 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Gets all hair (29)
  • Minimal pain (26)
  • Heats quickly (23)
  • Easy to wash off (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to wash off (10)
  • Breaks when pulled off (8)
  • Messy (8)
  • Misses hair (7)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Face (27)
  • Bikini line (16)
  • Underarms (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (33), Brand buyer (14)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse hair (39), Fine hair (11)

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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5.0

Better than going to the salon.

By jamich3

from Bloomingdale, NJ

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gets All Hair
  • Heats Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Face
    • Underarms

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

    This wax is quality wax, it doesn't break when you pull it, no smell, dries quickly and gets all hairs. I use this on my underarms and above upper lip. It's easy to use once you get the hang of it.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse Hair
     
    2.0

    Messy, Didn't Remove All Hair

    By Student

    from Berkeley, CA

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Minimal Pain

    Cons

    • Messy
    • Misses Hair

    Best Uses

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

      Disclaimer! My review is based off one time use:

      I wanted to love this, but as other reviewers have mentioned the waxing process is really messy. I tried using this on my upper lip and chin and it didn't get all of the hairs. Maybe I used it wrong, but I probably will not buy again.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Coarse Hair
       
      2.0

      Doesn't work very well

      By TC

      from Las Vegas

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks When Pulled Off
      • Difficult To Wash Off
      • Messy
      • Misses Hair

      Best Uses

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

        Gets maybe 65% of the hair.

        • Hair Texture:
        • Coarse Hair

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent , Far surpasses Zip!!!

        By Wend

        from Chicago

        describe yourself Brand 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:

          This far surpasses Zip wax . It can be messy you first go around . After you use it you will find the way that best get's the job done . Take your time and you'll do fine . I do not use the oil with it rather , a pore closer works best like an astringent/toner works better for my skin .

          • Hair Texture:
          • Coarse Hair
           
          5.0

          Tried others, came back to Parissa!

          By jamich3

          from Bloomingdale, NJ

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Crack
          • Easy To Use
          • Gets All Hair
          • Heats Quickly
          • Pulls In One Shot
          • Silky Feeling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bikini Line
            • Face
            • Underarms

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

            Love this product. Tried Sally H for the value, but it does not compare to this. The quality is great!

            • Hair Texture:
            • Fine Hair

            (3 of 3 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
             
            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
               
              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
               
              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

              (3 of 3 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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