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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 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 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 (44)
  • Gets all hair (30)
  • Minimal pain (27)
  • Heats quickly (24)
  • Easy to wash off (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to wash off (10)
  • Breaks when pulled off (9)
  • Messy (8)
  • Misses hair (7)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Face (28)
  • Bikini line (16)
  • Underarms (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (34), Brand buyer (14)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse hair (40), 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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(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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (3 of 3 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
       
      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

        (6 of 6 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

        (3 of 3 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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just WOW!

        By Shack Diva

        from Las Vegas, NV

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Breaks When Pulled Off

        Best Uses

        • Face

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

        This wax is amazing! I used it for the first time today after years of using other products and it gets all the hair with very very little pain!

        I have been searching for the perfect wax since Sally Hansen discontinued their microwavable hot wax and this is even better than that. I have used wax strips (Sally Hansen) and cold waxes (Nads). Neither have been as efficient as this with getting all the hair AND with SO little pain.

        I ordered the Parissa warmer today since this is a keeper. I do wish they had a smaller spatula for eyebrows.

        The only con was that it would break off if it wasn't thick enough. I think the problem will be solved by using the Parissa warmer since I warmed it by candle.

        I also couldn't open the Azulene bottle but I was in a hurry.

        • Hair Texture:
        • Coarse Hair
         
        5.0

        great product

        By furry

        from Rochester, NY

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Face

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

            it works well, just be careful when heating that you don't let it spill over on your stove. i recommend heating it in another pan w/ water.

            • Hair Texture:
            • Coarse Hair
             
            4.0

            Great Product

            By Product junkie

            from USVI

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Heats Quickly
            • Minimal Pain

            Cons

            • Difficult To Wash Off
            • Misses Hair

            Best Uses

            • Bikini Line

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

            This is very easy to use. I wax my bikini line regularly and have used a variety of products but currently this is my favourite. It heats easily, has a great smell, is very soothing and causes very little pain. Afterward the azulene oil really helps to prevent ingrowns and irritation. The cons are that it doesn't remove all hairs and the wax must be applied in a very thick layer to ensure it doesn't break. Despite this, I will definately buy again and would recommend.

            • Hair Texture:
            • Coarse Hair

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm Italian.

            By Carianne

            from Tucson, AZ

            describe yourself Budget 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 am Italian - I have lots of unwanted facial hair - upper lip, eyebrows, and chin. I have been waxing since I was 10 years old (25+ years now). This is the best product I have ever found. THANK YOU!!!

              Be sure to remove before hardened all the way, as directed - this is the least painful waxing experience I have ever had! I am very pleased, and will definitely purchase this again.

              • Hair Texture:
              • Coarse Hair

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