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Old 29.04.2009, 16:23
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Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Hey all,

Where can you buy wax / wax strips? Is it available at Coop City? Im getting tired of shaving my legs, and since summer approaches, I would like to try the waxing approach although Ive never done so before.

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Old 29.04.2009, 16:27
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Hey all,

Where can you buy wax / wax strips? Is it available at Coop City? Im getting tired of shaving my legs, and since summer approaches, I would like to try the waxing approach although Ive never done so before.

Thanks a lot.
Did you try asking in the Cranberry Bar in Zürich?
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Old 29.04.2009, 16:29
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Don't. Painful.


*ouch, ouch*
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Old 29.04.2009, 16:33
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Don't. Painful.


*ouch, ouch*
I suppose women do go through a lot of pain for the sake of appearance.
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Old 29.04.2009, 16:35
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Did you try asking in the Cranberry Bar in Zürich?
Why would I ask people at a bar about waxing my legs?
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Old 29.04.2009, 16:40
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

You can get it everywhere they sell beauty products and pharmacies included. But it really is painful and not great doing it yourself, as if you aren't very firm, fast and efficient you get more pain and a sticky, icky hairy mess...
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Maybe there are guys in that bar that know how to be firm , fast and efficient or that have a high pain threshold.
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You can get it everywhere they sell beauty products and pharmacies included. But it really is painful and not great doing it yourself, as if you aren't very firm, fast and efficient you get more pain and a sticky, icky hairy mess...
Whats the German name for wax / wax strips if I were to ask for them?
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Old 29.04.2009, 16:46
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

If you haven't done this before then I would strongly recommend you get this done professionally - at least once.... you will save yourself a lot of pain, cursing, stickiness and general feeling of wanting a good cry... I promise....
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Old 29.04.2009, 17:02
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Yep, Coop City has them. Look in the beauty products section. I forget the German word for it, but Veet doesn't make much else, so once you find that brand name you'll know you're in the right aisle.

As for the pain, I didn't think it was too bad. (I assume we're just talking legs here.) You'd think it would be 30 times worse than ripping off a bandaid, because it's 30 times the surface area - but it isn't really. Only about 3 times worse.

It is messy though... no getting around that. I've tried doing it in the bathtub before, but all that did was make the tub an icky, sticky mess instead of the floor.
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Old 29.04.2009, 17:07
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

... another tip for the girls... don't do waxing just before your period, do it a few days afterwards.. skin is much less sensitive.. If you note this, you will see a huge difference. Have been waxing for years and this I can confirm 100%. Everytime... The difference is between toe curling and thinking, so, when is she starting? what? it's done? Oh great
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Whats the German name for wax / wax strips if I were to ask for them?
Wachsstreifen or perhaps kaltwachsstreifen.

You usually find them with the other sorts of beauty products in Coop or Migros. Coop often has them on offer.
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Try the body shop www.the-body-shop.ch. I have used the sugaring hair removal, less messy and not at all painful.
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Old 29.04.2009, 17:52
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

http://sundepil.com

I've been using these on my legs, not only is it totally painless but less and less hair grows back.
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Why would I ask people at a bar about waxing my legs?
They have the type of customers that would probably use it.
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

Alright, just to share my experiences, I went into Coop, and found the 'warmwachs' or warm wax with the other waxing products. It doesnt actually cost that much, about 16 CHF.

So I went home to try it out, a little bit scared with all of the above comments and adding to that, the fact that I have a low pain tolerance in general. So I watched some Youtube videos to see how it was done (cause the instructions you get are only in German/French). But I must say, it was actually less painful than pulling off a bandage! Anyways, although the package says 2mm hair growth is okay, I think you need maybe close to 5mm hair growth for it to be much more efficient/effective at removing all of the hairs.

My advice, its probably not for everyone since everyones pain tolerance levels are different (as well as everyones hair growth is different). But I think this will sure beat shaving! I would rather set my pants on fire than have to shave everyday (I dont know how guys do it!).
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Old 02.05.2009, 11:58
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My advice, its probably not for everyone since everyones pain tolerance levels are different (as well as everyones hair growth is different). But I think this will sure beat shaving! I would rather set my pants on fire than have to shave everyday (I dont know how guys do it!).
I think it also depends on the thickness of your hair, too. My leg hairs are pretty thick and coarse (a bit like me, actually ) and waxing is not a pleasant method for me.

The other thing to bear in mind is the regrowth: I found that when the hair starts to regrow (even before it has surfaced) and you get cold, i.e. you get goose-pimples, the goose-pimples surrounding the areas you have waxed get incredibly painful. I thought I was just weird and it only happened to me but having mentioned it to a couple of friends they say it happens to them, too.

As I say, it might depend on the hair/skin type.
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Re: Where can you buy wax / wax strips?

I waxed my top lip once.........never again it was numb and tingly for nearly a week after.
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