Do you DIY or no?

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
February 27, 2012 6:59pm CST
]Ladies this one's for you. Men If ya want to answer feel free. Who knows, you might wax your beard or other nether regions??? [em]shocked[/em Sooo... Ladies when you wax your hair, or dye it, do you go to the salon, or do it yourself? I do dye my own hair, but have a wax kit (the microwaveable kind that is) and I want to try it out. I've used the strips before, where you heat it and then pull, but this one you just heat the wax, put some on and pull the wax off directly. Anyone used this? Any advice?
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9 responses
• Ireland
28 Feb 12
Be very, very careful with microwave wax as it's easy to overheat and burn yourself. I wax my own legs, but not very often. I've also waxed my own underarms before. I've used hot wax that you put into a saucepan of hot water, but I've also used a cold wax which was fairly effective and much easier and less messy to use. When it comes to dyeing my hair, I have highlights and I only get 'em done twice a year as I'm a natural blonde anyway and roots don't show up badly. I just get them when I feel I need a little lift and can afford them. I haven't done them in well over a year now as I couldn't afford it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
I'm not going to touch this kit, I called and they'll send me out another. I guess it wouldn't hurt to use this kit as well, but since I'm getting another one for free. It will be my first time using the wax kits myself, I usually get the sticky strips, and those hardly if t all work. I do my hair myself because, well, it's too expensive to get it done otherwise, but now the waxing that I get done professionally gets ridiculously expensive as well.
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• Ireland
28 Feb 12
I can only imagine the sticky strips working out so much more expensive than wax & strips separately, I hope you have fun with the waxing :) As for the hair, yes, it is indeed expensive. The way I see it, if I was doing it myself, I'd do it on a regular basis and it would end up costing quite a bit. Instead, when I get my hair cut every once in a while I save up my loyalty stamps so that it works out cheaper to get it highlighted once or twice a year than to dye it at home. Home dyes are extremely bad for your hair as well as your health sometimes, with some of the ingredients that can be present in them and with my allergies, I'd rather not take the risk.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
I know they can be dangerous which is why I've stopped dyeing my hair so much. I've not dyed it in awhile, and while I would like to dye it, I won't. I may use koolaid though as it isn't that bad, though it doesn't "stay" as well. I like my hair red, and I don't think the koolaid would make it bright red.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
28 Feb 12
i just shave my legs the old fashioned way lol! and yes, i do dye my own hair at home. the dyes they have out now are practially no mess and easy to use.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
I use veet or I shave my legs, but I was talking about facial hair.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
28 Feb 12
Hi SomeCowgirl, I go to a salon whenever I need to have my hair dyed or waxed, simply because I don't know how to do it. But with all the prices of everything going up these days, I've actually decided that I should learn to do this on my own specially that in a few weeks I'll be transferring to a place where everything is expensive. I'm now in the process of conditioning my mind to learn this skill, and I just hope that I won't mess up my own hair when I finally find the courage to DIY.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
The good thing about the DIY kits, is that you can find some that has "guideline tools" to help. Such as, if you just wanted to highlight, you can find little caps you wear and pull the hair out to highlight only it. Or for waxing, atleast eyebrows, they have strips you lay down and I suppose pull off to do the same thing. The hair dyeing is pretty easy, it's the waxing that I find scary.
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
Yes, I am D.I.Y enthusiast. D.I.Y is so amazing! It can help you to be frugal, be creative and make a lot of fun. I find D.I.Y as an interesting habit. If people will learn to love it, they can do a lot of stuff.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
Uhm Title + Discussion ='s only relevant to one thing. Reread please.
@ElicBxn (59911)
• United States
28 Feb 12
argg! waxing! ick! heck, I quit shaving over 15 years ago! Not that I'm that hairy anyway... I did have a few whiskers in a former mole that I got electrolysis out...
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
I have hairs in a mole that I have to keep plucking. It's annoying to pluck sometimes. Waxing isn't all that bad, it does hurt but you get used to it.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 12
I color my own hair. Got no use for waxing. Might consider having my hair done in a salon, as I'm considering having highlights. Problem is, then I have to keep going there as my roots grow out.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
Maybe not, you could ask if you can find the same color dye they used at Sally's Beauty Supply, and then you could do it yourself. I much rather do my own hair, but I guess get myself waxed professionally, it's quick and easy. Only thing is, I have to go back every two to three weeks.
@espoir (184)
• China
28 Feb 12
Waxing is painful. I usually shave it.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Feb 12
You shave your facial hair? Eyebrows, chin, and lip? I doubt it.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
29 Feb 12
I use the strips too. I haven't tried the wax kits. I am a bit too clumsy I think for that. Now as far as the hair...I do go somewhere to get it done. I might do a quick trim on the ends or something like that but no way I try to do anything other than that myself. There are two things I know my limits on..sewing and hairdressing. I have done stuff to my girls' hair before but I can see them better than I can see my own
@maezee (24482)
• United States
28 Feb 12
I usually do it myself, yep. You save SO much money when you do it this way. I tend to pluck instead of wax (as far as my eyebrows go) and shave all regions instead of wax as it's much less painful of course. I also bought an at-home kit for waxing my eyebrows, and they turned out a little uneven last time I did it so I try to just get those done professionally. Plus the place that I go for eyebrow waxing is only like $8 before the tip, so it's worth having a professional do it in my opinion. . I've used an at-home wax kit though and it was really goopy and didn't really go on evenly - so you have to make sure you apply it very evenly as best as possible.