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How to Leave the Trauma of Hair Wax Removal Behind in 2022, Where It Belongs

Antonae Wallace
ByAntonae WallaceJan 23, 2023In Partnership With Athena Club

Hair removal is a serious double-edged sword. On one hand, I love how soft my body feels after I shave, and it’s definitely an act of self-care in my routine. My dilemma lately? Shaving hasn’t given me as close a shave as I'd like, so I’ve started to explore other hair removal options. But my not-very-fun experience with in-salon waxing has left me, um, not booking another appointment, to say the least.

Though I was a little hesitant to take face & body waxing into my own hands (literally), I figured it was the perfect solution to both indulging in some “me time” while removing the hair a bit more effectively than shaving. It wasn’t until I discovered Athena Club that I started to feel so much more comfortable in waxing my face and body at home–let me tell you why….

Good for you, good for the planet

Athena Club’s plant-based wax blend is both vegan and cruelty free, which is a really refreshing alternative to many of the other at-home waxing kits out there. This is also huge for me personally because my skin is extremely sensitive, so I try to stay as far away from chemicals as I can. Athena Club makes this easy with their blend of ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, Tea Vitamin C, Aloe, and more. And…it’s dermatologist approved! These waxing kits are green flag after green flag.

Simple as 1,2,3 

I swear, there’s never been a waxing process as simple as this. The body wax kit comes with 24 double-sided strips (the face wax kit comes with 20), and they’re ready to use right out of the package. All I had to do was clean & dry each area, place the strip… you get the idea!

The waxing results last up to 28 days and you get three uses out of each strip, so you get a lot of mileage out of your kit. Also, the post-wax wipes contain tea tree oil–it was soothing and made my skin tingle in the best way! The face kit comes with a skin-calming serum filled with Hyaluronic Acid, and it erased any redness instantly.

It really, genuinely, waxes to perfection

One of the biggest perks? Athena Club is still pretty darn amazing at waxing when your hair is short. That’s big for me because the common thing for in-salon waxing is to let your hair grow out as much as possible, and nobody has time for that! With Athena, I don’t have to wait so long between waxes, which means I can stay smoother for longer (and look forward to more self-care rituals). I’m able to wax to my heart’s content because the wax is so gentle and the ingredients aren’t abrasive. Who else can say that about their waxing experience?

It’s literally $10 per kit

I keep saying everything about Athena Club is the best part, but wait–this is actually the best part, in my opinion! When you subscribe to auto-delivery, you’ll pay $10/kit ($11 without an auto-renew subscription). Athena Club isn’t just a “win” in every single way, but it’s a huge steal, too!