Learn how often can you use Nair and is it safe to use on pubic hair. Also check out if you can use Nair after shaving and on your face.
I’m sure that there are so many people out there who are super thankful to Nair hair removal cream.
It saves us so much time, rather than waxing and of course not to forget how painlessly it gets rid of all the hair, making the skin feel very soft and smooth!
But how often can you use Nair? Well, while there are many pros to using Nair, I’m sure there are a lot of unanswered questions about this product and guess what, this article has got you covered!
So check out below, everything you need to know about Nair!
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What are depilatory creams?
I’m sure that many of you have heard of brands like Nair, Veet, Everteen, Organo Gold, Nads etc that are commonly used depilatory creams.
Depilatory creams are those used for the purpose of painless hair removal.
Most of these hair removal creams contain an acid called thioglycolic acid, as its main ingredient, along with other ingredients that are used to break the hair bonds and weaken the hair strand.
When this cream is applied onto the skin, within a few minutes, the hair strand is weakened and then it can be wiped off, thereby painlessly removing the hair.
These creams are usually used as a painless hair removal alternative to waxing and sugaring. It can be done at home and is less time consuming.
How Often Can You Use Nair
What is Nair?
Nair is one of the most famous and commonly used brands of hair removal creams that are easy to use at home.
It is also a depilatory cream and works to painlessly remove hair. It works by breaking down the keratin in the hair strand, reducing the strength of the hair strand and weakening it to make it easy to fall off.
Nair is a brand that not only has hair removal creams for both men and women, but also has other different types of products like waxing and bleaching products as well.
Whatever you do, do not use Nair like this!
How often can you use Nair hair removal cream?
Once you have used Nair, it is recommended that you have a gap of at least 3 to 4 days before using it on the same area of skin again.
This gap is essential because Nair, just like other depilatory creams, have chemicals in them that are used to break the keratin bonds in the hair strands to weaken them in order for them to dissolve and painlessly remove the hair by wiping it off.
So thus, these chemicals can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions if used too often. Some people also experience blisters, rashes, chemical burns and peeling off of the skin due to insufficient gap between uses or also due to improper use.
Therefore, the gap of 3 to 4 days is meant to let the skin settle down before the next application, so as to avoid any sort of skin reaction.
While I’d recommend doing a patch test of Nair over a small portion of your skin, before complete application, every time you use the product (because our bodies are prone to constant changes), those who are using Nair for the first time should remember to patch test before using it all over the skin.
How do you use Nair?
Step 1: Prep your skin for the hair removal
Exfoliate the skin
Skin exfoliation before using Nair is always recommended (and do this at least a day before using Nair). Exfoliation of the skin is recommended because the skin contains dead skin cells, dirt and grime that block the hair follicles. So exfoliation will help unclog the blocked skin pores.
Check to see for abrasions on the skin
It is important to check for skin abrasions or bruises, because Nair contains chemicals that can cause the existing wounds to get sore and further inflamed.
In case you have any bruises, do not use Nair until it has healed completely.
Step 2: Remember to patch test
Patch testing of any product on the skin is very essential and this should be done every time you use any product.
So all you need to do is, on the day previous to using Nair, on a small portion of the area you are going to remove the hair, apply some Nair and test to see whether it causes any skin irritation during application and after the hair has been removed as well. If it doesn’t, you can use Nair the following day.
Step 3: Using Nair on the skin
Clean the area you are going to remove the hair
Make sure to wash the area you are going to remove the hair from properly with water and pat dry it until completely dry.
Read the instructions properly
Make sure to read the instructions on the product box very carefully before beginning the application process.
Apply the Nair cream on the area of hair removal
Take a sufficient quantity of Nair hair removal cream in your palm and gently apply it in a generous layer over the hair and leave it on for 3 minutes.
Do not leave the Nair cream on your hands during the wait time; make sure to rinse it off your hands under running water.
Once 3 minutes have been completed, gently wipe off the cream using a damp cloth in a small area to check whether the hair comes off completely. If yes, you can continue the removal process. If not, leave it on for another few minutes.
Wash the skin under running water
Once the hair has been removed completely, wash the skin with lukewarm running water and then pat dry it with a towel.
Please Note: For people with longer and thicker hair growth, you will have to keep the cream for longer than 3 minutes.
Caution: Do not leave the Nair hair removal cream on for more than 10 minutes.
Is it safe to use Nair on the genital areas?
Yes, Nair can be used on your genital areas. But since the skin near the genital areas is very sensitive, make sure to use the Nair specifically meant for the hair removal near the private parts. If you have any abrasions near the genital area, then do not use Nair until the wound has healed completely. Also, do not use Nair on fully grown hair near the genital area; make sure to trim it before using the Nair.
How is shaving different from using Nair?
Nair is a hair removal cream. So it weakens the hair strand and then removes it. So when the hair is removed using Nair, it is removed a little below the skin’s surface (but not from the root, like using wax for hair removal). This gives the skin a smooth feeling when touched.
Shaving removes the hair using a razor blade, right from the skin’s surface, leaving the hair with a sharp edge. When the hair begins to grow back, it leaves a prickly stubble.
Therefore, if you have used Nair instead of shaving there are chances that your hair will take a few days longer to grow back.
Can I Use Nair Twice In One Day?
No not really. I do not recommend using Nair on the same area twice in one day. If you use Nair correctly and leave it on for the right amount of time, it should remove all hair cleanly and effectively.
But sometimes, Nair isn’t able to do this if your hair thickness or density is more, or if you wipe off Nair sooner than intended. So you might, in this case, see some straggly hair on the skin.
Do not be tempted to use Nair on this area again, even if it’s not in a sensitive location (your calves, upper arms, etc.)
If you do see any leftover hair, you can either shave it off or wait at least 24 hours and apply a thin coat of Nair there again to remove the rest.
But don’t do it immediately as chances are you might increase skin sensitivity and lead to redness, inflammation, etc.
Is Nair safe to be used on the face?
Nair can be used on the face if you do not have sensitive skin. You will find Nair specifically for face hair removal, so you can buy that. It is advisable to use Nair only on the lower part of the face like the chin and cheeks.
Can using Nair cause skin burns?
Yes, it can! This is something you have to keep in mind while using a hair removal cream. Hair removal creams use chemicals in order to break the keratin bonds to weaken the hair strand in order to painlessly remove it.
Therefore, it is important not to leave the Nair on too long on your skin and make sure to follow the instructions very carefully on the product box.
Where all can men use Nair?
Men can use Nair hair removal cream on their arms, legs, chest, back, mustache line and on pubic hair. Strictly do not use Nair for removing hair on the testicles as it can cause severe chemical burns due to its sensitive skin.
Can using Nair cause ingrown hair?
Well, there is a possibility that using Nair can cause ingrown hair because the hair is not removed from the root, but just from below the surface level of the skin. This can cause the hair to grow back into the skin, causing the hair to be ingrown.
Will using Nair make my hair grow back thicker?
No, using Nair will not cause any sort of change in thickness or even in how quickly your hair grows back. This is just a myth.
The Final Takeaway On Using Nair On Body and Pubic Hair
Well guys, I hope this article had all the information you needed about Nair. Remember to be more cautious while using Nair, if you have sensitive skin and also, remember to read all the instructions carefully before using the product and follow the right application process as per the product box.
Remember to do a patch test, but in case you feel any sort of irritation once you have applied the Nair on your skin, wash it off with immediate effect. Also, do not use this product near your mouth and upper face, as the chemicals aren’t safe.
It is essential that this product must be kept out of the reach of children and infants. If this product enters your eyes or mouth, rinse off with plain water and consult a medical professional if you experience any other symptoms.