The box claimed to contain method for “quick and painless hair removal,” and that the wax would stick to hair but not to skin.
Other on-box claims included:
- Results would last up to 8 weeks
- No strips, no mess
- Use from head to toe
- For all skin types
For just under $10, I figured it was worth a try. So I bought it and today, I broke it out and tried it. Here’s what I thought.
My Review on the Wonder Wax Microwaveable Waxing Kit: Only for Patient People Who Follow Directions Well (Seriously)
The wax is inside of a little teacup looking thing. I thought it was cute and it did make holding it easier during the process. The kit also came with a couple of small applicators and three large ones.
Following directions, I pulled the paper cap and plastic lining off the wax cup and microwaved it for two minutes.
I have a low wattage microwave so that wasn’t long enough, but I added the time in 30 second increments as the manufacturer suggests. It took nearly 4 minutes in my small microwave. No biggie though.
I made sure my legs were freshly washed and free of lotions and powders, as the manufacturer recommends. I slathered on the wax and waited.
When it seemed to have reached the “non-sticky” texture the directions describe, I pulled the first strip off.
Wonder Wax Review: Does this stuff really work the way it says it does?
Here’s the painfully honest part of this Wonder Wax review.
Note: This part of the post is a direct result of my promise to myself and to my readers to be unashamed and fearless when it comes to being “real” with you–so here it is–the real truth about my experience with Wonder Wax.
Well, it did remove some hair and had I fully followed directions, maybe it would’ve removed all of it. But I was impatient and after the first successful pull, I tried to cover my whole lower leg. It looked like a wax legwarmer but it felt nice–like a warm wax hug.
That is, until I attempted to remove the so-called legwarmer-turned-torture device.
That’s when I made another mistake: I did not wait long enough to pull the wax and it was a little gooey in places. That meant the hair wasn’t removed there. And also? That removal hurt so much I thought I might slap my mama.
However, to be fair, that was totally my fault. If you follow the directions, it won’t by hurt (any worse than it would otherwise to yank out hair by its roots). And it’ll probably come right off of you follow the directions too–but if you don’t immediately use the little wipe they include in the box, expect your legs to get super itchy. Speaking of which, if you try to use it after a few minutes have passed, they won’t remove all the wax.
(Again, the directions.)
On that note, I’m wrapping this post up so I can go wash my legs again.
Bottom Line: The Queen’s Court Gives This Product 3 out of 5 crowns.
It works if you’re patient AND properly follow ALL directions. If not, all kinds of fun drama will ensue.
Have you tried Wonder Wax? What did you think?
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.