How to Use Nair Wax Strips

by Renee Kristi ; Updated September 28, 2017

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When it comes to hair removal, the choices are varied. Nair wax strips provide quick hair removal without the mess of creams or lotions. Used correctly, these pre-waxed strips can result in smooth, hairless skin.

Items you will need

  • Skin cleanser
  • Towel
  • Talcum Powder
Step 1

Cleanse the area. Make sure the area you are waxing is free of oils, lotions, moisturizers and sweat.

Step 2

Dry the cleansed area. Dust the area you are waxing with talcum powder.

Step 3

Take a wax strip and hold it between both hands. Gently massage the strip to warm and soften the wax.

Step 4

Separate the warmed and softened strip by carefully pulling the sides apart, creating two strips.

Step 5

Apply one strip to the area you wish to wax. Press down firmly on the strip and smooth it in the direction of the hair growth.

Step 6

Remove the strip. Quickly pull it in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Do not leave the strip on the skin or remove it slowly as this will result in wax sticking to your skin and it will hamper your results.


  • Test a small area before waxing to ensure the strips will not cause an allergic reaction.

    For best results make sure the hair you are removing is at least 1/4" long and no longer than 1/2".

    Facial hair can be shorter.


  • Do not wax immediately after a hot bath or shower.

    Do not wax irritated, inflamed or broken skin.


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About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Renee Kristi has been writing since 2001 and her work now appears on various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.