Nair "Shower Power" made me bleed :(

Well, the short version of this is that I used a new Nair product, carefully followed the instructions, and wound up with bleeding, stinging legs. I know that not everyone will have the same kind of reaction, but I figured I might as well post about it. For the record my skin is very not-sensitive. That is, it's not insensitive, because there's normal sensation. But it's very uncommon for even stronger products to cause irritation.

"Shower Power" is a new cream depilatory from Nair which is more convenient for use in the shower than other products, because it is somewhat more water-repellent, and possibly somewhat stronger. Therefore, it can be used while showering, and can be left on for less time. Before using it, I read the instructions multiple times. I did the test patch, and it turned out fine, so I used it last night. The only thing that I did differently from the directions is that I applied it by hand, because the sponge it comes with was difficult to use. I applied it to my knees and lower legs.

The depilatory is supposed to be left on the legs for 3-10 minutes. After 4-6 minutes had elapsed (since I applied it to one leg before the other), I noticed that my legs were stinging. And then I noticed that I was bleeding! I washed the cream off right away, and then washed with soap. However, there are a dozen or so spots on each leg, with a diameter of about a quarter-inch, where the Nair managed to break through the skin. The stinging was very intense for two hours, and then subsided somewhat. It still stings a little right now.

So I'm curious if anyone else has had a bad reaction to Nair Shower Power, or if I'm just special.
Nair has always done that to me, even the regular formula, and I don't have sensitive skin usually either. I went to my senior prom with LOBSTER LEGS. They were on fire...whew...ruined my whole night...
Sensitive Skin Nair left me with splotchy red legs and scraggly looking hair patches. I will never touch the stuff again.
<insert signature line here>
I've had a bad reaction to Nair before too. This was totally my fault, but one night when I was in high school I realized I didn't have any new razors. So I put Nair on my arm pits. OH MY GOD. Talk about a chemical burn. I was such an idiot.
I used Nair on my face once & it burnt a small hole in my upper lip. This was in high school so I can't remember if it was actually the kind for the face or for the body. BUT I have never bought that brand since.

I now use Sally Hansen & love it.
Location: Bluffton, SC
Scary. I used Nair once on my legs many many years ago. I got scabs in my pores.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Quote:
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Huh. I waxed my legs tonight and not a problem...
3c
Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com