Thursday, 6 March 2014

Inhibitif: Spray your hair away?*

*Press sample
(Unfortunately photos in this post were lost due to The Great Deletion of 2014. Some efforts to re-do photos will be made but not all posts will be redone.)

Color me curious when a new product makes claims about my shaving habits.

inhibitif review

Mizz J was awesome enough to pass on the opportunity to try Inhibitif and I instantly grasped at the change to never touch a razor again. The number of ads for this stuff at bus stops and on billboard really helped to put this on my radar.

Inhibitif advertises that the product will reduce the apparent prominence and visible density of unwanted hair over time. After 8 weeks, the need for hair removal is minimized. It is suppose to be a lasting smooth solution which will end your frequent shaving/waxing routine. The directions say to apply evenly on shaved or waxed areas twice per day for 2 months and reduce application to 3 times a week to maintain results.
 inhibitif review


Well, I tried out this #SmoothMovement for 2 months. At first, I was very unsure about how to apply it evenly. Spraying the solution resulted in blotchy application and I was told that I shouldn’t smooth the liquid on with my hands. Using a “spray and drag” type technique seemed to work ok. In general, you can be pretty liberal and still have enough product for 2 months.

Initially, I didn’t notice much of a change. After 6 weeks, I still didn’t see much difference. To be fair, the first week’s application might have been spotty until I got the hang of not using half the bottle each time. I’m looking at my legs now (2 months later), and I notice that my hairs are finer but I’m still shaving at near the same frequency as before. Though they are thinner, the little hair nubs are still observable after a day or two from shaving.

For me, this is not a miracle product. I can see that it definitely takes time and it looks like it might take more than 2 months for me to really get to a place where I’m shaving less. I read a tweet where the user said they hadn’t shaved in 2 weeks and the testimonials on the website often mention how fast the results are. My hair is generally thicker (not dense) but it’s not crazy thick and it still really took a long while for anything to happen. I didn’t really feel like it made too much of a difference to my shaving routine.

I don’t see a downside to trying this (granted I have not looked into the ingredients…). I think it’s something like $20 a bottle, which isn’t too much of a financial commitment. It’s true that my hair became finer and that I got to add about 1-2 days onto my time before I had to shave but these are small results for me and I don’t mind shaving so much. This may not be an intense, immediate solution to your hairy leg woes but it might work for you overtime if you’re patient.
 inhibitif review


So what do you think? Would you give this a try? How annoying is shaving/waxing for you?

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Disclaimer: This product was given to me to review but as usual, these are my own thoughts and opinions.

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