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    Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jul 6, 2020

    23 Hair Removal Products That People Actually Swear By

    Your skin is about to be as smooth as your dad's jazz collection.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A gel-formula wax even beginners can successfully wax with thanks to its quick-drying, non-stick ingredients. The ultra-fluid gel "shrink wraps" around hair, meaning you can use it even if your hair is fine, coarse, long, or short. No more waiting until you're a forest before being able to wax!

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    This patented polymer formula is dermatologically tested with an anti-bacterial formula and safe to use on all skin types.

    Promising review: "I first experienced Cirepil wax when getting a Brazilian done at a professional spa. I was blown away at how gentle the wax was on my skin and how I didn't look like a plucked chicken for the first time! The tin fits perfectly in my GiGi wax warmer and is so easy to use. I gave myself a Brazilian for the first time ever and it turned out great! The wax clings to the hair perfectly, which cuts down on any extra 'ouch' pulling. What also helps to attribute to less pain is that no annoying strips are required." —Madison

    Get it from Amazon for $21.50.

    2. A cordless Panasonic electric razor with three sleek blades, an ultra thin foil, pivoting heads, a pop up trimmer, and other available attachments that'll follow the contours of your body while shaving (wet or dry) and convince you to bid adieu to your archaic convenience store razors.

    Panasonic Wet/Dry Electric Razor
    Amazon

    This master of hair removal has over 7,000 five-star reviews! It comes with a charger and a battery that'll last 20 minutes on a 12 hour charge.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure I believed the hype about this razor but I figured, for the price, it was worth a shot to combat my chronic bikini area razor burn issues. Let me tell you, I will NEVER go back to shaving my bikini area with a razor again. This product is fantastic! The pop up trimmer handled some of the longer hairs very well, I just used that all over first. Then the foil shaver got a nice smooth shave. No bumps or nicks like I used to get from shaving with a razor. I also tried it on my legs and loved it as well! I'm going to recommend this to all my female friends and will probably purchase some as gifts. I think this is a must have product for every woman! This is life changing in the best way." —Sutton

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available with a bikini line attachment).

    3. A pack of six eyebrow razors you can use when you wake up one day with your mom's trademark bushy brows on your face and decide you're not ready to embrace your hairiest heritage (these also work great on defining hairlines!).

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    Promising review: "These razors are so amazing and easy to use. Simply angle the blade and stroke with the direction of the hair. I don't even have a lot of peach fuzz on my face, I mainly wanted to get rid of baby hairs on my hairline, and facial hair on and under my jawline continuing to my neck. The whole process took under 10 minutes. I was able to clean up my hairline, both in front of my ears (the sideburn area) as well as head hair on the back of neck (I wanted to clean up my hairline a bit). I've never heard of this brand before, but I took a chance and I'm so happy that I did! If you're wanting to do some easy, painless, quick, and cheap facial hair removal then this is exactly what you need. Enjoy you new, smooth skin!" —Brooke

    Get them from Amazon for $4.43.

    4. A pain-free facial hair remover for getting rid of unwanted upper lip hair and any strays on your chinny chin chin. It's also really useful for removing baby hairs if you want your makeup to flawlessly glide on.

    A model using the lipstick-sized shaver on the peach fuzz they have on their upper lip
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    It seems like there's a reason this tool has over 6,900 five star reviews! BTW this requires one AA battery, which is included.

    Promising review: "This product is truly a life changer for me. I have PCOS and one of the side effects is excessive hair growth. I’ve tried so many different things to deal with the hair on my face but nothing has worked like this! Normally I use a straight razor to shave my face but it would leave razor burn and took forever to do. With this my face feels so soft and only takes about two minutes! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in six colors).

    5. A *permanent* hair removal light that's designed to get rid of your body hair for good in a ~flash~.

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    This full kit includes a pair of dark sunglasses, cotton tips, an adaptor, the laser device, and instructions.

    Promising reviews: "I have had this for about two weeks now. The product is small and cute in appearance. The machine is easy use and quick to learn. As for the feeling...it’s painless. And it works perfect. It's convenient to do this at home now. Their is a function that can scan your skin type and give you the suitable setting. This product definitely worth!" —Ivy

    "I ordered this laser after extensive research on a good at-home IPL. This is my African American skin review. I have light skin and dark hair. I’ve had professional laser in the past on my face due to hormonal hair growth. After much reading reviews and watching videos, I chose this device. I have had about six treatments since getting this laser. I started on setting three (it has five levels) — depending on your pain tolerance start small and work your way up. I have a high pain tolerance and very stubborn facial hair so I did my treatments twice a week. I work in a hospital so I’m required to wear a mask to work, also because of COVID-19, and after my fourth treatment, I noticed that when I took of my mask at work there were tiny hairs in them. The laser is working! The hairs have started falling out. I’m very excited and happy to find something that finally works for me. Most of the lasers don’t work for people of color but trust me, this one works! You have to be patient and have realistic expectations. I’m glad I made the investment." —Cindy Hart

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    6. A Billie Razor kit so you can drop the pink tax and pick up a razor that looks as smooth as your skin will feel after you use it.

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    The starter kit includes the razor handle, two blade cartridges, and a magnetic wall holder. Each razor cartridge has five blades encased in charcoal shave soap. After your initial purchase, four new blades will be sent your way every month.

    Check out our full Billie razor review to hear all about this dreamy shaving system.

    Get it from Billie for $9/month (available in four colors).

    7. A five-blade travel razor with thick moisturizing bands, a handle, a refill, and a traveling case — everything you need to shave on vacation is sure to be in this pocket-sized piece.

    Gillette Venus Snap
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise last year. Cruise ship bathrooms are notoriously tiny, in the shower especially. Having the very short, comfortable handle made it extremely easy to shave in very tight quarters. The five blades made for a very close and smooth shave on my legs. All the better for island hopping! Seriously, I can honestly say that these are the best razors to do the job beautifully and comfortably, that I've purchased in many many years!" —CruisnTrkrs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.03.

    8. A full shave kit designed for folks with coarse and curly hair, helping reduce tug and pull and prevent razor bumps. Plus, everything is non-toxic. Yum!

    Bevel

    This kit includes a safety razor, shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 double-edge blades. You can also get each individual product to try out. These high-quality products are a great way to add luxury to your skincare routine while also supporting black-owned businesses.

    Promising review: "This kit is the way to go!!! I will never go back to multi blades again. I deal with razor bumps on my head and this product helped SIGNIFICANTLY!!! The products are great!!!" —Nieco

    Get it from Bevel for $89.95.

    9. A pair of stainless steel slant-tip tweezers that'll be the easiest way to remove tiny stray hairs, without a ~sliver~ of a doubt.

    A person using the tweezers to clean up hairs around their eyebrows
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    Surprised that a basic pair of tweezers would be this popular? Take your doubt on over to the over 7,000 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "These are the best tweezer I've ever owned. This awesome tool really knows what it's doing. I have been plucking blindly at chin hairs for over ten years and have always been frustrated by my other tweezers. Now, with one pluck, those darn chin hairs are gone. I wish I'd known about these a long time ago. It's amazing how much life can be improved by a good pair of tweezers. I also used these the other day the get a shard of glass out from under my fingernail. I don't know how I would have gotten it out without these. I love, love, love them." —Tammy

    Get them from Amazon for $9.97.

    10. A facial hair coil so you can get some quality threading results on your lip, chin, cheeks, and neck without waiting in line at a salon after work.

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    Promising review: "This is a game changer. As someone who is mixed with Iranian and black you have an idea of how thick and dark my hair is. Unfortunately, it grows thick and dark on my upper lip and chin area. I used to go weekly to get these areas threaded or waxed and trust me, it can get pretty expensive! If I were ever strapped for cash I would be stuck with a five o'clock shadow. I have tried waxing those areas myself and I just didn't seem to have the skill or some of the kits were not strong enough for my hair. This tool is like the miracle I needed. Is it painful? Yes. But it's not anymore painful than threading. I can use this during my nightly routine and not be tied to salon hours. I absolutely love this product!" —Manijeh Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    11. An organic shave bar for anyone who is tired of the waste (and waste of space) traditional shave gel bottles cause. Mother Earth, and the edges of your bathtub, are sure to thank you once you get this stuff!

    Pine and cedar shaving soap in a round tin
    Zero Waste Store

    This zero waste, lanolin-infused soap is specifically designed for shaving faces, legs, and underarms. It has bentonite clay for a sudsy lather and essential oils that'll have you smelling chic. Each bar is approximately 4.5oz and will easily last 6-12 months if kept dry.

    Promising review: "This shave bar smells great and is good for any gender. It makes my skin feel super smooth and it’s pretty large, so I know it will last a while. I love it!" —Ila Kerchenski

    Get it from Zero Waste Store for $15.99.

    12. A depilatory cream that's gonna help you remove hairs from the root, particularly in areas you'd rather not shave. Knuckle hair, beware! This stuff is coming for you.

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    This gentle formula uses aloe vera, vitamin E, and baby oil to protect your skin while removing hair much closer to the root. It's safe to use on your arms/underarms, legs, bikini zone, hands, and feet, but isn't recommended for your face.

    Promising review: "This fab product removes unwanted hair in a jiffy. It's a great value. There is no irritation at all. I am sensitive to fragrances, but this has an all-natural smell. This does a professional job at a fraction of the cost." —Romesh

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    13. A cordless electric razor with four gold plated heads and built-in LED lights to make spotting hairs easy while smoothly moving over the nooks and crannies that often get nicks.

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    This uses a rechargeable lithium battery and includes the charging port. This can be used with or without water and shaving cream (thanks fancy blades!) but it's not intended for use on your underarms.

    Promising review: "I typically like to wax or epilate but during the winter I tend to let it go. I must say I am impressed with this product. I have sensitive skin, keeping me from shaving because of razor burn but this really is a great alternative. It’s nice and compact and I love that you can take the whole thing apart and clean it. Even with my sensitive skin, I’ve experienced no redness or burning whatsoever. I’m guessing you could probably use it everyday." —Cait

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    14. An all-in-one travel razor that's gonna erase any spots you may have missed in the shower the second you see them, no matter where you are.

    A round, palm-sized holder with the cap off and razor end out. The opposite end has a shave cream bar.
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    This petite piece has a refillable water spritzer, pre-shave moisturizing bar, and two individual razor blades.

    Promising review: "This really is a convenient on-the-go travel razor. I was parked in the lot at work, took a look at my legs, and noticed that I missed a spot. I was pretty excited to know that I was covered. It gets all the small hairs you missed in the shower perfectly. The pre-shave bar added the final touch. I was surprised it could be used afterwards as a moisturizer! Honestly, it’s even perfect for camping or any road trip." —Catherine K.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A zero waste shave kit with a rose gold razor, organic shaving soap, and 15 stainless steel replacement blades that'll be a stunning addition to your grooming routine, and your bathroom sink.

    A flat lay product shot of each item in the kit
    Eco Roots

    This couple-founded company is a great choice if you're looking to shop small! And BTW, you can get any of these products individually if you're not looking to start with an entire kit.

    Promising review: "I love how environmentally friendly these products are! The razor is very sharp and it was a little tough to get used to at first. However, I really like it and it gets a clean shave. The shaving cream bar it comes with is very nice. It smells good and really sticks to your skin. It definitely helped with shaving. I am very happy with my purchase. This was a happy switch." —Rachel Stone

    Get it from Eco Roots for $48.50.

    16. A digital home waxing warmer with *47 accessories* like skin-soothing wipes (designed to calm your skin even if it's sensitive) and signature scented beans safe for Brazilians, bikini zones, eyebrows, upper lips, toe knuckles...and anywhere else you'd rather not have hair.

    Tress Wellness wax kit warmer
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    This uses a low melting point, meaning your skin is far less likely to get burned, even if you've never used an at-home wax before. The entire kit includes five bags of FDA-approved waxing beans, 20 waxing sticks, 10 eyebrow waxing sticks, one pre-spray, one post-spray, 10 gloves, and five protective rings. The digital read out makes it easy to see how hot your wax is and uses colors as a fool-proof way to show you if it's too hot or not.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing waxing set and I love it. I use it on my underarms and bikini areas and it's work is amazing. I was worried it wouldn't get the job done because it was so cheap but this exceeded my expectations. It melts the wax so fast on high, I then I lower it all the way down about five minutes before I use it, just to be safe. My skin is very sensitive and I don't have any problems with this. I am a cosmetologist and I would use this on my clients. You won't regret getting this wax set!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $53.45.

    17. Or a microwavable hard wax you can use if you want an occasional at-home wax but don't have the space to store an entire melting pot.

    A reviewer dripping the melted wax from a stick
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    This includes a seven ounce container of hard wax (that you can microwave, save, and reuse) and eight waxing sticks. You can get extra waxing sticks if you find yourself with excess wax after getting through the sticks provided.

    Promising review: "As an African American female, I highly recommend this product. I was able to wax my face, underarm and bikini area. All the hair was removed nicely, without leaving residual bumps. I love this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    18. A bottle of dermatologist-tested Veet hair removal gel with aloe and vitamin E to satisfy impatient people who won't waste the day shaving — rub on this stuff and you're sure to be silky smooth in five minutes!

    A reviewers leg covered in long, dark hair after lathering on the cream and a photo of their leg after, totally hairless
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    Promising review: "I married a hairy beast. And he vowed on our sex life to keep his back hair-free for me. Fast forward nine years and the vow went out the door. Bored on Amazon I ordered this stuff and forgot all about it until it showed up. I never believed this would work. I did a test patch and after six minutes I wiped and it looked like baby skin. Probably because the hair is so thick his skin hasn’t ever seen the light of day. I slathered that stuff on the rest of his back so fast! Voila people! It’s freaking magic! I can’t believe my eyes! I’m going to have to start buying it in the gallons! Now, if you’ll excuse me...bow chicka wow wow!" —Addicted to Prime

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    19. A shave cream for sensitive and dry skin-havers who dream of genuinely smooth, bump-free skin after taking the time to shave.

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    Promising review: "I love this product and brand. It has helped a lot with razor burn and just overall smoothness after a shave. It's amazing." —Erie, PA

    Get it from Free People for $28.

    20. A neckline guide you can simply strap on and confidently shave away if you're someone with baby hairs on your neck and would rather be someone with, well, no baby hairs on their neck.

    A set of three photos showing a messy hairline, the guide attached to the back of the neck, and the straight line after shaving the neck with the guide
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    Promising review: "I bought this to help line up my neck hairs since they grow out really fast. I enjoy using this neckline template to help to line up the back of neck. The adjustable strap is good quality and I feel confident it will stay in place. I really love the material of the template because it is flexible yet sturdy. The edges are tapered down thin so it helps guide the buzzer when I’m shaving the back of my neck. I've saved so much money with one purchase. This is a DIY product everyone needs. Highly recommend." —Derik

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95

    21. A nose wax kit for anyone who is fully aware of how painful tweezing nose hairs is and who wants a practically painless system that'll let them breathe easy (literally).

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    Promising review: "I am hugely embarrassed by the long, coarse, black hairs sprouting from my nostrils. I look like my grandpa. I found this kit and gave it a try. I got amazing results!! I was afraid it would be really painful but it felt kind of like ripping velcro. Don't be afraid to try this!" —Miss Red

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. Or a nose hair trimmer if the thought of waxing stresses you out oor if you have a nose ring you'd rather not have ripped from your nostril.

    Panasonic Washable electric nose hair trimmer
    Amazon

    This tiny tool has over 11,000 five-star reviews! Which is no surprise, considering it can remove nose, ear, and eyebrow hair while also cleaning up edges around beards. You can use this dry, but it's also waterproof, so feel free to use it in the shower if you prefer! It includes a protective cover for the clipper and a cleaning brush. It runs on one AA battery, not included.

    Promising review: "I'm not sure why I waited so long to buy one of these. Maybe I was just a masochist and enjoyed plucking nose hairs with tweezers, but not anymore! This is such an improvement over an older trimmer I had that ripped at hairs randomly and without warning. This cuts hairs cleanly with no pain, and it is quiet! No worries about an internal battery that craps out on you rendering the trimmer useless, this uses one AA battery and is super easy to replace." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. And finally, a pack of three Venus disposable razors with a moisture band so effective you'll get a smooth shave without adding even a drop of messy shaving cream.

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    Promising review: "I've been using these razors for years and they're amazing. They're so gentle that I can actually shave without shaving cream to no adverse effects! Plus, they're pretty inexpensive! I'd say I switch out razors about once a month, and they're hardly dull." —Kayleigh

    Get them from Amazon for $12.62.

    These products are really great if you like to feel smooth. But remember...you do you!

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