What Is Nair?
Nair is a popular brand that makes at-home hair removal products called depilatories. This cream, gel, or lotion uses chemicals to temporarily remove unwanted body and facial hair. You can purchase Nair online or at your local drugstore, including CVS Pharmacy.
How To Use Nair
Always use Nair products as indicated per the product packaging. Most Nair products start to work in just three to 10 minutes. Start by applying the Nair cream, gel, or lotion to clean, dry skin using a spatula. Wait the amount of time recommended per the packaging, then gently wipe the hair away with a clean, dry cloth. Finish by rinsing your skin with clean water and patting it dry.
How Does Nair Work?
Nair works by breaking down or dissolving hair so you can easily wipe it away. A mixture of ingredients removes the hair shaft but does not remove the hair below the skin or the hair root. Nair products work by targeting the hair structure, namely protein fibers called keratin that are twisted together like yarn and held together by chemical bonds. The chemicals in Nair weaken or break these bonds which dissolves the hair and makes it easy to wipe away. The main chemical in Nair opens the hair shaft which allows the other ingredients to enter the hair shaft and break down the bonds that make your hair fibers stick together.
Where Can I Use Nair?
Nair makes hair removal products specifically for different parts of the body including the legs, face and eyebrows, body and underarms, and the bikini line. Only apply Nair products to the specific area of your body that they are designed for, otherwise you may experience redness, irritation, or other problems.