Today, I used Nair. And I pregamed it and chased it with wine, anticipating a burning-scarring-generally painful outcome as had been impressed on me in middle school when ladies first started using hair removal products.
Okay, so the whole burning-the-top-layer-of-your-skin-off was pretty scary, especially with instructions that said "rinse from hands immediately after application," but the results are pretty fantastic. Initially itchy, but overall pretty freaking good. Smooth, bumpless and generally appealing. With promised results lasting for two weeks, sign me up for more. And in fact, since I have a whole bottle left to me, I will use it again.
Ha. Early '90s depilatoires are back and better than ever :)