Posted by Nicci | Posted in Beauty, Personal Care, Way Back Wednesday | Posted on 23-02-2011
Tags: As Seen On TV, Hair Block, Infomercials, Insanity, Nad's, No! No! Hair, Slique, Smooth Away
Hair Remover Help You Kick off Spring with Smooth Skin
Here in our neck of the woods, we’ve gone from record lows to record highs in only a week. With sub-arctic temps of -38 degrees one week and beautifully warm days in the 80′s the next, we’ve quite literally had a temperature swing of 120 degrees. With the sneak preview of spring, I’ve realized that in just a few short weeks, it will be time to start thinking about things like wearing skirts without tights and boots, or (gasp) baring my legs in shorts. This means, of course, I’ll have to start regularly removing the hair from my winter Sasquatch legs . . . and shaving higher than my knees. Of course, shaving isn’t the only option in hair removal. Waxing, depilatory creams and gels, even buffers can help make your legs presentable. Or if not presentable (be sure to tune in next week to read about as seen on TV tanning options), at least smooth and hairless.
The hair remover that paved the way for every future infomercial hair remover is, of course, the unfortunately named Nad’s. Nad’s was named for Nadine, the daughter of the hair remover’s Australian inventor. Unfortunately, that name doesn’t translate well for American audiences. Particularly when uttered by someone using the awkward hand motions in this early Nad’s infomercial:
I find it interesting to compare this early infomercial with the as seen on TV offerings today. Generally, to advertise a hair remover these days, one would show off a model’s lean, sleek, hair free legs. The early Nad’s infomercial, however, takes the interesting approach of offering the testimony of two heavyset, hirsute women with nary a smooth, bare leg in sight.
Painless Hair Remover Options
Hair remover products today offer a variety of methods, most of which promote the idea of pain-free hair removal. Smooth Away (complete with smooth, leggy model) promotes buffing the hair away. Hair Block is a mess-free roll on depilatory. Other methods are similar to professional hair remover devices: Slique replicates the ancient-yet-trendy threading, while No! No! Hair mimics a laser hair remover.
So with Spring teasing me relentlessly, I eagerly anticipate the warmer weather while simultaneously dreading the complications to my beauty and hygiene routine. No more hiding under bulky sweaters and long pants. Warm weather means bare skin, and for this pasty, pudgy, slighly prickly writer, it means it’s time to break out the hair remover, the self tanner, and break out Insanity to get fit quick.
But that’s a lot of change from my lethargic winter cocoon. Let’s not get too crazy yet. Baby steps.