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    Are Depilatory Creams Safe?

    Are Depilatory Creams Safe?

    In short, yes they are. Depilatory creams are used by millions and millions of people every year because they work well, and are safe. But, as with anything you apply to your body or ingest, you need to make sure you use the product properly in order to avoid any potential issues.

    I’ll start by saying bad reactions are extremely rare and the vast majority of people have a great experience using hair removal creams. We have warnings and procedures in order to prevent issues for the small percentage of people that might have a bad reaction. This is also the reason we offer a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee on all of our No Hair Crew products. We know it might not work for everyone, so if it doesn’t work for you, we give you your money back. 

    The Importance of a Patch Test

    A patch test is vital for a few reasons. Let’s dive in.

    First, It’s important to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the active ingredients in the cream. If you do have a bad reaction, it’s better to have it on a small patch of your skin than the entire area you wanted to remove hair from (especially if it’s in a sensitive area). Always test it on a small patch of your skin before you use any depilatory cream on a larger part of your body. I’ll also note that you should do a patch test on every new type of skin. To be blunt, your scrotum skin is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. You should do a separate patch test for your scrotum.

    Second, a patch test helps you determine how long the cream should be applied for. Here is an example to show why this is important. Three guys all buy No Hair Crew Intimate Cream. Their names are John, Jason, and Jared. Very creative names, I know. John might need 4 minutes for the cream to work effectively without burning. Jason might require more time, so he needs to apply it for 5 minutes. Jared has sensitive skin and is closer to 3 minutes. If Jared doesn’t do a patch test and just does what his roommate Jason did, then he will likely have a poor experience with irritation and burns.

    Patch test, patch test, patch test. It’s the key to having a great depilatory cream experience.

    How to Best Use Depilatory Creams?

  • Make sure it’s the right one. Some formulas are stronger than others and may be too harsh for sensitive areas. Here at No Hair Crew we have two different formulas. An intimate cream and a body cream. The body cream is stronger than the intimate and meant for coarser hair. Applying the body cream to your scrotum could result in redness because it was meant for a much tougher patch of skin.
  • Time it. Most hair removal creams are meant to be left on anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes. Read the instructions on the packaging of your cream to find out exactly how long you need to leave it on. (***Then do a patch test to make sure it’s the right amount for you)
  • Rinse it off. After the indicated time, wipe the cream off, and rinse your skin with cool water. It’s normal for the skin to feel sensitive at first. This feeling should go away within a few hours.
  • Aftercare. You can use a lotion or some sort of soothing cream afterwards to relieve any irritation. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizing cream on the area. Importantly, don’t use products that are perfumed.

  • Things You Should Avoid While Using Depilatory Creams

    Never apply a depilatory cream to vulnerable skin. This includes sunburns, open wounds, eczema, psoriasis, inflamed skin, etc. Know that if you have already irritated skin, a depilatory cream is going to make it worse. If you are on the acne medicine Accutane or currently taking antibiotics, consider other hair removal options. Obviously, consult a doctor or dermatologist if you have any specific questions or concerns.

    If You Do Have a Bad Reaction

    If you’ve done the proper patch tests and are using the product correctly, you should avoid any and all bad reactions. But if you find yourself in a situation where you are having irritation, here are some guidelines.

    If it is serious or concerning you, call a medical professional. That is always a good policy if you feel like something is very wrong.

    If you have some redness or irritation but nothing too serious we recommend treating it like a sunburn. Apply aloe vera gel, or a similar product, to the region.

    If at any point during the application process the cream starts to burn, take it off and apply cold water to the region to rinse the cream off. If it’s burning 10 seconds into the application, it will burn later as well. Good thing this was 10 seconds into the patch test and not while your entire body is lathered in the cream.

    In Conclusion

    I want to reaffirm that depilatory creams are safe and a terrific hair removal option. We just want to make sure people use it properly to avoid any issues. I’ll say it again, do a patch test. Do two if you are worried. Patch tests are the key to a great experience. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

    comment 3 comments

    Ricky Coleman calendar_today

    This is by far the best hair removal cream on the market, I’m a lifetime fan of this product and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to well manicured.

    David calendar_today

    I love this product, how ever, it takes longer on the hair around my shaft than 6 mins. I’m a pretty hairy guy, and of course, pubic hair is more couarse than say, my ball hair.
    I live the feeling if being smooth in my nether region! Thanks for a great product!

    vernon davis calendar_today

    I try to be hair less head to toe I shave my head and face but other areas are difficult to get smooth especially down stairs but the cream works very well

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