The 13 Best Waxing Kits for Silky-Smooth Skin At Home

For as painless an experience—emotionally and physically—as possible.

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By now, many of us have figured out how to dye our own hair to take care of those overgrown roots and play manicurist to achieve a presentable paint job. But you might still be going through withdrawals from your waxing and laser hair removal (opens in new tab) appointments. It's normal to feel nervous if you've never tried at-home waxing, but trust us—there are plenty of safe and (mostly) painless products and kits for removing unwanted body hair in your own bathroom. With at-home waxing, there are three ways to go: Soft, heatless wax strips that you warm between your hands; wax that's viscous enough at room temperature to spread on; or full-on heated waxes. The best option for you depends on where you're waxing, the thickness and texture of your hair, and the level of smoothness you're after.

Whether you're looking to give your eyebrows a quick shape-up or go all in with a full-body hair removal session—legs, underarms, bikini line, you name it—I've rounded up the most reliable and well-reviewed waxing kits to see you through until your next appointment. I can't guarantee it'll be a painless procedure, but I can assure you it will get the job done without leaving behind razor bumps and/or costing you a fortune.

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty