It’s Pinterest Monday again! Today I’m tackling a tip that’s been circulating with this lovely pic:
Is that picture weird or what? Seriously. It looks like Barbie meets Magilla Gorilla.
This is a pinterest dead-end, meaning a picture with no website attached, that carried the comment: “1Tbsp of iodine 2% 1Cup of baby oil Rub your hairy area with the mixture and let set for only 5 minutes. Then gently wipe away with a damp cloth. Viola!!!! NO MORE HAIR! — worth a shot”
I was skeptical of this tip, to say the least. But I dutifully went to the drugstore and purchased 2% iodine and baby oil.
In preparation for this experiment, I also grew my leg hair for a week. Is that dedication, or what?
(No. I did NOT take a picture of my hairy legs. The above image was gross enough, thanks.)
I mixed the two ingredients and put it on my legs, waited, and wiped it off per the instructions. Here are my observations:
- Baby oil and iodine do not actually mix; it just makes oil with brown blobs in it.
- Iodine stained my white sink with brown splotches.
- My legs were still hairy.
My conclusion? DON’T try this. It is not “worth a shot.” I had to soak and scrub the sink like crazy to get that stuff off.
On a more positive note, another pinterest tip worked slightly better.
I had never heard of baby oil gel, but it was in the drugstore next to the regular baby oil I bought above.
This worked well, although the gel clogged my razor and did not just rinse off. The razor cleaned off easily enough with soap; however, I sliced my hand open washing it.
(Note to self: Don’t use your bare hands to wipe a sharp blade. Duh.)
And it did keep my legs smooth for an extra day or two. The above claim of a week with no stubble is just ridiculous.
Anyways, the moral of this story is: If you want to get rid of unwanted hair: JUST SHAVE IT OFF!