I stumbled upon this website that sells a product they swear can permanent stop hair from growing back, so of course it made me curious because who doesn't want to eliminate unwanted body hair permanently? They were running a special where you can buy 2 and get 1 free so I decided to give this serum a try to see if it is exactly as the company promises.
This was a holy negative experience. I paid for faster shipping but I didn't receive my product until a month later. During that time my item was returned twice to the seller. The first time I had to be the one to email them showing the carrier had returned my package. They responded in less than 24 hours and said it was due to bad weather and immediately sent out a new product. Though this was annoying I tried to set that aside and hoped the new package would actually show up. I had clearly set my hopes too high.The second time my package was returned due to some ongoing postal strike, which was understandable but I had already lost interest in the product at this point. I sent them another email and requested they keep the product and refund my money but my emails were ignored and let's just say I sent quite a few emails. They did not respond until almost a week later after the product was already shipped and en-route to my location. Their customer service is a zero out of 5. They had no intention of refunding me for this product and after reading multiple negative reviews online it seems like this is what they do. My mistake for not doing my research first, I guess.
The product (see above)
Let's just say that I was not impressed when I received the 3 bottles of the Divmart hair growth serum. Not only were the bottles smaller than I anticipated, but the labels were not even in English and they did not include any instruction manuals either. I had to go back to their website to find the instructions and to be honest I was a little scared to use it. The bottle was shady af, but I didn't want my money to go to waste so I soldiered on and used it on a less sensitive area on my body - my armpits. I treated 1 armpit only so I could compare the difference between the two.
Does it work?
Of course it didn't work and to be honest I never really expected it to. I followed the instructions on their website carefully (I will include them below for anyone interested in trying) but in the end this product seems like a money grabbing scheme. I also saw that a lot of other reviewers are accusing this company of fraud, but who knows? I'm wondering if anyone else has used this product and had different results. Did it actually work for anyone?
Instructions (taken from Divmart.com
STEP 1: REMOVE HAIR
The first step of the process is to remove the hair on the unwanted area. (Any method of hair removal can be used, such as shaving, waxing, etc.)
STEP 2: APPLY HAIR GROWTH INHIBITOR
The second step of the process is to apply the Cream Serum. Rub and massage the Hair Growth Inhibitor on the area of hair removal. Continue to massage in for 10 minutes.
STEP 3: REPEAT STEPS 1 & 2
When some hair regrows, the third step of the process is to repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the hair permanently stops growing. After a 3-4 sessions, hair growth will be stopped permanently.
There seems to be a double standard when it comes to body shaming women, even men. For example, why is it okay to say this to a person, "OMG. You're so skinny! Don't you eat?" But not okay to say this, "OMG! You're so fat! You should go on a diet." No matter how you try to spin it, neither one of those statements are okay. Body shaming hurts whether the person is skinny or "curvy." Sometimes skinny people can't help the way they are, and they do eat in most cases, they just don't have that genetic trait that makes them gain weight. As a child I hated myself for being skinny. My family used to comment on my weight or lack of it negatively, and no matter how much food I stuffed into my mouth my size stayed the same. I hated to look at myself in the mirror. I wanted curves. I wanted to feel pretty. Then stars like Beyoncé burst onto the scene and I never felt more ugly. Not that there's anything wrong with Beyoncé, I find something wrong with society as a whole.
That being said I'm starting to notice a disturbing trend. It seems like the media and society as a whole are putting the hurt on skinny people to make people that aren't skinny feel better about themselves. We should be uplifting people of all shapes and sizes. Beauty is everywhere and you don't need to fit into a certain box to be beautiful. Nor do we need to put down a certain group of people to lift up others. Depression and anxiety runs rampant in the younger generation, so telling girls that they need to have curves or be skinny in order for people to like them is disgusting. Don't agree with this? You're part of the problem.