I previously posted about a new vegan hair removal product I found called “Moom“, and I promised I would write a review about it once I tried it.  Well I have given it a go and here’s what I found;

Unfortunately, I cannot say I’m over the moon about Moom. 

I tried it on my legs and found it rather fiddly and time consuming because it’s not the easiest to spread (there’s a very fine line between not being heated enough to make it spreadable and overheating it so it’s too hot, if you use the recommended microwave method of heating) – so I found myself having to wait for it to cool, or reheat it again during the process.  That would be acceptable if it removed all the hair, but I found that it did not.  I had to repeat over most sections at least twice to get the majority of hair, but still some was not removed.  I ended up giving up and did not completely wax/moom both my legs as I ran out of fabric strips.  This is despite the fact that my hair was at the recommended length and my skin was clean, and I’m honestly not that hairy to begin with.  Sigh.. I was expecting so much more from this product.

When it came to using Moom on my face, I was a bit happier with this.  It still did not remove all hairs but it did a nice enough job and definitely felt kinder to my skin.  My legs too feel soft after Mooming, just not hairless. Oh and I should also mention that when it comes to legs and face, “Mooming” is definitely less painful than regular waxing.  And interestingly, it worked really well on my bikini line – removing all hairs and not much pain at all! I have no idea why this would be the case. 

The next area I tried was my underarm hair and this is where I found Moom really failed.  I applied it to my armpits in the manner directed and …  oh my god…. OUCH! I got an immediate rash, I bled, and still only half of the hair came out!  This never happens when I wax.  I immediately abandoned the task and now have raw underarms that will need to be rested before I can have a go at removing the rest of the hair by some other means.  What a crying shame.  I have no idea what went wrong.. I did everything as directed, my hair was not too long. 

Perhaps our friends at Moom can give us some feedback on my experience, perhaps I did do something wrong and I’m not aware of it.  I really WANT to like Moom and use it but at this point, I have to rate this product as only partially effective and probably not highly recommended as a full body hair removal system.  I certainly cannot say at this stage that it is as effective as conventional waxing.

That said, if you don’t mind spending time on your waxing, and you’re adept at applying the product (perhaps practice makes perfect on this score), and you don’t mind the fact that you have to re-wax the same area a few times to get all hair, by all means give Moom a go for face, bikini and possibly for legs.  If you can overcome these issues, the bonus is that it is less painful than regular waxing (but NOT from underarm hair!!) and it does leave your skin soft.

Sorry Moom… I wish I could have given you a better review. :/

Have any of our readers used Moom before?  What are your experiences?  I would love to read your feedback.

Posted by animalactionist

Co-Owner/Founder/Director of Animal Actionist Ltd & Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. It's all for the animals.

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  1. Hi There!

    First, thank you for using our product and providing such a detailed review.

    We fear there may have been an issue with the application of the product, as it is a very different consistency than wax so it requires a slightly different approach. We are preparing a detailed response to help guide you through the application process, so please bear with us.

    Sincerely,

    MOOM Organic

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    1. animalactionist 17 May, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Thank you! I look forward to receiving it. 🙂

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      1. Hello,

        Thank you for trying MOOM and for your review. I have basically grown up with MOOM (my mother is the creator and developer of MOOM) and have been using it for over 20 years, my daughters are hooked on it as well. Even though it is a very user friendly product, it needs a bit of practice to get the best results, since it is different from anything that is out there in the market. Without actually being with you for the application, it is difficult to know what went wrong.

        I would be more than happy to give some tips. If you wish you can call me at 1-800-492-9464 and I can walk you through it.

        I really appreciate you giving MOOM a try and I look forward to helping you get the most out of the product.

        Kindest regards,

        Yekta Sharifi
        President
        Stick With Us Products, Inc.

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  2. I know everyone’s skin is different, but I absolutely love Moom! I used to use wax, but as soon as I discovered Moom, I’ve never used wax again. I do mostly use it on my bikini line, but have had much success an other hairy parts. I usually heat it up warmer than it’s supposed to be and then blow on the stick for a few seconds before I apply, so it doesn’t burn. I’ve found that the thinner the layer the better the result. As after it sits out for a while, the application isn’t as thin and when I start to notice this, I usually go heat it up for a few seconds again. I also use the back and front of the application strips, which makes them go a lot further. And my last technique with the strips is to apply an iron on them after you wash them, to make them crispy flat for the next time you use them. 🙂

    As I can see from the comments above, Moom is a very caring and helpful company, which makes me only love them more. Let me know if you give it another chance….I sure hope so. 🙂

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    1. animalactionist 20 May, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Ashley (and Yekta), thank you both for the feedback and tips.

      Yekta thank you so much for the offer of one on one guidance, but I wonder if you would mind posting your tips here so we can all read and benefit from them?

      And Ashley – thank you for your tips too, I will certainly try the things you have suggested and will update this review if my findings change.

      I think the creators of Moom are wonderful – they have been so positive and responsive to this review and that is a fantastic (and rare) attitude for a company to have.

      Like I said in the review.. I really WANT to give Moom a great review, but this was my very open and honest first impression & experience with the product. I understand that user error may have contributed to the outcomes but I think its worth sharing with readers how a product performs for new users. I know I’m not alone with finding it difficult. I also know that there are many people who have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about the performance of Moom. (check out amazon reviews) – so I’m hopeful I can become one of those rave reviewers!

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