Nair is a hair removal cream that helps to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The cream works by breaking down the protein structure of the hair and allowing it to be easily wiped away. It comes in a variety of formulas for different skin types and hair thicknesses. However, Nair has a distinctive odor that many users find unpleasant.
The odor of Nair is caused by the base chemical in the cream which swells or opens up the hair shaft so that it can enter and attack the disulfide bonds that hold the hair fibers together. This creates the rotten egg or poop smell that some people find offensive. While numerous Nair products are scented with aloe vera extract, cucumber melon, cocoa butter, and other fragrances, these scents only help to conceal the strong Nair odor rather than remove it completely.
To get rid of the Nair odor, wash the areas where you applied the product with a mild soap and water. Be sure to lather the soap well and then rinse the area thoroughly. After rinsing the soap, splash the affected area with antiseptic mouthwash. The odor from the mouthwash will help to neutralize the Nair odor.
Another way to eliminate the Nair odor is to rub your hands and wrists with a strong-smelling natural deodorizer. Baking soda or vinegar are both good choices. Vinegar has a very strong odor that can easily overpower the Nair odor. You can also try squeezing some fresh lemon juice onto a cotton ball and apply it to the skin where you used Nair. The fresh odor of the lemon will counteract the Nair odor and make your skin smell much better.