The lovely owner of this blog was kind enough to let me try ThighGlide out on her behalf and write a review up. So thank you for that! I was excited to try something new with hopes it would solve my dilemma once and for all!
First, let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m 5’9” and a size 18. I live in Arizona where it’s scorchingly hot right now. I’m writing this review from my point of view and from my experience trying out the product, so I’m not saying anything against or for the company or the product creators themselves.
Thigh glide’s claim is that it is a body wrap used to reduce or eliminate chafing without any creams or powders and to be your secret weapon against chafing. I was very intrigued and had to try it, since I have such a bad time with chafing if I don’t wear something between my legs to prevent it. The sample came with instructions, information, an application stick, alcohol prep pads, 3 body wraps, and a reminder charm to help you remember to remove the product at the end of the day.
I followed their instructions by using the alcohol prep pad to wipe down the area I wanted to apply the wrap and let it dry completely. It’s kind of tricky to get in the right spot at the right angle to where it won’t pull when you stand straight or walk. Plus you can’t touch the adhesive or let it touch itself or it may not work right. I took the backing off of half and placed it where i wanted it, then carefully removed the other half of the backing and smoothed it down over my skin with the application stick. It does adhere really well, but if it’s not just right, it pulls off your skin when you walk, which causes some discomfort. After I got it in the right spot and tried to walk, I noticed it wasn’t covering enough surface area where it would chafe, so I decided I’d just put two on next to each other. After walking around for a bit, I noticed my thighs still stuck together and pulled, and the thigh glide was coming up around the edges.
Inner thigh skin is pretty sensitive, so the pulling was uncomfortable (especially if you sweat at all, your thighs still stick…even stick TO the product). I couldn’t even get out of the house to try it more long term, which I had planned to do. It was just too uncomfortable and ineffective to keep wearing.
Now to the removal. OUCH. I do have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but for where it was located, and how well it stuck, it was an effort to get it off without too many horrible faces. You just need to hold the skin taut and work it back and forth while peeling off to reduce the pain. I do have a sensitivity to adhesives and I had no trouble or breaking out with this product, so that’s a plus!
I wish I had good news, but, for me, it didn’t work unfortunately. I hope your experience is different if you decide to give it a try!