Hair Removal Wax Types: The Complete Guide

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We all know that body waxing is one of the most effective options for removing unwanted body hair. Even when unfamiliar with all the options at hand, professional waxing can win over a client on the first try. This happens because waxing products come in many forms that are better suited to a person’s needs. While most professional depilatory wax have important advantages over regular hair removal products, you still need to know which formula is right for the type of skin you want to remove. A client’s pain tolerance and the length of treatment also play a role. We’ll detail all of the options available to help you determine your waxing needs.

Depilatory wax

Professional depilatory wax are popular because, unlike razors, they maintain the natural softness of the skin while giving the hair more time to start growing back. Some formulas are more expensive than others because they contain more unique ingredients, but beeswax and rosin are the main ingredients used to get what you want: removing hair from the roots. To understand the types of waxes to use for hair removal, it’s important to be familiar with the ingredients of each wax product in your collection. From heavily scented formulas to completely beeswax-free vegan alternatives, there’s a product for nearly every need, but body waxes can be categorized in more general terms so you can see what the product is best suited for.

1. Soft body wax

Soft waxes have several benefits, starting with the ability to cover large areas of skin and smooth them in minutes. Apply the soft wax with a spatula and remove the muslin strip after pressing it to the skin, always pulling in the opposite direction of hair growth. They allow many people the freedom to safely treat different skin types at a fairly affordable price, making them a most exclusive option in salons and other beauty establishments.

2. Hard wax

Hard wax has a thicker consistency when melted, so it can be applied and removed without the aid of a strip. Since hard waxes are used on the most sensitive areas of the skin, you need to perfect your technique before you start using hard waxes on clients. Rich in nourishing ingredients, hard body waxes are attractive from a skincare standpoint and typically have a lower melting point, making hair removal more acceptable. What’s more, they don’t stick to the skin, so pain and constant itching are minimized. Most hard waxes are good for small, hard-to-reach areas, but some formulas can be used on larger areas.

3. Cold wax

For people with a low pain threshold, cold waxes are a godsend as they completely avoid the risk of burns. Unlike hot wax, cold wax does not need to be heated beforehand, which has a double-edged sword: on the one hand, it saves time and reduces discomfort during application; on the other hand, it saves time and reduces discomfort during application. On the other hand, they’re more expensive, and cold waxes are more difficult to work with because they harden quickly, which can be a hassle when you’re trying to remove all the hairs evenly and pull the skin effortlessly. It is important to remember that different wax products come in many forms and appearances to suit the needs of different customers. Likewise, some waxing products have been specifically developed to reduce the work involved in the waxing process, which provides more options for beginners to familiarize themselves with the process.

4. Wax beads

Wax beads are usually packaged in jars and are probably the most common and readily available form of specialty wax products. Wax beads are poured into a furnace and heated until they reach the proper consistency to remove hair from the skin. A product’s heating point will vary depending on the ingredients and how they work on sensitive skin.

5. Rolling wax

A viable alternative to soft body wax. Roll-on wax retains all the properties that make soft wax so effective, and it prevents messes and simplifies handling during waxing. If you’re going to use roller wax as an alternative to waxing, you’ll also want to invest in a special warmer applicator to help you heat the wax box to the optimum temperature.

6. Premade Wax Strips

Another way to save time is to use cold wax. As the name suggests, the surface of these strips is already coated with just the right amount of wax, so you can use them as soon as you open the package without stopping to prep the wax. These properties are the obvious reason wax strips are only used with cold wax, and are not commonly found in professional services in salons/spas. Now that you know which type of wax to use for hair removal, contact us today and start learning more about the best wax formulations for your clients’ needs. You can call toll-free or fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll tell you more about our products, answer your questions, and provide you with instructions to ensure you have a great waxing experience. Get the latest news and tips by subscribing to our newsletter. If you found this article helpful, please comment below. Again, feel free to share this using the share options below. Want us to introduce another hair removal product-related topic that interests you? If so, please like and follow us on social media and post to any of our social media profiles what you want us to discuss.

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