Shikha Mittal

Where to use - Hot Wax And Cold Wax

It’s safe to say that no one enjoys hair removal. Between the time consumption, the cost, and the pain that can come with getting rid of unwanted body hair, it’d be much easier to simply skip over the process altogether. Alas, wearing a dress without handling your leg hair first isn’t a cute look. If you choose to go with waxing as your preferred method of removal, there are a few things to know before diving in. So, what is waxing? Waxing is a semi-permanent method of hair removal that works by pulling the hair out from the root. There are two best products to do for waxing that is: Hard wax & Soft wax. Now a day’s hard wax are trendier. But sill there is some body parts where soft wax only works. Let’s know where to use hard wax and where to use soft wax.

Legs

Waxing legs is one of the best methods for removing hair on your body. It will take more hair off from your body and removes hair from the roots and the new hair grows slower than shaving.  You can apply pre-waxed strips. They are very easy to use; just warm them up a bit between your palms, apply them in the direction of hair growth, and rip them against the direction of growth. If you have a bit more expertise and the correct props (like a wax warmer, spatulas, muslin strips). At a salon, a professional would normally use strip wax as opposed to hot wax on the lower and upper legs (If you try to apply hard wax in a large area, such as on the legs, it will break into pieces during removal) & as soft wax has a thinner consistency so can be used on larger, less sensitive parts of the body. Strip wax is commonly used on the forearms and back for the same reasons and is generally the fastest type of waxing.

Bikini

Women often find soft wax ideal for waxing their larger areas. Since it is so easily spread and liquid-y, soft wax is recommended for legs, arms, and back. However, you should use hard wax on your sensitive body parts, such as your bikini area, it won’t irritate your skin as much, and it might feel more comfortable once pulled off the top of your skin. The reason why bikini waxes often hurt is because of the hair which is in that place. Often, hair there is extra thick and coarse, and it also grows in opposite directions, which makes it a bit harder to wax.

The hard wax was warmer than the soft and a little uncomfortable at first but not a big deal. They apply it in the direction of hair growth and then obviously rip off against it. When they apply it, they flick up a little corner which is used to pull from and that was much gentler than the muslin strips used with soft wax might be because it wasn't pulling my skin along with it! The heat helps to open pores so the hairs are softer and come out easier. Hard wax doesn't attach itself to the skin, only the hair, so its way less painful and you are less likely to lift skin.

Face

Whether it’s your eyebrows, upper lip, or jaw line, waxing your face requires precision. Soft waxing strips are most useful because they allow you to cut down strips to a desired size and make hair removal simple. Just remember that certain medications and beauty treatments can thin the skin, so another form of hair removal might be a good idea.

For salons that want to specialize in waxing services, reliable, high-quality single use products are a must have. When you’re working with sensitive areas of the body, ensuring your client has a good wax every time is of the utmost importance because you want her or him to return to you and ideally bring in more customers.

Armpit

For  underarms hard wax is usually the best option. As underarms are tricky. Because of how curved they can be, but also because of how thick the hair can be. Here also hard wax applies like soft wax, but because of its slightly thicker consistency, will stick more to the hair than your skin and you won't have to worry about it running down your sides. You also won't have to worry about applying strips at awkward angles; just pull the wax straight from your pits once it become hard.

Stomach

Some people love their belly hair—but some don't, and find it embarrassing. If you do find it's cropping up at the wrong times, you should know that you can safely wax it away and you'll have a fuzz-free stomach for weeks. Soft wax is best for stomach. This process might hurt a little if you are not used to waxing before but the results are surely going to be long-lasting. Apply the wax with the applicator tool provided. Wait for the wax to settle on the affected areas. Once it is sticky, it is ready to be removed. You need to place the cloth strips provided with the wax to remove it. Use the cloth on the edge and pull off the wax in a swift motion. Repeat the process for all the surrounding hair areas. Don’t try to do this at home if you are new to waxing. Visit a salon and get it done by a professional.

 

You must remember to do proper postwax care. The same aftercare rules apply for salon and at-home waxing alike. For the first 24 hours after waxing, try to avoid saunas, steam rooms, too-hot showers, and direct sunlight. To avoid irritation, cool your skin down by applying cold compresses and wearing loose clothing. A couple days later, you can start exfoliating to avoid ingrown hairs until your next wax. You can Exfoliate 48 hours after waxing and twice a week after that with a body scrub.

Understanding the difference between hard wax and soft wax means nothing if you do not follow proper waxing procedures and techniques. For the best waxing solutions, visit a salon to get your waxing done by a professional esthetician. Professionals have been trained to make the best of each type of wax so that you can trust them with your skin. They can provide you with vital information regarding each type of wax for your needs and whether hard wax or soft wax is better for you.