Different Types of Waxes Used to Remove Body Hair
Waxing is one of the most popular ways to get rid of unwanted body hair. A wax solution is applied to the skin and then pulled off with a paper or cloth to remove hair from the follicles and leave a smooth, flawless skin. Whether you do it at home or visit a salon, you have two basic types of wax on offer-hard and soft. Here we would get to know about their basic features.
Hard wax does not involve a strip for its removal and thus it is also popularly called as stripless wax. It works terrific for smaller parts of the body with thick hair like the ear, underarms, face and bikini area. These are always warmed up but remain cooler than the soft wax. A thicker layer than the soft wax is applied to sensitive areas. After cooling, it becomes hard as a strip and shrinks wrap the hair. Post-cooling, it is flicked up from one end and then pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
This method is less painful as the wax is removed without pulling on the skin. Only a limited area is taken at a time. If a large area is taken, then, the wax might break and become ineffective. Here you also leave the wax on the skin for some time so that it adheres to the skin well. After the wax has been removed, it is best to apply a little pre-epilation oil.
Popular as strip-wax, it is the wax that is typically used for extensive areas like legs, arms and back. A big advantage of this wax is that it can eliminate wispy hairs to leave the smoothest of the skin. A thin layer of it is applied to the area and then covered with a thin strip of cloth or paper and immediately pulled off after pressing in the opposite direction of hair growth. Unlike hard wax which can be applied in any direction; the soft wax must be applied in the direction of hair growth. It also does not require a waiting period like the hard wax.
Now that you know about the basic types of waxes available, you can opt for one that best meets your needs.