Both your skin and the hair are adhered to by soft wax. This implies that when the wax is pulled off, the topmost layer of your skin also comes off. This makes the procedure more unpleasant than waxing with hard wax, according to Dr. King.
Uses Of Soft Wax
When you think about body waxing, you typically think of soft wax. A waxing spatula is used to apply soft wax, which is then removed with a muslin strip. For larger areas like the arms, legs, and armpits, this wax works best. Hard wax is somewhat unique. Utilizing it requires more skill.
Benefits of hard Wax
Hard wax has a multitude of benefits. For one, it’s gentler on the skin: “Hard wax is good for people with sensitive skin, as it is applied as a thicker layer and is removed without a strip,” says Sperling. “It tends to be a little less painful and better for smaller, delicate areas of the body.” It also removes hair cleanly from the root, and doesn’t leave a sticky mess behind. Petak says that when it comes to soft wax, you run the risk of having wax residue left on the skin, but since hard wax dries on its own, it’s much easier to remove and therefore much cleaner. Then, there’s the results. “Waxing removes hair from the root so results last about 3-4 weeks,” says Petak.
How to use Hard Wax to remove hair
Here’s how to use hard wax to remove unwanted face or body hair.
Cleanse the area to get rid of any grime, lotions, oil, and makeup.
To protect the skin and establish a barrier between it and the wax, apply a pre-wax oil.
In a wax warmer or the microwave, melt the hard wax while giving it a little stir to help it cool.
Apply the wax with pressure and a stick in the direction of hair development to try to prevent breaking. To have something to grip onto while removing, be sure to lightly press the lip into place at the end.
Await the hardening of the wax (this usually takes about five minutes).
In the opposite direction of hair growth, peel the wax off.