Waxing not only removes unwanted hair but exfoliates the skin, removing along with hair, dirt particles that stay trapped in the pores also eliminating the dead skin cells. It is better to use hot wax when you’re willing to spend extra time on preparation and are looking for better results, because hot wax is more effectual in removing hair right from the roots, leaving dim chances for ingrown hair.
Hence considering the importance of waxing in every woman’s life – here’s letting you know the difference between the types and kinds of waxing, along with each of their advantages and disadvantages for your benefit, to help you make the best choice for yourself.
INGREDIENTS THAT EACH TYPE CONTAINS
The ingredients in both hot and cold wax are the same, the only difference being the temperature. Both of these waxes contain the ingredients of paraffin and beeswax, which are supple and liquefy very easily. Resin too is added to the product along with these two ingredients that provide adhesion to the product, in order to let the wax stick to the skin and grip each hair strongly, so that it is pulled out along with the wax. Some products however may contain lubricants, which is more common an ingredient in cold wax, that provides for an effect opposite to that of resin, which will give the wax a slippery quality and will make it less effective in hair removal.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION AND USE:
The procedure for application and use of both the kinds of waxes vary slightly from each other.
WHAT IS HOT WAX AND HOW TO USE IT?
Hot wax is that which usually professionals prefer to use in salons. To use hot wax for hair removal, you first have to heat the wax and melt it, for application on the skin, in a thin layer. On a little bit of cooling the wax will sit on the skin and stick to the hairs on the body. Once it sticks, you have to take a clean cloth and press it stiffly against the thin film of wax, and then pull it in a swift motion against the direction of hair growth.
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WHAT IS COLD WAX AND HOW TO USE IT?
Cold wax is easier to use for hair removal at home. To use cold wax you don’t require to heat or melt the wax. But you’ll have the wax already pre-applied to strips of white cloths, which you can easily purchase from any drug store. So what you do is warm those strips a little by rubbing it against your palms to make it stick better, and then you apply the wax cloth on your skin and press it against your skin, then you pull the cloth in the direction of your hair growth, which is different to what you do when you’ve applied hot wax.
BENEFITS OF HOT WAX
- In hot wax due to the heat, pores in the skin open up, making it easier for the wax to seep in deeper and get a grip of the hair follicles right at the roots, which can then be pulled out whole from the roots.
- Hot wax will adhere better to the hair making it easier to pull out a large amount at once, without repeated applications
- Is effective in removing shorter hair. Hot wax has been said to have removed hair of the length of even 1mm.
- Professionals recommend and prefer the use of hot wax over cold wax because it doesn’t irritate the skin or cause redness.
BENEFITS OF COLD WAX
- It is usually cheaper compared to hot wax.
- It is easier to use, because it comes in ready-made strips with wax on it, which one has to apply on the skin and pull off.
- No special preparation is required in using cold wax for hair removal
- It is generally less painful because.
DISADVANTAGES OF HOT WAX
- Hot wax contains within it the risk of burning the skin, because it is applied when it is as hot to be in a molten state.
- It can get pretty messy and the removal can be difficult if the wax dries up, so removal has to be quick.
- Preparation consumes time even though the procedure is quick in itself.
- It will take quite a bit of time to master the technique of using hot wax on your own at home, in the absence of a professional.
DISADVANTAGES OF COLD WAX
- The wax strips may not stick to the hair well and hence will have to be applied in the same area repeatedly for best results.
- It can cause irritation and redness because of repeated applications on the treatment area.
- The risk of ingrown hair is high because hair isn’t uprooted right from the roots.
COLD WAX VS HOT WAX: HOW TO USE EACH?
When and how to use hot wax?
It is better to use hot wax when you’re willing to spend extra time on preparation and are looking for better results, because hot wax is more effectual in removing hair right from the roots, leaving dim chances for ingrown hair.
You should use hot wax when you have thicker hair because cold wax is not really effective in the removal of courser hair, because it doesn’t stick to the hair as strongly as hot wax. Hot wax is also recommended for hair removal in men, because their hair growth is much denser than women and their hair strands are usually thicker.
Hot wax is also recommended for people who have sensitive skin, because it will not cause irritation or redness, as it won’t have to be reapplied to the same area on the skin. It removes hair at once.
When and how to use cold wax?
You can opt for cold wax when you’re in a hurry and you need a means of quick hair removal. You could use it if you’re short of time and are a generally busy person or if you are a lazy person just like I am, who doesn’t want to go through the whole process of preparation, smooth application and removal. It is an easy and a quick method.
This method is suitable and advantageous for people who do not have course hair and a lighter hair growth, because even though its results aren’t as effectual as hot wax, it will do its bit for a significant amount of hair removal and is also less painful as it doesn’t stretch the skin as much as hot wax.
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CHOOSING WITH RESPECT TO BODY PARTS
Hot wax is good to use for male body parts, the bikini line and the armpits, because it is effective in removing courser hair from these regions of the body.
Cold wax is suitable for leg hair, arm hair and facial hair, because it will be less tough and more delicate on facial skin which is way more delicate than the skin of the rest of the body, and for areas in the body where the hair is thinner and the hair growth is less dense. It is a better choice for people with thinner hair, because it a fast and un-messy method.
So now you know the difference between both cold wax and hot wax; figure out which would be more suitable for you, considering the type of body hair you have and other crucial factors like time, energy, etc.
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