The Difference between Hot Wax and Strip Wax
Hot Wax is used for waxing the delicate parts of the body like bikini line, Brazilian, face, underarms and eyebrow areas. This is where your skin is most sensitive.
Because the hot wax is quite thick in consistency and very flexible, it allows the wax to get around all the bendy parts of the body easily.
You also do not need paper strips – as the hot wax is thick with a low melting point, all you need to use are the wooden spatulas to apply the wax, wait a few seconds for it to set then quickly flick off with your hands.
Strip wax is recommended for less sensitive skin, for example - legs, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using our Superlace Paper Strips.
Some of the benefits of using Hot Wax
Our Hot wax hair removal method has some great merits.
- One of the benefits is not just getting rid of unwanted hair, but waxing also is brilliant for exfoliation. It will remove dry and flaky skin to give a smooth, hair free result for several weeks. In between waxing we recommend you regularly exfoliate with a body scrub or body polish to keep dry and flaky skin at bay. Exfoliation will keep your skin looking fresh and feeling smooth.
- Secondly, waxing with Hot Wax is longer lasting than other hair removal methods such as shaving, which can thicken the hair growth, and use of cold depilatories which are not particularly effective.
- Thirdly, since the hair grows back with tapered ends, it does not feel prickly like shaving but much softer.
If you have waxed for a long time you will notice that your hair gets sparser and sparser the more you wax.
Some quick tips
To get the optimum result from your home waxing session, make sure you never wax the skin when it is wet or layered with cream or moisturizer. It will prevent wax adhering to the skin and so will not grab and remove onto the hair properly.
This is why the Pre Wax Preparation is probably the most important step you can do. It will remove all oils, sweat and contamination from your skin and prepare the surface to properly take the wax.