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How to Choose Hard Waxes

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Hard wax is applied and removed differently than soft wax. Hard wax is gentler to the skin than strip wax, as it adheres only to the hair and not to the skin. It is wonderful to use in sensitive areas like the underarms and bikini line. Learning how to use it properly is a great tool. Even the best hard wax is not going to work well if the waxing professional does not use good techniques. First, it may be important to take hands-on training from a seasoned and reputable company.Hard wax is applied and removed differently than soft wax. Hard wax is gentler to the skin than strip wax, as it adheres only to the hair and not to the skin. It is wonderful to use in sensitive areas like the underarms and bikini line. Learning how to use it properly is a great tool. Even the best hard wax is not going to work well if the waxing professional does not use good techniques. First, it may be important to take hands-on training from a seasoned and reputable company.


After good hard waxing techniques are developed, it is time to decide which hard wax to use. There are four basic considerations: performance of the wax, after-effects of the wax on the skin, ease and reliability of ordering the wax, and price. Keep in mind, while price is important, performance, after-effects, and supplier are much more important.



PERFORMANCE


Performance of the hard wax is determined by several factors. First, consider how much hair is removed, especially with the bulb intact, meaning the hair was removed at the root. Some clients have different hair growth cycles, so it is impossible to get all the hair with the first pull. Also, how much hair is left behind? It is important to consider how thin the wax can be applied. Newer formulas with advanced polymers can be applied thinner than traditional polymers. Cost is lower because less wax is applied. Thinner application is nice, as well, because less heat is trapped in the wax. Thinner applications will set up faster, which saves time and allows for faster services.


Performance is also determined by the wax’s ingredients. Paraffin helps with a smoother, thinner application, less drying time, and lessens the chance of the wax sticking to the skin. Oil can make the wax hotter because the heat is trapped in the wax on the skin.


A nice, flexible hard wax is best because it will not crack or break when removing. Gel hard waxes are formulated to remove coarse, thick hair, while creamy hard waxes are gentler and formulated to remove fine, vellus hairs. It is nice to have both options available, but, if choosing one, go for a gel and use a gentle strip wax to pick up the remaining vellus hairs.


A professional does not need many different waxes, but having just one can be limiting. It is best to have a gel hard wax, a cream hard wax, and a gentle strip wax on hand.


AFTER-EFFECTS 


After-effects on the skin after the waxing service are also an important factor when choosing a hard wax. Hard waxes with a low melting point will be less irritating to the skin. If the wax leaves the skin overly irritated, it is not a good choice. Fragrances can irritate the skin, so avoid hard waxes with fragrances. Oils in a hard wax can be too hot on the skin and may cause burning.


SUPPLIER 


A helpful and reliable supplier has the ability to meet demand for easy ordering, prompt shipments, and excellent customer service. A great supplier will, also, offer the highest-quality pre- and post-waxing supplies to numb, cleanse, prepare, and soothe clients’ skin. Even the best hard wax needs teammates. The company should also have home maintenance products to sell to clients, so they can maintain healthy, hydrated, exfoliated, and bump-free skin.


PRICE


Finally, consider the price. A good quality wax is not cheap, but it does not have to be overly expensive. Ask the supplier if they offer volume discounts or free shipping.


Keeping these factors in mind when purchasing a hard wax will help ensure the best-quality product is chosen.