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Hair Removal Wax Selection Made Easy with this Buying Guide

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For beginners or first-time DIYers, choosing a wax for hair removal may seem like a confusing and stressful activity. You may have been used to going to an aesthetic centre for hair removal, but times have indeed changed. During the past 20 months, many people have resorted to shaving their hair as opposed to going to a professional for hair removal. If you’re still not keen on scheduling an appointment with your favourite waxing salon, you can always do the hair removal at the comfort of your own home. The only problem is that you don’t know where to start. In this article, we’ll start your at-home hair removal journey by educating you about the different types of wax used for hair removal. 

Wax Buying Guide Pointers

Getting rid of unwanted, extra body hair through waxing is quick, convenient, and long-lasting. A successful hair waxing procedure guarantees smooth and hair-free skin for up to 30 days. You don’t have to feel insecure or worried about ingrown hair as the waxing procedure removes hair from the roots and slows down hair growth over time. 

But what type of wax can deliver these benefits? The truth is that all types of hair removal wax deliver the same hair-free benefits. The only difference between the different wax types is the manner by which they are used and the comfort level of users. For instance, some people like using hot wax while some prefer soft wax strips instead. Let’s take a closer look into the different types of hair removal wax products that you can use at home.  

  • Soft Wax

Soft wax is used in the hair removal technique called strip waxing. During this procedure, a thin layer of soft wax is applied on the skin. It is typically prescribed to remove hairs in larger areas of the body such as the arms and legs. It is not time intensive; hence the perfect hair removal method for people on-the-go. Soft wax is effective in removing fine hairs that you can easily mix when shaving. 

  • Hard Wax

Hard wax is usually applicable when removing hairs in smaller and sensitive areas, including the underarms, upper lip, and bikini. As the name implies, a hard wax is applied warm on the skin. You need to give it a few seconds to cool down and harden before pulling it off opposite the direction of hair growth. Unlike soft wax that can be a bit too harsh, hard wax hair removal does not cause any irritation or skin bleeding. This is due to the fact that hard wax only sticks onto the hairs. This is a great hair removal product for those with sensitive skin or have low pain tolerance. 

  • Fruit Wax

Fruit body wax is similar to hard wax in that it is ideal for people with sensitive skin. It is one of the best wax products to use in removing hair in sensitive areas. If you’re looking to perform a Brazilian or Boyzilian hair removal procedure at home, we highly recommend using fruit body wax instead. As the name implies, fruit wax contains fruit extracts such as plum and berries. They contain high levels of antioxidants and vitamins that deeply nourish the skin. Due to the additional ingredients found in fruit body wax, they are more expensive than other types of wax removal products. It doesn’t hurt to spend more on fruit body wax, since it delivers skin nourishing benefits. 

  • Chocolate Wax

Chocolate wax is a popular wax hair removal product, too. It utilises the skin benefits of chocolate’s inherent antioxidant properties. Many waxing salons offer chocolate wax hair removal for those with highly sensitive skin or to remove hair in sensitive regions such as in the bikini area. Chocolate wax contains glycerine and nourishing oils such as almond and soybean. The gentle formulation of chocolate wax prevents redness and irritation during waxing. 

  • Sugar Wax

Sugar wax hair removal products are more traditional and have been used for many centuries. Sugar is combined with lemon and hot water to remove a sticky mixture that pulls out body hairs easily. As sugar wax products contain natural ingredients, it is highly recommended for people with sensitive skin, too. You can apply sugar wax multiple times in one area without having to worry about developing irritation, redness, or bleeding. 

There are of course other products and tools that you need if you’re looking to perform hair removal at home. Depending on the hair removal method you choose,  you may need to purchase other body hair removal essentials, including waxing oil, pre-waxing cleaner, afterwax soothing cream,  and pre-wax lotion, just to name a few. To check out more hair removal essentials that you can use at home, visit Beauty Warehouse. We have branches located in Wollongong, Caringbah, Mortdale, Five Dock, and Leumeah. For enquiries, you may reach us on 1300 929 033 today.