Evolving is a part of life. Through ages, there have been new hair removal methods that have made their entrance in the market. But there’s nothing like waxing. It has completely changed the game for the better! But did you know that there were further variations in your wax? Don’t worry, we at BIOSOFT have simplified the two most loved wax forms - Hard wax and soft wax. Let’s understand how they work in removing the hair along with their pros and cons.
What is Hard Wax?
Hard wax is relatively the latest addition to the different forms of depilation methods. Its mechanism looks very intimidating as it largely differs from the traditional form of waxing. When hard wax is heated and applied to your skin using a spatula, it becomes hard. It adheres to your hair follicles and not your skin. Once it is hard enough, you need to just pull the wax itself. One doesn’t even require waxing strips to remove the wax. Talking about the consistency, it should have honey-like consistency and shouldn’t be too hot. The ideal temperature is 130-degree celsius and nothing beyond that.
As mentioned earlier, hard wax adheres to your hair follicles. This allows it to give you a close and seamless waxing experience. It removes the hair from the roots which allows you to increase your salon intervals. It is also an environmental-friendly option as there is zero usage of waxing strips. As per professionals, it is the most suitable option for sensitive skin types as it doesn’t tamper with the skin.
As fact suggests, there are no cons associated with hard wax. It surely requires the right training to master the technique. If not done properly, you will be left with some wax residue on your skin. But it can be easily removed. Dermatologists recommend that one should always conduct a patch test, be it hard or soft wax. Thereby, reducing the risk of causing any allergies to your skin.
What is Soft Wax?
Soft wax is the go-to pal that has been around for ages. Right from our grannies, moms to the Gen Z, soft wax has been used by all. It is the most sought-after option. Soft wax is heated and applied using a spatula. The key difference is unlike hard wax, here you need to use waxing strips to pull off the wax.
A key attribute of soft wax is that it performs the dual action of waxing and exfoliating. It adheres to the skin, thereby exfoliates it and removes the dead skin. It also adheres to fine hair, making it the most suitable option for larger areas such as arms, legs, and armpits. It is also economical and is easily available in beauty salons and even in the market.
In soft wax, temperature and technique play a huge role in its outcome. If the wax temperature is too hot you can easily run you into the risk of causing a wax burn. Talking about the technique, it is recommended to not wax twice in the same area. As you will tend to harm your skin. Just like hard wax, you need to conduct a patch test and check which variant works best for you.
Now that you have a keen understanding of both the sides, what’s your pick? Why not try it for yourself! Log on to BIOSOFT waxing solutions and get your hands on our Liposoluble or stripless wax. Happy waxing!