I often end up in a dilemma when it comes to waxing. The main reason behind it: two different kinds of waxing that start waging a battle in my head. Whilst both have plethora of advantages to their name, it becomes difficult for me to wrap my head around one. I have narrowed down my findings in this blog post. Let’s get started, shall we?
The Main Difference Between the Two
To be really candid I find both of them equally good. Both are really effective when it comes to removing the unwanted chunk of hair from your body. But why do they pack in such a different moniker? Of course, the temperature! Wasn’t that obvious?
Hot wax, as the name suggests, incorporates the use of melted wax. It may or may not use strip to remove the hair. If the coating goes hard, then it is advisable to take the assistance of a strip or hand, au contraire, a piece of cloth works fine for soft coating. Hot wax tends to stick to the hair when it dries which makes it susceptible to easy pulling. However, the effort needs to be put in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
The fact that heat infuriates pores and hair follicles into unravelling makes it easier to pull the hair makes, thus a perfect solution for hair removal for all over the body. The big advantage that hot wax has over the cold one is the fact that it works pretty great for shorter hair as it traps hair better.
The drawback of using hot wax is that it is really painful. The technique itself requires some time to master. If you are newbie it might take you some time to adapt to it. Also, when the wax is applied too hot it might end up giving you a skin burn.
The other variant is the cold wax technique which is as easy as it gets. The fact that the strips come with infused wax makes thing less messy as compared to the hot one. You just have to warm the strip a tad between your palm and you are good to go. You get ready-to-use strips which are like a boon when you have a time shortage.Just like the aforementioned technique, strips here have to be pulled out against the direction of the hair growth.
It is not as effective as the hot waxing technique since you end up with some hair clinging to your skin. To tackle that, you need to reapply the strip in the same area to get rid of that last chunk of hair. This might force you down the gallows of irritation. As it doesn’t wipe off hair from your skin completely, there is an increased risk of ingrown hairs from this method as well.
The Final Verdict
Both have equally good qualities under their aegis. I incorporate them both in my life based upon how much time I have got to carry on the procedure.
If body hair is your sworn enemy and you are a courageous person, it is advisable you go for the hot waxing technique of hair removal. It promises to dismantle hair from its follicles in a single go. Also, if you have coarse hair, hot waxing comes to the rescue. Also, people sensitive skin who succumb to irritation easily should go for the hot waxing method as it is less harsh on the skin.
If you are a wimp like me, and don’t mind waxing shenanigans of irritation, the cold one is the way to go. Also, if you are traveling somewhere and don’t have much time on your hand cold one stands as the front runner. Both are very suitable for fine hair also!