Types of waxing, advantages and disadvantages

Waxing technique is applied on different parts of the body to remove unwanted hair. Generally, body parts like arms, legs, eyebrows, face, back, abdomen, and the pubic area need waxing to look smoother.

Despite little pain experienced in waxing, it is extremely popular and effective as after waxing skin glows beautifully and hair takes longer to grow back.

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Today, women are more aware about their looks in parties, beaches, excursions, at their working places and even in their day to day routine. Waxing has become a dire necessity for having lovelier and smoother looks.

This also helps in making them look more feminine and desirable. In fact, Hair growth on women’s bodies has become an object of great dislike, hence totally unwanted.

There are different types of waxing actions as per different applications. Here is some more information about the types of waxing with their advantages and disadvantages.

Types of waxing

Find out here about FIVE different types of waxing and its pros & cons.

Cold Waxing

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The wax used in hot and cold waxing are same, comprises of paraffin or beeswax, resin, and lubricator. In cold waxing, the wax is coated on the strips in a semi-solid paste form. Resin has the quality to stick on hair and lubricant makes process of waxing easier.

To remove hair from certain body part, these strips are rubbed and pressed firmly on the skin for 5-minutes. Then in an upward motion towards the direction of hair growth the strip is pulled off hard, taking off hair along with the strip.

Advantages of cold waxing 

  • This method is a cleaner and tidier method.
  • It removes pubic hair easily.
  • It is easily done in the cozy comfort of your home.
  • Reasonable and cost-effective method to get rid of hair and exhibit hairless bikini line.
  • Natural substances highlight the gleaming bikini area, giving it a natural look.

Disadvantages of cold waxing

  • It doesn’t effectively remove entire hair growth especially in pubic area.
  • Uncomforting for some women who want 100% removal of hair allowing them to wear beach sexy lingerie.

Hot Waxing

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The wax is heated and melted in hot waxing. The melted wax is applied on the skin with a piece of cloth pressed over the skin area for hair removal.

The wax toughens when temperature reduces and sticks tightly with the hair on skin. Then with the help of a cloth piece, it is pulled off hard on the reverse direction of the hair growth.

Advantages of hot waxing

  • Hot waxing gives better results as hot wax removes all the hair effectively.
  • Although it is a painful process, its results are amazing. All the hair is removed in just one go. The repetition of the process is not needed.

Disadvantages of hot waxing

  • Hot waxing process is an untidy and messy procedure.
  • Application of hot wax in some areas of the body like lips and eyebrows is not feasible.

Soft Waxing

Soft waxing process is a process done effectively. In this waxing process, the strip wax is used. This soft wax is available in the market with a consistency of honey. This is spread evenly over the skin in a thin layer.

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It is covered with a soft muslin cloth. After few minutes this is stripped off the skin and it easily comes off with unwanted hair. This is ideal for the larger surface of the skin such as on the arms, legs, hands, and underarms.

Advantages of Soft Waxing

  • Strip wax does not have any side effects.
  • Reduces new hair growth
  • Simple procedure can be done at home easily.

Disadvantages of Soft Waxing

  • Despite being effective, it can be a gluey and messy.

Sugaring Wax

Sugaring Wax is an all-natural perfect method for bikini waxing, especially for those who are concerned about their pubic area hair-removal.

It is prepared with a generous mix of ingredients like lemon juice, sugar, honey, and water. It produces a pasty material when heated. This is applied straight on the bikini line to remove hair efficiently.

Advantages of sugaring wax

  • It gets rid of persistent tough hair naturally.
  • Best method to remove hair from the pubes.
  • Easily done at home.
  • Skin glows with the natural substances used and provides hairless bikini line.

Disadvantages of sugaring wax

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  • It is not considered a picture-perfect option.
  • Some report this method is not ideal for beach vacation bikini line.
  • Eludes a ‘real’ bikini wax look and discourages wearing sexy lingerie.

Hard waxing

Generally, the hard wax is used to remove hair in the bikini, underarms and face area.

Hard waxing is one of the hair removal methods prevailing world over. The process includes applying pre-epilation oil after area is cleaned.  Then the wax is heated at a certain temperature. This heated wax is applied in a thicker coat on the area where hair removal is to be done.

It is allowed to cool down and becomes harder when cold. It cools and hardens to wrap the hair in it. The hardened wax is thus cleared from skin with the help of a finger, taking hair along with it. After this, the area is cleaned thoroughly with oil.

The wax sometimes gets stickier, which means it is not a good quality wax. If you get a quality hard wax, it won’t stick to your skin.

Advantages of hard waxing

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  • Hard wax sticks to the hair not the skin.
  • Hard wax hurts less than others.
  • Hard wax protects hair follicles.
  • Its results are amazing.
  • No wastage of a cloth or towel, as the finger is used to take wax off from the skin.

Disadvantages of hard waxing

  • Best suited for larger areas of skin, not the smaller areas.
  • Shows red bumps and allergy symptoms sometimes.

Remember to use hygienic and well sanitized disposable tools while waxing.