In the last blog, we went over the advantages and disadvantages of waxing. In this post, I’m going to go over some this-or-that scenarios when it comes to waxing, namely whether to use hot or cold wax, doing it by yourself or at a salon, and discuss organic wax.

Now let’s begin the debates! First up, we’re going to discuss the merits of cold wax and hot wax.

Cold wax does essentially the same job as hot wax but involves using already coated wax strips. Whilst cold wax strips are less messy than hot wax, most testimonies report that they are not as effective as hot wax, as they often leave some hair still attached to the skin.

Because hot wax molds onto the skin and grips at each individual hair more tightly than cold wax strips, hot wax treatments are better at removing shorter hair. Given this fact, hot wax is the best option for removing hair from areas people do not like growing back, such as the upper lip or the chin. Many reports about waxing affirm that hot wax causes less reddening of the skin than cold wax, therefore making it a preferable option for those who have sensitive skin.

One disadvantage of hot wax over cold is that it is a fairly messy procedure, waxing large areas with hot wax should be left to the experts and because of the mess and difficultness of hot wax treatments, using cold wax strips tends to be a more popular waxing method at home.

So we talked about hot and cold wax, what about where to wax? Should we do it ourselves, or go to a salon? Like with all methods of hair removal, the best results are achieved by a professional who has in-depth knowledge and experience about the procedure. The hair is more easily ripped off when it is at a 40-degree angle and when either the cloth or strip is removed very quickly.

When left in novice hands accomplishing these tasks can prove to be easier said than done and many people who try waxing themselves are often left with only partially waxed skin. Although practice does make perfect and most people improve their waxing technique with perseverance and find that waxing at home is a much more inexpensive and convenient option than visiting a salon.

Now, some skin is more sensitive than other types of skin and is more prone to having an allergic reaction to both hot and cold wax. Organic wax is available, which contains purely organic ingredients, including aloe, which helps to reduce irritation and soothe the skin.

Like most organic products, organic wax is slightly more expensive than regular wax. Homemade solutions are another option. Many people choose to make their own wax by putting sugar, lemon and honey into a microwavable bowl and heating the mixture until it is hot and gooey.

Waxing, whether it is with hot wax or a cold wax strip is an extremely efficient and inexpensive way of removing surplus and unattractive hair from our bodies, providing you can survive the pain, of course.

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