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What is Waxing? – Definition, Methods and More

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It is one of the most widely used and versatile waxing methods, as it is effective on most of the body.

From face to feet, the wax removes hair for up to approximately three weeks.

This type of waxing is inexpensive and effective since it removes hair from the roots and the waxing lasts about a month. Therefore it is long-lasting.

There are carbon waxes for thick and resistant hair; of oatmeal, aloe, Monoi, mint and green tea.

There are them to use at home ( Byly ) or in a beauty salon.

What are the Different Methods of Waxing?

The wax types are hot, low temperature or warm, cold or band wax, which is applying depending on the type of skin.

1.     Waxing with hot wax

To use it, the resin must be heat and spread over small portions of skin and then pulling off in the opposite direction to the hair.

It can be using all over the body.

2.     Cold waxing

This type of wax is much less irritating than the previous one and can be use by women who have circulation problems.

It is a technique used particularly by human beings that consists of removing hair from any body area by pulling or by chemical or electrical systems.

Shaving can be very painful, depending on the location from which the hair is removed.

3.     Chemical waxing or with depilatory creams

This type of waxing is inexpensive and comfortable due to its speed and because it does not irritate the skin.

It can be apply all over the body but has a minimal duration because it cuts the hair close to the skin.

For its application, the cream is spread on the skin, it is allow to act, and is remove only with water.

What are the Different Kinds of Waxing?

There are different waxing methods, such as cold strip wax or roller wax, although the most common is hot wax.

Epilatory waxes are classified as cold, hot, and warm.

·        Cold waxes

They are present on flexible supports.

To perform the plucking, tape or paper tapes are using, always in the opposite direction to hair growth.

·        Hot waxes

They are solid when cold. If they are heated to 50 ºC they become viscous and very sticky.

When apply to the skin, they adhere to all types of hair, even short and silky.

As the wax is hot, the pore opens up and deeper waxing is promoted.

·        Warm waxes

These waxes have a semi-solid appearance at room temperature. Their melting point is at body temperature (37-38 ºC), which requires minimal heating.

For example, in the microwave. Its formulation includes mineral and vegetable resins and oils.

 What are the Pros and Cons of Waxing?


It offers long-lasting results for most areas of the body, and if you wax yourself, it is relatively inexpensive.

Long-term use of weakens hair growth.

The advantage of waxes is that, when they melt at body temperature.

They do not cause as much skin redness and they can be recommended for people with slight circulatory problems.

In addition, they are soluble in water and therefore wax residues are easily remove.


It is quite painful and is not ideal for sensitive skin, as it tends to cause redness and/or irritation.

Also, if you use hot wax, carelessness with the temperature can cause burns. It can be a tedious technique since it takes a long time.

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