Smaller, more sensitive areas of the body can enjoy waxing sessions with less pain by using hard wax instead of soft wax. Hard wax is applied to the skin in a thick layer and is left on for several seconds to harden before it is pulled off-no strips involved.
Hard wax has many benefits. It’s generally easier on sensitive skin, and is very easy to manipulate in nooks and crannies, so to speak. Because it only sticks to the hairs, and not the skin itself, it can be put on in layers, so if there is still hair left over after the first try, another layer can be applied.
This cannot be done with soft “strip” wax since that type of wax removes a small layer of skin with it, which is why some people find this method more painful, especially in the bikini area.
So why not use hard wax everywhere? It would take forever to wax larger areas of the body! Strip wax can be applied all the way down the leg and removed in one long piece of muslin at once. Hard wax is best for eyebrows, lip, chin, underarms, bikini-even toes, hands, ears, and nose. Soft or strip wax is best for arms, legs, chest, and back hair.
Be sure to ask your aesthetician what wax methods she uses next time you make an appointment.
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