Hair Removal : Warm, Cold or Sugar Wax?

As you probably already know, waxing is the removal of hair directly from the root using wax that is usually made from resin, beeswax and oil. Waxing may be great for anyone who’s short of time. If you’re new to it, waxing may seem overwhelming until you discover which technique works better for you. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of sugaring, cold and warm waxing. By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be ready to relax when you wax!

Warm Waxing Advantages

Warm waxing consists of melted wax that is spread over the skin. Once it cools down, the wax moulds itself to the hair as it dries before being pulled in one go from the skin. The heat from the wax tends to open up pores and loosen hair follicles, which makes it easier to remove than cold wax strips. Warm waxing can also be great for men who tend to have fuller hair with thicker roots. Because it moulds so well to the skin, hot waxing tends not to need re-application. 

Warm Waxing Disadvantages

Temperature is very important for achieving the most effective results, and it can take time to get the right consistency when heating the wax. Also, warm waxing can be a slower process than sugaring or cold waxing; as the wax takes longer to cool down and set on the skin. The Veet® Easywax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit eases this process by heating the wax to the correct temperature every time. You might even save time, not having to check the temperature, reheat the wax, or wait for it to cool if it’s too hot. If you do go for a conventional form of warm waxing, you need apply the wax with a spatula. This can make it tricky to use on smaller areas like the bikini line. 

Cold Waxing Advantages 

Cold wax is often pre-applied to strips. These strips are convenient to use as there’s very little mess and the strips can be discarded easily. It can also be a comfortable way of waxing during the warm summer months. There is a wide variety of wax strips that are known for their moisturizing properties, and they come in many sizes to suit different areas of the body.

Cold Waxing Disadvantages

Cold waxing doesn’t always work as well on very short hairs. Because of this, a cold wax strip sometimes needs to be re-applied if you miss a hair the first time around. Repeated waxing can cause irritation and dryness to the skin.Luckily, Veet® EasyGrip™ Ready-to-Use Wax Stripscontain almond oil, which isknownfor its skin-soothing properties and can work wonders on sensitive skin.

Sugar Waxing Advantages

Sugar waxing, also known as sugaring or Persian waxing, is an age-old method of non-strip waxing. The wax forms a layer over the skin that is pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Sugar wax dissolves in water and can be easily cleaned from the skin. This type of wax does not dry fully, so there are no drips or spills when it’s layered onto the skin. Sugar wax’s high concentration of sugar stops bacteria from breeding within the wax container.

Sugar Waxing Disadvantages

Sugar waxing may be painful for anyone with sensitive skin as it may cause rashes, ingrown hair and redness.The thick wax is often messy to use as it needs to be heated up first. It can take a lot of practice to get this type of waxing right – it needs to be quite a thick consistency in order to work properly.  

Each waxing technique has its pros and cons. Sugaring is messy but tends to be less painful. Warm waxing is great for removing thicker hair but the process takes longer than cold waxing. Cold waxing may be quick but tends to cause more skin irritation. As you can tell, when it comes to waxing, there are plenty of choices to suit everyone.Once you’ve decided on the kind that works for you, try to use waxing as a way to take time out from a hectic day.