There are so many different ways to wax. If you’re new to waxing, it may be overwhelming until you find the product that best suits your skin and hair type. Visit our Veet product line to find a product that works for you! Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of warm, cold, and sugar wax to bring you one step closer to touchably smooth skin!
1. Warm Waxing
Warm waxing products are made of melted wax that can be easily spread on the desired area of the skin. As the wax cools, it wraps itself around each strand of hair which creates a strong bond and an easier removal process. Warm waxing works great for people with thicker hair because the heat from the wax opens pores and loosens hair strands. Best of all, the warm wax connects so well with the skin and hair that you rarely need to re-apply.
The temperature of the wax can play a huge role in the success of the warm wax application. That being said, if the wax is heated improperly, you risk getting burned by the wax or having it be inconsistent and ineffective. It is important to follow the instructions on the product package to avoid getting burned or having undesirable results.
2. Cold Waxing
Cold waxing is a convenient way to achieve long-lasting smooth skin. Cold waxes often come in convenient strips that are easy to use and discard. These pre-cut Veet wax strips come in all different shapes and sizes to perfectly suit any area of your body that you would like to remove hair from.
Cold waxing is often associated with not working as efficiently on very short hairs. This however, is not the case for Veet’s wax strips, as they work on hairs as short as 1.5mm! For extremely short hairs, you may need to wait until hair is longer or repeat the waxing process more than once to achieve optimal results. Repeating the waxing process can cause irritation, redness, dryness and discomfort to your skin. But you’re in luck! Veet offers strips such as our Veet® Easy-Gel™ Wax Strips Body & Legs Sensitive Skin that are made for sensitive skin that provide skin-soothing properties.
3. Sugar Waxing
Sugar waxing is much different than warm or cold waxing because it is made of natural ingredients like sugar, water, citric acid and argan oil. The sugar wax is placed onto the skin in the direction of hair growth using our spatula, then placing a strip over top of the wax, easily and quickly pull off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Sugar wax can be easily dissolved and wiped off the skin if necessary. Also, the wax never fully dries, so it can be used repeatedly until the job is done. Try our Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Sugar Wax Legs, Face and Body Sensitive Formula for sensitive skin and get long lasting smoothness for up to 28 days.
If you have sensitive skin, sugar waxing may cause rashes, ingrown hair and redness. The best sugar waxing results may require the wax to be at a specific temperature and consistency. However Veet’s Sugar Wax is designed to be used and mastered at home.
As you can see, there are many wax types to choose from and each type has its own pros and cons. Before making your decision, check out our Veet wax product line to find what will work best for you. Now, get waxing!