Recently, a large amount of depilation products has appeared on the cosmetic market: pastes, vacis, waxes of various types and colors, with fragrances and additives ....
On the White Line page in the Vkontakte group www.vk.com/white_line_su, at exhibitions and at seminars we get a large number of questions.
In this article, we picked up the most frequently asked questions.
We hope that the answers will help you understand the variety of products for depilation and dispel the myths about waxing.
1. What waxes for depilation exist? And how to choose the right wax?
There are three types of waxes: cold waxes, warm waxes and hot waxes.
Cold waxes are strips coated with a small layer of wax. Before use, these strips must be rubbed and started to remove hair. Cold waxes are intended exclusively for home use.
Professional waxes include warm waxes and hot waxes, which are used for salon procedures and for depilation at home.
2. What is the difference between warm and hot waxes?
Waxes differ in ingredient composition, but only specialists understand the chemical compounds and formulas. Simple consumers need to focus on the characteristics and methods of wax application. If you will build on the three main indicators, you will never mistake waxes. Warm waxes differ from hot waxes in their melting point, the way they remove wax from their skin, and the areas of use.
The working temperature of warm waxes + 39 + 40 degrees. In the heated state, warm waxes are a sticky mass that does not solidify on the skin and remains always sticky. Remove warm waxes can be using special strips for hair removal. Warm waxes remove hair from large surfaces.
Hot waxes are heated at a temperature of +45 to +75 degrees. When choosing a hot wax it is necessary to look at the recommendations that the manufacturer writes on the labels. Hot waxes are applied in small applications, which harden on the skin and are very easily removed without the use of strips. Hot waxes make depilation in delicate areas (on the face, in the bikini and axillary areas).
3. Is it true that warm waxes are all the same?
No, it's not true. Warm waxes can be divided into three categories depending on the ingredient composition:
1. Classic warm waxes on a natural basis.
2. Synthetic waxes
3. Combined waxes containing both natural and synthetic components (based on Peg-3).
Classic warm waxes are made from natural pine resin with the addition of various natural ingredients. The combination of natural oils and pine resin, turns raw materials into a cosmetic product - this is how the wax formula is created, and each manufacturer has its own formula. Classic waxes on a natural basis - these are the very first waxes and well-established for several decades. Natural waxes have not lost their relevance and popularity even today, they are represented in almost all trademarks. One of the advantages of natural waxes is the price, they are the cheapest on the market.
Synthetic waxes are designed specifically for people with sensitive skin. Synthetic waxes do not contain ingredients that can cause irritation and discomfort. The development and production of synthetic waxes is an expensive process, so there are very few of them on the cosmetic market.
Combined waxes containing natural and synthetic components are especially popular among depilation masters. Combined waxes are versatile, easy-to-use, well-removed hair and do not leave stickiness.
4. What waxes can be considered the safest?
Many people believe that waxing can be safe only on a natural basis. In fact, it is - a myth.
Modern formulas of synthetic and combined waxes are more effective and safer to use than natural wax. Especially they are good to use on sensitive and irritable skin, as well as very comfortable at work.
The safest waxes are those waxes that do not stick to the skin.
5. What should be paid attention to in order to evaluate the quality of the wax?
Parameters that need to assess the quality of the wax:
1. hair grip and clean removal
2. effects on the skin
3. comfort in use.
1. The task of the wax is to remove the hair, so the wax must adhere very tightly to the hair, not break off them and remove them with the roots.
2. The effect of wax on the skin should be as gentle as possible. The wax should not stick to the skin and pull on the skin after removal.
3. A good wax is easy to apply, gently envelops the skin, painlessly removed, does not leave behind stickiness. With a good wax, the depilation procedure is quick, effective and painless.
6. Is it true that there are waxes that care for skin other than depilation?
No, it's not true. If the label says that the wax nourishes, moisturizes, heals, rejuvenates, cares and cares for the skin, then this is the biggest MYTH! The wax is on the skin for no more than 30 seconds. In such a short time, even the most magical additives that make up the wax, do not have time to show themselves.
The wax should remove hair and be safe for the skin. And now special cosmetics should take care of the skin before and after the depilation procedure. Lotions, gels, oils - these are the mandatory attributes that accompany the procedure of depilation.
7. Are hot waxes somehow subdivided among themselves?
Hot waxes are divided into two groups: classic and film waxes.
Classic hot waxes have begun the category of hot waxes, they are still present in many brands.
For classic hot waxes characterized by high melting point from +55 degrees to +75 degrees. Classic hot waxes are applied with small, thick applications, taking into account the growth of the hair, solidify very quickly (3-4 seconds). If the application is not removed on time, the wax will begin to crumble, thereby breaking off the hairs that are inside the application.
Film waxes are a modern version of hot wax, but with a completely different ingredient composition and other characteristics. The composition of film waxes include various polymer components. Polymers, otherwise rubber additives, give the wax elasticity, which allows the wax, as a film, to easily stretch over the skin and easy to remove. Film waxes do not break, very plastic and soft, well adhere to the hair. Film waxes are very easy to use, they are convenient to work with, and most importantly, the results of depilation please both clients and masters.
7. Is it true that film waxes are low temperature?
Yes true. Film waxes have a low melting point from +40 to +55 degrees. And the lower the melting point of film wax, the safer is its use in delicate areas, where the skin is thin and sensitive. When choosing low-temperature waxes, read the annotations on the packages.
8. Is it true that when depilating with film wax in the armpits, you can apply one large application?
Yes true. Due to the elasticity of film waxes stretch well on the skin, they can be applied with large applications. The optimal size of the application is about 10 cm by 7 cm. This application completely covers the entire armpit.
9. Is it true that when depilating with film waxes you can not follow the direction of hair growth?
Yes true. Film waxes harden for 5-12 seconds. And the more wax application will be on the surface of the skin, the more the skin will steam out under the application and the pores will open, and the more painless and easier the hairs will be removed. When depilating with film waxes, the skin is steamed out, the pores open, and the hairs are easily pulled out (not pulled out!) From the hair channel. When curing, film waxes retain plasticity, do not break when removing and do not break off hairs. The procedure is quick, efficient and painless.
10. Is it true that film waxes can remove very short hairs?
Yes true. Film waxes can remove hairs from 1 mm in length.
11. Can film waxes make depilation on the legs or on the back?
Film waxes can be used to remove body hair, only the procedure will be long and expensive. It is recommended to use film waxes on particularly sensitive areas of the body (for example, if hair is removed on a man’s chest), as well as on injured skin, where there are tattoos.
12. Is it possible to do warm waxing from the cartridge for depilation in the armpits and bikini area?
When there were no hot waxes, then the depilation in delicate areas was made warm with waxes. The procedure was not popular because it was painful and of poor quality. And all because the structure of the hair in delicate areas is more complicated than that of the hair on the body. The hair is located deep under the skin, has a wide bulb, intertwined with a large number of nerve endings. In addition, hairs grow in different directions. To remove such hair with warm waxes is wrong, because when working with warm waxes, there are rules: apply wax clearly on the growth of hair, remove against the growth of hair with the help of special paper for depilation.
13. What should I look for when choosing a film wax?
First, we look at the melting point. The lower the temperature, the safer the wax for the skin.
Secondly, polymer components (polymer) must be present in the composition of film wax - only such waxes can be considered film.
In the cosmetic market there are waxes that are positioned as film waxes, but in essence they are slightly modified hot waxes. These waxes have a high melting point of up to +60 degrees, made from natural resins with the addition of a large amount of oil. Oily components make the wax plastic, but it loses its adhesiveness (adhesion to hair). This means that when depilating with such waxes, one should not expect a result as from film waxes.
Types of wax for hair removal
All waxes for depilation are divided into two large groups:
Warm waxes Available in cans or roller cartridges. They are used at low temperatures, suitable for home conditions, but less effective, especially in the absence of experience. In addition, warm waxes have a high consumption and are quite painful to use.
Hot waxes often used by professionals in the salons. Most tools work at a temperature of 45-55 degrees. Differ in economical consumption, better capture of hairs, as well as cleaner and less painful depilation.
Variety of hot - film wax. Most often, it has a lower operating temperature, which eliminates the possibility of burns. This product has an elevated elastomer content, so it is applied in a thinner layer, perfectly captures hairs and gives a very clean result without gaps. As a rule, film waxes are produced in granules or discs, which is very convenient for permanent work with the flow of customers in the cabin.
Waxes in cartridges convenient for depilating the legs, in addition, you can choose the appropriate option specifically for your skin. Salon products in cans, briquettes, trays, granules in this regard are more capricious, require special knowledge and experience, as well as the presence in the arsenal of special equipment and related products (wax melts, oils for wax removal, etc.).
Briefly about manufacturers
Both specialized companies and mass brands are engaged in the release of wax for depilation. Veet, Floresan, BYLY, Velvet are widely known to the public - their products can be bought in the usual cosmetics shop. Working with them does not require special skills, but the result is not always perfect.
Among the showrooms, Depilflax, White Line (Italwax), Depilieve, Kapous, Beauty Image, Yoko, as well as premium segment French waxes, Perron Rigot and Norma De Durville, have earned an excellent reputation.
Smooth skin for a long time! With natura film wax you will achieve the perfect result! I will show the result after 5 years of depilation. I will talk in detail about the waxing procedure. + Photo
Let's talk about film wax Natura. Namely hot film wax for depilation White Chocolate Wite Line.
Price: 600 rubles, but it can be 750 rubles, you have to look for where it is cheaper.
IMPORTANT! If you have been trained in depilation or beautician, you are offered to issue a card and the maximum discounts and bonuses. Usually consultants talk about it, but it is better to ask.
Smell: perfumery, not caustic, no fragrances of chemistry. When the wax heats up, it even smells good.
Volume: 500 gr. There are less and more options.
Shelf life: 3 years.
Manufacturer: located in Italy.
Opening the jar you will find brochures, the manufacturer introduces you to its products and on 2 brochures describes what kind of wax to use.
Why do I recommend this particular wax?
- Price, I have not seen cheaper
- Quality, but only in white chocolate. The rest of the wax azulene and rose better and not to try, they are worse, much worse work!
- You can also try the purple color.
- You can choose any volume, from 250 gr. and up to 1 kg.
- Well, smooth skin for 3 weeks at least. It's perfect!
- Easy to use
I chose this wax by trial and error and use it for 4 years exactly, if not more.
Also in the experience was a shugaring and much more, but the easiest (my opinion) to perform the procedure is granulated wax.
Well, now we will carry out the procedure on the armpit?
During the day, before the procedure it is better to make a scrub so that there is no ingrown hair.
So, first we will prepare all the materials that will be needed: surface treatment agent before the procedure (I use ordinary lotion at home), cotton pads, talc, spatulas (I have disposable wooden ones), wax melt (I recommend using it, heating in the microwave is not very convenient), wax, oil for skin treatment after the procedure , well, or a tool that you like best.
All prepared, warmed the wax to the desired temperature (I have 45 degrees).
- To begin with, you need to treat the skin with a tonic, sometimes I treat it with thermal water. This is necessary to remove impurities, to prepare the skin for the procedure.
Take a wax spatula, the right amount (ATTENTION! Check a little wax on your wrist, if the temperature is right, start working).
8. At the end we process with oil and enjoy 3 weeks with smooth skin!
After the procedure
If you suddenly have burns or hurt the place after depilation, you can treat with special means or bepantenom.
I have been using this wax for more than 4 years and I don’t want to change to any other!
Hope everyone could help! Do not shave, do depilation, the amount of hair becomes less, the hair becomes thinner
And check all products for allergies!
Thanks for attention!
To keep your morning awake, try a shower gel.
The composition and benefits of hot wax
A large assortment of wax for depilation of various companies is on the market The basis of hair removal products are the following:
- the main ingredient is natural beeswax, it must have a high degree of purification,
- resin wood or synthetic - gives plasticity,
- perfume composition - made from essential oils, extracts of useful plants,
- natural oil, for example, olive or pink. It is added for the disinfecting effect and better healing of the skin after the procedure.
The legendary queen of ancient Egypt Nefertiti is considered the inventor of wax depilation. She came up with a vegetable mass consisting of resin and beeswax.
Some manufacturers use synthetic wax instead of natural wax. It is permissible. But the oils should be only of natural origin, it is worth paying attention to when choosing a tool for depilation.
Additional ingredients can be:
- titanium dioxide - makes the wax softer and softer, facilitates application,
- talc - increases the adhesion (adhesiveness) of the composition for depilation,
- Zinc oxide - helps reduce the soreness of the procedure, soothe the skin.
So that the depilation does not cause harm, first of all it is necessary to pay attention to the presence of components that can cause an allergic reaction, and the correspondence of the means to your skin type. Here you need an individual approach.
Due to the rich composition of the wax has many useful properties:
- prevents overdrying, skin irritation due to plant essential oils,
- removes dead, dead skin particles,
- contributes to the process of epithelial regeneration and eliminates injuries
- saturates epithelial tissue with vitamins, minerals, micronutrients,
- cleans the pores of the skin from toxic and pollutants.
Use hot wax
Depilation removes the cutaneous part of the hair and partially injures the hair follicle.
The high temperature of wax vaporizes the skin pores, which allows for good capture of the hair follicles located in them, reduces the feeling of pain at the time of the procedure. This allows you to use hot wax to remove hair in the most delicate parts of the body: the bikini area, armpits, above the upper lip. Hot wax depilation is almost painless, therefore it is suitable for any parts of the body.
Skin preparation is an important stage of depilation.
In order for the hair removal process to be painless, and the result lasted a long time, it is necessary to properly prepare the skin. You need to start a little in advance:
- 3 days before the procedure, clean the skin with a scrub, this will help prevent hair ingrowth and pimples. Scrub can be purchased or cooked by yourself,
- immediately before depilation at home, the skin should be treated with a disinfectant,
- to improve the adhesion of wax will help degrease the treated surface with lotion, talcum powder or baby powder,
- It is important to remember about the length of the hair: it should be at least 5 mm, so in the treated places you need to walk a razor for 5-7 days,
- Sunburn makes the skin sensitive, so a few days before depilation you cannot go to the tanning bed and stay under the hot sun.
How to use hot wax
Depilation with hot wax can certainly be done independently at home, but there is a high probability of getting burns.
Before the procedure, you need to prepare inventory:
- wooden spatula or spatula for applying the composition,
- the tank in which the wax will heat up, or a special thermostat,
- strips of cloth, but you can do without them,
- skin scrub
- cream or gel to choose from to soften the skin after hair removal.
With the help of the thermostat apparatus, the wax heats up to a certain temperature, because the sensors-regulators are built into it. The desired temperature is set in manual mode and maintained for some time, so the wax does not cool and does not overheat.
Step by step the depilation process with hot wax is as follows:
- To prepare the skin with an antibacterial agent, with hypersensitivity is recommended to cover with talcum powder.
- Heat the wax and apply to clean, dry skin, following the direction of hair growth. Then immediately press the fabric strip, if it is used, wait until the composition hardens. At the same time, wax can be applied to several places at the same time.
- After hardening, take the edge of the fabric strip or hardened wax and sharply pull parallel to the skin. Here you need to tear off strictly against the growth of hair.
- Apply the treated area with a disinfectant and a nourishing cream. Depilation is complete.
Compare wax and sugar depilation?
After reading a lot of information on the Internet, visiting the sites of manufacturers and sellers of sugar paste and wax, we realized that the depilation industry had certain stereotypes in favor of one or another type. These are opinions based on emotions, not on knowledge.
We will try to move away from stereotypes, dispel myths and put all dots on i.
Depilation during pregnancy
With regard to depilation of pregnant women, in general, there are no contraindications. But here it is necessary to approach each case individually. If before pregnancy the depilation was not carried out, then during the carrying of the child you should not do it.
Pregnancy weakens the immune system, increases the risk of varicose veins and allergies, so it is worth more carefully choosing the means and not touching the areas of damaged skin. If there is the slightest threat to the fetus or increased uterine tone, then depilation is strictly contraindicated. This is especially true of the first trimester, during which hormonal changes occur and miscarriage can occur. Extra risk to anything.
In the third trimester, if there is a problem with gestation, depilation can provoke premature birth.
Therefore, pregnant women should definitely consult with a gynecologist about the possibility of depilation with hot wax.
Pros and cons of hot wax
There are advantages and disadvantages to using hot wax.
The advantages of hot wax are as follows:
- use on all parts of the body, including those with the largest accumulation of nerve endings: bikini area, armpits, face,
- the result lasts long enough, new hairs begin to grow after 3-4 weeks. This is due to the fact that from the steamed skin pores it is easier to remove the hair bulbs,
- aesthetics after its use is expressed in the absence of stiff bristles, while repeated repetition of depilation depletes hairs and slows their growth,
- instant result
- extensive procedures can be completed in one procedure,
- Depilation pain is minimal due to, again, high temperature, which relaxes the muscles.
- probability of skin burn,
- the need for special skills, without which the hairs will not be completely pulled out and new ones will quickly appear.
In addition to hot, the depilation is carried out with warm (soft) wax.
Their differences are as follows:
- melting temperature. Warm wax becomes liquid at 35–40 degrees Celsius, and hot - at 50–70,
- soreness Hot wax depilation is more painful than hot
- application area. Because of less pain, hot wax mass is suitable for any area of the skin.
Features of the use of hot wax granules
Hot wax in the granules is called film, because it has high strength and plasticity. This is achieved by film-forming components in the composition:
- paraffin wax
- wood tar,
- rubbery substances.
Granular wax can be used at home due to the melting point of 40 degrees Celsius, which reduces the possibility of injury and burn. Its consumption is lower than that of ordinary hot. This composition hardens on the skin for 7 to 10 seconds, the plasticity of the mass is maintained for a long time. All this makes it possible to safely carry out the procedure for hair removal on their own. Granular wax due to the content of paraffin forms a plastic film on the skin and well captures all the hairs
The day before waxing with granular wax, you need to test yourself for the likelihood of allergy by trial treatment with a small area of skin.
There are also a number of contraindications:
- rosacea, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis,
- diabetes mellitus caused skin lesions
- any violations of the integrity of the skin, for example, cuts, scratches.
How to apply hot wax in cartridges
Inexpensive and effective means for depilation at home is hot wax in cartridges. What he really is? This is a small container, equipped for convenience with a nozzle or roller, filled with hair remover. Thanks to the nozzle, the mass is distributed evenly, forming a film to grip the hairs. Pre-cartridge must be heated in a thermostat. The wax in the cartridges is applied easily and evenly thanks to a special nozzle
Features of wax in cartridges:
- the melting point of such a tool is from 37 to 39 degrees Celsius, which makes it safe, but not suitable for depilating delicate areas, since the pain will be significant,
- the mass is distributed evenly with a roller or nozzle, which does not require special skills and makes it convenient to use at home,
- the means in the cartridge is spent sparingly, it lasts a long time,
- To heat the wax you need to use the apparatus-waxing or water bath. The use of a microwave requires a certain skill, because at the slightest overheating in it the cartridge will explode from the inside.
Use wax wax
Previously, wax for home depilation was heated in enamel or metal dishes on the stove. This often resulted in burning, overheating, or underheating. The heater has helped to get rid of all these difficulties.
The apparatus for heating wax is an electrical appliance made from a heating element, control regulators, and a container in which the removable bowl is placed. Simply put, waxing resembles a device for heating milk bottles.
In all models of wax-melts, the principle of operation consists in the automatic selection and maintenance of temperature. For this is responsible automatic thermostat. The risk of injuring the skin with superheated wax disappears.
Voskoplavy are divided into types depending on a design:
- the cassette warms the wax packaged in cassettes,
- can is intended for solid wax. For home use, it is worth choosing a small capacity, although there are wax melts with several bowls,
- the minivosklav is designed specifically for home use, as it has a small volume, and the thermostat does not allow the wax to cool down,
- the combined one allows to warm up both cassettes and containers with a wax mass.
Photo gallery: types of waxing devices for depilation
To understand the proper use of the apparatus for heating wax will help the attached instructions. Before depilation, be sure to carefully examine it.
The procedure is as follows:
- First of all, it is necessary to place a wax solid preparation in a container or insert a cassette.
- Then use the control buttons to set the desired temperature mode, which is contained on the package with wax.
- Include voskoplav in the electrical network.
- When the tool is heated, proceed directly to the procedure of depilation.
Voskoplav makes depilation at home comfortable, while it has a number of useful features:
- rapid heating of the material to a certain temperature,
- the presence of bowls of different sizes to melt the wax,
- the ability to maintain the desired temperature so that the wax does not cool down over the required time.
Reviews of hot wax depilation
I have been using this wax for almost a year now and will not trade it for anything. I tried all types of bikini depilation. Hot film wax is the most painless, in my opinion, of all that can be. And this wax is just perfect for using it at home and really saving your money. The cartridge is open, complete with detailed instructions, 2 wide spatulas and 2 protective rings for the cartridge. One cartridge is enough for me for 3 bikini and underarm depilations. The most painful first procedure, after it the hair grows very slowly. All subsequent procedures are very quick and almost painless.
For several years I used wax for hair removal. She warmed up the jar (as advised in the instructions) in a water bath and applied wax to her legs. Then I just put on top of the special stripes and waited two minutes. Now the most important thing is to pull the strip very sharply behind one edge. The faster to do it - the less you feel pain. I liked the result, it removes absolutely all the hairs, the skin remains smooth for a long time, and the hairs, which then grow, are thin and soft. They say that if you use this method for a long time - the hair can stop growing altogether. But this did not happen to me. But their growth slowed down, I used to shave with the machine every three days, and now I can afford to do hair removal every two weeks. So the way is good.
I strongly advise never to use this procedure, of course, I will not. This review will be very useful for those who, like me, have hard hair, which, as it turned out, is very problematic to remove, it hurts a lot for a long time. So, in order ... I went to this procedure at home, not to the salon. The girl, of course, had the relevant document on the ability to work in this area. There was also a special comfortable couch, disposable underwear and many different preparations. Before going to the depilation, I first took a shower, rubbed my skin thoroughly with a scrub. Then this cosmetic surgery should have been less painful. But it was not so. Armpits, of course, unpleasant depilation, but terrible, intolerable pain, as I was told by friends, was not. Pretty tolerant. Here is the result: Depilation of the armpits with hot wax is almost painless. The skin is smooth, there are slight reddening, which the next day passed without a trace. Next was a bikini depilation. That is where the pain is unbearable. I definitely thought that I would lose consciousness. Before applying the wax, the surface was necessarily treated with a disinfectant, then powder was applied and only then hot wax was applied. The hair still remained, the wax had to be applied several times, which was not only not very pleasant, but also terribly irritated the skin. Here is the result of all the torment (a brilliant tattoo was a gift): Hot bikini wax brings a very painful sensation.
The tattoo lasts 1–1.5 weeks, even when taking a shower, it is not washed off. Here the irritation was just awful, everything “burned” for about a day. It didn’t work out how to remove all the hairs. Remained small and rare. Not very pretty. The result was waiting for more. Less than 2 weeks, as the hair began to grow again. Of course, if you visit this procedure more often, the hair will become softer, and the painful sensations will be reduced to zero. But, on such torture, I will never decide for anything else!
Hot wax depilation has long established itself as a painless procedure, suitable even for the armpits and the bikini area. Given the doctor's comments, in the absence of contraindications to use hot wax can be, and pregnant women. Due to the presence of nutritional components and essential oils after depilation, the skin will be soft and smooth for 3-4 weeks.You should know the differences in the use of wax in the cartridges, banks and granules, as well as responsibly treat the preparation of the skin.
Types of wax for depilation
The effectiveness of wax depilation depends largely on the type of wax, which it is produced. There are means of emergency depilation at home, suitable for self-use in small areas and more serious "waxes for professional work, able to solve the problem with hair growth in almost any area.
Like other "amateur" means, waxes for home depilation are as easy to use and safe as possible, but they are not very effective. Salon compositions, on the contrary, cope quickly and efficiently with any vegetation, but are difficult to use and require certain skills to work. Consider the types of wax compositions for depilation in more detail.
There are 3 types of cosmetic waxes:
- cold (fusible),
- warm (medium temperature),
- hot (solid or refractory).
Cold or liquid wax for depilation
Cold wax easily passes into a semi-liquid state. For this, he needs only a little warm water or temperature of the human body. The composition for depilation in the cold way consists of pine gum and a chemical compound that has fermentation properties (quite simply, a sticky substance).
Such a mixture is applied in a thin layer on paper strips of different sizes, which are intended for independent use. Ready-made strips for depilation at home are divided into impact zones (for the face, for the legs, for the sensitive areas). The specific composition and size of the paper base under the adhesive layer depends on the specific area for which the product is intended.
These strips can be sold both separately and in combination with additional tools that facilitate the process of depilation. For example, napkins to remove wax residue, soothing lotion, exfoliating agent and in other variants of the sets.
The undoubted advantages of cold hair removal are its accessibility and ease of procedure. The strip is warmed up in the hands, then divided into two halves, each of which has its own sticky layer, is applied to the skin and after a couple of smoothings in the direction of hair growth breaks down in the opposite direction. This method is ideal for thin, sparse hair, not too long, but not the shortest, in a small area of skin. Scope of wax strips, traditionally:
- “Mustaches” above the upper lip and the face as a whole (meaning the female face),
- fingers and toes,
- less often - arms and legs with rather poor hairiness,
- armpits and bikinis - perhaps, but without guarantee of effect, with a high degree of pain and side effects.
For waxing large areas of cold wax is not very convenient. The strips themselves are usually small in length and width, and it takes a long time to process one area. The rapid sticking to a thin wax layer of hair removed, epidermal scales, sebum causes the stripes to become unusable and makes them, in fact, disposable.
That is, after one, maximum two attachments, the strip already loses all its depilating properties. In addition, cold wax is too soft to hold thick and dense hair, and therefore its application is limited.
Cold wax should not be used if you need hair removal:
- very short hair (up to 2 mm) or long (more than 5 - 6 mm), since in the first case the wax strips cannot “catch” the hairs, and in the second - the wax instantly becomes clogged and the strips need to be replaced,
- thick hair and large areas - for the same reason as long hair,
- hard hair with deep root - such soft hair wax is unable to hold, pulling out only single hairs, leaving the rest in place,
- sensitive areas, as with cold hair removal hair removal is performed without prior steaming of the skin, which increases the invasiveness and pain of the procedure.
In all the above cases, the optimal use of other types of wax, namely, warm and hot. Their effectiveness and scope is much broader than that of soft formulations.
When waxing hair can burn the skin, and there is no sugar - MYTH
When sugar depilation manual technique paste in working condition has a temperature of + 37 + 38 degrees. When working in a bandage way, the sugar paste is heated to a temperature of + 40 + 42 degrees. All modern waxes also have a low temperature. The working temperature of warm waxes is + 38 + 39 degrees, depilation with hot film waxes is done at a temperature of + 38 + 42 degrees - an absolutely safe and comfortable temperature for even the most delicate areas. Depilation with film waxes in delicate areas is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. The appearance and the incredible popularity of low-temperature film waxes have forced classic hot waxes out of the market. Classic hot waxes with a melting point of +50 degrees and above are not in demand today due to the high operating temperature and inconvenience of use.
Wax sticks to the skin, and sugar paste does not - MYTH
Checking the adhesiveness of the product (coupling with hair and skin) is very simple. If the surface of the skin where there is no hair, apply wax, then it can be easily removed without pain and discomfort. The wax does not stick to the skin, it does not form “stuck”, it engages only with the hair. Sugar paste on the skin with hair and without hair forms a "stuck", because sticks to the skin.
Wax and sugar paste remove very short hairs - TRUE
Waxes and sugar paste have good stickiness and viscosity, which allows them to adhere to short hairs. Warm waxes and sugar paste remove hairs 3-5 mm long. Film waxes are able to remove hairs of even a length of 1 mm. Unlike warm waxes and sugar paste, film waxes on the skin harden, which makes it possible to gently fix the short hairs in the application and remove them together with the roots. Due to the tenacity, the wax copes well with short, stiff, zabritymi hair. Whereas applications of warm waxes and sugar paste on the skin do not freeze, therefore, they lack fixation, and when removing the application, short hairs slip out of it.
Another type of wax for depilation, which appeared on the market relatively recently - film wax. Based on its melting point (38 - 39 degrees), such a composition can be attributed to warm, but in its properties it is similar to solid waxes. Thus, the film wax combines the positive qualities of warm and hot waxes.
Film wax differs in the increased plasticity due to occurrence in its structure of polymers of rubber and vinyl. The procedure and scope of this mixture is similar to depilation with hot wax. Film wax is heated in a melter, then applied to the treatment area. The cooling of the wax is slower than with the hot method, due to which the skin is longer exposed to the thermal “bath” and steamed better.
Depilation with film wax is the safest for the patient: the possibility of a burn is eliminated, the mixture is applied to a comfortable body temperature, skin pores are revealed as much as possible, ensuring virtually painless hair extraction. Film wax is more economical in comparison with hot one, since slow cooling and plasticity make it possible to apply it in a thinner layer. The consumption of such a composition is on average 30% less.
How to choose a wax for depilation, which is better to buy?
What should I look for when choosing a wax for depilation? Of course, on the composition. Do not forget that many of the ingredients of industrial waxes can produce allergic reactions. This, above all, bee products (natural beeswax, honey), essential oils, extracts from plants. Additional "effects" that give all sorts of cosmetic additives, choose based on the needs of your skin (moisturizing, nutrition, fortification, rejuvenation).
The second is the melting point. You should not buy solid wax for home use if you do not have the skills to work with it and there is no wax melting. Professional waxes are best left to beauticians, as well as carrying out procedures in "special" areas. By doing this yourself, you can hurt yourself by making a burn or getting side effects because of a violation of hot waxing technology.
For “everyday” depilation, get cold or warm wax. Read the instructions: for which zone this composition is intended, and in which area the manufacturer does not recommend using it. When purchasing warm wax, give preference to wax in cassettes, and not in banks, and do not forget to buy a set of strips for depilation.
Pay attention to how the wax is washed off. For water-soluble formulations of sufficiently warm water, and for fat-soluble it is recommended to purchase a spray or wipes to remove wax residue from the skin. This will make it easier for you, since “fussing” with oil in trying to scrub the wax (especially in large areas of the body) is not the most pleasant thing.
Get a post-depilatory cream or lotion that contains ingredients that slow down the growth of hair - this will allow you to do waxing a little less. You will also need peeling to prevent ingrown hair.
Regardless of what kind of wax you choose for waxing, there are a number of "cons" that are characteristic of any wax formulations. It:
- painfulness of the procedure - it is difficult for people with a low pain threshold to transfer it, so they are recommended to do depilation only in a hot way and preferably using a spray with lidocaine and other measures to reduce sensitivity, which the cosmetologist will advise,
- irritation and redness after depilation - almost always arises, since skin trauma during mechanical hair removal together with the root is inevitable,
- irritation at the site of depilation - if it gets into the wounds left at the site of the hair that has been pulled out, residues of cosmetical agents, dirt, they become infected, as a result, a small rash with punctate pustular inflammations may appear. If this condition does not pass in a couple of days and progresses, you need to contact a dermatologist,
- bruises and bruises - are formed at the site of injury to the skin at the time of pulling out the hair, especially if the hair is hard and with a deep root,
- hair ingrowth and pseudo-folliculitis is the main disadvantage of waxing and one of the most unpleasant consequences of depilation, which is a consequence of the hair removal technique against their growth,
- The presence of a wide list of contraindications imposes restrictions on clients with certain diseases, especially hot waxing.
If you do not plan to choose wax for depilation yourself, you should inform your cosmetologist about the condition of your health before the procedure. Also the master of depilation should be aware of allergic reactions known to you in order to find the optimal wax composition, excluding potentially dangerous ingredients.
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When shugaring sugar paste hairs do not break off, and when waxing hairs break off - MYTH
Modern warm waxes, film waxes and sugar paste are flexible. They are easily applied to the skin, completely wrap hairs, and when removed they remove hairs with roots. Film wax, even after solidification, retains its elasticity. Frozen application of film wax is easily stretched, like chewing gum, without damaging even the removed hairs. This does not apply to classic hot waxes.
Sugar paste - an innovative product - MYTH
The recipe for making sugar paste is known from time immemorial and is relevant today - sugar, water and citric acid. Some manufacturers have eliminated citric acid, replacing it with a component that is safe for sensitive skin. This is the only significant change that occurred with sugar paste over the past 10 years. Of course, sugar paste appeared with various plant and mineral components, dyes and fragrances. These additives are included in the traditional sugar paste formulation to expand the range and do not affect the qualitative changes in the product. The simple composition and cheap production allowed to massively produce sugar paste. In Russia there are more than 50 brands of domestic production. The market was formed only because the product, which is low in cost, can sell expensively (with a large premium) and make it popular.
Wax production is a complex production process. Each of the few well-known manufacturers has its own wax formula. Requires special raw materials and expensive equipment for the production and packaging of wax. In recent years, there have been qualitative changes in the composition of the wax, improved formulas with new properties appear:
Significantly improved the formula of warm classic waxes. They have become softer, absolutely do not stick to the skin, and at the same time they perfectly adhere to the hair.
Synthetic waxes for sensitive skin and combination waxes that do not leave stickiness appeared. These waxes have increased adhesion.
The classic bitter waxes were replaced by low-temperature film (polymer) waxes, which radically changed the approach to depilation in delicate areas.
The form of release of waxes was varied, in addition to wax in banks, they began to produce waxes in the form of discs, flowers, in the form of granules and shavings.
Sugar paste does not injure the skin, unlike wax - MYTH
Apply sugar paste to the same area can be no more than 3 times, as well as wax. The fact is that, in addition to the hair, sugar and wax well remove dry particles from the skin surface, resulting in depilation with the effect of a light peeling. If on the site where the depilation is done, walk more than 3 times, then the skin will still be peeling, which can lead to its damage. Reddening, swelling, burning sensations and pain may appear at this place - these are symptoms of injured pounded skin (many people confuse with a burn). The cause of skin damage is not sugar paste and not wax, but illiterate actions of the master of depilation.
Wax work more comfortable than sugar paste - TRUE
Wax is not affected by skin temperature or ambient temperature. Wax works under any conditions. When choosing sugar paste, you should always make a start from the temperature of the hands of the master, the temperature of the zones where the depilation will take place, on the temperature of the air in the office. At elevated temperature and humidity, the sugar paste begins to spread, becomes naughty and "sticks".
To remove hairs in sensitive areas with sugar paste is less painful and more convenient - MYTH
Depilation painfulness is in no way associated with the use of sugar paste or wax, but depends on the structure of the hair and the pain threshold. In delicate areas (face, armpits and bikini) hair has a structure different from the hair on the body. These hairs have a large bulb, shrouded in a large number of nerve endings and blood vessels. The hair grows deep out of the skin and has a dense core. Moreover, hairs in delicate areas grow in 8 directions. Naturally, to remove such hair and pain, and difficult.
When shugaring paste is taken a dense texture and small stitches are always applied to the skin strictly against the hair growth, and removed in the course of hair growth (look at the direction of hair growth). There can be from 7 to 10 stitches in the armpits and the same number of stitches. Each tear and hair removal is accompanied by a painful reaction. It should be remembered that when removing the stitch is not recommended to press in the armpit, intense and repeated pressure in this area is harmful to the lymph nodes.
When waxing depilation, hair wax is always used in sensitive areas. Apply film wax with one application to the entire armpit without taking into account the direction of hair growth. The film wax is very plastic, it easily envelops the hairs, follows the contours of the body, captures the shortest hairs and then starts to stiffen, fixing everything in the application. While the wax hardens (up to 12 seconds), under wax application the skin is steamed out, hair channels open. When removing the application, the wax does not pull the hairs out of the skin, but gently pulls them out, minimal pain is guaranteed. Even in the frozen state, film wax retains its plasticity, it allows you to remove hair growing in different directions without breaking off. A maximum of 3 applications are applied to the same area.
When varicose is better to work sugar than wax - MYTH
Varicose veins, capillary nets on the skin are not a contraindication for depilation. But it is necessary to work with such skin very carefully, choosing sparing means and ways of hair removal. When waxing depilation, warm waxes are used, the melting point of which is + 38 + 39 degrees; this is the normal temperature for problem skin. It is best to apply small wax applications and remove them in small strips. Be sure to hold the skin, strip removes parallel to the skin. Shugaring lovers are recommended to use the bandage method too. The manual method is destructive for veins and capillaries. To make the depilation on the legs applied up to 30 stitches of sugar paste and the same tears. To remove the sugar stitch requires pressure, but frequent pressure on the skin leads to squeezing of blood vessels and impaired blood circulation.
Banding technique for shugaring differs from waxing with the use of depilation strips - MYTH
Bandages are special strips of material or paper for removing sticky agents (wax or sugar paste) from the skin surface. Banding technique is the use of bandages when removing wax or sugar paste. The wax warmed to working condition is applied to the skin surface in the direction of hair growth. Then a strip is applied for depilation (bandage), pressed tightly so that the wax adheres well to the strip. A strip against growth is removed, removing wax and hairs from the skin surface. When shugaring the same, only the heated sugar paste is applied in the opposite direction of the hair growth, and is removed in the course of hair growth. In general, the bandage technique for shugaring was adopted from wax depilation especially for those masters who did not master the manual technique of work. Shugaring is famous for the fact that masters skillfully cope with sugar paste, applying and removing it from the skin with their fingers, this is the beauty of the work and the attractiveness of the procedure. Unfortunately, not every master of depilation succeeds in “working together” with a very capricious tool called “sugar paste”, and bandages came to the rescue.
Learning how to work with sugar paste is more difficult than waxing, and learning is more expensive - TRUE
Learning how to work waxes is easy. It is necessary to sign up for a good training workshop, see a master class of an experienced master technologist, under his leadership, work out all kinds of waxes in all areas and you can begin to practice. To begin with, let your loved ones be your models, who you will put your hand on well. Further, with each client you will accumulate experience and improve your skills.
When teaching shugaring great importance is the technologist who will "put" hand. In order to master the art of shugaring, you need to feel very well the sugar paste, select the necessary consistency for yourself and go through numerous practical exercises under the guidance of an experienced technologist-shugarist and only then proceed to independent work. According to statistics: out of 10 people who studied waxing, 9 people work successfully. Out of 10 people who have learned shugaring, only 3 become good practicing masters. In Russia, the cost of training for masters of wax depilation ranges from 3 to 5 thousand rubles, for a master of shugarist - from 5 to 15 thousand rubles.