FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of wax do salons use?
The best professional salons and spas will use either a hard or soft wax determined by the waxing service required. Hard wax applications are perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin and are best on normal to coarse hair. This type of wax creates a hard shell that encapsulates the individual hair and spares the skin, making it a less painful process. Hard wax is best for legs, arms and intimate waxing. Soft wax is used with removal strips and its consistency creates a very strong grip on all hair types. This thinner wax also has skin-exfoliating properties and may not be suitable for sensitive skin types. Soft wax is best for larger areas like the chest and back as well as areas with finer hair like facial hair.
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How do you clean a wax warmer?
Before cleaning the wax warmer, remove any remaining wax while the heater is still a little warm taking care to not burn yourself. After the remnant wax cools a bit, use wax strips, paper or even wax removal oil to thoroughly clean the pot. Sterilize all implements used in the waxing service including tweezers, spatulas and the internal wax pot. Use sterilizing sprays or cleaners or ultraviolet sterilization equipment like a hot towel cabinet or implement sterilizer. Remove drips and overspills on the wax warmer encasement with mineral oil or wax removal oils. Before cleaning your wax warmer please consult the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper technique.
Can you use essential oils in a wax warmer?
Although heating oils in a wax warmer may discolor the internal pot, it is possible when mixed with a carrier like jojoba oil. Please consult the manufacturer’s manual before using the unit for this purpose.
How do you make waxing less painful?
Many home remedies and amateur advice exist about how to make waxing less painful including exfoliating three to four days before the service to taking a pain reliever 30 to 40 minutes before waxing. In a professional setting, your esthetician may apply a numbing cream, pre-wax spray or Cirepil Pre & Post Depilatory Oil will cleanse and condition the area to be waxed and will soothe the area following the treatment. Professional waxers will also use the proper wax product at the appropriate temperature for the client’s skin, hair and service type making the service more comfortable for the client.