10 Essential Waxing Accessories and Supplies
January 25, 2018Are you wondering what makes the perfect waxing? Apart from technique and knowledge, the right waxing supplies can make a world of difference between a satisfactory waxing experience and an unsatisfactory one. The expertise of a licensed esthetician will be overlooked if the waxing accessories they use are less than superior. All waxes, pre- and post-depilatories, and even the furniture in your salon should speak to your professionalism.
The right waxing accessories and supplies not only can help you present yourself as a trustworthy esthetician, they also can diminish the risk of waxing mishaps—the latter also goes for DIYers! Remember, you are dealing with the largest organ in your body, the very same one that gives you the pleasure of enjoying a warm blanket or a loving hug. You have to do what it takes to keep it beautiful and healthy, especially during a delicate—and often painful—procedure like waxing. Here is a list of 10 essential waxing accessories and products that you need to make waxing easier and more effective. These recommendations are for estheticians and DIYers.
Since ancient times, this mix of resins, waxes, and emollients has been a suitable aid for hair removal. There is a comprehensive range of waxes among hard wax and soft wax, the two main types. Some of the most important differences between hard and soft wax are their melting points (higher vs. lower), presentations (solid vs. creamy), and application techniques (ripped in the direction of hair growth vs. against the direction of hair growth). The single most important recommendation we can give you about wax, no matter what type you choose, is to pay attention to the quality of the waxes you use. Always look for natural resins and soothing, moisturizing natural ingredients, such as olive and coconut oil, rose, honey, among others. Beauty Image offers a variety of soft and hard waxes, roll-ons and ready-to-apply strips made with the finest ingredients.
2. Wax Heater
Also known as pots, wax heaters are a crucial waxing accessory, as wax consistency plays a major role in the effectiveness of the waxing procedure: the correct temperature and consistency guarantee that the wax will grab onto hair properly, facilitating hair removal. Since the temperature of the wax can turn into a risk factor for burns, it is essential that the pot is used correctly: pay attention to the temperature controls! To extend the life of your warmer, clean it thoroughly. You can read how to properly maintain your warmer in this blog post.
Unless you're using hard wax that you can rip off with your fingers, you either need paper or fabric strips to help you remove wax. These accessories are made from fabric (mostly cotton) or paper (polyester and viscose). Both are very resistant and flexible, and they adapt to any area that you are waxing. Most strips come in predetermined sizes for different areas of the body. If you are not using hot wax, then you can rely on pre-waxed strips. Stock up on strips if you are a salon owner, as they will perfectly complement your array of hot waxes. Strips are convenient for everyone because they do not require any heating or preparation. Additionally, they are much easier for DIYers to use than hot wax. You can try Beauty Image's Aloe Vera Body Strips and Aloe Vera Facial Strips for fast and effective waxing.
It is imperative to cleanse the skin with an antiseptic pre-depilatory lotion before waxing. This allows wax to adhere better, giving you better hair-ridding results. More importantly, pre-depilatories help curb some side effects of waxing, including red bumps, ingrown hairs, and tight skin.
Post-depilatories help get rid of any residue after waxing while soothing and moisturizing the skin. Most waxes nowadays do not leave any residue, including Beauty Image's waxes, which provide a clean and effective waxing experience. Post-depilatories contain antiseptic ingredients that minimize the risk of infection. Try the Ayurveda line from Beauty Image.
6. Antiseptic Cream
To prevent sensitive skin from getting infected after waxing, be sure to have a cream like Neosporin that contains antibiotics. You can apply it immediately after waxing for extra protection.
7. Oil or Powder
When using hard wax, a special oil must be applied to condition and protect the skin. When using soft wax, a powder must be applied to help absorb excess oil. This will allow the wax to adhere to the hair instead of the skin, preventing unnecessary tugging and pain.
Wooden applicators or spatulas are necessary to apply wax. Different widths make small or large areas easier to tackle. Even if most wooden applicators have rounded edges, you can also get applicators with straight edges. They make it easier to create straighter lines in the eyebrow or bikini area
9. Aloe-Based Gel
A slight stinging sensation and mild redness are two side effects of waxing. These side effects can easily be calmed by just using a cooling, aloe-based gel. Also look for gels that contain refreshing ingredients like cucumber and calming ingredients like chamomile or lavender, as they are also excellent options.
10. Items You Have at Home
Several things you probably have at home can come in handy when replacing some waxing accessories. Take advantage of them for your DIY waxing sessions or when you run out of supplies in your salon. Popsicle sticks can do the job of applicators just fine. Baby powder will help absorb moisture to allow wax to better adhere to your skin. Baby oil, tea tree oil, or other essential oils might be able to replace post-depilatories by helping to remove wax residue and moisturize the skin.
Now you know exactly what to buy for professional waxing procedures that are either done at home or at a salon. You'll find the variety of waxing accessories you need at Beauty Image. Learn more about our products by calling TOLL FREE 888-513-8815, or send us your questions through the contact form on this page. If you wish to have our beauty blog posts, tips, and maintenance guides for estheticians sent straight to your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter. Also, don't forget to find us on Facebook as Beauty Image USA, and follow us on Twitter @BeautyImageUSA, and Instagram @beautyimageusa.