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What Are Hard Wax Beans?
December 20, 2021There are many advantages that make body waxes popular, and hard wax beans are the most known format for professional hard wax. People, from salon goers to estheticians, prefer the versatility that comes with hard wax beans, which makes the waxing process quick, efficient, and as close to painless as it can get. While it's true that a pleasant experience has a lot to do with the client's personal preference, there's no denying the perks that set hard wax beans apart from other hair removal products, including regular body waxes. Let's take a look.
Hard Wax BeansHard wax beans come in many colors according to their ingredients, but in all cases their core element is pine tree resin. The rosin in hard wax formulas is the reason for their consistency, which is the perfect blend between gooey and elastic. Hard wax beans combine other natural ingredients like vitamins, chamomile, lavender, and other properties meant to make the wax more pleasant to the senses after heating. Hard wax beads are recommended for sensitive spots like the face and the bikini area, but many of them allow other uses in larger areas like the underarms and the back. Here's a list of things that make hard wax beans so special:
- Easy to use: There's a reason why estheticians favor hard wax beans for their treatments. They can be used without the help of a muslin strip, preventing messes in the workstation. Moreover, hard wax beans are flexible and versatile, which makes them perfect to work on narrow/hard-to-reach-areas without wasting too much wax in the process.
- A gentle treatment: As a rule for all formats of hard body waxes, the wax doesn't stick to the skin upon application; it only adheres to the hairs, making the removal easier and less forceful. The ingredients used on their formula allow a lower melting point that, in turn, reduces the irritation on the skin. Moreover, hard wax beads take a nice creamy texture after melting that feels very pleasant on the skin, without the sticky sensation left by lesser formulas.
- Can be applied more than once: Because hard wax grabs only the hairs without latching onto the skin, they don't strip the skin of its outer layer upon removal. If there are errant hairs after applying the wax, estheticians can apply a second layer without risking injuries on the skin.
- Less pain: This might be inferred from the points above but, since pain is one of the main reasons that drive people away from wax treatments, it doesn't hurt to say it outright. When you wax using hard wax beads, the advantages of its composition will result in less pain when it's time to rip off the layer. The skin feels the discomfort of having hairs pulled off from the root, but it's brief enough that most regular clients see it as a non-issue.
- Accessible: In short, hard wax beads can be used virtually anywhere (or at least on most of the parts that are included in professional waxing sessions). For one, hard wax beans are safe to work on sensitive skins without prompting burns, infections, or irritation. This makes them an apt choice to use on multiple skin types. Depending on their composition, hard wax beads can also be used on areas usually reserved for other types of hair removal products, like the arms, the back, or the inner thighs beyond the bikini line. Your budget will tell whether this accessibility extends to the pricing, as hard waxes remain slightly more expensive than other wax options.
Using Hard Wax BeansThe key to get the perfect wax consistency is in the heating time. Professional wax heaters can be adjusted to heat at the right temperature without exceeding their due heating period. Hard wax beads usually take from 15 to 20 minutes to melt into the right consistency (honey-like and slightly thicker than soft waxes).
Like all wax products, hard waxes are applied with a spatula following the direction of hair growth. After spreading the layer on the skin, leave a small flap or tail at the edge so you can pull it later on. Following that, you need to let the wax sit for few seconds/minutes, enough time for it to grab hold of all the hairs. To know exactly for how long is long enough, consider the size of your wax layer and the number of hairs you want to remove. It will all come to you as you get familiar with the products in your collection.
When you're ready to rip off the wax, grab the flap with your dominant hand and pull the layer while making pressure on the skin with your other hand. Remember: always pull against the direction of hair growth. Unlike other wax products, there's no need to use a strip and you can repeat the process all over again if you fail to pull off all the hairs the first time. Just remember that you're working with a specific amount of wax, and you need to make sure there's enough to complete the whole treatment. A do-over shouldn't be too hard on your client's skin, but always make sure to ask them how they're dealing with the pain throughout the session.
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