Which Is Better for Brazilian Waxing: Hard Wax or Soft Wax?
December 08, 2015
Today, we're diving into the age-old beauty controversy – which is better for Brazilian Waxing, hard wax or soft wax? Depending on the specialist you talk to or waxing clinic you visit, you are very likely to get different answers. For example, when it comes to Brazilian waxing, Greenleaf Waxing Studio uses a prime Italian soft wax which contains the natural anti-inflammatory azulene, just as our popular Azulene Can does. And, according to the pros, who have long been working with many products, soft wax has proven to be, by far, the best one. Not only does it work on sensitive skin, soft wax works perfectly on coarse hair too!
To let you come to your own conclusion and put an end to this debate once and for all, we'll discuss all the similarities and differences between hard wax and soft wax.
What Exactly is Hard Wax?
Hard wax providers have brilliantly touted the merits of hard wax vs. soft wax when performing a Brazilian waxing session, but the truth is, hard wax can be very difficult to use. It takes more time, it isn't as efficient in hair removal, it causes much more pain to the client, and it can be rather costly. The companies that provide hard wax have made many claims about the advantages of hard wax to the esthetics industry and the general public. They claim that it's as effective in hair removal as soft wax, but gentler on skin. Nevertheless, it has been proven that a Brazilian waxing session using hard wax takes half an hour, much more time than a session using soft wax. It has also been proven that, with hard wax, patients need to come in more frequently than with soft wax.
What Exactly is Soft Wax?
When soft wax is applied, a small piece of muslin is placed over the wax. Afterwards, pressure is used to make sure the wax adheres. Finally, in only ONE swift movement, the wax, the muslin and the hair are easily removed! Due to the fact that soft wax acts as a gentle exfoliator, the skin is left silky smooth. This long-lasting hair removal treatment is great for sensitive skin. Besides, since it removes hair from the root, soft wax picks up baby hair – hard wax doesn't always do so! Therefore, when using soft wax, a skilled waxologist will not remove any skin, while waxing quickly and competently and causing minimal pain.
The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, we beg to differ from what hard wax companies have been claiming for years. After careful research, we've learned most expert waxologists, specially trained in Brazilian waxing via the "Brazilian technique," would prefer to use soft wax 99% of the time. Yes, they even prefer to use it in that specific area, which is "supposed" to be so difficult to wax! So, when it comes to Brazilian waxing, soft wax is better than hard wax. That's the bottom line.
Why do expert waxologists prefer soft wax in this particular area? In the lip area of the Brazilian waxing, hair grows in many directions – it's very difficult to remove. When hard wax is applied, it takes some time to set. When it goes onto your skin, you must wait for it to become hard so it can be peeled off in several swoops. It's the peeling off part that makes most clients uneasy – creating more stress and, ultimately, more pain
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