How to properly apply hard wax
How do I apply hard wax?
Unsure how to properly apply hard wax? Or why your wax keeps breaking? Look no further!
Prior to applying the wax, cleanse the area to make sure it is free of makeup, sweat, oil or anything else that can interfere with proper adhesion of the wax to the hair.
Always make sure your wax is the proper temperature. To prevent hairs being left behind after waxing, make sure the temperature on your warmer is set to the maximum setting before the wax has completely melted. If the wax has reached its maximum liquid state, reduce the temperature on your warmer to a low mid-level setting and let it cool down and bring it to a workable texture and comfortable temperature. Application of the wax is important. Make sure you are following the hair growth pattern, applying the wax in the direction of hair growth and removing in the opposite direction. There also needs to be enough pressure when applying the wax to make sure it grabs the hair. Also please remember that your hair needs to be at least 1/4" to be adequately removed.
Exfoliating is very important with waxing to make sure the hair isn't being trapped under dead skin.
"Why does my wax keep breaking?"
There are three key causes for wax breaking during the removal process. Either the wax was applied too thinly, it was left on the skin for an excessive amount of time, or it wasn't applied properly. To stop the wax cracking during the application process, add a thicker layer of wax to the skin. Prior to removal, the hard wax should be left on the skin until it is no longer sticky to the touch, generally around 30 seconds. Once it is no longer sticky, it is ready for removal. Leaving the wax on for an extended period of time can cause it to crack upon removal. Remember to form a lip around all edged during the application of the wax for proper removal.
"Why is my wax gummy?"
The strip applied was most likely too thick or the wax was too hot. Our hard waxes should be the consistency of honey on the applicator stick. Soft waxes should be applied as thin as possible.
"Why is my wax stringy?"
Most likely your temperature setting is too low. Our hard waxes are very flexible but should not be excessively stringy. If your wax feels to thick, stringy and isn't easy to work with simply turn up the temperature in your warmer a bit.
To wrap things up, they main key points are:
1: Cleanse and prep the skin prior to waxing
2: Make sure your wax is the proper consistency
3: Apply the hard wax in the direction of hair growth with adequate pressure, making sure to create a lip with the wax
4: Remove swiftly in the opposite direction
If you have any other questions on this topic or if something is missing, feel free to contact us. Enjoy your smooth skin!