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The Difference Between Hot Wax and Cold Wax

February 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Waxing

Waxing is the most preferred and effective method of temporary hair removal. Basically there are 2 types of waxing: Cold Waxing and Hot Waxing.

The wax used for both hot waxing and cold waxing is essentially made up of the same ingredients: wax base (paraffin or beeswax), resin and lubricator.

The major difference between cold wax and hot wax is the temperature.  Wax is melted before being used in ‘hot waxing’.  This melted wax is applied to the skin and a small piece of cloth is pressed on the wax. The piece of cloth is then pulled in the opposite direction of the hair growth, removing the hair from its root.

In the case of the cold waxing technique, wax is already applied on the pulling strips. The wax on the pulling strips is in a semi-solid phase and it continues to remain in that phase throughout the process. The cold wax strips are applied to the skin and pressed down in the direction of hair growth. Then quickly the strips are pulled in the opposite direction.

In my opinion, the hot waxing method is superior because the wax adheres better to hairs. In terms of cleanliness, cold waxing methods is a little less messy as compared to hot waxing.  However, if an experienced waxing technician is performing the service, ‘cleanliness’ should never be an issue.

Some people say that cold waxing is less painful, but the strips usually need to be reapplied and pulled several times.  This can result in red bumps, ingrown hairs or irritation.

If you are attempting to wax yourself, be extremely careful using hot wax.  You can seriously burn your skin if you over-heat your wax.  If your wax looks very fluid, it has probably been heated too much.  The wax should be a little viscous, not water like.  Also, avoid waxing on infected, irritated and sunburned skin. After waxing, wait at least 24 hours before exposing skin to the sun, hot tubs, perfumes, swimming pools and lotions.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ

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