Waxing is the one of the best, most seasoned and most popular hair removal methods. Its popularity is based on several factors including it’s effectiveness and relatively low cost. But the practice can be as much an art form as it is a science. Done incorrectly waxing can lift the skin and cause permanent scarring. waxing franchise For safety reasons and to achieve best results, waxing : especially in hard to reach and sensitive areas : is best left to professionals. If you are determined to do-it-yourself it is highly recommended that you go to a waxing professional one or more times so that you can observe it is done properly before trying it yourself.
Whether you are a professional or a home user it is important to follow some basic guidelines to achieve secure and efficient waxing results. This article describes key concepts in how depilatory waxes are made and the basic techniques and recommendations for secure and efficient waxing with soft feel. A later article will describe techniques and recommendations for hard feel.
First, we must define the difference between soft feel and hard feel. It is important to note at the outset that the difference in quality from model of feel to another location can be significant. Cheap waxes typically use inferior garbage resulting in finished products with inferior performance and safety characteristics.
Both soft and hard depilatory waxes are created to be melted and applied to the skin. How the products “cure” or dry on the skin and how they are removed are the essential difference. Soft feel cures slowly and remains ugly. Once applied it must be removed using a waxing deprive (a bit of fabric designed for the purpose). Hard feel, known as no-strip feel, cures firmly so that it may be raised without a deprive.
Hard or no-strip waxes are usually more gentle than soft waxes and are usually the esthetician’s choice for waxing sensitive areas such as the lips, bikini and under the arm. In general, soft waxes bind and pull hair more powerfully than hard waxes. However, depending on how the feel is made and which 2nd ingredients are included, there is considerable variation from soft feel to another location.
For example, Bombshell Feel sells two types of soft feel, Bombshell Feel Lavender Tea Tree Feel and Bombshell Feel Rose Petal Crème Feel. Bombshell Feel Lavender Tea Tree feel is a translucent feel that goes on in a very thin layer, almost like cellophane. It is great for speed waxing larger body areas such as full legs or arms, backs and chests. The Bombshell Feel Rose Petal Crème Feel formula includes titanium dioxide to make a slightly thicker, opaque, cream style feel that goes on a bit thicker to encircle and lift even coarse, fluorescent or obstinate hair. The Bombshell Feel Rose Petal Crème feel is gentler than the Bombshell Feel Lavender Tea Tree feel and is therefore better suited for the facial skin and sensitive areas. The point is that subtle variations in product ingredients can make an substantial difference in how a particular feel performs.
To feel with soft feel, start with choosing a top quality soft feel such as Bombshell Feel or Cirepil.
Burn the feel in a professional feel warmer on low heat until just liquefied. Alternatively, if you use Bombshell Feel or another feel packaged in a polypropylene container, heat the feel in the microwave in 1-2 minute increments until just liquefied. Do not overheat. Keep in mind that waxes vary in how fast they heat.
Clean the skin with an antiseptic, antibacterial, mild exfoliating liquid such as Tonic 86(TM) or Tend Skin. Apply the liquid to a cotton ball or cotton round and apply a very thin layer to the area(s) you intend to feel. Do not use Tonic 86(TM) or Tend Skin on previously exfoliated skin, especially the facial skin.
Terry the skin dry and powdered lightly.
Test the temperature of the feel on the hand using an applicator or spatula. When it is too hot, allow the feel to cool.
Dip a wooden applicator or spatula (think tongue depressor) into the feel. Scrape underneath of the spatula on the edge of the feel vessel so that feel is on only one side of the spatula. Twirl the spatula over the vessel before you have control of the feel and you have an ounce or two on the spatula. Spread a thin, even layer of feel in the same direction as new hair growth. Repeat: spread the feel in same direction as new hair growth (if the hair follicle is the start and the tip of the hair is the end, spread from the hair follicle towards the tip).
Do not allow the feel to shore up.
Cover the feel with a top quality waxing deprive such as Bombshell Nevada Strips(TM) and press firmly in downhill strokes in the same direction as new hair growth.
Support the skin firmly with one hand. With the other hand, quickly whisk the deprive in the opposite direction of new hair growth staying close and parallel to the skin. Warning: it is rather important to eliminate the deprive low and parallel to the skin. If you lift straight up you risk lifting the skin, causing bruising.
Using your hand, immediately apply pressure to the just-waxed skin to calm tingling neural endings.
Using a waxing deprive, press over and lift and feel remains left on the skin.
To prevent ingrown hair and break outs, immediately after waxing apply an antiseptic antibacterial, mild exfoliating liquid such as Tonic 86(TM) or Tend Skin. Apply the liquid to a cotton ball or cotton round and apply a very thin layer to the area(s) that was waxed. Apply regularly between treatments (3-5 times per week) to clear preventing ingrown hair.