Most salons that offer waxing services keep both hard and soft body wax on hand for various types of waxing services and client preferences. Hard wax is the default wax for certain waxing procedures and skin types, and many clients prefer it to soft wax. However, hard body wax still has its pros and cons. Keep reading to learn more so you can make an informed decision about which wax to use.
Pros of Hard Body Wax
There are many reasons we use hard body wax and many reasons that people prefer it to soft wax. Hard wax is less painful because most brands are formulated to adhere more to the hair follicle and less to the skin. Making it less painful, especially in spots where the skin is much thinner, like the face and in intimate areas. Adhering less to the skin also makes hard wax a good choice for people with sensitive skin.
You can also apply hard wax twice in the same area if you miss anything the first time. While that may cause some irritation to the skin, it’s good to know that reapplication is an option, just in case. Hard wax does a better job of grabbing short hairs, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to reapply.
Additionally, you don’t need a material strip to remove the wax. It hardens, and you can remove it by hand. That hardening factor that gives it its name also means there’s less residue left behind on the client’s skin.
Cons of Hard Body Wax
No body care item is perfect, including hard body wax. While it has many pros, there are also some cons. Since you must remove it by hand and most brands of hard wax are less flexible than Bombshell Hard Wax, you can only apply those in small sections to avoid the wax from drying too quickly and breaking. Lastly, since it only adheres to the hair, not the skin, there’s less of an exfoliating effect, which some clients may not like.
Is Hard Body Wax Worth It?
If you use a brand of hard wax that can only be applied in small areas and does not give you the freedom to minimize your wax treatment time, is it time to find a new brand of hard body wax to fill your wax warmers? That depends on your needs and your client’s needs. The right brand of hard wax with the flexibility of Bombshell, always wins when working in small, sensitive areas such as the face and bikini line. When working with clients with sensitive skin, hard wax is often the winner. However, there are times where you may need to use a soft wax to achieve the best results; like very tight skin crevices.
Despite the cons of waxing with hard body wax, many pros make working with this wax worth it. If you need bulk hard wax beads to keep your salon stocked, Bombshell can help. Our hard wax beads and be spread in very large patches, never breaks and comes in various bulk sizes and colors, and we frequently run sales so you can get what you need at a price you can afford.