Waxing is a non-permanent hair removal method that removes hair from the root using a soft wax or hard wax. A thin layer of wax is spread over the skin, and a cloth strip is pressed on top and ripped off in a quick action against the direction of hair growth. Using hard wax, the semi-harden strip of wax is ripped off in a swift motion against the direction of hair growth.
Hot Wax versus Strip Wax
The main difference is that the hot wax method involves melting the wax before use, then applying it to the skin. As the hot wax cools it constricts around the hairs trapping them for removal. Once the wax is hard the therapist pulls the wax away leaving the skin clean and hair-free. With the standard strip wax method, the wax is applied then removed using a fabric strip.
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