- Quick to apply and wax off
- Perfect for large areas like legs or back
- Ideal for thicker/less sensitive skin
- More commonly found in salons
- Requires less technique so most therapists can use it well
- Isn’t as suitable in sensitive area – can even cause bruising and more ingrown hairs
- Doesn’t grip as tightly to hair so not ideal for thicker hair, such as a Hollywood wax.
- The warmth of the wax opens the pores while waiting to harden, this in theory, should make the treatment less painful
- Fewer ingrown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods.
- The wax promotes skin hydration
- A stronger grip on the hairs so highly effective on thicker, stronger hairs e.g. Hollywood.
- Perfect for short, stubborn hairs as small as 1mm
- Lessens the chance of skin reddening.
- Much slower as the wax needs to be applied in several layers, then needs roughly a minute to harden, then peel off.
- For some, the waiting time and suspense can make a treatment seem more painful.
- Requires more training and technique – only choose highly trained technicians especially for intimate areas.
There you have it – now you know the difference between strip wax and hot wax! And if you’re due a wax soon, take a look at our services – and book now.