Cold Waxing for Hair Removal: The Pros and Cons

Cold Waxing for Hair Removal: The Pros and Cons

Finally, it’s time to pack your suitcase for some well-earned fun in the sun. After a very long winter, you get to break out those brightly-coloured shorts and your favourite bikini. You’re about to set off for the cruise of a lifetime when suddenly you realize that you forgot to wax! Rather than dragging a jar full of wax, fabric strips and a spatula with you, why not opt for some cold wax strips instead? They’re a welcome travel companion since all that’s needed is a pulling strip containing pre-applied wax. Let’s take a quick look at cold waxing. Once you’re finished, you’ll wonder how you've ever survived a summer without it.

How to Use Cold Wax

Prepare your skin by exfoliating two days in advance using a loofah or body scrub. Cold wax strips will adhere to the surface of the skin much easier if it’s smooth. After you’ve dried your skin, firmly press the strip down in the direction of hair growth. Next, make sure the skin above the strip is taut before pulling the strip off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Repeat until you’ve removed all of the hair. Clean off any excess wax with a wipe, or soap and water.

Benefits of Cold Waxing

Cold waxing can be a much more comfortable way to wax, especially during warm weather. Wax strips are quick to apply, stick easily to the tiniest of hairs and can be removed after just a few seconds. This method is potentially less painful than warm waxing, as you don’t run the risk of burning your skin with overheated wax[1]. It’s also a less messy option than warm waxing, as the strips can be disposed of easily. Cold waxing is also perfect for smaller hard-to-reach contours of the body such as the bikini line. The strip pieces can be cut to fit a specific area of the body and the same strip can be reused repeatedly until it loses its grip.

The Downside of Cold Waxing

When it comes to cold waxing, there’s often a sticky residue left behind on the skin after application. Cold wax strips don’t always take the hair from the root the first time around and sometimes need re-application.[2] This repeated use can be inconvenient, and might mean an increased likelihood of irritation if you have sensitive skin.[3] That’s where Veet® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips come in. The strips are specially formulated with Sweet Almond Oil to help ease irritation. Veet® also offers the High Precision Facial Wax which includes Aloe Vera for extra sensitive skin.

As you can tell, cold waxing works wonders if you’re pressed for time but want smooth, stubble-free skin. Cold waxing is the least messy option when compared to warm waxing or sugaring. Wax strips can also be cut to fit any hard-to-reach areas of the body. So take the hassle out of hair removal and the worry out of waxing by using cold wax. Your suitcase will thank you for it!



[1] http://enlightenme.com/hair-removal-cream/

[2] https://www.everydayme.com.ph/beauty/skin-care/article/cold-wax-or-hot-wax-which-is-better-for-your-skin

[3] http://hairremoval.about.com/od/waxing/f/calm-waxing.htm

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