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Wax is not just wax

Just like oils ain’t oils, waxes are not waxes. In fact, the effectiveness of your hair-removal treatment can be attributed more to the quality of the wax used than to the skill of the service provider. Did that make you gasp?
So few people realize the importance of good wax. A great wax contains a very high-quality resin, which gives it flexibility, pliability and grip. A cheap resin dries and cracks very easily, meaning that hairs are often broken during the waxing process instead of being pulled out cleanly.
How can you tell if a salon uses high-quality waxes before you walk in the door? Their pricing structure will be the first giveaway—unfortunately, cheap really does means cheap. Secondly, salons that use better-quality waxes are mostly likely to be working with the wax manufacturers themselves. They will also offer good pre- and post-waxing treatment and will proudly tell you about it.
What are the signs of a great waxer? Sadly, this is difficult to determine before you lie on the treatment table. A skilled waxer always checks the treatment area and advises you if the hair is not long enough or if there are any other issues. They will also check that your skin is not too dry and, if so, will prepare you properly before waxing. When your therapist waxes you should hear a sweet ‘swish’ rather than a crunchy sound and they should always support your skin. When using strip wax, a good waxer will ensure that there is firm contact between the cloth, the wax and your skin before pulling on the cloth. For salons that use hot wax, a good-quality hot wax is pliable and takes a little longer to set, however, once set has great grip. An experienced waxer knows this and does not try remove the wax too soon.
If you find yourself with early regrowth and having to be waxed all too frequently, you may want to try a salon that uses better-quality wax.

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