Which wax is the best wax?
With so many hard wax options, how do I know which hard wax beads to use on my client? Do I need to use a different wax for eyebrows than I use for legs? Which wax is best for Brazilian waxing?
If you feel confused or overwhelmed with too many hard wax options, rest assured that with Cirépil, finding the correct wax is easy.
1. The texture of the wax.
The texture of the wax may be a preference for the waxing specialist, but different textures also perform in different ways.
-> A creamy texture wax is a little thicker and will set up slightly slower than gel textures. This allows the wax to seep to the base of the hair, shrink wrapping the hair once it has grasped the root of the hair tightly. A creamy wax is also stronger. It will set up thicker and have more power to remove a hair. This makes creamy wax a good option for short, coarse or shaved hair. This type of wax will be applied in the thickness of a banana peel. A creamy wax is a great option for thicker or dense hair but performs great on any hair.
-> A gel texture wax is applied thinner than a creamy wax but thicker than an ultra-fluid gel texture wax. A gel or a creamy wax are both all-purpose waxes. The benefit of an all-purpose wax is that it can be used on any body area, skin or hair type. The number one voted all-purpose wax is Cirépil BLUE hard wax beads. It is easy to use and very effective. Every hair is removed with the first attempt. The gel textured wax will set up very quick.
-> The ultra-fluid gel texture is just that. A wax that is ultra-fluid and easy to apply in a thin layer. Not as thin as a strip wax but almost. The benefit of the ultra-fluid gel texture is that it will set up quickly, no drying time! This allows you work quicker. If you stay up late scrolling waxing videos on YouTube or Instagram, you might see the long application strips that are easily applied and removed. An ultra-fluid gel texture can achieve this easily while remaining flexible. Great for legs and eyebrows as well!
2. Scented or unscented?
The preference of a scented or unscented wax is the preference of the waxing specialist that has several determining factors.
-> Scented wax will create a sweet, floral or clean scent in your workspace. Scented wax offers a nice benefit to protect the waxing studio from unpleasant body odor. The client may like that the scent lightly lingers on their skin.
-> An unscented wax may be preferred if the wax room is small with little ventilation, in which the scent may overwhelm the space. If many other scents are present such as candles or skin care products the scents may compete, an unscented wax is a better option in this case.
3. What about sensitive skin?
-> Hypoallergenic waxes are a great choice for sensitive skin. Clients who have a histamine response to waxing such as hives, redness or irritation will benefit from a hypoallergenic wax.
Typically, free from rosin and Bee’s wax which may cause sensitivity in some people. The absence of animal ingredients, make the vegan option is a huge plus. Hypoallergenic wax is great for sensitive areas like the face, underarm or Brazilian waxing.
Having an all-purpose wax and a hypoallergenic wax is ideal. Then decide of you prefer a scent or no added scent. Really, all the waxes within the Cirépil line are acceptable to use on any skin and hair type. As you can see, certain wax options are a better choice than others for specific situations.
Before waxing a client, be sure you have completed the basics such as performing a consultation and securing the client’s signature on a waxing release. Then pick the best wax and always check the temperature before applying to the client.
Article Written by Cali VanAelst, National Training Director at Perron Rigot Inc., 09 August 2022.