If you’re able to overlook the inevitable pain factor, home waxing kits are a great way to achieve weeks of hairless freedom, minus uncomfortable razor burns and nicks. Better yet, home waxing kits are specially designed to be extremely easy to use and don’t cost a pretty penny. Make sure you’re as good to your waxing products as they are to you by following these care tips and hints.
One of the first rules of waxing 101 is not to overheat your wax. Aside from burning your skin, overheating home waxing kits can cause the wax to deteriorate, and will make it a lot harder to work with a spatula and bond to the skin. Using overheated wax can also cause the hair shafts to snap instead of lift up from the roots.
It’s essential to stick to the manufacturer’s instructions if using a wax pot that needs to be heated. Typically heated in the microwave, the recommended heating time is usually no more than 60 seconds. Other wax products that come with a self-heating device, such as roll-on wax, won’t need to be heated in the microwave, but be sure to read the instructions carefully before you begin.
Clean as you go
Cleaning as you go is the best way to ensure the longevity of your home waxing kits, and is a more hygienic approach to beauty routines in general. Knowing when to use water around your waxing products is imperative, as hot wax and water do not mix. Be sure not to use water anywhere near your wax while it’s hot, as this will render the wax ineffective. Wait until the wax pot or roll-on cylinder is completely dry before wiping away excess wax.
If you are planning on reusing waxing strips, these can be rinsed under hot water and left to dry in the sun. Also, remember to thoroughly rinse your spatula before the wax permanently bonds to the timber or plastic. For hygiene reasons, it’s recommended that you don’t let other people use your waxing strips or spatulas.
High and dry
Regardless of whether you’re using a roll-on wax or a wax jar, all waxing products must be kept in a clean, dry area when not in use. Leaving a wax jar in the hot sun will cause the wax to melt and dry repeatedly, creating an unhygienic mess.
If you’re using an electrical home waxing kit, these must always be switched off at the plug when not in use, and stowed away in a safe, dry place away from kids and their inquisitive fingers.