Warm, Cold or Oriental Wax?

As you probably already know, waxing is the removal of hair directly from the root using wax that is usually made from resin, beeswax and oil. Waxing is a good option for those women who are short of time. If you’re new to it, waxing may seem overwhelming until you discover which technique works better for you. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of oriental, cold and warm waxing. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll be ready to relax when you wax!


Warm Waxing Advantages

Warm waxing consists of melted wax that is spread over the skin. Once it cools down, the wax moulds itself to the hair as it dries before being pulled in one go from the skin. The heat from the wax tends to open up pores and loosen hair follicles – this makes it easier to remove than cold wax strips. Warm waxing can also be great for men who tend to have fuller hair with thicker roots. Because it moulds so well to the skin, hot waxing does not need re-application.


Warm Waxing Disadvantages

It can take time to get the right consistency when heating the wax. Likewise, warm waxing can be a slower process than oriental or cold waxing; as the wax takes longer to cool down and set on the skin. However, temperature is very important for achieving the most effective results. Luckily, the Veet Spa Wax Kit very much eases this process by heating the wax to the correct temperature every time. With Veet’s Roll-on, you might even save time, not having to check the temperature, reheat the wax, or wait for it to cool if it’s too hot. If you do go for a conventional form of warm waxing, you need apply the wax with a spatula. This can make it tricky to use on smaller areas like the bikini line.


Cold Waxing Advantages


Cold waxes are often pre-applied to strips. These strips are convenient to use as there’s very little mess and the strips can be discarded easily after use. It can also be a comfortable way of waxing during the warm summer months. There is a wide variety of wax strips that are known for their moisturising properties, and they come in many sizes to suit different areas of the body.


Cold Waxing Disadvantages

Cold waxing doesn’t always work as well as it should on very short hairs. Because of this, a cold wax strip sometimes needs to be re-applied if you miss a hair the first time around. Repeated waxing can cause irritation, red patches and dryness in the skin.Luckily, Veet Cold Wax Stripscontain an extremely nourishing ingredient that helps to soothe the skin while you wax. It contains Sweet Almond Oil which isknownfor its skin-soothing properties and can work wonders on sensitive skin.

Oriental Waxing Advantages

Oriental waxing, also known as sugaring or Persian waxing, is an age-old method of non-strip waxing. The wax forms a layer over the skin that is pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Oriental wax dissolves in water and can be easily cleaned from the skin. This type of wax does not dry fully so there are no drips or spills when it’s layered onto the skin. Oriental wax contains a high concentration of sugar which stops bacteria from breeding within the wax container.  [1]

Oriental Waxing Disadvantages

Oriental waxing may be painful for anyone with sensitive skin as it may cause rashes, ingrown hair and redness.The thick wax is often messy to use as it needs to be heated up first. It can take a lot of practice to get this type of waxing right – it needs to be quite the perfect thick consistency in order to work properly.  

Each waxing technique has its pros and cons. Oriental waxing is messy but it tends to be less painful. Warm waxing is great for removing thicker hair but the process takes longer than cold waxing. Cold waxing may be quick but tends to cause more skin irritation. As you can tell, when it comes to waxing, there are plenty of choices to suit everyone.Once you’ve decided on the kind that works for you, try to use waxing as a way to take time out from a hectic day.