As the wax cools, it moulds onto the skin and grips at each individual hair strand. It is then pulled out briskly, at the opposite direction of the hair growth. Because hot wax traps hair tightly than cold wax strips, it is not only more effective, it is better at removing shorter hair.
Similarly one may ask, what is the difference between wax and hot wax?
Hot wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before its gently peeled away. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. Strip wax is recommended for thicker/less sensitive skin, for example legs, arms, back , chest and shoulders.
How hot is hot wax?
A. Both Hot & Strip Waxes are used at warm temperatures. As a guide, the recommended operating temperature of hot wax is 55-65 degrees, whilst strip wax is used at around 65-70 degrees.
What is a warm wax?
The difference with the two waxes is the method in which it is applied and removed. Warm wax is applied thinly to the skin with a spatula, a strip is then applied and removed with a swift pull which removes the hair, this type of waxing is best for legs, arms and for males backs!