Waxing eloquent about wax

Waxing eloquent about wax

The only place where women like hair is on their head! Anywhere else, it is considered as unfeminine and a turn off! While hair removing creams may be the easier option, wa­x­ing is still preferred bec­a­use the former can leave you with a darkened skin over a period of time – or at least that is what most parlours claim.

The salons are also offering you a variety of options when it comes to waxing these days. Are all of them even needed or will the good old cold wax serve just fine? Metrolife explores the different kinds of wax  available for different skin types.

Cold Wax : Paraffin or beeswax based, is the most common one available in every parlour. It can be used in the cold form itself but in most places, it is heated and then used in its liquid form. This melted wax is applied on the skin and a small piece of cloth is pressed on the wax. This piece of cloth aids the unwanted hair removal process.

As the temperature of hot wax reduces it sticks to the hair and when the piece of cloth is pulled in the opposite dir­e­c­­tion of growth, hair gets pulled with hard wax. It is as painful as it sounds but is very effective in taking away dead skin cells along with the unwanted hair.

Chocolate Wax: Let’s face it: waxing is not for the faint-hearted and this is where chocolate helps. This kind of wax is relatively new and most of the young people are going in for it. It works much like cold wax but is far less painful.

Nirmal who owns a beauty parlour in South Delhi says, “Chocolate waxing removes ingrown hair completely and is best for correcting tanned skin.” Jarry James of Meghna Salon seconds this opinion, “Chocolate waxing is less painful but slightly more expensive.” Wax is also now available in flavours of strawberry, coconut and banana. This wax also prevents redness and rashes which can be seen quite often if one uses cold wax.

Pink Wax: While one wonders what all could skin experts come up with, there is pink wax too which, Jarry claims, isn’t very hot. “Very hot wax can burn the skin and one always has to be careful about that but this particular wax doesn’t get that hot,” she says. Again, it prevents redness or blisters.

Aloe Vera Wax:  works in the same way as the other waxing gels but it is especially suitable for sensitive skin, according to Nirmal. Aloe vera gels are mostly used before and after the waxing procedure but with this wax, it is not required as there is no redness and the skin doesn’t get pulled.

Ask them if these procedures actually do what they claim and Geeta, a beautician assures you they do. “Of course, they are very effective. Once you get it done, it shows.”  
Shreya Kathuria, an engineering student from Amity University says, “Creams are quite awful. I was scared of waxing at first but it is so much better.”

With the beauty conscious chocolate wax is proving to be the most popular. Yashvi Sen, a student of English in Delhi University, says, “Skin becomes super-smooth. It’s slightly expensive but it is less harmful for the skin,” and Shreya echoes similar thoughts: “When I came back from my vacation, my legs and arms were badly tanned but chocolate wax that I got done later really reduced the tanning, if not completely removed it,” she says. Seems like you could try it too.

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