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Often beginner estheticians are confused in choosing the right wax and the correct heater. Here is a mini guide.
Wax is becoming increasing popular each year. Naturally more brands have appeared in this rapidly expanding market.
You may have seen advertisements making claims such as a new “special” or “miracle” ingredient and featuring incredible hair removal with “stunning” results.
Unfortunately, that “miracle” ingredient does not exist yet.
If you want to know what your wax contains, you will need to look at the label. A good manufacturer should specify these ingredients on the package, so you are able to understand more about the properties of your wax.
Ingredients are listed in order from highest to lowest on bag. The base of the wax that provides adhesion to the hair will be the main ingredient and listed first.
There are 3 main types of waxes, NATURAL, HYBRID and SYNTHETIC based.
These ingredients are added to condition the wax and to add different properties. They may be secondary but very important in the wax properties.
PARAFFIN / MINERAL OILS / AROMATIC OILS
Oils are added in waxes to give plasticity and improve the heating process. Waxness aromatherapy ready waxes support adding essential oils for aromatherapy purposes. Some customers do not like the natural resin scent or certain scents in different pre-scented waxes. Synthetic aromatherapy ready waxes allow the esthetician to add up to 3 drops of essential oils in the waxes to obtain a natural custom scent. In a small amount, oils improve the plasticity of the wax making it gentler on the skin, but if too much oil is added the wax will start loosing adhesion to the hair. Waxes with oils are recommended for very sensitive skin and fine hair, they are not recommended for coarse hair due to reduced adhesion.
COPOLYMER / POLYMER
This is a special rubbery ingredient that gives elasticity to the wax. COPOLYMERS made possible the appearance of FILM WAXES on the market. These may be applied thin and will not break when removed. For quality high efficiency waxes COPOLYMER is a mandatory ingredient
It is a white substance that makes the wax creamy and opaque. It is used to give density to the wax. These creamy waxes are recommended for very sensitive skin.
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