Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hot Wax Hair Removal

Hot wax hair removal method can be used on virtually any part of the body to get rid of hair. It is generally used to remove hair from arms, legs and back. However, it can be used even on the body parts where the skin is quite sensitive like bikini line, face and under arms. This is because, hot wax is quite thick in consistency. This enables it to be stripped off easily. Hot wax hair removal can be carried out effectively both at home and at a beauty salon. The only difference is that a professional is able to do it fast and with less mess. If you wish to perform it at home, you will need a hot wax hair removal kit. You can get such a kit from cosmetic shops. The general procedure of waxing for hair removal with hot wax is described here.

* Heat the hot wax in an electric heater designed for the purpose.
* Apply a layer of talcum powder on the desired part of the skin with the help of a sponge.
* Take a small amount of heated wax on a knife or spatula, and spread the wax on the desired body part in the direction of hair growth.
* Cover the layer of spread hot wax with either a plastic strip or a cotton cloth.
* Press the cover on the wax gently, hold it at one end, and strip it off in one go at an angle of 45 degrees with respect to the skin. The direction of stripping should be opposite to that of hair growth.

Follow the above steps on hot wax hair removal to remove hair from any body part. Once you are done with waxing, apply a fragrance-free moisturizer or honey to replenish the lost moisture content in the skin. As the upper most layer of your skin has been peeled off, you are more sensitive to the sun and chemicals in the first 2-3 days after hot wax hair removal. Always wear a sunscreen on the waxed, exposed body parts to protect them from sun exposure. Avoid swimming, using a hot tub or spa and using perfumes and deodorants on the waxed area.

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