What Kind Of Wax Do The Pros Use

For Sensitive Areas?

Sensitive areas can be a tricky spot when it comes to hair removal. With certain hairs like the ones on your face, you can use an electric razor and not have any problems. However, waxing those same areas is much trickier because of the sensitive nature of that region. Waxing these parts requires using a specific type of wax that will adhere to the skin without ripping out all your body hair in one go! So what kind of wax do professionals use for sensitive areas?

If you have sensitive areas, such as your face, chest, or underarms, then the type of wax used for those regions can make a huge difference in how comfortable and pain-free your experience is. 

The most common types are hard waxes and soft waxes. Soft waxes should never be applied to sensitive areas because they tend to get stuck on the skin and require more effort to remove. The best option for people with sensitive skin is a hard wax which provides a smoother application that doesn’t stick to the skin as much.

Hard Wax

Waxing is a long-standing hair removal method that has been used for centuries. Hard wax can adhere to the hairs better than other types of wax, making it ideal and more effective in this process when compared to others methods such as shaving or using depilatories which only remove the top layer of skin cells.

What are the pros and cons of using hard wax?


  • The wax is applied to a region and then peeled off, taking the hair with it. This gives you the most control of how much wax will be removed from your skin because each layer can be “taken off” as needed instead of all at once in one go.
  • Hard waxing provides more effective removal for coarse hairs which are difficult to remove without using this type of product first before applying other products such as creams or oils.


  • If you’re not careful when removing hard wax, it’s very easy to end up pulling out some of your own body hair along with the unwanted fuzz! It’s also important that you only use hard wax on areas where there isn’t any sensitive skin like on your arm.

Soft Wax

Soft wax is a great option for people with sensitive skin because it doesn’t require the same level of sensitivity and precision as hard wax does when you’re applying it to these regions. There are also fewer chances of pulling out body hair unintentionally while removing soft wax from your skin, which makes this type of product ideal if you have more delicate hairs in those areas that need tending to!

What are the pros and cons of using soft wax?


  • Soft waxing will remove hair without having to pull at them or feel pulled on by the removal process; perfect for clients who don’t like feeling tugged on. 
  • Soft wax may be used on bigger regions of the body, such as the legs, back, and arms.
  • It might be less expensive than hard wax.
  • It doesn’t usually break off.
  • It’s possible to use it at lower temperatures.


  • The downside to using soft wax is that it can be difficult to control how much wax will come off the skin at a time, which means you have less say in the amount of hair removal.
  • Soft waxing doesn’t provide as effective a result for people with coarse and thick hairs because this type requires more effort on behalf of the client when applying it than hard wax does.
  • When compared to hard wax, it is more unpleasant to remove.
  • If you apply the wax to the same region more than once, you risk causing skin irritation.
  • If applied and removed incorrectly, it may be more likely to damage your skin.

A lot goes into choosing what kind of hair removal option is best suited for your needs. When considering all angles from comfortability to effectiveness, both types work equally well if applied correctly by an experienced professional.a

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