9 Amazing Benefits Of Hot Wax You Don’t Know

Summers are here, which means shaved and smooth legs and arms. In winters, we are not very regular with the waxing routine, the main reason being the layers of clothing, but with summers approaching, now is the time, when the parlor visits increase for waxing. 

Everyone dreams of having smooth and silky skin and there are many options in the market to attain that by removing your body hair with the help of a trimmer, waxing, shaving, hair removal creams, etc. But the most preferable and suggested way to have your body hair removed is through waxing. It helps to remove the hair from the follicle, giving you the desired smooth look. 

Waxing is a quick, safe, and affordable way of removing hair from your body and it lasts longer than shaving. Shaving is good if you don’t have much time to visit a parlor, but then you can’t expect it to work like waxing. It won’t give you a smooth touch, the ends will remain rough and your next growth may get a little harder, so we definitely recommend you to opt for waxing over shaving. 

We have already enlisted the benefits of waxing earlier, and today we will be talking about the top benefits of hot wax. So let’s dive into it!

There are four types of waxing:

  • Hot Waxing
  • Cold Waxing
  • Hard Wax
  • Sugar Wax

Let’s talk about hot wax as it is the most preferred waxing option opted by most women because of its many benefits. Hot waxing is done in beauty salons, parlors, or at home if you are an expert because it needs extra attention and care.

How Does Hot Waxing work?

Wax is melted to make it flowy, so it can be applied to the skin, evenly. When the wax is melted properly, it’s easier to apply with a wax stapula and remove unwanted hair. You need to leave the hot wax on your skin for a bit, and when the wax molds onto the skin, it is then pulled out quickly with the help of a wax strip, in the opposite direction of the hair growth. 

Benefits of Hot Wax

The hot wax is warmed to a rather higher temperature, but not much that will burn your skin. It is suggested to try a small patch on the skin, before spreading it all over. Hot wax is generally much thicker that’s made from plastics to permit it to line hard. It is applied to the skin, allowed to chill and set, then pulled directly off with a paper strip.

1. Covers Smaller Areas Too

As it takes a flash for decent wax to chill and set, this type of wax is typically used over smaller areas for more efficient results. You can also get your face area waxed, including upper lips, chin, etc. 

2. Better at Gripping

Hot wax sets around each of the hair, so it makes for a far better grip and removal of thicker hair that are otherwise too stubborn to get rid of by other methods. Hair on the pubic area and underarms that grow thicker than other hair are best removed with hot wax for a cleaner and smoother result. The hot wax is additionally simpler at removing shorter hairs for the same reason of having the ability to stick to the hair more for a far better grip.

3. Not Time Consuming

There is no need to repeat the process. It removes your hair from roots in one go because of the loose particles of hot wax. This sits firmly on the skin and removes all the hair precisely. If you don’t have enough time, then you must opt for this method as it takes lesser time to remove your body hair minus the time it takes to warm the wax.

4. Better at Removing Short Hair

Have you ever tried any other waxing method even when your hair isn’t too long? We bet no other waxing can remove those short hair on your legs or even arms, the way hot wax does. It’s even good at removing the short, stubborn hair which won’t go anyway!

5. Better at Gripping Hair

Cold waxing is not as good at gripping your body hair as hot waxing. The heat opens up your pores and softens the hair follicles to some extent, making them easier to pull out. If you are finding the reasons as to why you should try hot waxing then this is one of the best reasons why it works well for getting rid of body hair.

6. Exfoliation

The best part of adopting this method of waxing is the way it exfoliates your skin. The uppermost layer of the dead cells is removed through this process, and you will notice as soon as you wax. It will give you an effect just like scrubbing. 

7. Open up Pores

Are you aware of the fact that warm water or any other liquid opens up your skin pores? Yes, hot waxing does the same! First, it opens your skin pores and easily lets the hair move out from the roots.

8. Removes Stubborn Hair Easily

Hot wax does wonders on your skin when it comes to removing that stubborn, tiny hair that won’t come out easily with any other method.

9. Doesn’t Leave any Residue Behind

If you do cold waxing, you will find that some residual is left on your skin which is not easy to remove. But hot waxing is there for you to avoid such conditions. It doesn’t leave any residue behind on your skin.

Does Hot Waxing Hurt?

For beginners, hot waxing can be a little bit painful but don’t be afraid of using this method as you won’t regret it later. Though, if you have sensitive skin then you must avoid this method or can do a patch test before using it.


Removing excess body hair with hot wax has been used for centuries. This wax contains either paraffin resin or beeswax. The benefits include fewer ingrown hairs, less breakage, and longer regrowth periods. Hot wax also lessens the chance of skin reddening and can also be reapplied a few times without causing discomfort. 

Happy Waxing, ladies!

By Saakshi Pathak

Saakshi Pathak aka Iska Review girl is a blogger, script writer, book reviewer, youtuber and a show host. Her writings are often witty and layered with sarcastic comments. She makes videos on social issues and has also been working with various media houses as a freelance content creator. She loves collecting and wearing jhumkas. She's an avid book reader. She is currently based in Chandigarh and is working as a freelancer.

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