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4 Benefits of Hard Wax

At Tommy’s waxing salon in CT, we work primarily with hard wax, although we do have soft wax available for waxing clients that prefer it. We believe that hard wax has ample benefits over soft wax, but the effectiveness of the hard wax is directly related to its quality. We only use the finest wax in our CT waxing salon.

Our Ipanema hard wax is crafted by a fourth-generation refiner in Great Britain, the country known as the origin of the finest wax products in the world. Every batch of hard wax is custom blended with meticulous attention given to detail. The rosins, essential oils, and other ingredients are all thoughtfully selected due to their supreme quality. The end result is a hard wax that our clients can’t get enough of. Here’s why:

Hard Wax Sticks to the Hair, Not the Skin

Unlike soft wax, which requires the use of cloth strips, our hard wax is the only material we need to get your skin baby smooth. Our waxing technicians will artfully apply the hard wax to the desired treatment area and then let the wax dry. As it dries, it wraps itself around the hair and transforms into a flexible plastic. The wax only attaches to the hair, and not your skin, for an easy removal process.

Hard Wax May Hurt Less

Since hard wax doesn’t stick to skin, the removal process is considered less painful. Instead of worrying about rashes, cuts, and irritation to your skin, you will only feel the actual removal of the hair. Not only that, but when hard wax is applied it is the same temperature as your body, so there are no burns to fear. At our CT waxing salon, we regularly use hard wax on even the most sensitive areas of the skin with great success.

Hard Wax Does Not Distort Hair Follicles

Just like soft wax, hard wax removes the hair from the root, so it takes longer for the hair to grow back compared to shaving. However, unique to hard wax is its ability to remove hair from any angle. With soft wax, if the esthetician pulls the wax off in the same direction as the hair growth, it can distort the hair follicle. But what happens if the hair doesn’t all grow in the same direction? With hard wax, this isn’t a concern, because it can be removed from any angle with no risk of damage to the follicle.

Hard Wax is More Thorough

Finally, hard wax can be reapplied to the same area in the same waxing session. With soft wax, if a few hairs are missed, we have to use tweezers to complete the process. If we are using hard wax, we can easily just apply more wax and get you smooth with minimal pain and no plucking.

We would love for you to experience the joys of hard wax first hand. Stop by one of our Connecticut locations in Hamden or Branford today. Your first wax is always free, so you literally have nothing to lose—well, except hair.