There are usually two types of kits available- hot and cold. Hot wax needs to be heated before application. While cold strips come with a coating and are more convenient to use as they are ready to apply. You can buy any of these based upon your preference. Few tips can help you make a decision whether you want to buy a hot or cold one.

  • Area to be Waxed – Hot one is more suitable for waxing larger body areas like hands, legs and back. Cold wax is convenient for smaller areas like upper lips and face. Bikini waxing is a good way to remove pubic hair.
  • Frequency – Your choice of kit will also depend upon how frequently you want to wax. Hot wax is suitable when you wish to wax regularly. It is cheaper and can be used to remove hair from all over the body. You can also easily find refill packs which help save money. Those who wish to wax once in a while can use cold wax strips.
  • Convenience – Cold wax strips are easy to carry cause less mess as compared to hot ones. It is always better to carry cold wax strips than to carry a whole kit. If you are going on a vacation, it is advisable to wax beforehand as hot waxing can help get rid of hairs for atleast a month.

Such kits come with all the essential things required for waxing. You just need to follow the instructions written on the box. If you are doing it for the first time, it is advisable to first try on a small patch of skin to see how it reacts to waxing.

First clean the area to be waxed. Put the wax on a heater or stove and once it is hot enough, apply it on the area using a knife or spatula. Spread wax in the direction of hair growth. Then place the strip on the wax and rub it with your hand. Then pull the strip quickly in the direction opposite to hair growth. You can use the same method to remove hair from other areas too.

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