There are 3 main types of wax used for Brazilian waxing
- Soft Wax (also known as Strip Wax) which is used with either a flimsy cream-colored cloth called muslin or a sturdier white strip called pellon
- Hard Wax which is stripless and is used with or without an oil barrier
- Sugar Wax (sugaring) which is a mixture of lemon, sugar, water, and honey
Most salons, spas, and waxing establishments use strip wax in their Brazilian waxing service. The problem with using strip wax in the delicate bikini area is that it hurts like x&#o*!!!!!!! Have you ever felt like part of your labia or scrotum was ripped off only to be thrown in the trash can along with the discarded wax strips?
Hard wax is generally less painful and provides a more pleasant Brazilian waxing experience, but only if the right type of hard wax is used along with an oil barrier (separate step) and with the proper waxing techniques.
Sugar wax is applied as a paste and is flicked off in a continuous motion which means that the waxer cannot apply pressure (which greatly reduces the pain) so...yeah...sugaring hurts!
So why don't salons & spas use hard wax for the delicate bikini, underarm, and facial areas? The answer is Cost and Time. Strip wax is far less expensive to purchase for salon & spa owners and lasts longer than hard wax because not as much product is needed for the service.
Time is the second reason. Strip wax is a faster method to use vs. hard wax because with strip wax your waxer applies a thin layer of wax to your skin (with no waiting time for the wax to dry), then places a strip on top of the wax, rubs, and rips. With hard wax the waxer needs to wait for each section to dry before they can remove it. So, as you can see strip wax is more attractive to use for many salon & spa owners because if it takes less time to wax a client, they can book more clients per hour, and make more money despite your Brazilian waxing service being more physically and emotionally painful.
At Brazil Appeal Waxing your safety & comfort is our #1 priority. Only the best hard waxing systems in the world are used to ensure a thorough and virtually painless Brazilian wax. Our hard wax with unique protective oil barrier (which reduces pain & inflammation, protects your skin from being removed, and allows for a smoother result) is also used on other delicate areas such as the face, underarms, partial breast area, and back of neck. A high-quality Italian vino soft wax with sturdy pellon strips is used for larger areas such as legs, arms, backs, stomach, outer butt cheeks, and partial chest.