Hard Wax vs. Soft Wax: What To Know Before Grooming

by Alex Barrus
Hard Wax vs. Soft Wax: What To Know Before Grooming

Since there are so many waxing products on the market, it’s challenging to know which one is right for you. Fortunately, we’re here to help! If you want to know the difference between hard wax vs. soft wax, read this helpful guide on what to know before grooming!

What Is Hard Wax?

Hard wax is gentler on your skin and less painful. It’s best for sensitive areas like the bikini line, underarms, and face. To apply hard wax, you must use wax beads and heat them in a professional hard wax warmer. The heater gives the wax a liquid consistency, allowing you to spread it across the waxing areas. When the wax hardens, you can tear it away from your skin to leave a smooth surface.

Here are the pros of hard wax:

  • Hard wax is less painful than soft wax.
  • Hard wax doesn’t leave a sticky residue.

Here are the cons of hard wax:

  • Hard wax is only ideal for small areas, and it’s not efficient in larger ones.
  • Hard wax can be expensive.

What Is Soft Wax?

Soft wax is an ideal tool for body waxing. It can effectively remove excess hair for larger body areas like legs, backs, and arms. You apply soft wax with a waxing spatula and then place a muslin strip to rip the hardened wax away. Though it’s more painful than hard wax, it grabs fine hairs perfectly!

Here are the pros of hard wax:

  • Soft wax adheres to your skin better than hard wax.
  • Soft wax removes a layer of dead skin.
  • Soft wax is cheaper than hard wax.

Here are the cons of hard wax:

  • You can’t apply soft wax in the same spot twice.
  • Soft wax can hurt more than hard wax.

Which Wax Is Right for You?

To select the wax right for you, you must consider your waxing areas. As previously mentioned, hard wax is great for sensitive areas, whereas soft wax is ideal for larger (less sensitive) body areas. However, you can factor pain tolerance and your preferred waxing technique into your decision.

We hope you have a better understanding of hard wax vs. soft wax. When you need help, you can refer to this guide on what to know before grooming. If you’re interested in professional waxing supplies, you should browse through Nail Company Wholesale Supply’s selection of products. We have everything you need for waxing!