Waxing for hair removal

Waxing

Basic facts

An ancient method, one of the few temporary methods still commonly performed professionally.

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Description:

Hot wax is applied to the skin, and a strip of cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation. The strip is then quickly pulled away, taking hairs with it.

Advantages:

Can be done at home

Fast

Inexpensive

Disadvantages:

Hairs can break off at or below surface

Can be messy

Consistency is difficult to get correct

One must be careful to avoid infecting skin

Clinical data:

Waxing data

Costs:

$25-$75 for home use kits; $20-$200 for professional waxing (based on areas treated)

Background facts

Marketing terms and tactics:

Folica sells home waxing kits (not an endorsement of Folica)

Historical overview:

This method has been around for thousands of years, but in modern times, waxing has become more popular than sugaring.

Government regulation:

Many states require a cosmetologist or aesthetician's license to do hair removal like waxing.