This article does not cite any sources. Hair wax is a thick hairstyling product containing wax, used to assist with holding the hair. In contrast with hair gel, most hair wax which contain alcohol, hair wax remains appliable and has less chance of drying out.
Hair wax has been used for many years and a waxy soap-like substance was invented by the ancient Gauls as a hair styling agent and was not used as a cleaning agent until many years later. The following are some of the ingredients typically found in commercial hair wax products. Some stylists prefer making their own blends of hair wax customized for their clientele. Various recipes exist, including some with «secret» ingredients.
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For the term referring to the process of a view of the Moon from Earth progressing from a «new moon» to a «full moon», see lunar phase. Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. Male chest before and after waxing. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin.
This removes the wax along with the hair. There are different forms of strip waxing or soft waxing: heated, cold or pre-made strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products. There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal.
It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method, as hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can reappear back at the surface.
There are many drawbacks of waxing as well. Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing is usually performed by a licensed esthetician and in some cases the cost can be high, depending on the area waxed and the number of sittings required.
Another drawback of waxing is that some people experience ingrown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding. This is more likely to occur when waxing areas with thick hair, especially the first few times when follicles are strongest. Types of Wax for Hair Removal». Islamic Ruling on Waxing Unwanted Hair Retrieved March 29, 2006.