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What Is Hot Wax?

The best question you have ever asked.

Hot wax is a game changer when it comes to waxing. So many people have converted over the years in Urban Calm from strip wax to hot wax. Now if you’re not an avid waxer you may be confused as to what this whole blog post is. Don’t worry we’ll bring you up to speed.


Whether it’s an underarm wax or a Hollywood wax, it can be a stressful and painful experience and we at Urban Calm understand its hard being groomed and glamorous.

Firstly, what is the difference between strip wax and hot wax? Well hot wax is used without the strip, the wax sets and grips to hairs as small as 1 millimetre so virtually every hair is gone. They put the wax on in patches depending on the way your hairs grow and move on to the next patch. This may seem daunting but for some it feels like the pain is over quicker as you don’t have any downtime waiting for the wax to dry.

Secondly, it claims to be less painful! Now don’t be fooled, we aren’t promising a pain free experience (we honestly wish we could!), but we can confirm that it is reduced! The wax wraps around the hair rather than sticking to the skin, so that ripping irritating pain disappears!

You know the pain you usually get with a Hollywood wax after you’ve had the treatment you feel like you walk a little different and everyone knows EXACTLY where you’ve been? Well say goodbye to that shame because once the treatment is over with hot wax it honestly feels like you are lighter and able to walk normal.

Overall we don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t try this if you’re getting a wax. It may be a little pricier (£5 more at the most) but in a lot of converted customers eyes, its worth it.

Let us know down in the comments if this is something you have tried before and what you think about the magic wax.

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