Ever wonder why we not only use the Blue Wax (hard wax) which hardens and is removed by hand, but also a soft wax that relies on strips to remove it? The Blue Wax is formulated for coarse hair. It grabs thicker hair better than the soft wax, and it is reserved for areas where there is coarse hair like the bikini line on the under arms. It can also be used on the chin and on the upper lip especially in the corners of the mouth where hairs can be short and difficult to remove.
The soft wax is reserved for larger areas of the body like waxing a man’s back, or full legs or full arms. It is applied in a thin coat and a non-woven strip is placed over it to remove it. It is formulated for fine hair or thinner hairs that the Blue Wax will not grab. The soft wax adheres better to fine hairs that need something stickier to remove them.
If you’ve had Brazilian waxes and the hair on the bikini line has become so fine that the Blue Wax will not grab some of them, we can switch and use the soft wax on the area. We would attempt the whole area with the Blue Wax and then follow up with soft wax if needed. It saves a lot of time that would be spent tweezing if the hairs had thinned out so much that the Blue Wax wasn’t removing them. Using the soft wax for follow-up pulls will not hurt at this point in the service because 95% of the hair is gone. We are just making one more pull with a stickier wax to grab those last few hairs.