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Best Hard Wax for Easy Hair Removal

Best Hard Wax for Easy Hair Removal

Whether you’re an esthetician looking to branch out or an at-home user looking for the best hard wax for hair removal, you’re not alone in wondering what hard wax types are best, and what sort of benefits each sort of wax brings. 

Because there are so many hard wax types out there, knowing which type is best for your hair type or skin type can be quite the challenge. 

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From formula consistency to color, to what kind of skin sensitivities you might need to be catered to, having the best hard wax for you is important to get the results you want and to keep your skin looking its best. 

In this guide, we’ll discuss what hard wax is and how the process of using different formulas works, as well as the best hard wax for different skin and hair types. 

Why Use Hard Wax? 

Stripless hard wax is a film wax that comes into two types: polymer and non-polymer. Polymer blend acts as a buffer on the skin and is highly elastic and pliable. Non-polymer blend hard waxes are made without rosins and have a faster setting time than polymer blends. 

Both types of hard wax are gentle on skin because they harden over hair follicles without adhering to the skin. This makes them optimal for full-body waxing use, as they’re able to be applied to all areas of the body without causing excessive pain or irritation. 

Hard waxes have risen in popularity due to their convenience, gentleness, and ease of use. Plus, they don’t require the use of soft wax strips! 

READ MORE: Waxing 101: What’s the Difference Between Soft Wax and Hard Wax? 

How to Use Hard Wax

Before we get into the best hard wax for hair removal, let’s get into how to use hard wax. Start by heating your wax to the perfect temperature as specified on your packaging, and follow the instructions on your respective wax warmer to control your consistency and heating process. 

Before applying wax, make sure you’ve applied the right pre-wax care products for your skin type to ensure your skin’s surface is cleansed and properly exfoliated. 

Once your wax has been warmed, test it to make sure it's not too hot for skin application. When you’re confident your wax is warmed to the proper temperature, apply it to the skin in an even strip in the direction of hair growth. Make sure there aren’t any gaps or uneven lines, as these can impact how your removal will be. 

To remove, grip the lip created by the end of your wax, and stabilize the skin before removing quickly and without hesitation in the opposite direction of application. 

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Things to Know Before Buying Hard Wax

Before buying hard wax, make sure you know what your skin and hair type is, and which type of wax caters to each need you might have. 

Though many kinds of hard wax are great for all skin types, there are many specific ones that are specially formulated for sensitive, aged, or breakout-prone skin types. These waxes can also help diffuse inflammation, irritation, and ingrown hairs. 

Prior to making your purchase, try to determine your skin type and sensitivity levels. This can also be impacted by which areas you’re interested in waxing, since some are more sensitive than others. Knowing which areas you’ll want to wax can also help you choose a wax type, as some are also used specifically for hard-to-reach areas. 

Once you've determined your skin type and sensitivities, consider what your hair type is as well. Will you be removing very fine hairs from facial areas? 

Removing coarse hairs from the back or legs? Knowing what type of hair you’ll be working with will also help you to determine which wax you’ll need so you can ensure your hairs will be gripped accurately and tightly for complete removal. 

READ MORE: 5 Tips for How to Wax Sensitive Skin

Best Hard Wax for Effective Hair Removal

For the best hair removal possible, having the right hard wax in your corner is imperative whether you’re waxing yourself or clients. 

For the best all-around waxing results, a great go-to is Starpil’s Blue Film Hard Wax. This formula is incredibly pliable, elastic, and is able to spread over large surface areas without breaking or cracking. 

On top of this, this formula is made with the perfect amount of polymers that allow it to grip even the coarsest hairs without adhering to the skin. It’s these factors that make it perfect for full body waxing, and works well all skin types and application areas. 

When it comes to a universal, go-to hard wax, Blue Film is the best hard wax for hair removal. However, if you’re looking for a hard wax that infiltrates even the smallest crevices while remaining kind to skin and gripping even the finest hairs, you’ll want to check out Pink FIlm Hard Wax

This formula is known for being the best hard wax for sensitive skin, and is extremely gentle and nourishing to sensitive skin, while also removing even the hardest to reach hairs with ease. 

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Best Hard Wax for Estheticians

Starpil 30lb Hard Wax beads

Though each esthetician is going to have their own preference for hard waxes, there are a few in particular that are go-to’s for many waxing professionals out there. 

Of course, our Blue Film and Pink Film Hard Waxes are known to be staples in salons far and wide, and for good reason. These waxes can grip hairs coarse, fine, or anything in between with ease, and provide the most reliable results for professionals, regardless of service type.  

If you’re a professional looking to cater to any and all skin types, however, having formulas that are made for hypersensitive skin types is important for clients who still want smooth, hairless skin, but without the irritation or inflammation they have experienced in the past. 

Because of this, the best hard wax for estheticians who want to make sure all of their clients are comfortable and receive their best results is Starpil’s Starsoft Film Hard Wax

This formula is made for clients with hypersensitive skin, aged skin, or for those with low pain tolerances. This wax is the only one of its kind on the market due to its neurosensory properties, which work to desensitize skin and reduce inflammation after waxing.  

This formula’s hard wax microbeads are also a dream for estheticians due to their quick and easy meltdown, and allow clients to moisturize and nourish skin while getting amazing results.  

Another great option for clients with more sensitive skin types is Starpil’s sanitizing and moisturizing Calendula Hard Wax, which works to guard skin from bacteria and dirt accumulation in vulnerable areas. 

Calendula is known for not only its sanitizing properties, but for its ability to protect clients’ skin from breakouts, acne, and ingrown hairs from waxing. This wax is a dream for those who want hairless skin, but who also have oily or breakout-prone skin that can be easily inflamed. This formula takes care of clients’ hair and skin in one application!

Professional estheticians are also going to want to use quantities of hard wax that are larger than that of those doing at-home services. Usually independent esthies will want to start with 2.2lb or 5lb bags of hard wax, and work their way up to even our 30lb box sizes as their businesses expand and grow. 

READ MORE: Full Body Waxing 101

What is the Best Hard Wax for Home Use?

Minitube 600gr Hard Wax Beads

If you’re a user who is looking for the best hard wax for at-home use, you’ll meet your match in Starpil’s hard wax mini tubs. These tubs, containing 600g of Blue, Pink, or Black Film Hard Wax, contain the perfect amount of wax for those looking to carry out just facial waxing or waxing to specific areas at home, without going overboard. 

This size is also the best option for those looking to try out multiple formulas to find out what the best hard wax for them and their hair removal needs are. 

These economical wax tubs give you a chance to regularly use our best staple hard waxes for your singular services, or to test these tried-and-try formulas to see if they’re right for you. 

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What is the Best Hard Wax Kit?

The best hard wax kit for you depends on your waxing volume or usage amount. After all, the best hard wax kit for estheticians is going to be one that can handle a much larger volume of wax than one for the average at-home user. 

If you’re interested in the best hard wax kit for professionals, get access to not only the best professional kits through the Starpil PRO Portal, but also professional exclusive pricing that allows you to invest in your business without breaking the bank. 

The best hard wax kit for at-home users is also going to depend on the types of services you’re looking to perform at home.  

For at-home facial or eyebrow waxing services, look to Starpil’s Facial Waxing Kit for not only the best warmer for these services, but also a mini tub of the hard wax of your choice, plus the accessories and pre and post-wax care products you need to take care of your services and your skin. 

For at-home users who are looking to expand into full-body waxing on top of their brows or sideburns, the Standard Hard Wax Kit could be a great resource for you. This kit has everything you need to take on full body waxes without worrying about running out of wax or not having enough to service your needs.  

If you’re looking for the best hard wax for even larger volumes or at-home waxing, Starpil has several different professional kit options available for retail buyers - plus even allows clients to find the best wax kit based on their specific needs through our Product Matcher 

READ MORE: How to Choose an Eyebrow Waxing Kit 

Final Thoughts

When looking for the best hard wax for hair removal, you might not realize how much goes into actually finding the right formula for you or your clients. 

From determining your service or client volume (or if it’s just you!), to what sort of services you’ll be performing or what kind of hair or skin types you’re going to be working with, finding the right hard wax is important for not only the best results, but also to make sure every skin type is left nourished and without inflammation after hair removal. 

No matter what sort of skin or hair type you’re working with or which services you’ll be performing, Starpil has the best professional hard wax to cater to any and all wants and needs. From staple formulas to waxes for sensitive skin, our formulas will provide unparalleled results while leaving skin in great condition.