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Original Blend Wax VS Polymer Blend Wax

Original Blend Wax VS Polymer Blend Wax

Original vs Polymer - Starpil Wax

At the 2019 IECSC Florida 2019 event for spa & wellness professionals, we were asked some pretty good questions. There was one in particular that we feel we need to address because honestly, it’s a great one!

Starpil Wax is all about being an informative wax brand that wants you to succeed and thrive as a licensed professional. We are listening and are here to help you better understand the world of wax. The more you know, the better, right? RIGHT!

So the question is, what is the difference between the original blend hard wax and polymer wax blend? Let me break it down for you.

Original blen WaxLet’s start with the original blend hard wax which is a smooth and creamy formula that has been around for the past 25 years. This classic formula allows application at low temperatures and preferred by estheticians as it can work well with waxes that set quickly. It’s a non-polymer wax which means that it does not have plastic imbedded in the blend so it’s a hard wax that is not elastic. We recommend this wax for speed waxers to use on clients with thicker hair due to the wax's fast drying time after being heated. This allows for swift applications and single strip removal. Easy, breezy, and quick!

Here are the specific ingredients to our original blend hard wax:

  • Bee’s Wax
  • Microcrystalline Wax
  • Colofonia (rosin)
  • Rosin Ester with Glycerin
  • Antioxidants
  • Pigments

But also it...

  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Pulls out hairs as short as 1 mm
  • It’s applicated at low temperatures
  • Uses the stripless technique

Get it? Got it? GOOD!

Polymer Wax - StarpilwaxNow, let’s get technical - what is a polymer? As a pro, you should know but for the new esthie - a polymer is a synthetic organic material such as plastics and resins. With that being said, our polymer wax has extra flexibility which helps to prevent the wax from cracking or breaking when removed due to its unique formula. It’s an elastic film wax that extracts hair from the root and is made with a fast cooling formula, allowing it to be applied at a low comfortable temperature. I feel that our polymer wax is our best hard wax for professionals as it’s a hybrid and truly makes waxing easier than ever.

Here are the polymer wax ingredients so you can spot the major differences between the two:

  • CoPolymer
  • Colophonium (Rosin) Glyceryl Rosinate
  • Beeswax
  • Cera Alba Microcrystalline wax
  • Paraffin
  • Peg-3 Dirosinate
  • Ethylene/VA
  • BHT
  • Mineral Oil

Also, the polymer wax blend is known to be...

  • Less painful than strip wax
  • Is also applicated at a lower temperature
  • Does not require strips for removal
  • Pulls hair from the root for delayed growth

Polymer Wax - Starpilwax

So the obvious differences between the original blend hard wax and polymer wax blend are that the original blend hard wax lacks elasticity/flexibility and has a faster drying time. If you’re curious which hard wax is best in this case here are my recommendations:

  • The blue film wax is our best-selling polymer wax and most flexible formula, excellent for waxing larger areas like legs, arms, and back.
  • The pink film wax is a creamy polymer wax formula perfect for waxing smaller areas such as the face, underarms and intimate areas.
  • The Original Blend hard wax which comes in six colors is best used for coarse & fine hair and can be used for all body waxing.

For best waxing results we recommend that you use one of our wax warmers and heat either the original blend hard wax or polymer wax beads at 50°C/120°F to produce a honey-like texture. Then lower the temperature to the lowest setting and wait 10 minutes to test your film wax’s temperature on the wrist before application. For best results, prepare your skin for waxing using Starpil prepil gel. Apply wax in the direction of hair growth. Leave to cool, then firmly peel off wax, pulling it back in the opposite direction of hair growth. I hope that I was able to thoroughly answer your question from the 2019 Florida IECSC event and feel to contact me if you have any more wax questions as I am here to assist!

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