It’s finally summer, and that means it’s time to show those legs. So naturally, we don’t want to hide our skin beneath warm sweaters and jeans anymore.
But, unfortunately, while the summer months are always exciting, hair removal is sometimes an extra hassle that we don’t welcome as happily as the long, warm days.
Hair removal techniques have always left something to be desired. For example, shaving alone doesn’t last nearly long enough; in contrast, waxing is painful and messy.
Now, a new hair removal technique is emerging on TikTok and promises a painless, easy, and effective way to get rid of those unwanted strands.
So, in this article, we’re introducing you to wax beads – the newest contest on the market for hair removal.
Let’s take a look…
Wax beads first went viral on TikTok after a successful campaign by wax bead brand, Wakse. It gained over 10 million views. So it’s no surprise the pleasantly colored, delicate beads found roaring success on the platform.
Wax beads follow a straightforward concept. They are, as the name suggests, beads of hard wax that soften when heated. Wax beads are made from pine tree resins.
This contains ethylene and vinyl acetate, which allows it to adhere to the hair and remain flexible. Unlike regular waxing, you don’t need a cloth or strip to remove hair.
This is because wax beads harden on the skin when they dry and can then be pulled away.
What’s more, the colorful tiny beads are often infused with ingredients that calm the skin and reduce irritation—for example, chamomile and aloe vera, shea butter, argan oil, and more.
However, for wax beads to work, hair has to be at least ¼ of an inch long. They also don’t interact well with any acne or retinol prescriptions, so you’ll only benefit from wax beads if you’ve been off these meds for a few weeks.
What Are the Advantages of Waxing Beads?
It’s no secret that many hair removal techniques look good on the cover but come with a bunch of unwanted problems. However, if you’re a fan of traditional waxing, wax beads might just be the best thing since sliced bread.
As wax beads don’t require any strips to be applied, they are much less messy than traditional soft wax. Wax beads soften when heated and then harden on the skin as they dry.
They, therefore, act as their own strips and cling to the hairs on your skin. You don’t need anything else to remove the wax. When you draw it away, it doesn’t leave any sticky residue as traditional wax does.
You may also find wax beads to be much gentler than traditional wax. For one, conventional, soft wax reaches higher temperatures in waxing pot than wax beads.
As such, waxing beads come with a reduced chance of burns caused by excessive heat.
The beads also only stick to hair, not skin, so it’s much less painful to rip the hardened wax away. This is perfect if you have sensitive skin and works well in naturally sensitive areas like your face or bikini line!
But most importantly, wax beads are a long-lasting hair removal technique that will leave you hair-free for as long as four to six weeks.
On top of that, they thin out the hair by pulling strands from their follicle, so over time, you won’t have to wax as often.
With so many benefits, wax beads might just seem a bit too good to be true. There is always a downside, of course.
In this case, wax beads are a bit more expensive than other hair removal techniques. 500g of hard wax beads (without a wax heater or spatula) will easily set you back $15.
Are you hooked on the idea of painless hair removal? Here’s how the process works. Good news: Wax beads can easily be used at home by anyone and don’t require help from a professional.
For best results, some skin prep is needed before the waxing. Gently exfoliate your skin. Removing dead skin cells avoids in-grown hair and helps the wax remove hair more efficiently.
Once that’s done, simply pour wax beads into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it via 10-second intervals. In between, mix the wax until you have a consistency like honey.
How many beads you’ll need will depend on how large an area you want to cover. Unlike with small wax strips, you can cover a long stretch of skin if you wish.
Apply the melted wax to your skin in a thick layer with a spatula, moving it in the direction of hair growth. Use firm pressure, and create a half-circle at the end of your application.
This, when hardened, is what you’ll hold onto when pulling off the wax strip.
It should take 2-3 minutes at most for the wax to dry around the hairs. Then, check it for a tacky (not sticky) consistency and remove it quickly. If there’s still hair left, apply the wax in the opposite direction.
If you haven’t used up all the wax, you can reheat and reuse it again later! What makes wax beads even more fun is that they don’t just come in bead form – popsicles, chocolate bars, and other shapes are also available!
Ready to Try the Best Option Out of All the Hair Removal Techniques?
Wax beads are a much-needed upgrade to the home-waxing process. Due to their appealing design, they also make excellent gifts!
But, most importantly, they’re one of the most painless and cheapest hair removal techniques on the market.
For more info, please feel free to contact our friendly team today. Speak soon!