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Welcome to our big warm wax test 2022. Here we present all the warm waxes that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the internet.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best warm wax for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy warm wax.




Summary

  • Waxing is an efficient method of hair removal. The hair needs a certain length for such a treatment.
  • This type of hair removal can be done by warm waxing, sugar paste or a warm wax hand tool.
  • It is somewhat painful, but the treated areas remain smooth for much longer than with a shave, as the hair is removed along with the root.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying warm wax

What is warm wax?

A warm wax treatment is an effective method of hair removal. The wax is usually a mixture of melted resins.

By heating the wax and then applying it, the skin pores are opened and the hair can be removed more easily.

Zwei Frauen laufen ins Meer

Especially in summer, annoying hairs are a nuisance. After a waxing treatment, you don't have to worry about annoying stubble any time soon. (Image: pixabay.com / FotografieLink)

The treatment is a little painful, as the hair is pulled out along with the roots when the wax layer is removed, but the treated areas remain smooth for longer.

How do I apply warm wax?

Before the actual application, it is important that the skin in these areas is clean, dry and free of oil.

Then the wax has to be heated, this differs slightly depending on the product and can be achieved either in the microwave, on the cooker in a water bath or by using a special wax container with a built-in thermostat.

At a suitable temperature, the wax is applied to the corresponding skin area, e.g. with a wooden spatula.

With some waxes, a removal aid in the form of a fleece or paper strip is placed in the warm wax and then smoothed out.

After the wax has cooled down briefly, pull the paper strip against the direction of hair growth and tear out all the hairs.

Where can I use warm wax?

Warm wax is not limited to any particular area of application. However, before a facial treatment, test whether your skin tolerates this procedure well or whether an allergic reaction could occur.

Otherwise, you can use the wax on legs and arms, in the bikini area and also on the face.

However, always pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging! You should be more careful with sensitive areas such as the armpits and the genital area.

How long do the hairs have to be for the warm wax treatment?

In order to achieve the most successful depilation procedure, the hairs that are to be removed must have a certain length.

This is about 5mm on the legs and even 6mm in the bikini area. If the hairs are much shorter, they may not stick to the strip.

But the hairs should not be too long either, otherwise they can break in the middle and not be pulled out at all.

How much does warm wax cost?

Depending on whether you want to buy pure wax, a set with several types or even a device for heating wax, the price differs.

Pure wax, for example in the form of beads or in a classic tin, starts at around €5. Brand-name products such as Veet or Leydi range from about €7-10, depending on the model.

Warm wax sets with a device for heating, the actual wax and wooden spatulas are priced at around €30-40.

Decision: What types of warm waxing are there and which is the right one for you?

With the type of hair removal presented here, a distinction can be made between two different product variants:

  • Hair removal with warm wax
  • Hair removal with a hand-held warm wax machine

In this section, we will explain what distinguishes the individual products from each other and what the specific advantages and disadvantages are.

What distinguishes hair removal with warm wax and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Warm wax comes in different fragrances and different forms, for example in a cup to be heated in a water bath or in the form of beads that can be filled into a device.

Advantages
  • Efficient hair removal
  • Longer smooth skin
  • Regrowing hairs are finer
Disadvantages
  • Relatively painful application
  • Oily skin and pimples possible
  • Hair must be a certain length (5mm)

Most users find waxing very painful during the first few applications. However, this usually subsides somewhat after several treatments because you get used to it.

What distinguishes hair removal with a warm wax roll-on device and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

A wax roll-on device is more practical and convenient to use because no additional utensils are necessary. Especially for newcomers to waxing, this is a good way to approach the subject.

Advantages
  • Easier to use
  • No extra pot to heat
  • Does not drip or spill
Disadvantages
  • Extra utensil needed
  • Cartridges for the device are more expensive than commercial wax
  • Cannot be used all over the body

The device keeps the wax at the ideal temperature for the entire application time. However, do not use the appliance on the face.

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate warm waxes

When choosing the right warm wax for you, you should take a closer look at the following criteria:

  • Ingredients
  • Heating method
  • Types of wax
  • Accessories

Ingredients

The ingredients vary slightly depending on the type, but for natural products, a warm wax usually consists of the following ingredients:

  • Beeswax
  • Spermaceti
  • Mineral waxes
  • Resin ingredients

For other commercially available waxes, the ingredient list may look more like this:

  • Glucose
  • Glycerin
  • Citric Acid + 4
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Potassium Sorbate

Depending on your skin type, it is possible that warm wax can cause an allergic reaction. If you are concerned about this, talk to your dermatologist first.

Heating method

There are several ways to heat the wax:

Method Instructions for use
Heating on the cooker Either in a water bath or in a cassolette
Microwave Simple, but temperature is difficult to control and check
Warm wax device Wax is heated directly in it and then the temperature is kept constant

Types of wax

Depending on the skin type, there are different types of wax that are designed for specific needs. Honey wax is considered a universal wax and is suitable for all hair and skin types.

Azulene wax is intended for more sensitive skin, as it also contains camomile active ingredients. Other waxes also contain titanium dioxide, which makes the wax smoother and easier to apply.

Accessories

For a warm wax treatment, you will need a few utensils in addition to the wax, but in most cases these are already included in the purchase.

These are:

  • A spatula (wooden or plastic) for applying the wax
  • Fleece or paper strips for removal
  • Cloths or oil for after-treatment of the depilated areas

Glatte Beine einer Frau auf einem Felsen

If you don't want to reach for the razor every day for smooth legs, you should think about a warm wax treatment. Whether you do it yourself at home or have it done by a professional in a beauty salon is entirely up to you. (Image: pixabay.com / Cuncon)

Facts worth knowing about warm waxing

How effective are the different depilation methods?

Have you always wondered which depilation method is the most effective? Of course, there are different hair structures and different skin sensitivities. Therefore, there is no perfect depilation method for all of us. But here is a short overview with the most important facts.

Warm wax (or sugar paste) Cold wax Epilation Shaving Depilatory cream
Duration About 3 weeks About 3 weeks 2 - 3 weeks 1 - 3 days 3 - 7 days
Hair length Optimal: 1.5 mm Optimal: 1.5 mm From 0.5 mm From 1 mm As short as possible
Pain High Very high High Pain-free Pain-free
Price €5 to €40 per set €3 to €15 for a pack From €30 to €150 for a device €2 to €30 per razor €4 to €30 per pack
Effort Higheffort, wax must be heated and carefully applied. Thorough cleansing is required afterwards Quite low, but the skin needs to be cleaned very thoroughly after the treatment For thorough hair removal you should allow 30 minutes + Very low, only takes a few minutes Rather low, but for many women it is not very effective and needs to be used more often.

How do I care for the skin after a waxing treatment?

In addition to a moisturiser, baby powder or an aftershave lotion without alcohol is also suitable for post-treatment.

Most sets even include skin care wipes with soothing ingredients.

If your skin is a little irritated afterwards, don't panic! Redness or small spots usually disappear after a short time. If, contrary to expectations, they remain for longer, you should consult a doctor.

What is the ideal waxing temperature?

The wax should never be too hot, otherwise you could burn your skin. If it is too cold, the pores will not open properly.

The perfect wax temperature is therefore around 37 to 40 degrees Celsius. The feeling of warmth always depends a little on personal sensation.

What did I do wrong if no hair was removed?

If your waxing treatment failed, there can be several reasons:

Cause Solution
Hairs too long or too short 5mm is the ideal length for a wax treatment
Skin was not dry enough Try not to sweat during and do not apply moisturiser beforehand
Wax temperature is not optimal Wax should be neither too liquid nor too solid!

Even if the first attempt fails, don't get discouraged right away! As so often in life, this application needs a little practice and then you will get smooth legs.

How do I remove wax residue?

There may be some residue left on the skin after a waxing treatment, you can remove this with a moisturising towel or a few drops of oil and a towel.

When should I refrain from waxing?

Waxing is not recommended if your skin is already irritated, e.g. by a sunburn, another wound or a cut.

For people with diabetes, high blood pressure or circulatory problems, such an application is not a very good idea.

If you suffer from weak veins or varicose veins, you should also avoid it, because blood vessels dilate due to the applied heat and bruises can form more easily.

What are the alternatives to hot wax?

A less painful alternative to hot wax is hair removal with sugar paste.

Sugar paste is applied against the direction of growth with quick movements after it has been heated. The removal is done with the direction of growth and is therefore less painful.

Advantages
  • From a hair length of 2mm
  • Purely natural ingredients
  • Slightly less painful
Disadvantages
  • Needs some practice
  • The sugary, sticky feeling is not for everyone

Hand mit Handschuh und Zuckerpaste

Sugar paste is a good alternative to warm wax because it is removed with the direction of growth and is therefore slightly less painful. (Image: pixabay.com / Milotze)

Unlike regular waxing, no extra strips of fleece or paper are needed for removal. After waxing, you should press your hand on the area to prevent bruising.

Another popular alternative that also removes the hair along with the root is an epilator.

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