Hard wax beans are necessary if you intend to use hot wax as your method of hair removal. There are loads of different hard wax beans out there today and I’ve had my fair share of experience with different brands of beans. I want to share with you my favorite hard wax bean kit that I’ve used so far so that you don’t have to go through the process of elimination like I did.
If you haven’t used hot wax before, basically the beans are melted in the wax pot/heater and form into the sticky wax that removes unwanted hair. Hot wax isn’t always recommended for inexperienced or untrained individuals to use from home, because of certain safety precautions in regard to the temperature etc. So, if you aren’t trained in using hot wax, I suggest you take a short course or watch some demonstrations so that you’re aware of how to use hard wax safely.
My Ultimate Fave
From my experience, the kit I have found to be the best is by the brand Yeleen.
The kit includes everything you need to carry out the waxing procedure and the wax can be used the wax from head to toe. It only takes 8 minutes for the hard wax beans to melt and be ready to apply.
The wax pot is removable which makes it easy to clean. It’s 120W and the temperature of the wax pot adjustable and you can use the pot for heating different types of wax beads if you want to try some other kinds in the future or happen to get some hard wax beads at a bargain price from another company.
The kit contains:
1 x Wax Heater
4 Packs of Hard Wax Beans with different flavors
10 x Sticks
1× User Manual
The Best Hard Wax Brands:
- Can melt and warm easily in a wax pot/heater
- Safe to use on all skin types including sensitive skin types
- Are enriched with soothing ingredients
- Removes almost all hairs with a single pass, just a few a usually left and can be easily removed with a pair of tweezers.
- Contain natural ingredients
How to Use Hard Wax Beans
- A wax heater
- Hard wax beans of your choice
- Wooden popsicle sticks
- Talcum powder
- Aloe Vera to soothe the skin after the procedure
- Plug in the wax heater and allow it to heat up.
- Put an appropriate amount of wax beans into the wax heater to melt.
- Once the wax has completely melted ensure the temperature is of an appropriate temperature by taking out a small amount on your wooden popsicle stick and smear it onto your wrist.
- Once you’re aware that the temperature isn’t too hot then it’s time to start applying it to the hairy area but first, make sure the area is clean and completely dry. There shouldn’t be any moisture whatsoever as this can disturb the adhesive effect. So this is when you can sprinkle some talcum powder to absorb any moisture on the skin.
- Now, scoop out the melted hot wax with your wooden popsicle stick smear it over the hairy area in the direction of the hairs growth.
- Allow the wax to harden on the skin (this usually takes 10-20seconds).
- Hold the skin taut and with one swift motion remove the hard wax off the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Tip: flick the end of the set hard wax on the skin so that you have a decent grip or you may like to call it a little lever. Pull the wax along the skin, rather than directly up, as this can cause bruising.
- Keep repeating these steps, until you’ve covered the entire area and remove any strays with a pair of tweezers.
- Apply Aloe Vera to soothe the skin and irritated follicles.
- Don’t use hot wax on broken or irritated skin.
- If you’ve experienced reactions from waxing in the past, perhaps you should consider a similar method that is gentler like sugaring.
- If you shower or sunbathe, wait at least 2 hours afterward before implementing the waxing procedure.
- If it’s your first time using a particular product you should test a small area 24 hours prior to ensure you don’t have a reaction.
- Microwavable wax is often implemented the same way as hot wax that’s heated in a wax pot but I advise to avoid this as the microwave heats the wax unevenly resulting in some of the wax being extremely hot and some not being hot enough. If the wax gets too hot it could splatter and cause a nasty injury. If you don’t have a wax pot heater, there is an additional way to still implement hot wax without using a wax heater. You can use a double boiler, put the wax beads in one pot on top of another larger pot that’s got about an inch of water in it, turn the stove on and it’ll melt perfectly.