Beauty has come a long way in the past 20 years. With home spa treatments now becoming the norm, fewer and fewer of us are spending triple-digit figures on monthly visits to expensive salons and designer studios.
And while there will always be a place for them both in our hearts and on the market, day spa treatments for regular beauty touch-ups are no longer a domain of exclusivity.
Hair removal, on the other hand… well, that’s simply an unpleasant but necessary evil. And thankfully, gone are the days of painful – and potentially dangerous – chemical treatments.
Gone are the days of inefficient tapes, creams, and strips. There’s a wide world of depilatory methods out there to choose from.
The problem is… they’re frequently expensive. For example, laser hair removal. Effective? Absolutely. The problem is that it needs to be repeated every few months or so. Which is a great way to get rid of your money as well as your hair.
Home waxing is an ideal alternative, and luckily there are numerous models of wax warmers available that are virtual miracle workers.
There are some, however, which are simply disposable. And even some that you wouldn’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole. So how do you know which wax warmer is the best for you?
We’ve reviewed some of the more popular systems that are on the market, and chose four to review. So if you’re looking to see your skin look silky smooth and hair-free, look no further than our handy guide.
GiGi Wax Warmer Review
Their home wax warmer has a see-through cover to prevent adulteration and is thermostat controlled, complete with an indicator light and a temperature control knob.
GiGi definitely brings the salon experience into the comfort of your home!
MAKARTT Hair Removal Machine Hard Hot Wax Warmer Review
This is a nice economical model, and one which is capable of holding up to 14 ozs of wax.
There’s a time sensitive heating indicator that keeps the wax at a consistent temperature – which is a life saver for those of you who have had to deal with clumpy wax from other economy warmers.
What’s more, it’s capable of handling virtually any kind of wax – hard, soft, bikini, loose or bricks.
Wokaar Wax Warmer Hair Removal Waxing Kit Review
Another nice thing is that this warmer really is a kit.
It comes complete with 4 hard wax beans and 10 applicator sticks, which makes it an absolute value.
There’s a multi-select temperature control and an automatic shut off function which makes it all the more convenient – and time saving, as well!
Anjou Electric Wax Heater with 4 Scents Review
It also comes complete with 15 applicator sticks and 4 wax beans, but the beans are scented – including aromas such as lavender and chamomile.
It also has adjustable temperature control as well as a rapid warm up time for total convenience.
Wax Warmer Buying Guide – How to find the best wax warmer for your needs!
Believe it or not, all of the above-mentioned brands have been used by beauty professionals. But keep in mind that their models can be dual, triple or even up to four warmers in one model. Obviously, you’re not going to need those for home treatment. So what you should focus on is the capacity for the warmer to hold wax; which is entirely your preference. Some prefer hard wax, others prefer loose beans, others prefer soft wax. Not all warmers are compatible with the various forms of wax available, so you need to choose your model carefully.
Speed is an interesting example. Most people prefer their warmers to speed up as quickly as possible. For many heaters specifically designed for loose beans, this can be as quick as 10 minutes. The problem is, the melting is sometimes inconsistent. You want as smooth a texture as possible for the best results. So while warmers that take up to 30 minutes or more to heat might seem slow, they frequently provide a more consistent melting quality.
Heat distribution also comes into play with speed. However, the issue here is one of safety, more than consistency. You don’t want to get a second-degree burn from applying scalding wax simply because the temperature seemed to be normal last time you checked. So an automatic timer is frequently handy, and you will want to make sure that the temperature is correct before you even think about applying hot wax.
While we all know that depilatory methods vary dramatically, it’s also true that our hair types differ as well. As a result, you might find shaving to be more effective. You might have had better luck with creams. You might find home treatments altogether to be a waste of your time and decide to go the old fashioned route and visit a spa or salon. Only you can decide which hair removal process is the best for you.