Everything You Need to Know About Soft Wax

While the name might be deceiving, there are several reasons why soft wax does the heavy lifting when it comes to waxing some of the body’s biggest areas. Soft wax grabs fine hairs perfectly, which is why at Berodin, we recommend it typically for the arms, legs, back, and chest. Our formulas are non-sticky, very gentle, remove the hair exactly how you want it to and won’t dry out. Best when heated and applied at low temperature, soft wax is ideal when using the speed waxing technique on larger body parts. And our favorite? Our one-of-a-kind cream and clear gel hybrid, Berodin Black of course. Read on for everything you need to know about soft wax. 


Just the Facts

Traditionally, soft wax has been the go-to in the spa industry. Check out these soft wax facts. 

  • This type of wax requires a strip to remove the hair, so make sure you are using strips that are strong enough to be used several times before tossing them out. 
  • Soft wax works well on larger areas of the body because the application doesn’t need to be thick. Just add a thin layer and then remove it with a strip. The soft wax comes off cleanly and efficiently without dripping and is completely non-sticky, making it ideal for speed waxing situations.
  • While it typically does need to be heated, Berodin Black (our soft wax of choice of course) heats only to a low temperature, eliminating the concern of burning a client and creating a more gentle waxing experience.
  • Although soft wax does have a reputation for being the more intense of the two waxes, Berodin Black is a softer hybrid that is a great, soft wax solution for sensitive skin that is gentle and doesn’t leave residue behind.
  • While most soft waxes have a finite time they can be left on before setting up, our hybrid Berodin Black product has a slow dry time so this won’t happen. A little bit goes a long way! And here’s a Wax Queen Pro Tip: always start with a small amount of pre-depilatory oil designed to condition the skin. Use before and after the wax treatment to allow for better product release and the removal of any remaining residue.
  • When it comes to the right temperature, soft wax should not be super runny, almost like slightly warmed honey. 
  • With any soft wax you should apply it in one step (you can do this when using a wax that doesn’t dry ) using large reusable spatulas, by adding a large amount of wax at once and then wiping across the skin. Pro Tip: Reusable spatulas will reduce your waxing time of large body parts by 50% or more.
  • Always finish your wax treatments by massaging a generous amount of oil into the skin, then take a strip and rub it on the legs to remove any excess wax and oil. This allows you to both clean up and provide post-wax care all at once. Consider following with a blemish control gel on the back and chest to help prevent breakouts from forming and help any existing bumps go away faster.