Hair removal can be a draining process. Oftentimes the process is limited to painful wax strips or exhaustive hours of shaving. Other alternatives include the terrifying process of electrolysis and the long process of laser treatment.
All in all, the whole thing is simply a drag. However, among all these lies one method that has proven somewhat less painful and more convenient-Cartridge Waxing.
In this article, I will discuss the benefits of cartridge waxing and how to use a wax cartridge without a battery.
Before we commence with the main portion of the article, let us discuss what exactly cartridge waxing is.
What is Cartridge Waxing
Cartridge waxing is a name given to a process that is economically a better solution for people who are short on time or do not have the patience to wax large portions of the body such as arms, legs, chest, and back.
It is essentially the use of a cartridge that is filled with wax. The cartridge is placed inside a cartridge heater. The heater is often a magnetic-based heater that has a cable that must be connected to a socket. The cartridge is then placed safely inside the heater and heated until it melts enough to coat the skin.
Now that we know the basics of a cartridge wax and the process let us discuss the benefits.
Cartridge Waxing: The Benefits
As mentioned above, cartridge waxing is a safer and more efficient solution for people who are on the go all the time or have a harder time being patient with the whole process.
In addition to those, there are some more benefits to cartridge waxing.
- It ensures a smoother and cleaner application as the heater doubles as an applicator and is more manageable than a stick; because of this, the hair removal is also a lot smoother
- It covers larger portions of the body as it glides on smoothly and quickly
- It is less painful than regular Waxing as it does not overheat the wax and also does not layer on thick layers that may hurt the skin
- It is extremely cost-effective
- It is hygienic
- It is less messy
Now that we are aware of the benefits of cartridge waxing let us discuss the different types of cartridge heaters.
i) Cable Heaters
As the name suggests, these are heaters that must be connected to a socket in order to heat up the cartridge. These often have a magnetic base that connects the heating tool to the cable connector and often requires 20 minutes to heat up.
Another type is a battery-powered wax warmer.
ii) Battery Powered Heaters
There may be some battery-powered heaters on the market. These are heaters that require the power of batteries in order to operate. But oftentimes, these are not applicable for regular life as they take too long to warm up and often require the battery to be changed more often. It is beneficial, however, for traveling and also follows the same process as a cabled heater.
If you happen to own a battery-powered one but have encountered some issues, make sure to invest in a cabled cartridge heater, as they are likely to be more efficient in the long run.
Now that we are up to date with the types of cartridge heaters, let us discuss how to use a wax cartridge without a battery.
In order to do this, you must own either a cartridge heater with a cable or a cartridge heater that may hone the option of either using battery or cable (these are often rare).
Step 1- Insert a one-time use wax cartridge into the cartridge heater. Make sure the heater is not connected to electricity just yet.
Step 2- Once the cartridge is inside the heater, carefully connect the heater to the socket and let the cartridge heat up for 20 minutes.
Step 3- Once heated, carefully remove the heater from the plates and layer a little on a wax strip in order to ensure the wax is flowing evenly and is not too hot.
Step 4- Once that is done, you may commence waxing. Make sure you do not press down on the skin too hard, and you hold the heater at a 45-degree angle forward to ensure it glides on evenly and smoothly.
Now that you know how to use a wax cartridge let us discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of cartridge waxing.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cartridge Waxing
Let us begin this section with the Do’s of cartridge waxing.
- In addition to the important steps above, there are other points to ensure. ALWAYS keep a consistent temperature (the dial should be somewhere around 4 or 5).
- Clean up any drips of wax using a wax strip and light oil. This will ensure a cleaner and smoother application each time.
Now that we are aware of the Do’s, let us discuss the Don’ts
- Do NOT use the same cartridge twice. It should always be replaced. If not the whole wax cartridge, then make sure to change out atleast the old cartridge tip with a new one. Ensure proper sanitation methods while doing so (wearing gloves, cleaning the wax opening).
- Do NOT allow waxing residues to leak into the heater. This will cause the cartridge to get stuck inside and may even damage the heater itself.
- Do NOT overheat the cartridges. Always follow instructions usually given on the cartridge box by the manufacturers (usually asking you to stick with only 20 minutes). If you are using more than one heater, make sure to rotate it and keep the cartridge away from heat.
In conclusion, cartridge waxing is cost-effective, time-effective, and an overall semi-painless way of removing any hair around the body. It is efficient for larger parts of the body, such as the legs, back, and chest, and is often less messy compared to stick Waxing with hot or cold wax.
Once you know how to use a cartridge wax and invest in a cable wax heater, then learning how to use a wax cartridge without a battery will be a breeze.
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