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Chillibean

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[FONT=&quot] Obviously new here, just wondering if you guys could give me a hand.[/FONT]
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I'm currently on a BTEC ND Beauty Therapy Sciences course and one of my tasks in about waxing. Now...the annoying thing is, although said assignment is on waxing, we haven't actually done any practical or been through any theory.
Having been searching the internet for hours and what seems like several hundred books at the library, I can't find anything about what the correct temperature wax should be.
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[FONT=&quot]Now I realise there are different types of wax, but has any one got any ideas on what the temperature needs to be for the different types?
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havent you got a beauty therapy book , i am ure in mine it says warm wax is something like 48 degrees, i think hot is 53 but i would have to look it up coz i cant really remember :Scared:
 

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Yeah I've got a book - I've got several - but all they explain are the different types of wax and the pre-treatment procedures and such. Helpful, but not what I need.


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hi just looked it up out of beauty specialist book and it is 43 degrees C for warm and 68 degrees C for hot wax , hope this helps :green:
 

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Fabulous!

Thank you so much

Huge help

.c.
 

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Hi, I've just finished my CIBTAC waxing Diploma and they teach us that Warm wax is 40 to 43 degrees C and Hot wax is 48 to 50 degrees C. I think you'd be getting sued if you used it at 68 degrees C! :lol: (no offense meant, Dee )

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Going by the book is great in theory, but how can you check the exact temperature of your wax? I test mine on the inside of my wrist, like a baby's bottle to ensure that it isn't too hot.
 

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its between 3 and 4 on the dial but it depends on the wax you have.
check on yourself 1st and if its to hot for you its to hot for your client;)
 

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JackieMc said:
Hi, I've just finished my CIBTAC waxing Diploma and they teach us that Warm wax is 40 to 43 degrees C and Hot wax is 48 to 50 degrees C. I think you'd be getting sued if you used it at 68 degrees C! :lol: (no offense meant, Dee )

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hey all i did was quote from a book !!!! :lol: it aint my fault if they are outta date :eek: :lol:

i have looked through my other books and another says 53 degrees, which i am sure we were taught, but i am better working from the dial i use on my waxer, which is usually at 4 for both hot (once the stuff has actually melted :eek:) & warm wax :)
 

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I'll have more of an idea of whats going on once I actually start waxing!

Thanks again chickens

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it also depends on the brand of wax. some have a lower melting point then others which makes it more comfortable for the client. You come to know the wax that you use. I can tell by the consistancy if I give it a stir whether it's right or not. When your not sure test on palm of your hand ( then you dont have wax your wrist & have a bald spot)
 

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I usually have mine on about three and I always test it before using it on a client on the inside of my wrist!!
 

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