The secret to a perfect home waxing experience

Het geheim van een perfecte thuiswax-ervaring - VRL WAX

Do you also dream of silky soft skin without the hassle of salon appointments? You are not alone! Home waxing is quickly gaining popularity, and that is no surprise. In this comprehensive guide, we take you on a journey to the ideal home waxing experience. We share everything you need to know to master the art of waxing; why home waxing is a smart choice, how to prepare for a successful session, which waxing products are best for you, the techniques you need to master for perfect results, and how to care for your skin after waxing. Our goal is to help you enjoy silky smooth, hair-free skin, all in the comfort of your own home.


Before we delve deeper into the at-home waxing experience, let's take a look at why more and more people prefer at-home waxing:

  • Convenience of waxing at home: Waxing at home offers you the freedom to wax when it suits you, without the hassle and waiting times.
  • Privacy when waxing at home: Waxing sensitive parts? Waxing at home guarantees ultimate privacy.
  • Cost savings with at-home waxing: In the long run, it can be much more cost-effective than regular salon visits.
  • Complete control over home waxing: You are in control when it comes to your waxing process. You can choose specific products and techniques that suit you best.


Imagine being able to enjoy silky smooth, hair-free skin anytime, in the comfort of your own home. That's exactly what waxing at home offers you: the freedom to decide when and where you want to remove hair. This ultimate freedom is one of the most prized aspects of at-home waxing, and it's easy to see why more and more people are embracing this method.

Waxing at home gives you complete control over your hair removal process. No more hassle with making appointments at the salon and waiting for your turn. No uncomfortable moments while waxing sensitive parts, because you are in your own familiar environment. Additionally, at-home waxing offers significant long-term cost savings compared to regular salon visits.

This form of hair removal is not only convenient, but also adaptable to your needs. You have the freedom to choose specific products and techniques that suit you best. Whether you go for hard wax for sensitive areas or soft wax for larger surfaces, at-home waxing offers a flexibility and personalization that's hard to beat.

In the following chapters we will delve deeper into how to prepare for a successful waxing session, which waxing products are the best for you, and the essential waxing techniques you need to master for perfect results. We will also teach you how to optimally care for your skin after waxing, so that you can enjoy long-lasting silky soft, hair-free skin.


Thorough preparation is the key to a successful waxing session. Here are some steps you need to follow:

  1. Exfoliate: Start exfoliating at least a day in advance to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.
  2. Skin Preparation: Make sure your skin is clean and free of oils and lotions. This helps improve the effectiveness of the wax.


Home waxing offers a wide variety of waxing products to choose from. It is essential to select the right product that suits your needs and delivers the best results. Below we discuss some of the most common types of wax products and how to decide which is best for you.

  1. Types of wax products
  2. There are several types of wax products available for home use, each with its own unique properties.
  • Hard Wax: Hard wax, also known as film wax, is removed without strips. It is ideal for sensitive areas such as the face, armpits and bikini line. This wax adheres well to the hair, making it suitable for shorter hairs.
  • Soft Wax: Soft wax is applied using strips and is effective for larger surfaces such as legs, arms and back. It adheres to both the hair and the skin, causing thorough hair removal.
  • Sugar wax: Sugar wax is a natural option made from sugar, water and lemon juice. It is known for its soft and skin-friendly character. It can be applied repeatedly to the same spot without causing irritation.
  1. How to choose the right wax
  2. When choosing the right wax for you, you should consider some important factors:
  • Skin type: Consider your skin type when selecting a wax. If you have sensitive skin, a hypoallergenic wax may be the best choice.
  • Areas to Treat: Consider from which parts of your body you want to remove hair. Use hard wax for sensitive areas and soft wax for larger surfaces.
  • Personal Preference: Your personal preference also plays a role. Some people prefer the easy application of hard wax, while others prefer the speed of soft wax with strips.

By considering these factors, you can select the wax type that best suits your needs and preferences. Choosing the right product contributes to a successful and satisfying waxing session.


A waxing device is an indispensable tool for waxing at home. These devices vary in type, from warm wax devices to hard wax warmers, and offer numerous benefits. Designed for ease of use, they allow you to control the temperature, ensuring the wax melts evenly for a consistent and efficient waxing experience.


When waxing at home, mastering the right techniques is essential for a successful and comfortable waxing session. Below you will find detailed explanations of some essential waxing techniques you will need to master:


One of the most important techniques when waxing is applying the wax in the direction of hair growth. Here's how to perform this technique correctly:

  1. Applying the wax: Use a spatula or applicator to apply the wax evenly in the direction your hair grows. This ensures that the wax effectively coats and grips the hair.
  2. Let it solidify: Wait a few seconds so that the wax can solidify and get a good grip on the hair.
  3. Hold the skin tight: Use your free hand to hold the skin tight while you remove the wax.
  4. Remove the wax quickly: Remove the wax quickly and firmly against the direction of hair growth. Do this with confidence to ensure all hair is removed.


When using soft wax, wax strips are a useful tool. Follow these steps for an effective waxing session:

  1. Apply evenly: Apply the wax evenly to the area to be treated.
  2. Press down well: Place a wax strip firmly on the applied wax and rub it well so that it adheres properly to both the wax and the hair.
  3. Quickly remove: Hold the end of the strip and remove it quickly and parallel to the skin, against the direction of hair growth. Speed ​​is important here to keep pain to a minimum.
  4. Repeat the steps: Repeat these steps for each area you want to treat.


When using hard wax, there are specific steps you need to follow for successful hair removal:

  1. Let the wax solidify: Let the hard wax cool until it solidifies a bit, usually this takes a few seconds. You should be able to touch the wax with your fingers without it sticking to your hands.
  2. Lift the edge: Use your fingers to lift an edge of the solidified wax. Make sure you grab enough wax to get a firm grip.
  3. Remove quickly and forcefully: Remove the wax quickly and firmly against the direction of hair growth. It is important to act quickly to make the process as painless as possible.


A simple but effective technique is to stretch the skin while removing the wax. This not only reduces the discomfort, but also ensures that the hairs are gripped and removed better.


One strategy to apply and remove the wax evenly is to work in small, manageable sections. This prevents wax wastage and ensures the best results.

Take the time to practice these waxing techniques before beginning a full waxing session. Mastering these techniques will lead to a more effective and less painful waxing experience. Be patient and confident, and you will soon achieve the best results.


Taking care of your skin after waxing is just as important as the waxing session itself. By providing the right aftercare, you can minimize any irritation and ensure that your skin remains silky soft and healthy. Here are some valuable aftercare tips for your newly waxed skin:

  1. Soothing lotion or gel: After waxing, apply a soothing lotion or gel to the waxed areas. This helps hydrate the skin and soothes any redness or irritation. Look for products that contain aloe vera, chamomile or calendula, as these are known for their soothing properties.
  2. Avoid heat and sun: Do not go into a hot bath, sauna or sunbed immediately after waxing. Your skin is more sensitive after waxing, and exposure to heat and sun can cause irritation. Wait at least 24 hours before undertaking such activities.
  3. Wear loose clothing: Wear loose, breathable clothing after waxing to avoid friction and skin irritation. Tight clothing can cause discomfort on the waxed areas.
  4. Exfoliation: Start with mild exfoliation a few days after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs. Use a gentle scrub or exfoliating glove to remove dead skin cells and make hairs grow more easily.
  5. Hydration: Continue to hydrate your skin in the days after waxing. Hydration helps the skin recover and prevents dryness.
  6. Don't Pluck: Absolutely avoid plucking or shaving ingrown hairs. This can lead to infections and scarring. If you suffer from ingrown hairs, consult a professional for advice on how to remove them safely.
  7. Regular waxing sessions: Schedule regular waxing sessions to keep your skin smooth and hair-free. Depending on the hair growth rate, this may be every 4 to 6 weeks.

Taking care of your skin after waxing is essential to ensure that you can continue to enjoy silky soft, hair-free skin. Follow these aftercare tips and you'll find your skin stays healthy and glowing, ready for your next waxing session.


Now that you're well prepared for your at-home waxing adventure, let's take a look at the high-quality VRL Wax products you can use for an even better experience. Here are some of our top picks:

  • VRL Crystal Orange Wax Beans: Manufactured in Europe, these wax beans are hypoallergenic and perfume-free, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin. They provide effective hair removal and silky soft skin.
  • VRL Coconut Wax Beans: If you like a scented waxing experience, the VRL Coconut Wax Beans are a great option. They are hypoallergenic and not only provide effective hair removal, but also leave a wonderful coconut scent.
  • VRL Smart Wax device complete with Crystal Orange Wax Beans: Our Smart Wax device is specially designed for at-home waxing. The touchscreen and LED display allow you to adjust the temperature and settings to your liking. This set comes with the Crystal Orange Wax Beans for a complete waxing experience.
  • VRL Smart Wax device complete with Coconut Wax Beans: As an alternative to the Crystal Orange Wax Beans, our Smart Wax device also comes in a set with the delightful Coconut Wax Beans for a complete and fragrant waxing experience.
  • VRL Smart Wax Device: Our Smart Wax Device is specially designed for at-home waxing. The touchscreen and LED display allow you to adjust the temperature and settings to your liking. It comes in a set with the Crystal Orange or Coconut Wax Beans for a complete waxing experience.
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