Wax is essential for soft hair to be styled softly. However, not just any wax will do. If you choose the wrong wax or use it incorrectly, you may have to spend the entire day with flat hair. Here are some tips for those with soft hair when choosing a wax and how to style it.
Choose a hard type that can hold style firmly.
Natural waxes used to create movement at the ends of the hair are not suitable for styling soft hair. When choosing a wax for soft hair, choose a hard wax that will hold the hair firmly in place. If you have soft but straight style hair, you can use a medium type wax that is a little softer, but if you use “for straight hair,” it will be flat because it contains too much water.
Incidentally, “matte type” waxes, which do not produce the so-called “shine” when styling, are also becoming popular these days. This is also suitable for styling soft hair if it has good holding power, so please check them out.
Wax is applied to completely dry hair.
When wax is applied to wet hair, the moisture is coated by the wax and remains in place. In this state, no matter how softly you style your hair, it is bound to fall flat by the time lunchtime arrives.
Another problem with wet hair is that it is easy to apply too much wax. If you wet your hair while fixing your sleeping habit, even if it’s a hassle, dry it completely with a hair dryer before applying wax.
Avoid waxes with fibers
If you look at waxes in drugstores, you will probably notice that many of them say “contains fiber. Fiber-containing waxes are popular because they are stretchy and easy to rework for styling, but they should be avoided if you have soft hair.
The reason for this is that most of them do not have the holding power to keep hair lifted like hard types, and the weight of the fiber = fiber itself tends to crush the hair. If you must use it, you can use it only on the ends of your hair, but be careful not to apply too much.
Wax on fingertips is not acceptable.
The basic principle of wax styling for soft hair is to “add volume at the roots and let air in between the hair. It is tempting to put wax on your fingertips, but if you put wax on your fingers, you will end up with uneven styling. Apply the wax to the palm of your hand, then add volume by inserting your fingers into the hair from the inside, and finally pinch the waxed hair with your fingers to form an outline.
Spray + wax when it’s hard to get volume.
If you find that your style does not hold even with a hard type wax, you can try using a hairspray in combination with it. If you try to harden the hair at the end of styling, the weight of the spray may cause the volume to drop, so we recommend using the spray as a base. Hold hair up and apply a hard type spray all over from the inside, then start styling with wax.