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bis Lotte Lindgren auf Sep 14, 2023

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Hair wax is an indispensable styling product when it comes to creating the perfect balance between hold and shine in your hair. But with so many different types of hair wax on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your particular hair type and style. In this blog post, we will guide you through everything you need to know about hair wax - from what it is, how to choose the right type for your hair and tips for styling with hair wax. We will also give you advice on how to easily remove the wax again without difficulty.

Table of contents

What is hair wax?

Hair wax is a popular hair styling product used to create hold and shine in the hair. There are different types of hair wax on the market. The hair wax can be particularly effective for people with thick hair , as it helps to control frizz and give definition to locks. By finding the right balance between hold and shine, the hair wax can give a professional result all day long.

How does hair wax work?

Binders and the consistency of the wax play a decisive role in how hair wax works. Hair wax typically contains polymers as a binder that help give hold and structure to the hair. The thickness of the wax also affects its ability to hold the hairstyle in place.

Hair wax works by means of binding agents and its consistency, which gives hold and structure to the hair. The wax can also be affected by temperature, with some products becoming more flexible when heated. The effect of hair wax also varies based on different hair types, so it is important to choose the right wax for your individual needs and desires for your hairstyle.

Temperature can also affect hair growth. Some products become easier to work with when heated, as they become more flexible and easier to distribute in the hair. This can be useful especially when using thick or stiff wax.

The effect of hair wax also varies based on different hair types. Some people need a lightweight wax to avoid weighing fine hair down, while others find more success with a more robust wax for thick hair. It is important to choose the right type of wax based on your individual needs and desires for your hairstyle.

Different types of hair wax

Light hold wax is ideal for natural styling and provides easy control and movement to the hair. The medium hold wax is perfect for a flexible hairstyle that can be shaped and styled as needed. If you want a structured look, then the strong hold wax is the right product for you.

  • Light hold wax for natural styling
  • Medium hold wax for flexible hairstyle
  • Strong hold wax for a structured look

Choose the right hair wax for your hair

To achieve the perfect balance between hold and shine, it is important to choose a hair wax with the right hold factor. A light to medium hold factor works well with shorter hair types, while a stronger hold factor is ideal for longer or thicker hair. In addition, you can give your hair extra shine by choosing a hair wax with a suitable shine factor.

Hair type also plays an important role in choosing hair wax. If you have fine or thin hair, consider a lightweight formula to avoid the weighed down look. On the other hand, people with curly or unruly hair may benefit from a more holding wax for better control.

When it comes to application techniques, it can be helpful to warm the wax slightly between your palms before application for easier distribution and styling. Also always remember to work the product thoroughly throughout your hair and focus especially on the areas where you want the most definition and shape.


Understanding the hold factor is crucial to finding the right hair wax. Hold factor indicates how long the durability of the wax lasts in the hair. Choose a hair wax based on the desired hold and pay attention to products with different strengths such as light, medium or strong hold. To adjust the hold factor as needed, you can use smaller amounts of wax for a softer hold or more amounts for a stronger hold.

Choosing hair wax based on desired shine is also important to consider. Some waxes give a natural matte finish, while others add more shine to your hair. Think about your personal preference and what style you want to achieve when choosing your hair wax.

Tips for adjusting both the hold and shine factor include, among other things, combining different types of wax together or using the product in damp hair rather than dry hair for better control over the result.

Gloss factor

The importance of shine in hair wax cannot be underestimated. The right level of shine can make a big difference to your hair, giving it a polished and well-groomed appearance. When choosing hair wax, it is important to find the right balance between hold and shine that suits your hair type. If you prefer lower gloss types, there are also alternatives available to achieve the desired effect.

The hair type

Identifying your hair type is essential to finding the right hair wax. Thin and fine hair needs a lightweight wax with medium hold and natural shine. For thick and frizzy hair, a stronger wax with extra hold, but still with shine, is recommended. Your hair type defines the 'go-to' types of hair wax you should consider.

Adapting and experimenting with different products based on your hair type allows you to achieve the desired result. Try a matte wax for greasy or oily hair to reduce shine without weighing it down. If your hair is dry or damaged, you can try a wax with nourishing ingredients such as argan oil or shea butter to moisturize and protect your hair while styling.

Application techniques

Differences between product application methods such as finger styling, comb or brush application. Finger styling gives a more natural look with flexible hold, while comb or brush use ensures a more precise and controlled application.

Step-by-step instructions for applying and styling with hair wax. Start with a small amount of wax in the palms of your hands and spread it evenly through the hair by massaging it into the roots. Then shape the hairstyle as desired using your fingers or styling tools.

Benefits of proper application technique and how to avoid excess wax. Correct application ensures optimal durability and shine without weighing the hair down. Avoid excess wax by using only the amount needed and gradually adding more as needed to avoid overloading the hair.

Tips for styling with hair wax

1. Choose the right amount: Start with a small amount of hair wax to avoid overloading your hair. Add more as needed.

2. Distribute the product evenly: Use your fingers or a comb to distribute the hair wax evenly throughout the hair so that you achieve a uniform look.

3. Avoid over-application: Do not apply too much wax at once as it can make your hair appear greasy and heavy.

4. Test different styles: Experiment with different hairstyles and techniques to find the style that best suits your personality and face shape.

5. Combine hold and shine: If you want a more natural look, you can mix a medium-hold wax with a shine-giving cream or spray.

6. Use the right tools: A comb or brush can be useful for shaping and managing your hair after waxing. A wide-toothed comb will often be a good choice here.

Always remember to read the instructions on your products carefully before use and wash off the wax properly after styling - this will help you achieve the best result!


Wash hair thoroughly before applying hair wax. Be sure to remove all dirt and product residue for best results. Dry your hair lightly with a towel before using the hair wax to avoid excess moisture. Brush or comb your hair gently to remove any knots so that the product can be distributed evenly throughout the hair.


  • Take a small amount of the hair wax and warm it between your hands
  • Distribute the wax evenly throughout the hair by working it in from the roots to the tips
  • Use your fingers or a comb to style and shape the hair as desired

Finishing touch

Use extra wax on specific areas for more hold and definition. A small amount can create structure and shape the hair according to your wishes. You can also use a blow dryer to dry and set the style if needed. Finish with a light coat  of hairspray  to give extra hold all day long.

If you want more hold or definition in your hair, you can apply extra wax to certain areas. This allows you to create precise styles and maintain them throughout the day. If your hairstyle needs a little help staying in place, use a blow dryer to gently dry the hair and set the style. Finally, you can finish with a light layer of hairspray for extra hold without weighing the hair down.

How to remove hair wax

If you want to remove hair wax from your hair, you can follow these simple steps. First, wash your hair well with shampoo to dissolve the wax's hold. Massage the shampoo into the hair and rinse thoroughly. Then you can use a balm or conditioner to restore moisture and softness to the hair. It may be a good idea to use a scalp brush to remove all product residue from the scalp. Try our Deep Scalp Brush here!

After cleaning the hair, it is important to dry it carefully with a towel to avoid damaging the structure. Do not use hot water or aggressive rubbing during the drying process as this can make the hair more vulnerable.

How to effectively remove hair wax from your hair using these steps: (1) Wash with shampoo, (2) Use conditioner or conditioner as needed, and (3) Dry gently with a soft towel without hot water or aggressive rubbing.

Trin-for-trin guide

Choose the right hair wax for your hair type by identifying whether you have thick, thin, curly or straight hair. Prepare your hair by washing it thoroughly with an appropriate shampoo and conditioner to remove product residue and build-up. Apply the hair wax evenly and in appropriate amounts by rubbing it between your palms and then distribute it through your hair from roots to ends. Style your hair as desired with the help of the hair wax, using your fingers or a comb to shape and define your locks the way you want them.

Cleaning the hair

Use a mild shampoo to remove excess wax from the hair. Massage the shampoo into the scalp and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat the process if necessary to ensure all wax is removed.

  • Choose a mild shampoo without sulfates
  • Use your fingertips to massage the shampoo into the scalp
  • Rinse hair thoroughly with warm water after cleansing

Post processing

Add a conditioner or conditioner to restore moisture and nourishment to your hair. This will leave your hair soft and healthy. Finish with a styling spray or serum for extra shine and protection.

  • Use a moisturizing balm or conditioner
  • Massage the conditioner/conditioner into the hair from root to tip
  • Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off
  • Then apply a styling spray or serum
  • Distribute the product evenly over the entire hair
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