How Do You Remove Hair Removal Wax From Everything? I Spilled It.


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Liam Orr Profile
Liam Orr answered
The safe, non-toxic way to remove melted-in wax is to freeze it, break it, and scoop it up. A vacuum cleaner can be used if it has been spilt on the carpet.

Wax as soft as body wax is hard to freeze, so ice cubes won't do it. The best method is to use wart-freezing spray. Coat the wax liberally with mineral oil or baby lotion. If these are not to hand, you can use talcum powder to keep the wax from sticking to everything else until you can get some. Scrub the oil off with a clean cloth and repeat the process until everything is cleaned up.

Hair removal wax is an effective method of removing large amounts of hair at one time. In this method, wax is warmed to allow it to be spread easily over the skin in the direction of hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the wax, which cools and firms up grasping the hair. The wax is then quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling the hairs out of the follicles.

Cold waxes are available usually attached to strips, which are patted onto the skin. Wax that is still left on the skin must be peeled or scratched off. Caution must be used when heating wax so as not to burn the skin.

For better results, sugar waxing is also a possibility. In this case, a thick sugary substance similar to caramel is spread on the skin in the direction of hair growth and the hair becomes embedded in the caramel. A cloth or paper strip is patted onto the caramel and then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling the hairs out of the follicles.

The advantage of this method over traditional waxing is the clean up. The sugar substance is water-soluble and can be removed easier than wax by rinsing with water.
Linda Arsenault Profile
Linda Arsenault answered
I used a product called Wax Off (available from Sallys haircare) and a plastic scraper to get the excess wax up. This takes a while so be patient. Then I used Oops (which is like goo be gone) to remove the remaining stickiness.  Removed the wax from the tile floor, wall, sink and cabinet without stripping the finish.
Sue Gill Profile
Sue Gill answered
Is it parafin wax or soy wax based--soy based would wash right out of cloth but I'm not sure if it's parafin based. Maybe some of the items like the bottles could go on the top rack of your dishwasher. Maybe you could scrap the floor with a plastic spatula that you would normally cook with
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Oil worked fantastic!
Swathi Rumalla Profile
Swathi Rumalla answered
Remove the Excess with the Plastic Spatula then apply oil to it and rub the oil over the surface and then after few mins scrap it of with the spatula..

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