Can I Melt Hair Removal Wax in The Microwave? (Is it Safe)

A professional may have all the correct equipment for waxing, but do we need the professional tools to heat up wax from home. 

Do you really need a wax warmer? 

This is where the questions come rolling in, can you melt wax in the microwave?

Is it SAFE? 

What about heating the hair removal wax on the stove? Would this work. 

The Microwave can be used to melt hair removal wax without a wax warmer, this will do exactly the same as your wax warmer would. Just pour your desired quantity of beads into a clean microwavable bowl and put it in for a minute at a time to keep an eye on when the wax has melted. 

Be sure to continue to read our full guide for all our hacks and tips on waxing with your products from home and not having to worry about having the professional tools for you to wax correctly and safely from home. 

How to Melt Hair Removal Wax Correctly

With the many different methods, you could use to melt your hair removal body wax, your need to follow these requirements to melt it safely. 

Uniform Heat – 

Uniform heat is essential to achieve effective performance from your wax. Unfortunately, wax that isn’t heated uniformly may start to crack and go brittle making waxing pretty impossible to work. 

We would recommend stirring the wax every now and again to make sure the temperature stays even throughout the melting process. 

The Correct Temperature-

Depilatory wax needs to be heated to a temperature between 65-70°C, this is the optimal working temperature. Any lower than this and your wax may not work as intended, any higher and there is a chance you could burn yourself.

If you’re using microwaves to melt your wax, stop every 30 seconds to give it a mix and check the temperature. If you don’t have a thermometer to hand, dip a clean finger in the wax, it should feel warm but not too hot.

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Depilatory waxes

Constant Warmth –  

In the salon, your wax would stay constantly warm from being inside a wax warmer. But if you are working from home and doing a DIY wax at home you need to figure out a way to keep your wax warmer. 

If your wax starts to go cold in the process of your waxing then you will start to lose workability and then it won’t be able to do its job. Maybe try boiling some water and resting your pot of already melted wax inside to keep the temperature going to keep it melted. 

Can I Melt All Types Of Wax in the Microwave?

Not all types of wax can go in the microwave to be melted. So be sure to know the difference before putting your hair removal wax into the microwave. 

Be sure to remember you CANNOT put soft wax cans in the microwave. The metal tin and the type of wax it is it’s just not recommended to be heated up unless you are using a wax warmer. 

Alternatively, you can heat up regular hard wax beads in the microwave, as long as you have the PATIENCE. You just need to melt it a handful at a time to make sure it fully melts all the way through to be able to use it on your skin. 

Steps to Melt Wax in a Microwave

Learn how to melt hair removal wax in the microwave correctly, and safely without causing any explosions along the way (You can do this, I believe in you). 

  1. First the most important step is preparation. You need to prepare some items to make sure you are safely melting the wax. You will need; a resistant glass or a plastic container, an apron, a spatula, and paper towel to protect your work area. 
  1. Now you have the correct equipment, you will need estimate or weigh out the amount of beads of wax you are going to need for your waxing session. This will all depend on how lare the area is you are waxing. Now put your wax beads into your container. 
  1. The next step is very IMPORTANT – you must turn down your microwaves power wattage to around 10 – 20 %, as most microwaves would just by default be on full power at all times. But if you left it on full power you would just burn the wax not actually melt it.
  1. Now you can put the container with the wax beads in the microwave, making sure you place it on the side rather than in the middle. Be sure to avoid putting a lid on the container.
  1. Set the timer to ten seconds, be sure to stir it a bit in between every 10 seconds; this will help conduct heat evenly. Repeat the previous step as many times as necessary to get the correct wax consistency which should be runny. 

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Should I Get a Wax Warmer?

There are many benefits you would gain by purchasing a wax warmer. If you are working in a professional environment then it’s an absolute must you will need a wax warmer to be able to work in your salon waxing. 

Usually, professional wax warmers are a lot bigger with larger capacities for wax beads. Whereas if you are searching for one to use from home a small portable one would work perfectly. These are available for under £40 and are well worth the purchase. 

Take a look at our recommended wax warmer which is great value for money and easy to use. You will not be disappointed with the AEVO wax warmer kit

What about Microwavable Waxes?

Microwavable waxes are convenient and easy to use. They have been designed for microwave use, so they get the perfect temperature quickly. 

We strongly recommend trying a microwavable wax called Mylee Rose Soft wax which is perfect and easy to use in your microwave to wax from home. 

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Hopefully, our guide has helped you understand although you can use a microwave to melt your wax, you need to follow the correct instructions to make sure you safely melt them in the microwave. 

It’s also essential you use the correct prep with the right tools and the correct wattage when melting the wax in the microwave. If you cant get on with using a microwave to melt the wax then you can easily purchase a wax warmer on a budget. 

What did you think of our guide on can I melt hair removal wax in the microwave?. If there are any further questions we would love to hear from you.

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