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February 20, 2021

When assisting clients with their ordering needs, we are often asked what is the difference between muslin waxing material and non-woven waxing substrate.

Muslin is a woven material formed of 100% cotton yarns.  This is actually a stabilized fabric that is similar in appearance to that of pocketing found in blue jeans and dress pants. 

Non-woven products, on the other hand, are made from long-grain fibers that are spun together to create a surface or substrate similar to that of paper – in fact, the technology in the manufacture of both is quite similar. 

Muslin Waxing Strips

By its very nature, Muslin is the strongest and most durable material available for hair removal - even for the toughest, most coarse hair imaginable!

Muslin waxing strips work well on legs, eyebrows, upper lip, chin and facial areas.  Its inherent tensile strength makes it the “go to” product for estheticians where legs, eyebrows, upper lip and facial areas are concerned. 

At the same time, muslin’s non-abrasive finish allows for a more “forgiving” hair removal experience when it comes to those sensitive portions of the body. such as the bikini area and underarms.

In essence, muslin is easier to apply to the affected area than just about any non-woven substrate.

Non-Woven Waxing Strips

Non-woven waxing strips, on the other hand, are a more economical alternative to muslin, making salon and spa owners smile with the overall savings in depilatory material costs.    

While perhaps not quite as durable as its woven counterpart, non-woven products can still get the job done!

One cautionary aspect of fiber-formed materials is that non-woven products are typically a bit firmer to the touch than yarn-configured fabrics such as muslin.  As a result, non-woven products can sometimes prove a bit of a challenge when forming to certain angles and contours of the body.

Whether you choose muslin or nonwoven waxing strips, you can be assured of the highest quality at the best prices when you order from Pinky’s.