shin-bangCurious about your logic here.
Wax hydrates your base. Wax is wax. How does leaving cold temp wax on "dry it out" whereas the warm temp won't? In my mind they would be the same
not trying to be a jack, just wondering.
Cold weather waxes are very, very hard. If you leave them in long enough (i.e usually when they cool down from the iron temperature) they become practically impossible to effectively scrape off. Waxes aren't all about hydration. Warmer waxes have a softer texture, and slide more effectively in softer, moister snow. Colder waxes are harder, and slide better on the sharper, harder and colder snow. It can kind of be thought of as: if you have a big block of warm butter, and you slide a warm stick over it, it will glide over the surface. However, if you slide the warm butter over a piece of freezing sheet metal, it well catch and become grabby and not slide as well. The same can be said about the inverse. Two pieces of cold, smooth metal will slide against each other, but if you try to pull a cold metal sheet over a tub of butter, it won't slide as well. That's a really crude and not great analogy, but I hope it helps somewhat.
Because the colder temperature waxes are quite hard, they have less moisture in them. This is where the "drying out" can come from.