Saturday, July 31, 2021

How To Make Sugar Wax For Hair Removal At Home

Sugar waxing is an ancient form of hair removal that originated in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. 

During sugar wax hair removal, a sticky golden sugar paste made with four ingredients: lemon juice, salt, sugar, and water are heated together to form a candy-like consistency, then this is molded onto the area of skin where you would like to remove hair from, then gently removed with a fast flicking technique.

Some benefits of Sugar wax are:

It exfoliates the skin leaving it smooth and helping to reduce ingrown hair

It removes hair from the root

Hair grows back thinner and softer as opposed to shaving which causes hair to grow back coarser and thicker.

It does not cause ingrown hair

It is not as painful as regular waxing so it is a good alternative for those who do not like pain.

Ingredients Needed To Make Sugar Wax

- 1 cup white sugar

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- 2 tablespoons of water

- 1 teaspoon salt


You will also need

- a saucepan,

- a wooden spatula

- a ceramic bowl

- ice cubes, and a bowl of water (to make a cool water bath).


How To Make Sugar Wax For Hair Removal At Home

1. Place an empty ceramic bowl in an ice bath in your kitchen sink. This is to chill the bowl to handle the boiling sugar wax.

2. Add the sugar, salt, lemon juice, and water to a saucepan, and cook while stirring continuously.

3. When the sugaring wax starts boiling and foaming, reduce the heat, but keep stirring.

4. When it is golden brown, your hard sugar wax is ready. Make sure it does not start to bring out smoke as it means your wax paste is burning


5. Next, remove your saucepan from the stove, and pour the wax into your prepared bowl that’s still sitting in the ice bath.

6. Continue stirring the sugaring wax in the bowl with a spoon to help it cool faster. As it cools, it gets thicker.

8. Pinch a bit to check the temperature.

9. When it is warm enough to touch, the sugaring wax is ready for kneading.

How To Knead Your Sugar Wax

Wet your palms with cold water, and scoop the lump of hard sugar wax into your palm, then start pulling it apart and folding it back together.

As you knead, the wax gets cooler and may become sticky.

You will know your wax is well kneaded and ready for use when it is soft and a little sticky but not melting.

In conclusion, keep in mind that after sugar waxing, your skin might be more sensitive. So avoid direct contact with the sun and avoid hot baths as this could aggravate the skin.

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