Homemade Sugaring Wax Recipe | Remove Hair Naturally At Home – This sugar wax recipe is completely natural and can be used for all skin and hair types.
Patch Test Recommended.
Do a patch test to check for any sensitivity to any of the ingredients. You do not want to apply this directly to highly sensitive areas like the bikini line.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
You can store this sugaring wax for a year or more.
IS SUGAR WAXING SAFE FOR FACE
Sugar wax is comparatively very gentle and less painful so it is suitable for sensitive skin types too.
You can even wax areas like bikini line, underarms and upper lips.
Note that hard wax is better suited for sensitive and private areas.
WHEN DOES THE HAIR REGROW
It takes about 6-8 weeks for your hair to regrow.
The hair will gradually become thinner as you continue to wax.
SUGAR WAXING BENEFITS
No preservatives added
Gentle to the skin
Little to no chances of skin irritation and allergies
Less painful than store bought wax or salon waxing
Does not irritate the hair follicles
Prevents ingrown hair growth
Exfoliates and leaves your skin smooth
Long lasting results
Permanent reduction in hair growth
Hair length should be at least 1/4 inch long.
Exfoliate the skin 2-3 days before waxing, But definitely not the day before, the day of or the day after sugar waxing.
Cleanse the area of any residue (Makeup, creams/lotions/oil) before waxing for better hair removal.
If you are someone with PMS(Pre-menstrual syndrome), it is better to sugar wax after your period.
POST WAXING SKINCARE
Rinse the area with plain water, apply aloe vera gel to soothe and hydrate the skin.
Avoid touching the area often.
Skip exfoliating the skin for the next 48 hours.
Do not use lotions, creams, oils, deodorants, makeup or any other harsh products on the sugared area for next 2 days to avoid skin irritations.
Avoid hot showers and vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
SUGAR WAX INGREDIENTS
- Granulated Sugar – 1 cup
- Lemon Juice/Apple cider vinegar – 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoon)
- Water – 1/4 cup
You also need a butter knife or a popsicle stick to spread the wax onto your skin.
Cotton cloth cut into stripes or coffee filters.
Mix sugar, honey and lemon juice in a pan.
Place it on the stove on medium high heat and stir until it starts to boil.
Reduce the flame and stir it continuously.
Once the colour changes to that of honey, switch of the flame.
Pour the contents to another glass bowl.
Remember, the glass bowl/jar should be hot/warm or else it will crack or even shatter. Please be careful.
Let the wax cool down for 30-45 minutes.
Now you can use the wax since it is mildly warm or store it for later use.
If you have a candy thermometer, the temperature should be around 240-250 degrees to make soft wax.
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This is a product worth investing.
HOW DO YOU CHECK THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY?
Once the mixture starts to thicken, take a teaspoon of it and drip it in to a bowl of water.
If it holds its shape and sinks to the bottom, it is done.
Beginners or not, You may need to do this multiple times until you get the right consistency.
Do not judge the right consistency only based on the change in colour.
HOW TO APPLY SUGAR WAX?
Lightly dust baby powder or corn starch to the area you intend to wax. This is to remove excess moisture so that the wax will stick to the hairs well.
Spread the soft sugar wax in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION of hair growth.
Place a cotton strip or store bought strip on it and press down gently to smoothen it.
Once you feel that its sticking properly, quickly pull the stripes IN THE DIRECTION of hair growth.
Pull the skin tightly stretched before pulling the stripes off.
Apply pressure in the area for a few seconds by pressing with your fingers.
In short, You have to spread the warm sugar wax in the opposite direction of hair growth and pull the strip in the direction of hair growth. Important !!!
Pulling in the same direction of hair growth prevents ingrown hairs and there is also less chance of inflammation like, soreness, redness, rashes, bumps.
This is the reason why sugar waxing is better than the other waxing methods. It is certainly much gentler and hence, is suitable for even sensitive skin types.
SUGAR WAX WITHOUT LEMON
You can use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.
Any citric acid will work in preventing sugar crystallisation.
- Sugar – 1 Cup
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tablespoon
- Water – 2 tablespoons
IS LEMON NECESSARY FOR SUGAR WAX
You can make sugaring wax without using lemon but, lemon prevents crystallisation of the wax and helps maintain the consistency even after the wax cools down.
In simple words, lemon prevents the wax from becoming hard candy.
HOW TO USE SUGAR WAX WITHOUT STRIPES
- Granulated Sugar – 1 Cup
- Lemon Juice – 2 Tablespoon
- Water – 2 Tablespoon
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WAX WITH HONEY
- White Sugar – 1 Cup
- Honey – 2 Tablespoon
- Lime juice – 1 Tablespoon
- Water – 1 Tablespoon