|Sugar wax, finished cooking|
Miles away from my hometown, I recently bumped into my old neighbor who gave me her famed sugar wax recipe, and lo and behold- it was a keeper! This recipe is sticky enough to pull out hairs, but hard enough that it dries and doesn't stay on you... and works at cooler temperatures so you don't burn yourself or pull off layers of skin!
|Sugar mixture- not ready yet. Note it's still clear.|
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tsp lemon juice
1. Mix together water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small pot.
2. Heat on a high flame until the mixture boils.
|Now it's ready- note the golden color beneath the bubbles.|
Time to turn off the flame.
4. When cooked, pour into a microwavable container. A silicon baking dish is the best option because it is flexible and non stick and will allow you to work with the sugar wax more easily.
|Sugar wax, once the flame was turned off and|
bubbles disappeared. Ready to cool down.
6. Rub the sugar wax on your skin, let it cool and harden for a few seconds, then rip it up. (Here's a video of someone waxing. Her recipe is a terrible one though! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK0TOZoAp-8&feature=related)
|Spread in a silicon dish, cooled and ready to be used.|
(You can put the hairy sugar wax back in the microwave to remelt and reuse. It's ok!)
Sugar waxing must be done on cleaned and dried skin. Dead skin cells and or sweat will cause the wax to not work properly. You may want to rub the skin with a small amount of corn starch or baby powder before waxing for best results.
This wax will work on most hair types, from unwanted facial hair to arm or leg hair to bikini lines to underarm hair.
This will hurt a little bit, as it pulls hairs out by the roots, but it will take longer for the hair to grow back, so hair removal needs to be done less frequently. The more often you remove hair from the roots, the less sensitive your nerves will be to it.
If the wax is too sticky, stick it back in the pot to cook a little more.
What type of hair removal method do you use? Do you wax? Have you ever sugar waxed? Would you ever try it?