The "Little Less Painful" Sugar Wax
Waxing is not fun but like we have been taught since little girls… “beauty is pain”. I could never figure out what that meant until I waxed for the very first time. There were some tears and some colourful words flying around the room that day but in the end…totally worth it. And as much as we hate it and swear we are never going to do that to ourselves again, we somehow always find ourselves back for more waxing; it’s a cycle that can’t seem to get out of but waxing all the time, especially if you are planning to do leg waxing on top of a bikini wax and face wax, is that it can start to get costly and do we really want to start paying that much to get that done all the time? So, I started looking into home remedies and discovered a sugar wax that you could make at home. The benefit to a DIY sugar wax is that it’s more convenient, it’s a whole lot cheaper, and it tends to be a little less painful than regular waxing. You can make both a hard wax or soft wax that you use with strips, it just depends what you normally like to do but I’ll show you how you can make both.
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Wood applicator
- Glass jar
Start by adding the water, lemon juice and sugar into a small pot. Dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil.
For hard wax, cook for 5-7 minutes or until it’s a caramel/amber colour.
For soft wax, cook for 3-5 minutes or until it’s a honey colour.
Pour the wax into a glass jar and let it cool before using. Be very careful not to apply the wax when it is too hot because you WILL burn your skin.
Hard wax can be spread over the area with an applicator and then pulled off to remove the hair.
Soft wax can also be applied with an applicator over the area but then you will place a wax strip over top to be pulled off to remove hair.
Sugar wax is different than regular wax in that you always apply it against the hair growth and pulled off in the direction of the hair growth; that’s what makes it less painful.
Both ways are great but experiment and decide which method you prefer best. Next thing you know you are going to be waxing away and loving the money saved plus the convenience of taking care of this yourself.