DIY Sugar Waxing
In today’s article I’ll be talking about how to make sugar wax, its benefits and some tips and tricks, as well as why I personally prefer sugar waxing. Please keep in mind that although this article is about body hair removal, I am in no way stating that body hair removal is necessary or required. This article is for those who choose to remove it and would like to learn how to do it in the comfort of their own home. We don’t always have the luxury of going to a salon, so if you can learn to do it yourself, why not?
There’s only three things you need to make sugar wax at home- sugar, lemon and water. Now, the quantities depend on how much you need but I generally make small batches using 1 cup of sugar, ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of lemon! You can double the quantities according to your needs!
The instructions are simple enough, whisk all the ingredients together on high heat until the mixture boils, at which point you can lower the heat to medium and continue whisking until the mixture turns a golden brown and has the consistency of honey! The mixture can then be poured into another jar of your choosing and let out to cool until it is room temperature. And that’s all! If your mixture ends up being too loose, just heat it up some more. If it’s too hard, just add some hot water and mix. It’s that easy!
Grow your hair out to ¼-inch long. If it’s longer than ½ inch, you might have to trim it before applying the sugar wax for best results.
A few days before you use the sugar wax, it is recommended to lightly exfoliate the area and remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs for a cleaner result.
When you finally wax, make sure your skin is clean and dry, avoid wearing lotions or creams.
Cover the area you want to wax with baby powder and wear gloves before handling the sugar wax.
With sugar, the cooled paste is applied to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth but it is pulled quickly in the direction of hair growth. Additionally, since sugar only exfoliates the surface of your skin, it can be reapplied multiple times to the same area, unlike wax. This is also why people with sensitive skin prefer sugaring!
Waxing is much more methodical. It is applied in the same direction as hair growth and it’s removed in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Due to how it’s removed, some waxes can be harsh on skin and break shorter hairs instead of removing them from the root.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this article helpful! Stay tuned for my next one!