Sugar wax and Sugaring is a scary notion to most amateurs, new to the waxing paradigm. Most people shy away from sugaring because of the fear of burning themselves with hot wax. But with some research and help, it is a better alternative to traditional waxing. Not only is sugar wax cheap, it is also devoid of all the chemicals that are used to make traditional wax.
The major upside to sugaring is that it far less painful than traditional waxing and it works well for all skin types. The traditional wax can peel off your skin if you have sensitive skin. But with sugar wax, there are no reasons to fear skin damages. It is easy to clean up as the wax completely dissolves in water and with lukewarm water, the effect is immediate.
How to make sugar wax:
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- Take a medium sized pot and add the three ingredients to the pot.
- Turn the burner to high and keep stirring the pot until the mixture dissolves.
- It is important to stir the mixture frequently. If the mixture is left unstirred, the sugar will burn and turn the mixture solid and unusable.
- When the mixture starts to boil, turn the burner to a medium while continuously stirring the mixture.
- Once the dissolved mixture becomes golden brown, take it off the heat and allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
- The consistency of the mixture should be that of a syrup. It is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water and heat it for a few more minutes until the desired consistency is reached.
How to apply the sugar wax:
There are two ways of using this mixture and both of them are equally effective.
Sugar wax mixture and wax strips:
- Take a small amount of the mixture when it is lukewarm and apply it to a small part of your skin
- Take a wax strip and gently press the strip onto the mixture.
- Pull the wax strip in the direction opposite to the hair growth.
- It is essential to pull the wax strip in the direction opposite to the hair growth as this will pull out the hair follicles and keep the hair from growing back for a prolonged period.
- In a similar manner, use the mixture to remove all the unwanted hair. Wash the waxed areas with lukewarm water to get rid of any residue.
Sugar wax balls:
- Take the mixture in a wooden spatula and roll it into a ball. The size of the ball can vary depending on the size of the area that needs to be waxed.
- Spread the ball onto the area you need to wax and spread it evenly on the area.
- The thickness should be half an inch thicker so that it can be pulled off the skin. If the mixture is spread too thinly, it will not come off easily.
- Pull the spread mixture in the opposite side of the hair growth.
- Use the rest of the balls to remove the remaining hair and wash the residue with lukewarm water.