Waxing is one of the safest ways of hair removal. The downside of waxing is that it is extremely painful and when you have sensitive skin, you might experience some unwanted reactions. Sugar Waxing is a little bit different than regular waxing and it is still painful but not as much.

What is Sugar Wax and How is it different from regular Wax?
Sugar Waxing has been around for ages and all it takes to make it is white sugar, water, and lemon juice. You don’t even need to use waxing strips or sticks to wax but they can be helpful at times. Sugar waxing is much cheaper than buying hair removal wax at the store. Sugar wax is also extremely easy to clean up and the wax itself dissolves with water, and dissolves even quicker with warm water.

Steps to sugarwax

2 cups White Sugar
1/4 cup Lemon Juice (preferably bottled)
1/4 cup water
Add all of the ingredients in a pan and mix together with a wooden spoon
Turn on high heat and watch it until it starts to get really foamy/bubbly
Reduce to medium heat and continuously stir
Cook until wax is a medium golden brown (can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes)

Step 6: You want it to lightly produce bubbles but if it starts bubbling up then lower the heat a bit and make sure you constantly stir

Step 7: Once it starts to get golden in color turn off heat and take a spoon full of wax and put it in your fridge to test consistency (once its cooled it should be thicker than honey) (you should be able to put it in your hand and roll it around) If its still too runny or sticky bring back to medium low heat for a few more minutes and test again (You also don’t want it to burn because it will completely solidify when cooled)

Step 8: Once you have the right consistency pour into a bowl and allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Just check on it after 30 minutes and if it still is too warm or hot wait a bit longer.

Step 2: Add water

Step 3: Add Lemon Juice

Step 4: Stir and Turn on High Heat


How to Apply
Using a butter knife, Spoon, Your hands, or a thick wooden popsicle stick; scoop out a glob of wax and roll into a ball (for legs I generally make a golf ball size wax ball) (but for smaller areas you would need less)

Press the ball onto area you need to wax and using your palm and fingers, or using a popsicle stick flatten out the wax over the area you are waxing, until the wax is about 1/4″ thick,

If you choose to use waxing strips; apply sheet over the wax and quickly rub back and forth over the waxing strip while applying some pressure (heat from friction is key)

Take a deep breath; then pull! (you should be able to pull the wax off with your fingers if you are not using a waxing strip)

You can reroll the same wax you just used and apply again or you can start a new one. *I usually re-use the same one 3-4 times* (If you do use the waxing sheets you wont be able to reuse the wax.


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