Say goodbye to painful waxing at a salon — now you’ll be able to wax in the comfort of your own home. I saw this awesome video and top knot and immediately needed to put it to the test. It turns out, sugar wax is a cheap and effective way to remove hair without messy papers and all of the ingredients for a DIY version are found in your kitchen. Once you find all of these ingredients, the possibilities are endless. Sugar wax can work on any part of your body. Here’s how I did it:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
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Step 1: Combine
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over heat, and mix well.
Step 2: Boil the contents
Bring the contents to a boil for 5 – 7 minutes until the wax turns a musky brown. Pour hot wax into a bowl — any type of container will do as long as it is not plastic — and let the wax cool for 7 – 10 minutes. You do not want to apply the wax while it is piping hot. The wax will be ready to apply once it is cool to the touch.
Step 3: Apply the wax
Find a clean surface that you desire to wax.
With a plastic knife or any type of safe applicator, like a Popsicle stick, scoop a generous amount of the wax out of the container, and lightly apply it to your designated area.
Step 4: Lift the edges
After the wax is applied, let it cool for a few more minutes.
Gently begin to lift the edges of the sugar wax on any corner of the application. You want to lift it enough so you can get a firm grip on the wax, to ensure easy removal.
Step 5: Wax away!
And that’s that! No messy waxing sheets.