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Are you interested in a homemade hard sugaring wax recipe?
This sugar wax recipe doesn’t require strips for hair removal.
The sugar paste is thick enough to stick to and remove hair with less pain. And the result is a smooth skin you’d be happy with for weeks.
So in this post, I’ll show you how to make sugar wax, how to wax for better results, how to reheat wax, and other helpful tips you need to know about sugar waxing.
Let’s get started.
How To Make Sugar Wax
If you are too busy to read, you can pin the pictures for later, or watch the video.
Otherwise, follow the steps below.
Sugar wax ingredients
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon salt
And a few kitchen tools.
- a saucepan,
- a wooden spoon,
- a ceramic or pyrex bowl,
- ice cubes, and a bowl of water (to make a cool water bath).
1.Place an empty pyrex or ceramic bowl in an ice bath in your kitchen sink. This is to chill the bowl to handle the boiling sugar wax.
2. Then add the sugar, salt, lemon juice, and water to a saucepan, and cook on the stovetop, stirring continuously.
3. When the sugar wax starts boiling and foaming, reduce the heat, but keep stirring.
4. Keep watching it. When it is golden brown, your hard sugar wax is ready. (If you notice smoke, it means your wax paste is burning).
5. Next, remove your saucepan from the stove, and pour the wax into your prepared bowl that’s still sitting in the ice bath.
6. Continue stirring the wax in the bowl with a spoon to help it cool faster. As the wax cools, it gets thicker.
8. Pinch a bit to check the temperature. Be careful not to burn your fingers.
9. When it is warm enough to touch, the sugaring wax is ready for kneading.
How to knead hard sugar wax
- Wet your palms with cold water, and scoop the lump of DIY hard sugar wax into your palm, then start pulling it apart and folding it back together.
- Just play with it for a bit as you do with slime.
- As you knead, the wax gets cooler and may become a tad sticky.
- Your wax is well kneaded and ready for use if it is soft, a little sticky but not melting.
- Now divide your DIY sugar wax into portions for one-time use or store everything in a tight lid container.
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How to use sugar wax
First, prep the things you need before you begin sugaring. Since this a hard sugaring wax, you don’t need strips.
But make sure you have other things listing below.
- Paper towel folded, to dab sweat off your skin especially the bikini area while waxing.
- Talcum powder to soak up excess oil in your underarms, legs, and arms.
And other things you’d need for your post-wax care.
- Before we continue, I want you to know that you can achieve a Brazillian wax at home with this DIY sugar wax recipe.
- First things first, make sure your skin is free from moisture or oil before you apply your sugar wax.
- Apply baby powder to the area you want to wax. And keep it within reach to use more when needed.
- If you are waxing your private parts, please don’t use talcum powder, use paper towels instead.
- Fold several pieces of paper towel to dab off sweat and blood. Sometimes you bleed when sugar waxing, especially in the bikini area.
- Next, knead a piece of wax with wet fingers until it is soft and a bit sticky.
- Then pull your skin taut and apply the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth, and with one swift move in the other direction, pull out the hairs.
- Don’t spend time thinking about the pain. It would hurt anyway, so get it over with as quickly as you can.
- Place your palm on the spot to soothe the pain.
- Repeat the same process until you have waxed out all the hairs.
- Make sure to follow with post-waxing care.
How to store DIY sugar wax
Lightly grease your container before putting the wax in it. This makes it easy to get the wax out when you need it.
Your homemade hard sugar wax will stay preserved for weeks – in an air-tight container – in the fridge or even on your countertop.
How to reheat your hard sugaring wax
If your hard sugaring wax is in a glass jar, you can reheat it in the microwave for 5 – 10 seconds or more. It depends on the amount of wax in the jar.
For plastic containers that are not microwave-safe, place the container in a warm water bath to heat slowly.
Reheating sugar wax in warm water takes a lot of time, so make sure you always store sugar wax in a microwave-safe glass container.
Common questions about sugaring wax
Can you sugar wax pubic hair?
Yes, hard sugar wax works well for sugaring pubic hair, underarms, legs, arms, even chin.
Like I mentioned earlier, use several folds of paper towel to soak up the sweat when sugar waxing your pubic area, instead of talcum powder.
Can you do a Brazilian wax with hard sugar wax?
You can get a full Brazillian or Hollywood wax with hard sugar wax at home.
Whenever I sugar wax at home, I do a full Brazillian because I would leave no stone unturned.
Which is better? Pubic hair shaving or sugaring
Once you know how to sugar wax, you’d see that pubic hair sugaring is way better than shaving.
Because sugar hair removal gives you a smooth finish, and you stay hair-free for weeks, unlike shaving that lasts only a week and causes bumps, ingrown hairs, or even worse, darkens your skin.
Can the hair be too long for wax hair removal?
Yes, the hair can be too long for waxing. The ideal length of hair before waxing is ¼ of an inch.
If it is longer than this, then it may not wax out properly, cause hair breakage and pain.
But you can trim it before waxing.
I’ve never trimmed hair before sugar waxing, but I know people do.
Does waxed hair grow back thinner?
After sugar wax hair removal, the new hair growth is usually lighter. And for someone with coil-like thick hair, sugaring has softened and thinned my hairs out.
Is DIY sugar waxing easy?
First-time at-home sugaring is may be difficult. But it also depends on your pain threshold.
My first time sugar waxing, I felt the pain in my brain. Lol.
And because I wasn’t consistent, I felt that way several times.
But if you sugar wax every four weeks, you’d get used to it. And realize it’s not as painful as regular spa wax.
Can you sugar wax yourself?
Yes, you can do a sugaring hair removal yourself. Start with your underarms to test your pain threshold before moving to the bikini area.
I make my own wax for sugaring hair removal at home.
Why sugar paste doesn’t stick to the skin
Here are a few reasons why your hard sugar wax won’t stick to your skin:
- The wax wasn’t kneaded enough – try to knead it with wet fingers to soften and make it sticky.
- Also, sugar wax will not stick if the skin is wet – make sure your skin is thoroughly dry before applying the wax.
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Boom! Sugaring wax for hair removal
There you go! Homemade hard sugar wax for sugaring hair removal at home.
It is very cheap, and it would give you a Brazillian wax at home.
Remember to follow with post-waxing care to achieve the best results.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I will be more than happy to help you.
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