Starting to get hairy? Tired of all the ingrown hairs on your private parts or legs? Girl, we are headed into summer, you have to take care of it now!
So how do you get over the pain of self-hair removal?
Think of it like this: does it hurt when you pop a zit? Yes. Does it “feel better” when the zit is out of your face? Yes.
Think of waxing yourself like popping a zit. Visualize the end goal, focus your energy on after the removal, not during. Breathing helps some people, but nothing will hurt as much as hairless skin will feel!
First you want to get your tools together: A teaspoon measuring spoon, a measuring cup, a stirring spoon (this can be just a normal spoon), sugar, lemon juice, water and a saucepan. You may also want to prepare a dish to keep this sugar wax paste in, it needs to be airtight. But if you plan on using it right away, there is no need for this tool.
Don’t worry about the ingredients your putting together in the saucepan, you will not ruin it!
Now you want to measure 2 teaspoons of water, and two teaspoons of lemon juice directly. I’ve found that mixing the liquid first is better but maybe that’s just me!
Now you want to put 1 cup of the white sugar into the saucepan and turn on the heat over your stove.
The heat needs to be HOT! Make sure you keep stirring the ENTIRE TIME! As the liquid starts to get really hot, stir frequently until it starts to turn golden brown.
Turning on the overhead light over your stove will help to see the color change.
As the liquid changes colors, it will still stay very “liquid” meaning that it will not feel hard.
This is the most important part, you’ll want to let it sit or 30 minutes. This is the part where the wax starts to form, so you don’t need to stir it anymore, but make sure you take it off the heat.
After 30 minutes have gone by, you’ll know it’s ready when you can yank a good chunk out of the pan and it’s still warm. You can dip your fingers into water if it’s really sticky.
Now you want to massage the wax, flipping it over in your hands and keeping it warm but also cooling it down.
Once it’s the consistency of hard puddy, that is still moldable, it’s ready to use.
First drag the puddy the growth direction of your hair. Now, FOCUS ON THE RESULTS, and quickly FLIP the puddy against the hair.
The sugar wax can be used over and over dragging and flipping dragging and flipping. Until all your hair is removed.
Continue until you have removed most of the course hairs, then go back with a tweezer to get the small tiny pins of hair that have been revealed.
Should your wax become too sticky, you can do one of two things to get it off. The first way is just shower it off, it’s sugar so it will melt really quick off of your skin. The second way, you can use a dish cloth to stick onto the area where sugar is stuck, then quickly rip the cloth away. This is also a good method to use if your sugar wax did not turn out very hard.
The first time you make the wax you may run into the consistency problem, but it’s easy to navigate once you’ve done it at least twice.
Use this method once every 2-4 weeks to have hair free skin!