Pampering yourself by visiting a waxing salon is good, but what when you can’t wait for a visit? If you want to skip the salon journey, waxing at home can be the best way to save money as well your time, mostly when you make your own homemade wax strips.
So here are some steps for preparing homemade wax strips:-
1- Melt the sugar
Add, sugar in a medium-heavy saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat, without stirring.
2- Stir in the honey and lemon juice with a wooden spoon
Continue stirring until the mixture has melted and has the consistency of pancake batter. If the mixture is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you have the right consistency.
3- Let the wax cool slightly before you use it
If you want to use the wax later, let it cool, then refrigerate it.
Process of using the wax
- Check the length of the hair that you want to remove.
० Your hair should be between 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch (3 mm and 6 mm) long.
० If your hair is too short, then the wax won’t pull the hair out by the roots.
० If your hair is too long, then you may feel a little discomfort.
- Prepare your strips of fabric.
० If you don’t have strips already, you can cut up or tear up a cotton or linen shirt.
० To fix frayed edges, sew around the edges of your strips with a sewing machine.
- Dust the area with baby powder before applying the wax.
० Baby powder or cornstarch will absorb body oils and moisture, allowing the wax to stick to the hair (not your skin), making the process much less painful.
- Apply the wax
० Using a wooden tongue depressor or a spatula, apply your homemade wax where desired. Apply the wax in the direction of hair growth.
- Press the fabric into the wax.
० Take a strip of cloth, place it on the wax, and smooth it in the direction of hair growth.
- Let the wax cool completely.
० Pull lightly on the bottom edge of your fabric strip to see if it sticks well enough.
- Remove the strip.
० Hold your skin tight by pulling it from a point underneath the edge of your fabric strip and pull the strip off against the direction of hair growth. Do this very quickly. Do not pull it off at a 90° angle.
Ques. Will it leave skin red?
Ans. Waxing may leave your skin red. To recover it apply some coconut oil or cream.
Ques. Can I use vinegar instead of lemon juice?
Ans. Lemon juice is best suitable for waxing as it gives a refreshing feel.
Ques. Are coffee filters good, instead of fabric?
Ans. Yes, they are good, cut them in whatever shape you like and use them.
Ques. What if I need the mixture to be thicker?
Ans. Double the amount of honey and sugar, to make the mixture thicker.
Ques. Can I use natural honey instead of honey?
Ans. Yes, natural honey is much better.