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HOW TO: SUGAR WAXING | 2 Methods (soft+hard) to DIY for Smooth Legs + Underarms!

posted in Skin & Body
11/02/2016
  • Unlike regular waxing, sugaring doesn’t remove the top layer of skin, along with the hair, making for a more pleasant waxing experience. Plus, it’s all natural + made with simple household ingredients! 
    Unlike regular waxing, sugaring doesn’t remove the top layer of skin, along with the hair, making for a more pleasant waxing experience. Plus, it’s all natural + made with simple household ingredients! 
  • The first type is called soft sugar wax*
+ is amber in color, sticky + a little thicker than the consistency of honey. It’s a bit messy when you’re first learning how to use it, but after some practice it isn’t too bad to deal with.

*I prefer soft sugar wax because, for me, it seems easier to use this type of wax with the strips. To be fair, I've only tried to other type (hard sugar wax) once, + it was after I'd been using soft wax for several months ~ so, maybe I didn't give it a fair chance. 
    The first type is called soft sugar wax*
    + is amber in color, sticky + a little thicker than the consistency of honey. It’s a bit messy when you’re first learning how to use it, but after some practice it isn’t too bad to deal with.

    *I prefer soft sugar wax because, for me, it seems easier to use this type of wax with the strips. To be fair, I've only tried to other type (hard sugar wax) once, + it was after I'd been using soft wax for several months ~ so, maybe I didn't give it a fair chance. 


  • SUPPLIES + INGREDIENTS |

(+) 1 cup sugar
(+) ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
(+) ¼ cup of water
(+) Non-stretchy cloth strips (I've used old handkerchiefs) 

NOTE | you MUST use an acid in sugar waxing recipes to get the right consistency. Without it, the sugar will not be pliable or sticky enough to pull out the hair ~ don’t skip it!
The recipe makes 1 batch of sugar wax which is enough to wax both legs below the knee + underarms. Depending on how much hair you have, this may or may not be enough for you. 
    SUPPLIES + INGREDIENTS |

    (+) 1 cup sugar
    (+) ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
    (+) ¼ cup of water
    (+) Non-stretchy cloth strips (I've used old handkerchiefs) 

    NOTE | you MUST use an acid in sugar waxing recipes to get the right consistency. Without it, the sugar will not be pliable or sticky enough to pull out the hair ~ don’t skip it!

    The recipe makes 1 batch of sugar wax which is enough to wax both legs below the knee + underarms. Depending on how much hair you have, this may or may not be enough for you. 

  • If the wax hardens too much, simply microwave the wax for 20 seconds + check the consistency. You can also put the pyrex measuring cup in a hot water bath for a few minutes to re-soften the wax.
    If the wax hardens too much, simply microwave the wax for 20 seconds + check the consistency. You can also put the pyrex measuring cup in a hot water bath for a few minutes to re-soften the wax.
  • To clean your strips, simply add them to a bowl of water as you finish using them. The sugar wax with rinse right out! Toss your strips in the dryer with your clothes or lay them out to dry + save them for your next waxing.

I've used old t-shirts, old handkerchiefs-- you just don't want anything too thick. 
    To clean your strips, simply add them to a bowl of water as you finish using them. The sugar wax with rinse right out! Toss your strips in the dryer with your clothes or lay them out to dry + save them for your next waxing.

    I've used old t-shirts, old handkerchiefs-- you just don't want anything too thick. 
  • The second type of sugaring is known as hard sugar wax + is meant to be thicker, darker, + pliable in your hands. The acid from the lemon juice is what gives this wax its texture + stickiness.
    The second type of sugaring is known as hard sugar wax + is meant to be thicker, darker, + pliable in your hands. The acid from the lemon juice is what gives this wax its texture + stickiness.
  • INGREDIENTS | 
(+) 2 cups of sugar
(+) 
¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
(+) 
¼ cup of water
INSTRUCTIONS | w(1) Begin by bringing all of the ingredients to a boil, then simmer the mixture for 6-7 minutes.(2) Pour the wax into a pyrex measuring cup to prevent any accidents.(3) Allow the wax to cool for 20-25mins + then test the consistency. The wax should be quite thick + easy to mold in your hand. Check the video (at the end) to see what I mean!
    INGREDIENTS | 
    (+) 2 cups of sugar
    (+) 
¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
    (+) 
¼ cup of water
    INSTRUCTIONS | w(1) Begin by bringing all of the ingredients to a boil, then simmer the mixture for 6-7 minutes.(2) Pour the wax into a pyrex measuring cup to prevent any accidents.(3) Allow the wax to cool for 20-25mins + then test the consistency. The wax should be quite thick + easy to mold in your hand. Check the video (at the end) to see what I mean!

  • THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE 2 TECHNIQUES I WILL DESCRIBE IN THIS TIP: Hard + Soft Sugar Waxing!
  • Check out the video on the next slide for more info!

Happy waxing! :) 
    Check out the video on the next slide for more info!

    Happy waxing! :) 

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