What is it?
Sugar wax is super easy to make at home and only needs three ingredients: sugar, lemon juice and water. This method of hair removal is becoming increasingly popular because it’s such a safe and natural wax with no added chemicals.
This wax is super easy and simple to make at home. The ingredients are all heated together until the consistency becomes candy-like. And once it’s cooled enough, it can be applied directly to the skin.
Why sugar wax?
With the wax being more natural and environmentally friendly, a lot of people are more drawn to this method of hair removal. Sugar waxing is also usually less painful than normal waxing. The reason for this is because the mixture does not adhere to the skin.
The main difference between sugar waxing and normal waxing is the direction in which the hair is pulled. With normal waxing, the wax is applied in the same direction as the hair is growing. It is then removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This method often causes hair follicles to break in half.
With sugar waxing, it is the opposite. The mixture is applied against the direction of the hair growth and then removed in the same direction of the hair growth. When removing the wax, do it with quick, small yanks.
What to do before sugar waxing
Whether you’re attempting a home session or going to an appointment, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
- In order to get the best result after sugar waxing, your hair needs to be at least 0.5 cm/0.25 inches long.
- Avoid tanning or applying retinoid creams for 24 -48 hours before sugar waxing
- Lightly exfoliate to remove dead skin cells before waxing. This will help prevent stray hairs from getting left behind.
Take a look at the below video for an excellent step-by-step tutorial on how to make homemade sugar wax: