Sugaring is a process of hair removal that a lot of middle eastern women do. It makes use of all natural ingredients: sugar, water, and lemon juice. You can make your own or buy a paste. I bought my sugaring paste from Amazon ($16) because I feel like I would definitely mess that up!
I got the medium consistency paste because you don’t have to buy wax strips to use that paste. The hard sugaring paste is for thick hair (like for a brazilian wax) and the soft paste is for use with wax strips.
Making Your Own Paste
You basically combine the ingredients together (sugar, water, lemon juice) in a sauce pan. When it starts to bubble, reduce the heat and then wait for the mixture to turn into a golden amber color.Then remove it from the heat and let it cool.
If you want to try making your own, here’s a recipe.
I wanted to try sugaring because I’m a big punk and I saw on google that sugaring is less painful than waxing. The only experience I’ve had with waxing is the GiGi wax strips from Sally’s – but I’m sure that’s not the same as actual warm wax on your skin.
You can technically use this paste without strips, but it takes experience for you to be able to do that so I suggest buying strips and sticks.
Heres’s what you do:
***THIS PASTE DOES NOT NEED TO BE WARMED. USE AS IS***
- Clean the area you are about to wax. The hair has to be at least 0.3 inches long.
- Use nitrile gloves
- Take a stick and dip it into the paste.
- Put the paste on against the direction of hair growth
- Press the strip down in the direction of hair growth
- Hold the skin taught and then rip off the strip in the same direction of hair growth.
- Voila – you’re done
Traces of paste can be removed with soap and water
Before trying this…
Do your research and make sure that it is safe and okay for you to use this. Contraindications include: idiosyncrasy, diabetes, skin damage, pus, inflammatory skin diseases, grazes or open wounds, and cancer.
Does this actually work?
Yes it does. It completely removed the hair. My skin was a little red afterwards but there was no reaction. A sticky residue is left behind, but the stickyness is easily washed away by soap and water.
I was actually really surprised that this works so well. It honestly feels the same as using wax strips but without the pain.
Have you guys done this or do you wax? Let me know in the comments
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