Question: Do You Have Any Homemade Hair Removal Recipes?
Answer: Yes, I have a recipe that is easy, inexpensive and made up of an all natural formula. Best of all it uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen at home like sugar, water and lemon juice. It’s a hair removal technique called sugaring. This ancient method has been around for ages, originating in the east, and removes the hair from the follicle at the root. Because its purpose it to remove the entire hair, and not just cut it off at skin level like with shaving, results can last for up to six weeks!
How Does Sugaring Compare to Waxing?
Waxing also removes hair from the follicle, giving long-lasting results. However, many people prefer sugaring over waxing because it’s gentler to the skin and doesn’t hurt as much. Why is sugar not as painful as wax? Sugaring doesn't stick to the skin as much as waxing does. The main reason why hair removal hurts when it's pulled out is because of the tugging on the skin, not the actual hair being removed.
Less pulling not only equals less pain, but there's less chance of skin irritation, redness, inflammation and bruising. Those with sensitive skin especially love this method. Another bonus is that you can remove the sugar with plain, simple water to clean skin when you’re done removing your hair. Sugar for hair removal is water soluble. This is unlike waxing which needs a special product to remove all of its residue.
Homemade Hair Removal Recipe
After all this information, I bet you're reading to actually get to the recipe. Our recipe (get instructions) guides you step-by-step with pictures to making your own sugaring mixture for hair removal at home.
Wonderful as a Paste
When you’re finished and it cools, you can use it as a paste to remove hair as short as 1/16” without the use of any strips. You use your fingers or hands to remove it.
The Easier Way with a Gel
You can also heat up the sugar mixture in the microwave and use it as a gel, in a hair removal process done similarly to waxing. It’s an easier technique than the paste, but you’ll need at least 1/4" of hair growth and a bit more items like strips and applicators. It's the better option for those new to removing hair at home from the root or who have some experience waxing.