Sugar Wax

Homemade Sugar Wax

While you can buy wax kits in any drugstore, cooking your own sugar wax over the stove can save an extra few dollars on the wax itself. Here’s how to make it…
Sugar WaxPrep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients of Sugar Wax:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water

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Preparation of Sugar Wax:

To make sugar wax, cook the ingredients over low heat for about 45 minutes until the sugar caramelizes. I love her colleague Emily Bazelon’s response to learning the recipe, “That’s wax? THAT’S wax?” Actually, it’s a sugar wax, which is much easier to wash off then wax/wax.Once the sugar mixture cools you should be left with a sticky taffy-like wax. Apply this with a plastic knife or wooden stick in the direction hair grows.Take a piece of cloth (you can tear up an old sheet), press down firmly and then pull off in the opposite direction of hair growth.From:

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