The house wax, also called oriental wax, is the subject of rave reviews in the world of aesthetics. Softer, less chemical, cleaner, less painful and more durable, oriental wax hair removal is attracting more and more institutes and is now being used in the bathrooms of many beautystas. This ancestral technique, very practical for having a perfectly shaved skinrequires following a specific recipe.
How to make your homemade hair removal wax?
The ingredients to easily make your homemade wax
The homemade wax contains two key ingredients: lemon for its disinfectant properties and honey for its softening properties.
2 glasses of powdered sugar (about 500g)
1/2 glass of water (about 15cl)
The juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of honey
Preparing homemade hair removal wax
In a saucepan, pour the sugar and gradually add the water, while stirring. Caramelize the mixture over low heat.
When the contents of the pan begin to brown, then you can do the gout test. To do this, place a drop of the blondi mixture on a cold surface and if it is domed, your wax is at the right temperature. You should be able to squeeze this drop between your fingers.
If not, let it heat up a bit more, or add a little sugar to get a slightly thicker consistency.
You can then add lemon juice and honey and mix gently.
Your dough is ready.
Spread the entire contents of the pan out on your work surface or any clean, flat surface to rest for a few minutes. Be careful that the wax is not too hot, you risk burning yourself.
Attention : however, the wax should not cool for too long and remain lukewarm. A wax that is too cold is an unusable wax.
Preserving homemade wax
A homemade wax can be kept for a few months in a box in the refrigerator. As soon as you want to use it, heat it up in a bain-marie and you’re done.
Oriental hair removal: how to apply your homemade wax?
As soon as the dough has cooled, knead it and make medium-sized balls (between the size of a walnut and the size of a kiwi), the dough should be soft and sticky. A ball is enough, if it is used according to the standards, to depilate a large area such as the legs or the full suit.
Apply the wax to an area of 5 to 10 cm and stretch it to form a strip of wax on your skin. The wax strip must be stuck to the skin for the hairs to grip.
Take off the paste with a sudden, quick movement in the opposite direction of hair growth to remove it. Be careful not to pull the strip of wax upwards and always stay parallel to the skin so as not to cause the appearance of bruises. Start again like this. It is important not to go over the same area more than 4 times, the skin is weakened and the risk of irritation is increased tenfold.
Take a new ball of wax as soon as the previous one starts to epilate less well.
After waxing, the skin is soothed
Once the hair removal is complete, take a shower to remove the last wax residue (unlike other waxes, homemade wax leaves very well with water), dry yourself and apply a milk or a soothing oil.
Attention : do not expose yourself to the sun after hair removal to limit the appearance of Brown stains on the depilated areas.
What are the benefits of homemade hair removal wax?
Homemade wax is more economical
Going to an institute once a month can quickly blow up your hair removal budget. To reduce the bill, we gladly turn to homemade wax (especially when we know that it can be kept for a few months). Savings guaranteed!
Say goodbye to short hair
Besides the fact that it is one of the least painful waxes there is, it is one of the most effective on short hair. In addition, it is easily eliminated with the shower.
Say goodbye to wax strips
Here, the wax is sufficient on its own. No more strips. It’s more ecological and we like that! The problem? The hair removal technique and the realization of the wax can, at the beginning, end in some failures. It is important to practice several times and not get discouraged!
The ideal temperature
Note that the homemade wax is applied warm. In addition to reducing the risk of burns, it is ideal for those who have a poor blood circulation.
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Slow down hair regrowth
The lemon contained in this recipe helps to burn the hair at its root and, thus slow down hair regrowth. Beautiful legs guaranteed for 3 weeks.
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