Women (and some men also) have to put aside a certain monthly or yearly budget for getting rid of unwanted hair. Razors, waxes, wax strips, depilatory creams, beautician appointments – we tend to try everything. Fortunately, there are also natural and cheap techniques we can try out!
Natural, home made hair removal wax
- Add 3 teaspoons of ground sugar to a pot.
- Next add a teaspoon of water, a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon.
- Heat it on a low heat and stir until you get a caramel-like translucent paste.
- Spread the paste onto a flat surface.
- Wait a few seconds for it to slightly harden, and then roll it into a ball.
Take a piece of wax, and flatten a strip of it with a rolling pin, and apply this strip to the area you plan to wax. Once you have finished removing all the hair, rinse with clear water. You can keep the wax for 2 to 3 months in the freezer in a closed plastic bag.
Recommendations for pain free hair removal
Here are several recommendations to follow to avoid the pain caused by waxing:
- Do a scrub of the area, ideally the night before, so as to remove dead skin cells.
- Take a shower or a hot bath to dilate the pores and soften the skin, so as to remove the hairs more easily.
- Sprinkle a little talcum powder to the area where you are going to apply the wax, so that it sticks better to the skin and pulls less.
Be brave, the majority of women confirm that waxing or epilating is painful the first few times you do it, but after a few goes, the hairs become finer and the process becomes less painful.