** This Is A Guest Post By Laura Wade **
Recently, I grew so sick of paying a salon ridiculous amounts of money every time I wanted my hair removed that I started to search for alternative methods. To my surprise, I discovered two that really work and has saved me a lot of time and money. Please stick around because I will be teaching you all the secrets involved with this process and how to make your homemade hair removal cream.
At 25 years old, I do not consider myself to be a particularly hairy woman. However, I love to be hair free everywhere at all times. This can be a very expensive task and I would find myself in a salon getting waxed regularly, plus topping that up with shaves at home. When times got harder and I needed to cut back on a few things, I decided my time spent waxing my body to an inch of it's life would have to be one of them. Leaving my body how nature intended was not an option for me, I think my boyfriend would have been a little shocked by this approach also!
Homemade hair removal cream – sugaring your hair away!
After a small amount of research, I found that 'body sugaring' was the best route to go down, this is basically the same as waxing but without the hot wax. This sounded good to me and I discovered sugaring can be used all over the body, which is exactly what I was looking for. I discovered that the ingredients needed for sugaring were:
– Granulated sugar
– Juice of a lemon
These were ingredients I already had in my kitchen cupboard! I'm sure you do too, or if not they can be picked up very cheaply at a supermarket or convenience store. I discovered that this method was used by women in middle eastern times, is it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me right?
To make this homemade hair removal cream, follow these steps.
Mix 1 cup of sugar and the juice of half a lemon in a bowl.
Slowly add 1 quarter of a cup of honey and mix it in well.
Put the mixture into a microwave for 2-3 minutes or heat it up in a saucepan.
It's that simple, make sure the mixture is cool before you attempt the next step to avoid any painful accidents!
Using a spatula or a similar instrument, spread the mixture onto the area of your body where you want the hair removed from. Place a cotton strip over it, press down firmly and then rip it off in the opposite direction to which the hair is growing. Repeat until all the hair is gone as required. I found this method left my skin so soft, I suffered no itching or uncomfortable feelings. These results were as good as what I would see in a salon, it took me no longer than 15 minutes to make the mixture and carry out the procedure. The only downside to sugaring is that you have to wait for your hair to grow a little, before you do it. You can re-use the mixture if you have made too much, simply store it in your fridge and reheat it in the microwave when you need it.
Homemade hair removal cream – an eggy recipe that really works.
I am going to tell you about another method that I have personally tried and tested, that also works amazingly. Try out both sugaring and this procedure, so you can see which one you prefer. This is also a method that uses items that you will almost definitely already have in your home. You will need 3 very simple ingredients:
– Egg white
Mix the egg white with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 a tablespoon of cornflour until a sticky paste has formed.
Apply this to the areas in question, the mixture will dry into your skin. When it has completely dried, peel this off and the unwanted hair should come off with it.
So, there you have it – 2 natural and easy ways to successfully remove body hair. When, I shared these methods with my girlfriends they did not believe they would work, until I demonstrated on them! I showed them how to do it and they now use the methods for themselves. I have saved myself heaps of money with these homemade hair removal creams and I have super smooth hair free skin all over my body.