Shaving is annoying, plucking takes too long, laser hair removal is too expensive, etc. For all types of hair removal techniques we all have something about it that we find bothersome! However, waxing is quicker than some techniques and less painful than others. It can also cost you a lot less than lasers and this is especially true once you learn, like I did, how to make homemade wax for hair removal. It is easy to do and you will be able to say good bye to razor burn!
Why Make Wax for Hair Removal?
A better question for me was, "Why not?" I hated having to shave every morning to get ready for work. There was no time to shave while trying to get my kids off to school and face it, if you shave the night before then by the time the sun rises the next day, you have a stubble! Who wants that? Other options for hair removal didn't work well for me either, due to time restrictions or not enough money.
For me, waxing was the only thing that made sense. It's easy to do, not really painful, and you can make your own which saves you a lot of cash over time. I did the math. A pack of razors isn't cheap and you get one use out of a disposable razor. Consider how much you spend on your favorite razor brand and do your own math of how much you spend over a years' time. That number may surprise you.
Laser removal can cost a lot of money per session and there is no guarantee it will work for you. Doctors will claim that it works on a permanent basis and that eventually you will be hair free, but that doesn't always hold true. This is another bonus to waxing, because eventually you can achieve less hair re-growth from it as well without the "investment".
Plucking is cost effective but unless you have months to set aside before work, you can forget plucking your legs. There is a reason no one ever says they will pluck their legs! Waxing is long term hair removal that takes only a few minutes. It's a win-win option.
If you have tried waxing, you know what a great thing it can be. If you haven't tried it but are sick of shaving, maybe now is the time to give it a try! What have you really got to lose?
You Can Make Homemade Wax for Hair Removal!
The best part is you can make it with things you probably already have at home in your kitchen! How is that for very little investment?
You can create your own wax using 7oz of honey, 7oz of sugar and lemon juice to equal about half of a lemon. The lemon is added mostly to make it smell good. All you need to do to start creating your wax is heat up the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. It is best if you can use a wooden spoon to save yourself from scraping the pan. The sugar should eventually develop a golden color and when it does, stir in the honey and lemon. After they are mixed thoroughly and it has melted completely, you can pour it onto a towel. Knead the mixture until it becomes a yellow color which indicates that it is ready to use. See how simple it is to make homemade wax for hair removal?
To use, simply spread the mixture over the area you want hair removed from. You can use a dull butter knife, plastic putty knife, silicone spatula, etc., whatever is available to apply a thin layer of wax. It is important to remember that in order for waxing to work, you should apply it in the direction of hair growth in that area.
You should then cover the wax with strips of cloth, you can buy it or you can cut strips off an old tee-shirt and create your own. The choice is yours. Wait until it cools and remove strips as well as hair by pulling against the hair growth direction. Example, if the hair grows so that it lays in one direction such as on legs it lays with hair pointed at feet, you will want to pull from that direction and go up toward your knees.
If you don't have any honey but you still want to make your own in a hurry, you can use three tablespoons of water, one cup of sugar and two tablespoons of lemon juice. You can also add in some olive oil or aloe if you want to moisturize as you wax. It can be used for either recipe by adding in a little more sugar. If you want to know how to make hair removal wax, it isn't hard to do and if you want to add a different scent to your wax, you can do that too!