When I came home I decided it was time to try something new I had read about online: Homemade sugar waxing! It's supposed to be pretty easy and a lot less painful than regular waxing. Basically you'll need 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of lemon juice. You mix them together in a bowl or a pan , depending on whether you want to cook the mixture in a pan or in the microwave. I did it in the microwave, I figured that if I burnt the sugar I'd rather ruin a plastic bowl than a pan!
I put the mixture in the microwave and kept it there for about 30 seconds at a time. The heat wasn't on maximum, our microwave is pretty effective and I didn't want to burn the sugar. So 30 seconds at a time and I would stir the mixture in between. The mixture would start to boil and bubble, don't worry, that's supposed to happen. When the mixture was golden brown, I took it out and let it cool down. Once the bowl was no longer hot, I poured the mixture into a glass jar (the jar should be something you can throw away and not too deep!).
After cooling for about 2 hours I took the wax, a wooden stick (similar to an ice-cream stick) and some potato flours (only because we didn't have Talcum or Baby powder at home) and went to the bathroom to do the waxing. I put some potato flours on my legs, took a lump of wax, spread it on my leg against the hair and ripped it off with the nap. It didn't hurt that much, it was pretty simple and affordable!
|Image provided by Google, I was so focused on waxing that I forgot to take pictures! But this is basically what it looked like!|