I would love to be able to get waxed regularly, its too expensive and I’m really allergic to waxing. Actually, I break out when I’m waxed and you can see exactly where the wax touched my skin because it’s all red and bumpy. I’ve tried so many home waxing tricks that don’t work so when I came across this recipe for home hair removal, I decided to give it one more a try.
Juice from half a lemon
2 tbs of honey
1 c. of sugar
A Popsicle stick or tongue depressor
Blend the lemon juice, honey and sugar in a saucepan and heat it until the the sugar is completely dissolved and all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Allow it to cool for at least 10-15 minutes, when you apply it the mixture should be warm to the touch but not hot.
Using the stick apply a thin amount of “wax” in the direction of the hair growth and then press one of the muslin strips into the mixture. Rub your hand over the strip a few times so it can really grip the hair being removed.
Next is the hardest part: With gentle force, pull the strip off in the opposite direction of your hair growth and repeat until smooth and hairless.
When it comes to waxing, the amount of growth you have to have before doing this comes down to the type of hair you have. I have really course hair so I let it grow out for almost two weeks before trying this method. If you have fine hair, you may not need as much length.
So, does it work…sort of. I was able to remove about 90% of the hair under each strip but I still ended up shaving to remove it all. As for the redness and bumps, they were minimal but I think it’s just what my skin does when it comes to waxing. I think this method could work well for other hair types and it is really easy to make and use so I give this recipe a good grade it’s just not really for me. Oh well, I guess I’m just married to my razor for life.