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Making and using Sugar Wax PART 2

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Uploaded on Mar 20, 2009

RECIPE:
2 CUPS SUGAR (16 oz.)
¼ CUP LEMON JUICE (2 oz.)
¼ CUP WATER (2 oz.)
(Sorry I said the wrong recipe in the video)


MAKING THE SUGAR WAX:
Using a gas stove:

1.Put the ingredients in a saucepan and heat it on high. It will boil for approximately ten minutes.

2. Watch the bubbles carefully and when the bubbles turn a light brown color, turn the heat down till it's as low as it can be. The wax should be turning a golden brown color.

3. Let it simmer for about another five minutes while watching very very carefully.
When the wax turns golden brown like the color in my videos then it is done.

(When the wax is on step three and is simmering take a tiny bit out on a spoon and run cold water over it. When it cools enough to touch, it should be stretchy. You can test it on your arm. Do this about every two minutes while the wax is simmering until it stretches out on your arm and pulls off easily. If it sticks and won't come off it's not done and if it's brittle you've overcooked it.)

MAKING WAX USING AN ELECTRIC STOVE:

Follow the same steps but reduce the time alot.

Cook the wax on medium for 5 to 8 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 6-10 minutes.

Watch the bubbles carefully and when the wax reaches the correct take it off heat immediately.

OTHER INFO:
Sugar waxing is very inexpensive to use. I use a method of pulling the wax up against the hair and then yanking it down. If you pull the wax off against the direction of hair you are only breaking off the hair strands and hair will grow back much faster. Also you can use an ice cube to close and tighten pores after waxing.

If you like to use strips then this is another way:

Put it on warm against the direction of hair growth (for example up your leg) , put your strip of cotton on (a towel, or old t shirt works) rub in the against the direction of the hair growth and yank it off with hair growth. Try not to get it on too thick (You can use a Popsicle stick for an applicator).

For storage put the hot wax into a glass container that won't melt. You can put it in the microwave to reheat it for use.

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