The world-wide lockdown has imposed restrictions on the opening of salons and beauty clinics. As these places are close contact zones, it’s very risky to visit them amid the current situation. Does that mean you need to live like a werewolf? Not really! You can make your own wax at home with just a few ingredients available near your grocery store. Here are the 3 types of DIY wax you can make to get salon-like results at a much cheaper cost and without having to wait for your appointment.
1. Hard Wax
Hard wax is the best option for removing hair in small and sensitive areas such as bikini line coma underarm, upper lip or eyebrows. The primary ingredients in hard wax are rosin and beeswax, along with other added essential oils and therapeutic vitamins. Hard wax does not require removal strips. For making your hard wax, combine 4 parts of rosin and one part of bee wax and a small amount of olive or coconut oil. This wax can be melted on a warmer for 15 to 20 minutes on a high flame. Once wholly melt, the flame can be lower for further usage. Perfect for crude growth waxing at home.
2. Soft Wax
Soft wax works the best for larger areas such as legs, arms, and other non-sensitive body parts. It is very much similar to hard wax, but it requires wax strips or a cloth for removal.
The recipe that we are going to share involves sugar. Waxing with this soft wax is also called sugaring. For this recipe, you will require 1 cup of white granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of honey, preferably raw. Melt the sugar in a pot until it caramelizes. Slowly add lemon juice and honey into the sugar. Keep stirring until you obtain a wax-like batter. If the mix is s too thick, add a little amount of water to dilute the consistency.
3. Flavoured Wax
If you like flavoured waxes, you can go ahead with the original recipe of hard wax or soft wax and add 10-20 grams of your favourite flavours into it. If you are a fan of chocolate wax, you can add cocoa powder with high anti-inflammatory plant compounds. You can also add fruit essence and extract that contain plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
For great results, keep the following points in mind:
- Clean your skin and remove any dust or debris.
- Apply powder to remove any moisture
- In case of hard wax, apply a small amount of oil so that the wax can stick better to the hair.
- Apply wax in the direction of hair growth and pull the strip in the opposite direction.
- Waxing should be done when hair growth is at least ½ inch or longer.
Finish with a dab of baby oil or coconut oil to remove any wax left on the skin and follow up with vitamin E to reduce any post-wax inflammation.