Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Process of Sugaring Hair Removal

 The most common recipe for sugaring wax is as follows (units by volume):
  • 1 unit of sugar
  • 1/8 unit of lemon juice (either fresh or from a bottle)
  • 1/8 unit of water
The ingredients need to be heated and mixed until they are completely liquid, after this the liquid will change from seemingly white to a light gold-like color (while being heated). Do not let it get too dark.
When finished, the liquid needs to
cool to room temperature.

Now the wax is ready to be used for either cotton waxing or the ball-method (for cotton waxing the wax needs to be heated up first, for the ball-method it needs to be moulded to a more easily appliable substance).
In sugaring, either a "heated sugar mixture" can be covered with a strip of fabric, or spread directly on the skin.

With the strip method, the area to be epilated is typically dusted with powder (commercial or corn starch) prior to application of the sugaring solution, which is spread on with a spatula, tongue depressor, or by hand. After the sticky paste is applied to the skin in the same direction of hair growth, a strip of porous cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation, and "lifted" or "zipped off" in the opposite direction of hair growth, taking hairs with it.

Alternately, the paste is rolled onto the skin, and flicked off by hand in the natural direction of growth

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