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03-01-2008, 06:08 AM
Hoping the ladies can recommend something... A few months ago I had my shoulder areas waxed, not painful at all, but it left me with a reaction, I was wondering if anyone knows of any removal creams, the more natural the better in removing the hair?
Surgaring is natural.
Sugar Hair Removal Recipe
Hair removal that lasts up to 1 month.
• Juice of 1/2 a lemon, lime.
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup honey
Mix all ingredients and Put in microwave and cook stirring occasionally until it has boiled about 2 minutes, stir it and microwave again for about 20-30 seconds.
Let it cool till it is warm and you can spread a THIN strip onto your skin. Make sure your skin is clean, so the oils in your skin and hair don't keep the sugar from sticking. Dust the area with cornstarch first then using a small knife with no blade, a plastic putty knife, or a tongue depressor apply where needed.
Put on a strip of non stretch cotton like an old shirt or old sheet. Rub the strip in the direction of hair growth about three times then pull skin taut and yank it in the opposite direction of hair growth.
This is a skill, and it does take practice, but it gets much easier the more you do it.
What are the differences between sugaring and waxing?
"Wax adheres to the hair and the skin. Sugar paste adheres only to the hair so there is less discomfort.
Wax is applied either hot or cold (in pre-coated strips) to the skin. Sugar paste isused at room temperature or slightly warmed.
Wax often contains chemicals which can be a little hard on the skin if used repeatedly. Sugar paste is completely natural and gentle on the skin.
Wax can be messy to clean up due to the petroleum base. Sugar paste is easily cleaned up with water.
Put a dusting of cornflour (cornstarch) on your skin first and it will help protect your skin. This is similar to 'Moom' but not as expensive. :)
03-02-2008, 03:59 AM
Dont have a microwave... Can this be done any other way? Any other suggestions anyone?
1. Put all the ingredients in a heavy sauce pan and bring to boil [High].
2. Leave it at a rolling boil for about 2 minutes, and then back-off heat [so that it is still boiling but a calm one]
3. Watch for the colour at this point - it should turn into light golden brown [approx. 25 minutes]
4. Next, lower the heat to simmer [The mixture should be simmering on this heat.]
5. Watch for the colour at this point - it should turn into definite brown [approx. 20 minutes]
6. Take it off the heat immediately.
7. Let it calm down and cool a bit in a pan. Then pour it into a heavy container. After cooling it at room temperature ... spoon a piece, stretch it and twist it to pull off the hair. [Apply in opposite direction of hair, pull in the direction of hair]
It is better to start using the mixture next day ... else it might seem it has cooled down but truly it is not -- as you will see it will be really sticky and messy the day one ... paste heating much more quickly with body heat, than usual.
03-02-2008, 10:26 PM
Wow thanks again for that. I hate to be a party pooper... But I have no heat to perform this with. I had the gas shut off on my stove 2 years ago when I went raw.. LOL...;)
What about buying a camping gas burner, or 'making' this paste on a friends cooker. Alternatively, you could buy a babyliss electrolysis hair remover. You can buy used ones on ebay for much cheaper than new and use that instead. The only thing is you cannot use it over the heart area (front and back) nor over the caratid(?????spelling) artery. :)
03-06-2008, 08:26 AM
I am sure somebody could let you use their stove/microwave once a month! I have tried sugaring and really enjoyed the results! I have a really small microwave that I got for free from a friend for this purpose!
03-10-2008, 04:28 AM
I just might buy one of these lil cheepie table stop burners? Would that Work? The thing that gets me a lil concerned tho is, having to actually pull the hair myself, and me being afraid of missing spots, or doing it wrong getting or pulling it in all different directions, causing a worse reaction then when I was waxed... I just may try tho...
But I still wonder, there are no good herbal hair removal creams?
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