If you are confronted with hairy problems, and you are tired of waxing, you should know that there is another solution. Sugaring, or Persian waxing is one of the oldest ways to remove hair. It is less painful than the average how or cold wax process and it also leaves your skin soft and silky. Plus, the job can be done in half the time you would normally spend on regular waxing.
Sugaring is less painful than waxing, because the substrate sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin. Moreover, sugaring can be applied at room temperature, so you will not have to worry that the substance is too hot or too cold. It also prevents burning. Nevertheless, there is a minor risk of skin irritation, sensitivity and reaction to the paste. The best part about sugaring is that you can prepare the concoction right at home.
The sugaring paste can be prepared with common household food items, such as water, sugar, lemon juice, honey or molasses. It will take some time until you learn the proper proportions, but practice makes perfect. You can even find pre-made sugaring paste, under many brand names. There are both professional and retail version of the sugaring paste. You just have to choose the right one for you. An advantage of the sugaring paste is that it can be easily cleaned off, with warm water, since the paste is water-based.
There are many recipes for sugaring, but the most common is as it follows: 1 unit of sugar, 1/8 unit of vinegar, lime juice, or orange juice and 1/8 unit of water. All the ingredients are put in a pot, heated and mixed until they are completely liquid. You know the sugaring paste is ready, when its color turns changes from white to a light gold. If you want the sugaring paste to be thicker, then just heat it some more. When the heating process is done, you simply let the sugaring paste cool down. Afterwards, it is ready to remove the hair. One more thing you should know about sugaring, is that before applying the paste, you should cover the area with powder. Apply the sugaring paste in the opposite direction of hair, apply a strip of cloth or paper and zip the strip off.