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homemade wax recipes?


so i'm trying to use up these face wax strips from sally hansen but i'm thankfully almost out. everytime i use them, i get red and irritated and my skin breaks out where i used them. i use them on my hubby's eyebrows, also.

i'm wondering if there's a homemade natural facial wax that i can use? i use it on my upper lip just a few times a year but i wax my hubby's eyebrows like twice a month. i just want something easy that works and won't leave my face so irritated. any ideas? or is there maybe a different method that i could use that's natural? i'm trying to avoid bleaches or hair removal creams because they seem really unsafe to put on my skin.



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Mar. 4th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
That seems to be just what happens to the skin on your face. It's more sensitive, so it gets irritated more easily. It happens to me, my mother, and it has happened to a friend when she got her upper lip waxed.
I've used wax, and I've used an epilator. It always happens no matter what I use. It's not the wax making it break out like that. If you put aloe on your skin after you wax, that will help soothe it.
I have a wax recipe here.
Mar. 4th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
thanks! i'll try it.

i was wondering about this earlier today... if you use cloth strips, can you just wash them out and reuse them? i'd like to minimize waste wherever possible and all that... but it's really no big deal because i'd be using such small strips anyway, i suppose...
Mar. 4th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, wax I linked to the recipe of is water soluble.
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Waste and Wax
I typically use the back of my strips... although I would love to find a way to reuse them! I feel like every little bit counts and I would like to reduce my waste as close to zero as possible, ESPECIALLY when it comes to beauty products, which I feel are not a necessity... stuff like food is a necessary so I can quell those thoughts regarding waste when it comes to eating... but I am also searching for a wax recipe. My natural foods stores do not have them and I still have a ton of those strips to use, and this hair on my chin and mustache are not gettin' any shorter!

Have a great day!
Mar. 4th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
It happened to me the last time I did it, and the red marks stayed for about a week, in the shape of the strips, as though I'd been burned. That had never happened before. A friend suggested it was because I was menstruating at the time, and that skin is more sensitive during that time. I have no idea if this is true.

So, I am desperate for a waxing, and I can't decide what to do. Today was supposed to be the day, but I'm chickening out. Basically, I have no advice for you (sorry!), but I'm feeling your pain. And I'm hoping someone else has a good suggestion!

I'm wondering if doing it after the shower as opposed to before the shower would make it better or worse... This is all I've come up with.
Mar. 4th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Just a thought : have you ever considered trying/ tried another type of natural hair remover instead of wax? Like those sugar ones? Something like this : http://www.moom.com/proddetail.php?prod=MIK6
I've tried it (the regular one) on my legs and throat (I have a weird tiny spot of "baby hair" there, don't ask, lol), and found it a lot less irritating than wax.
I actually bought it a local drugtsore, so am thinking that it must be widely available in stores and not only online...
Thera are quite a few homemade recipes of sugar hair removal on line too
Mar. 4th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
I use the Nad's facial strips for this fun stuff. It's a lot more natural, and it doesn't irritate my face like pro stuff. I was pro waxed ONCE and my face swelled... OMG it was awful. :(
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Aug. 10th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Vellus to terminal...
Tweezing effing hurts! Plus you have to keep up with it almost daily! I'm looking for something more monthly... I don't mind keeping up with a monthly wax for the rest of my womanhood... my mom got hers electrolocized (sp?) and recommends this to me... but I feel like this is more unnatural than where I want to go...
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Vellus to terminal...
also, check out this coil for chins only! No eyebrows for this guy... http://hairremoval.about.com/od/products/gr/epicare.htm
Mar. 30th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
How to make sugaring solution
First, I suggest that you buy a Jar of Moom. Do this first to be sure that sugaring works for you. Also, you can use this a reference point when you make your own sugar.

Making sugar for about 5% the cost of buying it is really easy. The sugaring solution than is used for waxing is just sugar in the hard ball stage. (read about confections and the states of sugar if that does not make sense.)

There are three ingredients:
2 cups Sugar (regular table sugar, aka Sucrose)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup something acidic (usually lemon juice, but you could also use vinegar)

you also need an accurate candy thermometer. There is no substitute for this.

Heat on a stove to 127 degrease Celsius exactly. remove from heat and let cool. follow the moom directions to use it. If you find it slightly too hard or too soft you can vary the final temperature when you make it (and thus the concentration of water to sugar) by one degree at a time until it works for you. This is the exactly the some stuff than moom sells minus the herbs and smell.

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