How to Sugar Wax Without Strips

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Sugaring is a way to remove hair that is generally less painful than waxing. It contains no actual wax, but gets the name since it achieves the same goal as a wax. It is a cheap, easy way to remove hair without special strips or warmers. Like regular waxing, it works best with hair that is less than 1/4 inch long.

Wash and dry your hands and the area to be waxed. Heat a bowl of water until it is hot but not boiling. Pour 1 to 3 inches of the hot water into a small bowl that can be safely handled while containing hot liquid.

Place the container of sugaring in the bowl. Do not immerse the container.

Leave the jar in the bowl of hot water for 5 to 7 minutes, but never more than 10. The sugar wax should be warm, but not hot when it's ready to be applied.

Remove a small amount of sugaring from the jar with your fingers. It should be thick, but flowing. Knead the sugaring between your fingers until the sugaring turns opaque.

Spread the sugaring across the wax area in the direction of the hair growth. Pull off quickly in the opposite direction. Repeat until all unwanted hair is gone.

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