How to Remove Hair With Honey - DIY Honey Wax
Honey is one of the best natural products we can use in our beauty treatments. It is especially beneficial for skin. It is believed its components help stimulate cell regeneration, hydrate skin, provide antioxidants and eliminate bacteria. In addition, honey can be a helpful homemade beauty product to help with hair. This is because using honey to remove hair should irritate the skin less than other treatments. This means it is ideal for those with sensitive skin.
If you want to know how to remove hair with honey, oneHOWTO provides this article on making your own DIY honey wax. We also show you how to apply it for successful hair removal.
Benefits of honey for waxing
Using homemade honey wax to depilate (remove hair) is an inexpensive alternative method. Honey can be purchased from the grocery store or supermarket. It is as easily accessible as it is to apply. However, its advantages do not stop there, these are some of the best benefits of using honey for waxing:
- Exfoliates the skin. As well as waxing, honey wax carries away dead the cells that stick to it when removed.
- Opens pores and makes hair removal easier.
- Slows down hair growth as it pulls it out by the roots. Thanks to this, it may take 5-7 weeks to grow back.
- Thins the hair and weakens it after each waxing so that it appears finer.
- Helps to depilate more delicate areas such as the bikini area, the face (mustache, eyebrows, part of the cheeks and chin), thanks to its natural components that do not irritate skin.
- Less irritating and invasive. Due to its composition, honey wax for hair removal protects the skin. The skin does not spend more than 2 minutes being affected and adverse effects are minimal.
- Takes care of the skin. Honey contains mineral salts, amino acids, vitamins (A, B, & C), among other valuable compounds. For this reason, it cleanses, protects and nourishes the skin.
While waxing with honey is a great way to help remove unwanted hair, you can also take a look at our article on how to slow hair growth so it doesn't come back fast.
How to make homemade honey wax for hair removal - step by step method
Making your own homemade depilatory wax is so easy as the recipe is very simple. Also, the ingredients are readily available and inexpensive. For safety, since you will need heat to make this DIY honey wax, ensure you take precautions.
If you were wondering how to make DIY homemade honey wax follow the easy steps below. The results will speak for themselves.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 drops of essential oil (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan. Mix well until you get a grainy texture.
- Cook over medium heat and stir occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat before it begins to cook or boil.
- If you can, check the temperature with a food thermometer. The mixture should not exceed 43 °C (110 °F).
- Let the wax warm before applying it. Wait for 15-20 minutes before testing with your fingertip and confirming if you can use it. If you want to speed up the process, you can submerge the container in an inverted water bath.
- While you wait for it to warm, stir the preparation to confirm that the wax has thickened and the texture is smooth. If it looks too runny, heat the wax again, add 1 tablespoon of additional sugar, and mix well.
- When the wax is already warm, add a few drops of essential oils and stir to integrate. This step is optional and it won't affect the efficacy of hair removal. Use whichever oil you prefer.
How to remove hair with honey wax
Waxing with homemade honey wax doesn't require you to be an expert beauty therapist. However, there are some key factors you need to consider. If you want to learn quickly, always remember these 3 essential points: you must apply the wax in the same direction the hair grows, remove it in the opposite direction to the hair, and always use it warm. With that in mind, follow these steps to learn how to remove hair with honey wax:
- Exfoliate the area that you will wax the day before.
- Make an extra batch of depilatory wax in case you make mistakes, especially if it is your first time.
- Wash and dry your skin using soap and water (choose a very creamy soap or cleansing milk). Afterward, pat yourself dry and apply a mild talcum powder to make sure there are no traces of moisture. Shake off the dust. This applies to the area you are waxing whether it be upper lip shadow or your pubic area.
- Perform a sensitivity test. Apply the wax over the area to be waxed, but in a small space to make sure it won't acutely irritate your skin.
- Spread the wax in the same direction the hair grows. Scoop up enough wax on a small spatula or wooden stick. Spread the preparation on the skin until it is covered with a thin even layer.
- Apply the wax in quick, concise strokes. If you use slower movements, you can create irregular parts that are much denser. This makes it more difficult to remove.
- Cover the skin with muslin fabric or waxing strips.
- Set the fabric over the wax and rub over it firmly.
- Leave a tab at the end to pull the fabric or strip. It should measure at least 5 cm, so you can handle it comfortably.
- Remove the fabric by pulling quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Stretch the skin well using the fingers of your other hand before pulling the fabric.
- When pulling, keep the fabric as straight as possible. If you don't do it this way, there may be a lot of hair left unremoved.
- If necessary, repeat the process.
- Do not wax the same area more than twice, as your skin is very sensitive. If you still have hair, remove them manually with an eyebrow tweezer.
- Wash your skin with lukewarm water. You don't need soap, but if you feel like using it, choose one that is very creamy and delicate.
- Hydrate or moisturize the skin. This part is very important to avoid irritation in the days after waxing. Here are some DIY moisturizers you can also make at home.
- Before waxing again, wait until your hair grows at least 1 centimeter (1/2").
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- Take out the depilatory band or strip of cloth, just as you will tear off a band (band aid).
- Do not use stretch fabrics, but firm. So you can remove the wax accurately.
- You can reuse the fabrics, a few more times, if you wash them in hot water.
- If you want to replace shaving with waxing, wait 1-2 weeks before changing.
- The inverted water bath uses ice instead of hot water.