Hair Today, Gone in About an Hour

I'm a pretty lazy person sometimes. I HATE showering. Taking time to do it, knowing I'll be damp and cold, combing out my hair. Especially shaving. On days I feel like I need a shave, I dread the shower. It's not that it takes so very long  or that I cut myself often or anything crazy (although I do use a man's razor generally). I think maybe it's that it takes up practically a half hour of my very precious free time. To solve this, I decided to get Nair Shower Power. Bad, bad idea. I ended up with a bleeding rash from the chemicals. So, next I tried wax. The stupid stuff stuck to my hands, my dorm room floor, and everywhere else. I got about 2 strips done before I was no longer able to pick anything up and struggled to get out of my room and down to the showers. Don't get me started on trying to get the damn wax off.

So, I just went happily back to razors: hair removal I could understand. Until I recently started reading about


Sugaring is a technique that has been used for centuries in many diverse cultures because of its simplicity and effectiveness. There are no chemicals to burn the skin (Thank you!) and the "wax" doesn't stick to your fingers (Yesssssss). 

To make:
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water

You're basically making caramel. Cook the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove (to 250 F using a candy thermometer OR let it boil for about 5 minutes, stir, and leave on heat) until it thickens into a syrup. Once it is honey-like in consistency, pour it into a reheatable jar. When it cools to a workable temperature, spread onto the skin like regular wax and remove hair using waxing strips, or just strips of a cut up cotton t-shirt or jeans. The leftover wax can be saved and used again at a later date by heating it up.

Any sugar left on your skin will easily melt in the warmth of your shower. Also (and this is a HUGE also) it's agreed upon that sugaring is less painful than waxing. Really, is there any reason we're ALL not sugaring?

Have any of you tried sugaring? Do you think it is/would be worth the effort of "cooking" your wax? Has Nair ever made you bleed too :(?


  1. Thanks for the tip! I am all for the natural stuff anyway! I tried Nair, but I am allergic to it so I stopped using it. :( Also, I think that sugar works as a good exfoliator, if not the best! x

  2. I've been slowly using up all my old lotions, body washes, and shampoos and have been switching to more natural brands like Tom's of Maine and Burt's Bees. So far I'm loving it! I feel so much better knowing it's not full of crazy, cancer-causing parabens. Thanks for commenting :).

  3. Can I not use lemon? or honey? just the sugar and water? :)

  4. Can I not use lemon? or honey? just the sugar and water? :)


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