Yes, you absolutely can wax yourself at home! There’s no denying that getting a wax is often an intimate and uncomfortable experience, so it is totally understandable that you might prefer to do the job yourself. This is why so many companies have produced at home waxing kits with easy instructions, so you can do the job yourself.
But, with waxing, there is a lot of potential for the process to go wrong. This is why it is incredibly important that you follow the instructions outlined on the box, and do everything by the book. If you do not follow these instructions, then you could put yourself, and the area that you are waxing, at risk of damage.
When you are doing your wax yourself, the most important thing that you must do is take your time. It can be tempting to apply lots of wax in one area, but you shouldn’t do this. Instead, you should apply the wax in small, narrow strips as this is a lot more manageable. Smaller amounts of wax will also take less time to set, which will make the process a lot quicker.
If you are new to waxing, it is also very important to take precautions to protect the area of your home that you are waxing in. It is surprising how far wax can flick when you are applying it, so make sure that you cover any special or important areas before you begin applying your wax. But, yes, you definitely can wax yourself at home.
How can I wax without waxing strips?
If you don’t have any waxing strips at home, but need to wax, then there’s no need to stress. Shortly, we’ll take a look at an easy way to make your own wax with ingredients that you probably already have at home. But, if you are looking for an alternative to waxing strips, simply because you don’t like them, let’s take a look at some options available to you.
If you want a store-bought alternative to waxing strips, then the best option for you is probably hard wax.
While wax strips are ready to be applied directly to your skin out of the packet, hard wax requires melting before you can use it. You can usually do this in the microwave, and it only takes a couple of minutes. You can then apply the melted wax to your skin as you wish, rather than being limited by the size and shape of waxing strips.
Of course, if you aren’t a fan of waxing altogether, there are other options for hair removal that you could use. One of the most common alternatives to waxing is shaving, and you can do this with both a manual and electric shaver. If you are unsure whether you like waxing or not, it might be worth giving shaving a go.
But, if you like using wax, but have an issue with waxing strips, there are lots of other waxing options that you can use.
How do you make wax?
Most at home waxing kits come in strips, but this isn’t the only way that you can wax your skin at home. If you decide against using waxing strips, you might instead choose a sugar waxing recipe. After waxing strips, these are definitely the most popular way of waxing, so let’s take a look at how you would make sugar wax.
It is really easy to make sugar wax, all you need is sugar, salt, lemon juice, and water. So, if you haven’t got any waxing strips in the house, you probably will have the ingredients required to make sugar wax. You need to begin the recipe by setting your stove to a medium heat, and adding the sugar and salt into the pan. You can then add the lemon juice and water to the pan too.
Then, all you need to do is stand by the pan and continually stir the mixture as it melts and combines. The stirring process is very important, so ensure that you stay by your pan. Eventually, you will find that the mixture begins to go yellow and bubble. Keep mixing until the entire mixture has turned golden yellow, then remove from the heat.
You should then add a thin layer of water to a container, and pour the mixture in on top. Keep stirring until a thick, wax-like mixture has formed in the center of the container. This is your sugar wax, and you can apply it to your skin in the same way that you would any other wax.
Is it difficult to wax yourself?
If you are a beginner to waxing yourself, then it definitely isn’t going to be an easy process. But, don’t let that put you off! Waxing is just another in the long list of things that take practice to make perfect, so prepare for your first go to be tricky, but for it to get easier from there on in.
When you are new to doing something, then everything about the process can seem overwhelming. So you might find yourself finding the process of even melting the wax to be stressful. But, ensure you read the instructions before you do anything else, then follow them very carefully, and you will be fine.
Depending on the area that you are waxing, the process will either be easier or harder. There are some intimate areas that you might like to wax, which can be difficult to reach, and often require some bending and twisting. But, there are also some other areas of your body that are really simple to do.
Of course, waxing does sting a bit, and depending on your pain threshold, you might find it very painful. However, waxing yourself isn’t going to hurt any more than when you pay someone to do it for you.
In fact, some people find it better doing themselves as you know when you are going to pull the wax off, so there is less anticipation. But, you shouldn’t let your first experience of waxing yourself put you off, with more practice it will become easier to do.
From nails to skin and hair to makeup and even waxing and eye care, Steph loves it all. A firm believer in personal expression and style she’s rarely ready on time herself but loves helping others look their best.