Waxing is a great option for both men and women as a hair removal system. Men tend to use waxing to remove hair on their backs and on the chest. However, they can also use it for hair removal on other areas of the body including on the face.
Women typically use waxing as a solution for even more areas for hair removal. On the face women use waxing for eyebrow shaping and upper lip waxing. They also use waxing for their legs, underarms and bikini area.
Although one of the most often cited benefits of waxing is the length of time needed between applications, there is also the advantage of cost effectiveness. While salon waxing can get fairly expensive home waxing can be very inexpensive.
Even if you purchase home waxing kits, you will spend less money for hair removal at home than you would at a salon. Salon professionals make a profit from charging more for their time as well as materials. Home waxing, though, is easy with practice and it can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Home waxing kits can be purchased from a variety of sources. Grocery stores often carry a small array of waxing kits and accessories. Discount super stores will usually have a little bit better selection and have great prices.
Specialty beauty supply stores and online stores will have the greatest selection but with higher prices. If you want to save the most money in waxing hair removal systems, though, you should make your own wax.
It may seem strange for you to make your own hair removal wax. But, many of the popular waxes that are sold on the market today are made from similar ingredients you would use with homemade hair removal wax.
Not only will you have a less expensive option for hair removal by making your own wax but you will also be assured of having a completely natural solution. Many people nowadays are turning to organic and natural products so why not with hair removal wax?
Sugar, water, lemon juice, lime juice and honey are the most common ingredients used in homemade hair removal wax. You can typically find all those ingredients already in your pantry but are inexpensive to purchase if you need to. Consider that an eyebrow waxing at a salon can cost up to twenty dollars.
With homemade wax, the cost is reduced to pennies. This is a great way to save money. There are several different recipes available and all have positive and negative reviews, much the same as commercial products. So it is recommended to try out a few different products on small areas.
If your first attempt does not work, try a different recipe and you may get better results. One recipe is to use two cups brown sugar and a quarter cup each of water and lemon juice. Heat all ingredients until the sugar is completely dissolved and all ingredients incorporated.
Another recipe is to caramelize seven ounces of sugar, when the sugar is a rich gold color, add an equal amount of honey and half a lemon. Pour the mixture onto a towel and knead it. You can use it as soon as it gets to a comfortable temperature.
However, it also hardens quickly so keep a bowl of hot water nearby so it can remain soft enough to mold to the skin.
There are many homemade hair removal wax recipes available. You can find them on the Internet or by checking natural beauty remedy books. Long before hair removal wax was mass produced, people made their own. Try one of the recipes and experiment for an easy to make and inexpensive way to get hair removal wax.
To continue with the home made theme, you can also use inexpensive products to apply the wax and to remove it. Try using a tongue depressor or Popsicle stick that can be purchased very inexpensively as an applicator.
For the wax removal strips, you can use cut up strips of an old shirt. Any time you get a stain or tear in a shirt, you can use that for your home made hair removal solution kit.