The Halaweh Sugar Wax Experiment: I'll Never Use it Again - Briana Blair - BrianaDragon Creations

The Halaweh Sugar Wax Experiment: I’ll Never Use it Again

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Posted by / October 28, 2013 / 0 Comments

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Back in September I wrote about how I was going to make and use some halaweh sugar wax.

Well, I finally let the hair grow long enough to try using it. It was incredibly difficult to use, but I was fairly happy with the results. I figured with more practice I could really get the hang of using it and it would be a good thing. I decided that I would wait and see what happened when the hair grew back before I left a review of the process. This is the part where things go downhill.

My legs are now covered in small sore spots. Why? Because I had to use a pin to break the skin and pull out the ingrown hairs. A ridiculous amount of the hair that grew back grew in under the skin. My legs are a mess. It’s ugly and because I had to get the hairs out before they got infected, my legs are now very sore.

I exfoliate with sugar scrub twice a week and I use a body brush in the shower every day. I had actually gotten rid of all the ingrown hairs and for the first time in years my legs looked great. Now they look like they got run over by a briar bush. I have no idea how long it will take to get all the hairs out from under the skin and get the prick marks healed. I’m really not happy.

I thought halaweh would be a great, natural alternative to shaving, but I was wrong. Maybe it’s just my skin, or maybe this stuff just isn’t as good as people claim. i won’t ever be using it again. I guess I’m just going to have to deal with the electric razor and call it good.

I don’t know what to do with the remaining balls of halaweh I have in the fridge. I’d give them away but I’d hate for someone else to have the experience and blame it on something I gave them. It’s biodegradable, so I might just throw it out.

Briana Blair

Briana Blair

Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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