Makeover Assistant


How does Oriental waxing work?

 
How does Oriental waxing work?

Oriental waxing used to be done with a sugar, water and lemon-based concoction which was made into a caramelesque ball that was rolled onto the area to be waxed. It's now a very hip hair removal technique, and you can find ready-to-use Oriental wax in the shops either in tubs, roll-ons or strips.

The wax is extremely effective on all parts of the body. It removes hairs deep down and also has an exfoliating effect. It promises soft skin for up to 4 weeks.
- It leaves residue on your skin, which is easily removed with water. The real downside is that you need to let the hair grow back to a certain length before you have it done again.

Tips: If you're using ready-prepared wax, warm it and roll it around in a ball in your hands, then spread it over your leg, applying gentle pressure. Start from the knee and smooth down towards your ankle. Remove the wax in one go in the opposite direction to the growth of your hair. If you're using wax from a tub, use the same method as for hot wax and stick to the stated heating times because sugary wax burns just as much as ordinary wax.

Use it on: Legs, armpits and bikini line.
Pain factor: 7/10. We're not going to lie to you: it hurts! But it does give you lovely legs.




  
  


Sarah Horrocks
19/05/2008
Rank this page: 

Special offers...
Don't miss...
50 hairstyles for bridesmaids: Wedding inspirationMiley Cyrus hair
#TreatYoSelf Haul: Beauty, Fashion & Everything In BetweenHappiness Quotes: 100 Ways To Think Yourself Happy
Latest… 04/09/2015
Beauty News
Guides
Videos
The Hair Accessories Every Boho Babe Should Try
Strobing Makeup Tutorial: How To Highlight Like A Pro
Harry Potter Fans Are Flipping Out Over These New Lipsticks
#TreatYoSelf Haul: Beauty, Fashion And Everything In Between
All Beauty news
Long Hair Goals: 9 Tips To Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Lowlights vs Highlights: Which Ones Are Right For You?
How to apply eyeliner: applying eyeliner
Make-up brushes: choosing and using different makeup brushes
See all Beauty guides
Louise Redknapp rounds up the hair trends at LFW
See all Beauty videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...