Want a more organic, natural way of DIY waxing at home? Here’s a complete recipe on how to create your own Halawa wax in Dubai
4 July 2018| Last updated on 1 October 2019
Sugaring, or Halawa wax, is an ancient, tried and tested way of waxing, naturally. Originating from Egypt, sugar waxes are popular among Middle Eastern countries, and thus you can find Halawa waxing in Dubai quite easily.
Although, if you want the smooth, silky results without a Dubai price tag, here’s an easy DIY recipe for Halawa wax so you can do your own sugaring at home!
Ingredients you need for Halawa wax
Here’s what you will need to make Halawa wax, all are easily findable, store-bought items that you can find in all Dubai supermarkets:
- 1 cup of white or brown sugar
- 2 tbsp of water
- 1.5 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of salt (optional)
How to cook Halawa wax
To make your own Halawa wax for a DIY sugaring session at home, here’s the steps to follow to ensure you make the perfect batch of wax:
- First combine the above natural ingredients into a pan, and simmer on low heat
- Allow the mixture to thicken and golden-brown
- Stir the mixture with a spoon, and make sure that all sugar crystals have dissolved
- After roughly 6 to 8 minutes, the mixture will begin to thicken and become syrup-like
- Be careful not to let it burn, and watch as the mixture turns a darker brown, then turn off the heat
- Watch as your DIY Halawa wax forms as it cools for a couple of minutes
How to use Halawa wax
Once your wax is ready for your sugaring session, you should then apply it to where desired and pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat this step several times until you achieve the desired results.
Granted, it may take 3 or 4 times on the same area, which makes sugaring a longer process than other regular waxing techniques you might find in Dubai… But the results are much better.
The good news is, that the Halawa wax is reusable and so place your leftover portion, if any, into a plastic container and store it at room temperature.
When you’re ready to use it again, hold it at one end over a low flame until it softens.