Friday, August 13, 2010

Sugaring Recipe Revision for Hot Weather

Summer has taught me that sugaring in hot weather can be a painful mess.  My sugar paste got too gummy/sticky/runny to use without bruising myself.  I learned too things.  First, if you can't get it off your skin, spread it thinner and apply a piece of an old T-shirt or other firm cloth, rub it in, and pull as usual.  This way you can get it off your skin and have the hair go with it.  I hate having to just rinse it off.  (I don't admit defeat well without first having exhausted all resources.)  Second, add more sugar to your mix, about 1 cup extra.  When the weather gets hot enough that overcooking the sugar paste isn't enough, it's time to add that extra cup.

Hot weather recipe:

3 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of water

This thickens up the mix so that it will be firm enough to work with again.  Happy sugaring!

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  2. I haven't tried the hot weather version yet but I did try the original version and it was so sticky and runny even after letting it cool for two hours. It probably doesn't help that I am attempting to make this on what turned out to be the hottest week of the summer but I live in TX and let's be honest, it's hot most of the time. :) this was my fourth try with the recipe. The first time I cooked it too long and it turned out hard as a rock. The second and third AND fourth time were all too sticky to use. I'm not sure what's going wrong. And help would be great.

  3. Try using a candy thermometer and cook the syrup to 260 F - 265 F and see if that helps. Oh yeah keep it in an airtight container between uses.