how to make sugar wax at home 1


  1. My sugar wax is the right color and it seems as it’s the right consistency but- I can only use it with strips I can’t form the ball. Any suggestions? Thank you!

    1. H Jaxx,

      I’m not sure what you are doing wrong, but consistency is important. Before thw sugar wax gets hard place it on cold water to stop it from cooking and see if you can make a ball inside the water. Please refer to the images on the article.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. If you had to give an estimate on how long it should cook for give or take a cpl minutes what would you say?

    1. Hi,

      It is difficult to say because it depends on several variants. The best thing is to keep experimenting with the sugar wax recipe until you get it right. To give you an estimate, it could be from 7 to 10 minutes. I hope this helps.

  3. Ruqayyah P. says:

    i made my wax the 2nd way and its not hardening its just a hot sugar liquid and i was thinking of putting some cornstarch in it but i hesitated so what do i do now?

    1. Keep boiling the sugar wax until it thickens. I have never made the recipe using cornstarch so I can’t recommend it.

  4. My sugar wax is not changing to the honey-like colour you describe. It is just staying light yellow.

    1. You probably need to cook the sugar wax longer. Leave it until it begins to show a caramel/honey color.

  5. Melony Reddy says:

    Can I use sugar wax in a waxing pot?

    1. Hi,

      I haven’t tried it myself, but I have seen some people transfer the sugar wax (once is ready) into a wax warmer to keep it warm during the application. Not sure if you meant this, though.

  6. Thank you so much! I’ll be trying this recipe today and sugar waxing tomorrow.

    1. Thank you! Let me know if you have any issues.

  7. What do you use to pull the hair off if you don’t have strips

    1. You can use your fingers, just make sure to pull back against the direction of hair growth.

      1. When do I know to take it off medium heat and go to low?

        1. I wait until it starts boiling and then I reduce it to low heat. When the sugar wax begins to show a light honey color I take it off the stove. I hope this helps.

  8. My wax is the right color and consistency but it is too sticky to form a ball. Is it overcooked or undercooked?


    1. It could be that you haven’t cooked it long enough.

  9. I made sugaring wax for months, then I got too big and pregnant that I couldn’t reach my legs lol. Ever since I had my baby, every time I make it it doesn’t stay gooey. It get hard like a sucker as soon as I put it on my skin. I can figure out what I am doing wrong/different from before when I used to make it. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?

    1. You could be overcooking the sugar wax. I’m going to update the post soon, and will answer some questions I’m getting.

  10. Didn’t work for me. Tried it several times. ????

    1. Sorry about that. Try to find a video where you can see how it’s done.

  11. My sugar wax doesn’t remove hair

    1. The problem could be that your hair is not long enough or that you have overcooked the sugar wax.

  12. How I should put it ? Can I put it with paper or just rub it?

    1. To apply it you can use a popsicle stick or your hands if you prefer. I give a few tips after the recipes on how to sugar wax at home.

      1. The wax is not sticky at all. Why is my wax so hard

        1. You are possibly overcooking it. Making sugar wax is many times a case of trial and error. Try again, but this time remove the sugar wax from the heat earlier.

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