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You Will Need
- A saucepan
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/4 c. lemon juice
- A plate or plastic wrap
Heat the pan
Heat the empty saucepan on low for 30 seconds to a minute. Slowly add in the sugar, water, and lemon juice, and stir.
Stir and boil
Continue to stir slowly with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes smooth and begins to bubble. After a couple of minutes at a low boil, turn the heat to low.
After about five minutes, when the mixture has turned thick and dark brown, remove it from the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes.
Pour the mixture onto the plate or plastic wrap so it spreads out flat. It should be thick and move slowly, like molasses.
Pull and stretch
Pull and stretch the mixture like taffy between your hands. After a few pulls, its color will lighten from brownish to a shiny golden brown. It’s now ready to use!
Roll a golf-ball size piece of halaweh between your hands. Using your thumb, spread the ball over the skin in the same direction as the hair growth. Press hard.
In a quick, smooth motion, rip off the halaweh in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat until all the hair is gone.