4 Ways to Heat Your Hair Removal Sugar Wax

4 Ways to Heat Your Hair Removal Sugar Wax

Use the right method and equipment for the perfect temperature and consistency:

Getting your sugar wax to the right temperature is crucial to the waxing process! If your wax is too cold it won’t be at the right consistency to attach to your hair, and thusly you will not be successful at removing hair from the follicle. On the other hand, if your wax is too hot, you will end up burning yourself - which can be incredibly painful and will take time to heal! So, If you want to be successful in your at-home waxing endeavours, you need to make sure that you are using the right heating methods and equipment for the best results! A uniform heat source will help your sugar wax reach the optimum temperature of 105.8°F (41°C) for a perfect honey-like consistency, and will help to maintain that temperature and viscosity while on stand-by and during the application process.

Heating on the stove:

  1. Fill a saucepan or pot 2/3rds of the way with water, and set it on the stove over high heat.

  2. Grab yourself a heat-resistant bowl that will fit into the saucepan or pot that you’ve chosen and set it gently on top of the pot, touching the water.

  3. When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low to bring your water down to a simmer.

  4. Wax beads should be added directly to the heat-resistant bowl, while other waxes, such as Hot Wax and Sugar Wax should be left in their respective containers when placed into the double boiler that you’ve just created.

  5. Stir your wax regularly with a wooden spatula and monitor the wax using a thermometer until it reaches the perfect temperature.

  6. When your wax is ready, use the wooden spatula for application.

Heating with a candle:

  1. Light the candle and place it on a candle holder or inside of a heat-resistant glass.
  2. Pour your wax into a small heat-resistant bowl or pan and place it over the candle - careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Stir your wax regularly with a wooden spatula and monitor the wax using a thermometer until it reaches the perfect temperature.
  4. When your wax is ready, use the wooden spatula for application.

Heating in the microwave:

  1. Remove the cap and seal from your sugar wax of choice - Parissa Organic Sugar Wax, Organic
  2. Roll-On Sugar Wax, and the Face & Body Sugar Wax all come in microwave-safe containers - and place in the centre of your microwave on a microwave-safe plate.
  3. Microwave for 10 seconds on the highest setting.
  4. Remove the wax from the microwave by grabbing the microwave-safe plate. Wax may be very hot after microwaving so never handle the container directly!
  5. Stir the wax with a wooden spatula to see if it has reached a consistency similar to liquid honey. If the wax is not warm enough, put it back into the microwave for another 10 seconds.
  6. When your wax is ready, use the wooden spatula for application.
  7. During the application process, if the wax starts to harden you can reheat the wax by microwaving it on high for another 10 seconds.

Heating in a wax warmer:


  1. Simply plug in the electric wax warmer and turn it on.
  2. Add your wax of choice by either placing the jar into the warmer or, if the jar is too large, pouring the wax directly into your wax warmer.
  3. Set the dial to a high temperature and stir your wax regularly with a wooden spatula until it reaches the right consistency.
  4. When your wax is ready, set the warmer to medium heat to maintain the right temperature and use the wooden spatula for application.

The Challenges:

Let’s be honest, not all heating methods are created equal! Heating your sugar wax on a stovetop or over a candle can be a long and tedious process. It can be a pain trying to find the right bowl and pot that will fit together just right! Are you certain that the bowl you’re about to use is heat resistant? Do you have a thermometer on hand to check the temperature of the wax? Oh, and let’s not forget about the risk of serious burns, spillage or accidentally starting a fire!

Though the microwave method is a much safer option, heating in the microwave may not be suitable for all wax types. Every microwave is different so the heating process becomes a guessing game in 10- second increments - not to mention the risk of getting wax all over the inside of your microwave, and the tiresome process of reheating your wax in the middle of your hair-removal regimen.

The Conclusion:

The easiest, safest and most efficient way to warm your wax at home is by using the Parissa Mini Pro Wax Warmer. As powerful as a professional wax-warmer in a sleek compact design, this miniature warmer is compatible with most wax types including wax beads, hot wax such as the Parissa Brazilian Hot Wax, and all sugar waxes. The silicone pot makes cleaning a breeze, and you’ll never need to worry about reheating because the simple dial control will keep your favourite wax at the exact right honey-like consistency for the best waxing results possible. Whether you’re waxing your legs, bikini, or anywhere else on your body, the Parissa Mini Pro Wax Warmer is the best heating option for easy and mess-free hair removal!

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