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  • Try this... from http://members.cox.net/ahmedheissa/rechalaw.htm Ingredients for Halawa Sweet, AKA Sweet, Egyptian Sugar Wax, or Hair Removal by Lucy Elsherif 1. Two cups of water 2. Three cups of sugar or three cups of honey 3. Two teaspoons of lemon juice Procedure 1. Place all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil. 2. When its colour changes to golden brown, lower the heat and continue to simmer. 3. Keep a careful watch on the colour. Once it starts to change to brown, turn off the heat. 4. Allow to cool a little, then pour small quantities onto heavy duty plastic, of the cereal bag type. Plastic that is not heavy duty will melt. It is not a good idea to use a plate, as you will need to peel it off something pliable after it cools. 5. When it becomes cool enough to handle, pull a piece off the plastic and pull and stretch it. This will immediately cause it to change color, from a clear golden brown to an opaque gold. It should be easy to stretch and pull. If it is too hard, you have left it on the heat for too long and must make a new batch. If it is too liquid, it has not been heated enough and must be heated once more, or a new batch made. It is now ready for use! Good luck in bearing the pain! The trick is in knowing when to turn the heat off, and may take a few batches until mastered. One test is to take a drop on a spoon and hold it between your thumb and finger (cool it under water first!). It should stretch between them. If it too liquid to stretch, continue to heat, and if it stretches but is brittle, discard and repeat, reducing the time you leave it on the heat. An easier, although more expensive, alternative is to use just three cups of honey and a few drops of lemon. Simmer for a few minutes until the colour changes then continue from step 4. Making halawa isn't the difficult part, it's actually using it that is a pain. Good Luck ...
  • it's called leg wax 1 cup sugar 2 Tbl. lemon juice 2 Tbl. water. Mix in a saucepan and boil for 8-15 minutes, or until 250 degrees (soft ball stage). Then pour it into a little Rubbermaid container and leave it to cool down a bit. Keep refrigerated. u can put the container in a bowel of warm water for a little while before applying it. however i recommend that u use any good wax available in markets. they mey cost a little bit but they are nicer and usually contain an after-wax lotion.
  • what is the best sugar to use? white and refined or brown? my first try was too soft, melting in my hands yet stretchy, then when i cooked it longer it got too difficult to manipulate and acted more like glass if i heated it up to use it with linen strips

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