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How To Make "Halaweh" (Natural Hair Remover)

Watch more Waxing & Shaving Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - This all-natural hair remover, called halaweh in Arabic, has been used in Middle Eastern homes for centuries. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: 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. Step 2: 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. Step 3: Let cool 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. Step 4: Pour out Pour the mixture onto the plate or plastic wrap so it spreads out flat. It should be thick and move slowly, like molasses. Tip If the mixture is too inflexible, try adding water. If it's too runny, heat it for another few minutes. Step 5: 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! Step 6: Spread 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. Tip For the halaweh to remove hair effectively, the hair must be at least one-quarter-inch long. Step 7: Rip In a quick, smooth motion, rip off the halaweh in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat until all the hair is gone. Did You Know? In many Middle Eastern households, children often eat the halaweh leftovers.
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