What Can You Use As Waxing Strips? 11 DIY Alternatives!

What Can You Use As Waxing Strips? 11 DIY Alternatives!

There are many different types of wax strips that can be used for various purposes. For example, wax strips can be used for hair removal, bikini line hair removal, and even facial hair removal. There are also wax strips that can remove calluses from the feet. But what to do if you don’t have them at all?

Generally, wax strips work by heating the wax until it is liquid and then applying it to the skin. The wax is allowed to cool and harden and then pull off the skin. This removes the hair or other skin cells from the surface of the skin.

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when using wax strips. First, make sure that you read the instructions carefully before using them. Also, test the strip on a small area of skin first to ensure that it does not cause any irritation. Finally, be careful not to apply too much pressure when pulling off the wax strip, as this can cause pain or discomfort.

If you do not have them, do not worry. Here are eleven things you can use instead:

1. Ducktape

Can you use duct tape to wax? Yes, you can use duct tape to wax. You need to put the wax on the skin, cut the tape as needed for a strip and then place it on top of the wax. You then pull it with the same motion as using other wax strips.

Ducktape is the easiest possible alternative to find and use:

Pros: 

  • It is very cheap
  • You can find it anywhere
  • It is easy to use

Cons: 

  • It can be painful to remove
  • The results are not as good as with other waxes

2. Cotton cloth strips

You can make your wax strips using a cotton cloth. Soak the cloth in warm water, ring it out and then apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

3. Tape

Tape is another great alternative to wax strips. You can use any tape, but we recommend using clear tape to see where you’re applying it. Apply the tape to the skin and then remove it with a quick, smooth motion.

4. Painter’s Tape

If you want a less painful waxing experience, you can try using painter’s tape. Painter’s tape is designed to not stick to skin, so it should not hurt as much when you pull it off. You can also find this type of tape in different widths, so you can choose the size that best fits your needs.

Pros: 

  • It is less painful than other tapes
  • You can find it in different widths

Cons: 

  • The results are not as good as with other waxes

5. Spatula

You can also use a spatula to apply wax to the skin. Melt the wax and then use the spatula to apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

6. Knife

If you’re in a pinch, you can use a knife to apply wax to the skin. Melt the wax and then use the knife to apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

Unfortunately, if you end up using a knife, you can cut yourself, and the waxing will take ages unless you have a pretty big knife.

7. Credit card

A credit card is another great alternative to wax strips. Apply the wax to the skin, and then use the credit card to smooth it out. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

8. Spoon

You can also use a spoon to apply wax to the skin. Melt the wax and then use the spoon to apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

9. Pages of magazine

If you don’t have any wax strips on hand, you can also use magazine pages. Apply the wax to the skin and then place the page on top of it. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

This would be our favorite choice! There are many benefits of using a magazine as a substitute for waxing strips:

  • It’s easy to find
  • It’s usually thin enough that it won’t cause pain when removed
  • You can use both sides!

10. Washcloth

A washcloth can also be used as an alternative to wax strips. Wet the washcloth in warm water and then apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

11. Popsicle sticks

If you’re looking for a more natural option, you can use popsicle sticks! Dip the sticks in melted beeswax or another type of wax, and then apply it to the skin. You can either leave it on for a few minutes or use it immediately.

So these are ten substitutes for waxings strips. If you do not have any of these alternatives, do not try to wax. If you are thinking about using paper towels, do not. They are too soft for this kind of job. Also, after watching TikTok, do not let them fool you, and do not use toilet paper. It won’t work.

 

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