GiGi wax is used in salons and at home for removing unwanted body hair. The wax is usually heated using a GiGi wax warmer, but this can be a time-consuming process. Wax typically takes 20 to 30 minutes to warm completely, so if you are in a hurry, you can use a microwave to warm your wax. The primary disadvantage of warming wax without a GiGi wax warmer is that the wax will cool very quickly, so it is important to use the wax as soon as you are done warming it.
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Things you need
- Microwave-safe container or bowl
- Paper towel
- Wooden stirrer
If you are using regular GiGi wax, use a spoon to scoop a small amount of wax into a microwave-safe bowl or container. Regular GiGi wax comes in a metal container, which is unsafe to microwave. The wax will be very difficult to remove from the bowl once warmed, so choose a container you can throw away when you are finished with it. If you are using Microwavable GiGi wax, you can skip this step.
Place the container in the microwave. If it does not have a lid, cover the container with a paper towel to prevent any wax from bubbling out.
Microwave GiGi wax for 15 to 30 seconds.
Remove the wax from the microwave. Open the lid and use a wooden wax stirrer to stir the wax.
Place the wax back inside the microwave for another 15 to 30 seconds.
Carefully remove the wax from the microwave. It should be quite warm but not hot. Stir with a wooden wax stick to test the heat. If necessary, microwave again until the wax is thoroughly warmed.
Tips and warnings
- You can buy wooden wax stirrers at any store that sells GiGi wax. If you do not have a wax stirrer, you can substitute a wooden Popsicle stick.
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