Sugaring hair removal, an ancient middle-eastern practice using an all-natural paste or gel. It's made to remove the hair follicle from the root with results that can last up to six weeks.Only natural ingredients are used in the real formulation. It's also been called sugar waxing because the paste is used very similar to waxing, although technically its incorrect to add the term wax to the name because wax contains resins, which are not present in the sugar paste.
How Does it Work?
The paste. Considered the traditional technique, a warmed thick mixture is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth using the hands. It's then flicked off in the in the direction of hair growth.
- Someone experienced can do sugaring quickly with the paste. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and finished faster than waxing. With most waxes, you have to apply them to a limited area- remove, go to your next area- remove and so forth. With sugaring you can speed things up by applying the paste to a very large area, and it won't dry out, even if you take it off in smaller sections.
- Easy clean up. The paste is water soluble, meaning you can clean off any residue left on the skin with plain water. Wax is not water soluble, meaning it needs an oil-based remover to get rid of all residues.
- Sugar paste can be applied over missed hairs. The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation.
- Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair.
- It's hard to find a pro that does technique using the paste. Most salons and spas will have waxing on their menu.
- Getting just the right consistency can be tricky. One needs a consistency just right for the paste to hold on to the hair, and this is easier on paper than in practice. A professional rule in life in general you need to do something 1000 times to call yourself a Pro – well in that case, we are Pro!
- Some hair growth is needed. 4mm length is needed when using the traditional technique with the paste, which is about two to five days of hair growth after shaving.
- Lack of knowledge or cleanliness can lead to disaster.
Okay, it's still pulling out hair from the root, but most people find it much less painful than waxing. Sugaring doesn't stick to the skin as much as waxing, which means less irritation. The upper lip, chest, bikini and genital areas rank as the highest pain offenders. If you find someone experienced that uses the traditional technique with the paste, the discomfort is less because hair is removed in the natural direction of its growth (as opposed to waxing, which removes hair against hair growth).