Sugaring has been around for centuries
Two of the more popular methods of hair removal are waxing and sugar waxing, also known as sugaring. Both have been around for a long time. In fact, according to many researchers sugaring may have been used by the ancient Egyptians.
Waxing and sugaring both remove hair by lifting the hair from the root of the hair follicle. Because the root is removed, both techniques last longer than shaving.
That’s where the similarities end. Waxing pulls the hair in the opposite direction of the follicle growth pattern, sometimes using a strip of cloth to adhere the wax to the hair follicle. Sugaring, on the other hand, pulls the hair in the natural direction of the follicle’s growth pattern. Wax is hot, while sugaring is normally room temperature.
Sugaring is all natural
For our clients who are used to waxing, The Beehive Lash & Brow Bar highly recommends switching from waxing to sugaring. For our clients who’ve never tried salon-based hair removal, we recommend skipping traditional waxing and starting your experience with sugaring. The Beehive Lash & Brow Bar is your your best choice for your first time experience.
Sugaring is an all-natural hair removal method that uses lemon, sugar, and water. Sugaring is 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO, non-toxic, and biodegradable.
Sugaring has no additives and doesn’t use cloth strips. It’s an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional waxing.
Sugaring is easier and less painful
The sugar mixture used for sugaring contains lemon juice and glycolic acid; it lubricates and softens as it seeps into the follicle. The hair is then removed in it’s natural direction of growth. Because it’s removed along the natural direction of growth, it’s less painful than waxing.
Another big plus, especially for anyone who has been burned by wax that was too hot, is Sugaring can never burn your skin because it’s not heated.
It starts with a ball of sugar paste
After many years of speed waxing and painful Brazalians, I recently went to a training to become certified as a Sugar specialist. I psyched myself up for experiencing this alternative to waxing. I was looking forward to the experience and wanted to see for myself if sugaring was really less painful.
During the training, we learned how to mold the ball of sugar paste in our hands in order to warm it up and make it easier to work with. We smoothed the warm (not hot) sugar paste onto our clients, rubbing it on against the hair growth.
We learned to flick our hands to remove the sugar paste, going with the growth, pulling up hairs with the paste. I have to admit, the experience was better than I expected. I was surprised that surgaring really was less painful than waxing.
We use the same ball of sugar paste throughout the treatment, molding the paste in our hands repeatedly between applications, and repeating this process until each area is clean. I was pleasantly surprised by the results and had less ingrown hairs than with waxing. My hair grew back a lot slower. I am hooked.
I discovered for myself, and am happy to share with you, that sugaring is a gentler experience than traditional waxing.