Have you heard of this crazy thing called sugaring? Or sugar waxing? is it one crazy new fad that has been growing around like crop tops and twerking? Nope it has actually been around for thousands of years! Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal that was popular thousands of years ago in Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia. The benefits of sugaring waxing are amazing, I mean who doesn't want less pain, less hair, and an awesome smooth body?
You can be bare as a baby without crying like one!
Sugaring is often compared with waxing because both are spread onto the hair and then pulled off. But that is where the comparison ends, and in many ways sugaring is the opposite of waxing.
- Sugar is actually pulling with the natural direction of hair growth; where with waxing the hair you go against the natural growth pattern, often causing skin irritation and ingrowns.
- Sugar is 100% natural, made out of sugar, water, and lemon juice. Wax contains resin and chemicals.
- Sugar is applied with a gloved hand - no wooden sticks or pellen strips required.
- Sugar will never burn the skin, sugaring is done at body temperature. There is no need for heat; hot wax can burn and bruise the skin.
- Sugar does not stick to live skin cells; wax adheres to the live skin cells and when removed pulls the skin, increasing the risk of tearing and redness.
- Sugaring eliminated ingrown hairs, helps to prevent new ingrown hairs, works on all hair colors and textures, and will successfully treat all skin types and colors, and improve the skin tone and texture.
- Sugar is hypoallergenic, is a natural healer of the skin; wax damages fine tissue cells.
- Bacteria does not breed or survive in sugar; it does in wax
- Sugar is water soluble, so clean up is easy; wax requires solvents to clean.
Jessa's SugarLove paste, the company I decided to buy my sugar paste from, makes their sugars organically. It dissolves in water.(So no sticky leftovers.) There is no need for wax strips or wooden sticks. The paste is rolled and then re-rolled onto the skin, reducing the need for wooden sticks. The process is generally faster since there is no need to throw away and pick up new wax or wax strip. This means a lot less paper waste than traditional waxing! So we can save the earth and be hair free!